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Mary Rankin1

#25651, b. about 1826
Last Edited=6 Sep 2010
     Mary Rankin was born about 1826 in Holy Island, Northumberland, England.1 She was the daughter of William Rankin and Jane Markwell.1 In the census of 7 June 1841 in Holy Island, Northumberland, England, she was listed as the daughter of William Rankin.2

Sources of Information

  1. [S4] Jan's thoughts based on information from census enumeration sheets.
  2. [S41841] UK Census 1841 (HO107) - 7 June 1841 HO107 Piece 318/5 Folio 6 Page 6.

Christian Rankin1

#25652, b. 22 January 1826
Last Edited=6 Sep 2010
     Christian Rankin was baptised on 22 January 1826 in Holy Island, Northumberland, England.1,2 She was the daughter of William Rankin and Jane Markwell.1 In the census of 7 June 1841 in Holy Island, Northumberland, England, she was listed as the daughter of William Rankin.3

Sources of Information

  1. [S4] Jan's thoughts based on information from census enumeration sheets.
  2. [S10] Family Record Family Search - Parish register transcripts, 1578-1812 Church of England. Parish Church of Holy Island (Northumberland) Film 0094996.
  3. [S41841] UK Census 1841 (HO107) - 7 June 1841 HO107 Piece 318/5 Folio 6 Page 6.

Isabella Rankin1

#25653, b. 15 November 1827
Last Edited=6 Sep 2010
     Isabella Rankin was born on 15 November 1827 in Holy Island, Northumberland, England.1,2 She was the daughter of William Rankin and Jane Markwell.1 She was baptised on 10 February 1828 in Holy Island, Northumberland, England.2 In the census of 7 June 1841 in Holy Island, Northumberland, England, she was listed as the daughter of William Rankin.3

Sources of Information

  1. [S4] Jan's thoughts based on information from census enumeration sheets.
  2. [S10] Family Record Family Search - Parish register transcripts, 1578-1812 Church of England. Parish Church of Holy Island (Northumberland) Film 0094996.
  3. [S41841] UK Census 1841 (HO107) - 7 June 1841 HO107 Piece 318/5 Folio 6 Page 6.

John Straw

#25654, b. 25 November 1911, d. April 1999
Last Edited=11 Feb 2017
Appears on charts:
Chart 22 - Thomas Greathead
     John Straw was born on 25 November 1911.1 He married Edna Lilian Greathead, daughter of William Thomas Raynor Greathead and Mabel Mosley, in 1939 in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England.2 On 29 September 1939 in the National Register John was listed as living at 68 Fulwood Crescent, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England with his wife Edna. John was a builders labourer living with his wife a hosiery worker.3 John died in April 1999 in Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England, aged 87.4,5

Children of John Straw and Edna Lilian Greathead

  • Michael J Straw b. 16 Jun 1942, d. 16 Jun 1942
  • Jacqueline A Straw
  • Geraldine Straw
  • Anthony Straw

Sources of Information

  1. [S5] Jan's thoughts based on information from GRO or Parish record entries.
  2. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1939/Q2 Nottingham Vlume 7b Page 653.
  3. [S41939] National Register 1939 - Find my pastRG101/6186H/021.
  4. [S25656] E-mails between Jacqueline Rhodes née Straw and Jan Cooper from 7 September 2010.
  5. [S3] GRO Indexes - April 1999 Nottingham Reg E70A District 6891E Entry 107 age 87.

Michael J Straw

#25655, b. 16 June 1942, d. 16 June 1942
Last Edited=1 Jan 2016
Relationship
8th great-grandson of Thomas Greathead
Appears on charts:
Chart 22 - Thomas Greathead
     Michael J Straw was born on 16 June 1942 in Firs Maternity Hospital, Mansfield Road, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England.1 He was the son of John Straw and Edna Lilian Greathead. Michael died on 16 June 1942 in Firs Maternity Hospital, Mansfield Road, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England, aged 7 hours.2,3

Sources of Information

  1. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1942/Q2 Nottingham Volume 7b Page 542.
  2. [S25656] E-mails between Jacqueline Rhodes née Straw and Jan Cooper from 7 September 2010.
  3. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1942/Q2 Nottingham Volume 7b Page 317.

George Percy1

#25667, b. 22 June 1778, d. 21 August 1867
Last Edited=30 Jul 2017
George Percy, 5th Duke of Northumberland
George Percy - 5th Duke of Northumberland
     George Percy was born on 22 June 1778 in London, England.1,2 He was the son of Algernon Percy and Isabella Sussannah Burrell.1 He married Louisa Harcourt Stuart Wortley in 1801 Louisa was the sister of the first Lord Wharncliffe, and granddaughter of the Prime Minister, Lord Bute, by whom George had three sons and two daughters, besides others who died in infancy.1,3 Lord Lovaine between 1790 and 1830 and known as The Earl of Beverley between 1830 and 1865, was a British Tory politician. He served as Captain of the Yeomen of the Guard under Sir Robert Peel between 1842 and 1846.2 His wife Louisa died on 1848.1 George became 5th Duke of Northumberland on the death of his cousin Algernon.1 George died on 21 August 1867 in Alnwick, Northumberland, England, aged 89.1,4,3 George was buried in Westminster Abbey, Westminster, London, England.2

Child of George Percy and Louisa Harcourt Stuart Wortley

Sources of Information

  1. [S40000] Website www.alnwickcastle.com.
  2. [S7] Ancestry.com - findagrave.com.
  3. [S10] Family Record Family Search - Annals of the House of Percy.
  4. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1867/Q3 Alnwick Volume10b Page 228 age 89.

Louisa Harcourt Stuart Wortley1

#25668, b. 1781, d. 1848
Last Edited=20 Jul 2017
     Louisa Harcourt Stuart Wortley was born in 1781 she was the daughter of Hon James Archibold Smart-Wortley Mackenzie.2 She married George Percy, son of Algernon Percy and Isabella Sussannah Burrell, in 1801 Louisa was the sister of the first Lord Wharncliffe, and granddaughter of the Prime Minister, Lord Bute, by whom George had three sons and two daughters, besides others who died in infancy.2,3 Louisa died in 1848.2

Child of Louisa Harcourt Stuart Wortley and George Percy

Sources of Information

  1. [S40000] Website Oxford Day in the life of.
  2. [S40000] Website www.alnwickcastle.com.
  3. [S10] Family Record Family Search - Annals of the House of Percy.

Algernon George Percy1

#25669, b. 29 May 1810, d. 2 January 1899
Last Edited=2 Dec 2013
Algernon George Percy
     Algernon was often known under the courtesy title of Lord Lovaine.2 Algernon George Percy was born on 29 May 1810 in 37 Grosvenor Place, London, England.1,2 He was the son of George Percy and Louisa Harcourt Stuart Wortley.1 Algernon was educated at Eton College and was an officer in the Grenadier Guards in his early years 1827-37, but followed his father as MP for Beeralston in Devon in 1831.2 He married Louisa Drummond on 26 May 1842 in St George Hanover Square, London, England.1,3 He strongly opposed the Divorce Bill of 1857 and was even more opposed to the legalising of marriage with a deceased wife's sister.2 Algernon was listed as the head of the family on the census of 7 April 1861 in Albury Park Mansions, Albury, Surrey, England, Algernon was a Justice of the Peace, a Member of Parliament living with his wife, Adelaide RGage his sister in law and his two sons, Henry G aged 14 and Algernon aged 9.4 Algernon was president of the RNLI when it was founded in 1866 and president of the Royal Institute from 1873-1899.2 Algernon became 6th Duke of Northumberland on the death of his father George.1 Algernon was listed as head of household in the census of 2 April 1871 in Albury Park Mansions, Albury, Surrey, England, Algernon was living with his wife, sister Louisa aged 68, son Henry George aged 24, his daughter in law Edith, son Algernon aged 19 a student at Oxford and grandchildren, twns Louisa Elizabeth and Edith Eleanor aged 1 and Henry Algernon George aged 2 months. There were 5 visitors and 10 servants.5 He lived in Northumberland House when in London which stood in the way of Sir Joseph Bazalgette's plan for a direct link from Trafalgar Square to the Thames embankment. His house was suffered compulsory purchase in 1873 and was demolished. Northumberland Avenue is now in its place. He received substancial compensation - £497,000.2 His wife Louisa died on 1890 in Alnwick, Northumberland, England.1,6 Algernon was listed as the head of the family on the census of 5 April 1891 in 2 Grosvenor Place, St George Hanover Square, London, England, Algernon was described as a Peer of the Realm, his son Algernon MA aged 39 was with him.7 Algernon died on 2 January 1899 in Alnwick Castle, Alnwick, Northumberland, England, aged 88.1,8 Algernon was buried in January 1899 in Westminster Abbey, Westminster, London, England, a week later, alongside his ancestors.2

Children of Algernon George Percy and Louisa Drummond

Sources of Information

  1. [S40000] Website www.alnwickcastle.com.
  2. [S40000] Website Oxford Day in the life of.
  3. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1842/Q3 St George Hanover Square Volume 1 Page 36.
  4. [S41861] UK Census 1861 (RG9) - 7 April 1861 RG9 Piece 426 Folio 10 Page 9.
  5. [S41871] UK Census 1871 (RG10) - 2 April 1871 RG10 Piece 810 Folio 4 Page 1.
  6. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1890/Q4 Alnwick Volume 10b Page 249 age 77.
  7. [S41891] UK Census 1891 (RG12) - 5 April 1891 RG12 Piece 71 Folio 10 Page 16.
  8. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1899/Q1 Alnwick Volume 10b Page 287 age 88.

Louisa Drummond1

#25670, b. 1813, d. 1890
Last Edited=2 Jan 2011
     Louisa Drummond was born in 1813 she was the daughter of Henry Drummond of Albury Park, Surrey.2 She married Algernon George Percy, son of George Percy and Louisa Harcourt Stuart Wortley, on 26 May 1842 in St George Hanover Square, London, England.2,3 In the census of 7 April 1861 in Albury Park Mansions, Albury, Surrey, England, she was listed as the wife of Algernon George Percy.4 In the census of 2 April 1871 in Albury Park Mansions, Albury, Surrey, England, she was listed as the wife of Algernon George Percy.5 Louisa died in 1890 in Alnwick, Northumberland, England.2,6

Children of Louisa Drummond and Algernon George Percy

Sources of Information

  1. [S40000] Website Oxford Day in the life of.
  2. [S40000] Website www.alnwickcastle.com.
  3. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1842/Q3 St George Hanover Square Volume 1 Page 36.
  4. [S41861] UK Census 1861 (RG9) - 7 April 1861 RG9 Piece 426 Folio 10 Page 9.
  5. [S41871] UK Census 1871 (RG10) - 2 April 1871 RG10 Piece 810 Folio 4 Page 1.
  6. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1890/Q4 Alnwick Volume 10b Page 249 age 77.

Henry George Percy1

#25671, b. 29 May 1846, d. 14 May 1918
Last Edited=2 Dec 2013
Henry George Percy
     Henry George Percy was born on 29 May 1846 in St George Hanover Square, London, England.1,2 He was the son of Algernon George Percy and Louisa Drummond.1 In the census of 7 April 1861 in Albury Park Mansions, Albury, Surrey, England, he was listed as the son of Algernon George Percy.3 He married Edith Campbell on 23 December 1868.1 In the census of 2 April 1871 in Albury Park Mansions, Albury, Surrey, England, he was listed as the son of Algernon George Percy.4 Henry was listed as the head of the family on the census of 3 April 1881 in 25 Grosvenor Square, St George Hanover Square, London, England, Henry was a Privy Councillor and Member of Parliament, he was living with his wife and nine children, Louisa E aged 11, Edith E aged 11, Henry A G aged 10, Josceline aged 9, Margaret aged 7, Victoria A A aged 6, Ralph W aged 4, Mary aged 2 and Alan.5 In the census of 5 April 1891 in Alnwick Castle, Alnwick, Northumberland, England, he was listed as the son Henry was described as a Peer of the Realm living with his wife and children who were described as grandchildren n the census. They were the twins Louisa and Edith aged 21, Josceline aged 19, Margaret aged 17, Victoria aged 16, Mary aged 12, Alan aged 10, William aged 8, James aged 6, Eustace aged 4 and Muriel aged 9 months. There were 17 servants. His father was staying in London.6 Henry became 7th Duke of Northumberland on the death of his father Algernon.1 His wife Edith died on July 1913 in St George Hanover Square, London, England.1,7 Henry died on 14 May 1918 in Alnwick, Northumberland, England, aged 71.1,8

Children of Henry George Percy and Edith Campbell

Sources of Information

  1. [S40000] Website www.alnwickcastle.com.
  2. [S4] Jan's thoughts based on information from census enumeration sheets.
  3. [S41861] UK Census 1861 (RG9) - 7 April 1861 RG9 Piece 426 Folio 10 Page 9.
  4. [S41871] UK Census 1871 (RG10) - 2 April 1871 RG10 Piece 810 Folio 4 Page 1.
  5. [S41881] UK Census 1881 (RG11) - 3 April 1881 RG11 Piece 94 Folio 25 Pages 5 and 6.
  6. [S41891] UK Census 1891 (RG12) - 5 April 1891 RG12 Piece 4263 Folio 17 Page 1.
  7. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1913/Q3 St Geoge Hanover Square Volume 1a Page 425 age 63.
  8. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1918/Q2 Alnwick Volume 10b Page 549.

Edith Campbell1

#25672, b. 1849, d. July 1913
Last Edited=2 Dec 2013
     Edith Campbell was born in 1849 in Scotland she was the daughter of George Douglas Campbell 7th Duke of Argyll.1,2 She married Henry George Percy, son of Algernon George Percy and Louisa Drummond, on 23 December 1868.1 In the census of 2 April 1871 in Albury Park Mansions, Albury, Surrey, England, she was listed as the daughter in law of Algernon George Percy.3 In the census of 3 April 1881 in 25 Grosvenor Square, St George Hanover Square, London, England, she was listed as the wife of Henry George Percy.4 In the census of 5 April 1891 in Alnwick Castle, Alnwick, Northumberland, England, she was listed as the daughter in law.5 Edith died in July 1913 in St George Hanover Square, London, England.1,6

Children of Edith Campbell and Henry George Percy

Sources of Information

  1. [S40000] Website www.alnwickcastle.com.
  2. [S4] Jan's thoughts based on information from census enumeration sheets.
  3. [S41871] UK Census 1871 (RG10) - 2 April 1871 RG10 Piece 810 Folio 4 Page 1.
  4. [S41881] UK Census 1881 (RG11) - 3 April 1881 RG11 Piece 94 Folio 25 Pages 5 and 6.
  5. [S41891] UK Census 1891 (RG12) - 5 April 1891 RG12 Piece 4263 Folio 17 Page 1.
  6. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1913/Q3 St Geoge Hanover Square Volume 1a Page 425 age 63.

Alan Ian Percy1

#25673, b. 17 April 1880, d. 23 August 1930
Last Edited=30 Jul 2017
Alan Ian Percy
     Alan Ian Percy was born on 17 April 1880 in St George Hanover Square, London, England.1,2 He was the son of Henry George Percy and Edith Campbell.1 In the census of 3 April 1881 in 25 Grosvenor Square, St George Hanover Square, London, England, he was listed as the son of Henry George Percy.3 In the census of 5 April 1891 in Alnwick Castle, Alnwick, Northumberland, England, he was listed as the grandson.4 In the census of 31 March 1901 in District School of Musketry, St Leonard Hythe, Kent, England, he was listed as Alan was 2nd Lt 3rd Grenadier Guards.5 Alan was a Captain in the Grenadier Guards during the South African War from 1901 to 1902, obtaining a Queen's medal. In 1908 he was in the Sudan Campaign, taking part in the operations in Southern Kordofan and gained an Egyptian medal. He served in WWI in the Grenadier Guards.6 He married Helen Magdelan Gordon-Lennox on 18 October 1911 in St George Hanover Square, London, England.1,7 Alan became 8th Duke of Northumberland on the death of his father in 1918.1 Alan died on 23 August 1930 in 17 Princes Gate, St George Hanover Square, London, England, aged 50 he lived in Alnwick Castle, Northumberland, Albury Park in Guildford and 17 Princes Gate in London.1,8,9 Alan was buried in Westminster Abbey, Westminster, London, England, in the Northumberland Vault.10 His estate was probated on 8 October 1930 in London, except his settled land to his wife the most noble Helen Magdalen duchess of Northumberland, the honourable William Richard Percy and the right honourable Eustace Sutherland Campbell Percy MP. His effects were valued at £400,00. Two other grants were issued that same day both on his settled land. The first to the right honourable Edward Frederick Lindley baron Irwin ad the right honourable Eustace Sutherland Campbell Percy MP. His effects were valued at £110,000. The last was to the same gentlemen and was valued at £2,000,000.9

Children of Alan Ian Percy and Helen Magdelan Gordon-Lennox

Sources of Information

  1. [S40000] Website www.alnwickcastle.com.
  2. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1880/Q2 St George Hanover Square Volume 1a Page 410.
  3. [S41881] UK Census 1881 (RG11) - 3 April 1881 RG11 Piece 94 Folio 25 Pages 5 and 6.
  4. [S41891] UK Census 1891 (RG12) - 5 April 1891 RG12 Piece 4263 Folio 17 Page 1.
  5. [S41901] UK Census 1901 (RG13) - 31 March 1901 RG13 Piece 854 Folio 111 Page 1.
  6. [S7] Ancestry.com - findagrave.com.
  7. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1911/Q4 St George Hanover Square Volume 1a Page 975.
  8. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1930/Q3 St George Hanover Square Volume 1a Page 402 age 50.
  9. [S7] Ancestry.com - England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966, 1973-1995.
  10. [S7] Ancestry.com - find a grave.

Helen Magdelan Gordon-Lennox1

#25674, b. 1886, d. 13 June 1965
Last Edited=30 Jul 2017
     Helen Magdelan Gordon-Lennox was born in 1886 she was the daughter of Charles Gordon-Lennox 7th Duke of Richmond.1,2 She was baptised on 30 January 1887 in East Lavant, Sussex, England.3 She married Alan Ian Percy, son of Henry George Percy and Edith Campbell, on 18 October 1911 in St George Hanover Square, London, England.1,4 Her husband Alan died on 23 August 1930 in 17 Princes Gate, St George Hanover Square, London, England, aged 50 he lived in Alnwick Castle, Northumberland, Albury Park in Guildford and 17 Princes Gate in London.1,5,6 Helen died on 13 June 1965 in Lesbury House, Albury Park, Guildford, Surrey, England.1,7,6 Her estate was probated on 9 August 1965 in London on settled lands to the right honourable Charles Ingram Courtnay earl of Halifax and the most honourable Charles William Frederick marquess of Linlithgow. Her effects were valued at £500,000. A further grant was issued which was limited to settled land on 29 September to the most noble Hugh Algernon duke of Northumberland KG peer of the Realm and the most noble Elizabeth Ivy duchess of Hamilton a married woman and the most noble Diana Evelyn duchess of Sutherland also a married woman. Her effects were valued at £66,310.6

Children of Helen Magdelan Gordon-Lennox and Alan Ian Percy

Sources of Information

  1. [S40000] Website www.alnwickcastle.com.
  2. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1887/Q1 St George Hanover Square Volume 1a Page 439.
  3. [S7] Ancestry.com - England, Select Births and Christenings, 1538-1975 - no image.
  4. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1911/Q4 St George Hanover Square Volume 1a Page 975.
  5. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1930/Q3 St George Hanover Square Volume 1a Page 402 age 50.
  6. [S7] Ancestry.com - England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966, 1973-1995.
  7. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1965/Q2 Northumberland North Second Volume 1b Page 351.

Henry George Alan Percy1

#25675, b. 15 July 1912, d. 21 May 1940
Last Edited=2 Dec 2013
     Henry George Alan Percy was born on 15 July 1912 in St George Hanover Square, London, England.1,2 He was the son of Alan Ian Percy and Helen Magdelan Gordon-Lennox.1 Henry became 9th Duke of Northumberland on the death of his father in 1930.1 Henry died on 21 May 1940 in Flanders, Belgium, aged 27 His body is interred in the Esquelmes War Cemetery.1

Sources of Information

  1. [S40000] Website www.alnwickcastle.com.
  2. [S3] GRO Indexes - 1912/Q3 St George Hanover Square Volume 1a Page 755.