On this Day in History ... 7th December

07 Dec is in December.

1154 Henry II Leaves Barfleur

1290 Eleanor Crosses

1612 Funeral of Prince Frederick

1663 Storm Tide

1680 Trial and Execution of William Howard 1st Viscount Stafford

1683 Indemnity and Oblivion Act

1683 Rye House Plot

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Events on the 7th December

On 07 Dec 983 Otto "Red" II King Germany II Holy Roman Emperor II King Italy (age 28) died following a malaria outbreak. His son Otto III King Italy III King Germany III Holy Roman Emperor (age 3) succeeded III King Germany.

On 07 Dec 1154 King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England (age 21), the seven months pregnant Eleanor of Aquitaine Queen Consort Franks and England (age 32) and their son William Plantagenet IX Count Poitiers (age 1) left Barfleur, Basse Normandie for England. On 08 Dec 1154 King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England (age 21) and his party landed near Southampton, Hampshire [Map].

On 06 Dec 1290 and/or 07 Dec 1290 Eleanor of Castile Queen Consort England (deceased) body rested at Geddington, Northamptonshire [Map].

On 08 Dec 1290 or 07 Dec 1290 Eleanor of Castile Queen Consort England (deceased) body rested at Hardingstone, Northamptonshire.

On 07 Dec 1545 Henry "Lord Darnley" Stewart was born to Matthew Stewart 4th Earl Lennox (age 29) and Margaret Douglas Countess Lennox (age 30). He a great grandson of King Henry VII of England and Ireland.

On 07 Dec 1612 Henry Frederick Stewart Prince of Wales (deceased) was buried at Westminster Abbey [Map]. His body had lain in state for a month at St James's Palace [Map]. Two thousand mourners attended in the procession and people of all ages lined the streets. Archbishop Abbott (age 50) gave the funeral sermon. A magnificent hearse was erected on which was placed his richly clothed funeral effigy. The robes were those worn by the Prince at his creation as Princes of Wales in 1610. This effigy was made by Richard Norris with the plaster face modelled by Abraham Van der Doort.

Francis Manners 6th Earl of Rutland (age 34) carried the shield.

Henry Zinzan aka Alexander led a horse trapped with black cloth in the funeral procession.

On 07 Dec 1627 Luise Henriette Orange Nassau was born to Frederick Henry Orange Nassau II Prince Orange (age 43) and Amalia Solms Braunfels Princess Orange (age 25).

On 07 Dec 1655 Maria Ambrosia Habsburg Spain was born to Philip IV King Spain (age 50) and Mariana of Austria Queen Consort Spain (age 20). She died 14 days later. Coefficient of inbreeding 25.39%.

Pepy's Diary. 07 Dec 1663. I took coach and back again to Whitehall, but there could not find him. But here I met Dr. Clerke, and did tell him my story of my health; how my pain comes to me now-a-days. He did write something for me which I shall take when there is occasion. I then fell to other discourse of Dr. Knapp, who tells me he is the King's physician, and is become a solicitor for places for people, and I am mightily troubled with him. He tells me he is the most impudent fellow in the world, that gives himself out to be the King's physician, but it is not so, but is cast out of the Court. From thence I may learn what impudence there is in the world, and how a man may be deceived in persons: Anon the King (age 33) and Duke (age 30) and Duchesse (age 26) came to dinner in the Vane-roome, where I never saw them before; but it seems since the tables are done, he dines there all together. The Queene (age 54) is pretty well, and goes out of her chamber to her little chappell in the house.

Pepy's Diary. 07 Dec 1663. At White Hall I hear and find that there was the last night the greatest tide that ever was remembered in England to have been in this river: all White Hall having been drowned, of which there was great discourse.

On 07 Dec 1680 Peter Lely (age 62) died.

Evelyn's Diary. 07 Dec 1680. On Tuesday, I was again at the trial, when judgment was demanded; and, after my Lord (age 66) had spoken what he could in denying the fact, the managers answering the objections, the Peers adjourned to their House, and within two hours returned again. There was, in the meantime, this question put to the judges, "whether there being but one witness to any single crime, or act, it could amount to convict a man of treason". They gave an unanimous opinion that in case of treason they all were overt acts for though no man should be condemned by one witness for any one act, yet for several acts to the same intent, it was valid; which was my Lord's (age 66) case. This being past, and the Peers in their seats again, the Lord Chancellor Finch (age 33) (this day the Lord High-Steward) removing to the woolsack next his Majesty's (age 50) state, after summoning the Lieutenant of the Tower to bring forth his prisoner, and proclamation made for silence, demanded of every Peer (who were in all eighty-six) whether William, Lord Viscount Stafford, were guilty of the treason laid to his charge, or not guilty.

Evelyn's Diary. 05 Dec 1683. I was this day invited to a wedding of one Mrs. Castle, to whom I had some obligation, and it was to her fifth husband, a lieutenant-colonel of the city. She was the daughter of one Burton, a broom-man, by his wife, who sold kitchen stuff in Kent Street, whom God so blessed that the father became a very rich, and was a very honest man; he was Sheriff of Surrey, where I have sat on the bench with him. Another of his daughters was married to Sir John Bowles; and this daughter was a jolly friendly woman. There was at the wedding the Lord Mayor, the Sheriff, several Aldermen and persons of quality; above all, Sir George Jeffreys (age 38), newly made Lord Chief Justice of England, with Mr. Justice Withings, danced with the bride, and were exceedingly merry. These great men spent the rest of the afternoon, till eleven at night, in drinking healths, taking tobacco, and talking much beneath the gravity of judges, who had but a day or two before condemned Mr. Algernon Sidney (age 60), who was executed the 7th on Tower Hill [Map], on the single witness of that monster of a man, Lord Howard of Escrick, and some sheets of paper taken in Mr. Sidney's (age 60) study, pretended to be written by him, but not fully proved, nor the time when, but appearing to have been written before his Majesty's (age 53) Restoration, and then pardoned by the Act of Oblivion; so that though Mr. Sidney was known to be a person obstinately averse to government by a monarch (the subject of the paper was in answer to one by Sir E. Filmer), yet it was thought he had very hard measure. There is this yet observable, that he had been an inveterate enemy to the last king, and in actual rebellion against him; a man of great courage, great sense, great parts, which he showed both at his trial and death; for, when he came on the scaffold, instead of a speech, he told them only that he had made his peace with God, that he came not thither to talk, but to die; put a paper into the sheriff's hand, and another into a friend's; said one prayer as short as a grace, laid down his neck, and bid the executioner do his office.

On 07 Dec 1683 Algernon Sidney (age 60) was beheaded at Tower Hill [Map] during the Rye House Plot.

Evelyn's Diary. 07 Dec 1684. I went to see the new church at St. James's, elegantly built; the altar was especialy adorn'd, the white marble inclosure curiously and richly carved, the flowers and garlands about the walls by Mr. Gibbons (age 36) in wood; a pelican with her young at her breast, just over the altar in the carv'd compartment and border, invironing the purple velvet fring'd with I. H. S. richly embroider'd, and most noble plate, were given by Sr R. Geere, to the value (as was said) of £200. There was no altar any where in England, nor has there ben any abroad, more handsomely adorn'd.

On 07 Dec 1759 John Astley (age 35) and Penelope Vernon (age 37) were married at St Mary's Church, Rostherne [Map]. She died three years later at which time he became the owner of the Dukinfield and Daniel estates, including Gorse Hall. When his step-daughter Henrietta Dukinfield-Daniel died in 1771 he received further wealth.

On 07 Dec 1788 Anne Cust (age 17) died. Monument in St Peter and St Paul Church, Belton [Map]. Sculpted by John "The Elder" Bacon (age 48) in 1793.

Anne Cust: In 1771 she was born to Brownlow Cust 1st Baron Brownlow and Jocosa Drury Lady Cust.

On 07 Dec 1793 Joseph Severn was born.

On 07 Dec 1826 John Flaxman (age 71) died. His sister-in-law Anne Denman and half-sister Mary Ann Flaxman (age 58) were co-executors of his estate.

Archaeologia Volume 27 Section XIX. On the Measures taken for the Apprehension of Sir Thomas de Gournay, one of the Murderers of King Edward the Second, and on their final Issue: in a Letter to Hudson Gurney, Esq, F.R.S., V.P. from the Rev. Joseph Hunter, F.S.A. Read 7th December, 1837.

On 07 Dec 1863 Dean Thomas Garnier (age 54) died. Memorial at Lincoln Cathedral [Map].

Dean Thomas Garnier: On 15 Apr 1809 he was born to Thomas Garnier. Before 22 Feb 1841 he and Caroline Elizabeth Keppel were married. She the daughter of William Charles Keppel 4th Earl Albermarle and Elizabeth Southwell Countess Albermarle. She a great x 3 granddaughter of King Charles II of England Scotland and Ireland. In 1859 he was appointed Dean of Ripon. In 1860 he was appointed Dean of Lincoln.

On 07 Dec 1914 Captain Bertram Allgood (age 40) was killed in action at Ypres. He was shot by a sniper while taking his men into the trenches. He was the first officer serving with 1st Battalion Royal Irish Rifles to be killed. He was buried in a cemetery at Estaires near Ypres, Belgium.

On 07 Dec 1970 Romaine Brooks (age 96) died.

Births on the 7th December

On 07 Dec 521 Columba was born.

On 07 Dec 1432 Maria Aviz was born to Edward "The Philosopher" I King Portugal (age 41) and Eleanor Trastámara Queen Consort Portugal. She a great x 2 granddaughter of King Edward III of England. Coefficient of inbreeding 4.40%.

On 07 Dec 1545 Henry "Lord Darnley" Stewart was born to Matthew Stewart 4th Earl Lennox (age 29) and Margaret Douglas Countess Lennox (age 30). He a great grandson of King Henry VII of England and Ireland.

On 07 Dec 1570 Richard Cecil was born to Thomas Cecil 1st Earl Exeter (age 28) and Dorothy Neville Countess Exeter (age 22).

On 07 Dec 1595 Sackville Crowe 1st Baronet was born.

On 07 Dec 1627 Luise Henriette Orange Nassau was born to Frederick Henry Orange Nassau II Prince Orange (age 43) and Amalia Solms Braunfels Princess Orange (age 25).

Around 30 Nov 1635 Thomas Leventhorpe 4th Baronet was born to Thomas Leventhorpe 2nd Baronet (age 43) and Dorothy Alington Lady Leventhorpe (age 32). He was baptised on 07 Dec 1735 at Great St Mary's Church, Sawbridgeworth.

On 07 Dec 1655 Maria Ambrosia Habsburg Spain was born to Philip IV King Spain (age 50) and Mariana of Austria Queen Consort Spain (age 20). She died 14 days later. Coefficient of inbreeding 25.39%.

On 07 Dec 1667 John Vaughan 1st Viscount Lisburne was born to Edward Vaughan (age 32) and Letitia Hooker.

On 24 Feb 1675 Charles Hesse-Kassel was born to Charles I Landgrave Hesse-Kassel (age 20) and Maria Amalia of Courland Landgravine Hesse-Kassel (age 21). On 07 Dec 1677 Charles Hesse-Kassel (age 2) died. Coefficient of inbreeding 6.66%.

On 07 Dec 1690 John Knightley was born to Richard Knightley (age 32) and Elizabeth Waldron (age 31).

On 07 Dec 1707 George Heathcote was born to Josiah Heathcote in Jamaica.

On or before 07 Dec 1740 Frances Bromley was born to Reverend Francis Bromley.

On 07 Dec 1770 George Sackville was born to George Sackville aka Germain 1st Viscount Sackville (age 54) and Diana Sambrooke.

On 07 Dec 1770 Reverend Gerald Valerian Wellesley was born to Garrett Wellesley 1st Earl Mornington (age 35) and Anne Hill Countess Mornington (age 28) at Dungan Castle, Dungan, County Meath.

On 07 Dec 1773 Thomas Pilkington 7th Baronet was born to Michael Pilkington 6th Baronet (age 58).

On 07 Dec 1780 William Blunt was born to Charles William Blunt 3rd Baronet (age 49) and Elizabeth Peers Lady Blunt.

On 07 Dec 1783 Reverend Edward Fane was born to Henry Fane of Fulbeck (age 44) and Anne Buckley Batson (age 25).

On 07 Dec 1785 General William Francis Napier was born to Colonel George Napier (age 34) and Sarah Lennox Lady Bunbury (age 40). He a great x 2 grandson of King Charles II of England Scotland and Ireland.

On 07 Dec 1786 Marie Walewska Countess Walewska was born.

On 07 Dec 1793 Joseph Severn was born.

On 07 Dec 1794 Francis Henry FitzHardinge Berkeley was born illegitimately to Frederick Augustus Berkeley 5th Earl Berkeley (age 49) and Mary Cole. He a great x 3 grandson of King Charles II of England Scotland and Ireland.

On 07 Dec 1800 William Jolliffe 1st Baron Hylton was born.

On 07 Dec 1801 Archer Denman Croft 8th Baronet was born to Richard Croft 6th Baronet (age 39) and Margaret Denman.

Before 07 Dec 1819 Louisa Mary Ann Anson was born to Thomas William Anson 1st Earl Lichfield (age 24) and Louisa Barbara Catherine Phillips Countess Lichfield (age 19). On 07 Dec 1819 Louisa Mary Ann Anson was baptised.

On 07 Dec 1831 Joanna Mary Boyce was born to George Boyce.

On 07 Dec 1866 Violet Neville Countess Cowley was born to William Neville 1st Marquess Abergavenny (age 40) and Caroline Vanden Bempte Johnston Marchioness Abergavenny.

On 07 Dec 1866 Rose Neville Countess Cottentham was born to William Neville 1st Marquess Abergavenny (age 40) and Caroline Vanden Bempte Johnston Marchioness Abergavenny.

On 07 Dec 1907 Frederick Smith 2nd Earl of Birkenhead was born to Frederick Smith 1st Earl of Birkenhead (age 35).

On 07 Dec 1918 Andrew Douglas Algernon Fountaine was born to Vice Admiral Charles Andrew Fountaine (age 39) and Louisa Constance Catherine Maclean at Narford Hall.

On 07 Dec 1923 Hugh Francis Bell 4th Baronet was born to Reverend Hugh Lowthian Bell (age 45).

Marriages on the 7th December

Before 07 Dec 1434 Thomas Green (age 34) and Mary aka Marina Bellers (age 18) were married. He a great x 4 grandson of King Edward "Longshanks" I of England.

On 07 Dec 1543 David Drummond 2nd Lord Drummond (age 28) and Lilias Ruthven (age 17) were married.

On 07 Dec 1637 Thomas Pelham 2nd Baronet (age 40) and Judith Honywood Lady Pelham (age 35) were married. She by marriage Lady Pelham of Laughton.

On 07 Dec 1651 William Montagu (age 33) and Mary Aubrey were married.

Before 07 Dec 1667 Edward Vaughan (age 32) and Letitia Hooker were married.

On 07 Dec 1671 Henry Heron (age 58) and Dorothy Long (age 21) were married at St Paul's Church, Covent Garden. The difference in their ages was 37 years.

On 07 Dec 1721 Joseph Danvers 1st Baronet (age 34) and Frances Babington Lady D'Anvers were married. They were second cousin once removed.

Before 07 Dec 1755 William King and Sarah Burroughs (age 23) were married.

On 07 Dec 1759 John Astley (age 35) and Penelope Vernon (age 37) were married at St Mary's Church, Rostherne [Map]. She died three years later at which time he became the owner of the Dukinfield and Daniel estates, including Gorse Hall. When his step-daughter Henrietta Dukinfield-Daniel died in 1771 he received further wealth.

On 07 Dec 1797 Admiral Charles Rowley 1st Baronet (age 26) and Elizabeth King (age 17) were married.

On 07 Dec 1897 Arthur William Hill-Trevor 2nd Baron Trevor (age 45) and Rosamund Catherine Petre Countess Bantry (age 40) were married.

On 07 Dec 1957 Frederick John Charles Hervey-Bathurst 7th Baronet (age 23) and Caroline Myrtle Starkey Lady Hervey-Bathurst (age 21) were married.

Deaths on the 7th December

On 07 Dec 983 Otto "Red" II King Germany II Holy Roman Emperor II King Italy (age 28) died following a malaria outbreak. His son Otto III King Italy III King Germany III Holy Roman Emperor (age 3) succeeded III King Germany.

On 07 Dec 1252 Ralph Fitzrobert (age 72) died.

Before 07 Dec 1296 Warin Lisle (age 33) died at Biggleswade.

On 07 Dec 1316 Agnes Wittelsbach (age 15) died.

On 07 Dec 1375 Edward Paveley died.

On 07 Dec 1383 Wensceslaus Luxemburg Duke of Brabant (age 46) died. He was buried in a crypt at the now-ruined Orval Abbey in Belgium.

On 07 Dec 1388 Jeanne Montfort (age 1) died.

On 07 Dec 1402 Robert Scales 5th Baron Scales (age 30) died. His son Robert Scales 6th Baron Scales (age 7) succeeded 6th Baron Scales.

Before 07 Dec 1468 William Say died.

After 07 Dec 1470 Elizabeth Hussey (age 59) died.

On 07 Dec 1472 William Bassett (age 66) died at Blore Hall, Staffordshire.

On 07 Dec 1473 Henry "The Peaceful" Welf (age 62) died.

On 07 Dec 1487 James Fitzgerald 8th Earl Desmond (age 28) was murdered by John Murtagh at the instigation of his brother John Fitzgerald 12th Earl Desmond at Rathkeale, County Limerick. His brother Maurice Fitzgerald 9th Earl Desmond succeeded 9th Earl Desmond.

On 07 Dec 1529 Elizabeth Cunningham of Belton (age 90) died.

On 07 Dec 1557 Mary Howard Duchess Richmond and Somerset (age 38) died.

On 07 Dec 1557 Robert Drury (age 33) died.

Before 07 Dec 1558 Christine Hurst died.

After 07 Dec 1558 John Astley of Melton Constable (age 54) died.

On 07 Dec 1593 John Maxwell 1st Earl Morton (age 40) was killed during a fight with with the Johnstones of Annandale over an ongoing feud at Dryfe Sands Lockerbie Dumfries and Galloway.

On 07 Dec 1612 Catherine Spencer (age 26) died.

On 07 Dec 1620 Mary Lennard (age 71) died in Titsey Place Oxted, Surrey.

On 07 Dec 1625 Henry Widdrington died.

On 07 Dec 1636 William Hay 10th Earl Erroll (age 39) died. His son Gilbert Hay 11th Earl Erroll (age 5) succeeded 11th Earl Erroll.

On 07 Dec 1642 William Lister (age 29) died.

On 07 Dec 1651 Reynold Alleyne (age 42) died in St Peter, Barbados.

On 07 Dec 1655 Sophie Amalie Oldenburg (age 1) died.

On 07 Dec 1657 Johanna Saxe Gotha (age 12) died of smallpox at Gotha.

On 07 Dec 1661 Bishop Nicholas Monck (age 51) died at Old Palace Yard.

On 07 Dec 1670 Kajetan Maria Franz Wittelsbach died.

On 07 Dec 1674 Charles Hohenzollern (age 19) died of dysentery.

On 07 Dec 1675 Lionel Copley (age 68) died.

On 07 Dec 1680 Peter Lely (age 62) died.

On 07 Dec 1682 Alexander Marshal Botanist (age 62) died.

On 07 Dec 1683 Ethelreda Lilly (age 48) died.

On 07 Dec 1683 Algernon Sidney (age 60) was beheaded at Tower Hill [Map] during the Rye House Plot.

On 07 Dec 1692 Richard Meggot died.

On 07 Dec 1694 Tiberio Fiorilli (age 86) died.

On or before 07 Dec 1697 Esther Vinart died. On 07 Dec 1697 she was buried in the Triforium Westminster Abbey [Map].

On 07 Dec 1705 William Lowther (age 66) died.

On or before 07 Dec 1711 Mary Blake (age 47) died. She was buried 07 Dec 1711.

On 07 Dec 1715 James Douglas 11th Earl Morton (age 55) died. His brother Robert Douglas 12th Earl Morton (age 54) succeeded 12th Earl Morton.

On 07 Dec 1755 William King died.

On 07 Dec 1762 Robert Clifton 5th Baronet (age 72) died. His son Gervase Clifton 6th Baronet (age 18) succeeded 6th Baronet Clifton of Clifton in Nottinghamshire.

On 07 Dec 1764 Essex Mostyn Duchess Roxburghe died.

On 07 Dec 1788 Anne Cust (age 17) died. Monument in St Peter and St Paul Church, Belton [Map]. Sculpted by John "The Elder" Bacon (age 48) in 1793.

Anne Cust: In 1771 she was born to Brownlow Cust 1st Baron Brownlow and Jocosa Drury Lady Cust.

On 07 Dec 1801 John Gay Alleyn 1st Baronet (age 77) died. His son Reynold Abel Alleyne 2nd Baronet (age 12) succeeded 2nd Baronet Alleyne of Four Hills in Barbados.

On 07 Dec 1805 Prince Frederick Oldenburg (age 52) died.

On 07 Dec 1816 Lieutentant-Colonel Henry Hollis Bradford (age 35) died at La Vacherie from wounds he had received at the Battle of Waterloo. He was buried at Storrington.

On 07 Dec 1823 Rowland Edward Cotton (age 28) died at Jamaica.

On 07 Dec 1826 John Flaxman (age 71) died. His sister-in-law Anne Denman and half-sister Mary Ann Flaxman (age 58) were co-executors of his estate.

On 07 Dec 1826 John Vivian of Truro (age 76) died.

On 07 Dec 1836 Lieutentnant-Colonel John Horace Thomas Stapleton (age 37) died.

On 07 Dec 1844 Edmund Pery 1st Earl of Limerick (age 86) died. His son William Henry Tennison Pery 2nd Earl of Limerick (age 32) succeeded 2nd Earl Limerick.

On 07 Dec 1847 Mary Lennox (age 57) died in a carriage accident in Parramata Western Sydney.

On 07 Dec 1856 Frederick Charles William Seymour (age 59) died.

On 07 Dec 1863 Dean Thomas Garnier (age 54) died. Memorial at Lincoln Cathedral [Map].

Dean Thomas Garnier: On 15 Apr 1809 he was born to Thomas Garnier. Before 22 Feb 1841 he and Caroline Elizabeth Keppel were married. She the daughter of William Charles Keppel 4th Earl Albermarle and Elizabeth Southwell Countess Albermarle. She a great x 3 granddaughter of King Charles II of England Scotland and Ireland. In 1859 he was appointed Dean of Ripon. In 1860 he was appointed Dean of Lincoln.

On 07 Dec 1867 Edith Lucy Turton died.

On 07 Dec 1869 Charles George Cholmondeley (age 40) died. He was buried at St Oswald's Church, Malpas [Map].

On 03 Dec 1877 Henry Hugh Manvers Percy (age 60) died at his home 40 Eaton Square, Belgravia, unmarried. He was buried on 07 Dec 1877 in the Percy faily vault in the Chapel of St Nicholas, Westminster Abbey [Map].

On 07 Dec 1888 William Lawrence Breese of New York (age 35) died at Islip, Oxfordshire [Map].

On 07 Dec 1892 Reverend William Collins Lukis (age 75) died.

On 07 Dec 1894 Horatio Walpole 4th Earl Orford (age 81) died. His nephew Robert Walpole 5th Earl Orford (age 40) succeeded 5th Earl Orford, 6th Baron Walpole of Wollerton.

On 07 Dec 1898 Beatrice Katherine Frances Tower Lady Waller (age 52) died.

On 07 Dec 1900 Archibald Motteux Calvert (age 72) died.

On 07 Dec 1901 Sophia Eversfield Marchioness Anglesey (age 82) died at The Pantiles.

On 07 Dec 1911 George Henry Lewis 1st Baronet (age 78) died. His son George James Graham Lewis 2nd Baronet (age 43) succeeded 2nd Baronet Lewis of Portland Place in Marylebone.

On 07 Dec 1913 Eleanor Shafto died.

On 07 Dec 1914 Captain Bertram Allgood (age 40) was killed in action at Ypres. He was shot by a sniper while taking his men into the trenches. He was the first officer serving with 1st Battalion Royal Irish Rifles to be killed. He was buried in a cemetery at Estaires near Ypres, Belgium.

On 07 Dec 1919 Grenville Louis John Temple 12th Baronet (age 61) died in Saskatchewan, Canada. Baronet Temple of Stowe presumed to be extinct.

On 07 Dec 1923 Frederick Treves 1st Baronet died.

On 07 Dec 1926 Agnes Geraldine Lane Fox-Pitt (age 63) died.

On 07 Dec 1927 Evelyn Augusta St John-Mildmay died.

On 07 Dec 1928 Lionel Beresford Bethell (age 64) died.

On 07 Dec 1944 Nesta Fitzgerald (age 79) died.

On 07 Dec 1958 Florence Wilhelmina Lidiard "Kitty" Apps Lady Blake (age 72) died.

On 07 Dec 1965 Aimee Gladys Griffith Lady Hobhouse died.

On 07 Dec 1970 Romaine Brooks (age 96) died.

On 07 Dec 1977 Countess Anastasia Torby (age 85) died.

On 07 Dec 1987 Michael Charles St John Hornby (age 88) died.

On 07 Dec 1989 Robert Charles Gunning 8th Baronet (age 88) died. His son Charles Theodore Gunning 9th Baronet (age 54) succeeded 9th Baronet Gunning of Eltham in Kent.

On 07 Dec 1992 George Parker 8th Earl Macclesfield (age 78) died. His son Richard Parker 9th Earl Macclesfield (age 49) succeeded 9th Earl Macclesfield.

On 07 Dec 1997 Woodrow Lyle Wyatt Baron Wyatt of Weeford (age 79) died.