On this Day in History ... 11th August

11 Aug is in August.

991 Battle of Maldon

1660 August Creation of Baronets

1666 Holme's Bonfire

1718 Battle of Cape Passaro

Events on the 11th August

On 11 Aug 991 Ælfflæd Earldorman of Essex was killed at the Battle of Maldon.

On 11 Aug 1081 (possibly 1086) Henry V Holy Roman Emperor was born to Henry Holy Roman Emperoir (age 30) and Bertha Savoy (age 29).

On or before 11 Aug 1136 Ramiro "Monk" II King Aragon (age 50) and Agnes Poitiers Queen Consort Aragon (age 31) were married. She by marriage Queen Consort Aragon. She the daughter of William "Troubadour" Poitiers IX Duke Aquitaine and Philippa Rouerge Duchess Aquitaine. He the son of Sancho Ramírez I King Aragon V King Pamplona and Felicia Montdidier Queen Consort Aragon and Pamplona.

Wriothesley's Chronicle. 11 Aug 1554. The 11 of August the King (age 27) and Queen (age 38) removed to Richmond [Map].

On 12 Mar 1560. [Some sources say 25 Feb 1560] Catherine Blount (deceased) died. On 11 Aug 1580 Maurice Berkeley (age 74) died. Church of St Mary, Bruton [Map]. Elizabethan Period recumbent effigies of himself and his two wives Catherine Blount (deceased) and Elizabeth Sands (age 27) in an Easter sepulchre-type recess with double round arched front, Corinthian pilasters and strapwork panels. Ruff. Panel with quartered arms 1 Berkeley Arms 2 probably Tiptoft Arms, possibly Wotton Arms 3 Unknown Arms 4 probably Babington Arms, possibly Zouche Arms differenced with a label three points, overall a Crescent.

Catherine Blount: John Champernowne and she were married. Around 1518 she was born to William Blount 4th Baron Mountjoy and Alice Keble Baroness Mountjoy. After 1541 Maurice Berkeley and she were married. Henry Machyn's Diary. 12 Mar 1560. The xij day of Marche was bered at Dyttun my lade Barkeley, the wyff of ser Mores Barthelay knyght, with a penon of armes and a iiij dosen of skochyons, and a harold of armes, master Rychemond.

Elizabeth Sands: In 1533 she was born to Anthony Sands of Throwley in Kent. In 1562 Maurice Berkeley and she were married. The difference in their ages was 27 years. On 16 Jun 1585 she died at Berkeley House. She was buried at the St James' Church, Clerkenwell where a monument was constructed. Before 16 Jun 1685 she was appointed Lady of the Bedchamber to Queen Elizabeth I of England and Ireland.

On 11 Aug 1622 Humphrey Style 1st Baronet (age 26) was knighted by King James I of England and Ireland and VI of Scotland (age 56).

In Aug 1660 King Charles II of England Scotland and Ireland (age 30) rewarded those who supported his Restoration by awarding them Baronetcies ...

On 02 Aug 1660 Hugh Smithson 1st Baronet (age 62) was created 1st Baronet Smithson of Stanwick in Yorkshire.

On 10 Aug 1660 Peter Leicester 1st Baronet (age 46) was created 1st Baronet Leicester of Tabley in Cheshire. Elizabeth Gerard Lady Leicester by marriage Lady Leicester of Tabley in Cheshire.

On 11 Aug 1660 William wheler 1st Baronet 1611 1666 (age 49) was created 1st Baronet Wheler of the City of Westminster with a special remainder failing the heirs male of his body, "to Charles Wheeler (age 40) [rectius Wheler], cosin to the said Sir William and the heires males of the body of the said Sir Charles."

On 16 Aug 1660 Thomas Lee 1st Baronet (age 25) was created 1st Baronet Lee of Hartwell in Buckinghamshire.

On 16 Aug 1660 John Newton 1st Baronet (age 49) was created 1st Baronet Newton of Barrs Court.

On 16 Aug 1660 Thomas Smith 1st Baronet (age 38) was created 1st Baronet Smith of Hatherton in Cheshire.

On 31 Aug 1660 John Drake 1st Baronet (age 35) was created 1st Baronet Drake of Ashe in Devon. Dionise Strode Lady Drake by marriage Lady Drake of Ashe in Devon.

Pepy's Diary. 11 Aug 1666. Thence to the office, and there did the remainder of my business, and so home to supper and to bed. This afternoon I hear as if we had landed some men upon the Dutch coasts, but I believe it is but a foolery either in the report or the attempt.

11 Aug 1718. The Battle of Cape Passaro, aka the Battle of Avola and the Battle of Syracuse, was a major naval battle fought on between a fleet of the British Royal Navy under Admiral Sir George Byng (age 55) and a fleet of the Spanish Navy under Rear-Admiral Antonio de Gaztañeta. The British fleet secured a decisive victory.

On 11 Aug 1737 Joseph Nollekens was born in 28 Dean Street.

After 11 Aug 1763. Memorial to William Watkins William-Wynn (deceased).

William Watkins William-Wynn: On 19 Apr 1750 he was born to Watkin Williams-Wynn 3rd Baronet and Frances Shackerley Lady Williams-Wynn. He was born posthumously his father having died seven months previously. On 11 Aug 1763 William Watkins William-Wynn died.

Diary of a Dean by Merewether. 10 Aug 1849 and 11 Aug 1849. No. 2, the first of a range of five large barrows in the rising ground to the north of the last, nearly in a line, a mile and a half north-east of Avebury. These differ in form, 2 and 3 being of the bowl-shape, the others of the more elegant bell-shape, as described by Sir R. C. Hoare in his Ancient Wilts. Although the second and third of this range were not opened until the 10th and 11th of August, I shall describe their produce with the others as belonging to a separate class. After a laborious excavation of the first (No. 2), from the apex to a depth of 10 feet, until we came to the natural chalk through a thin layer, at about 9 feet ,—i e. about the level of the surrounding ground,—of black mould composed of burnt wood, we were obliged to give up the hope of any marked discoveries here. The earth throughout was peculiarly moist, and probably indicated that this barrow had been examined before; there were, however, many fragments of the usual sort of bones and teeth and charred wood.

Diary of a Dean by Merewether. 11 Aug 1849. No. 4 (August 11th). At a depth of about 2 ft. 6 in, a considerable fragment of a large coarse urn was found, ornamented with plain hatched lines round the top (F). At the depth of 5 feet, a cist, formed as usual in the chalk, was discovered; this was 2 ft. 6 in. in diameter, the same in depth; it contained in fragments, hut as it had been originally deposited, in the centre, a large plain urn filled with burnt human hones; the urn was 13 inches high (G). The next, a very large barrow, had previously been opened.

On 11 Aug 1883 Edouard Dubufe (age 63) died.

On 11 Aug 1934 Graham Connah was born.

Births on the 11th August

On 11 Aug 1081 (possibly 1086) Henry V Holy Roman Emperor was born to Henry Holy Roman Emperoir (age 30) and Bertha Savoy (age 29).

On 11 Aug 1510 Margaret Palaeologina Duchess Mantua was born.

On 11 Aug 1542 Catherine Hastings Countess Lincoln was born to Francis Hastings 2nd Earl Huntingdon (age 28) and Catherine Pole Countess Huntingdon (age 31). Coefficient of inbreeding 2.23%.

On 11 Aug 1601 John Evelyn of Wiltshire was born to George Evelyn of West Dean (age 19).

On 11 Aug 1604 Anne Cockayne was born to William Cockayne (age 43) and Mary Morris Countess Dover (age 39) in Rushton, Northamptonshire.

On 11 Aug 1673 Richard Mead was born.

On 11 Aug 1675 Anne Marie Victoire Bourbon Condé was born to Henri Jules Bourbon Condé Prince Condé (age 32) and Anne Henriette Palatinate Simmern (age 27). She a great x 2 granddaughter of King James I of England and Ireland and VI of Scotland.

On 11 Aug 1685 Honora Egerton was born to William Egerton (age 35) and Honora Leigh Lady Willougby (age 36).

Before 11 Aug 1687 Thomas Chudleigh was born to George Chudleigh 3rd Baronet (age 47).

On 11 Aug 1701 Henry Beauclerk was born to Charles Beauclerk 1st Duke St Albans (age 31) and Diana Vere Duchess St Albans (age 22). He a grandson of King Charles II of England Scotland and Ireland.

On 11 Aug 1702 Mary Stewart was born to Charles Stewart 4th Earl Traquair (age 43) and Mary Maxwell Countess Traquair (age 31). Coefficient of inbreeding 1.82%.

On 11 Aug 1704 William Hanmer was born to William Hanmer (age 30).

On 11 Aug 1718 George Hamilton was born to James Hamilton 7th Earl Abercorn (age 32) and Anne Plumer Countess Abercorn (age 28).

On 11 Aug 1737 Joseph Nollekens was born in 28 Dean Street.

On 11 Aug 1772 Rowland Hill 1st Viscount Hill was born to John Hill 3rd Baronet (age 32).

On 11 Aug 1813 Reverend Slingsby Duncombe Shafto was born to Robert Eden Duncombe Shafto (age 36) and Catherine Eden (age 43).

On 11 Aug 1833 Charles Seely 1st Baronet was born.

On 11 Aug 1834 William Clavell Ingram Dean was born to Reverend George Ingram.

On 11 Aug 1836 Edith Marcia Caroline Sheridan was born to Richard Brisley Sheridan (age 27).

On 11 Aug 1848 Henry Stapleton 9th Baron Beaumont was born to Miles Thomas Stapleton 8th Baron Beaumont (age 43) and Isabella Anne Browne Baroness Beaumont (age 23).

On 11 Aug 1852 Hallam Tennyson 2nd Baron Tennyson was born to Alfred Tennyson 1st Baron Tennyson (age 43) and Emily Sellwood Baroness Tennyson (age 39).

On 11 Aug 1860 Godfrey Harry Brydges Mundy was born to Pierrepoint Henry Mundy (age 44).

On 11 Aug 1863 Ernst Gunther Oldenburg Duke Schleswig Holstein Sonderburg Augustenburg was born to Frederick Christian Oldenburg II Duke Schleswig Holstein Sonderburg Augustenburg (age 34) and Adelheid Hohenlohe Langenburg Duchess Schleswig Holstein Sonderburg Augustenburg.

On 11 Aug 1888 Walter Gibbs 2nd Baron Hunsdon 4th Baron Aldenham was born to Herbert Gibbs 1st Baron Hunsdon (age 34) and Anna Maria Gibbs Baroness Hunsdon (age 56).

On 11 Aug 1889 John Meynell Alleyne 4th Baronet was born to Reynold Henry Newton Alleyne (age 37).

On 11 Aug 1893 Francis Edward Colquhoun Blake 2nd Baronet was born to Francis Douglas Blake 1st Baronet (age 37).

On 11 Aug 1921 Rosalind Maud Cubitt was born to Roland Cubitt 3rd Baron Ashcombe (age 22) and Sonia Rosemary Keppel (age 21).

On 11 Aug 1934 Graham Connah was born.

Marriages on the 11th August

In or before 11 Aug 991 Ælfflæd Earldorman of Essex and Ælfflæd were married.

On or before 11 Aug 1136 Ramiro "Monk" II King Aragon (age 50) and Agnes Poitiers Queen Consort Aragon (age 31) were married. She by marriage Queen Consort Aragon. She the daughter of William "Troubadour" Poitiers IX Duke Aquitaine and Philippa Rouerge Duchess Aquitaine. He the son of Sancho Ramírez I King Aragon V King Pamplona and Felicia Montdidier Queen Consort Aragon and Pamplona.

On 11 Aug 1325 Hugh Courtenay 10th Earl Devon (age 22) and Margaret Bohun Countess Devon (age 14) were married. She the daughter of Humphrey Bohun 4th Earl Hereford 3rd Earl Essex and Princess Elizabeth of Rhuddlan Countess Essex, Hereford and Holland. He the son of Hugh Courtenay 9th Earl Devon (age 48) and Agnes St John Countess Devon (age 50). She a granddaughter of King Edward "Longshanks" I of England.

Before 11 Aug 1570 Adlard Welby (age 63) and Cassandra Apryce (age 40) were married. The difference in their ages was 23 years.

On 11 Aug 1595 Edward Winter of Lyndsey (age 39) and Anne Somerset (age 20) were married. She the daughter of Edward Somerset 4th Earl of Worcester (age 45) and Elizabeth Hastings Countess of Worcester (age 49).

On 11 Aug 1600 Henry Capell (age 21) and Theodosia Montagu were married.

Before 11 Aug 1645 William Withipoll and Jane Stanhope were married.

On 11 Aug 1659 George Gordon 15th Earl Sutherland (age 25) and Jean Wemyss Countess Sutherland were married. She the daughter of David Wemyss 2nd Earl Wemyss (age 48) and Anna Balfour. He the son of John Gordon 14th Earl Sutherland (age 50). She a great x 5 granddaughter of King Henry VII of England and Ireland.

After 11 Aug 1662 John Belasyse 1st Baron Belasyse (age 48) and Anne Paulett Baroness Belasyse were married. She the daughter of John Paulet 5th Marquess Winchester (age 64) and Honora Burke Marchioness Winchester (age 57).

On 11 Aug 1685 Edward Seymour 5th Baronet (age 24) and Laetitia Popham Baroness Seymour (age 25) were married. She by marriage Lady Seymour of Berry Pomeroy.

On 11 Aug 1721 Robert Temple (age 27) and Mehitable Nelson (age 30) were married at Boston, Massachusetts. They were second cousins.

On 11 Aug 1722 Edward Blount 4th Baronet (age 20) and Apollonia Throckmorton (age 18) were married.

On 11 Aug 1746 William Stanhope 2nd Earl of Harrington (age 26) and Caroline Fitzroy Countess Harrington (age 24) were married. She the daughter of Charles Fitzroy 2nd Duke Grafton (age 62) and Henrietta Somerset Duchess Grafton. He the son of William Stanhope 1st Earl of Harrington (age 63) and Anne Griffith. She a great granddaughter of King Charles II of England Scotland and Ireland.

On 11 Aug 1750 Other Lewis Windsor 4th Earl Plymouth (age 19) and Catherine Archer Countess Plymouth (age 14) were married. She by marriage Countess Plymouth. He the son of Other Windsor 3rd Earl Plymouth.

On 11 Aug 1777 Nathaniel Curzon 2nd Baron Scarsdale (age 24) and Sophia Susanna Noel were married.

On 11 Aug 1801 or 01 Oct 1801 Marcus Somerville 4th Baronet and Mary Anne Gorges-Meredyth were married.

On 11 Aug 1804 John Cæsar Hawkins 3rd Baronet (age 22) and Charlotte Cassandra Surtees were married.

On 11 Aug 1846 John Duke Coleridge 1st Baron Coleridge (age 25) and Jane Fortescue Seymour Baroness Coleridge (age 21) were married.

On 11 Aug 1858 Arthur Egerton 3rd Earl Wilton (age 25) and Elizabeth Charlotte Louisa Craven Countess Wilton (age 22) were married. There was no issue from the marriage. She the daughter of William Craven 2nd Earl Craven (age 48) and Emily Mary Grimston Countess Craven (age 42). He the son of Thomas Grosvenor 2nd Earl Wilton (age 58) and Mary Smith-Stanley Countess Wilton (age 57). She a great x 5 granddaughter of King Charles II of England Scotland and Ireland.

On 11 Aug 1875 Charles Hay 20th Earl of Erroll (age 23) and Mary Caroline L'Estrange Countess of Erroll were married. He the son of William Harry Hay 19th Earl Erroll (age 52) and Eliza Amelia Gore Countess Erroll (age 46). He a great grandson of King William IV of the United Kingdom.

On 11 Aug 1931 Francis Christopher Fane (age 31) and Joyce Hancock (age 19) were married.

Deaths on the 11th August

On 11 Aug 991 Ælfflæd Earldorman of Essex was killed at the Battle of Maldon.

On 11 Aug 1300 Isabel Vere Baroness Okehampton (age 78) died at Okehampton, Devon. She was buried at Exeter Cathedral [Map].

Before 11 Aug 1340 Theobald Russell (age 37) died.

Before 11 Aug 1367 Joan Sudeley Baroness Boteler (age 37) died.

Around 11 Aug 1412 Elizabeth Grey Baroness Darcy Knayth (age 56) died at Knayth.

On 11 Aug 1486 Bishop William Waynflete (age 88) died. He was buried at Winchester Cathedral [Map] where he has a Chantry Chapel.

On 11 Aug 1518 Joan Beaufort Baroness Howth (age 85) died.

On 11 Aug 1527 Peter Leigh (age 72) died.

On 11 Aug 1556 Bishop John Bell died.

On 12 Mar 1560. [Some sources say 25 Feb 1560] Catherine Blount (deceased) died. On 11 Aug 1580 Maurice Berkeley (age 74) died. Church of St Mary, Bruton [Map]. Elizabethan Period recumbent effigies of himself and his two wives Catherine Blount (deceased) and Elizabeth Sands (age 27) in an Easter sepulchre-type recess with double round arched front, Corinthian pilasters and strapwork panels. Ruff. Panel with quartered arms 1 Berkeley Arms 2 probably Tiptoft Arms, possibly Wotton Arms 3 Unknown Arms 4 probably Babington Arms, possibly Zouche Arms differenced with a label three points, overall a Crescent.

Catherine Blount: John Champernowne and she were married. Around 1518 she was born to William Blount 4th Baron Mountjoy and Alice Keble Baroness Mountjoy. After 1541 Maurice Berkeley and she were married. Henry Machyn's Diary. 12 Mar 1560. The xij day of Marche was bered at Dyttun my lade Barkeley, the wyff of ser Mores Barthelay knyght, with a penon of armes and a iiij dosen of skochyons, and a harold of armes, master Rychemond.

Elizabeth Sands: In 1533 she was born to Anthony Sands of Throwley in Kent. In 1562 Maurice Berkeley and she were married. The difference in their ages was 27 years. On 16 Jun 1585 she died at Berkeley House. She was buried at the St James' Church, Clerkenwell where a monument was constructed. Before 16 Jun 1685 she was appointed Lady of the Bedchamber to Queen Elizabeth I of England and Ireland.

On 11 Aug 1570 Adlard Welby (age 63) died.

On 11 Aug 1621 William Read of Osterley died.

On 11 Aug 1623 Margery Gogyn aka Wright died.

On 11 Aug 1630 Thomas Walsingham (age 67) died. He was buried at Scadbury Chapel, Church of St Nicholas, Chislehurst.

On 11 Aug 1632 Susan Stockmede (age 67) died.

On 11 Aug 1645 William Withipoll died.

On 11 Aug 1662 Anne Crane (age 31) died.

On 11 Aug 1672 Elizabeth Spencer Baroness Craven (age 55) died.

On 11 Aug 1683 Edward Conway 1st Earl Conway (age 60) died. He was buried in the Church of the Holy Trinity Arrow [Map]. Earl Conway, Baron Conway of Ragley in Warwickshire extinct.

He bequeathed his estates to his cousin's son Popham Seymour-Conway (age 8) with the condition he should change his name to Seymour-Conway and adopt the Conway Arms.

On 11 Aug 1693 Amelie Auguste Oldenburg (age 1) died.

On 11 Aug 1696 Elizabeth Whittle died.

On 11 Aug 1697 Frances Sutton 6th Baroness Dudley (age 86) died. Her son Edward Ward 7th Baron Dudley 2nd Baron Ward (age 66) succeeded 7th Baron Sutton of Dudley.

On or before 11 Aug 1704 Francis Barlow (age 78) died. He was buried on 11 Aug 1704.

On 11 Aug 1707 Bridget Gee (age 35) died.

On 11 Aug 1741 Marie Anne Bourbon Condé (age 43) died.

On 11 Aug 1763 William Watkins William-Wynn (age 13) died.

On 11 Aug 1778 Lionel Pilkington 5th Baronet (age 71) died unmarried. His brother Michael Pilkington 6th Baronet (age 63) succeeded 6th Baronet Pilkington of Stanley in Yorkshire.

On 11 Aug 1799 James Drummond (age 7) died.

On 11 Aug 1809 Elizabeth Dormer Countess Shrewsbury and Waterford (age 85) died. She was buried at Bath Abbey [Map].

On 11 Aug 1837 Henry Thomas Leopold Fox-Strangways (age 21) died.

On 11 Aug 1862 Arthur Hill-Trevor 3rd Viscount Dungannon (age 63) died. Viscount Dungannon extinct. Arthur Edwin Hill aka Hill-Trevor 1st Baron Trevor (age 42) inherited his estates including those at Brynkinalt, and changed his surname from Hill to Hill-Trevor.

On 11 Aug 1881 Jane Digby (age 74) died.

On 11 Aug 1883 Edouard Dubufe (age 63) died.

On 11 Aug 1885 Georgina Caroline Legge (age 90) died.

On 11 Aug 1886 Edmond Ernest Charles Wellesley (age 28) died.

On 11 Aug 1887 Henry Porter Sherbrooke (age 76) died.

On 11 Aug 1890 Cardinal John Henry Newman (age 89) died.

On 11 Aug 1894 Charles Thynne (age 81) died.

On 11 Aug 1899 John Vinton Dahlgren (age 31) died of tuberculosis. His funeral was held on 18 Aug 1899, in Washington, D.C. at Georgetown University's Dahlgren Chapel, which had been constructed six years earlier as a memorial to the death of Dahlgren's infant son, Joseph.

On 11 Aug 1902 Mary Elizabeth Parsons (age 79) died.

On 11 Aug 1911 Hugh Greenwood Hammerlsey (age 52) died.

On 11 Aug 1911 Catherine Gurney Lady Buxton (age 97) died.

On 11 Aug 1911 Louisa Henrietta Grenfell died.

On 11 Aug 1928 Frederick Spencer Hamilton (age 71) died.

On 11 Aug 2002 Richard Frederick Wood (age 81) died.

On 11 Aug 2003 Diana Mitford (age 93) died.

On 11 Aug 2009 Eunice Mary Kennedy (age 88) died.