On this Day in History ... 26 January

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1921 Abermule Train Collision

On 26 Jan 1080 Amadeus Savoy II Count Savoy 1050-1080 (30) died. His son Humbert "Fat" Savoy II Count Savoy 1065-1103 (15) succeeded as II Count Savoy.

On 26 Jan 1213 John Capet 1213-1213 was born to Louis "Lion" VIII King France 1187-1226 (25) and Blanche Ivrea Queen Consort France 1188-1252 (24). He a Great Grandson of Henry "Curtmantle" II King England 1133-1189.

On 26 Jan 1213 Alphonse Capet 1213-1213 was born to Louis "Lion" VIII King France 1187-1226 (25) and Blanche Ivrea Queen Consort France 1188-1252 (24). He a Great Grandson of Henry "Curtmantle" II King England 1133-1189.

On 26 Jan 1302 Godfrey Giffard Bishop Worcester 1235-1302 (67) died.

On 26 Jan 1321 Henry Fitzhugh 1st Baron Fitzhugh 1266-1356 (55) was created 1st Baron Fitzhugh.

On 26 Jan 1330 John Dampierre I Marquis Namur 1267-1330 (63) died. His son John Dampierre II Marquis Namur 1311-1335 (19) succeeded as II Marquis Namur.

On 26 Jan 1358 William Douglas 1st Earl Douglas 1323-1384 (35) was created 1st Earl Douglas. Margaret Mar Countess Douglas, 11th Countess Mar -1391 by marriage Countess Douglas.

On 26 Jan 1395 Ernest Wittelsbach I Duke Bavaria 1373-1438 (22) and Elisabetta Visconti Duchess Bavaria 1374-1432 (21) were married. Elisabetta Visconti Duchess Bavaria 1374-1432 (21) by marriage Duchess Bavaria.

On 26 Jan 1436 Henry Beaufort 3rd Duke Somerset 1436-1464 was born to Edmund Beaufort 2nd Duke Somerset 1406-1455 (30) and Eleanor Beauchamp Duchess Somerset 1408-1468 (27). He a 2 x Great Grandson of King Edward III England.

On 26 Jan 1505 Thomas Wriothesley Garter King of Arms -1534 (17) was appointed . Around this time he changed his surname from Writhe to Wriothesley as did his brother William Wriothesley York Herald Rouge Croix -1513 (16).

After 21 Apr 1509 Thomas Wriothesley Garter King of Arms -1534 (21) made a drawing of the death of Henry VII (he wasn't present). The drawing shows those present and in some cases provides their arms by which they can be identified. From top left clockwise:
Richard Foxe Bishop 1448-1528 (61)
Two tonsured clerics
George Hastings 1st Earl Huntingdon 1487-1544 (22)
Richard Weston of Sutton Place 1465-1541 (44)
Richard Clement of Ingham Mote 1482-1538 (27)
Matthew Baker Governor Jersey -1513
John Sharpe of Coggleshall in Essex -1518
Physician holding urine bottle
William Tyler
Hugh Denys
William Fitzwilliam 1st Earl Southampton 1490-1542 (19) closing the King's eyes.There is doubt as to whether the person shown is William Fitzwilliam 1st Earl Southampton 1490-1542 (19) given his age of around nineteen at the King's death. He appears to be holding a Staff of Office although sources state he wasn't appointed Gentleman Usher, in which role he would have a Staff of Office, until Henry VIII's Coronation in Jun 1509.
The Arms below him are Quarterly 1 Lozengy argent & gules (FitzWilliam); 2 Arms of John Neville 1st Marquess Montagu 1431-1471 3 Quartered 1 possibly Plantagent with white border ie Holland 2 and 3 Tibetot, 4 Unknown, overall a star for difference indicating third son. William Fitzwilliam 1st Earl Southampton 1490-1542 (19) was his father's third son, and his mother was Lucy Neville 1468-1534 (41) daughter of John Neville 1st Marquess Montagu 1431-1471. It appears correct that the person represented is William Fitzwilliam 1st Earl Southampton 1490-1542 (19). William Fitzwilliam 1st Earl Southampton 1490-1542 (19) was the childhood companion of Henry VIII (17).
Physician holding urine bottle

On 26 Jan 1533 Thomas Audley 1st Baron Audley Waldon 1488-1544 (45) was appointed as Lord Keeper of the Great Seal. He (45) was appointed as Lord Chamberlain as well.

In 1569 Unknown Artist. Posthumous portrait of Thomas Audley 1st Baron Audley Waldon 1488-1544.

On 26 Jan 1551 Robert Dormer 1st Baron Dormer 1551-1616 was born to William Dormer 1513-1575 (37) and Dorothy Catesby 1527-1613 (24).

On 26 Jan 1568 Catherine Grey Countess Hertford 1540-1568 (27) died at Cockfield Hall, Yoxford, Suffolk.

On 26 Jan 1569 Mary "Queen of Scots" Stewart I Queen Scotland 1542-1587 (26) moved to in the custody of George Talbot 6th Earl Shrewsbury, 6th Earl Waterford 1528-1590 (41) and his wife Bess of Hardwick Countess Shrewsbury, Countess Waterford 1527-1608 (42) at Tutbury Castle, Tutbury, Staffordshire.

On 26 Jan 1571 Nicholas Bullingham Bishop Lincoln 1520-1576 (51) was translated to be Bishop Worcester.

On 26 Jan 1595 William Stanley 6th Earl Derby 1561-1642 (34) and Elizabeth Vere Countess Derby 1575-1627 (19) were married. Elizabeth Vere Countess Derby 1575-1627 (19) by marriage Countess Derby (3C 1485). He a 2 x Great Grandson of Henry VII King England and Ireland 1457-1509.

On 26 Jan 1624 George Wilhelm Hanover Duke Brunswick-Lüneburg 1624-1705 was born to George Hanover Duke Brunswick-Lüneburg 1582-1641 (41) and Anne Eleonore Hesse-Darmstadt Duchess Brunswick-Lüneburg.

On 26 Jan 1657 William Wake Archbishop Canterbury 1657-1737 was born in Blandford Forum, Dorset.

Before 1737 Thomas Gibson 1680-1751 (56). Portrait of William Wake Archbishop Canterbury 1657-1737 (79).

On 26 Jan 1664 Eleanor Needham Baroness Byron 1627-1664 (37) died.

Around 1663 Peter Lely 1618-1680 (44). Portrait of Eleanor Needham Baroness Byron 1627-1664 (36) depicted as Saint Catherine of Alexandria in a guise probably intended to flatter Charles II's Queen, Catherine of Braganza (24). Accordingly she carries the martyr's palm branch and leans upon a wheel.The sitter looks to two putti in the upper left, one of whom holds a wreath of bay leaves above her head.She is wearing a copper-red dress with a richly decorated blue mantle about her arms.

On 26 Jan 1667 Elizabeth Percy Duchess Somerset 1667-1722 was born to Josceline Percy 11th Earl Northumberland 1644-1670 (22) and Elizabeth Wriothesley Countess Northumberland 1646-1690 (21).

On 26 Jan 1671 John Gell 1st Baronet Gell 1593-1671 (77) died. His son John Gell 2nd Baronet Gell 1613-1688 (58) succeeded as 2nd Baronet Gell of Hopton in Derbyshire. Katherine Packer of Shelingford Baronetess Gell 1624-1671 by marriage Baronetess Gell of Hopton in Derbyshire. He was buried in St Mary's Church, Wirksworth, Derbyshire.

On 26 Jan 1671 John Gell 1st Baronet Gell 1593-1671 (77) died. His son John Gell 2nd Baronet Gell 1613-1688 (58) succeeded as 2nd Baronet Gell of Hopton in Derbyshire. Katherine Packer of Shelingford Baronetess Gell 1624-1671 by marriage Baronetess Gell of Hopton in Derbyshire. He was buried in St Mary's Church, Wirksworth, Derbyshire.

On 26 Jan 1674 Samuel Tuke 1st Baronet 1615-1674 (59) died.

On 26 Jan 1688 Charles Boyle 2nd Earl Burlington 1668-1704 (19) and Juliana Noel Countess Burlington 1672-1750 (16) were married. Juliana Noel Countess Burlington 1672-1750 (16) by marriage Countess Burlington (1C 1664).

Around 1683 Godfrey Kneller 1646-1723. Portrait of Charles Boyle 2nd Earl Burlington 1668-1704 (14).

On 26 Jan 1697 Anne Russell Countess Bristol -1697 died.

On 26 Jan 1713 Scrope Howe 1st Viscount Howe 1648-1713 (64) died. His son Emanuel Howe 2nd Viscount Howe 1700-1735 (13) succeeded as 2nd Viscount Howe, 2nd Baron Glenawley.

On 26 Jan 1716 George Sackville 1716-1785 was born to Lionel Cranfield Sackville 1st Duke Dorset 1688-1765 (28) and Elizabeth Colyear Duchess Dorset 1689-1768 (27).

On 26 Jan 1725 Evelyn Leveson-Gower Countess Upper Ossory 1725-1763 was born to John Leveson-Gower 1st Earl Gower 1694-1754 (30) and Evelyn Pierrepoint Baroness Gower 1691-1727 (34).

On 26 Jan 1734 Harbord Harbord 1st Baron Suffield 1734-1810 was born to William Morden 1st Baronet Harbord 1696-1770 (38) and Elizabeth Britiffe Baronetess Harbord at Harbord Morden, Thorpe, Suffolk.

On 26 Jan 1739 George Spencer 4th Duke Marlborough 1739-1817 was born to Charles Spencer 3rd Duke Marlborough 1706-1758 (32) and Elizabeth Trevor Duchess Marlborough 1713-1761 (26).

On 26 Jan 1740 Dorothy Brudenell Viscountess Dunbar 1643-1740 (97) died.

On 26 Jan 1744 John Montagu 5th Earl Sandwich 1744-1814 was born to John Montagu 4th Earl Sandwich 1718-1792 (25) and Dorothy Fane Countess Sandwich 1717-1797 (26).

On 26 Jan 1751 Catherine Gordon 1751-1797 was born to Cosmo George Gordon 3rd Duke Gordon 1720-1752 (30) and Catherine Gordon Duchess Gordon 1718-1799 (33).

On 26 Jan 1753 Elizabeth Hamilton Countess Derby 1753-1797 was born to James Hamilton 6th Duke Hamilton, 3rd Duke Brandon -1758 (28) and Elizabeth Gunning Countess Argyll 1733-1790 (19).

Around 1740 Gavin Hamilton 1723-1798 (17). Portrait of Elizabeth Gunning Countess Argyll 1733-1790 (6).

On 26 Jan 1759 James Maitland 8th Earl Lauderdale 1759-1839 was born to John Maitland 7th Earl Lauderdale 1718-1789 (41) at Haltoun House, Ratho.

On 26 Jan 1769 Edwin Sandys 2nd Baron Sandys Ombersley 1726-1797 (42) and Anne Maria Colebrooke were married.

On 26 Jan 1779 Thomas Hudson 1701-1779 (78) died.

On 26 Jan 1782 John Campbell 3rd Earl Breadalbaine and Holland 1696-1782 (85) died. His half third-cousin John Campbell 1st Marquess Breadalbane 1762-1834 (19) succeeded as 4th Earl Breadalbaine and Holland.

Before 05 Nov 1807 Angelica Kauffmann 1741-1807 (66). Portrait of John Campbell 1st Marquess Breadalbane 1762-1834 (45).

On 26 Jan 1783 Augusta Maria Byron 1783-1851 was born to John "Mad Jack" Byron 1756-1791 (26) and Amelia Darcy 12th Baroness Darcy Knayth, 9th Baroness Conyers 1754-1784 (28).

On 26 Jan 1794 Henry Herbert 10th Earl Pembroke, 7th Earl Montgomery 1734-1794 (59) died. His son George Augustus Herbert 11th Earl Pembroke, 8th Earl Montgomery 1759-1827 (34) succeeded as 11th Earl Pembroke (10C 1551) 8th Earl Montgomery.

On 26 Jan 1799 Charles Legge 1799-1821 was born to George Legge 3rd Earl Dartmouth 1755-1810 (43) and Frances Finch Countess Dartmouth 1761-1838 (37).

On 26 Jan 1802 Augusta Paget Baroness Templemore 1802-1872 was born to Henry William Paget 1st Marquess Anglesey 1768-1854 (33) and Caroline Elizabeth Villiers Duchess Argyll 1774-1835 (27).

On 26 Jan 1810 Friedrich Wilhelm Glücksburg Duke Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg 1785-1831 (25) and Louise Caroline Hesse-Kassel Duchess Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg 1789-1867 (20) were married. She a Great Granddaughter of George Augustus II King Great Britain and Ireland 1683-1760.

On 26 Jan 1817 Charlotte Paget Countess Enniskillen 1781-1817 (35) died.

On 26 Jan 1819 William Hay 17th Earl Erroll 1772-1819 (46) died. His son William Hay 18th Earl Erroll 1801-1846 (17) succeeded as 18th Earl Erroll.

On 26 Jan 1855 Charles Mills 2nd Baron Hillingdon 1855-1919 was born to Charles Mills 1st Baron Hillingdon 1830-1898 (24) and Louisa Isabella Lascelles Baroness Hillingdon 1830-1918 (25).

On 26 Jan 1867 Sarah Sophia Fane Countess Jersey 1785-1867 (81) died.

On 26 Jan 1876 Josceline Percy 1876-1898 was born to Henry George Percy 7th Duke Northumberland 1846-1918 (29) and Edith Campbell Duchess Northumberland 1849-1913 (26).

On 26 Jan 1905 Henry Frederick Thynne 6th Marquess Bath 1905-1992 was born to Thomas Henry Thynne 5th Marquess Bath 1862-1946 (42) and Violet Caroline Mordaunt Marchioness Bath 1869-1928 (35).

27 Jan 1916. Times Newspaper Obituaries. The death of Lady Ulrica Thynne took place on Wednesday at 30, Grosvenor-gardens. She was the second daughter of the 12th Duke of Somerset and was born in 1833. She married, in 1858, Lord Henry Frederick Thynne, second son of the third Marquess of Bath, who was Treasurer of the Household to Queen Victoria and for over 25 years M.P. for South Wilts. There were four sons and two daughters of the marriage. The funeral will be at Findon, near Worthing, on Monday, at 1 o'clock.

Abermule Train Collision

On 26 Jan 1921 Herbert Lionel Henry Vane-Tempest 1862-1921 (58) was killed at Abermule, Newtown, Radnorshire, Welsh March during the Abermule Train Collision.

On 26 Jan 1972 John Albert William Spencer-Churchill 10th Duke Marlborough 1897-1972 (74) and Frances Laura Charteris Duchess Marlborough 1915-1990 (56) were married. Frances Laura Charteris Duchess Marlborough 1915-1990 (56) by marriage Duchess Marlborough.