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Sir Henry Percy
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Birth: Jul. 25, 1421
Alnwick
Northumberland, England
Death: Mar. 29, 1461
Towton
North Yorkshire, England

Knight, 3rd Earl of Northumberland, 6th Lord Percy. King's Knight, Warden of the east March, Captain of Berwick, Constable of Scarborough Castle.

Son and heir to Sir Henry Percy, 5th Lord Percy and Eleanor de Neville. Grandson of Sir Henry Hotspur Percy and Elizabeth de Mortimer, Sir Ralph de Neville and Joan de Beaufort, daughter of John of Gaunt. First cousin of Edward IV of England, Margaret of York, George, Duke of Clarence and Richard III of England.

Husband of Lady Eleanor de Poynings, daughter and heiress of Sir Richard Poynings, descendant of King Edward I and his second wife, Countess of Arundel, Eleanor de Berkeley, daughter of Sir John of Beverstone, descendant of King John. They married before 25 June 1435 and had one son and three daughters:
* Sir Henry Percy, 4th Earl of Northumberland, Knight of the Garter
* Eleanor, wife of Sir Thomas West, Lord West, Lord la Warre
* Margaret, wife of Sir William Gascoigne of Gawthorpe, Yorkshire
* Elizabeth, wife of Sir Henry Scrope, Lord Scrope of Bolton

As a result of this marriage, he was summoned to Parliament from Dec 1446 to May 1455 as Henrico de Percy, chivaler, domino de Ponynges. Henry was taken prisoner at the Battle of Sark in 1448 where his father was defeated, at the Battle of Wakefield 30 Dec 1460 and was slain fighting for King Henry VI at the Battle of Towden 29 March 1461, buried at St Dionis (St Denys) at Yorkshire. Eleanor died 11 Feb 1484.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Henry de Percy (1391 - 1455)
  Eleanor de Neville de Percy (1398 - 1472)
 
 Spouse:
  Eleanor Poynings Percy (1421 - 1484)*
 
 Children:
  Margaret Percy Gascoigne*
  Anne Percy Vaughan (1440 - 1522)*
  Henry de Percy (1449 - 1489)*
 
 Siblings:
  Henry Percy (1421 - 1461)
  George Percy (1424 - 1474)*
  Ann Percy Vaughan (1428 - 1522)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
St. Denys Parish Church
York
North Yorkshire, England
 
Created by: Anne Shurtleff Stevens
Record added: Feb 05, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 104698815
Sir Henry Percy
Added by: Sharon Lee Fisher-Martin
 
 
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Cofio a chariad gan eich wyres mawr
- Anne Shurtleff Stevens
 Added: Mar. 16, 2014
In memory of my 18th great grandfather.
- Carol M.
 Added: Dec. 18, 2013
Thinking of my 1st cousin 16x removed; may he rest in peace.
- Patricia Williams Curry
 Added: Dec. 16, 2013
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