On this Day in History ... 15th August

15 Aug is in August.

1416 Battle of the Seine

1555 Attack on French Merchant Fleet

1557 Battle of St Quentin

1591 Elizabeth's Royal Progress

1665 Great Plague of London

1666 Holme's Bonfire

1690 Battle of the Boyne

1690 Siege of Limerick

See Births, Marriages and Deaths.

Events on the 15th August

On 15 Aug 1057 King Macbeth of Scotland (age 52) died.

On 15 Aug 1057 Lulach King Scotland succeeded King Scotland.

John of Worcester. After 15 Aug 1072. After the Assumption of St. Mary [15th August], William (age 44), king of England, attended by Edric the Forester, made an expedition into Scotland with a naval force and an army of cavalry, and reduced it under his own dominion; and Malcolm (age 41), king of Scots, met him at a place called Abernethy, and did him homage. Ethelric, formerly bishop of Durham, died at Westminster, where king William (age 44) had sent him into confinement, on Monday, the ides [the 15th] of October. Walchere, a native of Lorraine, succeeded Ethelwine in the see of Durham.

On 15 Aug 1171 Alfonso IX King Leon was born to Ferdinand II King Leon (age 34) and Urraca Burgundy Queen Consort Leon (age 23). Coefficient of inbreeding 2.00%.

On 15 Aug 1191 Henry Hohenstaufen VI Holy Roman Emperor (age 25) was crowned VI Holy Roman Emperor.

On 15 Aug 1193 King Philip II of France (age 27) and Ingeborg Estridsen Queen Consort France (age 19) were married. She by marriage Queen Consort of France. She the daughter of Valdemar "Great" I King Denmark. He the son of Louis VII King Franks and Adèle Blois. He a great x 2 grandson of King William "Conqueror" I of England.

Liber de Antiquis Legibus 1255. 15 Aug 1255. In the same year, the King of Scotland (age 13) and his Queen (age 14), daughter of the King of England, came into England, and, on the Assumption of Saint Mary [15 August] were with his lordship the King at Wudestok [Map]; upon which day, the said King held a great and most noble Court, nearly all his Earls and Barons being present.

On 15 Aug 1369 Philippa of Hainault Queen Consort England (age 55) died at Windsor Castle [Map]. Her husband King Edward III of England (age 56) and youngest son Thomas of Woodstock 1st Duke of Gloucester (age 14) were present. She was given a state funeral six months later on 09 Jan 1370 at which she was interred at on the northeast side of the Chapel of St Edward the Confessor, Westminster Abbey [Map] at Westminster Abbey. Her alabaster effigy was executed by sculptor Jean de Liège.

Chronicle of Gregory 1403-1419. 15 Aug 1416. Alle so that same year the Duke of Bedforde (age 27) and the Erle of Marche (age 24), on our Lady Day the Assumpsyon, they fought whythe viij grete carykys of Jene and whythe l. othyr shyppys, and they toke them whythe her patronys and drownyde a grette hulke of the contre of Flaundrys.

Around 15 Aug 1469 King Edward IV of England (age 27) was imprisoned at Middleham Castle [Map].

On 15 Aug 1496 Isabella Aviz Queen Consort Castile (age 68) died.

Henry Machyn's Diary. 15 Aug 1555. The xv day of August was a grett ffett on the see [fight on the sea] be-twyn the Frencmen and the Flemmyng, and ther wher dyvers of boyth partes slene, and boyth men and shypes and dyvers taken, and the goodes.

On 10 Aug 1557 or 15 Aug 1557 Jean Bourbon Count Soissons and Enghien (age 29) was killed at the Battle of St Quentin. His brother Louis Bourbon Prince Condé (age 27) succeeded Count Soissons 1367.

Henry Machyn's Diary. 15 Aug 1559. The xv day of August the Quen('s) (age 25) grace returned from Hamtun cowrte [Map] unto ( ... ) my lord [admiral's] (age 49) place; and ther her had grett cher, for my lord [admiral] byldyd a goodly banketthowsse [banquet house] for her grace; [it was] gyldyd rychely and pentyd, for he kept a gret [many] of penters [painters] a grett wylle in the contrey.

On 15 Aug 1575 Diego King Asturias was born to Philip "The Prudent" II King Spain (age 48) and Anna of Austria Queen Consort Spain (age 25). Coefficient of inbreeding 21.27%.

On 15 Aug 1591 Queen Elizabeth I of England and Ireland (age 57) arrived at Cowdray House [Map] the home of Anthony Browne 1st Viscount Montagu (age 62) and Magdalen Dacre Viscountess Montague (age 53). She was welcomed by a breakfast for some 300 guests. George Browne (age 36) was knighted. Henry Browne organised the hunting. Elizabeth stayed until the 21 Aug 1591.

On 15 Aug 1604 and 16 Aug 1604 Prince Charles (age 3) and Alexander Seton (age 49) lodged at the Leicester townhouse of William Skipwith (age 40) on their way to London.

On 15 Aug 1621 Maria Margaret Habsburg Spain died.

After 15 Aug 1625. St Oswald's Church, Malpas [Map]. Monument to Hugh "The Younger" Cholmondeley and Mary Holford (deceased). Jacobean Period. She wearing a Bongrace. Chrisom Child.

Hugh "The Younger" Cholmondeley: In 1552 he was born to Hugh "The Elder" Cholmondeley and Ann Dorman. In 1575 Hugh "The Younger" Cholmondeley and Mary Holford were married. On 23 Jul 1601 Hugh "The Younger" Cholmondeley died.

Mary Holford: On 20 Jan 1562 she was born. On 15 Aug 1625 she died at Vale Royal.

Evelyn's Diary. 15 Aug 1665. There perished this week 5,000. See Great Plague of London.

Pepy's Diary. 15 Aug 1666. Mighty sleepy; slept till past eight of the clock, and was called up by a letter from Sir W. Coventry (age 38), which, among other things, tells me how we have burned one hundred and sixty ships of the enemy within the Fly1. I up, and with all possible haste, and in pain for fear of coming late, it being our day of attending the Duke of Yorke (age 32), to St. James's, where they are full of the particulars; how they are generally good merchant ships, some of them laden and supposed rich ships. We spent five fire-ships upon them. We landed on the Schelling (Sir Philip Howard (age 35) with some men, and Holmes (age 44), I think; with others, about 1000 in all), and burned a town; and so come away.

Note 1. On the 8th August the Duke of Albemarle (age 57) reported to Lord Arlington (age 48) that he had "sent 1000 good men under Sir R. Holmes (age 44) and Sir William Jennings to destroy the islands of Vlie and Schelling". On the 10th James Hayes wrote to Williamson: "On the 9th at noon smoke was seen rising from several places in the island of Vlie, and the 10th brought news that Sir Robert had burned in the enemy's harbour 160 outward bound valuable merchant men and three men-of-war, and taken a little pleasure boat and eight guns in four hours. The loss is computed at a million sterling, and will make great confusion when the people see themselves in the power of the English at their very doors. Sir Robert then landed his forces, and is burning the houses in Vlie and Schelling as bonfires for his good success at sea" (Calendar of State Papers, 1666-67, pp. 21,27).

Evelyn's Diary. 03 Aug 1690. The French landed some soldiers at Teignmouth [Map], in Devon, and burned some poor houses. The French fleet still hovering about the western coast, and we having 300 sail of rich merchant-ships in the bay of Plymouth [Map], our fleet began to move toward them, under three admirals. The country in the west all on their guard. A very extraordinary fine season; but on the 12th was a very great storm of thunder and lightning, and on the 15th the season much changed to wet and cold. The militia and trained bands, horse and foot, which were up through England, were dismissed. The French King having news that King William (age 39) was slain, and his army defeated in Ireland, caused such a triumph at Paris, and all over France, as was never heard of; when, in the midst of it, the unhappy King James (age 56) being vanquished, by a speedy flight and escape, himself brought the news of his own defeat.

On or before 15 Aug 1690 Charles Tuke 2nd Baronet (age 19) died of wound received at the Battle of the Boyne fighting for King James II of England Scotland and Ireland (age 56). Baronet Tuke of Cressing Temple extinct.

Evelyn's Diary. 15 Aug 1690. I was desired to be one of the bail of the Earl of Clarendon, for his release from the Tower [Map], with divers noblemen. The Bishop of St. Asaph (age 62) expounds his prophecies to me and Mr. Pepys (age 57), etc. The troops from Blackheath [Map] march to Portsmouth [Map]. That sweet and hopeful youth, Sir Charles Tuke (age 19), died of the wounds he received in the fight of the Boyne, to the great sorrow of all his friends, being (I think) the last male of that family, to which my wife (age 55) is related. A more virtuous young gentleman I never knew; he was learned for his age, having had the advantage of the choicest breeding abroad, both as to arts and arms; he had traveled much, but was so unhappy as to fall in the side of his unfortunate King (age 56).

Evelyn's Diary. 15 Aug 1690. The unseasonable and most tempestuous weather happening, the naval expedition is hindered, and the extremity of wet causes the Siege of Limerick to be raised, King William (age 39) returned to England. Lord Sidney (age 41) left Governor of what is conquered in Ireland, which is near three parts [in four].

On 15 Aug 1732 Maria Gunning Countess Coventry was born to John Barnaby Gunning (age 29) and Bridget Bourke at Hemingford Grey.

1911 Encyclopædia Britannica. After doing his best to set things going comfortably between Byron and Hunt, Shelley returned on board with Williams on the 8th of July. It was a day of dark, louring, stifling heat. Trelawny took leave of his two friends, and about half-past six in the evening found himself startled from a doze by a frightful turmoil of storm. The "Don Juan" had by this time made Via Reggio; she was not to be seen, though other vessels which had sailed about the same time were still discernible. Shelley, Williams, and their only companion, a sailor-boy, perished in the squall. The exact nature of the catastrophe was from the first regarded as somewhat disputable. The condition of the "Don Juan" when recovered did not favour any assumption that she had capsized in a heavy sea - rather that she had been run down by some other vessel, a felucca or fishing-smack. In the absence of any counter evidence this would be supposed to have occurred by accident; but a rumour, not strictly verified and certainly not refuted, exists that an aged Italian seaman on his deathbed confessed that he had been one of the crew of the fatal felucca, and that the collision was intentional, as the men had plotted to steal a sum of money supposed to be on the "Don Juan," in charge of Lord Byron. In fact there was a moderate sum there, but Byron had neither embarked nor intended to embark. This may perhaps be the true account of the tragedy; at any rate Trelawny, the best possible authority on the subject, accepted it as true. He it was who laboriously tracked out the shore washed corpses of Williams and Shelley, and who undertook the burning of them, after the ancient Greek fashion, on the shore near Via Reggio, on the 15th and 16th of August. The great poet's ashes were then collected, and buried in the new Protestant cemetery in Rome. He was, at the date of his untimely death, within a month of completing the thirtieth year of his age – a surprising example of rich poetic achievement for so young a man.

On 15 Aug 1825 Thomas George Anson 2nd Earl Lichfield was born to Thomas William Anson 1st Earl Lichfield (age 29) and Louisa Barbara Catherine Phillips Countess Lichfield (age 25).

On 15 Aug 1835 George V King Hanover (age 16) was appointed 675th Knight of the Garter by King William IV of the United Kingdom (age 69).

On 15 Aug 1845 Walter Crane was born to Thomas Crane (age 37) and Marie Kearsley m Crane in Liverpool, Lancashire [Map].

On 15 Aug 1864 Christabel Cockerell was born to George Russell Cockerell (age 26).

On 15 Aug 1909 Laura Theresa Epps (age 57) died.

Births on the 15th August

On 15 Aug 1171 Alfonso IX King Leon was born to Ferdinand II King Leon (age 34) and Urraca Burgundy Queen Consort Leon (age 23). Coefficient of inbreeding 2.00%.

On 15 Aug 1299 Ralph Greystoke 1st Baron Greystoke was born to Robert Fitzralph (age 23) and Elizabeth Neville (age 28).

On 15 Aug 1301 Roger Strange 4th Baron Strange Knockin was born to John Strange 2nd Baron Strange Knockin (age 19) and Isolde Chaworth Baroness Strange Knockin at Knockyn, Shropshire.

On 15 Aug 1316 John of Eltham 1st Earl Cornwall was born to King Edward II of England (age 32) and Isabella of France Queen Consort England (age 21) at Eltham Palace, Kent [Map]. Coefficient of inbreeding 2.16%.

On 15 Aug 1363 Adam Bostock was born to Adam Bostock of Henbury (age 38).

On 15 Aug 1366 John de Lisle 5th Baron Lisle was born to John de Lisle 4th Baron Lisle (age 30).

On 15 Aug 1370 Elizabeth Fitzroger was born to John Fitzroger.

On 15 Aug 1402 Humphrey Stafford was born to Edmund Stafford 5th Earl Stafford (age 24) and Anne of Gloucester Plantagenet Countess Eu and Stafford (age 19). He a great grandson of King Edward III of England.

On 15 Aug 1414 Philip Boteler was born to Philip Boteler (age 26).

On 15 Aug 1545 Christopher Conyers was born to Richard Conyers (age 22).

On 15 Aug 1569 Edward Denny 1st Earl Norwich was born to Henry Denny (age 29) and Honora Grey (age 29).

On 15 Aug 1575 John Brooke 1st Baron Cobham was born to Henry Brooke (age 37) and Anne Sutton (age 39).

On 15 Aug 1575 Diego King Asturias was born to Philip "The Prudent" II King Spain (age 48) and Anna of Austria Queen Consort Spain (age 25). Coefficient of inbreeding 21.27%.

On 15 Aug 1648 Henry Godolphin was born to Francis Godolphin (age 42) and Dorothy Berkeley (age 46) at Godolphin House, Helston.

Before 15 Aug 1667 Joyce Sacheverell was born to William Sacheverell (age 29).

On 15 Aug 1679 Thomas Egerton was born to John Egerton 3rd Earl Bridgewater (age 32) and Jane Paulet Countess Bridgewater (age 23).

On 15 Aug 1711 Reverend Nathaniel Walter was born at Roxbury, Suffolk.

On 15 Aug 1714 Lucy Stanhope was born to James Stanhope 1st Earl Stanhope (age 41) and Lucy Pitt Countess Stanhope (age 22).

On 15 Aug 1718 Magdalena Sibylle Saxe Coburg Altenburg was born to Frederick Saxe Coburg Altenburg II Duke Saxe Gotha Altenburg (age 42) and Magdalena Augusta Anhalt Zerbst Anhaltzerbst Duchess Saxe Gotha Altenburg at Gotha.

On 15 Aug 1732 Maria Gunning Countess Coventry was born to John Barnaby Gunning (age 29) and Bridget Bourke at Hemingford Grey.

On 15 Aug 1740 Booth Grey was born to Henry Grey 4th Earl Stamford (age 25) and Mary Booth Countess Stamford (age 36).

On 15 Aug 1766 William Douglas was born to Erskine Douglas.

On 15 Aug 1769 Napoloeon Buonaparte was born to Charles-Marie Bonaparte (age 23).

On 15 Aug 1789 Rear-Admiral William Ramsden was born to John Ramsden 4th Baronet (age 33) and Louise Ingram Lady Ramsden (age 23).

On 15 Aug 1790 Mary Lennox was born to Charles Lennox 4th Duke Richmond (age 25) and Charlotte Gordon Duchess Richmond (age 21). She a great x 3 granddaughter of King Charles II of England Scotland and Ireland.

On 15 Aug 1798 Henry Labouchere 1st Baron Taunton was born to Peter Caesar Labouchere and Dorothy Elizabeth Baring (age 27) at Over Stowey, Somerset.

On 15 Aug 1807 Georgiana Sarah Ponsonby was born to John Ponsonby 4th Earl Bessborough (age 25) and Maria Fane (age 20).

On 15 Aug 1810 George Augustus Craven was born to William Craven 1st Earl Craven (age 39) and Louisa Brunton Countess Craven (age 25).

On 15 Aug 1811 Karoline Friederike Marie Hesse-Kassel was born to William Hesse-Kassel (age 23) and Princess Charlotte of Denmark (age 21). She a great x 2 granddaughter of King George II of Great Britain and Ireland.

On 15 Aug 1824 Louis II Grand Duke of Baden was born to Leopold Grand Duke of Baden (age 33) and Princess Sophie of Sweden (age 23). He a great x 3 grandson of King George II of Great Britain and Ireland.

On 15 Aug 1825 William John Pepys 3rd Earl of Cottenham was born to Charles Christopher Pepys 1st Earl of Cottenham (age 44) and Charlotte Maria Wingfield.

On 15 Aug 1825 Thomas George Anson 2nd Earl Lichfield was born to Thomas William Anson 1st Earl Lichfield (age 29) and Louisa Barbara Catherine Phillips Countess Lichfield (age 25).

On 15 Aug 1828 James Stevenson Twysden was born to Thomas Twysden (age 26).

On 15 Aug 1837 Edward Turnour 5th Earl Winterton was born.

On 15 Aug 1845 Walter Crane was born to Thomas Crane (age 37) and Marie Kearsley m Crane in Liverpool, Lancashire [Map].

On 15 Aug 1848 Lieutenant-Colonel Edgar William Wallace Dering was born to Cholmeley Charles William Dering (age 63) and Charlotte Mary Yea.

On 15 Aug 1864 Christabel Cockerell was born to George Russell Cockerell (age 26).

On 15 Aug 1866 Reginald Norman Blakiston was born to Charles Robert Blakiston (age 41).

On 15 Aug 1867 Herbert Arthur Wellesley was born to William Henry Charles Wellesley (age 54).

On 15 Aug 1881 Stanier Edmund William Waller was born to Colonel Stanier Waller (age 37).

On 15 Aug 1895 Charles Henry Gordon-Lennox was born to Charles Gordon-Lennox 8th Duke Richmond (age 24) and Hilda Madeline Brassey Duchess Richmond (age 23).

On 15 Aug 1946 Tony Robinson was born.

Marriages on the 15th August

On 15 Aug 1193 King Philip II of France (age 27) and Ingeborg Estridsen Queen Consort France (age 19) were married. She by marriage Queen Consort of France. She the daughter of Valdemar "Great" I King Denmark. He the son of Louis VII King Franks and Adèle Blois. He a great x 2 grandson of King William "Conqueror" I of England.

Before 15 Aug 1299 Robert Fitzralph (age 23) and Elizabeth Neville (age 28) were married.

Before 15 Aug 1385 Aubrey de Vere 10th Earl of Oxford (age 47) and Alice Fitzwalter Countess of Oxford were married. She by marriage Countess of Oxford. He the son of John de Vere 7th Earl of Oxford and Maud Badlesmere Countess of Oxford. They were second cousin once removed. He a great x 5 grandson of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England. She a great x 4 granddaughter of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England.

On 15 Aug 1393 Leopold "The Fat" Habsburg IV Duke Austria (age 22) and Catherine Valois Duchess Austria (age 15) were married. She the daughter of Philip "Bold" Valois II Duke Burgundy (age 51) and Margaret Dampierre Duchess Burgundy (age 45). He the son of Leopold "The Just" Habsburg III Duke Austria and Viridis Visconti Duchess Austria (age 41). They were third cousin once removed. She a great x 3 granddaughter of King Edward "Longshanks" I of England.

On or before 15 Aug 1467 William Bourchier Viscount Bourchier (age 37) and Anne Woodville Viscountess Bourchier (age 29) were married. An example of a Woodville marriage to a wealthy family which antagonised the nobilty - see Woodville Marriages. William Bourchier Viscount Bourchier (age 37) was heir to his father Henry Bourchier 2nd Count Eu 1st Earl Essex (age 63). She the daughter of Richard Woodville 1st Earl Rivers (age 62) and Jacquetta of Luxemburg Duchess Bedford (age 52). He the son of Henry Bourchier 2nd Count Eu 1st Earl Essex (age 63) and Isabel York Countess Eu and Essex (age 58). He a great x 2 grandson of King Edward III of England.

On or after 15 Aug 1538 William Erneley (age 36) and Bridget Spring were married.

On 15 Aug 1626 Bishop John Cosins (age 31) and Frances Blakiston were married at St Margaret's Church.

On 15 Aug 1630 George "Fairy Earl" Fitzgerald 16th Earl of Kildare (age 18) and Joan Boyle Countess Kildare (age 19) were married. She the daughter of Richard Boyle 1st Earl Cork (age 63) and Catherine Fenton Countess Cork.

On 15 Aug 1782 James Maitland 8th Earl Lauderdale (age 23) and Eleanor Todd Countess Lauderdale (age 20) were married. He the son of John Maitland 7th Earl Lauderdale (age 64) and Mary Turner Lombe Countess Launderdale.

On 15 Aug 1802 Aubrey Beauclerk 6th Duke St Albans (age 36) and Louisa Grace Manners Duchess St Albans (age 25) were married. She by marriage Duchess St Albans. She the daughter of John Manners and Louisa Tollemache 7th Countess Dysart (age 57). He the son of Aubrey Beauclerk 5th Duke St Albans and Catherine Ponsonby Duchess St Albans. They were half third cousins. He a great x 2 grandson of King Charles II of England Scotland and Ireland.

On 15 Aug 1808 John Gore (age 36) and Georgiana Montagu were married at St George's Church, Hanover Square.

On 15 Aug 1815 Consul John MacTavish (age 28) and Emily Caton (age 20) were married.

She one of the four Caton sisters, daughters of Richard Caton (age 52), a merchant from Baltimore, the three eldest, known as the "The Three American Graces", married European husbands husbands. Only the fourth daughter Emily Caton (age 20) had children.

Marianne Caton Marchioness Wellesley (age 27) married Richard Wellesley 1st Marquess Wellesley (age 55),

Elizabeth Caton Baroness Stafford (age 25) married George William Stafford-Jerningham 8th Baron Stafford (age 44),

Louisa Catharine Caton Duchess Leeds (age 22) married firstly Felton Elwell Hervey-Bathurst 1st Baronet (age 33) and secondly Francis Godolphin Osborne 7th Duke Leeds (age 17).

Emily Caton (age 20) married Consul John MacTavish (age 28).

On 15 Aug 1820 Henry Charles Sturt (age 25) and Charlotte Penelope Brudenell were married. She the daughter of Robert Brudenell 6th Earl Cardigan (age 51) and Penelope Cooke Countess Cardigan (age 50).

On 15 Aug 1842 Frederick Fielding and Letitia Wodehouse Lady Haselrigge (age 68) were married.

On 15 Aug 1844 James Maitland Balfour (age 24) and Blanche Mary Harriet Gascoyne-Cecil (age 19) were married. She the daughter of James Brownlow William Gascoyne-Cecil 2nd Marquess Salisbury (age 53) and Frances Mary Gascoyne Marchioness Salisbury.

Around 15 Aug 1854 William Henry Chetwynd (age 42) and Blanche Chetwynd-Talbot (age 18) were married at St George's Church, Hanover Square. The difference in their ages was 24 years.

On 15 Aug 1857 Hugh Morton Shand (age 42) and Edrica Faulkner (age 35) were married at St James' Church, Paddington.

On 15 Aug 1936 Clive Martin Douglas (age 33) and Marjorie Eloise Ellis were married.

On 15 Aug 1942 Robert Charles Darling 2nd Baron Darling (age 23) and Bridget Rosemary Whishaw Dickson Baroness Darling (age 24) were married. She by marriage Baroness Darling of Langham in Essex. His mother Eleanor Joan Martin Powell would, in 1945, marry her father Reverend Frances Cyprian Dickson of Emery Down in Hampshire.

Deaths on the 15th August

On 15 Aug 423 Flavius Honorius Emperor (age 38) died.

On 15 Aug 1057 King Macbeth of Scotland (age 52) died.

On 15 Aug 1196 Conrad Hohenstaufen (age 24) was killed.

On 15 Aug 1238 Marie Capet (age 40) died.

On 15 Aug 1246 Unnamed Son Cornwall died.

On 15 Aug 1279 Albert I Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg (age 43) died.

On 15 Aug 1345 Bartholomew de Lisle 3rd Baron Lisle (age 37) died. His son John de Lisle 4th Baron Lisle (age 9) succeeded 4th Baron Lisle.

Around 15 Aug 1349 Joan Capet Duchess Burgundy (age 41) died.

On 15 Aug 1369 Philippa of Hainault Queen Consort England (age 55) died at Windsor Castle [Map]. Her husband King Edward III of England (age 56) and youngest son Thomas of Woodstock 1st Duke of Gloucester (age 14) were present. She was given a state funeral six months later on 09 Jan 1370 at which she was interred at on the northeast side of the Chapel of St Edward the Confessor, Westminster Abbey [Map] at Westminster Abbey. Her alabaster effigy was executed by sculptor Jean de Liège.

Between 15 Aug 1369 and 08 Sep 1369 William Vavasour (age 35) died. His son William Vavasour (age 11) de jure 8th Baron Vavasour.

On 15 Aug 1371 Jeanne Chatillon Countess La Marche (age 51) died.

On 15 Aug 1407 Robert Knollys (age 82) died. He was buried at Whitefriars.

After 15 Aug 1479 Elizabeth Croke (age 39) died.

On 15 Aug 1485 Albert II Duke of Brunswick-Grubenhagen (age 65) died.

On 15 Aug 1496 Isabella Aviz Queen Consort Castile (age 68) died.

On 15 Aug 1514 Thomas Redman died.

On 15 Aug 1517 Ottilie of Katzenelnbogen (age 66) died.

On 15 Aug 1528 Elizabeth Scott died.

On 15 Aug 1532 Anne Albret (age 40) died.

On 15 Aug 1533 Edmund Trafford (age 91) died.

On 15 Aug 1536 Charles Radclyffe of Todmorden (age 69) died.

On 15 Aug 1552 Anthony Wingfield (age 65) died.

After 15 Aug 1555 Ann Owen (age 62) died.

On 15 Aug 1556 John Russell (age 62) died.

On 15 Aug 1556 John Throckmorton (age 58) died.

On 10 Aug 1557 or 15 Aug 1557 Jean Bourbon Count Soissons and Enghien (age 29) was killed at the Battle of St Quentin. His brother Louis Bourbon Prince Condé (age 27) succeeded Count Soissons 1367.

On 15 Aug 1573 John Aston (age 60) died.

Before 15 Aug 1584 Elizabeth Cope (age 55) died.

On 15 Aug 1587 William Pole (age 72) died.

On 15 Aug 1610 Edward Grimston (age 81) died.

On 15 Aug 1612 Michael Hicks (age 68) died. He was buried in St Mary's Church Leyton.

On 15 Aug 1618 William Fitzwilliam (age 63) died.

On 15 Aug 1620 Ralph Sneyd of Bradwell Cheshire (age 93) died.

On 15 Aug 1621 Maria Margaret Habsburg Spain died.

On 15 Aug 1625 Mary Holford (age 63) died at Vale Royal [Map].

On 15 Aug 1658 Essex Rich (age 69) died.

On or before 15 Aug 1690 Charles Tuke 2nd Baronet (age 19) died of wound received at the Battle of the Boyne fighting for King James II of England Scotland and Ireland (age 56). Baronet Tuke of Cressing Temple extinct.

On 15 Aug 1698 Philip Egerton (age 68) died.

On 15 Aug 1707 Johann Wilhelm Saxe Coburg Altenburg (age 29) was killed.

On 15 Aug 1717 William Buck 2nd Baronet (age 62) died. His son Charles Buck 3rd Baronet (age 25) succeeded 3rd Baronet Buck of Hamby Grange in Lincolnshire.

On 15 Aug 1718 William Constable 4th Viscount Dunbar (age 64) died without legitimate issue. Viscount Dunbar extinct.

On 15 Aug 1720 Luís de Vasconcelos e Sousa 3rd Count of Castelo Melhor (age 84) died.

On 15 Aug 1730 James Ogilvy 1st Earl Seafield 4th Earl Findlater (age 67) died. His son James Ogilvy 5th Earl Findlater 2nd Earl Seafield (age 41) succeeded 5th Earl Findlater, 2nd Earl Seafield. Sophia Hope Countess Findlater (age 28) by marriage Countess Findlater.

On 15 Aug 1738 Henrietta Maria Yarburgh (age 70) died.

On 15 Aug 1740 John Tynte 4th Baronet (age 33) died unmarried. His brother Charles Tynte 5th Baronet (age 30) succeeded 5th Baronet Tynte of Halswell in Somerset. Anne Busby Lady Tynte by marriage Lady Tynte of Halswell in Somerset.

In 15 Aug 1776 John Damer (age 32) shot himself at the Bedford Arms Covent Garden being heavily in debt.

On 15 Aug 1782 Charlotte Dillon Countess Kenmare (age 26) died.

On 15 Aug 1792 John Leveson-Gower (age 52) died apparently having had a stroke whilst shaving at his house in Bill Hill Wokingham.

On 15 Aug 1807 Catherine Clayton Baroness Howard de Walden (age 59) died.

On 15 Aug 1811 John Stuart (age 71) died.

On 15 Aug 1824 Thomas James Twisleton (age 53) died.

On 15 Aug 1846 Benjamin Bloomfield 1st Baron Bloomfield (age 78) died. His son John Arthur Douglas Bloomfield 1st and 2nd Baron Bloomfield (age 43) succeeded 2nd Baron Bloomfield of Ciamhaltha in County Tipperary. Georgiana Liddell Baroness Bloomfield (age 24) by marriage Baroness Bloomfield of Ciamhaltha in County Tipperary.

On 15 Aug 1855 Edward Seymour 11th Duke of Somerset (age 80) died at Somerset House 40 Park Lane. He was buried at Kensal Green Cemetery. His son Edward Adolphus Seymour 12th Duke of Somerset (age 50) succeeded 12th Duke Somerset, 10th Baronet Seymour of Berry Pomeroy. Jane Georgiana Sheridan Duchess Somerset (age 45) by marriage Duchess Somerset.

On 15 Aug 1856 Lucy Skelhorn (age 82) died. She was buried with her husband at St Michael and All Angels' Church, Hopton Wafers.

On 15 Aug 1860 Juliane Anna Feodorovna Saxe Coburg Gotha (age 78) died.

On 15 Aug 1862 Edward Rice Trevor (age 82) died.

On 15 Aug 1874 Bishop Charles Richard Sumner died.

On 15 Aug 1876 Henry Lowther 3rd Earl Lonsdale (age 58) died. His son George Henry Lowther 4th Earl Lonsdale (age 20) succeeded 4th Earl Lonsdale, 5th Viscount Lowther, 5th Baron Lowther.

On 15 Aug 1888 Harriet Elizabeth Grimston (age 43) died.

On 15 Aug 1902 John Gage Prendergast 5th Viscount Gort (age 53) died. His son John Standish Surtees Prendergast 6th Viscount Gort (age 16) succeeded 6th Viscount Gort.

On 15 Aug 1909 Laura Theresa Epps (age 57) died.

On 15 Aug 1920 Captain Willoughby Thornton Wrigley (age 25) was killed in action by rebels at Sharaban in Iraq. He was buried at the Baghdad North Gate Cemetery.

On 15 Aug 1926 Arthur Chetwynd (age 69) died.

On 15 Aug 1938 Mary Jane Elizabeth Digby died.

On 15 Aug 1938 Thomas William Craster of Craster Tower (age 77) died.

On 15 Aug 1941 James Herbert Croft 11th Baronet (age 34) was killed in action. His uncle Hugh Matthew Fiennes Croft 12th Baronet (age 67) succeeded 12th Baronet Croft of Croft Castle in Herefordshire

On 15 Aug 1961 Clementine Isabel Maude (age 82) died.

On 15 Aug 1987 Gerard Robert Henry Sigismund Newman 3rd Baronet (age 60) died. His son Francis Hugh Cecil Newman 4th Baronet (age 24) succeeded 4th Baronet Neumann of Cecil Lodge.