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On this Day in History ... 17 January
On 17 Jan 1168 Thierry Metz Count Flanders 1099-1168 (69) died .
On 17 Jan 1221 Walter Clifford 2nd Baron Clifford 1160-1221 (61) died . On 17 Jan 1221 His son Walter Clifford 3rd Baron Clifford 1181-1263 (40) succeeded as 3rd Baron Clifford (Feudal) . Margred verch Llewellyn Aberffraw Baroness Clifford -1268 by marriage Baroness Clifford (Feudal) .
On 17 Jan 1240 Nicholas Cornwall 1240-1240 was born to Richard Cornwall 1st Earl Cornwall 1209-1272 (31) and Isabel Marshal Countess Cornwall, Countess Gloucester, Countess Hertford 1200-1240 (39) at Berkhamstead Castle, Berkhamstead, Hertfordshire . He was a Grandson of John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216.
On 17 Jan 1342 Philip "Bold" Valois-Burgundy II Duke Burgundy 1342-1404 was born to John "The Good" II King France 1319-1364 (22) and Bonne Luxembourg Queen Consort France 1315-1349 (26) at Pontoise .
17 Jan 1469
Warwick's supporters were executed in
in the presence of
Edward IV King England 1442-1483 (26)
Thomas Hungerford -1469 was beheaded . His daughter Mary Hungerford 4th Baroness Hungerford 1468-1533 (1) succeeded as 4th Baron Hungerford .
Henry Courtenay -1469 was beheaded .
On 17 Jan 1512 Sybille Marck 1512-1554 was born to John Marck III Duke Cleves 1490-1538 (21) and Maria Jülich-Berg Duchess Cleves
On 17 Jan 1537 Thomas Darcy 1st Baron Darcy Templehurst 1467-1537 (70) wrote to Robert Aske and Robert Constable 1478-1537 (59) ... Of Sir Fras Bigod (29) I heard, this day at dinner, as you wrote; and more, that Hallum was taken at Hull yesterday with a letter in his purse from Sir Francis Bigod (29) promising that he and all the West Base_Countries would rise and come forward. This day with my servant, Alan Gefreyson, I sent you my news which are of such bruits, rages, and furies as the like I have not read nor heard of. I sent to my cousin Ellerker and Whartton for the premises concerning Hull. My advice is that you stay the people till the coming of my lord of Norfolk (64) , which, I hear, shall be shortly, and all the gentlemen that is above of the North with him. He brings gracious answers of the Parliament and petitions. Good Mr. Aske, where you write desiring me to stay my quarters; there has yet been no stir in my rooms and lands, but what was caused by other wild countries and dales. I shall do my duty, and play my part therein, though I lie in my bed. I hear my lord of Cumberland is likely to have business for two prisoners he keeps.
On 17 Jan 1636 Maria Anna "Mariana" Habsburg-Spain 1636-1636 was born to Philip IV King Spain 1605-1665 (30) and Elisabeth Bourbon Queen Consort Spain 1602-1644 (33) .
17 Jan 1653 . John Evelyn's Diary 1653 Jan . I began to set out the oval garden at Sayes Court , which was before a rude orchard, and all the rest one entire field of 100 acres, without any hedge, except the hither holly hedge joining to the bank of the mount walk. This was the beginning of all the succeeding gardens, walks, groves, inclosures, and plantations there.
On 17 Jan 1658 Francis Seymour 5th Duke Somerset 1658-1678 was born to Charles Seymour 2nd Baron Seymour Trowbridge 1621-1665 (37) and Eizabeth Alington 2nd Baroness Seymour Trowbridge 1635-1691 (22)
On 17 Jan 1665 Thomas Aston 3rd Baronet 1665-1724 was born to Willoughby Aston 2nd Baronet Aston 1640-1702 (24) .
On 17 Jan 1709 Margaret Rolle Countess Orford 1709-1781 was born to Samuel Rolle -1717 .
On 17 Jan 1709 George Lyttelton 1st Baron Frankley in Worcestershire 1709-1773 was born to Thomas Lyttelton 4th Baronet 1686-1751 (23) .
On 17 Jan 1718 John Maitland 7th Earl Lauderdale 1718-1789 was born to Charles Maitland 6th Earl Lauderdale 1688-1744 (30) and Elizabeth Ogilvy Countess Lauderdale 1692-1778 (25) .
On 17 Jan 1733 George Byng 1st Viscount Torrington 1663-1733 (69) died . His son Pattee Byng 2nd Viscount Torrington 1699-1747 (33) succeeded as 2nd Viscount Torrington . Charlotte Montagu Viscountess Torrington 1705-1759 (28) by marriage Viscountess Torrington .
On 17 Jan 1733 Gilbert Heathcote 1st Baronet Heathcote 1652-1733 (81) was created 1st Baronet Heathcote
On 17 Jan 1758 James Hamilton 6th Duke Hamilton, 3rd Duke Brandon -1758 (33) died . His son James Hamilton 7th Duke Hamilton, 4th Duke Brandon 1755-1769 (2) succeeded as 7th Duke Hamilton , 4th Duke Brandon of Suffolk , 4th Baron Dutton of Cheshire .
On 17 Jan 1764 Hamilton Boyle 6th Earl Cork 1730-1764 (33) died . His brother Edmund Boyle 7th Earl Cork 1742-1798 (21) succeeded as 7th Earl Cork .
On 17 Jan 1766 Francis Godolphin 2nd Earl Godolphin 1678-1766 (87) died . His first-cousin Francis Godolphin 2nd Baron Goldolphin 1706-1785 (59) succeeded as 2nd Baron Goldolphin .
On 17 Jan 1797 Anne Speke Countess Guilford 1740-1797 (57) died
On 17 Jan 1803 Caroline Campbell Countess Elgin, Countess Ailesbury 1721-1803 (82) died
On 17 Jan 1805 Henry Charles Somerset 6th Duke Beaufort 1766-1835 (38) was appointed 626th Knight Garter: George III .
On 17 Jan 1822 Maria Janetta Nelthorpe Duchess St Albans -1822 died .
On 17 Jan 1825 Jane Frederica Harriet Mary Grimston 1825-1888 was born to James Walter Grimston 1st Earl Verulam 1775-1845 (49) and Charlotte Jenkinson Countess Verulam -1863
On 17 Jan 1837 Elizabeth Anne Burrell Duchess Hamilton, Duchess Brandon 1757-1837 (79) died . He was buried in the Northumberland Vault, Westminster Abbey .
On 17 Jan 1838 Charles Long 1st Baron Farnborough 1760-1838 (78) died
On 17 Jan 1839 Richard Temple-Nugent-Brydges-Chandos-Grenville 1st Duke Buckingham and Chandos 1776-1839 (62) died . His son Richard Temple-Nugent-Brydges-Chandos-Grenville 2nd Duke Buckingham and Chandos 1797-1861 (41) succeeded as 2nd Duke Buckingham and Chandos (3C 1703) . Mary Campbell Duchess Buckingham and Chandos 1795-1862 (43) by marriage Duchess Buckingham and Chandos (3C 1703) .
On 17 Jan 1848 Edward Herbert 2nd Earl Powis 1785-1848 (62) died at Powis Castle, Radnorshire, Welsh March accidentally shot during a pheasant hunt by his son Robert Charles Herbert 1827-1902 (20) . His son Edward Herbert 2nd Earl Powis 1818-1891 (29) succeeded as 2nd Earl Powis (3C 1804) .
On 17 Jan 1851 Spencer Compton 2nd Marquess Northampton 1790-1851 (61) died . His son Charles Compton 3rd Marquess Northampton 1816-1877 (35) succeeded as 3rd Marquess Northampton (2C 1812) , 11th Earl Northampton (5C 1618)
On 17 Jan 1853 Frederick George Wynn 1853-1932 was born to Spencer Bulkeley Wynn 3rd Baron Newborough 1803-1888 (49) and Frances Maria De Winton Baroness Newborough .
On 17 Jan 1856 Louisa Augusta Beatrice Montagu Countess Gosford 1856-1944 was born to William Drogo Montagu 7th Duke Manchester 1823-1890 (32) and Louisa Frederica Augusta Vonalten Duchess Devonshire, Duchess Manchester 1832-1911 (23)
On 17 Jan 1861 Walter Henry Montagu-Douglas-Scott 1861-1886 was born to William Henry Walter Montagu-Douglas-Scott 6th Duke Buccleuch, 8th Duke Queensberry 1831-1914 (29) and Louisa Jane Hamilton Duchess Buccleuch, Duchess Queensbury 1836-1912 (25)
On 17 Jan 1884 Gerald Fitzgerald 5th Duke Leinster 1851-1893 (32) and Hermione Wilhelmina Duncombe Duchess Leinster 1864-1895 (19) were married .
On 17 Jan 1896 William Walter Montagu-Douglas-Scott 1896-1958 was born to John Charles Montagu-Douglas-Scott 7th Duke Buccleuch, 9th Duke Queensberry 1864-1935 (31) and Margaret Alice "Molly" Bridgeman Duchess Buccleuch, Duchess Queensbury 1872-1954 (23) .
On 17 Jan 1918 George Josslyn L'Estrange Howard 11th Earl Carlisle 1895-1963 (23) and Bridget Monckton Countess Carlisle were married . Bridget Monckton Countess Carlisle by marriage Countess Carlisle (3C 1661) .