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Countess Maud Herbert

“Whoever leads an auspicious life here and governs the commonwealth rightly, as my most noble father did, who promoted all piety and banished all ignorance, has a most certain way to heaven.” Henry the VIII of England

Countess Maud Herbert is my 16th Great Grandmother, she is from the Alda Tribble line in our family tree.

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Maud Herbert, Countess of Northumberland was born in 1448 at Pembroke, Pembrokeshire, Wales and died circa 27 July 1485. She was buried in Beverley Minster, Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire, England, UK [1] [2].

Parents: William Herbert, 1st Earl of Pembroke1 b. 1423 and Anne Devereaux1 b. between 1436 and 1442, d. 1486

Married: Henry Percy (1446-14899), 4th Earl of Northumberland, son of Henry Percy, 3rd Earl of Northumberland and Alianore, Lady Poynings.

Children: Eleanor Percy, Duchess of Buckingham b. 1470, d. 13 Feb 1530.

Citations:

  1. [S1388] Tudor Place, online http://www.tudorplace.com.ar/index.htm, Herbert1.
  2. [S1388] Tudor Place, online http://www.tudorplace.com.ar/index.htm, Herbert1, 27 Jul 1485/1495.
  3. Find A Grave Memorial # 101559676.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Percy,_4th_Earl_of_Northumberland

At some time between 1473 and 1476 Percy married Maud Herbert (1448 – 27 July 1485/1495), a daughter of William Herbert, 1st Earl of Pembroke (1423-1469) by his wife Anne Devereaux. They had eight children:

Henry Percy, 5th Earl of Northumberland (14 January 1478 – 19 May 1527), who married Catherine Spencer. Alianore Percy, Duchess of Buckingham[4] (d. 1530), wife of Edward Stafford, 3rd Duke of Buckingham. Sir William Percy (d. 15 September 1540), who married firstly Agnes Constable and secondly Margaret Soothill, widow of Sir John Normanville. Alan Percy (born 1479), Master of St John's College, Cambridge Josceline Percy (1480–1532), who married Margaret Frost. Arundel Percy (1483–1544). Anne Percy, Countess of Arundel (27 July 1485 – 1552), second wife of William FitzAlan, 18th Earl of Arundel. Elizabeth Percy.
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Maud Percy, Countess of Northumberland’s Timeline

1448
1448
Raglan, Pembrokeshire, Wales
1450
1450
Age 2
Monmouthshire, England, United Kingdom
1470
1470
Age 22
Alnwick, Northumberland, England
1474
1474
Age 26
Leconfield, Yorkshire, England
1477
January 13, 1477
Age 29
Leconfield, Yorkshire, England
1480
1480
Age 32
Leconfield, Yorkshire, England
1481
1481
Age 33
Leconfield, Yorkshire, England
1483
1483
Age 35
Leconfield, Yorkshire, England

 

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Henry Percy, 4th Earl of Northumberland

“History remembers the celebrated, genealogy remembers them all.” Laurence Overmire

My 16th Great Grandfather, starting from my grandfather and his mother, Alda Tribble.

 

HENRY PERCY, fourth Earl of Northumberland (1446-1489), was the only son of Henry Percy, third earl. On his father’s attainder, Edward IV committed him to safe keeping, and three years later conferred the forfeited earldom of Northumberland on John Neville, lord Montagu. Percy’s imprisonment cannot have been very strict, for in 1465 he was confined in the Fleet, where he made the acquaintance of John Paston (1421-1466), a fellow-prisoner (Paston Letters, ii. 237,243).

His subsequent transference to the Tower may be attributed to the Nevilles when they held the king in durance after the battle of Edgecott in 1469. One of Edward’s first steps on shaking off this constraint was to release Percy (27 Oct.), merely exacting an oath of fealty. When the final breach with the Nevilles came in the following spring, and the king drove the Earl of Warwickout of the realm, he took the earldom of Northumberland from Lord Montagu, and restored it (25 March at York) to Percy, who had accompanied him throughout the campaign. The new earl also superseded his disgraced rival in the wardenship of the east march towards Scotland, which had usually been held by the head of his house. This he lost again in the autumn, when the Nevilles restored Henry VI, and though Northumberland made no open resistance to the change of government, and could not very well be deprived of his newly recovered title, the Lancastrian traditions of his family did not blind him to the fact that for him it was a change for the worse.

On landing in Yorkshire in the following spring, Edward is said to have exhibited letters, under Northumberland’s seal, inviting him to return; and though he ‘sat still’ and did not join Edward, his neutrality was afterwards excused, as due to the difficulty of getting his Lancastrian followers to fight for York, and was held to have rendered ‘notable good service’ to the cause by preventing Montagu from rousing Yorkshire against the small Yorkist force. Twelve days after the battle of Barnet, Northumberland was created chief justice of the royal forests north of Trent by the triumphant Edward, and, after Tewkesbury, he was made constable of Bamborough Castle (5 June) and warden of the east and middle marches (24 June).

In the parliament of August 1472, the first held by Edward since his restoration of the earldom to Percy, the attainder of 1461 was formally abrogated. Shortly after the opening of the session Northumberland was appointed chief commissioner to treat with the Scots. Two years later he entered the order of the Garter, and was made sheriff of Northumberland for life. In 1475 he was given a colleague in his wardenship, in order that he might accompany the king in his expedition to France, and his presence is noted by Commines at the interview between Louis XIand Edward at Pecquigny. He led the van in the Duke of Gloucester‘s invasion of Scotland in June 1482, and Berwick, then recovered, was entrusted to his keeping.

Richard of Gloucester, when he assumed the protectorship, was careful to conciliate Northumberland by renewing his command as warden of the marches and captain of Berwick. A few weeks later the earl had no scruples in recognising Richard as king, and bore the pointless sword, curtana, the emblem of royal mercy, before him in the coronation procession. The office of great chamberlain of England, which the Duke of Buckingham forfeited by rebellion in October, was bestowed upon Northumberland (30 Nov. 1483), together with the lordship of Holderness, which had long belonged to the Staffords, and formed a desirable addition to the Percy possessions in Yorkshire. Richard gave him many offices of profit, and lands valued at nearly a thousand a year. Parliament restored to him all the lands forfeited by the Percy rebellions under Henry IV and not yet recovered.

Next to the Duke of Norfolk‘s, Richard bid highest for Northumberland’s loyalty. But he was not more ready to sink or swim with Richard than he had been with Edward. Some months before he landed in England, Henry of Richmond had entertained a suggestion that he should marry a sister-in-law of Northumberland. When the crisis arrived the earl obeyed Richard’s summons, and was at Bosworth, apparently in command of the right wing, but his troops never came into action; and, if Polydore [Vergil] may be believed, he would have gone over early in the battle had Richard not placed a close watch upon him.

Northumberland was taken prisoner by the victor, but at once received into favour and soon restored to all his offices in the north, and employed in negotiations with Scotland. In the spring of 1489 he was called upon to deal with the resistance of the Yorkshiremen to the tenth of incomes demanded for the Breton war. On 10 April he was appointed commissioner, with the archbishop of York and others, to investigate and punish the disturbances in York at the election of mayor in the previous February. Towards the end of the month he was alarmed by the attitude of the people in the vicinity of his manor of Topcliffe, near Thirsk, and on Saturday, 24 April, wrote to Sir Robert Plumpton from Seamer, close to Scarborough, ordering him to secretly bring as many armed men as he could to Thirsk by the following Monday. On Wednesday, 28 April, having gathered a force estimated at eight hundred men, he came into conflict with the commons, whose ringleader was one John a Chamber, near Thirsk, at a place variously called Cockledge or Blackmoor Edge, and was slain at the first onset. It was at first reported that he had gone out unarmed to appease the rebels. Some affirmed that over and above the immediate cause of collision the commons had not forgiven him for his conduct to Richard, who had been very popular in Yorkshire. Bernard Andreas wrote a Latin ode of twelve stanzas on his death, and Skelton wrote an elegy in English. He was buried in the Percy chantry, on the north side of the lady-chapel of Beverley Minster, where his tomb, from which the effigy has disappeared, may still be seen.

By his wife, Maud Herbert, daughter of William Herbert, first earl of Pembroke of the second creation, whom he married about 1476, he left four sons —Henry Algernon (1478-1527), his successor in the earldom; Sir William Percy; Alan; and Josceline, founder of the family of Percy of Beverley — and three daughters: Eleanor, wife of Edward Stafford, duke of Buckingham(beheaded in 1521); Anne, married (1511) to William Fitzalan, earl of Arundel (1483-1544); and Elizabeth, who died young.


 

Source:

Tait, James. “Henry Percy, Fourth Earl of Northumberland.”
The Dictionary of National Biography. Vol XLIV. Sidney Lee, Ed.
New York: Macmillan and Co., 1895. 408-409.

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Lady Johanna Percy/15th Great Grandmother

“All kings and queens are not born of royal bloodlines. Some become royal because of what they do once they realize who they are.” Pharrell Williams

Lady Johanna is another ancestor from Alda Tribble, the mother of my grandfather Ernest E Gray.

This is where Lady Johanna grew up…

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Lady Joan Percy, Lady, born Abt. 1460 in Alnwick Castle, Alnwick, Northumberland, England; died Aft. 1540 in Prittlewell, Essex, England. She was the daughter of 2. Lord Egremont 1st Thomas Percy, Lord Egremont and 3. Eleanor Harbottle. She married (1) John Harris Abt. 1477. He was born Bet. 1456 – 1467 in Prittewell, Essex, England, and died 08 June 1508 in Date of Will Prittlewell, Essex, England. He was the son of William Harris, Of Prittewell and Anne Jernegan. She married (2) Arthur Harris Abt. 1509 in Prittlewell, Essex, England. He was born Abt. 1456 in Prittlewell, Essex, England, and died Bet. 1538 – 1540 in England. He was the son of William Harris, Of Prittewell and Anne Jernegan.

More About Lady Joan Percy, Lady: 1: it is not proven that John and Arthur Harris md the same Joan Percy 2: 1558, Visitation 3: MAY BE D/O HENRY PERCY AND MAUD HERBERT? 4: film 1761147 (British Isles) Aka (Facts Pg): Johanne Percy Burial: St. Mary Church, Prittlewell, Essex, England LDS ID: 9LQ1-S3

More About Arthur Harris: 1: it is not proven that John and Arthur Harris md the same Joan Percy Aka (Facts Pg): Arthur Herris Burial: St. Mary Church, Prittlewell, Essex, England

Generation No. 2

2. Lord Egremont 1st Thomas Percy, Lord Egremont, born 29 November 1422 in Leconfield, Yorkshire, England (2nd son of Henry); died 10 July 1460 in Battle of Northampton. He was the son of Henry Percy, Earl Northumberland 2Nd and Eleanor Neville, Countess Northumberland. He married 3. Eleanor Harbottle Abt. 1455. 3. Eleanor Harbottle, born Abt. 1426 in Beamish, England (Northumberland)?; died 1483. She was the daughter of Richard Harbottle, Sir Knight and <Unnamed>.

More About Lord Egremont 1st Thomas Percy, Lord Egremont: Acceeded: 20 November 1449, Lord Egremont the First Note: Shown as 2nd child by Brian Tompsett

More About Eleanor Harbottle: 1: 1558, Visitation Daughter & coheir to Sir Richard Harbottel, Knight from visitation of Essex


Children of Thomas Percy and Eleanor Harbottle are: i. Lord Egremont 2nd John Percy, Lord Egremont 2Nd, born Abt. 1459 in Alnwick, Northumberland, England; died Bef. 21 March 1495/96. ii. Lady Joan Percy, Lady, born Abt. 1460 in Alnwick Castle, Alnwick, Northumberland, England; died Aft. 1540 in Prittlewell, Essex, England; married (1) John Harris Abt. 1477; married (2) Arthur Harris Abt. 1509 in Prittlewell, Essex, England.

Married:

  1. on Abt. 1490 in England to Arthur Harris (1475-1537), son of William Harris and Anne Jernegan.

Children of Johanna Percy and Arthur Harris are:

  1. William Harris, b. 1505, Southminster, England, d. 1556, Southminster, England.
  2. Alice HARRIS
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You are the Result

“Walking. I am listening to a deeper way. Suddenly all my ancestors are behind me. Be still, they say. Watch and listen. You are the result of the love of thousands.” Linda Hogan

John Harris was my 14 great-grandfather, born in 1513 in Gloucestershire, England. His father was 38, and his mother, Johanna, was 38.

John Harris, a man of Hatherup, county of Gloucester, England, born as early as 1513 in England. He married Anne Annis about 1533. His will was dated October 22, 1553, and proved June 4, 1554. Left the lease of the house in which he dwelt to his daughter Alice Wynchcumbe (Winchkome, Winchcombe) and if she should die before it expired, the remainder of the term was to belong to her daughter. His two sons, William and John Harris, received seventy-two acres of land, a sheep pasture and also ten sheep and a bullock apiece. The residuary legatee and executrix was his wife Anne Harris. (Plus names of overseers and witnesses). The will of Annis Harris, widow, of Hatherup, was made June 17, 1585, and proved Feb. 5, 1585/6. She gave her daughter Alice Winchcombe a new gown, three sheets, etc. and made small personal gifts to Anne, James, John and Thomas Winchcombe, William, Anthony, and John Harris the younger and some friends. The residuary legatee and executor was Richard Harris. Note: Hatherup and Fairford, two neighboring parishes in the county of Gloucester, and the printed index of wills at Gloucester, containing references to several wills of Harrises of Hatherup brought the search to a satisfactory conclusion. Hatherup is situated on a hill rising from the valley of the river Coln in one of the most picturesque districts of Gloucestershire. The village itself is a mere appendage to the manorhouse, now called Hatherup Castle and the home of Sir Thomas Bazeley.

Created by: Marjorie Harris McLean Record added: Dec 07, 2013

 

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Oliver Abener Purchase

“History remembers only the celebrated, genealogy remembers them all.” Laurence Overmire

Oliver is my 12 great grandfather reaching back from my grandfather Gray.

Oliver Abner Purchase was born in 1552, at Dorchester, Dorset, England,  to Oliver Abner Purchase and Mary Purchase (born Perkins).
Oliver was born in 1522, in Dorchester, Dorset, England.
Mary was born in 1528, in Dorchester, Dorset, England, United Kingdom.
Oliver was baptized in 1602, at Connecticut.
Oliver married Thomazine Purchase (born Harris) on  1577, at age 25.
Thomazine Purchase was born in 1556, in Dorchester, Dorset, England.
They had 11 children: Aquilla Purchase, Thomas Purchase and 9 others.
Oliver passed away of c in 1633, at age 81.
He was buried in 1633.
Thomazine died in 1633 too, she was 77. She may have died of smallpox. There was an epidemic of that raged through Dorchester, Massachusetts at that time.
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Working…

“Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work.” Thomas Edison

So, I haven’t been able to write in so long because we have 9 baby goats. Four of the babies were not able to nurse from their mothers, so we had to bottle feed them. Getting up extra early to make baby bottles, and venturing out to feed each one. We hold each one in our lap, and give them a bottle. This occurs first thing in the morning, afternoon, evening, and at nightfall. As they have grown we can cut back, and now they are all at one whole bottle per day. We do a half feeding in the morning, and one at night.

Now, I start to get my life back to being close to normal. We still have one more pregnant goat. Her sister gave birth to a beautiful black female. We hope that the sister will give birth to another female, but we will have to wait for a few more days before we find out what she is carrying.

We also have to run the winery, and plan a few weddings. Not weddings of our own, but people that want to get married at the winery.

Our son is about to graduate from high school, and our daughter will graduate next year. So many things happening…we are growing in so many directions. Here are some photos of our baby goats.

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Christopher Huntington and Ruth Rockwell

Christopher Huntington was born on July 25, 1624 to Simon Huntington and Margaret Baret. As a child of around nine years, his family emigrated to Windsor, Connecticut. His father died while crossing the ocean and was buried at sea.

Christopher married Ruth Rockwell, daughter of William Rockwell, a prominent and highly respected member of the community on October 7, 1652. Ruth was born on August 16, 1633 in Windsor, Connecticut. Christopher and Ruth moved to Saybrook, Connecticut probably in the spring of 1654 (because birth of one child appeared in the Windsor records in 1654, and the death of another appeared in May of 1654 in Saybrook). They stayed in Saybrook until the spring of 1660 when he and many of his fellow citizens organized themselves into a church lead by Reverend John Fitch.

They moved to the Valley of the Yantic (Connecticut). He and his brother, Simon, helped to lay the foundation of a community, which was later called Norwich. His name occurs often in the earlier records of this town, and always in honorable relations. His house lot was one of the prominent localities in the settlement. In 1668, the general court granted him 100 acres of land (not more than 20 acres of it meadow).

In 1678, he was appointed town clerk. In 1685, he was one of the 12 patentees of the new town of Norwich. In 1686, his name occurs as one of the committees “to make provisions for maintaining the Reverend Minister. He passed away in 1691 and his grave is unmarked.

His children: Christopher and Ruth, twins, died as children; Ruth Huntington married to Samuel Pratt; Christopher Huntington married to Mary Bushnell; Thomas Huntington married to Elizabeth Pratt Backas; John Huntington married to Abigail Lathrop; Lydia or Lydyah Huntington; Ann Huntington married Jonathan Bingham; Suzan Huntington married to Samuel Griswold. (Source information taken from Huntington Genealogical Memoir 1633 to 1915. Copy owned by Eva C. Johnson of Springville, UT)