On this Day in History ... 15th October

15 Oct is in October.

1191 Siege of Acre

5th Parliament of Henry VII

1517 Sweating Sickness Outbreak

1518 Betrothal of Mary Tudor and the Dauphin

1537 Birth and Christening Edward VI

1551 Arrest of the Duke of Somerset and his Supporters

1649 Siege of Drogheda

1660 Trial and Execution of the Regicides

1675 Treaty of Nimeguen

See Births, Marriages and Deaths.

Events on the 15th October

On 15 Oct 1066 Edgar Ætheling II King England (age 15) was appointed II King England.

Anglo-Saxon Chronicle. 1072. This year died Bishop Aylric. He had been invested Bishop of York; but that see was unjustly taken from him, and he then had the bishopric of Durham given him; which he held as long as he chose, but resigned it afterwards, and retired to Peterborough minster [Map]; where he abode twelve years. After that King William (age 44) won England, then took he him from Peterborough, and sent him to Westminster; where he died on the ides of October, and he is there buried, within the minster, in the porch of St. Nicholas.

On 15 Oct 1173 Petronilla Jiménez Queen Aragon (age 37) died.

On 15 Oct 1191 Raoul I Count of Clermont-en-Beauvaisis (age 51) was killed during the Siege of Acre.

On 15 Oct 1285 Alexander III King Scotland (age 44) and Yolande Capet Duchess Brittany (age 24) were married. She the daughter of Robert Capet IV Count Dreux and Beatrice Montfort Countess Dreux (age 36). He the son of Alexander II King Scotland and Marie Coucy. They were half second cousin twice removed. He a great x 3 grandson of King Henry I "Beauclerc" England. She a great x 5 granddaughter of King Henry I "Beauclerc" England.

Archaeologia Volume 35 1853 XXXIII. Oct 1357. About the middle of October — the actual date is lost by injury of the document - the Queen (age 62) set out from Hertford on a pilgrimage to Canterbury. She rested at Tottenham, London, Eltham, Dartford, and Rochester, in going or returning visited Leeds Castle [Map], and was again at Hertford at the beginning of November.

She gave alms to the nuns minoresses without Aldgate; to the rector of St. Edmund's in London, in whose parish her hostel was situated — it was in Lombard Street; and to the prisoners in Newgate.

On 15 Oct 1495 Robert Drury (age 41) was appointed Speaker of the House of Commons during the 5th Parliament of Henry VII.

Letters and Papers 1517. 15 Oct 1517. Harl. 6989, f. 25. B. M. 3747. Pace (age 35) to WOLSEY.

In fear of the great plague. Young Lord Grey died of it this night. An Almain servant of the King died before him. Today arrived a Spanish friar, named by his company a saint, alleging that he worked miracles in the late tempest at sea, which ceased at his bidding, "ipso cœlo id protestante dimissis in navem magnis luminaribus." He had an hour's interview with the King, with what result Pace (age 35) knows not, except that the King esteems him more a friar than a saint. He has professed the order of St. Jerome many years; has no learning, but more than Spanish impudence. The King spends the time in hawking. Windsor, 15 Oct.

Hol., pp. 2. Add.: To my Lord Legate's grace.

On 15 Oct 1518 Mary Tudor Queen Consort France (age 22) and the Dauphin Louis XII King France were betrothed at Greenwich, Kent [Map].

Bishop Cuthbert Tunstall (age 44) delivered an oration in praise of matrimony.

On 15 Oct 1537 the future Edward VI was christened by Bishop John Stokesley (age 62) at the Chapel Royal in Hampton Court Palace [Map]. Archbishop Thomas Cranmer (age 48) performed the Baptismal Rites, and was appointed Godfather. Thomas Howard 3rd Duke of Norfolk (age 64) and Queen Mary I of England and Ireland (age 21) were Godparents.

King Edward VI of England and Ireland was created Duke Cornwall, 1st Earl Chester.

Henry Bourchier 2nd Earl Essex 3rd Count Eu carried the Salt. Charles Brandon 1st Duke of Suffolk (age 53) was Godfather and supported the Marchioness of Exeter. Richard Long (age 43) was knighted. Thomas Cromwell 1st Earl Essex (age 52), Philip Boteler (age 45), John de Vere 15th Earl of Oxford (age 66) and John Gage (age 57) attended. Mary Scrope (age 61) carried Lady Mary's train. Robert Radclyffe 1st Earl of Sussex (age 54) carried a covered basin. Robert Radclyffe 1st Earl of Sussex (age 54) carried the canopy.

Edward Seymour 1st Duke of Somerset (age 37) helped his young niece the future Elizabeth I to carry the Crisom. Henry Courtenay 1st Marquess Exeter (age 41) supported his wife Gertrude Blount Marchioness of Exeter (age 34) to carry the child. Thomas Boleyn 1st Earl Wiltshire and Ormonde (age 60) bore a taper of virgin wax. William Fitzalan 18th Earl of Arundel (age 61) carried the train of the Prince's robe. Christopher Barker proclaimed the Prince's titles. Arthur Hopton (age 48) attended.

Edward Seymour 1st Duke of Somerset (age 37) was created 1st Earl Hertford.

Nicholas Carew (age 41), Francis Bryan (age 47), Anthony Browne (age 37) and John Russell 1st Earl Bedford (age 52) surrounded the font.

Henry Knyvet of Charlton Wiltshire (age 27), Edward Neville (age 66), Thomas Seymour 1st Baron Seymour (age 29), Richard Long (age 43) and John Wallop (age 47) carried the canopy.

Bishop Robert Parfew aka Warton and Bishop John Bell attended.

William Fitzwilliam 1st Earl of Southampton (age 47) was created 1st Earl of Southampton. Mabel Clifford Countess Southampton (age 55) by marriage Countess of Southampton.

Wriothesley's Chronicle 1536. 15 Oct 1537. This yeare, the 25thd daie of October, being Moundaie, the Prince was christened in the Kinges chappell at Hampton Court, the Archbishopp of Canterberie (age 48) and the Duke of Norfoike (age 64) godfathers at the font, and my Ladie Maries grace (age 21), the Kinges daughter by Queene Katherin, godmotherb, and the Duke of Suffolke, godfather at the confirmation, the Princes name being Edwarde, proclaymed after his christning by the King of Haroldesa, "Edward, sonne and heire to the King of Englande, Duke of Cornewall, and Earle of Chester." The goodlie solempnitie of the lordes and ladies done at the christning was a goodlie sight to behoulde, everie one after their office and degree; the Ladie Elizabeth (age 4), the Kinges daughter, bearing the chrisome on her breast, the Viscoumpt Beauchampe (age 37), brother to the Queeneb, bearing her in his armes, the Earle of Essex (age 52) bearing the salte, the Ladie Marques of Exceter (age 34) bearing the Prince to the church and home againe, the Duke of Norfolke (age 64) staying his head, as she bare him, and the Duke of Suffolke (age 53) at his feete.

Note d. Evidently a clerical error for the 15th, which was Monday, whereas the 25th would haye been Thursday.

Note e. It is cnrions to note the incongruity of the sponsors: these were Archbishop Cranmer (age 48), the head of the Protestant Reformers, the Duke of Norfolk (age 64), leader of the lay Catholics, and the Princess Mary (age 21), a bigoted Catholic, who had been bastardised by her father.

Note a. Thomas Hawley, Clarencieux King-at-Arms.

Note b. Edward Seymour (age 37), elder brother of Queen Jane, and so brother-in-law of Henry VIII was created Viscount Beauchomp, of Hache, co. Somerset, 5th June, 1536. He was lineally descended from Sir Roger Seymour (temp. Edward III.) who married Cicely, sister and eldest coheir of John de Beauchamp, last Baron Beauchamp.

Henry Machyn's Diary. 15 Oct 1551. The xv day of October was had to the Towre the duke of Somersett (age 51) and the lord Gray (age 42).

Note. The duke of Somerset, &c. sent to the Tower. On the particulars of these state trials it is only necessary to refer to several passages in the King's diary, and to Strype and our general historians.

On 15 Oct 1553 Thomas Saunders preached at Northampton, Northamptonshire [Map] warning the congregation that 'the errors of the popish religion' would be restored to the church by Queen Mary (age 37).

On 15 Oct 1573 William Pope 1st Earl Downe was born to John Pope (age 53).

Evelyn's Diary. 15 Oct 1649. Came news of Drogheda being taken by the rebels, and all put to the sword, which made us very sad, forerunning the loss of all Ireland.

Pepy's Diary. 15 Oct 1660. Office all the morning. my wife and I by water; I landed her at Whitefriars, she went to my father's (age 59) to dinner, it being my father's (age 59) wedding day, there being a very great dinner, and only the Fenners and Joyces there. This morning Mr. Carew (age 38)1 was hanged and quartered at Charing Cross; but his quarters, by a great favour, are not to be hanged up.

Note 1. John Carew (age 38) signed the warrant for the execution of Charles I He held the religion of the Fifth Monarchists, and was tried October 12th, 1660. He refused to avail himself of many opportunities of escape, and suffered death with much composure.

Evelyn's Diary. 15 Oct 1660. I kissed the Queen-Mother's (age 50) hand.

Evelyn's Diary. 15 Oct 1664. Dined at the Lord Chancellor's (age 55), where was the Duke of Ormond (age 53), Earl of Cork, and Bishop of Winchester (age 66). After dinner, my Lord Chancellor (age 55) and his lady (age 47) carried me in their coach to see their palace (for he now lived at Worcester-House in the Strand), building at the upper end of St. James's street, and to project the garden. In the evening, I presented him with my book on Architecture, as before I had done to his Majesty (age 34) and the Queen-Mother (age 54). His lordship caused me to stay with him in his bedchamber, discoursing of several matters very late, even till he was going into his bed.

Pepy's Diary. 15 Oct 1666. By and by the House rose, and then we parted, and I with Sir G. Carteret (age 56), and walked in the Exchequer Court, discoursing of businesses. Among others, I observing to him how friendly Sir W. Coventry (age 38) had carried himself to him in these late inquiries, when, if he had borne him any spleen, he could have had what occasion he pleased offered him, he did confess he found the same thing, and would thanke him for it. I did give him some other advices, and so away with him to his lodgings at White Hall to dinner, where my Baroness Carteret (age 64) is, and mighty kind, both of them, to me. Their son and my Lady Jemimah will be here very speedily. She tells me the ladies are to go into a new fashion shortly, and that is, to wear short coats, above their ancles; which she and I do not like, but conclude this long trayne to be mighty graceful. But she cries out of the vices of the Court, and how they are going to set up plays already; and how, the next day after the late great fast, the Duchesse of York (age 29) did give the King (age 36) and Queene (age 56) a play. Nay, she told me that they have heretofore had plays at Court the very nights before the fast for the death of the late King: She do much cry out upon these things, and that which she believes will undo the whole nation; and I fear so too.

Evelyn's Diary. 15 Oct 1675. I settled affairs, my son (age 20) being to go into France with my Lord Berkeley (age 47), designed Ambassador-extraordinary for France and Plenipotentiary for the general treaty of peace at Nimeguen.

Evelyn's Diary. 15 Oct 1677. Returned to London; in the evening, I saw the Prince of Orange (age 26), and supped with Lord Ossory (age 43).

Evelyn's Diary. 15 Oct 1685. Being the King's (age 52) birthday, there was a solemne ball at Court, and before it musiq of instruments and voices. At the musiq I happen'd by accident to stand the very next to the Queene (age 27) and the King (age 52), who talk'd with me about the musick.

On 15 Oct 1711 Elisabeth Therese Lorraine Queen Consort Sardinia was born to Leopold Duke of Lorraine (age 32) and Élisabeth Charlotte Bourbon Duchess Lorraine (age 35). She a great x 3 granddaughter of King James I of England and Ireland and VI of Scotland.

On 15 Oct 1718 Florence Rolle Lady Wrey (age 66) was buried at St Peter's Church, Tawstock [Map]. The inscription: IN memory of Florence Lady Wrey Daughter of John Rolle of Stevenstone in ye County of Devon Kt of ye Bath Wife & Relict of Bourchier Wrey late of Tawstock Baron Who in every trace of Life, Somet me prosperous oftener adverse, Most happily dischargd the dutys of Virgin Wife and Widoow. The ornement & Pattern of her sex The living Image of all Virtues. For Piety especially & Humility Mix'd with sweeness of manners And engageing elegance of Person & address Superior to most second to none ob: Aug: 24, 1724. die St Barth.

Beneath rest the Remains of her Daughter Flo: Cole who died Aug 30 1718.

This Monument was erected by her son Chichester Wrey (age 32) A:M: Rectr of Tawstock MDCCXXVI.

Florence Rolle Lady Wrey: In 1652 she was born to John Rolle and Florence Rolle. On 03 May 1681 Bourchier Wrey 4th Baronet and she were married at St Giles' Church, St Giles in the Wood. She by marriage Lady Wrey of Trebitch in Cornwall. He the son of Chichester Wrey 3rd Baronet and Anne Bourchier Countess Middlesex. On 24 Aug 1724 Florence Rolle Lady Wrey died.

Florence Wrey: Around 1685 she was born to Bourchier Wrey 4th Baronet and Florence Rolle Lady Wrey. On 10 Jul 1707 John Cole and she were married. They had eight children. On 30 Aug 1718 Florence Wrey died. She was buried at St Peter's Church, Tawstock on 15 Oct 1718.

On or before 15 Oct 1751 Elizabeth Milbanke Viscountess Melbourne was born to Ralph Milbanke 5th Baronet (age 26). She was baptised on 15 Oct 1751 at Croft-on-Tees.

On 15 Oct 1795 Frederick William IV King Prussia was born to Frederick William II King Prussia (age 25). He a great x 3 grandson of King George I of Great Britain and Ireland.

On 15 Oct 1812 John Hume Egerton was born to John Cust 1st Earl Brownlow (age 33) and Amelia Sophia Hume Countess Brownlow (age 24).

On 15 Oct 1854 Grace Cecilie Gordon Countess Lonsdale was born to Charles Gordon 10th Marquess Huntly (age 62) and Maria Antoinetta Pegus Marchioness Huntly (age 33).

On 15 Oct 1867 George I King Greece (age 21) and Olga Constantinovna Holstein Gottorp Romanov Queen Consort Greece (age 16) were married. She by marriage Queen Consort Greece. He the son of King Christian IX of Denmark (age 49) and Queen Louise Hesse-Kassel of Denmark (age 50). He a great x 3 grandson of King George II of Great Britain and Ireland. She a great x 5 granddaughter of King George I of Great Britain and Ireland.

On 15 Oct 1871 Francis Derwent Wood was born at Keswick, Cumberland.

On 15 Oct 1886 Captain Philip Hamond (age 72) died.

On 01 Feb 1914 his son Charles Annesley Hamond (age 29) died.

On 05 Feb 1917 Thomas Astley Horace Hamond (age 71) died.

Memorials in All Saints Church, West Acre [Map].

Captain Philip Hamond: Around 1814 he was born to Philip Hamond of High House in West Acre in Norfolk and Anne Packe.

Charles Annesley Hamond: On 08 Nov 1856 he was born to Captain Philip Hamond.

Thomas Astley Horace Hamond: On 17 Aug 1845 he was born to Anthony Hamond and Mary Anne Musters.

Births on the 15th October

On 15 Oct 1134 Raoul Coucy was born to Enguerrand Coucy (age 24) and Agnes Beaugency (age 26).

On 15 Oct 1331 Elizabeth Meinhill Baroness Darcy Knayth and Haversham was born to Nicholas Meinhill (age 28) and Alice Ros at Whorlton North Yorkshire.

On 15 Oct 1396 John IV Count Armagnac was born to Bernard VII Count Armagnac (age 33) and Bonne Valois Countess Armagnac and Savoy (age 31). Coefficient of inbreeding 6.25%.

On 15 Oct 1527 Maria Aviz was born to John III King Portugal (age 25) and Catherine of Austria Queen Consort Portugal (age 20). Coefficient of inbreeding 11.30%.

On 15 Oct 1540 Thomas Kitson was born to Thomas Kitson (deceased) and Margaret Donnington Countess Bath (age 31).

On 15 Oct 1564 Henry Julius Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg was born.

On or before 15 Oct 1568 Daniel Norton of Southwick Hampshire was born.

On 15 Oct 1573 William Pope 1st Earl Downe was born to John Pope (age 53).

On 15 Oct 1620 William Borlase was born to William Borlase (age 31) and Jane Popham at Littlecote House.

On 15 Oct 1629 Thomas Nightingale 2nd Baronet was born to Robert Nightingale (age 25).

On or before 15 Oct 1635 Josias Stewart 4th Baron Castle Stuart was born to Andrew Stewart 2nd Baron Castle Stuart (age 45) and Anne Stewart Baroness Castle Stuart. Coefficient of inbreeding 1.60%.

On 15 Oct 1636 John Strangeways was born to Giles Strangeways (age 21) and Susanna Edwards.

On 15 Oct 1659 John Wallop of Farleigh Wallop was born to Henry Wallop (age 29).

On 15 Oct 1663 Fitton Gerard 3rd Earl Macclesfield was born to Charles Gerard 1st Earl Macclesfield (age 45) and Jeanne de Civelle Countess Macclesfield.

Around 15 Oct 1680 Walter Aston was born to Edward Aston (age 44).

On 15 Oct 1686 Allan Ramsay was born at Leadhills.

On 15 Oct 1691 Colonel William Fairfax of Belvoir was born to Henry Fairfax of Toulston (age 32) at Newton Kyme. He was baptised on 30 Oct 1691.

On 15 Oct 1694 Major William Knollys was born to Charles Knollys 4th Earl Banbury (age 32) and Elizabeth Lister Countess of Banbury (age 31).

On 15 Oct 1711 Elisabeth Therese Lorraine Queen Consort Sardinia was born to Leopold Duke of Lorraine (age 32) and Élisabeth Charlotte Bourbon Duchess Lorraine (age 35). She a great x 3 granddaughter of King James I of England and Ireland and VI of Scotland.

On 15 Oct 1726 Patrick Mcdouall Crichton 6th Earl Dumfries was born.

On or before 15 Oct 1735 Anna Edwyn was born to John Edwyn. She was baptised at the Church of St John the Baptist Hungarton on 15 Oct 1735.

On or before 15 Oct 1751 Elizabeth Milbanke Viscountess Melbourne was born to Ralph Milbanke 5th Baronet (age 26). She was baptised on 15 Oct 1751 at Croft-on-Tees.

On 15 Oct 1763 Edward Fitzgerald was born to James Fitzgerald 1st Duke Leinster (age 41) and Emilia Mary Lennox Duchess Leinster (age 32). He a great x 2 grandson of King Charles II of England Scotland and Ireland.

On 15 Oct 1767 Martha Evans Lady Willoughby was born.

On 15 Oct 1795 Frederick William IV King Prussia was born to Frederick William II King Prussia (age 25). He a great x 3 grandson of King George I of Great Britain and Ireland.

On 15 Oct 1795 Henry Winston Barron 1st Baronet was born.

On 15 Oct 1806 William Clements 3rd Earl Leitrim was born to Nathaniel Clements 2nd Earl Leitrim (age 38) and Mary Bermingham.

On 15 Oct 1812 John Hume Egerton was born to John Cust 1st Earl Brownlow (age 33) and Amelia Sophia Hume Countess Brownlow (age 24).

On 15 Oct 1823 William Drogo Montagu 7th Duke Manchester was born to George Montagu 6th Duke Manchester (age 24) and Millicent Sparrow Duchess Manchester (age 25) at Kimbolton Castle [Map].

On 15 Oct 1854 Grace Cecilie Gordon Countess Lonsdale was born to Charles Gordon 10th Marquess Huntly (age 62) and Maria Antoinetta Pegus Marchioness Huntly (age 33).

On 15 Oct 1859 Charles Archibald John Gunning was born to Major Charles George Gunning (age 25).

On 15 Oct 1867 John Ralph Stockley Carr-Ellison was born.

On 15 Oct 1871 Francis Derwent Wood was born at Keswick, Cumberland.

On 15 Oct 1874 Alfred Windsor was born to Prince Alfred Windsor (age 30) and Maria Holstein Gottorp Romanov (age 20) at Buckingham Palace [Map]. He a grandson of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom.

On 15 Oct 1893 King Carol II Hohenzollern Sigmaringen was born to Ferdinand "The Unfier" Hohenzollern Sigmaringen (age 28) and Marie Windsor (age 17) at Peleș Castle. He a great grandson of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom.

On 15 Oct 1921 Geoffrey Russell 4th Baron Ampthill was born to John Russell 3rd Baron Ampthill (age 25) and Christabel Hulme Hart. The biological father remains a mystery since his mother and father had never, apparently, consummated their marriage. His father apparently never spoke to the child.

On 15 Oct 1925 William Simon Pease 3rd Baron Wardington was born to John William Beaumont Pease 1st Baron Wardington (age 66) and Dorothy Charlotte Forster Baroness Wardington (age 34).

Marriages on the 15th October

Before 15 Oct 1097 Baldwin I King Jerusalem (age 39) and Godehilde Tosny were married. He the son of Eustace Flanders II Count Boulogne and Ida Ardennes Countess Boulogne.

On 15 Oct 1285 Alexander III King Scotland (age 44) and Yolande Capet Duchess Brittany (age 24) were married. She the daughter of Robert Capet IV Count Dreux and Beatrice Montfort Countess Dreux (age 36). He the son of Alexander II King Scotland and Marie Coucy. They were half second cousin twice removed. He a great x 3 grandson of King Henry I "Beauclerc" England. She a great x 5 granddaughter of King Henry I "Beauclerc" England.

Before 15 Oct 1331 Nicholas Meinhill (age 28) and Alice Ros were married. She a great x 5 granddaughter of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England.

Before 15 Oct 1381 William Deincourt 2nd Baron Deincourt (age 23) and Alice Neville Baroness Deincourt (age 23) were married. She by marriage Baroness Deincourt. She a great x 5 granddaughter of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England.

On 15 Oct 1383 Hermann II Landgrave of Hesse (age 42) and Margaret Hohenzollern (age 23) were married at Kulmbach. She by marriage Landgravine Hesse. She the daughter of Frederick Hohenzollern V Burgrave Nuremburg (age 50).

After 15 Oct 1479 William Stonor (age 29) and Anne Neville (age 13) were married. She the daughter of John Neville 1st Marquess Montagu and Isabel Ingaldsthorpe. She a great x 3 granddaughter of King Edward III of England.

Around 15 Oct 1616 Walter Scott 1st Earl Buccleuch (age 10) and Mary Hay Countess Buccleuch were married. She the daughter of Francis Hay 9th Earl Erroll (age 52) and Elizabeth Douglas Countess Erroll.

On 15 Oct 1691 Prince Louis Frederick I of Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt (age 23) and Anna Sophie Saxe Coburg Altenburg (age 20) were married. She the daughter of Frederick Saxe Coburg Altenburg I Duke Saxe Gotha Altenburg and Duchess Magdalena Sibylle of Saxe Gotha Altenburg.

On 15 Oct 1696 William Spencer and Anne Jenkyn Lady St Aubyn were married.

On 15 Oct 1709 Thomas Coke (age 35) and Elizabeth Hales were married.

On 15 Oct 1728 James Hamilton 1st Earl Clanbrassil (age 34) and Harriet Bentinck Countess Clanbrassil (age 22) were married. She the daughter of William Bentinck 1st Earl of Portland and Jane Martha Temple Countess Portland (age 56).

On 15 Oct 1780 King Frederick Wilhelm Karl Württemberg (age 25) and Augusta Caroline Brunswick Bevern (age 15) were married. They were third cousins. He a great x 2 grandson of King George I of Great Britain and Ireland. She a great granddaughter of King George II of Great Britain and Ireland.

Before 15 Oct 1817 Andrew St John 14th Baron St John (age 58) and Louise Rouse-Boughton Baroness St John (age 32) were married. She by marriage Baroness St John of Bletso. The difference in their ages was 25 years.

On 15 Oct 1817 Trevor Wheler 9th Baronet (age 24) and Lucy Dandridge Lady Wheler were married.

On 15 Oct 1823 William Sarasfield Rositer-Cockburn 7th Baronet (age 27) and Anne Coke (age 26) were married. They had nine children.

On 15 Oct 1840 Joseph Causton (age 25) and Mary Anne Porter (age 27) were married.

On 15 Oct 1857 Wilbraham Egerton 1st Earl Egerton (age 25) and Mary Amherst were married. She the daughter of William Amherst 2nd Earl Amherst (age 52) and Gertrude Percy Countess Amherst (age 43).

On 15 Oct 1863 Henry Byng 4th Earl Strafford (age 32) and Henrietta Louisa Elizabeth Danneskiold Samsøe Countess Strafford (age 27) were married. He the son of George Byng 2nd Earl Strafford (age 57) and Agnes Paget. They were fourth cousins.

On 15 Oct 1864 Malcolm Murray-MacGregor 4th Baronet (age 30) and Helen Laura McDonnell Lady Murray-MacGregor were married. She the daughter of Hugh Kerr aka McDonnell 4th Earl of Antrim and Laura Parker Countess of Antrim (age 55).

On 15 Oct 1867 George I King Greece (age 21) and Olga Constantinovna Holstein Gottorp Romanov Queen Consort Greece (age 16) were married. She by marriage Queen Consort Greece. He the son of King Christian IX of Denmark (age 49) and Queen Louise Hesse-Kassel of Denmark (age 50). He a great x 3 grandson of King George II of Great Britain and Ireland. She a great x 5 granddaughter of King George I of Great Britain and Ireland.

On 15 Oct 1885 Arthur Lawley 6th Baron Wenlock (age 24) and Annie Allen Cunard Baroness Wenlock (age 22) were married.

On 15 Oct 1889 Andrew Agnew 9th Baronet (age 39) and Gertrude Vernon (age 24) were married.

On 15 Oct 1891 Lieutenant-Colonel Gilbert Redvers Heathcote 8th Baronet (age 36) and Pauline Trevelyan were married. They were third cousins.

On 15 Oct 1910 Simon Fraser 14th Lord Lovat (age 38) and Laura Lister (age 18) were married. The difference in their ages was 20 years.

On 15 Oct 1913 Prince Arthur of Connaught (age 30) and Princess Alexandra Duff Duchess Fife (age 22) were married at Chapel Royal, St James's Palace. She the daughter of Alexander Duff 1st Duke Fife and Louise Windsor Duchess Fife (age 46). He the son of Prince Arthur Windsor 1st Duke Connaught and Strathearn (age 63) and Luise Margarete Hohenzollern Duchess Connaught (age 53). They were first cousin once removed. He a grandson of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom. She a granddaughter of King Edward VII of the United Kingdom.

On 15 Oct 1955 John Parker 6th Earl Morley (age 32) and Katherine Molesworth-St Aubyn Countess Morley were married. They were third cousins.

Deaths on the 15th October

On 15 Oct 912 Abdullah ibn Muhammad al Umawi Umayyad (age 68) died.

On 15 Oct 1072 Bishop Æthelric died.

On 15 Oct 1097 Godehilde Tosny died.

On 15 Oct 1173 Petronilla Jiménez Queen Aragon (age 37) died.

On 15 Oct 1191 Raoul I Count of Clermont-en-Beauvaisis (age 51) was killed during the Siege of Acre.

On 15 Oct 1285 Roger Zouche (age 43) died at Brockley, Bury St Edmunds.

On 15 Oct 1326 brothers Richard Stapledon and Bishop Walter Stapledon (age 65) were beheaded in the street by a mob layal to Queen Isabella. His bro

On 15 Oct 1333 Jeanne Dampierre Lady Coucy died.

On 15 Oct 1344 Edmund Thweng (age 59) died.

After 15 Oct 1354 Joan Roscelyn Baroness Willoughby and Latimer (age 46) died.

On 15 Oct 1381 William Deincourt 2nd Baron Deincourt (age 23) died at Stirling [Map]. His son Ralph Deincourt 3rd Baron Deincourt (age 1) succeeded 3rd Baron Deincourt.

On 15 Oct 1404 Marie Valois Duchess Bar (age 60) died.

On 15 Oct 1425 John Wentworth (age 56) died at Kirkby.

On 15 Oct 1444 Thomas Echingham (age 43) died.

On 15 Oct 1458 Thomas Rempston (age 69) died. He was buried at Church of St Mary and All Saints, Bingham.

On 15 Oct 1480 William Plumpton (age 76) died.

On 15 Oct 1496 Edmund Bedingfield (age 46) died.

On 15 Oct 1496 Gilbert Bourbon Count of Monpensier (age 53) died.

On 15 Oct 1517 Thomas Douglas (age 40) died at Kilmarnock.

On 15 Oct 1571 Arthur Kaye (age 74) died.

On 27 Sep 1584 or 15 Oct 1584 Bishop Thomas Watson (age 69) died at Wisbech Castle [Map] having been confined for the previous twenty-five years.

On 15 Oct 1585 Christopher Musgrave of Hartley Castle (age 32) died.

On 15 Oct 1610 Herbert Morley (age 48) died.

On 15 Oct 1616 Rachel Lennard Baroness Bergavenny (age 63) died in Birling, Kent [Map].

On 15 Oct 1626 Francis Coppinger (age 47) died.

On 15 Oct 1650 Henry Hastings (age 89) died.

On 15 Oct 1651 James Stanley 7th Earl of Derby (age 44) died. His son Charles Stanley 8th Earl of Derby (age 23) succeeded 8th Earl Derby, 2nd Baron Strange Knockin.

On 15 Oct 1654 Roger Bertie died.

On 15 Oct 1667 Thomas Rich 1st Baronet (age 66) died. His son William Rich 2nd Baronet (age 13) succeeded 2nd Baronet Rich of Sonning in Berkshire.

Around 15 Oct 1680 William Ball (age 65) died at Millenbeck.

On 15 Oct 1688 Thomas Knightley (age 89) died.

On 15 Oct 1689 Edward Dering 3rd Baronet (age 39) died. He was buried at St Nicholas' Church, Pluckley. His son Cholmley Dering 4th Baronet (age 10) succeeded 4th Baronet Dering of Surrenden Dering in Kent.

On 15 Oct 1701 Uvedale Corbet 3rd Baronet (age 33) died. His son Richard Corbet 4th Baronet (age 5) succeeded 4th Baronet Corbet of Leighton in Montgomeryshire.

Around 15 Oct 1716 John Molesworth 2nd Baronet (age 81) died. He was buried on 18 Oct 1716 at St Conan aka Petroc's Church, Egloshayle [Map]. His son John Molesworth 3rd Baronet (age 48) succeeded 3rd Baronet Molesworth of Pencarrow in Cornwall. Jane Arscott Lady Molesworth (age 38) by marriage Lady Molesworth of Pencarrow in Cornwall.

On 30 Aug 1718 Florence Wrey (age 33) died. She was buried at St Peter's Church, Tawstock [Map] on 15 Oct 1718.

On 15 Oct 1720 Martha Vaughan died.

On 15 Oct 1730 Rushout Cullen 3rd Baronet (age 69) died. Baronet Cullen of East Sheen in Surrey extinct.

On 15 Oct 1749 Walter Calverly 1st Baronet (age 79) died. His son Walter Calverley aka Blackett (age 41) succeeded 2nd Baronet Blackett of Claverley in Yorkshire. Elizabeth Orde Lady Blackett by marriage Baronet Blackett of Claverley in Yorkshire.

On 15 Oct 1757 Robert Dashwood (age 45) died.

On 15 Oct 1770 Norborne Berkeley 4th Baron Botetort (age 53) died in Williamsburg. Baron Botetort abeyant.

On 15 Oct 1783 Francis Vernon 1st Earl Shipbrook (age 68) died.

On 15 Oct 1789 George Legge (age 3) died.

On 15 Oct 1792 Frances Manners Countess Tyrconnel (age 39) died.

On 15 Oct 1799 John Knight died.

On 15 Oct 1823 Maria Wynne Bankes died.

On 15 Oct 1828 Lucretia Georgiana ffolkes died in childbirth at Bombay, India eleven days after having given birth to a posthumous son who only lived at few hours.

On 15 Oct 1839 Frances Mary Gascoyne Marchioness Salisbury (age 33) died.

On 15 Oct 1854 Mathew Wilson of Eshton Hall (age 82) died.

On 15 Oct 1855 Reverend Samuel Henry Duntze (age 55) died.

On 15 Oct 1872 Frances Harley died.

On 15 Oct 1886 Captain Philip Hamond (age 72) died.

On 01 Feb 1914 his son Charles Annesley Hamond (age 29) died.

On 05 Feb 1917 Thomas Astley Horace Hamond (age 71) died.

Memorials in All Saints Church, West Acre [Map].

Captain Philip Hamond: Around 1814 he was born to Philip Hamond of High House in West Acre in Norfolk and Anne Packe.

Charles Annesley Hamond: On 08 Nov 1856 he was born to Captain Philip Hamond.

Thomas Astley Horace Hamond: On 17 Aug 1845 he was born to Anthony Hamond and Mary Anne Musters.

On 15 Oct 1886 Prince Grégoire Bibesco Bassaraba (age 58) died.

On 15 Oct 1893 Charles Villiers (age 63) died at Bournemouth, Dorset [Map].

On 15 Oct 1897 Charles Mordaunt 10th Baronet (age 61) died. On 15 Oct 1897 His son Osbert Mordaunt 11th Baronet (age 13) succeeded 11th Baronet Mordaunt of Massingham Parva.

On 15 Oct 1897 Margaret Percy Baroness Hatherton (age 84) died.

On 15 Oct 1900 John Hamilton 1st Baron Hamilton of Dalzell (age 70) died. His son Gavin Hamilton 2nd Baron Hamilton of Dalzell (age 28) succeeded 2nd Baron Hamilton of Dalzell in Lanarkshire.

On 15 Oct 1906 Amabel Frederica Henrietta Cowper (age 60) died.

On 15 Oct 1939 Edwin Charles William Ponsonby (age 88) died.

On 15 Oct 1939 Lelgarde Harry Florence Clifton (age 69) died.

On 15 Oct 1945 Alberta Victoria Ponsonby (age 83) died.

On 15 Oct 1953 Charles Nugent Hope-Wallace (age 76) died.

On 15 Oct 1995 Nina Mary Hope-Wallace Lady Hoare (age 89) died.