Lady Alianora Eleanor Duchess of Buckingham Percy de Percy

Brief Life History of Lady Alianora Eleanor Duchess of Buckingham

When Lady Alianora Eleanor Duchess of Buckingham Percy de Percy was born in 1476, in Leconfield, Yorkshire East Riding, England, United Kingdom, her father, Sir Henry Percy 4th Earl of Northumberland, was 27 and her mother, Maud Herbert, was 28. She married Edward Stafford, Duke of Buckingham after 14 December 1490. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 5 daughters. She died on 13 February 1530, in Christ Church Greyfriars Newgate, London, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 54, and was buried in London, England, United Kingdom.

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Family Time Line

Edward Stafford, Duke of Buckingham
1478–1521
Lady Alianora Eleanor Duchess of Buckingham Percy de Percy
1476–1530
Marriage: after 14 December 1490
Mary Stafford
1494–1545
Katherine Stafford
1499–1555
Elizabeth Stafford
1497–1558
Henry Stafford 1st Baron Stafford
1501–1563
Anne Stafford
1509–
Margaret Stafford
1511–1537

Sources (6)

  • Eleanor Percy Stafford, "Find A Grave Index"
  • geneanet.org
  • Eleanor Percy, An historical and genealogical account of the noble family of Nevill

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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Eleanor Percy, Duchess of Buckingham ca. 1474

Eleanor Percy, Duchess of Buckingham (ca. 1474 – 13 February 1530), also known as Alianore, was a daughter of Henry Percy, 4th Earl of Northumberland by his wife, Lady Maud Herbert, daughter of Willia …

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