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On 13 Feb 1067 Geoffrey Arles 2nd Count Provence, Count Forcalquier -1067 died. His Niece Adelaide Arles Count Forcalquier succeeded Count Forcalquier.
Death of King William IV Succession of Queen Victoria
On 20 Jun 1837 William IV King United Kingdom 1765-1837 (71) died at Windsor Castle. His Niece Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom 1819-1901 (18) succeeded I King United Kingdom: Hanover. His Brother Ernest Augustus King Hanover 1771-1851 (66) succeeded King Hanover. Frederica Mecklenburg-Strelitz Queen Consort Hanover (59) by marriage Queen Consort Hanover.
At 5am Francis Nathaniel Conyngham 2nd Marquess Conyngham 1797-1876 (40) and William Howley Archbishop Canterbury 1766-1848 (71) went to Kensington Palace to inform the Princess she was now Queen. Francis Nathaniel Conyngham 2nd Marquess Conyngham 1797-1876 (40) was the first to address her as 'Your Majesty'.
On 17 May 1920 Charles Rawdon-Hastings 11th Earl Loudon 1855-1920 (65) died. His Niece Edith Maud Rawdon-Hastings 12th Countess Loudon 1883-1960 (37) succeeded 12th Earl Loudon.
Uncle and Aunt
On 25 Oct 1053 Enguerrand Ponthieu II Count Ponthieu -1053 died. His Uncle Guy Ponthieu Bishop Amiens 1027-1100 (26) succeeded I Count Ponthieu.
On Jul 1268 Maurice Fitzgerald 3rd Lord Offaly 1238-1268 (30) drowned in the Irish Sea whilst crossing from England to Ireland. His Uncle Maurice Fitzgerald 4th Lord Offaly 1238-1277 (30) succeeded 4th Lord Offaly. Emmeline Longespée Lady Offaly 1250-1291 (18) by marriage Lord Offaly.
On 20 Nov 1316 John "The Posthumous" I King France 1316-1316 died. His Uncle Philip V King France 1293-1322 (23) succeeded V King France: Capet.
On 13 Dec 1421 Ankaret Talbot 9th Baroness Strange Blackmere, 6th Baroness Talbot 1416-1421 (5) died. Her Uncle John "Old Talbot" Talbot 1st Earl Shrewsbury, 1st Earl Waterford 1383-1453 (38) succeeded 10th Baron Strange Blackmere (1C 1309), 7th Baron Talbot (1C 1331). Maud Neville Countess Shrewsbury, Countess Waterford 1392-1423 (28) by marriage Baroness Strange Blackmere (1C 1309), Baron Talbot (1C 1331).
On 16 Oct 1432 Gerald Fitzgerald 5th Earl Kildare -1432 died. She was buried at Grey Abbey, County Kildare. His Uncle John Fitzgerald 6th Earl Kildare -1427 succeeded 6th Earl Kildare.
On 24 Apr 1438 Humphrey Fitzalan 15th Earl Arundel 1429-1438 (9) died. His Uncle William Fitzalan 16th Earl Arundel 1417-1487 (20) succeeded 16th Earl Arundel (Sussex), 6th Baron Maltravers (1C 1330), 6th Baron Arundel (1C 1377).
In 1450 Henry "The Rich" Wittelsbach XVI Duke Bavaria 1386-1450 (64) died. His Uncle John Wittelsbach II Duke Bavaria 1341-1397 succeeded II Duke Bavaria.
In 1457 Peter Montfort II Duke Brittany 1418-1457 (39) died. His Uncle Arthur Montfort III Duke Brittany 1393-1458 (63) succeeded III Duke Brittany (1364 War of Montfort).
On 17 Apr 1457 Wartislaw Griffins 9th Duke Pomerania -1457 died. His Uncle Wartislaw Griffins 8th Duke Pomerania -1415 succeeded 8th Duke Pomerania.
On 21 Oct 1494 Gian Galeazzo Sforza 6th Duke Milan 1469-1494 (25) died. His Uncle Ludovico Sforza Duke Milan 1452-1508 (42) succeeded Duke Milan.
On Oct 1496 Ferdinand II King Naples 1469-1496 (27) died. His Uncle Frederick IV King Naples 1452-1504 (44) succeeded IV King Naples.
On 08 Jun 1529 James Fitzgerald 10th Earl Desmond -1529 died at Dingle, County Kerry. He was buried at Tralee, County Kerry. His Uncle Thomas Fitzgerald 11th Earl Desmond 1454-1534 (75) succeeded 11th Earl Desmond.
On 22 Apr 1545 Louis Wittelsbach X Duke Bavaria 1495-1545 (49) died. His Uncle Christoph, Duke Wittelsbach I Duke Bavaria 1449-1493 succeeded Christophe I Duke Bavaria.
In Apr 1576 Charles Stewart 5th Earl Lennox 1557-1576 (18) died. His Uncle Robert Stewart 6th Earl Lennox, 1st Earl March 1517-1586 (59) succeeded 6th Earl Lennox (2C 1488). Elizabeth Stewart Countess Arran, Countess Lennox, Countess March 1549-1595 (27) by marriage Countess Lennox (2C 1488).
On 13 May 1630 Theobald Dillon 3rd Viscount Dillon 1629-1630 died. His Uncle Thomas Dillon 4th Viscount Dillon 1615-1672 (15) succeeded 4th Viscount Dillon of Costello-Gallen in Mayo.
In 1657 John St John 2nd Baronet St John Lydiard Tregoze 1642-1657 (15) died. His Uncle Walter St John 3rd Baronet St John Lydiard Tregoze 1622-1708 (34) succeeded 3rd Baronet St John Lydiard Tregoze in Wiltshire (1611). Johanna St John Baronetess St John Lydiard Tregoze 1631-1705 (25) by marriage Lady St John Lydiard Tregoze in Wiltshire (1611).
On 13 Jun 1665 at the Battle of Lowestoft an English fleet commanded by James II King England, Scotland and Ireland 1633-1701 (31), Prince Rupert Palatinate-Simmern 1st Duke Cumberland 1619-1682 (45) and Edward Montagu 1st Earl Sandwich 1625-1672 (39) defeated a Dutch Fleet.
Richard Boyle -1665 was killed.
Charles Maccarthy 2nd Earl Clancarty -1666 was killed. His Son Callaghan Maccarthy 3rd Earl Clancarty -1676 succeeded 3rd Earl Clancarty (1C 1658).
Charles Berkeley 1st Earl Falmouth 1630-1665 (35) was killed by a cannonball aboard the Royal Charles. His Father Charles Berkeley 2nd Viscount Fitzhardinge 1599-1668 (65) succeeded 2nd Viscount Fitzhardinge of Berehaven in Kerry. Penelope Godolphin Viscountess Fitzhardinge by marriage Viscountess Fitzhardinge of Berehaven in Kerry. Possibly the only occasion when a father has succeeded his son.
Charles Weston 3rd Earl Portland 1639-1665 (26) was killed. On 13 Jun 1665 His Uncle Thomas Weston 4th Earl Portland 1609-1688 (55) succeeded 4th Earl Portland (1C 1633).
Thomas Allin 1st Baronet 1612-1685 (53) was present.
Admiral Jeremy Smith -1675 commanded the HMS Mary.
Around Apr 1678 John Willoughby 8th Baron Willoughby Parham 1669-1678 (9) died at Belvoir Castle, Belvoir. His Uncle John Willoughby 9th Baron Willoughby Parham 1669-1678 (9) succeeded 9th Baron Willoughby Parham.
Before 01 Nov 1681 William Douglas 9th Earl Morton -1681 died. His Uncle James Douglas 10th Earl Morton -1686 succeeded 10th Earl Morton.
On 11 Apr 1682 Thomas Cromwell 3rd Earl Ardglass 1653-1682 (28) died. His Uncle Vere Essex Cromwell 4th Earl Ardglass 1625-1687 (56) succeeded 4th Earl Ardglass.
In 1689 Thomas Gower 3rd Baronet Gower 1666-1689 (23) died. His Uncle William Leveson-Gower 4th Baronet Gower 1647-1691 (42) succeeded 4th Baronet Gower of Stittenham in Yorkshire. Jane Grenville Baronetess Gower -1696 by marriage Lady Gower of Stittenham in Yorkshire.
In 1701 James Annesley 2nd Baron Altham -1701 died. His Uncle Richard Annesley 3rd Baron Altham 1655-1701 (46) succeeded 3rd Baron Altham (1C 1681). Dorothy Davey Baroness Altham by marriage Baroness Altham (1C 1681).
Before 25 Nov 1710 Henry Boothby 2nd Baronet Boothby 1682-1710 died. His Uncle William Boothby 3rd Baronet Boothby 1664-1730 succeeded 3rd Baronet Boothby of Broadlow Ash in Derbyshire. On 25 Nov 1710 Henry Boothby 2nd Baronet Boothby 1682-1710 was buried in St Oswalds Church, Ashbourne.
Before 19 Aug 1730 Gore Boothby 1698-1730 died. He was buried at St Oswalds Church, Ashbourne.
On 08 May 1722 Charles William Howard 7th Earl Suffolk 1693-1722 (28) died. His Uncle Edward Howard 8th Earl Suffolk 1672-1731 (50) succeeded 8th Earl Suffolk (4C 1603).
On 28 Sep 1747 John Drummond 4th Duke Perth 1716-1747 (33) died unmarried. His Uncle John Drummond 5th Duke Perth -1757 succeeded 5th Duke Perth.
In 1751 William Mathias Stafford Howard 3rd Earl Stafford 1718-1751 (33) died. His Uncle John Paul Stafford Howard 4th Earl Stafford 1700-1762 (51) succeeded 4th Earl Stafford (2C 1688), 5th Baron Stafford (5C 1640).
In 1770 George Hay 5th Marquess Tweedale 1758-1770 (12) died. His Uncle George Hay 6th Marquess Tweedale 1700-1787 (70) succeeded 6th Marquess Tweedale, 7th Earl Tweeddale.
On 19 Sep 1772 George Henry Lee 3rd Earl Lichfield 1718-1772 (54) died. His Uncle Robert Lee 4th Earl Lichfield 1706-1776 (66) succeeded 4th Earl Lichfield (2C 1674).
On 08 Jan 1779 Dinah Frankland Countess Lichfield 1719-1779 (60) died
Monument in All Saints Church, Spelsbury.
On 08 Jul 1779 Robert Bertie 4th Duke Ancaster and Kesteven 1756-1779 (22) died at Grimsthorpe, South Kesteven. His Uncle Brownlow Bertie 5th Duke Ancaster and Kesteven 1729-1809 (50) succeeded 5th Duke Ancaster and Kesteven, 5th Marquess Lindsay, 8th Earl Lindsey. His Sister Priscilla Barbara Elizabeth Bertie 21st Baroness Willoughby Eresby 1761-1828 (18) succeeded 21st Baron Willoughby Eresby.
On 05 Dec 1791 George Walpole 3rd Earl Orford 1730-1791 (61) died. His Uncle Horace Walpole 4th Earl Orford 1717-1797 (74) succeeded 4th Earl Orford (2C 1742), 17th Baron Clinton. His Tenth-Cousin Robert Trefusis 17th Baron Clinton 1764-1797 (27) succeeded 17th Baron Clinton.
On 08 Jun 1795 Louis XVII King France 1785-1795 (10) died. His Uncle Louis XVIII King France 1755-1824 (39) succeeded XVIII King France: Capet Valois Bourbon.
On 02 Aug 1799 Douglas Hamilton 8th Duke Hamilton, 5th Duke Brandon 1756-1799 (43) died at Hamilton Palace, Hamilton. His Uncle Archibald Hamilton 9th Duke Hamilton, 6th Duke Brandon 1740-1819 (59) succeeded 9th Duke Hamilton, 6th Duke Brandon of Suffolk, 6th Baron Dutton of Cheshire. Harriet Stewart Duchess Hamilton, Duchess Brandon -1788 by marriage Duchess Hamilton, Duke Brandon of Suffolk.
On 31 Dec 1804 George Evans 4th Baron Carbery 1766-1804 (38) died without issue. His Uncle John Evans 5th Baron Carbery 1738-1807 (66) succeeded 5th Baron Carbery. Emilia Crowe Baroness Carbery -1806 by marriage Baroness Carbery.
On 19 Feb 1816 Aubrey Beauclerk 7th Duke St Albans 1815-1816 died. His Uncle William Beauclerk 8th Duke St Albans 1766-1825 (49) succeeded 8th Duke St Albans (1C 1684), 8th Earl Burford, 8th Baron Heddington. Maria Janetta Nelthorpe Duchess St Albans -1822 by marriage Duchess St Albans (1C 1684).
On 08 Apr 1836 Charles Stanhope 1831-1836 (4) died. His Uncle Leicester FitzGerald Charles Stanhope 5th Earl Harrington 1784-1862 (51) succeeded 5th Earl Harrington. Elizabeth Green Countess Harrington 1808-1898 (27) by marriage Countess Harrington.
On 17 Mar 1867 Henry Peter Pitt-Rivers 5th Baron Rivers 1849-1867 (17) died from lung disease in Torquay. His Uncle George Pitt-Rivers 6th Baron Rivers 1814-1880 (52) succeeded 6th Baron Rivers (4C 1802).
On 10 Jan 1880 Robert Jocelyn 4th Earl Roden 1846-1880 (33) died. His Uncle John Strange Jocelyn 5th Earl Roden 1823-1897 (57) succeeded 5th Earl Roden.
On 16 Sep 1943 Henry Wellesley 6th Duke Wellington 1912-1943 (31) was killed during an attempt to take Pimple Hill. He was buried where he lay. He was unmarried and without issue. His Uncle Gerald Wellesley 7th Duke Wellington 1885-1972 (58) succeeded 7th Duke Wellington (1C 1814), 11th Earl Mornington (1C 1760), 11th Viscount Wellesley of Dangan Castle. Dorothy Violet Ashton Ashton 7th Duchess Wellington 1889-1956 (54) by marriage 7th Duchess Wellington (1C 1814).
Savary Thouars IV Viscount Thouars died. His Uncle Aimery Thouars VIII Viscount Thouars succeeded VIII Viscount Thouars.
Wentworth Dillon 4th Earl Roscommon 1637-1685 died. His Uncle Carey Dillon 5th Earl Roscommon 1627-1689 succeeded 5th Earl Roscommon.
On 08 Aug 1493 Christoph, Duke Wittelsbach I Duke Bavaria 1449-1493 (44) died. His Great-Uncle William Wittelsbach III Duke Bavaria 1375-1435 succeeded III Duke Bavaria. Margarethe Marck Duchess Bavaria 1416-1444 by marriage Duchess Bavaria.
On 23 Aug 1683 William Verney 18th Baron Latimer, 10th Baron Willoughby Broke 1668-1683 (15) died. His Great-Uncle Richard Verney 19th Baron Latimer, 11th Baron Willoughby Broke 1622-1711 (61) succeeded 19th Baron Latimer, 11th Baron Willoughby Broke.
On 10 Aug 1779 Henry Howard 13th Earl Suffolk, 6th Earl Berkshire 1779-1779 died. His Great-Uncle Thomas Howard 14th Earl Suffolk, 7th Earl Berkshire 1721-1783 (58) succeeded 14th Earl Suffolk (4C 1603), 7th Earl Berkshire (2C 1626).
In 1051 Matthew Poher Count Nantes -1051 died. His Aunt Judith Poher Count Cornouaille, Count Nantes -1063 succeeded Count Nantes.
On 23 Apr 1686 Henrietta Marie Wentworth 6th Baroness Wentworth 1660-1686 (25) died. She was buried at St George of England Church, Toddington. Her Aunt Anne Wentworth 7th Baroness Wentworth, Baroness Lovelace -1697 succeeded 7th Baron Wentworth.