02 Apr is in April.
On 02 Apr 742 Charles "Charlemagne aka Great" King Franks King Lombardy Holy Roman Emperor was born.
On 02 Apr 1305 Joan Blois I Queen Navarre (age 32) died.
Before 02 Apr 1323 Philip de Kyme 1st Baron Kyme (age 81) died. His son William de Kyme 2nd Baron Kyme succeeded 2nd Baron Kyme.
Before 02 Apr 1450 William Zouche 5th Baron Zouche Harringworth (age 48) and Elizabeth St John Baroness Scrope Bolton Baroness Zouche Harringworth were married. She by marriage Baroness Zouche Harringworth.
On 02 Apr 1502 Prince Arthur Tudor (age 15) died at Ludlow Castle [Map]. Earl Chester 7C 1489 extinct. The cause of death unknown other than being reported as "a malign vapour which proceeded from the air". Catherine of Aragon (age 16) had recovered.
Wriothesley's Chronicle. 02 Apr 1544. Munday the 2 of Aprill, 1554, the Parlement began at Westminster, which should haue bene kept at Oxforde, the Queens Majestie (age 28) ridinge in her Parlement robes from her pallace of Whitehall to St. Peters churche with all her Lordes spirituall and temporall in their robes, and there heard masse of the Holie Ghoete and a sermon. And that aftemoone the Common Howse did chuse Mr. Robert Brooke, esquier, and sergiant at lawe and Recorder of London, for their speaker in this Parlement.
In Mar 1586 a virulent outbreak of gaol fever occurred during the Assizes in Exeter, Devon [Map]. The cause according to modern medical opinion was typhus transmitted by the human body-louse. Among the dead victims were eight judges, eleven of the twelve jurors, several constables, and the surrounding population which was ravaged by the disease for several months.
Edward Flowerdew died of gaol fever.
On 02 Apr 1630 George Talbot 9th Earl of Shrewsbury (age 63) died. His nephew John Talbot 10th Earl of Shrewsbury (age 29) succeeded 10th Earl of Shrewsbury 2C 1442, 10th Earl Waterford. Mary Fortescue Countess Shrewsbury and Waterford (age 30) by marriage Countess of Shrewsbury, Countess Waterford.
On 02 Apr 1656 the Treaty of Brussels agreeing mutual support between England (Royal) and Spain was signed by Henry Wilmot 1st Earl Rochester (age 43) and James Butler 1st Duke Ormonde (age 45) on behalf of King Charles II of England Scotland and Ireland (age 25), and Alonso Cárdenas on behalf of Philip IV King Spain (age 50).
On 02 Apr 1657 Ferdinand King Bohemia III Holy Roman Emperor (age 48) died.
On 02 Apr 1668 Peter II King Portugal (age 18) and Marie Françoise Élisabeth of Savoy Queen Consort of Portugal (age 21) were married. She had, two years before, married his older brother Alfonso VI King Portugal (age 24) who he, Peter, had deposed; an example of Married to Two Siblings. He the son of John IV King Portugal and Luisa de Guzman Queen Consort Portugal.
Pepy's Diary. 02 Apr 1669. Up, and by water to White Hall, and there with the Office attended the Duke of York (age 35), and staid in White Hall till about noon, and so with W. Hewer (age 27) to the Cocke (age 52), and there he and I dined alone with great content, he reading to me, for my memory's sake, my late collections of the history of the Navy, that I might represent the same by and by to the Duke of York (age 35); and so, after dinner, he and I to White Hall, and there to the Duke of York's (age 35) lodgings, whither he, by and by, by his appointment come: and alone with him an hour in his closet, telling him mine and W. Coventry's (age 41) advice touching the present posture of the Navy, as the Duke of Buckingham (age 41) and the rest do now labour to make changes therein; and that it were best for him to suffer the King (age 38) to be satisfied with the bringing in of a man or two which they desire. I did also give the Duke of York (age 35) a short account of the history of the Navy, as to our Office, wherewith he was very well satisfied: but I do find that he is pretty stiff against their bringing in of men against his mind, as the Treasures were, and particularly against Child's' coming in, because he is a merchant. After much discourse with him, we parted; and [he to] the Council, while I staid waiting for his telling me when I should be ready to give him a written account of the administration of the Navy. This caused me to wait the whole afternoon, till night. In the mean time, stepping to the Duchess of York's (age 32) side to speak with Lady Peterborough (age 47); I did see the young Duchess (age 6)1, a little child in hanging sleeves; dance most finely, so as almost to ravish me, her ears were so good: taught by a Frenchman that did heretofore teach the King (age 38), and all the King's children, and the Queen-Mother (age 59) herself, who do still dance well.
Note 1. The Princess Mary (age 6), afterwards Queen of England.
On 02 Apr 1673 John Egerton 3rd Earl Bridgewater (age 26) and Jane Paulet Countess Bridgewater (age 17) were married at St Dionis Backchurch. She the daughter of Charles Paulet 1st Duke Bolton (age 43) and Mary Scrope 6th Marchioness Winchester. He the son of John Egerton 2nd Earl Bridgewater (age 49) and Elizabeth Cavendish Countess Bridgewater. He a great x 5 grandson of King Henry VII of England and Ireland.
Evelyn's Diary. 12 Jan 1690. The Parliament was unexpectedly prorogued to 2d of April to the discontent and surprise of many members who, being exceedingly averse to the settling of anything, proceeding with animosities, multiplying exceptions against those whom they pronounced obnoxious, and producing as universal a discontent against King William (age 39) and themselves, as there was before against King James (age 56). The new King (age 39) resolved on an expedition into Ireland in person. About 150 of the members who were of the more royal party, meeting at a feast at the Apollo Tavern [Map] near St. Dunstan's [Map], sent some of their company to the King (age 39), to assure him of their service; he returned his thanks, advising them to repair to their several counties and preserve the peace during his absence, and assuring them that he would be steady to his resolution of defending the Laws and Religion established. The great Lord suspected to have counselled this prorogation, universally denied it. However, it was believed the chief adviser was the Marquis of Carmarthen (age 57), who now seemed to be most in favor.
On 02 Apr 1695 William Savile 2nd Marquess Halifax (age 30) and Mary Finch Duchess Roxburghe (age 18) were married. She by marriage Marchioness Halifax. She the daughter of Daniel Finch 2nd Earl Nottingham 7th Earl Winchilsea (age 47) and Essex Rich 2nd Countess Nottingham. He the son of George Savile 1st Marquess Halifax (age 61) and Dorothy Spencer Lady Savile. They were fourth cousins.
On 02 Apr 1701 Henry Howard 7th Duke of Norfolk (age 46) died of apoplexy. He was buried in the Fitzalan Chapel, Arundel Castle [Map]. His nephew Thomas Howard 8th Duke of Norfolk (age 17) succeeded 8th Duke Norfolk 3C 1483, 26th Earl Arundel Sussex, 9th Earl Surrey 3C 1483, 6th Earl Norfolk 5C 1644, 3rd Earl Norwich 3C 1672, 19th Baron Mowbray 1C 1129, 20th Baron Segrave 1C 1283, 17th Baron Furnivall 1C 1295, 21st Baron Strange Blackmere 1C 1309, 18th Baron Talbot 1C 1331, 16th Baron Maltravers 1C 1330, 16th Baron Arundel 1C 1377, 3rd Baron Howard of Castle Rising.NOTEXT
On 02 Apr 1715 Thomas Nugent 1st Baron Nugent died.
On 02 Apr 1717 Thomas Pelham Holles 1st Duke Newcastle-under-Lyme (age 23) and Henrietta Godolphin Duchess Newcastle under Lyne (age 16) were married. She by marriage Duchess Newcastle under Lyme. She the daughter of Francis Godolphin 2nd Earl Godolphin (age 38) and Henrietta Churchill 2nd Duchess Marlborough (age 35).
On 02 Apr 1731 William Dalrymple Crichton 5th Earl Dumfries 4th Earl of Stair (age 32) and Anne Gordon Countess Dumfries (age 22) were married. She by marriage Countess Dumfries. She the daughter of William Gordon 2nd Earl Aberdeen (age 52) and Mary Melville. He the son of Colonel William Dalrymple Earl Dumfries (age 57) and Penelope Crichton 4th Countess of Dumfries.
On 02 Apr 1733 Charles Stourton 15th Baron Stourton (age 31) and Catherine Walmesley Baroness Petre and Stourton were married.
On 02 Apr 1741 William Courtenay 7th Earl Devon (age 32) and Frances Finch Countess Devon were married. She by marriage Countess Devon. She the daughter of Heneage Finch 2nd Earl Aylesford (age 58) and Mary Fisher Countess Aylesford. He the son of William Courtenay 6th Earl Devon and Anne Bertie Countess Devon.
On 02 Apr 1819 Charles Dormer 9th Baron Dormer (age 66) died. His brother John Evelyn Pierrepont Dormer 10th Baron Dormer (age 48) succeeded 10th Baron Dormer of Wyng in Buckinghamshire, 10th Baronet Dormer of Wyng in Buckinghamshire. Elizabeth Kerr Baroness Dormer (age 53) by marriage Baroness Dormer of Wyng in Buckinghamshire.
On 02 Apr 1827 William Holman-Hunt was born to William Hunt (age 27) and Sarah Hobman (age 29) at 41 Lifford Street or Love Lane [Map]. Originally William Hobman Hunt he changed his name when he discovered it had been erroneously entered at his baptism on 10 Apr 1827 at the St Giles without Cripplegate Church [Map].
William Hunt: In 1800 he was born. In 1856 William Hunt (age 56) died.
Sarah Hobman: In 1798 she was born to William Hobman of Rotherhithe. In 1884 Sarah Hobman (age 86) died.
Margaret Douglas-Maclean-Clephane Marchioness Northampton: On 13 Dec 1791 she was born to Major-General William Douglas-Maclean-Clephane (age 32). On 24 Jul 1815 Spencer Compton 2nd Marquess Northampton (age 25) and Margaret Douglas-Maclean-Clephane Marchioness Northampton (age 23) were married. He the son of Charles Compton 1st Marquess Northampton (age 55). On 24 May 1828 Charles Compton 1st Marquess Northampton (age 68) died. His son Spencer Compton 2nd Marquess Northampton (age 38) succeeded 2nd Marquess Northampton 2C 1812, 10th Earl of Northampton 5C 1618, 2nd Earl Compton of Compton in Warwickshire, 2nd Baron Wilmington of Wilmington in Sussex. Margaret Douglas-Maclean-Clephane Marchioness Northampton (age 36) by marriage Marchioness Northampton.
02 Apr 1871. Census. 37 Fitzroy Square.
Ford Madox Brown (age 49). Head. 49.
Emma Matilda Hill (age 41). Wife. 36.
Emma Lucy Madox Brown (age 27). Daughter. 26.
Catherine Emily Brown (age 20). Daughter. 20.
Oliver Madox Brown (age 16). Son. 16.
Charloote Kirkby. Servant. 29.
Mary Ann Edwards. Servant. 19.
On 02 Apr 1878 William Clements 3rd Earl Leitrim (age 71) was assassinated along with his clerk and driver, near Cratlagh Wood while on his way to Milford (a village he owned in its entirety) from his home, Manor Vaughan (usually known as Mulroy House), on Mulroy Bay. Michael Heraghty and brothers Thomas and Bernard McGranahan were arrested. The gun butt had been traced to Heraghty, and paper for the wadding used to load the rifle was traced to a school copybook owned by the McGranahans. The McGranahans were released from Lifford Jail due to a lack of evidence. Heraghty died in Lifford Jail of typhus... The assassins, Nial Shiels of Doughmore, an itinerant tailor, Michael Hergarty of Tullyconnell, and Michael McElwee of Ballyworiskey, were from the remote Fanad Peninsula.
On 02 Apr 1911. 1911 Census. 6 Ravenslea Road Wandsworth Common.
Ellis William Roberts (age 50). Portrait Painter.
Eliza Glover (age 44). Portrait Painter.
Robert Ellis Roberts (age 21). Student at Cambridge.
Millicent Elsie Roberts (age 11). School.
and two servants Lottie Hipkins and Edith Cox.
Eliza Glover: Around 1867 she was born to Joseph Glover at Longton, Staffordshire.
Robert Ellis Roberts: Around 1890 he was born to Ellis William Roberts (age 29) and Eliza Glover (age 23).
Millicent Elsie Roberts: Around 1900 she was born to Ellis William Roberts (age 39) and Eliza Glover (age 33).
On 02 Apr 1937 Granville Waldegrave 4th Baron Radstock (age 77) died unmarried. His brother Montague Waldegrave 5th Baron Radstock (age 69) succeeded 5th Baron Radstock of Castletown in the Queen's County.
On 06 May 1938 Victor Christian William Cavendish 9th Duke Devonshire (age 69) died at Chatsworth House [Map]. He was buried at Cavendish Plot, St Peter's Church, Edensor [Map]. His son Edward William Spencer Cavendish 10th Duke Devonshire (age 43) succeeded 10th Duke Devonshire, 13th Earl Devonshire 2C 1618, 5th Earl Burlington 2C 1831. Mary Alice Gascoyne-Cecil Duchess Devonshire (age 42) by marriage Duchess Devonshire. On 02 Apr 1960 Evelyn Emily Mary Petty-Fitzmaurice Duchess Devonshire (age 89) died. Both the Duke and Duchess were buried in the Cavendish Plot, St Peter's Church, Edensor [Map].
Mary Alice Gascoyne-Cecil Duchess Devonshire: On 29 Jul 1895 she was born to James Gascoyne-Cecil 4th Marquess Salisbury (age 33) and Cicely Anne Gore Marchioness Salisbury (age 28). In 1917 Edward William Spencer Cavendish 10th Duke Devonshire (age 21) and Mary Alice Gascoyne-Cecil Duchess Devonshire (age 21) were married. She the daughter of James Gascoyne-Cecil 4th Marquess Salisbury (age 55) and Cicely Anne Gore Marchioness Salisbury (age 49). He the son of Victor Christian William Cavendish 9th Duke Devonshire (age 48) and Evelyn Emily Mary Petty-Fitzmaurice Duchess Devonshire (age 46).
Evelyn Emily Mary Petty-Fitzmaurice Duchess Devonshire: On 27 Aug 1870 she was born to Henry Petty-Fitzmaurice 5th Marquess Lansdowne (age 25). On 30 Jul 1892 Victor Christian William Cavendish 9th Duke Devonshire (age 24) and Evelyn Emily Mary Petty-Fitzmaurice Duchess Devonshire (age 21) were married. She by marriage Duchess Devonshire. She the daughter of Henry Petty-Fitzmaurice 5th Marquess Lansdowne (age 47).
On 02 Apr 1963 Charles Robert Grey 5th Earl Grey (age 83) died. His second cousin twice removed Richard Fleming Grey 6th Earl Grey (age 24) succeeded 6th Earl Grey, 6th Viscount Grey of Howick in Northumberland, 6th Baron Grey of Howick in Northumberland 1801, 7th Baronet Grey of Howick in Northumberland.
John Brigg Charles Fountaine: On 15 Nov 1922 he was born to Vice Admiral Charles Andrew Fountaine (age 43) and Louisa Constance Catherine Maclean at Narford Hall. On 14 Sep 1997 Andrew Douglas Algernon Fountaine (age 78) died of cancer possibly at Swaffham Hospital otherwise at Narford Hall without issue. His brother John Brigg Charles Fountaine (age 74) inherited Narford Hall.