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Huntingdonshire

Brampton Park

Chewton

Around 1346 Alice Cheddar 1346-1426 was born at Chewton.

On 25 Jan 1401 Thomas "Baron Hydon" Carew 1361-1401 (39) died in Chewton.

Conington

In 1569 Thomas Cotton 1544-1592 (25) and Elizabeth Shirley 1540-1578 (29) were married in Conington.

Before 1579 Elizabeth Shirley 1540-1578 died in Conington.

Denton

On 22 Jan 1571 Robert Bruce Cotton 1st Baronet Cotton 1571-1631 was born to Thomas Cotton 1544-1592 (27) and Elizabeth Shirley 1540-1578 (31) in Denton.

In 1629 Cornelius Johnson 1593-1661 (35). Portrait of Robert Bruce Cotton 1st Baronet Cotton 1571-1631 (57).

Doddington

Ely

Around 652 Aethelthryth Wuffingas Queen Consort Deira, Queen Consort Northumbria 636-679 (16) received Ely as a gift from her husband as a dower.

Murder of Aelfred "Aetheling" Wessex by Godwinson

In 1036 Aelfred "Aetheling" Wessex 1005-1036 (31) returned to England where he and his men were met by Godwin Godwinson 1st Earl Kent, Earl Wessex 1001-1053 (35) at Guildford; ostensibly friendly.The following day, however, Godwin Godwinson 1st Earl Kent, Earl Wessex 1001-1053 (35) 's men attacked Aelfred's (31) men murdering most of them. Aelfred (31) was taken to Ely where he was blinded and died shortly thereafter.

On 28 Oct 1565 Elizabeth Steward 1565-1654 was born to William Steward 1538-1557 at Ely.

Ely Abbey, Ely

In 673 Aethelthryth Wuffingas Queen Consort Deira, Queen Consort Northumbria 636-679 (37) founded at Ely Abbey, Ely.

On 23 Jun 679 Aethelthryth Wuffingas Queen Consort Deira, Queen Consort Northumbria 636-679 (43) died.She was buried at Ely Abbey, Ely.

Around 699 Seaxburh Wuffingas Queen Consort Kent -699 died.She was buried at Ely Abbey, Ely.

Around 703 Ermenilda Oiscingas Queen Consort Mercia -703 died. She was buried at Ely Abbey, Ely.

Ely Cathedral, Ely

Richard I Appoints his Bishops

On 15 Sep 1189 Richard "Lionheart" I King England 1157-1199 (32) held a Council meeting at Pipewell, Corby at which he appointed a number of Bishops:
William Longchamp Bishop Ely -1197 was elected Bishop Ely
Godfrey Lucy Bishop Winchester -1204 was elected Bishop Winchester
Richard Fitzneal Bishop London 1130-1198 (59) was elected Bishop London
Hubert Walter Archbishop Canterbury 1160-1205 (29) was elected Bishop Salisbury.

New Bishops Consecrated

On 31 Dec 1189 two of Richard I's new bishops were consecrated ...
William Longchamp Bishop Ely -1197 was consecrated Bishop Ely.
Richard Fitzneal Bishop London 1130-1198 (59) was consecrated Bishop London.

On 06 Jan 1190 William Longchamp Bishop Ely -1197 was enthroned Bishop Ely at Ely Cathedral, Ely.

In 1225 Geoffrey Burgh Bishop Ely 1180-1228 (45) was appointed Bishop Ely.

In 1337 Simon Montagu Bishop Worcester, Bishop Ely -1345 was appointed Bishop Ely.

On Jul 1345 Thomas Lisle Bishop Ely 1298-1361 (47) was consecrated as Bishop Ely.

On 15 Jul 1345 Thomas Lisle Bishop Ely 1298-1361 (47) was elected Bishop Ely.

On 13 Aug 1373 Thomas Fitzalan Archbishop York, Archbishop Canterbury 1353-1414 (20) was appointed Bishop Ely.

In 1443 Cardinal Thomas Bourchier 1418-1486 (25) was appointed Bishop Ely.

In 1454 William Grey Bishop Ely -1478 was appointed Bishop Ely.

On 08 Aug 1478 Cardinal John Morton 1420-1500 (58) was appointed Bishop Ely.

In 1506 James Stanley Bishop Ely 1465-1515 (41) was appointed Bishop Ely.

In 1515 Nicholas West Bishop Ely 1461-1533 (54) was appointed Bishop Ely.

In 1559 Richard Cox Bishop Ely 1493-1581 (66) was appointed Bishop Ely where he remained for twenty-one years.

In 1571 Unknown Artist. Portrait of Richard Cox Bishop Ely 1493-1581 (78).

In 1577 Unknown Artist. Portrait of Richard Cox Bishop Ely 1493-1581 (84).

In 1638 Matthew Wren Bishop 1585-1667 (52) was appointed Bishop Ely.

In 1674 Peter Gunning Bishop 1614-1684 (60) was translated Bishop Ely.

On 16 Jul 1684 Francis Turner Bishop 1637-1700 (46) was translated Bishop Ely.

On 16 Jul 1684 Francis Turner Bishop 1637-1700 (46) was translated to Bishop Ely.

John Evelyn's Diary 1684 Nov. 04 Nov 1684. Dr. Turner (47), now translated from Rochester to Ely upon the death of Dr. Peter Gunning, preached before the King at White-hall on 3 Romans 8, a very excellent sermon, indicating the Church of England against the pernicious doctrines of the Church of Rome. He challenged the producing but of five Cleargymen who forsooke our Church and went over to that of Rome, during all the troubles & rebellion In England, which lasted neere twenty yeares; and this was to my certaine observation a greate truth.

In 1691 Simon Patrick Bishop 1626-1707 (64) was translated Bishop Ely.

On 31 May 1707 Simon Patrick Bishop 1626-1707 (80) died. He was buried in Ely Cathedral, Ely.

In 1781 James Yorke Bishop St David's, Bishop Gloucester Cathedral, Bishop Ely 1730-1808 (50) was appointed Bishop Ely.

Alwyne Compton Bishop Ely 1825-1906 was appointed Bishop Ely.

Charles Hervey 1703-1783 was appointed Prebendary Ely Cathedral.

Before 1712. Charles D'Agar 1669-1723. Portrait of Elizabeth Felton Countess Bristol 1676-1741 and twins Henrietta Hervey 1703-1712 and Charles Hervey 1703-1783.

Richard Redman Bishop Ely was appointed Bishop Ely.

Leonard Jauncey White-Thompson Bishop Ely 1863-1933 was appointed Bishop Ely.

Alcock Chantry, Ely Cathedral

On 01 Oct 1500 Bishop John Alcock 1430-1500 (70) died. He was buried in the Alcock Chantry, Ely Cathedral.

Hemingford Grey

On 15 Aug 1732 Maria Gunning Countess Coventry 1732-1760 was born to John Barnaby Gunning 1703-1767 (29) and Bridget Bourke at Hemingford Grey.

In 1745 Jean-Etienne Liotard 1702-1789 (42). Portrait of Maria Gunning Countess Coventry 1732-1760 (12).

On 06 Dec 1733 Elizabeth Gunning Duchess Hamilton 1733-1790 was born to John Barnaby Gunning 1703-1767 (30) and Bridget Bourke at Hemingford Grey.

Around 1754 Gavin Hamilton 1723-1798 (31). Portrait of Elizabeth Gunning Duchess Hamilton 1733-1790 (20).

Hinchinbrooke

On 03 Jan 1648 Edward Montagu 2nd Earl Sandwich 1648-1688 was born to Edward Montagu 1st Earl Sandwich 1625-1672 (22) and Jemima Crew Countess Sandwich 1625-1674 (23) at Hinchinbrooke.

Around 1650 Peter Lely 1618-1680 (31). Portrait of Edward Montagu 1st Earl Sandwich 1625-1672 (24).

Around 1662 Peter Lely 1618-1680 (43). Portrait of Edward Montagu 1st Earl Sandwich 1625-1672 (36) in his Garter Robes and Garter Collar.

Holywell-cum-Needingworth

In 1667 Thomas Tenison Archbishop Canterbury 1636-1715 (30) was presented with the living of Holywell-cum-Needingworth by Edward Montagu 2nd Earl Manchester 1602-1671 (65) to whose son he had been tutor.

Around 1664 Peter Lely 1618-1680 (45). Portrait of Edward Montagu 2nd Earl Manchester 1602-1671 (62).

Huntingdon

In 1535 Henry Cromwell 1535- was born to Richard Cromwell 1495-1544 (40) and Frances Mirfyn at Huntingdon.

In 1563 Robert Cromwell 1563-1617 was born to Henry Cromwell 1535- and Joan Warren 1545-1584 at Huntingdon.

On 25 Apr 1599 Oliver Cromwell Lord Protector 1599-1658 was born to Robert Cromwell 1563-1617 (36) and Elizabeth Steward 1565-1654 (33) at Huntingdon.

Around 1649. Robert Walker 1599-1658 (50). Oliver Cromwell Lord Protector 1599-1658 (49).

On 24 Jun 1617 Robert Cromwell 1563-1617 (54) died at Huntingdon.

On 20 Jan 1628 Henry Cromwell 1628-1674 was born to Oliver Cromwell Lord Protector 1599-1658 (28) and Elizabeth Bourchier 1598-1665 (30) at Huntingdon.

In 1653. Robert Walker 1599-1658 (54). Portrait of Elizabeth Bourchier 1598-1665 (55).

John Evelyn's Diary 1654 Aug. 31 Aug 1654. Through part of Huntingdonshire, we passed that Huntingdon, fair and ancient, a river running by it. The country about it so abounds in wheat that, when any King of England passes through it, they have a custom to meet him with a hundred plows.
This evening, to Cambridge; and went first to St John's College, Cambridge University, Cambridge, well built of brick, and library, which I think is the fairest of that University. One Mr. Benlowes has given it all the ornaments of pietra commessa, whereof a table and one piece of perspective is very fine; other trifles there also be of no great value, besides a vast old song-book, or Service, and some fair manuscripts. There hangs in the library the picture of John Williams, Archbishop of York, sometime Lord Keeper, my kinsman, and their great benefactor.

All Saints Church, Huntingdon

In 1458 Bishop Robert Morton 1435-1497 (23) received the benefice of All Saints Church, Huntingdon.

Hinchingbrooke House, Huntingdon

On 20 Oct 1544 Richard Cromwell 1495-1544 (49) died at Hinchingbrooke House, Huntingdon.

Samuel Pepy's Diary 1669 May. Sunday 02 May 1669. Lord’s Day. Up, and by water to Whitehall Palace, and there visit my Lord Sandwich (43), who, after about two months’ absence at Hinchingbrooke House, Huntingdon, come to town last night. I saw him, and very kind; and I am glad he is so, I having not wrote to him all the time, my eyes indeed not letting me. Here with Sir Charles Herbert [Harbord] (29), and my Lord Hinchingbroke (21), and Sidney, we looked upon the picture of Tangier, designed by Charles Herbert [Harbord] (29), and drawn by Dancre, which my Lord Sandwich admires, as being the truest picture that ever he’s saw in his life: and it is indeed very pretty, and I will be at the cost of having one of them. Thence with them to Whitehall Palace, and there walked out the sermon, with one or other; and then saw the Duke of York (35) after sermon, and he talked to me a little; and so away back by water Navy Office, Seething Lane, and after dinner got my wife (28) to read, and then by coach, she and I, to the Hyde Park, and there spent the evening with much pleasure, it proving clear after a little shower, and we mighty fine as yesterday, and people mightily pleased with our coach, as I perceived; but I had not on my fine suit, being really afeard to wear it, it being so fine with the gold lace, though not gay. So home and to supper, and my wife (28) to read, and Tom, my Nepotisme, and then to bed.

Around 1749. Canaletto Painter 1697-1768. Whitehall Palace and the Privy Garden from Richmond House.

Around 1650 Peter Lely 1618-1680 (31). Portrait of Edward Montagu 1st Earl Sandwich 1625-1672 (24).

Around 1662 Peter Lely 1618-1680 (43). Portrait of Edward Montagu 1st Earl Sandwich 1625-1672 (36) in his Garter Robes and Garter Collar.

Around 1665 Peter Lely 1618-1680 (46). Portrait of James II King England, Scotland and Ireland 1633-1701 (31) and Anne Hyde Queen Consort England 1637-1671 (27).

Before 04 Jan 1674 Peter Lely 1618-1680. Portrait of James II King England, Scotland and Ireland 1633-1701 wearing his Garter Robes.

Around 1672 Henri Gascar 1635-1701 (37). Portrait of James II King England, Scotland and Ireland 1633-1701 (38).

Henry Cromwell 1535- died at Hinchingbrooke House, Huntingdon.

Kimbolton

In 1133 William Saye 1133-1177 was born to William Saye 1106-1144 (27) and Beatrice Mandeville 1105-1197 (28) at Kimbolton.

Around 1155 Maud Saye 1155-1222 was born to William Saye 1133-1177 (22) at Kimbolton.

Around 01 Aug 1177 William Saye 1133-1177 (44) died at Kimbolton.

On 26 Jun 1832 Elizabeth Dashwood Duchess Manchester 1740-1832 (92) died at Berkeley Square, Mayfair. She was buried at Kimbolton.

On 17 Jun 1853 George Victor Drogo Montagu 8th Duke Manchester 1853-1892 was born to William Drogo Montagu 7th Duke Manchester 1823-1890 (29) and Louisa Frederica Augusta Vonalten Duchess Devonshire, Duchess Manchester 1832-1911 (21) at Kimbolton.

Kimbolton Castle, Kimbolton

In 1535 Catherine of Aragon (49) was imprisoned at Kimbolton Castle, Kimbolton.

Around 1492. Juan de Flandes 1440-1519 (32). Portrait of Catherine of Aragon (6).

Around 1520 Unknown Artist. Portrait of Catherine of Aragon Queen Consort England 1485-1536 (34).

On Dec 1535 Catherine of Aragon (49) made her will at Kimbolton Castle, Kimbolton.

Death of Catherine of Aragon

On 07 Jan 1536 Catherine of Aragon (50) died at Kimbolton Castle, Kimbolton in the arms of her great friend Maria Salinas Baroness Willoughby Eresby. .

On 09 Jul 1799 George Montagu 6th Duke Manchester 1799-1855 was born to William Montagu 5th Duke Manchester 1771-1843 (27) and Susan Gordon Duchess Manchester -1828 at Kimbolton Castle, Kimbolton.

On 15 Oct 1823 William Drogo Montagu 7th Duke Manchester 1823-1890 was born to George Montagu 6th Duke Manchester 1799-1855 (24) and Millicent Sparrow Duchess Manchester 1798-1848 (25) at Kimbolton Castle, Kimbolton.

On 21 Nov 1848 Millicent Sparrow Duchess Manchester 1798-1848 (50) died at Kimbolton Castle, Kimbolton.

On 29 Jan 1850 Charles Bennet 6th Earl Tankerville 1810-1899 (40) and Olivia Montagu Countess Tankerville 1830-1922 (19) were married at Kimbolton Castle, Kimbolton.

Leighton Bromswold

In 1548 Robert Tyrwhitt Master 1503-1572 (44) bought at Leighton Bromswold.

On 10 May 1572 Robert Tyrwhitt Master 1503-1572 (68) died at Leighton Bromswold.

Orton Longueville

On 28 Mar 1765 Johnathan Cope 1st Baronet Cope 1691-1765 (74) died at Orton Longueville predeceasing his father.

Overton Longueville

On 08 Jan 1601 Robert Pierrepoint 1st Earl Kingston 1584-1643 (16) and Gertrude Talbot Baroness Pierrepoint Holme Pierrepoint were married at Overton Longueville.

Southoe

Around 1331 John Ferrers 4th Baron Ferrers Chartley 1331-1367 was born to Robert Ferrers 3rd Baron Ferrers Chartley 1309-1350 (21) and Margaret Unknown Baroness Ferrers Chartley at Southoe.

St Neots

On 09 Jul 1648 Henry Rich 1st Earl Holland 1590-1649 entered with his army of approximately 400 men at St Neots.

In 1634 Daniel Mijtens 1590-1648 (44). Portrait of Henry Rich 1st Earl Holland 1590-1649.

Battle of St Neots

On 10 Jul 1648 Henry Rich 1st Earl Holland 1590-1649 fought for the Royalist army, and surrendered, by his account, on condition his life would be spared at St Neots during the Battle of St Neots.

St Neots Priory, St Neots

Around 1090 Richard Clare 1024-1090 (66) died. He was buried at St Neots Priory, St Neots.