17 Oct is in October.
On 17 Oct 1346 at the Battle of Neville's Cross near 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].
After 17 Oct 1388 Robert Willoughby 4th Baron Willoughby (age 39) and Elizabeth Latimer 5th Baroness Latimer, Baroness Neville and Willoughby (age 31) were married. She by marriage Baroness Willoughby de Eresby.
On 17 Oct 1528 Richard Wentworth 5th Baron Despencer (age 48) died.
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.NOTEXT
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.NOTEXT
Close Roll, 21 Henry VIII. m. 19d.
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 1710 John Carteret 2nd Earl Granville (age 20) and Frances Worsley Countess Granville (age 17) were married at Longleat House. She by marriage Countess Granville. He the son of George Carteret 1st Baron Carteret and Jane Granville Baroness Gower (age 56).
On 17 Oct 1716 Anne Hamilton 3rd Duchess Hamilton (age 84) died.
On 17 Oct 1729 Francis North 2nd Baron Guildford (age 55) died. His son Francis North 1st Earl Guildford (age 25) succeeded 3rd Baron Guildford. Lucy Montagu Baroness Guildford by marriage Baroness Guildford.
On 17 Oct 1745 William Scott 1st Baron Stowell was born.
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 1801 George Irby 3rd Baron Boston (age 23) and Rachel Ives Drake Baroness Boston (age 18) were married.
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.
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 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 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 1878 Jacobo Fitz-James Stuart 17th Duke of Alba 10th Duke of Berwick was born to Carlos María Fitz James Stuart 16th Duke Alba 14th Duke Veragua 9th Duke Berwick (age 28).
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).
On 17 Oct 1920 Henry St John 18th Baron St John Bletso (age 44) died. His brother Moubray St John 19th Baron St John Bletso (age 42) succeeded 19th Baron St John Bletso 1C 1559, 16th Baronet St John of Woodford in Northamptonshire 1660.
On 17 Oct 1955 Edward Vane-Tempest-Stewart 8th Marquess of Londonderry (age 52) died. His son Alistair Vane-Tempest-Stewart 9th Marquess of Londonderry (age 18) succeeded 9th Marquess Londonderry.
On 17 Oct 1961 Harry Frederick Crookshank 1st Viscount Crookshank (age 68) died. Viscount Crookshank of Gainsborough in Lincolnshire extinct.
Harry Frederick Crookshank 1st Viscount Crookshank: On 27 May 1893 he was born at Cairo. 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 (age 62), 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 2C 1884. Imogen Alice Rhys Viscountess Hampden (age 62) by marriage Viscountess Hampden.
Baron Dacre Gilsland 1C 1321 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 1999 Ralph Grey 1st Baron Grey of Naunton (age 89) died.