On this Day in History ... 16 February

16 Feb is in February.

1495 Perkin Warbreck Plot

1547 Coronation of Edward VI

1547 Funeral of King Henry VIII

1547 Edward VI Appointments

1554 Wyatt's Rebellion Executions

1646 Battle of Torrington

1820 Funeral of King George III

On 16 Feb 1279 Alfonso III King Portugal (age 68) died.

On 16 Feb 1355 Henry Ferrers 4th Baron Ferrers of Groby was born to William Ferrers 3rd Baron Ferrers of Groby (age 21). He a great x 3 grandson of King Edward "Longshanks" I of England.

On 16 Feb 1471 Thomas Rodney (age 34) died. Monument at Church of St Leonard, Rodney Stoke [Map].

Thomas Rodney: In 1437 he was born to Walter Rodney (age 21) and Margaret Hungerford (age 25).

On 16 Feb 1488 Charles Valois Orléans Count Angoulême (age 29) and Louise of Savoy Countess Angoulême (age 11) were married. She by marriage Countess Angoulême. She the daughter of Philip "Landless" Savoy II Duke Savoy (age 50) and Margaret Bourbon. They were third cousin once removed.

Perkin Warbreck Plot

On 16 Feb 1495 William Stanley (age 60) and Simon Montfort were beheaded at Tower Hill [Map] for their part in the Perkin Warbeck Plot.

Gilbert Debenham (age 63) was attainted and condemned to death for treason for having supported Stanley. He remained in prison until 1499 when his sister Elizabeth Brewes, in return for paying a large fine, obtained a pardon for her brother and a promise that the attainder would be reversed.

On 16 Feb 1519 Henry Stafford 1st Baron Stafford (age 17) and Ursula Pole (age 15) were married. He the son of Edward Stafford 3rd Duke of Buckingham (age 41) and Eleanor Percy Duchess Buckingham. They were third cousin once removed. He a great x 5 grandson of King Edward III of England. She a great x 4 granddaughter of King Edward III of England.

Funeral of King Henry VIII

On 16 Feb 1547 Henry VIII (deceased) was buried in the Henry VIII Vault Quire St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle [Map]. John Gage (age 67) attended.


Coronation of Edward VI

On 16 Feb 1547, three weeks's after the death of King Henry VIII of England and Ireland (deceased), the new Council promoted themselves ...

Thomas Wriothesley 1st Earl of Southampton (age 41) was created 1st Earl of Southampton 2C 1547 in accordance with Henry VIII's (deceased) will for which he was nominated executor. Jane Cheney Countess Southampton (age 38) by marriage Countess of Southampton.

Edward Seymour 1st Duke Somerset (age 47), the King's uncle, was created 1st Duke Somerset 4C 1547. Since he was Protector and head of the Privy Council at the time he effectively created himself Duke. Anne Stanhope Duchess Somerset (age 50) by marriage Duchess Somerset.

William Willoughby 1st Baron Willoughby (age 32) was created 1st Baron Willoughby Parham. Elizabeth Heneage Baroness Willoughby Parham (age 29) by marriage Baroness Willoughby Parham.

Edward VI Appointments

After 16 Feb 1547. The date uncertain but likely to be after the funeral of Henry VIII (deceased) King Edward VI of England and Ireland (age 9) made a number of new appointments although given King Edward VI of England and Ireland (age 9) was only nine years old at the time, the titles were, in effect, bestowed by Edward Seymour 1st Duke Somerset (age 47).

William Parr 1st Marquess Northampton (age 35) was created 1st Marquess Northampton 1C 1547.

Thomas Seymour 1st Baron Seymour (age 39) was created 1st Baron Seymour of Sudeley and appointed Lord High Admiral.

New Garter Knights:

318th Henry Grey 1st Duke of Suffolk (age 30).

319th Edward Stanley 3rd Earl of Derby (age 37).

320th Thomas Seymour 1st Baron Seymour (age 39).

321st William Paget 1st Baron Paget Beaudasert (age 41).

John Carey (age 56) and Henry Huberthorne were knighted by King Edward VI of England and Ireland (age 9).

Wyatt's Rebellion Executions

Henry Machyn's Diary. 16 Feb 1554. The xvj day of Feybruary was mad a grett skaffold in Westmynster hall for the duke of Suffoke (age 37).

On 16 Feb 1566 John Günther Schwarzburg 1st Count of Schwarzburg Sondershausen (age 33) and Anna of Oldenburg (age 27) were married.

On 16 Feb 1624 Ludovic Stewart 2nd Duke Lennox 1st Duke Richmond (age 49) died. He was buried at Westminster Abbey [Map]. Duke Richmond 1C 1623 and Earl Newcastle upon Tyne 1C 1623 extinct. His brother Esmé Stewart 3rd Duke Lennox (age 45) succeeded 3rd Duke Lennox. Katherine Clifton Duchess Lennox (age 32) by marriage Duchess Lennox.


On 16 Feb 1625 Edward Montagu 1st Baron Montagu (age 62) and Anne Crouch Baroness Montagu (age 52) were married. She by marriage Baroness Montagu of Boughton in Northamptonshire.

On 16 Feb 1645 Archbishop John Sharp was born.

On 16 Feb 1645 Robert Bruce 2nd Earl Elgin 1st Earl Ailesbury (age 18) and Diana Grey Countess Elgin and Ailesbury (age 15) were married. She the daughter of Henry Grey 1st Earl Stamford (age 46) and Anne Cecil Countess Stamford (age 49). He the son of Thomas Bruce 1st Earl Elgin (age 46) and Anne Chichester.


Battle of Torrington

On 16 Feb 1646 the Royalist Army commanded by Ralph Hopton 1st Baron Hopton (age 49) was defeated at Great Torrington bringing to an end Royalist resistance in the West Counntry. The battle was brought to an end when eighty barrels of gunpowder stored in St Michael and All Angels Church exploded killing the prisoners held there and nearly killing Thomas Fairfax 3rd Lord Fairfax (age 34).

Evelyn's Diary. 16 Feb 1690. The Duchess of Monmouth's (age 39) chaplain preached at St. Martin's [Map] an excellent discourse exhorting to peace and sanctity, it being now the time of very great division and dissension in the nation; first, among the Churchmen, of whom the moderate and sober part were for a speedy reformation of divers things, which it was thought might be made in our Liturgy, for the inviting of Dissenters; others more stiff and rigid, were for no condescension at all. Books and pamphlets were published every day pro and con; the Convocation were forced for the present to suspend any further progress. There was fierce and great carousing about being elected in the new Parliament. The King (age 39) persists in his intention of going in person for Ireland, whither the French are sending supplies to King James (age 56), and we, the Danish horse to Schomberg (age 74).


Sherborne Abbey [Map]. On 12 Sep 1698 John Digby 3rd Earl Bristol (age 64) died without issue. Earl Bristol 1C 1622 extinct. In May 1658 Alice Bourne died. On 16 Feb 1709 Rachel Wyndham (age 64) died. William and Mary. Monument sculpted by John Nost.

Alice Bourne: She was born to Robert Bourne of Blake Hall in Essex. On 26 May 1656 John Digby 3rd Earl Bristol (age 22) and she were married. He the son of George Digby 2nd Earl Bristol (age 43) and Anne Russell Countess Bristol (age 36).

Rachel Wyndham: Around 1645 she was born to Hugh Wyndham Baron of the Exchequer (age 43) and Jane Wodehouse. After May 1658 John Digby 3rd Earl Bristol (age 24) and Rachel Wyndham (age 13) were married. He the son of George Digby 2nd Earl Bristol (age 45) and Anne Russell Countess Bristol (age 38).

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On 16 Feb 1713 Walter Vavasour 3rd Baronet (age 69) died without issue. His half first cousin Walter Vavasour 4th Baronet (age 54) de jure 22nd Baron Vavasour, 4th Baronet Vavasour of Hazlewood in Yorkshire.

On 16 Feb 1770 John Rushout 2nd Baron Northwick was born to John Rushout 1st Baron Northwick (age 31) and Rebecca Bowles.

On 16 Feb 1771 John Vesey 2nd Viscount Vesci was born to Thomas Vesey 1st Viscount Vesci (age 36) and Selina Elizabeth Brooke Viscountess Vesci (age 18).

On 16 Feb 1818 Charles John Gardiner 1st Earl Blessington (age 36) and Marguerite Power Countess of Blessington (age 28) were married at St Mary's Church, Bryanston Square, Marylebone some four months after her first husband's death. She by marriage Countess Blessington.


Funeral of King George III


On 16 Feb 1860 Bishop George Murray (age 76) died.

On 16 Feb 1872 Niall Campbell 10th Duke Argyll was born to Archibald Campbell (age 25) and Janey Callander.

On 16 Feb 1896 Henry or Philip Sherard 9th Baron Sherard (age 91) died.

After 16 Feb 1896. Memorial at St Peter's Church, Tawstock [Map] to Marianne Sarah Sherard Lady Wrey (deceased). Sacred To the memory of The Honble Marianne Sarah Wrey, the beloved wife of Sir Henry Bourchier Toke Wrey (age 66) Bnrt and only child of the late Philip Castel (deceased) Lord Sherard. Born 4 April 1835, Died 16 Feb. 1896. She will ever be remembered as a a most affectionate wife, a devoted mother; and a sincere & constant friend; "Steadfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord." 1 Cor. XV. LVIII.

Marianne Sarah Sherard Lady Wrey: On 04 Apr 1835 she was born to Henry or Philip Sherard 9th Baron Sherard (age 31). On 06 Sep 1854 Henry Bourchier Toke Wrey 10th Baronet (age 25) and Marianne Sarah Sherard Lady Wrey (age 19) were married at Sidmouth. On 16 Feb 1896 Marianne Sarah Sherard Lady Wrey (age 60) died.


On 16 Feb 1926 John Fremantle 4th Baron Cottesloe (age 25) and Gloria Jean Irene Hill Baroness Cottesloe were married. She by marriage Baroness Cottesloe of Swanbourne and Hardwick in Buckinghamshire.

On 16 Feb 1926 John Fremantle 4th Baron Cottesloe (age 25) and Elizabeth Harris Baroness Cottesloe (age 20) were married. She the daughter of James Edward Harris 5th Earl Malmesbury (age 53) and Dorothy Gough-Calthorpe Countess of Malmesbury (age 40). They were third cousins.

On 16 Feb 1929 William Trench 5th Earl of Clancarty (age 60) died.