On this Day in History ... 17th October

17 Oct is in October.

1346 Battle of Neville's Cross

1529 Oct Wolsey surrenders the Great Seal

1586 Battle of Zutphen

1660 Trial and Execution of the Regicides

1673 Suicide of Lord Clifford

1680 Siege of Tangier

1777 Battle of Saratoga

See Births, Marriages and Deaths.

Events on the 17th October

On 17 Oct 1346 at the Battle of Neville's Cross near Durham, County Durham [Map] the English inflicted a heavy defeat on the Scottish army that had invaded England in compliance with their treaty with the French for mutual support against England.

The English army included: William Deincourt 1st Baron Deincourt (age 45), Henry Scrope 1st Baron Scrope Masham (age 34), Ralph Hastings (age 55), Ralph Neville 2nd Baron Neville of Raby (age 55), Archbishop William Zouche, Henry Percy 10th and 2nd Baron Percy (age 45) and John Mowbray 3rd Baron Mowbray (age 35).

Of the Scottish army King David II of Scotland (age 22), John Graham Earl Menteith and William "Flower of Chivalry and Knight Liddesdale" Douglas 1st Earl Atholl (age 46) were captured and imprisoned in the Tower of London [Map].

Neil Bruce, John Randolph 3rd Earl of Moray (age 40), David Hay 6th Baron Erroll (age 28) and Edward Keith of Sinton (age 66) were killed.

John Graham Earl Menteith was present.

After 17 Oct 1346 King David II of Scotland (age 22) was imprisoned at Tower of London [Map].

On 17 Oct 1529 Cardinal Thomas Wolsey (age 56) surrendered the Great Seal to Thomas Howard 3rd Duke of Norfolk (age 56) and Charles Brandon 1st Duke of Suffolk (age 45).

Letters and Papers 1529. 25 Oct 1529. Rym. XIV. 349. 6025. Cardinal Wolsey (age 56).

Memorandum of the surrender of the Great Seal by Cardinal Wolsey, on 17 Oct., to the dukes of Norfolk (age 56) and Suffolk (age 45), in his gallery at his house at Westminster, at 6 o'clock p.m., in the presence of Sir William Fitzwilliam (age 39), John Tayler, and Stephen Gardiner (age 46). The same was delivered by Tayler to the King (age 38) at Windsor [Map], on the 20 Oct., by whom it was taken out and attached to certain documents, in the presence of Tayler and Gardiner, Henry Norris (age 47), Thomas Heneage (age 49), Ralph Pexsall, clerk of the Crown, John Croke, John Judd, and Thomas Hall, of the Hanaper.

On the 25th Oct. the seal was delivered by the King at East Greenwich to Sir Thomas More (age 51), in the presence of Henry Norres (age 47) and Chr. Hales, Attorney General, in the King's privy chamber; and on the next day, Tuesday, 26 Oct., More took his oath as Chancellor in the Great Hall [Map] at Westminster, in presence of the dukes of Norfolk (age 56) and Suffolk (age 45), Th. marquis of Dorset (age 52), Henry marquis of Exeter (age 33), John Earl of Oxford (age 58), Henry Earl of Northumberland (age 27), George Earl of Shrewsbury (age 61), Ralph Earl of Westmoreland (age 31), John Bishop of  Lincoln (age 56), Cuthbert Bishop of  London (age 55), John Bishop of  Bath and Wells, Sir Rob. Radclyf, Viscount Fitzwater (age 46), Sir Tho. Boleyn, Viscount Rocheforde (age 52), Sir WilliamSandys, Lord (age 52) and others.

Close Roll, 21 Henry VIII. m. 19d.

On 17 Oct 1555 Anthony Browne 1st Viscount Montagu (age 26) was appointed 336th Knight of the Garter by Queen Mary I of England and Ireland (age 39).

On 17 Oct 1586 Philip Sidney (age 31) died from wounds received at the Battle of Zutphen.

On 17 Oct 1629 Balthasar Charles Habsburg Spain Prince Asturias was born to Philip IV King Spain (age 24) and Elisabeth Bourbon Queen Consort Spain (age 26). Coefficient of inbreeding 4.39%.

Evelyn's Diary. 17 Oct 1660. Scot, Scroop (age 59), Cook (deceased), and Jones (age 63), suffered for reward of their iniquities at Charing Cross [Map], in sight of the place where they put to death their natural prince, and in the presence of the King (age 30) his son, whom they also sought to kill. I saw not their execution, but met their quarters, mangled, and cut, and reeking, as they were brought from the gallows in baskets on the hurdle. Oh, the miraculous providence of God!

On 17 Oct 1660 Gregory Clement (age 66), Adrian Scrope (age 59), John Jones (age 63) and Thomas Scot were hanged, drawn and quartered at Charing Cross [Map].

Evelyn's Diary. 17 Oct 1671. Next morning, I went to see Sir Thomas Browne (age 65) (with whom I had some time corresponded by letter, though I had never seen him before); his whole house and garden being a paradise and cabinet of rarities; and that of the best collection, especially medals, books, plants, and natural things. Among other curiosities, Sir Thomas (age 65) had a collection of the eggs of all the fowl and birds he could procure, that country (especially the promontory of Norfolk) being frequented, as he said, by several kinds which seldom or never go further into the land, as cranes, storks, eagles, and variety of water fowl. He led me to see all the remarkable places of this ancient city, being one of the largest, and certainly, after London, one of the noblest of England, for its venerable cathedral [Map], number of stately churches, cleanness of the streets, and buildings of flint so exquisitely headed and squared, as I was much astonished at; but he told me they had lost the art of squaring the flints, in which they so much excelled, and of which the churches, best houses, and walls, are built. The Castle [Map] is an antique extent of ground, which now they call Marsfield, and would have been a fitting area to have placed the Ducal palace in. The suburbs are large, the prospects sweet, with other amenities, not omitting the flower gardens, in which all the inhabitants excel. The fabric of stuffs brings a vast trade to this populous town.

Evelyn's Diary. 17 Oct 1671. My Lord Henry Howard (age 43) coming this night to visit my Lord Chamberlain, and staying a day, would needs have me go with him to Norwich, Norfolk [Map], promising to convey me back, after a day or two; this, as I could not refuse, I was not hard to be pursuaded to, having a desire to see that famous scholar and physician, Dr. T. Browne (age 65), author of the Religio Medici and Vulgar Errors, now lately knighted. Thither, then, went my Lord and I alone, in his flying chariot with six horses; and by the way, discoursing with me of several of his concerns, he acquainted me of his going to marry his eldest son (age 43) to one of the King's (age 41) natural daughters [Note. Either Anne Fitzroy Countess Sussex (age 10) or Charlotte Fitzroy Countess Lichfield (age 7).], by the Duchess of Cleveland (age 30); by which he reckoned he should come into mighty favor. He also told me that, though he kept that idle creature, Mrs. B-- [Note. Jane Bickerton Duchess Norfolk (age 28)], and would leave £200 a year to the son [Note. Henry Howard and Jane Bickerton had three sons; not clear which is being referred to since the eldest may have died and the reference may be to a surviving son.] he had by her, he would never marry her, and that the King (age 41) himself had cautioned him against it. All the world knows how he kept his promise [Note. meaning he didn't keep his promise since Henry Howard did marry Jane Bickerton - this a case of John Evelyn writing his diary retrospectively?], and I was sorry at heart to hear what now he confessed to me; and that a person and a family which I so much honored for the sake of that noble and illustrious friend of mine, his grandfather, should dishonor and pollute them both with those base and vicious courses he of late had taken since the death of Sir Samuel Tuke (age 56), and that of his own virtuous lady (my Lady Anne Somerset, sister to the Marquis); who, while they lived, preserved this gentleman by their example and advice from those many extravagances that impaired both his fortune and reputation.

On 17 Oct 1777 Captain George Marlay (age 29) was captured at the Battle of Saratoga.

After 17 Oct 1839. Memorial to William Drake Irby (deceased) at St Nicholas Church, Whiston [Map].

William Drake Irby: On 18 Sep 1808 he was born to George Irby 3rd Baron Boston and Rachel Ives Drake Baroness Boston. On 17 Oct 1839 William Drake Irby died.

Middleton. On the 17th, 18th, and 19th of October, and 1st of November, some further researches were made in the Flax Dale Barrow [Map], near Middleton-by-Youlgrave, where a large cinerary urn with its deposit of burnt bones was found, in 1846. Although the present more extensive excavation was not equally successful, it afforded us an opportunity of becoming acquainted with a plan commonly adopted by the Britons in the construction of their tumuli, by first making a circle of large stones, within which the interments were placed, and then covered with an accumulation of stones, until a mound was formed surrounded by a kind of wall of one or two courses, consisting of the aforesaid circle; the whole was then covered with earth, which, though thinly laid on at the summit, was suffered to extend considerably further than the walled circle thus concealing all the stonework. The earth around the circumference of the barrow was very compact, particularly near the outside, and in some places abounded with pieces of melted lead and calcined flints, which led us to think it probable that fire had been employed to harden the earth whilst moist, with the intention of rendering the mound more durable. The only interment discovered on this occasion was just within the S.W. side of the stone circle: it consisted of a deposit of calcined bones which had originally been placed within an urn so imperfectly baked as to have almost become disintegrated, the decay having been accelerated by the atmosphere, eighteen inches of loose stone only covering the deposit. Some flints, fragmentary human bones, and a chip from a stone celt were casually found in the stony part of the mound.

The adjoining field is called Foggy Lees, which may be a corruption of Foggy Low.

On 17 Oct 1853 Maria Holstein Gottorp Romanov was born to Tsar Alexander II of Russia (age 35) and Maria Alexandrovna Hesse Darmstadt (age 29). Coefficient of inbreeding 1.67%.

On 17 Oct 1892 Thomas Woolner (age 66) died from a stroke.

On 17 Oct 1961 Harry Frederick Crookshank 1st Viscount Crookshank (age 68) died. Viscount Crookshank of Gainsborough in Lincolnshire extinct.

Memorial to Harry Frederick Crookshank 1st Viscount Crookshank (age 68) and his sister Helen Elizabeth at Lincoln Cathedral [Map] where both he and his sister are buried.

Harry Frederick Crookshank 1st Viscount Crookshank: On 27 May 1893 he was born at Cairo, Egypt. The London Gazette 40684. Whitehall, January 13, 1956. The Queen has been pleased by Letters Patent under the Great Seal of the Realm, bearing date the 13th instant, to confer the dignity of a Viscounty of the United Kingdom upon Captain the Right Honourable Harry Frederick Comfort Crookshank, C.H., and the heirs male of his body lawfully begotten, by the name, style and title of Viscount Crookshank, of Gainsborough in the County of Lincoln.

Births on the 17th October

Before 17 Oct 1268 Tudur "Hen aka Elder" Tudor was born to Goronwy ab Ednyfed Tudor (age 63).

On 17 Oct 1304 Eleanor Bohun Countess Ormonde was born to Humphrey Bohun 4th Earl Hereford 3rd Earl Essex (age 28) and Princess Elizabeth of Rhuddlan Countess Essex, Hereford and Holland (age 22). She a granddaughter of King Edward "Longshanks" I of England.

Before 17 Oct 1384 Marion Stewart was born to Walter Stewart of Dalswinton (age 39).

On 17 Oct 1419 Robert de Fouleshurst of Crewe was born to Thomas de Fouleshurst of Crewe (age 23) and Cecily Mainwaring (age 18).

On 17 Oct 1517 Amalia La Marck was born to John La Marck III Duke Cleves (age 26) and Maria Jülich Berg Duchess Cleves at Dusseldorf.

On or before 17 Oct 1597 Henry Wood 1st Baronet was born to Thomas Wood (age 32) and Susanna Cranmer. He was baptised on 17 Oct 1597 at Hackney.

On 17 Oct 1629 Balthasar Charles Habsburg Spain Prince Asturias was born to Philip IV King Spain (age 24) and Elisabeth Bourbon Queen Consort Spain (age 26). Coefficient of inbreeding 4.39%.

On 17 Oct 1666 John William III Wettin was born at Friedewald, Altenkirchen.

On or before 17 Oct 1699, the date he was baptised, Reverend Robert Dymoke of Grebby Hall in Lincolnshire was born to Robert Dymoke of Scremby in Lincolnshire (age 44).

On 17 Oct 1709 John Every 7th Baronet was born to Reverend Simon Every 5th Baronet (age 54).

Before 17 Oct 1712 Henrietta Nassau 2nd Countess Cowper was born to Henry Nassau 1st Earl Grantham (age 39) and Henrietta Butler Countess Grantham. On 17 Oct 1712 Henrietta Nassau 2nd Countess Cowper was baptised. Coefficient of inbreeding 3.13%.

On 17 Oct 1736 Harriet Bouverie was born to Jacob Bouverie 1st Viscount Folkestone (age 42) and Mary Clarke.

On 17 Oct 1745 William Scott 1st Baron Stowell was born.

On 17 Oct 1747 Campbell Scott was born to Francis Scott (age 26) and Caroline Campbell 1st Baroness Greenwich (age 29). He a great x 3 grandson of King Charles II of England Scotland and Ireland.

On 17 Oct 1756 Robert Bertie 4th Duke Ancaster and Kesteven was born to Peregrine Bertie 3rd Duke Ancaster and Kesteven (age 42) and Mary Panton Duchess Ancaster and Kesteven at Grimsthorpe, South Kesteven.

On 17 Oct 1772 Ivan Ivanowitch Bariatinsky was born at Smolensk.

On 17 Oct 1806 William Armitage Moore was born to Colonel Hugh Moore (age 44) and Priscilla Cecilia Armitage.

On 17 Oct 1813 George Molyneux 6th Baronet was born to General Thomas Molyneau 5th Baronet (age 46) and Elizabeth Perrin Lady Molyneux (age 44).

On 17 Oct 1816 Henry William Dashwood 5th Baronet was born to George Dashwood 4th Baronet (age 30) and Marianne Sarah Rowley (age 26)

On 17 Oct 1841 Francis Lindley Wood was born to Charles Wood 1st Viscount Halifax (age 40) and Mary Grey Viscountess Halifax (age 34).

On 17 Oct 1852 Thomas George Wood Reavely was born to Thomas Reaveley of Kinnersley Castle (age 22).

On 17 Oct 1852 Henry Cæsar Hawkins was born to Arthur Cæsar Hawkins (age 36).

On 17 Oct 1853 Maria Holstein Gottorp Romanov was born to Tsar Alexander II of Russia (age 35) and Maria Alexandrovna Hesse Darmstadt (age 29). Coefficient of inbreeding 1.67%.

On 17 Oct 1866 John Townshend 6th Marquess Townshend was born to John Villiers Stuart Townshend 5th Marquess Townshend (age 35) and Anne Elizabeth Clementina Duff Marchioness Townshend (age 19). He a great x 2 grandson of King William IV of the United Kingdom.

On 17 Oct 1876 Victor Hay 21st Earl of Erroll was born to Charles Hay 20th Earl of Erroll (age 24) and Mary Caroline L'Estrange Countess of Erroll. He a great x 2 grandson of King William IV of the United Kingdom.

On 17 Oct 1914 Simon Ramsay 16th Earl of Dalhousie was born.

On 17 Oct 1935 Rivers Verain Carew 11th Baronet was born to Thomas Palk Carew 10th Baronet (age 45) and Phyllis Evelyn Mayman Lady Carew.

On 17 Oct 1945 Peter David Clegg-Hill 9th Viscount Hill was born to Frederic Raymond Clegg-Hill and Alice Dorothy Chapman posthumously. Coefficient of inbreeding 1.66%.

On 17 Oct 1956 Alexander Murray 9th and 8th Earl Mansfield was born to William Murray 8th and 7th Earl Mansfield (age 26).

Marriages on the 17th October

Between 17 Oct 1396 and 28 Oct 1420 John Stewart 1st of Dalswinton and Garlies and Marion Stewart (age 12) were married. They were fourth cousins.

On 17 Oct 1620 Alexander Livingston 2nd Earl Linlithgow and Mary Douglas (age 23) were married. She the daughter of William Douglas 10th Earl Angus and Elizabeth Oliphant Countess Angus. He the son of Alexander Livingston 1st Earl Linlithgow and Helen Hay. They were second cousins.

On 17 Oct 1758 William Haggerston aka Constable (age 35) and Winifred Maxwell (age 22) were married. She the daughter of William Maxwell 6th Earl Nithsdale and Catherine Stewart (age 53).

On 17 Oct 1801 George Irby 3rd Baron Boston (age 23) and Rachel Ives Drake Baroness Boston (age 18) were married.

On 17 Oct 1805 Robert Edward Henry Somerset (age 28) and Louisa Augusta Courtenay were married. She the daughter of William Courtenay 8th Earl Devon and Frances Clack Countess Devon. He the son of Henry Somerset 5th Duke Beaufort and Elizabeth Boscawen Duchess Beaufort (age 58).

On 17 Oct 1841 George Gough 2nd Viscount Gough (age 26) and Sarah-Elizabeth Palliser were married.

On 17 Oct 1849 George Finch-Hatton 5th Earl Nottingham 10th Earl Winchilsea (age 58) and Fanny Margaretta Rice Countess Nottingham Winchilsea were married. She by marriage Countess Nottingham, Countess Winchilsea.

On 17 Oct 1861 Harry Foley Vernon 1st Baronet (age 27) and Georgina Sophia Baillie-Hamilton Lady Vernon (age 22) were married. She the daughter of George Baillie-Hamilton 10th Earl of Haddington (age 59).

On 17 Oct 1865 John Villiers Stuart Townshend 5th Marquess Townshend (age 34) and Anne Elizabeth Clementina Duff Marchioness Townshend (age 18) were married. She by marriage Marchioness Townshend. She the daughter of James Duff 5th Earl Fife (age 51) and Agnes Georgiana Elizabeth Hay Countess Fife (age 36). He the son of John Townshend 4th Marquess Townshend and Elizabeth Jane Stuart (age 62). She a great granddaughter of King William IV of the United Kingdom.

On 17 Oct 1867 Reginald Cholmondeley (age 41) and Alice Mary Egerton (age 31) were married at St Mary's Church, Rostherne [Map]. Her younger brother officiated.

On 17 Oct 1883 Colonel Charles Robert Prideaux-Brune of Prideaux Place (age 35) and Katharine Cecilia Knatchbull-Hugessen (age 24) were married.

On 17 Oct 1888 Charles Gunning 7th Baronet (age 28) and Ethel Finch-Hatton Lady Gunning were married.

On 17 Oct 1909 Samuel Hoare 1st Viscount Templewood (age 29) and Maud Lygon (age 27) were married. Their marriage produced no issue. She the daughter of Frederick Lygon 6th Earl Beauchamp and Emily Annora Charlotte Pierrepont Countess Beauchamp (age 56).

Deaths on the 17th October

On 17 Oct 1222 Robert Corbet 4th Baron Caus (age 71) died.

On 17 Oct 1268 Goronwy ab Ednyfed Tudor (age 63) died.

On 17 Oct 1311 John Grey (age 40) died at Rotherfield Greys, Oxfordshire.

On 17 Oct 1346 at the Battle of Neville's Cross near Durham, County Durham [Map] the English inflicted a heavy defeat on the Scottish army that had invaded England in compliance with their treaty with the French for mutual support against England.

The English army included: William Deincourt 1st Baron Deincourt (age 45), Henry Scrope 1st Baron Scrope Masham (age 34), Ralph Hastings (age 55), Ralph Neville 2nd Baron Neville of Raby (age 55), Archbishop William Zouche, Henry Percy 10th and 2nd Baron Percy (age 45) and John Mowbray 3rd Baron Mowbray (age 35).

Of the Scottish army King David II of Scotland (age 22), John Graham Earl Menteith and William "Flower of Chivalry and Knight Liddesdale" Douglas 1st Earl Atholl (age 46) were captured and imprisoned in the Tower of London [Map].

Neil Bruce, John Randolph 3rd Earl of Moray (age 40), David Hay 6th Baron Erroll (age 28) and Edward Keith of Sinton (age 66) were killed.

John Graham Earl Menteith was present.

After 17 Oct 1346 Ralph Hastings (age 55) died at Durham, County Durham [Map].

On 17 Oct 1357 Margaret Ros Baroness Musgrave (age 59) died at Great Musgrave Musgrave.

On 17 Oct 1404 Caterina Visconti Duke Milan (age 43) died.

On 17 Oct 1433 Peter Dutton (age 67) died.

On 17 Oct 1475 Thomas Rich (age 43) died.

On 17 Oct 1485 John Trastámara (age 29) died.

On 17 Oct 1485 John Scott Comptroller (age 62) died. He was buried in the north wall of the chancel of St Mary the Virgin's Church, Brabourne [Map].

On 17 Oct 1485 John Scott (age 62) died.

On 17 Oct 1528 Richard Wentworth 5th Baron Despencer (age 48) died.

On 17 Oct 1549 Henry Somerset 2nd Earl of Worcester (age 53) died. His son William Somerset 3rd Earl of Worcester (age 23) succeeded 3rd Earl Worcester.

On 17 Oct 1550 Judge John Hynde (age 70) died. He was buried at St Dunstan's in the West, Fleet Street [Map] on the 23 Oct 1550.

Before 17 Oct 1575 Winifred Pympe (age 78) died.

Preface. 17 Oct 1581 Richard Turpyn, Windsor herald, died on the 17th of October, 1581. He was, says Anstis, "an officer of great industry, as will appear from his MSS. relating mostly to armory, now in the collector's keeping."

Note 1. The above document I have been allowed to ti-anscribe from Anstis's collections for the history of the officers of arms, lately belonging to Sir George Nayler, and now in the library of the College of Arms. Anstis's manuscripts were dispersed after his death, and I am not aware where those of Turpyn above mentioned are now preserved.

On 17 Oct 1583 Mary Hakluyt (age 65) died at Ludlow, Shropshire [Map].

On 17 Oct 1586 Philip Sidney (age 31) died from wounds received at the Battle of Zutphen.

On 17 Oct 1586 William Skipwith (age 78) died.

On 17 Oct 1591 Elizabeth Rich (age 59) died.

On 17 Oct 1592 Frances Newton Baroness Cobham (age 53) died at Cobham Hall, Kent [Map].

On 17 Oct 1595 Thomas Heneage (age 63) died. He was buried at St Paul's Cathedral [Map].

On 17 Oct 1596 Anne Somerset Countess Northumberland (age 58) died.

On 17 Oct 1628 John Frederick Wettin (age 28) died at Weimar.

On 17 Oct 1660 Gregory Clement (age 66), Adrian Scrope (age 59), John Jones (age 63) and Thomas Scot were hanged, drawn and quartered at Charing Cross [Map].

On 17 Oct 1669 William Wray 1st Baronet (age 44) died. His son Christopher Wray 2nd and 6th Baronet (age 17) succeeded 2nd Baronet Wray of Ashby in Lincolnshire.

On 17 Oct 1693 Charles Schomberg 2nd Duke Schomberg (age 48) died at Turin. His brother Meinhart Schomberg 3rd Duke Schomberg (age 52) succeeded 3rd Duke Schomberg.

On 17 Oct 1694 Marie Isabella Bourbon died.

On 17 Oct 1702 Richard Hastings (age 3) died.

On 17 Oct 1706 Charles Rich 3rd Baronet (age 26) died. He was buried in St Margaret's Church, Westminster [Map]. His brother Robert Rich 4th Baronet (age 21) succeeded 4th Baronet Rich of London.

On 17 Oct 1709 Elizabeth Boyle Viscountess Powerscourt (age 67) died.

On 17 Oct 1713 Ambrose Crowley (age 55) died.

On 17 Oct 1715 Ernest Saxe Gotha (age 60) died at Hildburghausen.

On 17 Oct 1716 Anne Hamilton 3rd Duchess Hamilton (age 84) died.

On or before 17 Oct 1718, a month before his twenty-first birthday, Trevor Wheler 4th Baronet (age 20) died unmarried. He was buried at All Saints' Church, Leamington Hastings on 17 Oct 1718. His brother William Wheler 5th Baronet (age 14) succeeded 5th Baronet Wheler of the City of Westminster.

On 17 Oct 1768 Landgrave Louis VIII of Hesse-Darmstadt (age 77) died.

On 17 Oct 1777 Morris Robinson Montagu (age 63) died.

On 17 Oct 1788 John Brown (age 53) died at Golden Square Soho.

On 17 Oct 1791 Georgiana Beauclerk (age 15) died.

On 17 Oct 1817 David La Touche (age 88) died.

On 17 Oct 1839 William Drake Irby (age 31) died.

On 17 Oct 1849 Peregrine Bertie (age 59) died.

On 17 Oct 1849 Martha Sophia Thomson Maling Countess Mulgrave died.

On 17 Oct 1857 Edward Plantagenet Robin Hood Hastings (age 39) died.

On 17 Oct 1857 Caroline Reece Lady Burnaby (age 40) died.

On 17 Oct 1867 Admiral Maurice Frederick Fitzhardinge Berkeley (age 79) died.

On 17 Oct 1867 Reverend Thomas Cooke Kemp (age 79) died.

On 17 Oct 1883 Reverend Arthur Stonhouse-Vigor (age 73) died.

On 17 Oct 1888 Mary Bradshaw Lady Buckwoth-Herne Soame (age 88) died.

On 17 Oct 1892 Thomas Woolner (age 66) died from a stroke.

On 17 Oct 1893 Violet Hyacinth Bowes-Lyon (age 11) died of diptherea.

On 17 Oct 1904 María de las Mercedes Bourbon (age 24) died.

On 17 Oct 1924 Francis Granville Godolphin Osborne (age 60) died.

On 17 Oct 1930 Guy Stephenson (age 64) died.

On 17 Oct 1938 Mary "May" Morris (age 76) diedat Kelmscott Manor House, Oxfordshire.

On 17 Oct 1961 Harry Frederick Crookshank 1st Viscount Crookshank (age 68) died. Viscount Crookshank of Gainsborough in Lincolnshire extinct.

Memorial to Harry Frederick Crookshank 1st Viscount Crookshank (age 68) and his sister Helen Elizabeth at Lincoln Cathedral [Map] where both he and his sister are buried.

Harry Frederick Crookshank 1st Viscount Crookshank: On 27 May 1893 he was born at Cairo, Egypt. The London Gazette 40684. Whitehall, January 13, 1956. The Queen has been pleased by Letters Patent under the Great Seal of the Realm, bearing date the 13th instant, to confer the dignity of a Viscounty of the United Kingdom upon Captain the Right Honourable Harry Frederick Comfort Crookshank, C.H., and the heirs male of his body lawfully begotten, by the name, style and title of Viscount Crookshank, of Gainsborough in the County of Lincoln.

On 17 Oct 1965 Thomas Brand 4th Viscount Hampden (age 65) died. His brother David Brand 5th Viscount Hampden (age 63) succeeded 5th Viscount Hampden. Imogen Alice Rice Viscountess Hampden (age 62) by marriage Viscountess Hampden.

Baron Dacre Gilsland abeyant between his two surviving daughters Rachel Leila Brand 27th Baroness Dacre (age 35) and Tessa Mary Brand (age 31). The former succeeded in 1970 when the abeyance was terminated.

On 17 Oct 1969 Kitty Edith Blanche Ogilvy (age 82) died.

On 17 Oct 1975 Pamela Marie Adeane (age 86) died.

On 17 Oct 1992 Mary Lalle Foley 17th Baroness Berkeley (age 87) died. Her nephew Anthony FitzHardinge Gueterbock 18th Baron Berkeley (age 53) succeeded 18th Baron Berkeley.

On 17 Oct 1999 Ralph Grey 1st Baron Grey of Naunton (age 89) died.

On 17 Oct 2004 Caroline Margaret Montagu-Douglas-Scott (age 76) died.