On this Day in History ... 17th April

17 Apr is in April.

See Births, Marriages and Deaths.

Events on the 17th April

On 17 Apr 1080 King Harald III of Denmark (age 40) died. King Canute "The Holy" IV of Denmark (age 38) was appointed IV King Denmark.

On 17 Apr 1154 Sancho "Strong" VII King Navarre was born to Sancho "Wise" King Navarre (age 21) and Sancha Ivrea (age 15).

On 17 Apr 1320 Bishop Thomas Cantilupe was canonised by Pope John XII (age 76).

On 17 Apr 1483 the coffin of Edward IV (deceased) was carried to Westminster Abbey [Map] by Edward Stanley 1st Baron Monteagle (age 21), John Savage (age 39), Thomas Wortley (age 50), Thomas Molyneux (age 38), probably John Welles 1st Viscount Welles (age 33) who had married Edward's daughter Cecily), John Cheney 1st Baron Cheyne (age 41), Walter Hungerford (age 19), Guy Wolston (age 50), John Sapcote (age 35), Thomas Tyrrell (age 30), John Risley, Thomas Dacre 2nd Baron Dacre Gilsland (age 15), John Norreys, Louis de Bretelles and John Comyn 4th Lord Baddenoch.

Those in the procession included:

Thomas St Leger (age 43), widow of Edward's sister Anne.

William Parr (age 49).

John Astley.

William Stonor (age 33).

Henry Ferrers (age 40).

James Radclyffe (age 43).

George Browne (age 43).

Gilbert Debenham (age 51).

John Howard 1st Duke of Norfolk (age 58) walked in front of the coffin with Edward's personal arms.

John Marlow Abbot Bermondsey followed by:

Bishop Thomas Kempe (age 93).

Bishop John Hales (age 83) (Bishop of Chester?).

Bishop Robert Stillington (age 63).

Bishop Edward Story.

Bishop Richard Bell.

Bishop James Goldwell.

Bishop William Dudley (age 58).

Bishop John Russell.

Cardinal John Morton (age 63) (as Bishop of Ely).

Bishop Edmund Tuchet (age 40) (as Bishop of Rochester).

Bishop Peter Courtenay, and.

Bishop Lionel Woodville (age 36).

Archbishop Thomas Rotherham (age 59) brought up the rear.

Cardinal Thomas Bourchier (age 65), then Archbishop of Canterbury, took no part due to infirmity.

John de la Pole 1st Earl Lincoln (age 21); the King's nephew,.

William Hastings 1st Baron Hastings (age 52).

Thomas Grey 1st Marquess Dorset (age 28).

William Herbert 2nd Earl Pembroke 1st Earl Huntingdon (age 32) (some sources say Earl of Huntingindon?).

William Berkeley 1st Marquess Berkeley (age 57).

Thomas Stanley 1st Earl of Derby (age 48).

Richard Fiennes 7th Baron Dacre Gilsland (age 68).

John Dudley 1st Baron Dudley (age 82).

George Neville 4th and 2nd Baron Bergavenny (age 43).

John Tuchet 6th Baron Audley, 3rd Baron Tuchet (age 57).

Walter Devereux Baron Ferrers of Chartley (age 51).

Edward Grey 1st Viscount Lisle (age 51).

Henry Lovell 9th Baron Marshal 8th Baron Morley (age 7).

Richard Woodville 3rd Earl Rivers (age 30).

John Brooke 7th Baron Cobham (age 35).

Richard Hastings Baron Willoughby (age 50).

John Bourchier 6th Baron Ferrers of Groby (age 45).

Thomas Bourchier.

Thomas Bourchier.

On 17 Apr 1573 Maximilian "The Great" Wittelsbach I Duke Bavaria I Elector Bavaria was born to William Wittelsbach V Duke Bavaria (age 24) and Renata Lorraine Duchess Bavaria (age 28) at Munich. Coefficient of inbreeding 2.86%.

On 17 Apr 1581 Humphrey Bradbourne (age 57) died. Monument in St Oswald's Church, Ashbourne [Map]. Around the sides of the tomb their six sons and four daughters. The tomb sculpted by Richard and Gabriel Royley of Burton upon Trent. Chest with Weepers holding Shields. Dress Folds at Feet. Ruffs.

Humphrey Bradbourne: Around 1524 he was born to John Bradbourne and Isabel Cotton. Date adjusted from 1537 to be consistent with father's death.

On 17 Apr 1635 Bishop Edward Stillingfleet was born.

Pepy's Diary. 17 Apr 1662. To Mr. Holliard's (age 53) in the morning, thinking to be let blood, but he was gone out.

On 17 Apr 1755 Mary Anne Caldwell Countess Belmore was born to John Caldwell 4th Baronet.

On 17 Apr 1771 Peter Rouw was born to Peter Rouw.

On 19 Feb 1780 Samuel Egerton (deceased) was buried at St Mary's Church, Rostherne [Map]. Sculpted by John "The Elder" Bacon (age 39). Figures representing Hope and Patience

The monument inscription describes those also buried in the vault: John Egerton, his wife Elizabeth Barbour buried 10 Feb 1743, her mother Elizabeth Hill (age 55) buried 17 Apr 1713 and John and Elizabeth's daughter-in-law Beatrix Copley (age 34) buried 01 May 1755.

On 17 Apr 1825 Henry Fuseli (age 84) died.

Cansick's Monumental Inscriptions Volume 2 St Giles' Cemetery, Kings Road. St Giles' Cemetery, King's RoadHere rest the mortal remains of Ann Flaxman, The virtuous and beloved wife of John Flaxman, R.A.P.S., Whose soul returned to the Almighty Creator and Blessed Redeemer On the 7th of February, In the year of Our Lord, 1820, And the 60th year of her age. Under the same stone Is interred her husband, John Flaxman, R.A.P.S.1, Whose mortal life Was a constant preparation For a blessed immortality. His angelic spirit returned to the Divine Giver On the 7th of December, 1826, In the 72nd year of his age.

Also in the same vault Are deposited the mortal remains of Mary Ann Flaxman (deceased), Sister of the above John Flaxman, Whose gentle spirit returned to the Divine Giver On the 17th of April, 1833, in the 65th year of her age.

Note 1. Mr. John Flaxman, was born at York, 1755. From boyhood lie displayed a remarkable genius for modelling in clay.

In 1787 he visited Rome, where, during a residence of seven years, he executed his celebrated designs in outline from Homer, Æschylus and Danté.

These were engraved and published, as were some which he made from Hesiod.

Whilst at Rome he also executed the splendid group from Ovid's Metamorphoses entitled "The Fury of Athamas;" consisting of four figures larger than life. For this work he received only £6oo ; an amount very much below the cost. It was executed for the Earl of Bristol. In 1794 he returned to England and executed the monument for Lord Mansfield, now in Westminster Abbey. For this he received £2,500. After this he produced a large number of fine works, and was considered the greatest of modem sculptors. His collections of drawings and models he bequeathed to the University of London, to form a Flaxman Gallery.

In 17 Apr 1868 Margaret Green (age 84) died. Monument at St Mary's Church, Buckden [Map].

Margaret Green: Around 1784 she was born. In 1826 Bishop Edward Maltby and she were married.

On 17 Apr 1937 Hugo Denison 4th Earl of Londesborough (age 42) died. He was buried at St Oswald's Church, Blankney. The Earl had become ill and it was decided to to move him to London for treatment; he died on the journey. Earl Londesborough in Yorkshire extinct. The impact of death duties necessitated the sale of Blankney, Lincolnshire to Mr William Parker of Norfolk. The Countess, Marigold Lubbock Countess Londesborough (age 33), and her daughter Zinnia Rosemary Denison, continued to live on the estate.

Hugo Denison 4th Earl of Londesborough: On 13 Nov 1894 he was born to William Henry Francis Denison 2nd Earl Londesborough and Grace Adelaide Fane Countess Londesborough. On 12 Sep 1920 George Denison 3rd Earl of Londesborough died unmarried. His brother Hugo Denison 4th Earl of Londesborough succeeded 4th Earl Londesborough in Yorkshire. On 07 Sep 1935 Hugo Denison 4th Earl of Londesborough and Marigold Lubbock Countess Londesborough were married at St Oswald's Church, Blankney. He the son of William Henry Francis Denison 2nd Earl Londesborough and Grace Adelaide Fane Countess Londesborough. The Scarlet Tree by Osbert Sitwell Chapter 2. That was the last time I saw Blankney — except once more, in a dream, a singular incident which I will relate. And since it concerned my cousin Hugo, whose marriage I had attended that summer afternoon some two years before, I must first explain that though we had always been friendly when we met, of recent years I had not seen much of him, for I was often abroad, while all his interests, hunting and racing, were of a different kind from mine and tended to keep him in the country .... It occurred in the early spring of 1937, when I was living in a villa near Vevey, on the Lake of Geneva. One night I was very restless, waking up at about two, and finding myself unable to get to sleep again for hours Eventually, about 6.30 in the morning, I fell into a long, troubling and involved dream, which yet did not the realm of nightmare. In it, I was in the Saloon at Blankney again, and Hugo, the owner of it, was talking to me very urgently. His words were simple enough, but laden with a weight of presage, and of sad and menacing feeling, and I knew that in his last sentence he was conveying to me something importance. He said, "There will be a party here at Blankney in ten days' time. All the relations are coming. They arrive by special train in the morning, and leave by special train in the afternoon." .... Then I woke up ; to find I was being called by my servant. He handed me The Times of the previous day — it always arrived in Vevey twenty-four hours after it had come out in London. I sat up, still unreasonably distressed, opened the paper — and the first heading that caught my eye as I did so was Serious Illness of Lord Londesborough .... It was impossible to misapprehend so clear a portent, although in my dream seen in reverse: but I still hoped that I might be wrong, because I knew that all the members of Hugo's family had hitherto been buried at Londesborough, and this detail, so incorrect, seemed to falsify my reading of it. Howbeit, I was still so much oppressed by the feeling of the dream, that I told two friends, who were staying with me at the time, of it and of the sequel in the paper .... For a while it appeared that Hugo was better, but a week later he died, and three days after that was buried at Blankney.

Marigold Lubbock Countess Londesborough: On 15 May 1903 she was born to Edgar Lubbock.

Zinnia Rosemary Denison: On 25 Nov 1937 she was born to Hugo Denison 4th Earl of Londesborough and Marigold Lubbock Countess Londesborough. She was born posthumously her father having died six months before her birth. On 13 Jul 1997 Zinnia Rosemary Denison died.

Births on the 17th April

On 17 Apr 1154 Sancho "Strong" VII King Navarre was born to Sancho "Wise" King Navarre (age 21) and Sancha Ivrea (age 15).

On 17 Apr 1568 George Brooke was born to William Brooke 10th Baron Cobham (age 40) and Frances Newton Baroness Cobham (age 29).

On 17 Apr 1573 Maximilian "The Great" Wittelsbach I Duke Bavaria I Elector Bavaria was born to William Wittelsbach V Duke Bavaria (age 24) and Renata Lorraine Duchess Bavaria (age 28) at Munich. Coefficient of inbreeding 2.86%.

On 17 Apr 1635 Bishop Edward Stillingfleet was born.

On 17 Apr 1648 William Booth was born to George Booth 1st Baron Delamer (age 25) and Elizabeth Grey Baroness Delamer (age 26).

On 17 Apr 1664 Aubrey de Vere was born to Aubrey de Vere 20th Earl of Oxford (age 37) and Hester Davenport Countess of Oxford (age 22). He was baptised on 15 May 1664 at St Paul's Church, Covent Garden.

On 17 Apr 1710 Henry Erskine 10th Earl of Buchan was born to David Erskine 9th Earl Buchan (age 38) and Frances Fairfax Countess Buchan (age 47).

On 17 Apr 1714 Karl Saxe Coburg Altenburg was born to Frederick Saxe Coburg Altenburg II Duke Saxe Gotha Altenburg (age 37) and Magdalena Augusta Anhalt Zerbst Anhaltzerbst Duchess Saxe Gotha Altenburg at Gotha.

On or before 17 Apr 1728 Thomas Adams 6th Baronet was born to Robert Adams 5th Baronet (age 67). He was baptised on 17 Apr 1728 at St Pancras Old Church.

On 17 Apr 1755 Mary Anne Caldwell Countess Belmore was born to John Caldwell 4th Baronet.

On 17 Apr 1762 Buckworth Buckworth-Herne-Soame 6th Baronet was born to Edward Buckworth aka Buckworth-Herne 5th Baronet (age 29) and Anne Herne Lady Buckworth-Herne. He a great x 3 grandson of King Charles II of England Scotland and Ireland.

On 17 Apr 1765 Anne Oliphant of Rossie was born.

On 17 Apr 1771 Peter Rouw was born to Peter Rouw.

On 17 Apr 1782 Frederick Lamb 3rd Viscount Melbourne was born to Penistone Lamb 1st Viscount Melbourne (age 37) and Elizabeth Milbanke Viscountess Melbourne (age 30). His paternity is considered a matter of conjecture given that his mother is believed to have had numerous lovers?

On 17 Apr 1790 Simon Thomas Scrope was born to Simon Thomas Scrope (age 31).

On 17 Apr 1794 Thomas Chaplin was born to Charles Chaplin (age 34) and Elizabeth Taylor.

On 17 Apr 1801 Alfred Curzon was born to Nathaniel Curzon 2nd Baron Scarsdale (age 48) and Félicité Anne Josephe de Wattines Lady Scarsdale (age 36).

On 17 Apr 1833 Henrietta Anne Theodosia Vyner Marchioness Ripon was born to Henry Vyner (age 27) and Mary Gertude Robinson (age 24).

On or before 17 Apr 1843, the date he was baptised, Robert Henry Meyricke was born to Reverend Robert Meyricke of Dinham Lodge, Ludlow (age 42).

On 17 Apr 1849 Frederic Henley 4th Baron Henley was born to Anthony Henley 3rd Baron Henley (age 24).

On 17 Apr 1854 John Eldon Bankes was born to John Scott Bankes (age 27) and Annie Jervis (age 25).

On 17 Apr 1876 Nina Ayesha Baring was born to Walter Baring (age 31).

On 17 Apr 1900 Muriel Edith Lily Clayton was born to Arthur John Clayton (age 53).

On 17 Apr 1915 Helen Mary Villiers was born to Lieutentant-Colonel Charles Walter Villiers (age 41) and Katherine Mary Cole (age 41).

On 17 Apr 1936 Frederick Smith 3rd Earl of Birkenhead was born to Frederick Smith 2nd Earl of Birkenhead (age 28).

On 17 Apr 1953 Edward Stourton 24th Baron Stourton, 26th Baron Segrave, 25th Baron Mowbray was born to Charles Stourton 23rd Baron Stourton 25th Baron Segrave 24th Baron Mowbray (age 30) and Jane Faith de Yarburgh-Bateson Baroness-Stourton, Segrave and Mowbray (age 20).

Marriages on the 17th April

On 17 Apr 1543 William Parr 1st Marquess Northampton (age 31) and Anne Bourchier 7th Baroness Bourchier (age 26) were divorced by an Act of Parliament and their children declared illegitimate.

On 17 Apr 1646 Bussy Mansel (age 22) and Catherine Perry aka Hunter were married.

Before 17 Apr 1648 George Booth 1st Baron Delamer (age 25) and Elizabeth Grey Baroness Delamer (age 26) were married. She the daughter of Henry Grey 1st Earl Stamford (age 49) and Anne Cecil Countess Stamford (age 52).

On 17 Apr 1661 Cosimo III de Medici Prince Tuscany (age 18) and Marguerite Louise d'Orléans (age 15) were married by proxy.

On 17 Apr 1673 Samuel Grimston 3rd Baronet (age 30) and Anne Tufton Lady Grimston (age 19) were married. They had a son and a daughter both of whom died young. She the daughter of John Tufton 2nd Earl of Thanet and Margaret Sackville Countess Isle Thanet (age 58).

On 17 Apr 1694 Charles Beauclerk 1st Duke St Albans (age 23) and Diana Vere Duchess St Albans (age 15) were married. She by marriage Duchess St Albans. She the daughter of Aubrey de Vere 20th Earl of Oxford (age 67) and Diana Kirke Countess of Oxford. He the illegitmate son of King Charles II of England Scotland and Ireland and Nell Gwyn.

On 17 Apr 1717 Edmund Prideaux (age 24) and Hannah Wrench (age 20) were married.

On 17 Apr 1734 William Sutherland 17th Earl Sutherland (age 25) and Elizabeth Wemyss Countess Sutherland (age 16) were married. She the daughter of David Wemyss 4th Earl of Wemyss and Elizabeth St Clair. They were second cousin once removed.

On 17 Apr 1735 John Allen and Anne Waller (age 22) were married at the Church of St Katharine's by the Tower [Map].

Before 17 Apr 1762 Edward Buckworth aka Buckworth-Herne 5th Baronet (age 29) and Anne Herne Lady Buckworth-Herne were married. He adopted the surname Buckworth-Herne. She a great x 2 granddaughter of King Charles II of England Scotland and Ireland.

On 17 Apr 1780 Thomas Mannock 8th Baronet (age 61) and Anastasia Browne (age 30) were married at the house of her brother Reverend Mark Browne 9th Viscount Montagu (age 35). The difference in their ages was 30 years.

Before 17 Apr 1786 Vice-Admiral Christopher Parker (age 24) and Augusta Barbara Charlotte Byron (age 24) were married.

On 17 Apr 1795 Charles Cornwallis 2nd Marquess Cornwallis (age 20) and Louisa Gordon Marchioness Cornwallis (age 18) were married. She the daughter of Alexander Gordon 4th Duke Gordon (age 51) and Jane Maxwell Duchess Gordon (age 47). He the son of Charles Cornwallis 1st Marquess Cornwallis (age 56) and Jemima Tullekin Jones Marchioness Cornwallis.

On 17 Apr 1798 George Villiers (age 38) and Theresa Parker (age 23) were married. He the son of Thomas Villiers 1st Earl Clarendon and Charlotte Capell Countess Clarendon.

On 17 Apr 1800 Joseph Wallis Hoare 3rd Baronet (age 25) and Harriet O'Brien (age 25) were married.

On 17 Apr 1806 Admiral Henry Digby (age 36) and Jane Elizabeth Coke (age 28) were married. She the daughter of Thomas Coke 1st Earl of Leicester (age 51) and Jane Dutton.

On 17 Apr 1823 Algernon Frederick Greville (age 24) and Charlotte Maria Cox were married.

On 17 Apr 1837 Peter Richard Hoare (age 33) and Sophia Marsham (age 29) were married. She the daughter of Charles Marsham 2nd Earl Romney (age 59) and Sophia Pitt Countess Romney.

On 17 Apr 1839 John Eardley-Wilmot 2nd Baronet (age 28) and Eliza Martha Williams Lady Eardley-Williams (age 26) were married.

On 17 Apr 1855 William Fitzclarence 2nd Earl Munster (age 30) and Wilhelmina Kennedy-Erskine (age 24) were married. He the son of George Fitzclarence 1st Earl Munster and Mary Wyndham Countess Munster. They were first cousins. He a grandson of King William IV of the United Kingdom. She a granddaughter of King William IV of the United Kingdom.

On 17 Apr 1855 James Hay Erskine-Wemyss (age 25) and Augusta Anne Millicent Kennedy Erskine (age 23) were married. She a granddaughter of King William IV of the United Kingdom.

On 17 Apr 1861 Alfred Joseph Doughty-Tichborne 11th Baronet (age 21) and Theresa Mary Arundell were married.

On 17 Apr 1874 William Lever 1st Viscount Leverhulme (age 22) and Elizabeth Ellen Hulme Viscountess Leverhulme (age 23) were married.

On 17 Apr 1888 Charles Augustus Egerton (age 41) and Mabel Annie Brassey (age 23) were married.

On 17 Apr 1890 Charles Hardinge 1st Baron Penshurt (age 31) and Winifred Selina Sturt (age 22) were married. They were first cousins.

On 17 Apr 1912 Reginald Charles Bourchier Wrey (age 36) and Evelyn Kenrick were married.

Before 17 Apr 1915 Lieutentant-Colonel Charles Walter Villiers (age 41) and Katherine Mary Cole (age 41) were married. She the daughter of Lowry Cole 4th Earl Enniskillen (age 69).

On 17 Apr 1937 Evelyn Waugh (age 33) and Laura Laetitia Gwendolen Evelyn Herbert (age 20) were married.

Deaths on the 17th April

On 17 Apr 1080 King Harald III of Denmark (age 40) died. King Canute "The Holy" IV of Denmark (age 38) was appointed IV King Denmark.

Around 17 Apr 1301 Maud Fitzjohn Countess Warwick (age 63) died. She was buried at Friars Manor, Worcester.

On 17 Apr 1321 Blanche Burgundy (age 62) died.

On 17 Apr 1331 Robert de Vere 6th Earl of Oxford (age 73) died. His nephew John de Vere 7th Earl of Oxford (age 19) succeeded 7th Earl of Oxford.

On 17 Apr 1362 Roger Bigod (age 62) died.

After 17 Apr 1401 Margaret Pole (age 74) died at Hornby Castle [Map].

On 17 Apr 1427 John Valois IV Duke Brabant (age 23) died. His brother Philip Valois I Duke Brabant (age 22) succeeded I Duke Brabant.

On 17 Apr 1457 Wartislaw Griffins 9th Duke Pomerania died.

On 17 Apr 1469 Walter Sydenham (age 29) died.

On 17 Apr 1497 Giovanni Tornabuoni (age 68) died.

On 17 Apr 1500 Elizabeth Gordon Countess Erroll died.

On 17 Apr 1503 Andrew Albret (age 1) died.

On 17 Apr 1524 Edward Stanley 1st Baron Monteagle (age 62) died at Hornby Castle [Map]. His son Thomas Stanley 2nd Baron Monteagle (age 16) succeeded 2nd Baron Monteagle.

On 17 Apr 1539 George Duke of Saxony (age 67) died.

After 17 Apr 1574 Anne Hamilton Countess Huntley (age 39) died.

On 17 Apr 1581 Humphrey Bradbourne (age 57) died. Monument in St Oswald's Church, Ashbourne [Map]. Around the sides of the tomb their six sons and four daughters. The tomb sculpted by Richard and Gabriel Royley of Burton upon Trent. Chest with Weepers holding Shields. Dress Folds at Feet. Ruffs.

Humphrey Bradbourne: Around 1524 he was born to John Bradbourne and Isabel Cotton. Date adjusted from 1537 to be consistent with father's death.

On 17 Apr 1617 John Carey 3rd Baron Hunsdon (age 67) died at Hunsdon, Hertfordshire [Map]. His son Henry Carey 1st Earl Dover (age 37) succeeded 4th Baron Hunsdon. Judith Pelham Countess Dover (age 26) by marriage Baroness Hunsdon.

On 17 Apr 1622 Thomas Wharton (age 34) died.

On 17 Apr 1627 John Evelyn of Godstone (age 72) died at West Dean, Wiltshire. On 21 May 1627 he was buried in the Chancel of St Mary's Church, West Dean.

On or before 17 Apr 1628 Anne Ashburnham Lady Dering (age 23) died. She was buried on 17 Apr 1628.

On 17 Apr 1632 Elizabeth Barkham Lady Garrard (age 39) died.

On 17 Apr 1658 Elizabeth Howard Countess Banbury (age 75) died.

On 17 Apr 1674 Vere Kerr (age 24) died.

On 17 Apr 1685 Lucia Butler died.

On 17 Apr 1699 Laurence Barry 3rd Earl Barrymore (age 35) died. His brother James Barry 4th Earl Barrymore (age 32) succeeded 4th Earl Barrymore.

On 17 Apr 1712 Frances Finch Viscountess Weymouth (age 62) died. On 03 May 1712 she was buried at Saints Peter and Paul Church, Longbridge Deverill [Map].

On 17 Apr 1720 James Drummond 2nd Duke Perth (age 46) died. His son James Drummond 3rd Duke Perth (age 6) succeeded 3rd Duke Perth.

On 17 Apr 1731 Baldwin Conyers 4th Baronet (age 51) died. His second cousin Ralph Conyers 5th Baronet (age 33) succeeded 5th Baronet Conyers of Horden in County Durham. Jane Blakiston Lady Conyers by marriage Lady Conyers of Horden in County Durham.

On 17 Apr 1732 Pierce Butler 4th Baronet (age 62) died without male issue. His nephew Richard Butler 5th Baronet (age 33) succeeded 5th Baronet Butler of Cloughgrenan in County Carlow.

On 17 Apr 1751 Henry Petty 1st Earl Shelburne (age 75) died. Earl Shelburne in County Wexford, Baron Shelburne extinct. His estates were inherited by his nephew John Petty-Fitzmaurice 1st Earl Shelburne (age 45) who changed his surname to Petty-Fitzmaurice.

On 17 Apr 1753 Mary Villiers Countess Inchiquin died.

Before 17 Apr 1756 Laetitia Townshend Countess Exeter (age 30) died.

On 17 Apr 1756 James Vernon (age 78) died.

On 17 Apr 1762 Charlotte Fane died.

On 17 Apr 1773 Arthur Saunders Gore 1st Earl Arran (age 70) died. His son Arthur Saunders Gore 2nd Earl Arran (age 38) succeeded 2nd Earl Arran, 2nd Viscount Sudley of Castle Gore in County Mayo, 2nd Baron Saunders of Deeps in County Wexford. Anne Knight Countess of Arran by marriage Countess Arran.

On 17 Apr 1787 Nigel Gresley 6th Baronet (age 60) died. He was buried on 21 Apr 1787 in Bath Abbey [Map]. His son Nigel Bowyer Gresley 7th Baronet (age 34) succeeded 7th Baronet Gresley of Drakelow in Derbyshire.

On 17 Apr 1790 Benjamin Franklin (age 84) died.

On 17 Apr 1799 Robert King 2nd Earl Kingston (age 45) died. His son George King 3rd Earl Kingston (age 28) succeeded 3rd Earl Kingston. Helena Moore Countess Kingston (age 25) by marriage Countess Kingston.

On 17 Apr 1806 Robert Herbert Butler 3rd Earl Lanesborough (age 46) died. His son Brinsley Butler 4th Earl of Lanesborough (age 22) succeeded 4th Earl Lanesborough.

On 17 Apr 1811 Alexander Duff 3rd Earl Fife (age 79) died. His son James Duff 4th Earl Fife (age 34) succeeded 4th Earl Fife. Maria Caroline Manners Countess Fife by marriage Countess Fife.

On 17 Apr 1815 Thomas Noel 2nd Viscount Wentworth (age 69) died without legitmate issue. Viscount Wentworth, Baronet Noel extinct. Baron Wentworth abeyant. His sister Judith Noel (age 64) inherited his estates at which time her husband Ralph Milbanke aka Noel 6th Baronet (age 67) changed his name from Milbanke to Noel by Royal Licence.

On 17 Apr 1825 Henry Fuseli (age 84) died.

On 17 Apr 1833 Mary Ann Flaxman (age 65) died.

On 17 Apr 1839 Marie Friederike Hesse-Kassel (age 70) died.

On 17 Apr 1862 Elizabeth Montgomerie (age 58) died.

In 17 Apr 1868 Margaret Green (age 84) died. Monument at St Mary's Church, Buckden [Map].

Margaret Green: Around 1784 she was born. In 1826 Bishop Edward Maltby and she were married.

On 17 Apr 1878 Courtenay Honywood 7th Baronet (age 43) died. His son John William Honywood 8th Baronet (age 21) succeeded 8th Baronet Honywood of Evington in Kent.

On 17 Apr 1886 Maria Rice (age 78) died.

On 17 Apr 1897 Louisa Anne Adams Baroness Aldenham (age 78) died.

On 17 Apr 1902 Francisco de Asís King Consort Spain (age 79) died.

On 17 Apr 1915 Philip Webb (age 84) died.

On 17 Apr 1925 William Charles Wentworth-Fitzwilliam (age 77) died.

On 17 Apr 1926 Charles William Noel 3rd Earl Gainsborough (age 75) died. His son Arthur Noel 4th Earl of Gainsborough (age 41) succeeded 4th Earl Gainsborough, 6th Baron Barham. Alice Mary Eyre Countess Gainsborough by marriage Countess Gainsborough.

On 17 Apr 1928 Elizabeth Lucy Meysey-Thompson (age 84) died.

On 17 Apr 1933 Reverend Horatio Bladen Capell (age 93) died.

On 17 Apr 1937 Hugo Denison 4th Earl of Londesborough (age 42) died. He was buried at St Oswald's Church, Blankney. The Earl had become ill and it was decided to to move him to London for treatment; he died on the journey. Earl Londesborough in Yorkshire extinct. The impact of death duties necessitated the sale of Blankney, Lincolnshire to Mr William Parker of Norfolk. The Countess, Marigold Lubbock Countess Londesborough (age 33), and her daughter Zinnia Rosemary Denison, continued to live on the estate.

Hugo Denison 4th Earl of Londesborough: On 13 Nov 1894 he was born to William Henry Francis Denison 2nd Earl Londesborough and Grace Adelaide Fane Countess Londesborough. On 12 Sep 1920 George Denison 3rd Earl of Londesborough died unmarried. His brother Hugo Denison 4th Earl of Londesborough succeeded 4th Earl Londesborough in Yorkshire. On 07 Sep 1935 Hugo Denison 4th Earl of Londesborough and Marigold Lubbock Countess Londesborough were married at St Oswald's Church, Blankney. He the son of William Henry Francis Denison 2nd Earl Londesborough and Grace Adelaide Fane Countess Londesborough. The Scarlet Tree by Osbert Sitwell Chapter 2. That was the last time I saw Blankney — except once more, in a dream, a singular incident which I will relate. And since it concerned my cousin Hugo, whose marriage I had attended that summer afternoon some two years before, I must first explain that though we had always been friendly when we met, of recent years I had not seen much of him, for I was often abroad, while all his interests, hunting and racing, were of a different kind from mine and tended to keep him in the country .... It occurred in the early spring of 1937, when I was living in a villa near Vevey, on the Lake of Geneva. One night I was very restless, waking up at about two, and finding myself unable to get to sleep again for hours Eventually, about 6.30 in the morning, I fell into a long, troubling and involved dream, which yet did not the realm of nightmare. In it, I was in the Saloon at Blankney again, and Hugo, the owner of it, was talking to me very urgently. His words were simple enough, but laden with a weight of presage, and of sad and menacing feeling, and I knew that in his last sentence he was conveying to me something importance. He said, "There will be a party here at Blankney in ten days' time. All the relations are coming. They arrive by special train in the morning, and leave by special train in the afternoon." .... Then I woke up ; to find I was being called by my servant. He handed me The Times of the previous day — it always arrived in Vevey twenty-four hours after it had come out in London. I sat up, still unreasonably distressed, opened the paper — and the first heading that caught my eye as I did so was Serious Illness of Lord Londesborough .... It was impossible to misapprehend so clear a portent, although in my dream seen in reverse: but I still hoped that I might be wrong, because I knew that all the members of Hugo's family had hitherto been buried at Londesborough, and this detail, so incorrect, seemed to falsify my reading of it. Howbeit, I was still so much oppressed by the feeling of the dream, that I told two friends, who were staying with me at the time, of it and of the sequel in the paper .... For a while it appeared that Hugo was better, but a week later he died, and three days after that was buried at Blankney.

Marigold Lubbock Countess Londesborough: On 15 May 1903 she was born to Edgar Lubbock.

Zinnia Rosemary Denison: On 25 Nov 1937 she was born to Hugo Denison 4th Earl of Londesborough and Marigold Lubbock Countess Londesborough. She was born posthumously her father having died six months before her birth. On 13 Jul 1997 Zinnia Rosemary Denison died.

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