On this Day in History ... 6th January

06 Jan is in January.

1066 Coronation of King Harold

1387 Peter IV King Aragon Dies John I King Aragon Succeeds

1540 Marriage of Henry VIII and Anne of Cleves

1605 New Years Honours

1605 Masque of Blackness

1616 The Golden Age Restored Masque

1618 Pleasure Reconciled to Virtue Masque

1649 Pride's Purge

1684 Frost Fair

1839 Night of the Big Wind

See Births, Marriages and Deaths.

Events on the 6th January

Anglo-Saxon Chronicle. 1066. About midwinter King Edward (age 63) came to Westminster, and had the minster there consecrated, which he had himself built to the honour of God, and St. Peter, and all God's saints. This church-hallowing was on Childermas-day. He died on the eve of twelfth-day; and he was buried on twelfth-day in the same minster; as it is hereafter said. Here Edward king86, of Angles lord, sent his stedfast soul to Christ. In the kingdom of God a holy spirit! He in the world here abode awhile, in the kingly throng of council sage. Four and twenty winters wielding the sceptre freely, wealth he dispensed. In the tide of health, the youthful monarch, offspring of Ethelred! ruled well his subjects; the Welsh and the Scots, and the Britons also, Angles and Saxons relations of old. So apprehend the first in rank, that to Edward all the noble king were firmly held high-seated men. Blithe-minded aye was the harmless king; though he long ere, of land bereft, abode in exile wide on the earth; when Knute o'ercame the kin of Ethelred, and the Danes wielded the dear kingdom of Engle-land. Eight and twenty winters' rounds they wealth dispensed. Then came forth free in his chambers, in royal array, good, pure, and mild, Edward the noble; by his country defended- by land and people. Until suddenly came the bitter Death and this king so dear snatched from the earth. Angels carried his soul sincere into the light of heaven. But the prudent king had settled the realm on high-born men- on Harold (age 44) himself, the noble earl; who in every season faithfully heard and obeyed his lord, in word and deed; nor gave to any what might be wanted by the nation's king. This year also was Earl Harold (age 44) hallowed to king; but he enjoyed little tranquillity therein the while that he wielded the kingdom.

Note 86. This threnodia on the death of Edward the Confessor will be found to correspond, both in metre and expression, with the poetical paraphrase of Genesis ascribed to Caedmon.

On 06 Jan 1066 King Harold II of England (age 44) was crowned II King England having been selected by the Witan probably at Westminster Abbey [Map]. Harold quick to be crowned the day after the death and burial of Edward the Confessor.

On 06 Jan 1367 King Richard II of England was born to Edward "Black Prince" (age 36) and Joan "Fair Maid of Kent" Princess Wales (age 38) at Bordeaux [Map]. He became the Heir to the Throne of England. He a grandson of King Edward III of England. Coefficient of inbreeding 3.42%.

On 06 Jan 1387 Peter IV King Aragon (age 67) died. His son King John I of Aragon (age 36) succeeded I King Aragon.

Around 06 Jan 1412 Joan of Arc was born at Domrémy.

On 06 Jan 1538 Jane Dormer Duchess Feria was born to William Dormer (age 25) and Mary Sidney in Eythrope, Waddesdon.

On 06 Jan 1540 Henry VIII (age 48) and Anne of Cleves (age 24) were married by Archbishop Thomas Cranmer (age 50) at the Palace of Placentia, Greenwich [Map]. Anne of Cleves (age 24) was crowned Queen Consort England. The difference in their ages was 24 years. She the daughter of John La Marck III Duke Cleves and Maria Jülich Berg Duchess Cleves. He the son of King Henry VII of England and Ireland and Elizabeth York Queen Consort England.

Catherine Carey (age 16) and Eleanor Paston Countess Rutland (age 45) were appointed Lady in Waiting to Anne of Cleves Queen Consort England (age 24).

On 06 Jan 1541 Bernard Van Orley (age 54) died.

On 06 Jan 1605, Twelfth Night, the Ben Johnson (age 33) Masque of Blackness was performed at the Banqueting House, Whitehall Palace [Map]. The performers included:

Anne of Denmark Queen Consort Scotland England and Ireland (age 30) played Euphoris.

Lucy Harrington Countess Bedford (age 25) played Aglaia.

Anne Lady Herbert (age 22) played Diaphane.

Elizabeth Vere Countess Derby (age 29) played Eucampse.

Catherine Knyvet Countess Suffolk (age 41) played Kathare.

Penelope Devereux Countess Devonshire (age 42) played Ocyte.

Frances Knyvet Lady Bevill (age 39) played Notis.

Anne St John Lady Effingham (age 30) played Psychrote.

Elizabeth Howard Countess Banbury (age 22) played Glycyte.

Susan Vere Countess Montgomery (age 17) played Malacia.

Mary Sidney Lady Wroth (age 18) played Baryte.

Audrey Shelton Lady Walsingham (age 36) played Periphere.

Memorials of affairs of state in the reigns of Q Elizabeth and K James I Volume 2 Dudley Carleton to Mr Winwood Jan 1605. At Night we had the Queen's Maske in the Banqueting-House [Map], or rather her Pagent. There was a great Engine at the lower end of the Room, which had Motion, and in it were the Images of Sea-Horses with other terrible Fishes, which were ridden by Moors: The Indecorum was, that there was all Fish and no Water. At the further end was a great Shell in form of a Skallop,wherein were four Seats; on the lowest sat the Queen (age 30) with my Lady Bedford (age 25); on the left were placed the Ladies Suffolk (age 41), Darby (age 29), Rich (age 42), Effingham (age 30), Ann Herbert (age 22), Susan Herbert (age 17), Elizabeth Howard (age 22), Walsingham (age 36) and Bevil (age 39). Their Apparell was rich, but too light and Currizan-light for such great ones. Instead of Vizzards, their Faces, and Arms up to the Elbows, were painted black, which was Disguise sufficient, for they were hard to be known; but it became them nothing so well as their red and white, and you cannot imagine a more ugly Sight, then a Troop of lean-cheeked Moors. The Spanish and Venetian Ambassadors were both present, and sate by the King in State; at which Monsieur Beaumont quarrells so extreamly, that he saith the whole Court is Spanish. But by his Favour, he should fall out with none but himself, for they were all indifferently invited to come as private Men, to a private Sport; which he refusing, the Spanish Ambassador willingly accepted, and being there, feeing no Cause to the contrary, he put off Don Taxis, and took upon him El Senor Embaxadour, wherein he outstript our little Monsieur. He was privately at the first Mask, and fate amongst his Men disguised; at this he was taken out to dance, and footed it like a lusty old Gallant with his Country Woman. He took out the Queen, and forgot not to kiss her Hand, though there was Danger it would have left a Mark on his Lips. The Night's Work was concluded with a Banquet in the great Chamber, which was so furioufly assaulted, that down went Table and Tresses before one bit was touched. They say the Duke Holst will come upon us with an after reckoning, and that we shall see him on Candlemas Night in a Mask, as he hath shewed himself a lusty Reveller all this Christmas.

Memorials of affairs of state in the reigns of Q Elizabeth and K James I Volume 2 Dudley Carleton to Mr Winwood Jan 1605. On Twelfth-Day we had the Creation of Duke Charles (age 4) now Duke of York; the Interim was entertained with making Knights of the Bath, which was three Days Work. They were eleven in Number, besides the little Duke, all of the King's Choice; namely, the Lords Willoby, Compton, Chandois, and Norres; William Cecyll, Allen Percy, Thomas Somerset (age 26), Francis Manners (age 27), Clifford, young Howard, second Son of my Lord Chamberlaine, and Harrington. The Solemnity of the Creation was kept in the Hall, where first the Duke (age 4) was brought in accompanyed with his Knights, then carried out againe, and brought back by Earles in their Robes of the Garter. My Lord Admiral bare him, two others went as Supporters, and six marched before with the Ornaments. The Patent was read by my Lord of Cranborne (age 13), and drawn in most eloquent Law Latin by Mr. Attorney; but so, that we have a Duke of York in Title, but not in Substance. There was a publick Dinner in the great Chamber, where there was one Table for the Duke and his Earls Assistants, another for his Fellow Knights of the Bath.

Diary of Anne Clifford 1616. 06 Jan 1616. Upon the 6th being Twelfth day I supped with my Lady of Arundel (age 31)1 and sat with her in the Ladyship’s Box to see the Masque which was the second time it was presented before the King and Queen.

Note 1. Daughter (age 31) of Gilbert Earl of Shrewsbury (age 63). Her portrait, in the same frame with her Lord (age 30), in the Cartoon Gallery. (Now in Great Hall).

Pleasure Reconciled to Virtue Masque was a Masque by Ben Johnson (age 46) first performed on Twelth Night 1618 ie 06 Jan 1618 in the Banqueting House at Whitehall Palace.

Diary of Anne Clifford 1619. 06 Jan 1619. The 6th the Prince had the Masque [Pleasure Reconciled to Virtue Masque] at night in the Banqueting House [Map].‘The King was there but the Queen was so ill she could not remove from Hampton Court all this Xmas, and it was generally thought she would have died.

On 06 Jan 1649 Thomas Pride, on behalf of Thomas Fairfax 3rd Lord Fairfax (age 36) and Henry Ireton (age 38), supported by two regiments, and Nathaniel Rich's (age 24) Regiment of Horse, with Thomas Grey (age 26), prevented MPs opposed to the trial of King Charles I (age 48) from entering Parliament including ...

James Herbert (age 26).

Robert Pye (age 29).

Ambrose Browne 1st Baronet.

Denzil Holles 1st Baron Holles (age 49).

John Spelman (age 42).

On 06 Jan 1655 Eleonore Magdalene of Neuburg was born to Philip William Elector Palatine (age 39).

On 06 Jan 1667 Margaret Brooke Lady Denham (age 27) died. She was rumoured to have been poisoned by her husband John Denham (age 52) by giving her a poisoned cup of chocolate. In any case rumour named several other possible poisoners, including her former lover James (age 33), his wife Anne Hyde (age 29) and his sister-in-law, Lady Rochester (age 21).

Pepy's Diary. 06 Jan 1669. At noon comes Mrs. Turner (age 46) and Dyke, and Mrs. Dickenson, and then comes The. (age 17) and Betty Turner (age 16), the latter of which is a very pretty girl; and then Creed and his wife, whom I sent for, by my coach. These were my guests, and Mrs. Turner's (age 46) friend, whom I saw the other day, Mr. Wicken, and very merry we were at dinner, and so all the afternoon, talking, and looking up and down my house; and in the evening I did bring out my cake-a noble cake, and there cut it into pieces, with wine and good drink: and after a new fashion, to prevent spoiling the cake, did put so many titles into a hat, and so drew cuts; and I was the Queene (age 59); and The. Turner (age 17), King-Creed, Sir Martin Marr-all; and Betty, Mrs. Millicent: and so we were mighty merry till it was night; and then, being moonshine and fine frost, they went home, I lending some of them my coach to help to carry them, and so my wife and I spent the rest of the evening in talk and reading, and so with great pleasure to bed.

On 06 Jan 1673 James Brydges 1st Duke Chandos was born to James Brydges 8th Baron Chandos (age 30) and Elizabeth Barnard Baroness Chandos (age 30) at Dewsall, Herefordshire.

Evelyn's Diary. 06 Jan 1684. The river quite frozen.

Evelyn's Diary. 06 Jan 1686. Passed the Privie Seale, amongst others, the creation of Mrs. Sedley J (concubine to) Countesse of Dorchester (age 28), which the Queene took very grievously (age 27), so as for two dinners, standing neere her I observed she hardly eate one morsel, nor spake one word to the King (age 52), or to any about her, tho' at other times she us'd to be extreamly pleasant, full of discourse and good humour. The Roman Catholics were also very angry, because they had so long valu'd the sanctity of their religion and proselytes. Dryden (age 54) the famous playwriter, and his two sonns, and Mrs. Nelly (age 35) (Misse to ye late) were said to go to masse; such proselytes were no greate losse to the church. This night was burnt to the ground my Lord Mountague's palace in Bloomsbury, than wch for painting and furniture there was nothing more glorious in England. This happen'd by the negligence of a servant, airing, as they call it, some of the goods by the fire in a moist season; indeede so wet and mild a winter had scarce ben seene in man's memory. At this Seale there also pass'd the creation of Sr H. Walgrave (age 25) to be a Peere. He had married one of the King's natural daughters (age 19) by Mrs. Churchill. These two Seales my brother Commissioners pass'd in the morning before I came to towne, at. wch I was not displeas'd. We likewise pass'd Privy Seales for 5.2/6,000 upon severall accounts, pensions, guards, wardrobes, pri vie purse, &c. besides divers pardons, and one more wch I must not forget (and wch by Providence I was not present at) one Mr. Lytcott to be Secretary to the Ambassador to Rome. We being three Commissioners, any two were a quorum.

On 06 Jan 1839 an enormous storm, known in Ireland as "Night of the Big Wind", the largest in three-hundred years, caused significant loss of life and damage in Ireland, particularly Dublin [Map] where one fifth of property was destroyed, and western Britain, partiularly Liverpool [Map]. The next day a number of passenger ships were lost.

The Diary of George Price Boyce 1853. 06 Jan 1853. To Rossetti's (age 24), Blackfriars Bridge. Met there W. Holman Hunt (age 25), J. E. Millais (age 23), J. P. Seddon (age 25), Clayton (age 25), Munro (age 27), whose charming group of Francesca and her lover was in Rossetti's studio, Stephens, Blanchard, C. Lucy, a Scotchman and a foreigner. Millais (age 23) somewhat egotistical and little real, his attention being easily distracted. He jerked out some good remarks. Spoke highly of Ruskin (age 33) as a friend of Art; said that Mrs. R (age 24). was sitting for one of his pictures1. Hunt (age 25) struck me as a thoroughly genuine, humorous, good-hearted, straightforward English-like fellow. Said he was bound for Syria before long. Millais spoke highly of Charles Collins (age 24) as a good religious man?

Note 1. Probably "The Order of Release".

After 06 Jan 1902. Memorial to Admiral Edward Southwell Sotheby (deceased) at the Church of St Mary Magdalene, Ecton [Map].

Admiral Edward Southwell Sotheby: On 14 May 1813 he was born to Admiral Thomas Sotheby and Mary Anne Bourke. On 23 Jun 1864 he and Lucy Elizabeth Adeane were married. On 06 Jan 1902 he died at 26 Green Street Mayfair. He was buried at Highgate Cemetery.

On 06 Jan 1924 Kate Terry (age 79) died.

Births on the 6th January

On 06 Jan 1156 Matilda Plantagenet Duchess Saxony was born to King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England (age 22) and Eleanor of Aquitaine Queen Consort Franks and England (age 34) at Windsor Castle [Map] (probably) and named after her paternal grandmother Empress Matilda (age 53).

On 06 Jan 1340 Katharine de la Plaunche was born.

Around 06 Jan 1361 John Bohun was born to John Bohun (age 59).

On 06 Jan 1367 King Richard II of England was born to Edward "Black Prince" (age 36) and Joan "Fair Maid of Kent" Princess Wales (age 38) at Bordeaux [Map]. He became the Heir to the Throne of England. He a grandson of King Edward III of England. Coefficient of inbreeding 3.42%.

On 06 Jan 1384 Edmund Holland 4th Earl Kent was born to Thomas Holland 2nd Earl Kent (age 34) and Alice Fitzalan Countess Kent (age 34). He a great x 2 grandson of King Edward "Longshanks" I of England.

Around 06 Jan 1412 Joan of Arc was born at Domrémy.

On 06 Jan 1449 Christoph Duke Wittelsbach I Duke Bavaria was born to Albert Wittelsbach III Duke Bavaria (age 47) and Anna Brunswick Grubenhagen Duchess Bavaria (age 35).

On 06 Jan 1485 Guiscard Harbottle was born to Ralph Harbottle (age 21) and Margaret Percy (age 23).

On 06 Jan 1538 Jane Dormer Duchess Feria was born to William Dormer (age 25) and Mary Sidney in Eythrope, Waddesdon.

On 06 Jan 1588 Elizabeth Stanley Countess Huntingdon was born to Ferdinando Stanley 5th Earl of Derby (age 29) and Alice Spencer Countess Derby (age 38) at Knowsley, Lancashire. She a great x 3 granddaughter of King Henry VII of England and Ireland.

Before 06 Jan 1598 Samuel Browne was born.

On 06 Jan 1635 Charles Fane 3rd Earl of Westmoreland was born to Mildmay Fane 2nd Earl of Westmoreland (age 32) and Grace Thornhurst Countess of Westmoreland (age 31).

On or before 06 Jan 1641 Richard Mansel 5th Baronet was born to Anthony Mansel of Ischoed (age 28). He was baptised on 06 Jan 1641.

On 06 Jan 1655 Eleonore Magdalene of Neuburg was born to Philip William Elector Palatine (age 39).

On 06 Jan 1657 William Bowes of Streatlam was born to Thomas Bowes (age 49).

On 06 Jan 1665 Clotworthy Upton was born to Arthur Upton (age 31) and Dorothy Beresford (age 22).

On 06 Jan 1673 James Brydges 1st Duke Chandos was born to James Brydges 8th Baron Chandos (age 30) and Elizabeth Barnard Baroness Chandos (age 30) at Dewsall, Herefordshire.

On 06 Jan 1717 Brian Broughton-Delves 4th Baronet was born to Brian Broughton 3rd Baronet (age 39) and Elizabeth Delves (age 38).

On 06 Jan 1718 William Gage 2nd Viscount Gage was born to Thomas Gage 1st Viscount Gage (age 17) and Benedicta Maria Theresa Hall Viscountess Gage in New Brunswick New Jersey.

On 06 Jan 1722 Penelope Vernon was born to Henry Vernon (age 59).

On 06 Jan 1751 John Fane was born to Henry Fane (age 47) and Charlotte Luther.

On 06 Jan 1761 Thomas Barrett Lennard was born.

On 06 Jan 1768 George Fermor 3rd Earl Pomfret was born to George Fermor 2nd Earl Pomfret (age 46) and Anna Maria Delagard Countess Pomfret (age 32).

On 06 Jan 1773 Edward Digby 2nd Earl Digby was born to Henry Digby 1st Earl Digby (age 41).

On 06 Jan 1775 Horace David Cholwell St Paul was born.

On 06 Jan 1782 Ann Louisa Bingham Baroness Ashburton was born to William Bingham (age 29).

On 06 Jan 1782 Louisa Maria La Coast Hanover was born illegitimately to William Henry Hanover 1st Duke Gloucester and Edinburgh (age 38) and Almeria Carpenter (age 30) at Esher, Surrey. She a great granddaughter of King George II of Great Britain and Ireland.

On 06 Jan 1788 Henry Vane 2nd Duke Cleveland was born to William Henry Vane 1st Duke Cleveland (age 21) and Catharine Margaret Powlett Countess Darlington (age 22). He a great x 3 grandson of King Charles II of England Scotland and Ireland. Coefficient of inbreeding 6.45%.

On 06 Jan 1798 William Thellusson 3rd Baron Rendlesham was born to Peter Isaac Thellusson 1st Baron Rendlesham (age 36). He was a twin with his younger brother Frederick Thellusson 4th Baron Rendlesham.

On 06 Jan 1801 Francis Vernon-Harcourt was born to Archbishop Edward Venables-Vernon-Harcourt (age 43) and Anne Leveson-Gower (age 40).

On 06 Jan 1805 Henrietta Mildred Hodgson was born to Reverend Robert Hodgson (age 31).

On 06 Jan 1818 John Savile 1st Baron Savile was born illegitimately to John Lumley-Savile 8th Earl Scarborough (age 29).

On 06 Jan 1830 William Brodrick 8th Viscount Midleton was born to William Brodrick (age 31) and Harriet Brodrick. Coefficient of inbreeding 6.26%.

On 06 Jan 1836 Reverend Ernest Alured Waller was born to Reverend Ernest Adolphus Waller (age 28).

On 06 Jan 1839 Arthur Saunders Gore 5th Earl Arran was born to Philip Gore 4th Earl Arran (age 37) and Elizabeth Marianne Napier Countess Arran (age 19).

On 06 Jan 1842 Georgina Gertude Maria Keppel was born to William Arnold Keppel (age 37).

On 06 Jan 1847 Richard Bingham was born to George Charles Bingham 3rd Earl Lucan (age 46) and Anne Brudenell Countess Lucan (age 37).

On 06 Jan 1858 Luise Karoline Juliane Glücksburg was born to Friedrich Glücksburg Duke Schleswig Holstein Sonderburg Glücksburg (age 43) and Adelheid Schasumburg Lippe Duchess Schleswig Holstein Sonderburg Glücksburg. She a great x 3 granddaughter of King George II of Great Britain and Ireland.

On 06 Jan 1870 Captain Ralph Nevile Fane was born to Francis Augustus Fane (age 45) and Augusta Fane (age 38). Coefficient of inbreeding 6.25%.

On 06 Jan 1884 Kathleen Lucille Payne-Gallwey was born to Lionel Philip Payne-Gallwey (age 32) and Caroline Lucille Lynch.

On 06 Jan 1891 Marie Henrietta Keppel Countess of Romney was born to Admiral Colin Keppel (age 28).

On 06 Jan 1895 Alice Pearl Crake Baroness Montagu was born to Edward Barrington Crake and Clara Alice Woodroffe.

On 06 Jan 1900 Maria Hohenzollern Sigmaringen Queen Consort Yugoslavia was born to Ferdinand "The Unfier" Hohenzollern Sigmaringen (age 34) and Marie Windsor (age 24). She a great granddaughter of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom.

Marriages on the 6th January

On 06 Jan 1242 Walter Marshal 5th Earl Pembroke (age 43) and Margaret Quincy 3rd Countess Lincoln and Pembroke (age 36) were married. She by marriage Countess Pembroke. He by marriage Earl Lincoln. A dynastic marriage that brought together the Earldom's of Pembroke and Lincoln. She the daughter of Robert Quincy Earl Lincoln and Hawise Gernon 2nd Countess Lincoln. He the son of William Marshal 1st Earl Pembroke and Isabel Clare Countess Pembroke. They were third cousin once removed. She a great x 3 granddaughter of King Henry I "Beauclerc" England.

After 06 Jan 1437 John Windham (age 27) and Margery de Clifton Baroness Hastings (age 18) were married.

On 06 Jan 1474 William VIII Marquis of Montferrat (age 53) and Bernarde de Brosse Marquis Monferrat were married. She by marriage Marchioness Montferrat.

Before 06 Jan 1485 Ralph Harbottle (age 21) and Margaret Percy (age 23) were married. They were third cousin once removed. She a great x 3 granddaughter of King Edward III of England.

On 06 Jan 1540 Henry VIII (age 48) and Anne of Cleves (age 24) were married by Archbishop Thomas Cranmer (age 50) at the Palace of Placentia, Greenwich [Map]. Anne of Cleves (age 24) was crowned Queen Consort England. The difference in their ages was 24 years. She the daughter of John La Marck III Duke Cleves and Maria Jülich Berg Duchess Cleves. He the son of King Henry VII of England and Ireland and Elizabeth York Queen Consort England.

Catherine Carey (age 16) and Eleanor Paston Countess Rutland (age 45) were appointed Lady in Waiting to Anne of Cleves Queen Consort England (age 24).

On 06 Jan 1579 Robert Stewart 1st Earl Lennox 1st Earl March (age 57) and Elizabeth Stewart Countess Arran Countess Lennox and March (age 30) were married. She by marriage Countess Lennox. The difference in their ages was 27 years. She the daughter of John Stewart 4th Earl Atholl and Elizabeth Gordon Countess Atholl. He the son of John Stewart 3rd Earl Lennox and Isabel or Elizabeth Stewart Countess Lennox. They were first cousin twice removed. He a great x 4 grandson of King Edward III of England.

Before 06 Jan 1605 William Bevill and Frances Knyvet Lady Bevill (age 39) were married.

Around 06 Jan 1607 James Hay 1st Earl Carlisle (age 27) and Honora Denny were married. She the daughter of Edward Denny 1st Earl Norwich (age 37) and Mary Cecil Countess Norwich.

On 06 Jan 1625 Thomas Francis of Savoy 1st Prince of Carignano (age 28) and Marie Bourbon Condé Countess Soissons (age 18) were married. She the daughter of Charles Bourbon Condé Count Soissons and Anne Montafié Countess Soissons (age 47). He the son of Charles Emmanuel Savoy I Duke Savoy (age 62) and Catherine Habsburg Spain Duchess Savoy.

On 06 Jan 1649 John Danvers (age 60) and Grace Hewett were married.

On 06 Jan 1658 Charles Louis Palatinate Simmern (age 40) and Maria Susanne Luise von Degenfeld (age 23) were married morganatically. She had previously been his mistress. As a result of the marriage being morganatic their children were excluded from the succession. He the son of Frederick Palatinate Simmern V Elector Palatine Rhine and Princess Elizabeth Stewart Queen Bohemia (age 61). He a grandson of King James I of England and Ireland and VI of Scotland.

Before 06 Jan 1665 Arthur Upton (age 31) and Dorothy Beresford (age 22) were married.

On 06 Jan 1702 Arthur Annesley 5th Earl Anglesey (age 22) and Mary Thompson Countess Anglesey were married. He the son of James Annesley 2nd Earl Anglesey and Elizabeth Manners Countess Anglesey. They were first cousins.

On 06 Jan 1785 Francis Henry Tyler (age 31) and Betty Maria Roper were married. They were first cousin once removed. He a great x 2 grandson of King Charles II of England Scotland and Ireland.

On 06 Jan 1790 Colonel Stephen Digby (age 47) and Charlotte Margaret Gunning (age 31) were married.

On 06 Jan 1814 John Chandos Reade 7th Baronet (age 28) and Louisa Murray Lady Reade were married at St James' Church, Piccadilly. She by marriage Lady Reade of Barton in Berkshire. They had five children of whom four predeceased him. One, Emily, described as an imbecile, died 23 Nov 1897.

On 06 Jan 1818 Edward Poore 2nd Baronet (age 22) and Agnes Marjoribanks Lady Poore were married.

Before 06 Jan 1870 Francis Augustus Fane (age 45) and Augusta Fane (age 38) were married. They were first cousins.

Before 06 Jan 1895 Edward Barrington Crake and Clara Alice Woodroffe were married.

On 06 Jan 1907 Lieutenant Colonel Harold Ritchie (age 31) and Ella Priestly (age 21) were married.

On 06 Jan 1919 George Cathcart 5th Earl Cathcart (age 56) and Vera Estelle Fraser Countess Cathcart (age 26) were married. The difference in their ages was 29 years.

Deaths on the 6th January

On 06 Jan 1083 Sancho Jiménez (age 45) died.

On 06 Jan 1148 William Warenne 3rd Earl of Surrey (age 29) died. His daughter Isabella Warenne Countess Boulogne 4th Countess of Surrey (age 11) succeeded 4th Countess Surrey and inherited his estates including Conisbrough Castle [Map].

On 06 Jan 1148 Gilbert de Clare 1st Earl Pembroke (age 48) died. His son Richard "Strongbow" Clare 2nd Earl Pembroke (age 18) succeeded 2nd Earl Pembroke. Aoife NI Diarmait Macmurrough Countess Pembroke and Buckingham (age 3) by marriage Countess Pembroke.

On 06 Jan 1296 Norman Darcy (age 60) died in Nocton, North Kesteven.

On 06 Jan 1296 Norman Darcy (age 61) died.

On 06 Jan 1326 John Deincourt (age 60) died at Emley Wakefield.

On 06 Jan 1326 Bishop David de Moravia died. He was buried in the choir of Elgin Cathedral.

On 06 Jan 1338 James Butler 1st Earl Ormonde (age 33) died. His son James Butler 2nd Earl Ormonde (age 6) succeeded 2nd Earl Ormonde.

On 06 Jan 1387 Peter IV King Aragon (age 67) died. His son King John I of Aragon (age 36) succeeded I King Aragon.

On 06 Jan 1398 Rupert II Elector Palatine (age 72) died.

On 06 Jan 1406 Archbishop Roger Walden died at Much Hadham, Hertfordshire.

On 06 Jan 1437 Edward Hastings 8th Baron Hastings (age 54) died at Marshalsea. His son John Hastings 9th Baron Hastings (age 25) de jure 9th Baron Hastings. Anne Morley Baroness Hastings (age 24) by marriage Baroness Hastings.

On 06 Jan 1459 Thomas Ferrers (age 64) died at Tamworth, Staffordshire [Map].

On 06 Jan 1478 John Bourbon VIII Count Vendôme (age 50) died. His son Francis Bourbon Count Vendôme and Soissons (age 8) succeeded Count Vendôme.

On 06 Jan 1504 Watkin Vaughan (age 59) died.

On 06 Jan 1515 Edward Jerningham died.

On 06 Jan 1516 Ralph Shirley (age 55) died at Staunton Harold, Leicestershire [Map].

On 06 Jan 1541 Bernard Van Orley (age 54) died.

On 06 Jan 1542 Roger Grey of Horton (age 67) died.

On 06 Jan 1579 Richard Egerton (age 69) died. He was buried at St Boniface's Church, Bunbury [Map].

On 06 Jan 1592 Catherine Willington (age 74) died.

On 06 Jan 1596 Hugh "The Elder" Cholmondeley (age 83) died. He was buried at St Oswald's Church, Malpas [Map].

On 06 Jan 1604 Henry Cromwell aka Williams (age 69) died at Hinchinbrooke House [Map].

Around 06 Jan 1612 John Preston (age 38) died.

On 06 Jan 1616 Margherita Gonzaga (age 51) died.

On 06 Jan 1617 Dorothea Oldenburg Duchess Brunswick-Lüneburg (age 70) died.

On 06 Jan 1642 Toby Caulfeild 3rd Baron Caulfeild (age 21) was shot and killed by Edmund Boy O'Hugh, foster-brother to Phelim O'Neill (age 38). His brother Robert Caulfeild 4th Baron Caulfeild succeeded 3rd Baron Charlemont.

On 06 Jan 1662 Francis Drake 2nd Baronet (age 44) died. His nephew Francis Drake 3rd Baronet (age 19) succeeded 3rd Baronet Drake of Buckland in Devon.

On 06 Jan 1663 George Goring 1st Earl Norwich (age 77) died. His son Charles Goring 2nd Earl Norwich (age 48) succeeded 2nd Earl Norwich. Alice Leman Countess Norwich by marriage Countess Norwich.

On 06 Jan 1667 Margaret Brooke Lady Denham (age 27) died. She was rumoured to have been poisoned by her husband John Denham (age 52) by giving her a poisoned cup of chocolate. In any case rumour named several other possible poisoners, including her former lover James (age 33), his wife Anne Hyde (age 29) and his sister-in-law, Lady Rochester (age 21).

On 06 Jan 1667 Colonel Piers Edgecumbe (age 58) died.

On 06 Jan 1668 Henry Caesar (age 37) died of smallpox.

On 06 Jan 1670 Gilbert Gerard 1st Baronet (age 82) died. His son Francis Gerard 2nd Baronet (age 52) succeeded 2nd Baronet Gerard of Harrow on the Hill.

On 06 Jan 1688 Adrian Heer van Ruytenburgh (age 57) died.

On 06 Jan 1689 Mary Murray (age 2) died.

On 06 Jan 1695 Christian Albert Duke of Holstein Gottorp (age 53) died.

On 06 Jan 1710 Thomas Fairfax 5th Lord Fairfax of Cameron (age 52) died.

On 06 Jan 1719 Richard Hoare (age 71) died.

Around 06 Jan 1722 Walter Aston (age 41) died.

On 06 Jan 1741 Catherine Harris Lady Knatchbull died.

On 06 Jan 1756 John Mytton (age 65) died in Bath, Somerset [Map].

On 06 Jan 1771 Judith English Lady Dolben died.

On 06 Jan 1789 Noel Hill 1st Baron Berwick (age 43) died at Portman Square Marylebone. On 20 Jan 1789 he was buried at St Eata's Church, Atcham. His son Thomas Noel-Hill 2nd Baron Berwick (age 18) succeeded 2nd Baron Berwick of Attingham in Shropshire.

On 06 Jan 1800 Wilmot Vaughan 1st Earl Lisburne (age 72) died.

On 06 Jan 1802 William Flower 3rd Viscount Ashbrook (age 34) died. His brother Henry Flower 4th Viscount Ashbrook (age 25) succeeded 4th Viscount Ashbrook.

On 06 Jan 1802 Catherine Stapleton Lady Wright (age 70) died.

On 06 Jan 1806 Emilia Crowe Baroness Carbery died.

On 06 Jan 1815 Bysshe Shelley 1st Baronet (age 83) died. His son Timothy Shelley 2nd Baronet (age 61) succeeded 2nd Baronet Shelley of Castle Goring in Sussex.

On 06 Jan 1826 Gore Townsend (age 73) died.

On 06 Jan 1830 John Pakington 8th Baronet (age 70) died. Baronet Pakington extinct. His John Somerset Russell aka Pakington 1st Baron Hampton (age 30) inherited his estates and, a year later, changed his surname from Russell to Pakington by Royal Licence. The estate included Westwood House, Worcestershire and Pakington moved there with his first wife Mary, in 1832.

On 06 Jan 1835 Anne Courtenay Countess Mountnorris (age 60) died.

On 06 Jan 1840 Watkin Williams-Wynn 5th Baronet (age 67) died. His son Watkin Williams-Wynn 6th Baronet (age 19) succeeded 6th Baronet Williams of Gray's Inn.

On 06 Jan 1851 Ann Buller (age 81) died.

On 06 Jan 1874 William Fitzgerald De Ros 22nd Baron Ros Helmsley (age 76) died at Old Court, Strangford, County Down. His son Dudley Fitzgerald De Ros 23rd Baron Ros Helmsley (age 46) succeeded 23rd Baron Ros Helmsley. Elizabeth Egerton Baroness Ros Helmsley (age 41) by marriage Baroness Ros Helmsley.

On 06 Jan 1896 Alexander Stewart (age 57) died.

On 06 Jan 1899 Maria Georgiana Elizabeth Jones (age 67) died.

On 06 Jan 1902 Admiral Edward Southwell Sotheby (age 88) died at 26 Green Street Mayfair. He was buried at Highgate Cemetery.

On 06 Jan 1905 Rachel Jane Gurney (age 81) died.

On 06 Jan 1911 John Aird 1st Baronet (age 77) died at his home Wilton Park. He was buried at St Anne's Church, Dropmore [Map]. His son John Aird 2nd Baronet (age 50) succeeded 2nd Baronet Aird of Hyde Park Terrace in Paddington in the County of London. Alicia Ellen Renton Lady Aird (age 46) by marriage Lady Aird of Hyde Park Terrace in Paddington in the County of London.

On 06 Jan 1917 Juliana Ogilvy Lady Rycroft died.

On 06 Jan 1924 Kate Terry (age 79) died.

On 06 Jan 1928 Ada Maria Tollemache Baroness Sudeley (age 79) died.

On 06 Jan 1931 Olga de Meyer (age 59) died.

On 06 Jan 1932 Emily Georgiana Craven (age 85) died.

On 06 Jan 1936 Alexander Faulkner Shand (age 77) died at 1 Edwardes Place, Kensington.

On 06 Jan 1939 Mary Stuart Hamilton Baroness Tollemache (age 87) died.

On 06 Jan 1942 Arthur Richard Doble Banker (age 70) died. He was buried at Mount Pleasant Cemetery.

On 06 Jan 1944 Edith Harcourt Countess Winchelsea and Nottingham (age 88) died.

On 06 Jan 1949 Winifred Harbord (age 84) died.

On 06 Jan 1952 Sydney Edward Marsham (age 72) died.

On 06 Jan 1952 Lt Cdr Cecil Dick Bluett Coventry (age 46) died.

On 06 Jan 1957 Hilda Osborn (age 89) died.

On 06 Jan 2004 Frances Helen Mary Eliot (age 60) died.