Henry George Percy 7th Duke of Northumberland

29 May 1846–14 May 1918 (Age 71)
London, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Henry George

When Henry George Percy 7th Duke of Northumberland was born on 29 May 1846, in London, England, United Kingdom, his father, Algernon George Percy 6th Duke of Northumberland, was 36 and his mother, Louisa Hay Drummond, was 32. He married Lady Edith Campbell on 23 December 1868. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in Albury, Surrey, England, United Kingdom for about 10 years and Northumberland, England, United Kingdom in 1918. He died on 14 May 1918, in Alnwick Castle, Northumberland, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 71, and was buried in Lesbury, Northumberland, England, United Kingdom.

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Family Time Line

Henry George Percy 7th Duke of Northumberland
Lady Edith Campbell
Marriage: 23 December 1868
Lady Louisa Elisabeth Percy
Lady Edith Eleanor Percy
Henry Algernon George Percy Lord Warkworth
Honourable Josceline Percy
Margaret A Percy
Victoria Alexandrina Percy
Honourable Ralph William Percy
Mary Percy
Alan Ian Percy 8th Duke of Northumberland
Lord William Richard Percy
Lord James Percy
Eustace Sutherland Campbell Percy
Constance Harriet Percy
Muriel Evelyn Nora Percy

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  • Marriage
    23 December 1868
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    World Events (8)

    1850 · Compromise of 1850
    Age 4
    The United States Congress passed a package of five separate bills in an attempt to decrease tensions between the slave states and free states. The compromise itself was received gratefully, but both sides disapproved of certain components contained in the laws. Texas was impacted in several ways; mainly, the state surrendered its claim to New Mexico (and other claims north of 36°30′) but retained the Texas Panhandle. The federal government also took over the public debt for Texas.
    1852 · First Public Lavatory Erected 
    Age 6
    George Jenning was the person that invented and gave us the public lavatory. It cost people a penny to use. 
    Age 19
    Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

    Name Meaning

    English (of Norman origin):nickname from Old French percehaie ‘pierce hedge’ (Old French percer ‘to pierce, penetrate’ + haie ‘hedge, fence’), perhaps with the sense of someone breaking into an enclosure. Percehaie is the name of one of the sons of the foxes Renart and Hermeline in the medieval French epic Roman de Renart, whose earliest known version is from the 1170s. The surname is older than that, but it may originate in a nickname for the fox as ‘enclosure piercer’, perhaps amounting to ‘chicken thief’.habitational name from any of several places called Percy in Calvados, Eure, and Manche; William de Perci, the Domesday tenant-in-chief and under-tenant of Hugh, Earl of Chester, came from either Percy-en-Auge (Eure) or Percy (Manche).

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    Sources (36)

    • Henry George Percy, Earl, "England and Wales Census, 1891"
    • Henry G Percy in household of Lord Loraine, "England and Wales Census, 1861"
    • Henry George Percy in entry for Louisa Elizabeth Percy, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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