burned to death
On 28 Jan 1069 Robert de Comines Earl Northumbria -1069 was burned to death in Durham when a rebel army set fire to the house in which he was staying. All his men were killed. In retaliation William "Conqueror" I King England 1028-1087 (41) commenced the Harrying of the North.
died after swallowing a frog
died at sea
On 11 Oct 1694 Catherine Grey Baroness North, Baroness Grey Rolleston 1631-1694 (63) died at sea on a voyage from Barbados.
On 25 Mar 1733 Captain William Berkeley -1733 died at sea whilst Commander of HMS Tyger on its journey from Guinea to the West Indies. He was buried at sea. Memorial in the Church of St Mary, Bruton sculpted by Peter Scheemakers Sculptor 1691-1781 (58) in 1749. beneath.
On 28 Oct 1758 Edward Moore 5th Earl Drogheda 1701-1758 (57) died at sea whilst travelling between Holyhead and Dublin. His son Charles Moore 1st Marquess Drogheda 1730-1822 (28) succeeded 6th Earl Mount Cashell.
In 1888 Frederick William Hesse-Kassel 1854-1888 (34) died at sea.
died by choking
On 08 Oct 1847 Robert Gordon Diplomat 1791–1847 (56) died by choking on a fish bone. Prince Albert Saxe-Coburg-Gotha 1819-1861 (28) bought Balmoral estate from his trustees a year later as a gift for his wife Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom 1819-1901 (28).
died from a fall from his horse
On 12 Oct 1343 Reginald "Black" Guelders II Duke Guelders 1295-1343 (48) died from a fall from his horse at Arnhem. His son Reginald Guelders III Duke Guelders 1333-1371 (10) succeeded III Duke Guelders. His wife acted as Regent to her nine year old son for two years.
On 04 Feb 1816 Robert Hobart 4th Earl Buckinghamshire 1760-1816 (55) died from a fall from his horse. No issue.
On 28 Mar 1868 James Brudenell 7th Earl Cardigan 1797-1868 (70) died from a fall from his horse. On 25 May 1915 Adeline Horsey Countess Cardigan 1824-1915 (90) died.
Both were buried in St Peter's Church, Deene; he on 09 Apr 1868. Monument to James Brudenell 7th Earl Cardigan 1797-1868 sculpted by Joseph Edgar Boehm 1834-1890 (33). Recumbent effigies on Sarcophagus, bronze sea horses (Brudenell Crest) at the bottom corners..
died from falling down stairs
On 08 Sep 1560 , the day of the Abingdon Fair, Amy Robsart -1560 died from falling down stairs at Cumnor Place, Abingdon. She was married to Robert Dudley 1st Earl of Leicester 1532-1588 (28), favourite of Queen Elizabeth I of England and Ireland (27), who was with Queen Elizabeth I of England and Ireland (27) at Windsor Castle at the time. Foul play was suspected but not proven. The event was regarded as suspicious by many. The Queen's reputation being tarnished she could not risk a marriage with Dudley.
died in a car accident
North Aisle, Salisbury Cathedral. On 15 Dec 1922 Lieutenant-General Sir George Montague Harper 1865-1922 (57) died in a car accident when his car skidded and overturned fracturing his skull. Sculpted by Allan Gairdner Wyon Sculptor 1882-1962 (40).
On 03 May 1987 Viola Maud Lyttelton Duchess Westminster 1912-1987 (74) died in a car accident at Dungannon, County Tyrone.
died in a carriage accident
died from a carriage accident
died in a house fire
On 30 Mar 1803 Aglae de Polignac "Guichette" 1768-1803 (34) died in a house fire at her home in Edinburgh.
On 26 Apr 1831 George Grey 3rd Baron Walsingham 1776-1831 (54) died in a house fire with his wife at Upper Harley Street, Harley Street, Marylebone. His brother Thomas Grey 4th Baron Walsingham 1778-1839 (53) succeeded 4th Baron Walsingham of Walsingham in Norfolk. Elizabeth North Baroness Walsingham 1776-1845 (54) by marriage Baroness Walsingham of Walsingham in Norfolk.
died in a plane crash
On 16 Nov 1937 Ludwig Hesse-Darmstadt 1931-1937 (6) died in a plane crash.
On 16 Nov 1937 Alexander Hesse-Darmstadt 1933-1937 (4) died in a plane crash.
On 16 Nov 1937 Georg Donatus Hesse-Darmstadt Grand Duke 1906-1937 (31) died in a plane crash.
On 26 Jan 1947 Gustaf Adolf Bernadotte 1906-1947 (40) died in a plane crash.
On 13 May 1948 William Henry Lawrence Peter Wentworth-Fitzwiliam 8th Earl Fitzwilliam 1910-1948 (37) and Kathleen "Kick" Kennedy 1920-1948 (28) died in a plane crash at the Plateau du Coiron, Saint-Bauzile during the course of their journey from Paris. His titles were inhertited by his second cousin Eric Spencer Wentworth-Fitzwiliam 9th Earl Fitzwilliam 1883-1952 (64). His wealth, estimated at 45 million pounds, including half of the Wentworth Woodhouse, Wentworth estate, the Coolattin estate in County Wicklow, Ireland, and a large part of the Fitzwilliam art collection.
died in a shooting accident
On 27 Apr 1935 George Herbert Arthur Edward Hyde Villiers 1906-1935 (28) died in a shooting accident at the De Beers Estate, Kimberley.
died in an accident
On 24 Oct 1525 Thomas Dacre 2nd Baron Dacre Gilsland 1467-1525 (57) died in an accident. His son William Dacre 3rd Baron Dacre Gilsland 1493-1563 (32) succeeded 3rd Baron Dacre Gilsland (3C 1482). He inherited about 280 km² of land in Cumberland, 120 km² in Yorkshire and 80 km² in Northumberland.
On 04 Feb 2002 Sigvard Bernadotte 1907-2002 (94) died in an accident.
died of exposure
In 1069 at the Battle of Mechain fought in Radnorshire, Welsh March the brothers Maredudd Cadelling -1069 and Idwal Cadelling -1069 attempted to regain control of Radnorshire, Welsh March from brothers Bleddyn ap Cynfyn King Gwynedd, King Powys -1073 and Rhiwallon ap Cynfyn Mathrafal -1069. Rhiwallon ap Cynfyn Mathrafal -1069 and Idwal Cadelling -1069 were killed. Maredudd Cadelling -1069 died of exposure following the battle.
On 30 Dec 1783 Hamilton Douglas 1763-1783 (20) died of exposure while commanding the barge of HMS Assistance being caught in a snowstorm while looking for deserters and wrecked at Sandy Hook, Middletown Township, Monmouth County, New Jersey.
died when her clothes caught fire
In 872 Gwgon King Seisyllwg -872 drowned.
In 933 Edwin Wessex -933 was drowned at sea. The circumstances of his death are unclear. Some sources say a storm caused the ship to sink, some say his brother Aethelstan I King Anglo-Saxons, I King England 894-939 (39) sent him to sea in a leaky boat.
On 25 Nov 1120 the White Ship left Barfleur, Basse Normandie, with a party of young Normans. King Henry I "Beauclerc" England (52) had left earlier on another ship. A mile out the White Ship foundered on a submerged rock. William Adelin Normandy Duke Normandy 1103-1120 (17), his half-siblings Richard Fitzroy 1100-1120 (19) and Matilda Fitzroy Count Perche -1120, William Bigod -1120, Lucia-Mahaut Blois Countess Chester -1120, brothers Geoffrey Aigle -1120 and Engenulf Aigle -1120, half-brothers Richard Avranches 2nd Earl Chester 1094-1120 (26) and Ottiwel Avranches -1120, brothers Ivo Grandesmil -1120 and William Grandesmil -1120 and Geoffrey Ridel -1120 were all drowned.
On 14 May 1264 the army of Simon Montfort 6th Earl of Leicester 1208-1265 (56) including Gilbert "Red Earl" Clare 7th Earl Gloucester, 6th Earl Hertford 1243-1295 (20), Henry Hastings 1235-1269 (29) and Nicholas Segrave 1st Baron Segrave 1238-1295 (26) defeated the army of Henry III King England 1207-1272 (56) during the Battle of Lewes at Lewes. Henry III King England 1207-1272 (56), his son the future Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307 (24), Humphrey Bohun 2nd Earl Hereford, 1st Earl Essex 1204-1275 (60), Richard Cornwall 1st Earl Cornwall 1209-1272 (55), John "Red" Comyn 1st Lord Baddenoch 1220-1275 (44), Philip Marmion 5th Baron Marmion 1233-1291 (30) and John Giffard 1st Baron Giffard Brimpsfield 1232-1299 (32) were captured. John Warenne 6th Earl Surrey 1231-1304 (33), John Balliol 1207-1268 (56), Robert Bruce 5th Lord Annadale 1215-1295 (49), Roger Leybourne 1215-1271 (49) and William Valence 1st Earl Pembroke -1296 fought for the King. Guy Lusignan -1264 was killed. Fulk IV Fitzwarin 1220-1264 (44) drowned. Walter Cantilupe Bishop of Worcester 1191-1266 (72) was present and blessed the Montfort army before the battle.
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 21 Dec 1281 Hartmann Habsburg 1263-1281 (18) drowned.
On 12 Nov 1282 the English forces attempted to cross the Menai Straits to invade Gwynedd without waiting for the arrival of Edward's larger force. The battle was a rout. Roger Clifford 1243-1282 (39) drowned. The brothers William Burnell -1282 and Philip Burnell -1282 were killed. .
On 16 Dec 1379 John Fitzalan 2nd Baron Maltravers, 1st Baron Arundel 1348-1379 (31) drowned. He was buried at Lewes Priory, Lewes. The Chronica Majora reports "... that during the panic of the storm, Sir John murdered those of his men who refused to make for shore for fear of being shipwrecked upon the rocks. Subsequently, after safely arriving on an island off the Irish coast, Sir John and his boat captain were swept back into the sea and drowned". His son John Fitzalan 2nd Baron Maltravers, 2nd Baron Arundel 1364-1390 (15) succeeded 2nd Baron Maltravers (1C 1330), 2nd Baron Arundel (1C 1377).
On 16 Dec 1379 Thomas Banastre 1334-1379 (45) drowned.
On 25 Nov 1431 Walter Fitzwalter 7th Baron Fitzwalter 1400-1431 (31) drowned at sea in a storm whilst returning from France. His daughter Elizabeth Fitzwalter Baroness Dinham, 8th Baroness Fitzwalter 1430-1484 (1) succeeded 8th Baron Fitzwalter.
In 1584 Laurence Oliphant -1584 drowned.
On 07 Sep 1589 (possibly 08 Sep 1589) Jane Kennedy Lady in Waiting -1589 drowned when crossing the River Forth.
On Apr 1599 William Fitzgerald 13th Earl Kildare -1599 drowned. His first-cousin Gerald Fitzgerald 14th Earl Kildare -1612 succeeded 14th Earl Kildare. Elizabeth Nugent Countess Kildare by marriage Countess Kildare.
On 15 Dec 1619 Thomas Butler Viscount Thurles 1581-1619 (38) drowned accidentally at Skerries having been sent to England to answer charges of having garissoned Kilkenny Castle, Kilkenny, County Kilkenny.
On 01 Jan 1629 Frederick Henry Palatinate-Simmern 1614-1629 (15) drowned. He was on his way to Amsterdam to see the captured Spanish treasure fleet there and drowned crossing the Haarlemmermeer.
On 24 Aug 1648 John Sheffield -1648 drowned.
In 1655 James Hamilton 3rd Baron Hamilton of Strabane 1633-1655 (22) drowned in the River Mourne near Strabane. His brother George Hamilton 4th Baron Hamilton of Strabane 1634-1688 (21) succeeded 4th Baron Hamilton of Strabane.
In 1658 Nathaniel Dummer 1652-1658 (6) drowned when playing alone in a canoe.
In Dec 1672 Charles Stewart 6th Duke Lennox, 3rd Duke Richmond 1639-1672 (33) drowned at Elsinor.
On 06 May 1682 Richard Hill -1682 drowned off Great Yarmouth during the Sinking of HMS Gloucester when it struck a sandbank. The future James II King England, Scotland and Ireland 1633-1701 (48) and John Churchill 1st Duke Marlborough 1650-1722 (31) were rescued in the ship's boat.
John Hope of Hopetoun 1651-1682 drowned. He gave up his seat in a lifeboat to the future James II King England, Scotland and Ireland 1633-1701 (48) for which his son was rewarded with an Earldom twenty-one years later when he came of age.
Robert Ker 3rd Earl Roxburghe 1658-1682 (24) drowned. His son Robert Ker 4th Earl Roxburghe 1677-1696 (5) succeeded 4th Earl Roxburghe.
On 25 Apr 1721 James Herbert MP 1690-1721 (16) drowned having fallen off a footbridge near his home whilst out walking. He is known to have suffered from apoplexy; his most recent occurrence being five days prior to his death.
On 05 Nov 1743 Erasmus Philipps 5th Baronet Philips 1699-1743 (43) drowned in the River Avon after his horse was frightened by pigs. He was unmarried. His brother John Philipps 6th Baronet Philips 1699-1764 (43) succeeded 6th Baronet Philips of Picton Castle.
On 17 Sep 1783 Richard Eyre Cox -1783 drowned at his home in Dunmanwy, County Cork. During an afternoon boating on a nearby pond. He was accidently knocked out by an aor and subsequently drowned.
In Oct 1793 George Samuel Browne 8th Viscount Montague 1769-1793 (24) was drowned whilst trying to ride the Rhine Falls, Schaffhausen with his friend Charles Sedley Burdett with whom he was travelling. Given the Rhine Falls is 150 feet wide and 75 feet high, attempting to ride the falls in a fishing boat was not one of George's best ideas.
On 29 Jun 1794 George Waldegrave 1784-1794 (9) drowned whilst swimming in the River Thames near Eton, Windsor. His brother John James Waldegrave 6th Earl Waldegrave 1785-1835 (8) succeeded 6th Earl Waldegrave (1C 1729).
In 1810 John Ashburnham 1789-1810 (20) was drowned whilst returning from Portugal.
In 1828 William Pitt Canning 1802-1828 (26) drowned at Madeira.
On 23 Jan 1831 Horace Pitt-Rivers 3rd Baron Rivers 1777-1831 (53) drowned himself in The Serpentine, Hyde Park having reneged on a pledge to never play cards again. His son George Pitt-Rivers 4th Baron Rivers 1810-1866 (20) succeeded 4th Baron Rivers (4C 1802).
On Mar 1841 Fitzroy George Charles Gordon-Lennox 1820-1841 (20) drowned when the SS President was lost at sea with all 136 on board drowned.
On 10 Nov 1846 Charlotte Lucy Beatrix Egerton 1824-1846 (22) drowned in Rostherne Mere, Rostherne, Tatton the evening before her wedding day. Monument in St Mary's Church, Rostherne, Tatton sculpted Richard "The Younger" Sculptor Westmacott 1799-1892 (47).
On 10 Oct 1918 Alexandra Phyllis Hamilton 1876-1918 (42) drowned whilst travelling from Dún Laoghaire, County Dublin to Holyhead aboard the mailboat RMS Leinster that was torpedoed and sunk by German submarine UB-123.
was killed accidentally
was killed by lightning
In 1253 Burkhard V Count Hohenberg -1253 was killed by lightning.
was killed whilst hunting
On 02 Aug 1100 William "Rufus" II King England 1056-1100 (44) was killed whilst hunting, not known whether accidentally or otherwise, in the New Forest. His brother King Henry I "Beauclerc" England (32) succeeded I King England: Norman. The brothers Robert Beaumont 1st Earl of Leicester, Count Meulan 1040-1118 (60) and Henry Beaumont 1st Earl Warwick 1050-1119 (50), and Roger Clare 1066-1131 (34) and Gilbert Clare 1066-1117 (34) were present.
was hit by an express train
On 16 May 1899 Henry Byng 4th Earl Strafford 1831-1899 (67) was hit by an express train (possible suicide but the coroner returned misadventure) at the Railway Station in Potter's Bar. He was buried at Byng Family Vault, St John's Church, Potter's Bar. On 16 May 1899 His brother Francis Edmund Cecil Byng 5th Earl Strafford 1835-1918 (64) succeeded 5th Earl Strafford (3C 1847). Emily Georgina Kerr Countess Strafford 1847-1929 (52) by marriage Countess Strafford (3C 1847).
was accidentally poisoned fatally
John Smith MP 1767-1842 was accidentally poisoned fatally by his nearly blind wife who gave him an overdose of laudanum. What's the first rule?.
was killed racing
On 04 Aug 1936 John Charles William Fitzroy 9th Duke Grafton 1914-1936 (22) was killed racing his Bugatti at Limerick, County Limerick during the Limerick Grand Prix. His first-cousin once-removed Charles Alfred Euston Fitzroy 10th Duke Grafton 1892-1970 (44) succeeded 10th Duke Grafton.
was shot and killed accidentally
On 24 Dec 1143 Miles Gloucester 1st Earl Hereford -1143 was shot and killed accidentally whilst hunting in the Forest of Dean. He was buried in the Chapter House, Llanthony Secunda Priory, Gloucester. His son Roger Fitzmiles 2nd Earl Hereford 1124-1155 (18) succeeded 2nd Earl Hereford (5C 1141). Cecilia Fitzjohn Countess Hereford 1120-1204 (23) by marriage Countess Hereford (5C 1141).
In 1578 John Lyon 8th Lord Glamis -1578 was shot and killed accidentally in a street brawl in Stirling between his followers and those of David Lindsay, 11th Earl of Crawford. He was shot through the head.
On 16 Jul 1643 Francis Willoughby 5th Baron Willoughby Parham -1666 launched a night attack on Gainsborough and captured it and Robert Pierrepoint 1st Earl Kingston 1584-1643 (58).
On 25 Jul 1643 Robert Pierrepoint 1st Earl Kingston 1584-1643 (58) was shot and killed accidentally while a prisoner on board a vessel bound for Hull. His son Henry Pierrepoint 1st Marquess Dorchester 1606-1680 (37) succeeded 2nd Earl Kingston upon Hull, 2nd Viscount Newark (1C 1627), 2nd Baron Pierrepoint Holme Pierrepoint. Catherine Stanley Marchioness Dorchester by marriage Countess Kingston upon Hull.