On this Day in History ... 9th May

09 May is in May.

1200 Council of Reims

1435 Battle of Gerberoy

1671 Blood Steals the Crown Jewels

See Births, Marriages and Deaths.

Events on the 9th May

On 09 May 1170 King Valdemar II of Denmark was born to Valdemar "Great" I King Denmark (age 39) and Sophia of Minsk (age 30).

Before 1200. Choir Aisle at Hereford Cathedral [Map] left to right ...

In 1198 Bishop William de Vere died.

On 09 May 1186 Bishop Gilbert Foliot died.

On 16 Apr 1148 Bishop Robert de Bethune died in Reims just after the closure of the Council of Reims. His remains were brought to Hereford Cathedral [Map] where he was buried. See Chronicle of Wigmore.

On 27 Feb 1167 Bishop Robert Melun (age 67) died.

On 09 May 1280 King Magnus VI of Norway (age 42) died. His son Eric II King Norway (age 12) succeeded King Norway.

On 09 May 1435 a French force commanded by Étienne Vignolles "La Hire" heavily defeated an English force commanded by John Fitzalan 14th Earl of Arundel (age 27) at the Battle of Gerberoy.

On 12 Jun 1435 John Fitzalan 14th Earl of Arundel (age 27) was captured and died from wounds received at the battle. His son Humphrey Fitzalan 15th Earl of Arundel (age 6) succeeded 15th Earl Arundel Sussex, 5th Baron Maltravers, 5th Baron Arundel.

Richard Woodville 1st Earl Rivers (age 30) fought.

On 09 May 1471 George Neville 4th and 2nd Baron Bergavenny (age 31) was knighted by King Edward IV of England (age 29).

On 09 May 1542 Thomas Shirley was born to William Shirley (age 44) at Wiston.

On 09 May 1546 George Blagge (age 34) was induced to deny the efficacy of the Mass, by trickery he alleged, while walking home after church. He was immediately summoned by Thomas Wriothesley (age 40), the Lord Chancellor, and sent to Newgate Prison [Map]. At his trial at the Guildhall [Map], the main witnesses for the prosecution were Littleton (age 41) and Sir Hugh Calverley (age 42), MP for Cheshire. On their evidence, Blagge (age 34) was sentenced to be burned for heresy the following Wednesday. Fortunately for him, the Lord Privy Seal, John Russell (age 61), appealed on his behalf to the king (age 54), who had not heard of the proceedings to that point. Henry (age 54) immediately pardoned Blagge and ordered Wriothesley to release him.

Pepy's Diary. 09 May 1664. This day my wife and I in our way to Paternoster Row [Map] to buy things called upon Mr. Hollyard (age 55) to advise upon her drying up her issue in her leg, which inclines of itself to dry up, and he admits of it that it should be dried up.

Pepy's Diary. 09 May 1666. So away to my Lord Treasurer's (age 59), and thence to Pierces, where I find Knipp, and I took them to Hales's (age 66) to see our pictures finished, which are very pretty, but I like not hers half so well as I thought at first, it being not so like, nor so well painted as I expected, or as mine and my wife's are.

Pepy's Diary. 09 May 1666. Thence by water to Westminster, and there looked after my Tangier order, and so by coach to Mrs. Pierce's, thinking to have gone to Hales's (age 66), but she was not ready, so away home and to dinner, and after dinner out by coach to Lovett's to have forwarded what I have doing there, but find him and his pretty wife gone to my house to show me something.

Pepy's Diary. 09 May 1668. Up, and to the office, where all the morning we sat. Here I first hear that the Queene (age 58) hath miscarryed of a perfect child, being gone about ten weeks, which do shew that she can conceive, though it be unfortunate that she cannot bring forth. Here we are told also that last night the Duchesse of Monmouth (age 17), dancing at her lodgings, hath sprained her thigh. Here we are told also that the House of Commons sat till five o'clock this morning, upon the business of the difference between the Lords and them, resolving to do something therein before they rise, to assert their privileges. So I at noon by water to Westminster, and there find the King (age 37) hath waited in the D. Gawden's chamber these two hours, and the Houses are not ready for him. The Commons having sent this morning, after their long debate therein the last night, to the Lords, that they do think the only expedient left to preserve unity between the two Houses is, that they do put a stop to any proceedings upon their late judgement against the East India Company, till their next meeting; to which the Lords returned answer that they would return answer to them by a messenger of their own, which they not presently doing, they were all inflamed, and thought it was only a trick, to keep them in suspense till the King (age 37) come to adjourne them; and, so, rather than lose the opportunity of doing themselves right, they presently with great fury come to this vote: "That whoever should assist in the execution of the judgement of the Lords against the Company, should be held betrayers of the liberties of the people of England, and of the privileges of that House". This the Lords had notice of, and were mad at it; and so continued debating without any design to yield to the Commons, till the King (age 37) come in, and sent for the Commons, where the Speaker made a short but silly speech, about their giving Him £300,000; and then the several Bills, their titles were read, and the King's assent signified in the proper terms, according to the nature of the Bills, of which about three or four were public Bills, and seven or eight private ones, the additional Bills for the building of the City and the Bill against Conventicles being none of them. The King (age 37) did make a short, silly speech, which he read, giving them thanks for the money, which now, he said, he did believe would be sufficient, because there was peace between his neighbours, which was a kind of a slur, methought, to the Commons; and that he was sorry for what he heard of difference between the two Houses, but that he hoped their recesse would put them into a way of accommodation; and so adjourned them to the 9th of August, and then recollected himself, and told them the 11th; so imperfect a speaker he is. So the Commons went to their House, and forthwith adjourned; and the Lords resumed their House, the King (age 37) being gone, and sat an hour or two after, but what they did, I cannot tell; but every body expected they would commit Sir Andrew Rickard (age 64), Sir Samuel Barnardiston, Mr. Boone, and Mr. Wynne, who were all there, and called in, upon their knees, to the bar of the House; and Sir John Robinson (age 53) I left there, endeavouring to prevent their being committed to the Tower, lest he should thereby be forced to deny their order, because of this vote of the Commons, whereof he is one, which is an odde case1.

Note 1. This "odd case" was that of Thomas Skinner and the East India Company. According to Ralph, the Commons had ordered Skinner, the plaintiff, into the custody of the Serjeant-at-Arms, and the Lords did the same by Sir Samuel Barnadiston, deputy-governor of the company, as likewise Sir Andrew Rickard (age 64), Mr. Rowland Gwynn, and Mr. Christopher Boone. B.

On 09 May 1671 Colonel Thomas Blood (age 53) attempted to steal the Crown Jewels from the Tower of London [Map]. He was captured whilst trying to escape the Tower of London [Map] with the Crown. Following his capture he refused to to answer to anyone but the King (age 40). He was questioned by the King (age 40) and Prince Rupert Palatinate Simmern 1st Duke Cumberland (age 51). For unknown reasons he was pardoned by the King Charles II of England Scotland and Ireland (age 40) and rewarded with land in Ireland worth £500 per year much to the irritation of James Butler 1st Duke Ormonde (age 60), Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, whom Blood had attempted to kidnap twice before.

Evelyn's Diary. 09 May 1683. Dined at Sir Gabriel Sylvius's and thence to visit the Duke of Norfolk (age 54), to ask whether he would part with any of his cartoons and other drawings of Raphael, and the great masters; he told me if he might sell them all together he would, but that the late Sir Peter Lely (our famous painter) had gotten some of his best. The person who desired me to treat for them was Vander Douse, grandson to that great scholar, contemporary and friend of Joseph Scaliger.

On 09 May 1736 Cecil Wray 11th Baronet (age 58) died. He was buried at All Saints' Church, Branston [Map] where he has a monument sculpted by Thomas Carter. His first cousin once removed John Wray 12th Baronet (age 46) succeeded 12th Baronet Wray of Glentworth in Lincolnshire. Frances Norcliffe Lady Wray (age 35) by marriage Lady Wray of Glentworth in Lincolnshire.

Cecil Wray 11th Baronet: Around 1678 he was born to Drury Wray 9th Baronet and Anne Casey. On 21 Nov 1710 Christopher Wray 10th Baronet died. His brother Cecil Wray 11th Baronet succeeded 11th Baronet Wray of Glentworth in Lincolnshire. On 30 Nov 1721 Cecil Wray 11th Baronet and Joanna Taylor Lady Wray were married at St Martin in the Fields. She by marriage Lady Wray of Glentworth in Lincolnshire. On 21 Jan 1736 Cecil Wray 11th Baronet wrote his will in which he left £14,000 and his estates to his illegitimate daughter Ann Casey.

John Wray 12th Baronet: On 24 Oct 1689 he was born to William Wray and Isabella Ullithorne. On 04 Mar 1728 John Wray 12th Baronet and Frances Norcliffe Lady Wray were married at Ripon. On 23 Jan 1752 John Wray 12th Baronet died. He was buried at Ripon Cathedral. His son Cecil Wray 13th Baronet succeeded 13th Baronet Wray of Glentworth in Lincolnshire.

Frances Norcliffe Lady Wray: On 16 Sep 1700 she was born to Fairfax Norcliffe of Langton in Yorkshire and Mary Hesketh. On 04 Jul 1770 she died. She was buried at Ripon Cathedral.

Archaeologia Volume 5 Section V. Mr. Pegge, on the Rudston Pyramidal Stone [Rudston Monolith [Map]]. Read May 9, 1776.

On 09 May 1825 James Collinson was born to Robert Collinson (age 39) and Mary Harvey at Mansfield, Nottinghamshire. His father was a bookseller and sub-postmaster. Early in life James received art instruction from a Mrs. Ann Paulson, a local Mansfield artist.

After 09 May 1832. Monument to Frederick Irby 2nd Baron Boston and Christian Methuen at St Nicholas Church, Whiston [Map] sculpted by William Pitts (age 42).

Frederick Irby 2nd Baron Boston: On 09 Jun 1749 he was born to William Irby 1st Baron Boston and Albania Selwyn Baroness Boston On 30 Mar 1775 William Irby 1st Baron Boston died. His son Frederick Irby 2nd Baron Boston succeeded 2nd Baron Boston, 3rd Baronet Irby of Whaplode and Boston. On 15 May 1775 Frederick Irby 2nd Baron Boston and Christian Methuen were married. On 23 Mar 1825 Frederick Irby 2nd Baron Boston died at Lower Grosvenor Street, Belgravia. His son George Irby 3rd Baron Boston succeeded 3rd Baron Boston, 4th Baronet Irby of Whaplode and Boston. Rachel Ives Drake Baroness Boston by marriage Baroness Boston.

Christian Methuen: she was born to Paul Methuen. On 09 May 1832 Christian Methuen died.

On 09 May 1874 Howard Carter was born.

Archaeologia Volume 84 1935 Section VI. 09 May 1911. Plate XXXIX. Fig. 2. The same cutting showing at closer quarters the stratified layers of silting against which a 23-rung ladder rests. The minimum vertical height of the chalk rubble at the bottom is 10 ft.

Births on the 9th May

On 09 May 1170 King Valdemar II of Denmark was born to Valdemar "Great" I King Denmark (age 39) and Sophia of Minsk (age 30).

Before 09 May 1426 Philippa Bonville was born to William Bonville 1st Baron Bonville (age 33) and Margaret Grey (age 29).

Before 09 May 1426 Elizabeth Bonville Baroness Kyme was born to William Bonville 1st Baron Bonville (age 33) and Margaret Grey (age 29).

Before 09 May 1426 Margaret Bonville was born to William Bonville 1st Baron Bonville (age 33) and Margaret Grey (age 29).

On 09 May 1427 Francoise Amboise Duchess Brittany was born to Louis Amboise (age 35) in Thouars.

On 09 May 1542 Thomas Shirley was born to William Shirley (age 44) at Wiston.

On 09 May 1561 Wenceslaus Habsburg Spain was born to Maximilian Habsburg Spain II Holy Roman Emperor (age 33) and Maria of Spain Holy Roman Empress (age 32). Coefficient of inbreeding 10.03%.

On 09 May 1562 Dudley Knollys was born to Francis Knollys (age 50) and Catherine Carey (age 38).

On 09 May 1625 George Pitt was born to Edward Pitt and Rachel Morton.

On 09 May 1628 William Gardiner 1st Baronet was born.

On 09 May 1643 Charles Kirkoven 1st Earl Bellomont was born to Jehan Lord of Heenvliet (age 48) and Katherine Wotton Countess Chesterfield (age 34) at The Hague.

On or after 09 May 1676 Henry Vane was born to Christopher Vane 1st Baron Barnard (age 22) and Elizabeth Holles Baroness Barnard. He died the same year.

On 09 May 1708 Thomas Aubrey 5th Baronet was born to John Aubrey 3rd Baronet (age 27) and Mary Steally Lady Aubrey.

On 09 May 1711 Mark Sykes 1st Baronet was born to Richard Sykes (age 33).

On 09 May 1729 John West 2nd Earl De La Warr was born to John West 1st Earl De La Warr (age 36) and Charlotte Maccarthy Baroness De La Warr.

Before 09 May 1734 John Mordaunt 7th Baronet was born to Charles Mordaunt 6th Baronet. He was baptised on 09 May 1734.

On 09 May 1749 William Tatton Egerton was born to William Tatton (age 45) and Hester Egerton (age 41).

On or before 09 May 1754 Bishop Folliott Cornewall was born. He was baptised on 09 May 1754.

On 09 May 1755 Major Henniker was born to John Henniker 1st Baron Henniker (age 30) and Anne Major Baroness Henniker.

On 09 May 1758 John Ingilby 1st Baronet was born.

On 09 May 1767 Henry Francis Roper-Curzon 14th Baronet was born to Francis Roper (age 29) and Mary Lyttelton (age 33).

On 09 May 1767 Henriette Reuss was born to Heinrich Reuss (age 43).

On 09 May 1768 Nathaniel Clements 2nd Earl Leitrim was born to Robert Clements 1st Earl Leitrim (age 35) and Elizabeth Skeffington Countess Leitrim.

On 09 May 1771 Edwyn Andrew Burnaby was born to Archdeacon Andrew Burnaby (age 38) and Anna Edwyn (age 35).

On 09 May 1774 Bishop Robert Carr was born to Reverend Colston Carr (age 34) and Elizabeth Bullock (age 27). He was christened on 09 Jun 1774.

On 09 May 1809 Charlotte Butler was born to Richard Butler 1st Earl Glengall (age 33).

On 09 May 1810 Marianne Orange Nassau was born to William Orange Nassau I Prince Orange (age 37). She a great x 2 granddaughter of King George II of Great Britain and Ireland.

On 09 May 1814 Marie Luise Charlotte Hesse-Kassel was born to William Hesse-Kassel (age 26) and Princess Charlotte of Denmark (age 24). She a great x 2 granddaughter of King George II of Great Britain and Ireland.

On 09 May 1825 James Collinson was born to Robert Collinson (age 39) and Mary Harvey at Mansfield, Nottinghamshire. His father was a bookseller and sub-postmaster. Early in life James received art instruction from a Mrs. Ann Paulson, a local Mansfield artist.

On 09 May 1861 Jane Dorsett was born to James Dorsett (age 42) and Charlotte Mercy Powell (age 35).

On 09 May 1866 Henry Dering 10th Baronet was born to Henry Dering 9th Baronet (age 26).

On 09 May 1874 Howard Carter was born.

On 09 May 1877 Nathaniel Charles Rothschild was born to Nathan Meyer 1st Baron Rothschild (age 36) and Emma Louise von Rothschild Baroness Rothschild (age 33). Coefficient of inbreeding 3.91%.

On 09 May 1880 Thomas Scott-Ellis 8th Baron Howard de Walden 4th Baron Seaford was born to Frederick Ellis 7th Baron Howard de Walden 3rd Baron Seaford (age 49) and Blanche Holden Baroness Howard, Seaford and Ludlow.

On 09 May 1907 Nigel John Mordaunt 13th Baronet was born to Eustace Charles Mordaunt (age 36).

On 09 May 1909 Kira Kirillovna Holstein Gottorp Romanov was born to Cyril Vladimirovich Holstein Gottorp Romanov (age 32) and Victoria Melita Windsor (age 32). She a great granddaughter of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom. Coefficient of inbreeding 6.73%.

Marriages on the 9th May

On 09 May 1432 Fadrique Enríquez Count Melgar Count Rueda (age 42) and Teresa Fernández Countess Melgar and Rueda were married. She by marriage Countess Melgar, Countess Rueda, Señor de Medina de Río Seco.

On 09 May 1514 John Dawnay of Cowick (age 23) and Dorothy Neville (age 18) were married at Snape Hall. She a great x 4 granddaughter of King Edward III of England.

On 09 May 1589 Wymond Carey (age 52) and Catherine Jerningham (age 40) were married. There were no children. He a great x 5 grandson of King Edward III of England.

On 09 May 1619 Edward Wingfield of Carnew in Wicklow (age 29) and Anne Cromwell (age 22) were married.

On 09 May 1628 John Carey 2nd Earl Dover (age 20) and Dorothy St John were married. She died eight weeks later. She the daughter of Oliver St John 1st Earl Bolingbroke (age 48) and Elizabeth Paulet Countess Bolingbroke. He the son of Henry Carey 1st Earl Dover (age 48) and Judith Pelham Countess Dover (age 37).

Before 09 May 1630 Jehan Lord of Heenvliet (age 35) and Katherine Wotton Countess Chesterfield (age 21) were married.

On 09 May 1676 Christopher Vane 1st Baron Barnard (age 22) and Elizabeth Holles Baroness Barnard were married. She the daughter of Gilbert Holles 3rd Earl de Clare (age 43) and Grace Pierrepont Countess de Clare (age 43).

On or after 09 May 1695, the date of the licence, Salusbury Lloyd of Leadbrook in Flintshire and Letitia Salusbury were married. She the heiress of the Salusburys of Leadbrook, Flintshire.

After 09 May 1703 Thomas Windsor 1st Viscount Windsor (age 33) and Charlotte Herbert Viscountess Windsor (age 27) were married. She by marriage Viscountess Windsor. She the daughter of Philip "Infamous Earl" Herbert 7th Earl Pembroke 4th Earl Montgomery and Henrietta Kéroualle Countess Pembroke and Montgomery. He the son of Thomas Hickman Windsor 1st Earl Plymouth and Ursula Widdrington Countess Plymouth (age 55). They were half fourth cousins.

Before 09 May 1711 Richard Sykes (age 5) and Mary Kirkby (age 30) were married. The difference in their ages was 25 years; she, unusually, being older than him.

On 09 May 1721 Johann Adolph Wettin Duke Saxe Weissenfels (age 35) and Johannette Antoinette Juliane Wettin (age 23) were married at Eisenach.

Afer 09 May 1721 Hugh Acland 6th Baronet (age 24) and Cicely Wroth were married.

On 09 May 1734 John Girle (age 32) and Barbara Slaney (age 16) were married.

On 09 May 1737 Richard Grenville-Temple 2nd Earl Temple (age 25) and Anne Chamber Countess Temple were married. He the son of Richard Granville and Hester Temple 1st Countess Temple (age 47).

Before 09 May 1774 Reverend Colston Carr (age 34) and Elizabeth Bullock (age 27) were married.

On 09 May 1797 George Thynne 2nd Baron Carteret (age 27) and Harriet Courtenay Baroness Carteret (age 25) were married. She by marriage Baroness Carteret of Hawnes. She the daughter of William Courtenay 8th Earl Devon and Frances Clack Countess Devon. He the son of Thomas Thynne 1st Marquess of Bath and Elizabeth Bentinck Marchioness Bath (age 61).

Before 09 May 1801 Lambert Blackwell 3rd Baronet (age 69) and Amelia Martin were married. The following inscription is written on the back of a miniature now (1905) at Clevedon Court, Somerset, by Marianne Smith, sister of Sarah, wife of Sir Charles Abraham Elton, 6th Baronet [1717]:— "Amelia, da. of Colonel Martin, wife of Michael Pope, of Whitsun Court, Bristol, married secondly Sir Lambert Blackwell, Bt. My grandmother. M.S."

On 09 May 1809 John Byng 1st Earl Strafford (age 37) and Marianne James Countess Strafford were married.

On 09 May 1833 Henry Fox 4th Baron Holland (age 31) and Mary Augusta Baroness Fox (age 21) were married. She the daughter of George Coventry 8th Earl Coventry (age 48) and Mary Beauclerk Countess Coventry (age 42). He a great x 4 grandson of King Charles II of England Scotland and Ireland. She a great x 4 granddaughter of King Charles II of England Scotland and Ireland.

On 09 May 1839 Francis George Hugh Seymour-Conway 5th Marquess Hertford (age 27) and Frances Elizabeth Anson Marchioness Hertford (age 29) were married. He a great x 4 grandson of King James II of England Scotland and Ireland.

On 09 May 1854 Vincent Rowland Corbet 3rd Baronet (age 32) and Caroline Elizabeth Anne Bridgeman were married.

On 09 May 1876 Charles William Noel 3rd Earl Gainsborough (age 25) and Augusta Mary Catherine Berkeley were married. He the son of Charles George Noel 2nd Earl Gainsborough (age 57) and Ida Harriet Augusta Hay Countess Gainsborough. He a great grandson of King William IV of the United Kingdom.

On 09 May 1879 George Granville Campbell (age 28) and Sybil Lascelles Alexander (age 18) were married. He the son of George Douglas Campbell 8th Duke Argyll (age 56) and Elizabeth Georgiana Leveson-Gower Duchess Argyll.

Before 09 May 17084 Francis Wythens and Elizabeth Taylor were married.

Deaths on the 9th May

Before 1200. Choir Aisle at Hereford Cathedral [Map] left to right ...

In 1198 Bishop William de Vere died.

On 09 May 1186 Bishop Gilbert Foliot died.

On 16 Apr 1148 Bishop Robert de Bethune died in Reims just after the closure of the Council of Reims. His remains were brought to Hereford Cathedral [Map] where he was buried. See Chronicle of Wigmore.

On 27 Feb 1167 Bishop Robert Melun (age 67) died.

On 09 May 1280 King Magnus VI of Norway (age 42) died. His son Eric II King Norway (age 12) succeeded King Norway.

On 09 May 1285 Maud Clifford (age 51) died at Brimpsfield, Gloucestershire.

On 09 May 1289 John Salusbury (age 59) died.

Before 09 May 1310 William Ros 1st Baron Ros Kendal (age 38) died. His son Thomas Ros 2nd Baron Ros Kendal (age 3) succeeded 2nd Baron Ros Kendal.

On 09 May 1329 Bishop John Droxford aka Drokensford died at his episcopal manor-house at Dogmersfield, Hampshire. He was buried in St Katherine's Chapel, Wells Cathedral [Map].

On 09 May 1382 Margaret Capet Countess Nevers amd Flanders (age 73) died.

On 09 May 1426 Margaret Grey (age 29) died.

On 09 May 1435 a French force commanded by Étienne Vignolles "La Hire" heavily defeated an English force commanded by John Fitzalan 14th Earl of Arundel (age 27) at the Battle of Gerberoy.

On 12 Jun 1435 John Fitzalan 14th Earl of Arundel (age 27) was captured and died from wounds received at the battle. His son Humphrey Fitzalan 15th Earl of Arundel (age 6) succeeded 15th Earl Arundel Sussex, 5th Baron Maltravers, 5th Baron Arundel.

Richard Woodville 1st Earl Rivers (age 30) fought.

On 09 May 1505 John Russell (age 73) died.

Before 09 May 1565 Alexander Manderston Home died.

On 09 May 1590 Cardinal Charles Bourbon (age 66) died.

On 09 May 1603 John Temple (age 61) died.

On 09 May 1671 John Kelynge (age 64) died at his house in Hatton Garden [Map].

On 09 May 1675 George Parker (age 83) died.

On 09 May 1679 Nicholas Preston died.

On 09 May 1701 Robert Bertie 3rd Earl Lindsey (age 70) died. His son Robert Bertie 1st Duke Ancaster and Kesteven (age 40) succeeded 4th Earl Lindsey, 17th Baron Willoughby de Eresby. Albinia Farington Duchess Ancaster and Kesteven by marriage Countess Lindsey.

On 09 May 1703 John Jeffreys 2nd Baron Jeffreys (age 29) died. Baron Jeffreys extinct.

On 09 May 1704 Francis Wythens (age 69) died.

On 09 May 1711 Cholmley Dering 4th Baronet (age 31) was killed in a duel at Tothill Fields [Map]. His son Edward Dering 5th Baronet (age 6) succeeded 5th Baronet Dering of Surrenden Dering in Kent. The duel, unusually with pistols rather than swords, was with Richard Thornhill with whom Dering had argued in a pub near Hampton Court Palace, Richmond [Map] two days previously; Thornhill had afterwards sent Dering a note challenging him to a duel. Both pistols were fired but only Dering was hit. Richard Thornhill was tried for murder but convicted of the lesser offence of manslaughter. Thornhill was murdered three months later.

On 09 May 1718 Bridget Osborne Countess Plymouth died.

On 09 May 1726 Henry Lawson 2nd Baronet (age 63) died. His son John Lawson 3rd Baronet (age 37) succeeded 3rd Baronet Lawson of Brough Hall in Yorkshire.

On 09 May 1728 Reverend Henry Brydges (age 54) died.

On 09 May 1735 Elizabeth Tollemache Duchess Argyll (age 75) died.

On 09 May 1736 Cecil Wray 11th Baronet (age 58) died. He was buried at All Saints' Church, Branston [Map] where he has a monument sculpted by Thomas Carter. His first cousin once removed John Wray 12th Baronet (age 46) succeeded 12th Baronet Wray of Glentworth in Lincolnshire. Frances Norcliffe Lady Wray (age 35) by marriage Lady Wray of Glentworth in Lincolnshire.

Cecil Wray 11th Baronet: Around 1678 he was born to Drury Wray 9th Baronet and Anne Casey. On 21 Nov 1710 Christopher Wray 10th Baronet died. His brother Cecil Wray 11th Baronet succeeded 11th Baronet Wray of Glentworth in Lincolnshire. On 30 Nov 1721 Cecil Wray 11th Baronet and Joanna Taylor Lady Wray were married at St Martin in the Fields. She by marriage Lady Wray of Glentworth in Lincolnshire. On 21 Jan 1736 Cecil Wray 11th Baronet wrote his will in which he left £14,000 and his estates to his illegitimate daughter Ann Casey.

John Wray 12th Baronet: On 24 Oct 1689 he was born to William Wray and Isabella Ullithorne. On 04 Mar 1728 John Wray 12th Baronet and Frances Norcliffe Lady Wray were married at Ripon. On 23 Jan 1752 John Wray 12th Baronet died. He was buried at Ripon Cathedral. His son Cecil Wray 13th Baronet succeeded 13th Baronet Wray of Glentworth in Lincolnshire.

Frances Norcliffe Lady Wray: On 16 Sep 1700 she was born to Fairfax Norcliffe of Langton in Yorkshire and Mary Hesketh. On 04 Jul 1770 she died. She was buried at Ripon Cathedral.

On 09 May 1737 Charles Frederick Augustus Hohenzollern (age 4) died.

On 09 May 1737 John Savage 5th Earl Rivers (age 72) died unmarried since he was a Catholic priest. Earl Rivers, Viscount Colchester, Viscount Savage, Baron Darcy of Chiche and Baronet Savage of Rocksavage in Cheshire extinct.

On 09 May 1739 Frances Douglas (age 5) died.

On 09 May 1739 George Montagu 1st Earl Halifax (age 55) died. His son George Montagu Dunk 2nd Earl Halifax (age 22) succeeded 2nd Earl Halifax.

On 09 May 1747 John Dalrymple 2nd Earl of Stair (age 73) died. His nephew James Dalrymple 3rd Earl of Stair (age 48) succeeded 3rd Earl of Stair.

On 09 May 1748 Ralph Milbanke 4th Baronet (age 60) died. His son Ralph Milbanke 5th Baronet (age 23) succeeded 5th Baronet Milbanke of Halnaby in Yorkshire.

On 09 May 1762 John Howe 2nd Baron Chedworth (age 48) died without issue. His brother Henry Howe 3rd Baron Chedworth (age 46) succeeded 3rd Baron Chedworth.

On 09 May 1777 Heneage Finch 3rd Earl Aylesford (age 61) died. His son Heneage Finch 4th Earl Aylesford (age 25) succeeded 4th Earl Aylesford.

On 09 May 1794 Thomas Thoroton (age 71) died.

On 09 May 1801 Lambert Blackwell 3rd Baronet (age 69) died. Baronet Blackwell of Sprowston Hall in Norfolk extinct. He left "all his estate, with his valuable collection of paintings, books, coins, etc., to William Foster, Junior, Esq., of Norwich."

On 09 May 1803 Robert Chambers (age 66) died.

On 09 May 1814 Charles Smith (age 57) died.

On 09 May 1820 Robert Herries Spearman Young (age 38) died.

On 09 May 1832 Christian Methuen died.

On 09 May 1839 William Hollingworth Philipps (age 82) died.

On 09 May 1852 William Henry Pennyman (age 88) died. He was buried at Beverley Minster [Map]. Baronet Pennyman of Ormesby in Yorkshire extinct.

On 09 May 1858 Mary Whitbread Lady Grey (age 88) died at Eaton Place Pimlico.

On 09 May 1861 Joseph Hunter (age 78) died.

On 09 May 1880 Victoria Russell (age 41) died.

On 09 May 1889 Sidney Godolphin Osborne (age 81) died at Lewes [Map].

On 09 May 1894 Caroline Elizabeth Agar Countess Clarendon (age 36) died.

On 09 May 1906 Harriet Moncreiffe Lady Mordaunt (age 58) died.

On 09 May 1915 Lieutenant Edward Henry Leigh (age 26) was killed in action in the attack upon the Aubers Ridge, 9 May, 1915; unmarried. Lieutenant Leigh was mentioned in F.M. Sir John (now Lord) French's Despatch of 5 April [London Gazette, 22 June], 1915.

On 09 May 1915 Augustus Wykeham Clifton (age 86) died.

On 09 May 1917 Ernest William Beckett 2nd Baron Grimthorpe (age 60) died at a sanatorium in Banchory, Aberdeenshire. His son Ralph Beckett 3rd Baron Grimthorpe (age 26) succeeded 3rd Baron Grimthorpe, 7th Baronet Beckett of Leeds. Mary Alice Archdale Baroness Beckett by marriage Baroness Grimthorpe. His ashes are interred in the gardens of Villa Cimbrone, Ravello.

On 09 May 1925 Francis John Lascelles (age 53) died.

On 09 May 1929 Catherine "Kate" Perugini nee Dickens (age 89) died.

On 09 May 1949 Watkin Williams-Wynn 8th Baronet (age 58) died. His uncle Watkin Williams-Wynn 9th Baronet (age 86) succeeded 9th Baronet Williams of Gray's Inn.

On 09 May 1961 Ethelreda Caroline Gordon (age 97) died.

On 09 May 1982 Lieutenant-Colonel Robert Edward James Clive Milnes-Coates 3rd Baronet (age 74) died. His son Anthony Robert Milnes-Coates 4th Baronet (age 33) succeeded 4th Baronet Milnes Coates of Helperby Hall in the North Riding of Yorkshire.

On 09 May 2004 June Grace Shakespeare died.