On this Day in History ... 7th April

07 Apr is in April.

1517 Sweating Sickness Outbreak

1606 Gunpowder Plot

Events on the 7th April

On 07 Apr 1234 Sancho "Strong" VII King Navarre (age 79) died. His nephew Theobald IV King Navarre (age 32) succeeded IV King Navarre. Margaret Bourbon Queen Consort Navarre (age 17) by marriage Queen Consort Navarre.

On 07 Apr 1498 Charles VIII King France (age 27) died after he hit his head on a door lintel at Château d'Amboise, Amboise. His second cousin once removed Louis XII King France (age 35) succeeded XII King France: Capet Valois.

Letters and Papers 1518. 07 Apr 1517. R.O. 4061. Pace (age 35) to WOLSEY.

The Council here have desired him to advertise Wolsey that the change in the King's mind anent his return to London has procceded of himself. As far as Pace (age 35) can perceive, the King is afraid of the sickness. When the Duke of Suffolk moved the King and Sir Henry Marney "that no conclusion might be taken for his grace's abode here unto such time that his grace had been advertised from your grace of the great sickness in those parts, if any be, his grace made answer that he was well at ease here, where no man cometh [to] tell him of the death of any person, as they were wont daily." He has ordered each man to provide horse meat as he can. The Dukes of Buckingham and Suffolk will leave shortly; but, by reason of his sister, the King is content Suffolk shall remain till after St. George's feast. After Suffolk had received the sacrament on Easter Day, he desired Pace (age 35) to hear him speak, and said "that he had been accused as untrue to the King's grace, as well in the accepting of a protection offered unto him by the French King, as in putting the French orators at their late being here, or afore their coming, in comfort of the restitution of Tournay." This he denies upon oath. Abingdon, 7 April.

P.S.—The King wishes to know Wolsey's opinion touching his journey to the North. He hears there is some death at Nottingham.

Hol., pp. 3. Add.: To my Lord Cardinal's grace.

Calendars. 15 Apr 1533. 1061. Eustace Chapuys (age 43) to the Emperor (age 33).

On Tuesday the 7th inst., having been informed of the strange and outrageous conduct and proceedings of this king (age 41) against the Queen (age 47), whereof I have written to Your Majesty, I went to Court at the hour appointed for the King's audience, that I might there duly remonstrate against the Queen's treatment. I took with me Mr. Hesdin, who by the consent of the Queen [of Hungary] is now here to claim the arrears of his pension, in order that he might be present, and hear the remonstrances I had to address the King (age 41), hoping also that if I had to use threatening language the King (age 41) might not be so much offended if uttered in the presence of the said Hesdin. On my arrival at Greenwich [Map] the earl of Vulchier (age 56) (Wiltshire) came to meet me, and leading me to the apartments of the duke of Norfolk (age 60), who had just gone to see the Queen (age 47), said to me that the King (age 41) being very much engaged at that hour had deputed him to listen to what I had to say, and report thereupon. My answer was that my communication was of such a nature and so important that I could not possibly make it to anyone but to the King (age 41) in person. Until now he had never refused me audience, or put me off, and I could not think that he would now break through the custom without my having given him any occasion for it, especially as the King (age 41) knew that Your Majesty most willingly received the English ambassadors at all hours, whatever might be their errand or business. The Earl (age 56) repeated his excuses, and seemed at first disinclined to take my answer back to the King (age 41), until at last, perceiving my firm determination, he went in and came back saying the King (age 41) would see me immediately, though he still tried to ascertain what my business was, and advised me to put off my communication until after the festivals. It was settled at last that I should see the King (age 41) on Thursday in Holy Week, on which day having about me a copy of my last despatch [to Your Majesty], I took again the road to Court, accompanied as before by the said Master Hesdin, and was introduced to the Royal presence by the same earl of Wiltshire (age 56). The King (age 41) received us graciously enough. After the usual salutations and inquiries about Your Majesty's health, the King (age 41) asked me what news I had of your movements. I answered that the letters I had received last were rather old, but that I had reason to believe you had already embarked to return to Spain at the beginning of this present month. This statement the King (age 41) easily believed, and was rejoiced to hear (such is his wish to see you fairly out of Italy). I added that the weather for the last days could not have been more favourable, and therefore that it was to be hoped Your Majesty had reached Spain in safety. Having then asked me whether I had other news to communicate, I told him that your brother, the king of the Romans (age 30), had made his peace with the Turk, and that the latter had sent an embassy, at which piece of intelligence the King (age 41) remained for some time in silent astonishment as if he did not know what to answer.

On 07 Apr 1547 Thomas Cawarden of Bletchingly and Nonsuch came into the possession of Bletchingley, Surrey [Map]. Anne of Cleves Queen Consort England (age 31) had formerly owned it.

On 07 Apr 1606 Humphrey Lyttelton (age 44) was hanged, drawn and quartered at Red Hill, Worcester for his involvement in the Gunpowder Plot.

On 07 Apr 1629 John "The Younger" Habsburg Spain was born illegitimately to Philip IV King Spain (age 23) and María Calderón.

Pepy's Diary. 07 Apr 1666. Thence took her by coach to Hales's (age 66), and there find Mrs. Pierce and her boy and Mary. She had done sitting the first time, and indeed her face is mighty like at first dash.

On 31 Mar 1678 Richard Sanford was born to John Sanford of Nynehead Florey, Somerset (age 40) and Elizabeth Knightley (age 24). He was baptised the same day. On 07 Apr 1678 he died. On 09 Apr 1638 he was buried at St Mary's Church, Fawsley [Map].

On 17 Sep 1766 Lieutenant-General Bennett Noel (age 51) died. He was buried at the Church of St Peter and St Paul, Exton, Rutlandshire [Map]. After 07 Apr 1784 Elizabeth Adams (age 69) was buried with her husband.

Monument sculpted by Joseph Nollekens (age 29).

Lieutenant-General Bennett Noel: Lieutenant-General Bennett Noel and Elizabeth Adams were married. In 1715 he was born to John Noel and Elizabeth Sherard.

Elizabeth Adams: Around 1715 she was born to Robert Adams. In 1736 Robert Adams died. His estate, reputedly worth £100,000 was divided between his two daughters Margaretta Anna Adams and Elizabeth Adams. On 07 Apr 1784 she died.

On 07 Apr 1770 William Wordsworth was born to John Wordsworth and Ann Cookson at Wordsworth House.

On 07 Apr 1781 Francis Leggatt Chantrey was born to Francis Chantrey (age 33) and Sarah Leggatt (age 36) in Jordanthorpe Hall Farm Norton, South Yorkshire [Map].

On 07 Apr 1817 Major-General John Douglas was born.

On 07 Apr 1848 Archbishop Randall Davidson was born at Edinburgh. He was educated at Harrow School.

On 07 Apr 1849 Henry Clay Pierce was born to Dyer Ensworth Pierce (age 33) at Saint Lawrence, Jefferson County.

On 07 Apr 1854 Catherine Louise Georgina Marlay (age 23) died from childbirth three weeks after giving birth to her daughter Edith Katherine Manners (deceased) who had died at twelve days old. She was buried at Highgate Cemetery on 15 Apr 1854. Monument by William Calder Marshall (age 41) erected in 1862 in a chapel at St Katherine's Church, Rowsley [Map] built for the purpose.

On 07 Apr 1875 William Kingdon Clifford (age 29) and Lucy Lane (age 28) were married. They had two children.

Births on the 7th April

On 07 Apr 1206 Otto "Illustrious" Wittelsbach II Duke Bavaria was born to Louis Wittelsbach I Duke Bavaria (age 32) and Ludmilla Bohemia Duchess Bavaria.

On 07 Apr 1330 John Plantagenet 3rd Earl Kent was born to Edmund of Woodstock 1st Earl Kent (deceased) and Margaret Wake Countess Kent (age 33) at Arundel Castle [Map]. He a grandson of King Edward "Longshanks" I of England.

On 07 Apr 1428 Bishop William Percy was born to Henry Percy 2nd Earl of Northumberland (age 35) and Eleanor Neville Countess Northumberland (age 31). He a great x 2 grandson of King Edward III of England. Coefficient of inbreeding 3.42%.

On 07 Apr 1470 Edward Stafford 2nd Earl Wiltshire was born to John Stafford 1st Earl Wiltshire (age 42) and Constance Green Countess Wiltshire (age 43). He a great x 3 grandson of King Edward III of England.

On or before 07 Apr 1562 Edmund Bell was born to Robert Bell (age 23) and Dorothie Beaupré (age 23). He was baptised on 07 Apr 1562.

On 07 Apr 1589 Richard Lumley 1st Viscount Lumley was born to Roger Lumley and Anne Kurtwich. He a great x 3 grandson of King Edward IV of England.

On 07 Apr 1590 John Upton was born to Arthur Upton (age 60).

On 07 Apr 1603 Edward Mainwaring was born to Edward Mainwaring (age 26) and Sarah Stone.

Before 07 Apr 1605 Charles Wray was born to William Wray 1st Baronet (age 50) and Frances Drury Lady Glentworth (age 28).

On 07 Apr 1622 Reverend John Meadows was born.

On 07 Apr 1623 Thomas Mainwaring 1st Baronet was born to Philip Mainwaring (age 32) and Ellen Minshull (age 28)

On 07 Apr 1629 John "The Younger" Habsburg Spain was born illegitimately to Philip IV King Spain (age 23) and María Calderón.

On 07 Apr 1643 Francis Hungate 2nd Baronet was born to Francis Hungate (age 28).

Before 07 Apr 1663 William Clifton 3rd Baronet was born to Clifford Clifton (age 37) and Frances Finch.

On 07 Apr 1674 Margaret Evelyn was born to George Evelyn of Nutfield (age 32) and Margaret Webb (age 21).

On 31 Mar 1678 Richard Sanford was born to John Sanford of Nynehead Florey, Somerset (age 40) and Elizabeth Knightley (age 24). He was baptised the same day. On 07 Apr 1678 he died. On 09 Apr 1638 he was buried at St Mary's Church, Fawsley [Map].

On or before 07 Apr 1681 Selina Finch Countess Ferrers was born to George Finch (age 31). She was baptised on 07 Apr 1681.

On 07 Apr 1704 Paulet St John 1st Baronet was born.

On 07 Apr 1733 Charles Frederick Augustus Hohenzollern was born to Charles William Frederick "The Wild Margrave" Hohenzollern (age 20) and Frederica Louise Hohenzollern (age 18). He a great grandson of King George I of Great Britain and Ireland.

On 07 Apr 1736 Elizabeth Powys Viscountess Sydney was born to Richard Powys and Mary Brudenell (age 19).

On 07 Apr 1760 Edmund Phipps was born to Constantine Phipps 1st Baron Mulgrave (age 37) and Lepell Hervey Baroness Mulgrave (age 36). He a great x 2 grandson of King James II of England Scotland and Ireland.

Before 07 Apr 1767 Cecil Weld-Forester 1st Baron Forester was born to Cecil Forester (age 46).

On 07 Apr 1770 William Wordsworth was born to John Wordsworth and Ann Cookson at Wordsworth House.

On 07 Apr 1779 Charles Miles Lambert Monck 6th Baronet was born to William Middleton 5th Baronet (age 41) and Jane Monck Lady Middleton.

On 07 Apr 1781 Francis Leggatt Chantrey was born to Francis Chantrey (age 33) and Sarah Leggatt (age 36) in Jordanthorpe Hall Farm Norton, South Yorkshire [Map].

On 07 Apr 1792 Francis Martin Drexel was born.

On 07 Apr 1815 Aubrey Beauclerk 7th Duke St Albans was born to Aubrey Beauclerk 6th Duke St Albans (age 49) and Louisa Grace Manners Duchess St Albans (age 38). His father died four months later. He a great x 3 grandson of King Charles II of England Scotland and Ireland.

On 07 Apr 1817 Major-General John Douglas was born.

On 07 Apr 1848 Archbishop Randall Davidson was born at Edinburgh. He was educated at Harrow School.

On 07 Apr 1849 William Nelthorpe Beauclerk was born to Frederick Charles Peter Beauclerk (age 40).

On 07 Apr 1849 Henry Clay Pierce was born to Dyer Ensworth Pierce (age 33) at Saint Lawrence, Jefferson County.

On 07 Apr 1861 Madeline Holme-Sumner Lady Jenkinson was born to Arthur Holme-Sumner (age 24) and Georgina Emily Kingscote (age 25).

On 07 Apr 1863 John Esplen 1st Baronet was born.

On 07 Apr 1863 Derek William George Keppel was born to William Keppel 7th Earl Albermarle (age 30) and Sophia Mary MacNab of Dundurn Castle (age 30).

On 07 Apr 1898 Arthur William Milborne-Swinnerton-Pilkington 13th Baronet was born to Thomas Edward Milborne-Swinnerton-Pilkington 12th Baronet (age 40) and Kathleen Mary Alexina Cuffe Lady Milborne-Swinnerton-Pilkington (age 26).

On 07 Apr 1900 Noel Lytton 4th Earl of Lytton was born to Neville Bulwer-Lytton 3rd Earl of Lytton (age 21) and Judith Blunt-Lytton 16th Baroness Wentworth (age 27).

On 07 Apr 1905 David George Arbuthnot was born.

Marriages on the 7th April

On 07 Apr 1461 Thomas Waldegrave (age 24) and Elizabeth Fray (age 20) were married.

Before 07 Apr 1470 John Stafford 1st Earl Wiltshire (age 42) and Constance Green Countess Wiltshire (age 43) were married. She by marriage Earl Wiltshire. He the son of Humphrey Stafford 1st Duke of Buckingham and Anne Neville Duchess Buckingham (age 62). He a great x 2 grandson of King Edward III of England.

On 07 Apr 1600 Anthony Cope 1st Baronet (age 52) and Anne Paston Lady Hanwell (age 47) were married.

Before 07 Apr 1623 Philip Mainwaring (age 32) and Ellen Minshull (age 28) were married.

Before 07 Apr 1648 Edmund Sheffield 2nd Earl Mulgrave (age 36) and Elizabeth Cranfield Countess Mulgrave (age 40) were married. She by marriage Countess Mulgrave. She the daughter of Lionel Cranfield 1st Earl Middlesex and Elizabeth Sheppard.

After 07 Apr 1674 William Blackett 1st Baronet (age 52) and Lady Margaret Cock were married. She by marriage Lady Blackett of Newcastle in Northumberland.

Before 07 Apr 1733 Charles William Frederick "The Wild Margrave" Hohenzollern (age 20) and Frederica Louise Hohenzollern (age 18) were married. She the daughter of Frederick William "Soldier King" I King Prussia (age 44) and Sophia Dorothea Hanover Queen Consort Prussia (age 46). She a granddaughter of King George I of Great Britain and Ireland.

On 07 Apr 1778 Thomas Orde-Powlett 1st Baron Bolton (age 37) and Jean Mary Browne Powlett Baroness Bolton (age 27) were married. She the daughter of Charles Powlett 5th Duke Bolton.

Before 07 Apr 1781 Francis Chantrey (age 33) and Sarah Leggatt (age 36) were married.

On 07 Apr 1801 Charles Whitworth 1st Earl Whitworth (age 48) and Arabella Diana Cope 3rd Duchess Dorset (age 32) were married. She the daughter of Charles Cope 2nd Baronet and Catherine Bisshopp Countess Liverpool (age 56).

On 07 Apr 1825 Francis Baring 1st Baron Northbrook (age 28) and Jane Grey (age 20) were married at Dockyard Chapel, Portsmouth.

On 07 Apr 1828 Colonel George Marlay (age 37) and Catherine Louisa Augusta Tisdall (age 32) were married.

On 07 Apr 1836 John Cæsar Hawkins (age 30) and Louisa Georgiana Letitia Ricketts were married.

Before 07 Apr 1861 Arthur Holme-Sumner (age 24) and Georgina Emily Kingscote (age 25) were married.

On 07 Apr 1875 William Kingdon Clifford (age 29) and Lucy Lane (age 28) were married. They had two children.

Deaths on the 7th April

On 07 Apr 1206 Frederick Metz I Duke Lorraine (age 63) died. His son Frederick Metz II Duke Lorraine succeeded II Duke Lorraine.

On 07 Apr 1234 Sancho "Strong" VII King Navarre (age 79) died. His nephew Theobald IV King Navarre (age 32) succeeded IV King Navarre. Margaret Bourbon Queen Consort Navarre (age 17) by marriage Queen Consort Navarre.

On 07 Apr 1239 William Cantilupe Baron (age 80) died. He was buried at Studley Priory [Map].

After 07 Apr 1269 Agatha Lusignan (age 46) died.

On 07 Apr 1287 Robert Mortimer 2nd Baron Mortimer (age 62) died at Richard's Castle, Herefordshire [Map]. He was buried at Worcester Cathedral [Map]. His son Hugh Mortimer 3rd Baron Mortimer (age 32) succeeded 3rd Baron Mortimer Burford. Matilda Unknown Baroness Mortimer by marriage Baroness Mortimer Burford.

On 07 Apr 1408 Thomas Brugge (age 53) died.

On 07 Apr 1498 Charles VIII King France (age 27) died after he hit his head on a door lintel at Château d'Amboise, Amboise. His second cousin once removed Louis XII King France (age 35) succeeded XII King France: Capet Valois.

On 07 Apr 1513 William Cope (age 63) died. He was buried at Banbury, Oxfordshire [Map].

On 07 Apr 1515 Ralph Bigod (age 58) died at Settrington.

On 07 Apr 1515 Jane Strangeways (age 36) died at Whorlton North Yorkshire.

On 07 Apr 1524 John Roper of Well Hall (age 71) died.

On 07 Apr 1543 John Copley (age 73) died.

On 07 Apr 1549 Philip Calthorpe (age 68) died.

On 07 Apr 1549 Philip Calthorpe (age 85) died.

On 07 Apr 1552 Humphrey Style (age 51) died.

On 07 Apr 1578 Mary Dacre (age 14) died in Naworth Castle [Map].

On 07 Apr 1597 Margaret Savage (age 48) died.

On 07 Apr 1606 Humphrey Lyttelton (age 44) was hanged, drawn and quartered at Red Hill, Worcester for his involvement in the Gunpowder Plot.

On 07 Apr 1640 William Kettler Duke Courland (age 65) died.

On 07 Apr 1674 Elizabeth Kirkley died. She was buried at Cathedral Church St Nicholas, Newcastle upon Tyne [Map].

On 07 Apr 1681 William Gerard 3rd Baronet (age 69) died. His son William Gerard 4th Baronet (age 43) succeeded 4th Baronet Gerard of Bryn in Lancashire.

On 07 Apr 1687 Elizabeth Russell died.

On or before 07 Apr 1702 Halswell Tynte 1st Baronet (age 53) died. He was buried on 07 Apr 1702 at the Church of St Edward King and Martyr, Goathurst [Map]. His son John Tynte 2nd Baronet (age 19) succeeded 2nd Baronet Tynte of Halswell in Somerset.

On 07 Apr 1714 Elizabeth Wray (age 51) died. She was buried at St Michael's Church, Glentworth [Map].

On 07 Apr 1720 Bishop Simon Digby (age 75) died.

On 07 Apr 1727 Catherine Tattershall died.

On 07 Apr 1732 John Gordon 3rd Earl Aboyne died. His son Charles Gordon 4th Earl Aboyne (age 6) succeeded 4th Earl Aboyne.

On 07 Apr 1737 William Barnesley (age 88) died. He was buried at the Church of St Mary Magdalene, Eardisley [Map] on 12 Apr 1737. His son William Barnesley of Eardisley Park (age 34) should have inherited the Eardisley estate from his father in 1737, but was defrauded by his father's solicitor, Mansel Powell, and others, who forged a will disinheriting him. He recovered his property in 1749 after a lengthy Chancery suit, vigorously pursued by his wife on his behalf. This was succeeded by a further legal dispute with relatives. After his widow's death the estate was sold in 1778 to Dr. Pettit.

On 07 Apr 1746 John Barnewall 11th Baron Trimlestown (age 74) died.

On 07 Apr 1763 John Goodwin (age 90) died.

On 17 Sep 1766 Lieutenant-General Bennett Noel (age 51) died. He was buried at the Church of St Peter and St Paul, Exton, Rutlandshire [Map]. After 07 Apr 1784 Elizabeth Adams (age 69) was buried with her husband.

Monument sculpted by Joseph Nollekens (age 29).

Lieutenant-General Bennett Noel: Lieutenant-General Bennett Noel and Elizabeth Adams were married. In 1715 he was born to John Noel and Elizabeth Sherard.

Elizabeth Adams: Around 1715 she was born to Robert Adams. In 1736 Robert Adams died. His estate, reputedly worth £100,000 was divided between his two daughters Margaretta Anna Adams and Elizabeth Adams. On 07 Apr 1784 she died.

On 07 Apr 1771 Harriet Benson Baroness Bingley (age 66) died.

On 07 Apr 1775 Anthony Thomas Abdy 5th Baronet (age 55) died without issue. His brother Captain William Abdy 6th Baronet (age 43) succeeded 6th Baronet Abdy of Felix Hall in Kelveden in Essex.

On 07 Apr 1777 Anne Chamber Countess Temple died.

On 07 Apr 1784 Elizabeth Adams (age 69) died.

On 07 Apr 1786 Walter Shirley (age 60) died. He was buried at St Mary's Church, Mary Street, Dublin.

On 07 Apr 1794 Mary Colley Viscountess Hamberton died.

On 07 Apr 1803 Patrick Mcdouall Crichton 6th Earl Dumfries (age 76) died.

On 07 Apr 1808 Admiral Peter Rainier (age 66) died.

On 07 Apr 1811 Reverend Henry Worsley 8th Baronet (age 55) died. His son Leonard Worsley-Holmes 9th Baronet (age 23) succeeded 9th Baronet Worsley of Appuldurcombe.

On 07 Apr 1821 James Lane-Fox (age 64) died.

On 07 Apr 1826 Thomas Gooch 4th Baronet (age 81) died.

On 07 Apr 1830 George Fermor 3rd Earl Pomfret (age 62) died without issue. On His brother Thomas Fermor 4th Earl Pomfret (age 59) succeeded 4th Earl Pomfret aka Pontefract.

On 07 Apr 1833 Robert Nassau Sutton (age 56) died.

On 07 Apr 1836 William Godwin (age 80) died.

On 07 Apr 1841 Henry Meux 1st Baronet (age 70) died. His son Henry Meux 2nd Baronet (age 23) succeeded 2nd Baronet Meux of Theobald's Park in Hertfordshire.

On 07 Apr 1849 George Washington Whistler (age 48) died.

On 07 Apr 1854 Catherine Louise Georgina Marlay (age 23) died from childbirth three weeks after giving birth to her daughter Edith Katherine Manners (deceased) who had died at twelve days old. She was buried at Highgate Cemetery on 15 Apr 1854. Monument by William Calder Marshall (age 41) erected in 1862 in a chapel at St Katherine's Church, Rowsley [Map] built for the purpose.

On 07 Apr 1855 Maria Windsor Marchioness Downshire (age 65) died.

On 07 Apr 1860 Gertrude Mary Keppel died.

On 07 Apr 1862 Anatole Placide Avegno (age 26) died.

On 07 Apr 1869 Helena Paterson Bligh Countess Mornington died.

On 07 Apr 1872 Lily Graham (age 45) died.

On 07 Apr 1878 James Watts of Manchester (age 74) died.

On 07 Apr 1878 Agnes Mary Georgiana Byng (age 44) died.

On 07 Apr 1881 Prince Pierre-Napoléon Bonaparte (age 65) died.

On 07 Apr 1895 Lillian Winifred Grey (age 3) died.

On 07 Apr 1899 Arabella Augusta Meyrick died.

On 07 Apr 1917 George Howard (age 90) died.

On 07 Apr 1919 Virginia Purdy Barker (age 57) died.

On 07 Apr 1945 Princess Elizabeth Bibesco nee Asquith (age 48) died.

On 07 Apr 1950 Robert Henry Benson (age 99) died.

On 07 Apr 1956 Mabell Gore Countess Airlie (age 90) died.

On 07 Apr 1970 Ernest Freud (age 78) died.

On 07 Apr 1973 Ian Campbell 11th Duke of Argyll (age 69) died.

On 05 Nov 2004 Anthony Ashley-Cooper 10th Earl of Shaftesbury (age 66) was murdered by the brother, Mohammed M'Barek, of his wife Jamila Ben M'Barek Countess of Shaftesbury (age 43) on her behalf. On 07 Apr 2005 the remains of Anthony Ashley-Cooper 10th Earl of Shaftesbury (age 66) were discovered in a valley at Théoule-sur-Mer, Alpes-Maritimes on the outskirts of Cannes. His son Anthony Ashley-Cooper 11th Earl of Shaftesbury (age 27) succeeded 11th Earl Shaftesbury, 12th Baronet Cooper of Rockbourne in Southampton. He died six months later, six weeks after assuming the title.

On 07 Apr 2011 Hugh Denis Charles Fitzroy 11th Duke Grafton (age 92) died at Euston Hall, Suffolk. His grandson Henry Fitzroy 12th Duke Grafton (age 33) succeeded 12th Duke Grafton, 12th Earl Euston, 12th Viscount Ipswich, 12th Baron Sudbury. Olivia Staden Duchess Grafton by marriage Duchess Grafton.

On 07 Apr 2021 Richard Lexington Sutton 9th Baronet (age 83) was murdered at his Dorset home. His net worth was estimated at £301 million in May 2020 which included the Sheraton Grand Hotel on Park Lane and the Athenaeum in Mayfair, and thousands of acres of land across the country, including estates in Lincolnshire, Dorset, and Aberdeenshire. His son David has yet to claim the Baronet Sutton of Norwood Park in Nottinghamshire title.