On this Day in History ... 18th March

18 Mar is in March.

978 Murder of King Edward the Martyr

1190 Massacre of the Jews at Bury St Edmunds

1445 Richard of York meets Margaret of Anjou

1554 Wyatt's Rebellion Executions

1601 Essex Rebellion

1696 Plot to Assassinate King William III

See Births, Marriages and Deaths.

Events on the 18th March

On 18 Mar 978 King Edward "Martyr" I of England (age 16) was murdered at Corfe Castle, Dorset [Map] when visiting his younger half-brother Æthelred (age 12) and his [Æthelred's] mother Aelfthryth (age 33). He was buried in Wareham, Dorset [Map] without ceremony. His half brother King Æthelred "Unready" II of England (age 12) succeeded II King England.

Florence of Worcester Continuation. 18 Mar 978. Edward, king of England (age 16), was foully murdered at Corvesireate [Map], at the instigations of his step-mother, queen Elfthritha (age 33), and was buried at Wareham [Map] without royal pomp.

William of Malmesbury Book 2 Chapter 9. 18 Mar 978. Meanwhile king Edward (age 16) conducted himself with becoming affection to his infant brother (age 12) and his step-mother (age 33); he retained only the name of king, and gave them the power; following the footsteps of his father's piety, and giving both his attention and his heart to good council. The woman (age 33), however, with that hatred which a step-mother only can entertain, began to meditate a subtle stratagem, in order that not even the title of king might be wanting to her child, and to lay a treacherous snare for her son-in-law [step-son], which she accomplished in the following manner. He was returning home, tired with the chase and gasping with thirst from the exercise, while his companions were following the dogs in different directions as it happened, when hearing that they dwelt in a neighbouring mansion, the youth proceeded thither at full speed, unattended and unsuspecting, as he judged of others by his own feelings. On his arrival, alluring him to her with female blandishment, she made him lean forward, and after saluting him while he was eagerly drinking from the cup which had been presented, the dagger of an attendant pierced him through. Dreadfully wounded, with all his remaining strength he clapped spurs to his horse in order to join his companions; when one foot slipping, he was dragged by the other through the trackless paths and recesses of the wood, while the streaming blood gave evidence of his death to his followers. Moreover, they then commanded him to be ingloriously interred at Wareham; envying him even holy ground when dead, as they had envied him his royal dignity while living. They now publicly manifested their extreme joy as if they had buried his memory with his body; but God's all-seeing eye was there, who ennobled the innocent victim by the glory of miracles. So much is human outweighed by heavenly judgment. For there lights were shown from above; there the lame walked; there the dumb resumed his fticulty of speech; there every malady gave way to health. The fame of this pervading all England, proclaimed the merits of the martyr. The murderess excited by it, attempted a progress thither; and was already urging forward the horse slie had mounted, when she perceived the manifest anger of God; for the same creature which she had heretofore constantly ridden, and which was used to outstrip the very wind in speed, now by command of God, stood motionless. The attendants, both with whips and clamours, urged him forward that he might carry his noble mistress with his usual readiness; but their labour was in vain. They changed the horse; and the same circumstance recurred. Her obdurate heart, though late, perceived the meaning of the miracle; wherefore, what she was not herself permitted to do, she suffered to be performed by another: for that Elferius, whom I before blamed for destroying the monasteries, repenting of his rashness, and being deeply distressed in mind, took up the sacred corpse from its unworthy burial-place, and paid it just and distinguished honours at Shaftesbury [Map]. He did not escape unpunished, however, for, within a year afterwards, he was eaten of the vermin which we call lice. Moreover, since a mind unregulated is a torment to itself, and a restless spirit endures its own peculiar punishment in this life, Elfthrida declining from her regal pride, became extremely penitent; so that at Werewell [Map], for many years, she clothed her pampered body in hair-cloth, slept at night upon the ground without a pillow; and mortified her flesh with every kind of penance. She was a beautiful woman; singularly faithful to her husband; but deserving punishment from the commission of so great a crime. It is believed and commonly reported, that from her violence to Edward, the country for a long time after groaned under the yoke of barbarian servitude.

Anglo-Saxon Chronicle. 978. This year was King Edward (age 16) slain, at eventide, at Corfe-gate [Map], on the fifteenth day before the calends of April. And he was buried at Wareham, Dorset [Map] without any royal honour. No worse deed than this was ever done by the English nation since they first sought the land of Britain. Men murdered him but God has magnified him. He was in life an earthly king-he is now after death a heavenly saint. Him would not his earthly relatives avenge-but his heavenly father has avenged him amply. The earthly homicides would wipe out his memory from the earth-but the avenger above has spread his memory abroad in heaven and in earth. Those, Who would not before bow to his living body, now bow on their knees to His dead bones. Now we may conclude, that the wisdom of men, and their meditations, and their counsels, are as nought against the appointment of God. In this same year succeeded Ethelred Etheling (age 12), his brother, to the government; and he was afterwards very readily, and with great joy to the counsellors of England, consecrated king at Kingston [Map]. In the same year also died Alfwold, who was Bishop of Dorsetshire, and whose body lieth in the minster at Sherborn [Map].

On 18 Mar 1190 at Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk [Map] fifty-seven of the Jewish population were murdered.

On 18 Mar 1445 Richard Plantagenet 3rd Duke of York (age 33) met Margaret of Anjou (age 14) at Pontoise [Map] on his mission to bring her back to England for her marriage to King Henry VI of England and II of France (age 23).

Letters 1536. 18 Mar 1536. Vienna Archives. 495. Chapuys (age 46) to Granvelle.

Knows not what to add to what he has written to the Emperor, except that he has been informed that of late the King said triumphantly at a full table how the Pope, fearing the Emperor's approach to Rome, had furnished the castle of St. Angelo to withdraw into, and was raising foot soldiers for the same reason. He also said that the marquis of Guasto had killed the marquis of Villa Franca, which was a very awkward thing for the Emperor. These are all French inventions, which this King has no great difficulty in believing. You will see by the letters I write to his Majesty, the gentle device of this King to extract money on pretext of charity by means of the offerings. If it succeed, as no doubt it will, he will gain an immense sum of money, for he will impose a tax according to his will which everyone will have to offer, and not engage to do so for once but for all the other innumerable inventions that this King daily puts forward in order to get money, at which the people is terribly grieved and almost desperate, but no man dare complain. The new amours of this King with the young lady [Jane Seymour (age 27)] of whom I have before written still go on, to the intense rage of the concubine (age 35); and the King fifteen days ago put into his chamber the young lady's brother (age 36).

London, 18 March 1535Fr., from a modern copy, pp. 2.

On 10 Mar 1538 Philip Hoby (age 33) arrived in Brussels [Map] with Hans Holbein The Younger (age 41) having been sent by Thomas Cromwell 1st Earl Essex (age 53) to procure a portrait of Christina Oldenburg Duchess Lorraine (age 16). King Henry VIII of England and Ireland (age 46) received the protrait on 18 Mar 1538 and was reported to have been pleased.

Diary of Edward VI. 18 Mar 1551. The lady Mary (age 35) my sister came to me to Whestmuster1, wheare after salutacions she was called with my counsel into a chambre, where was declared how long I had suffered her masse against my will2 in hope of her reconciliation, and how now, being no hope, wich I perceived by her lettres, except I saw some short amendement, I could not beare it. She answerid that her soul was God('s), and her faith she wold not chaung, nor dissemble hir opinion with contrary doinges. It was said I constrained not her faith, but willed her (not as a king to rule, but3) as a subject to obey. And that her esaumple might breed to much inconvenience.

Note 1. "The XV. day of March the lady Mary rode through London unto Saynt John's [at Clerkenwell], her place, with fifty knights and gentlemen in velvet coats and chains of gold afore her, and after her fourscore gentlemen and ladies, every one having a pair of beads of black. She rode through Chepeside and through Smithfield. The xvij. day [not 18 as in the King's Journal] my lady Mary rode from Saynt John's through Fleet-street unto the court at Westminster, with many noblemen, of lords and knights and gentlemen, and ladies and gentlewomen; and at the court-gate she alighted, and was received by mr. Wingtield, the comptroller of the King's house, and many lords and knights, and so she was brought through the hall into the chamber of presence, and so she tarried there, and had a goodly banquet, two hom-s. And soon after she took her horse and rode unto Saynt John's; and there she lay all night; and on the morrow her Grace rode to New hall in Essex; and there bided in grace, with honour, thanked be God and the King her brother." — Machyn's Diary, p. 5.

Note 2. These words are struck through with the King's pen.

Note 3. These words are inserted above the line.

Henry Machyn's Diary. 18 Mar 1554. The xviij day of Marche was kared to the Towre of London [Map] my lade Elsabeth('s) (age 20) grace, the quen('s) (age 38) syster, a-for none.

Wriothesley's Chronicle 18 Mar 1554. 18 Mar 1554. The xviii of Marche, beinge Palme Sunday, the Ladie Elizabeth (age 20) was had to the Tower from Westminster by water privelie, after the Queene (age 38) had gone a procession, which was about x of the clock in the forenoone.

The same Palme Sunday the old service after the use of Sarum in Latyn was begone agayne and kept in Paules and other parishes, within the Cittie of London, with allso bearinge of Palmes, and creepinge to the Crosse on Good Fridaye, with the Sepulcher lights and the Resurrection on Easter daye.

Allso the Scriptures written on Rood-lofts and about the churches in London, with the armes of England, was washed out againste the feast of Easter in moste parte of all the parishe churches of the diocesse of London. And Dr. Feknama was made Deane of Paules, and Dr. May putt owt, and the sacrament of the aulter hanged or sett on the aulter in everie parishe churche.

Note a. John Feckenham.

On 18 Mar 1601 Charles Danvers (age 33) and Christopher Blount (age 36) was beheaded for their part in the Essex Rebellion.

On 18 Mar 1609 Frederick III King Denmark was born to Christian IV King Denmark (age 31).

Pepy's Diary. 18 Mar 1669. Thence to visit Ned Pickering (age 51) and his lady (age 36), and Creed and his wife, but the former abroad, and the latter out of town, gone to my Lady Pickering's (age 43) in Northamptonshire, upon occasion of the late death of their brother, Oliver Pickering, a youth, that is dead of the smallpox. So my wife and I to Dancre's (age 44) to see the pictures; and thence to Hyde Park, the first time we were there this year, or ever in our own coach, where with mighty pride rode up and down, and many coaches there; and I thought our horses and coach as pretty as any there, and observed so to be by others. Here staid till night, and so home, and to the office, where busy late, and so home to supper and to bed, with great content, but much business in my head of the office, which troubles me.

On 18 Mar 1696 Robert Charnock (age 33) was hanged for his involvement in the 1696 Plot to Assassinate King William III.

Minutes of the Society of Antiquaries. 18 Mar 1719. Mr Vertue according to order having been at Kensington to view the copy of Holbein's picture of Henry the Eighth on the wall at Whitehall reports that the picture is about 4 foot long 3 foot broad wherein are the effigies of the King and his Queen, Henry VII and his Queen but the faces are so small that if it be reduced to a size fit for engraving he thinks it will not answer the intentions of the Society.

On 18 Mar 1808 Thomas James Agar aka Agar-Robartes 1st Baron Robartes was born to Charles Bagenal Agar (age 38) and Anna Maria Hunt.

On 18 Mar 1809 Major-General Robert Wrey (age 88) was buried at St Peter's Church, Tawstock [Map]. Inscription: In Memory of ROBERT WREY Esqre Major General in the Portuguese Service, and Governor of CHAVES, departed this Life 18th Day of March 1809, aged 88 Years, Sincerely regretted by numerous Friends, and most by those who knew him best. Also of ANNE (age 84) his Wife, who was the Daughter of Dean MEAD of CORK, She died the 3rd Day of Novr 1813, at the advanced Age of Eighty Years, much beloved and respected.

Major-General Robert Wrey: On or before 13 Mar 1721 he was born to Bourchier Wrey 5th Baronet and Diana Rolle. He was baptised at St Peter's Church, Tawstock on 13 Mar 1730. Coefficient of inbreeding 6.36%. In 1750 Major-General Robert Wrey and Anne Meade were married. Before 18 Mar 1809 Major-General Robert Wrey died. This date may be wrong since it is the day of his burial?

Anne Meade: Around 1725 she was born to William Meade. On 03 Nov 1813 she died.

On 18 Mar 1813 William Calder Marshall was born to William Marshall and Annie Calder at either Gilmour Place in Edinburgh or Stevenage, Hertfordshire.

On 18 Mar 1848 Princess Louise Caroline Alberta Windsor Duchess Argyll was born to Prince Albert Saxe Coburg Gotha (age 28) and Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom (age 28). Coefficient of inbreeding 7.16%.

After 18 Mar 1853. St Peter and St Paul's Church, Rock [Map]. Memorial slab of Henry Lingen and his family.

On 18 Mar 1913 George I King Greece (age 67) died. His son Constantine I King Greece (age 44) succeeded I King Greece. Sophia Hohenzollern Queen Consort Greece (age 42) by marriage Queen Consort Greece.

On 18 Mar 1948 Brigadier-General Claude Berners Westmacott (deceased) was buried with full military honours at Church of St John Wall, Staffordshire [Map]. The Colonel of the Regiment, Brigadier B. C. S. Clarke, D.S.O., who was his Adjutant 1912-1914, together with Lieut.-Colonel L. G. H. Bryant, Commanding at Norton, represented the Regiment at the funeral. A bugler of the Regiment sounded the "Last Post" and "Reveille," and a beautiful wreath was sent by the Regiment.

After 18 Mar 1963. All Saints Church, Sudbury [Map]. Monument to Francis William Lawrance Venables-Vernon 9th Baron Vernon (deceased) and his wife Violet Miriam Nightingale Clay Baroness Vernon (age 68).

Francis William Lawrance Venables-Vernon 9th Baron Vernon: In 1889 he was born to George William Henry Venables-Vernon 7th Baron Vernon and Frances Margaret Lawrance Baroness Vernon. On 09 Feb 1915 Francis William Lawrance Venables-Vernon 9th Baron Vernon and Violet Miriam Nightingale Clay Baroness Vernon were married. On 11 Nov 1916 George Francis Augustus Venables-Vernon 8th Baron Vernon died at Malta. His brother Francis William Lawrance Venables-Vernon 9th Baron Vernon succeeded 9th Baron Vernon of Kinderton in Cheshire. Violet Miriam Nightingale Clay Baroness Vernon by marriage Baroness Vernon of Kinderton in Cheshire. On 18 Mar 1963 Francis William Lawrance Venables-Vernon 9th Baron Vernon died.

Violet Miriam Nightingale Clay Baroness Vernon: Around 1895 she was born to Colonel Charles Herbert Clay and Violet Harriet Nightingale. On 28 Sep 1978 she died.

Births on the 18th March

On 18 Mar 1395 John Holland 2nd Duke Exeter was born to John Holland 1st Duke Exeter (age 43) and Elizabeth Lancaster Duchess Exeter (age 32) at Dartington, Devon. He a great grandson of King Edward III of England.

On 18 Mar 1523 Anne Talbot Countess Pembroke was born to George Talbot 4th Earl of Shrewsbury (age 55) and Elizabeth Walden (age 32).

On 18 Mar 1609 Frederick III King Denmark was born to Christian IV King Denmark (age 31).

On 18 Mar 1683 Ralph Verney 1st Earl Verney was born to John Verney 1st Viscount Fermanagh (age 42) and Elizabeth Palmer.

On 18 Mar 1740 George Beauclerk was born to Henry Beauclerk (age 38) and Martha Lovelace. He a great grandson of King Charles II of England Scotland and Ireland.

On 18 Mar 1791 John "Good Earl" Talbot 16th Earl of Shrewsbury was born to John Joseph Talbot (age 25) and Catherine Clifton (age 18).

On 18 Mar 1791 Charles Talbot was born to John Joseph Talbot (age 25) and Catherine Clifton (age 18).

On 18 Mar 1798 Elizabeth Knight was born to Thomas Andrew Knight of Downton Castle in Herefordshire (age 38).

On 18 Mar 1808 Thomas James Agar aka Agar-Robartes 1st Baron Robartes was born to Charles Bagenal Agar (age 38) and Anna Maria Hunt.

On 18 Mar 1808 John Villiers Shelley 7th Baronet was born to John Shelley 6th Baronet (age 36).

On 18 Mar 1813 William Calder Marshall was born to William Marshall and Annie Calder at either Gilmour Place in Edinburgh or Stevenage, Hertfordshire.

On 18 Mar 1821 Henry Strickland was born to George Strickland 7th Baronet (age 38) and Mary Constable.

On 18 Mar 1825 Georgiana Creed was born.

On 18 Mar 1828 Son Wentworth-Fitzwilliam was born to Charles Wentworth-Fitzwilliam 5th and 3rd Earl Fitzwilliam (age 41) and Mary Dundas (age 40). He died the same day. Coefficient of inbreeding 6.25%.

On 18 Mar 1837 President Grosvenor Cleveland was born.

On 18 Mar 1848 Princess Louise Caroline Alberta Windsor Duchess Argyll was born to Prince Albert Saxe Coburg Gotha (age 28) and Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom (age 28). Coefficient of inbreeding 7.16%.

On 18 Mar 1869 Primeminister Neville Chamberlain was born to Joseph Chamberlain (age 32).

On 18 Mar 1887 David Cecil Bingham was born to Major-General Cecil Edward Bingham (age 25).

On 18 Mar 1890 Jane Seymour was born to Reverend Victor Alexander Seymour (age 31).

On 18 Mar 1913 Margaret Geddes was born to Auckland Geddes 1st Baron Geddes (age 33).

On 18 Mar 1914 Ernest Augustus Hanover was born to Ernest Augustus Hanover Duke Brunswick (age 26) and Viktoria Luise Hohenzollern Duchess Brunswick (age 21). He a great x 2 grandson of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom.

On 18 Mar 1918 Charles North was born to Frederick George North 8th Earl Guildford (age 41).

On 18 Mar 1947 John Hamilton Spencer-Smith 7th Baronet was born to Thomas Cospatric Hamilton-Spencer-Smith 6th Baronet (age 29).

Marriages on the 18th March

Before 18 Mar 1217 Hugh Giffard (age 22) and Sibyl Cormeilles (age 24) were married.

Before 18 Mar 1434 Richard Strange 3rd Baron Dunster 7th Baron Strange Knockin (age 52) and Elizabeth Cobham Baroness Strange and Mohun (age 15) were married. She by marriage Baroness Strange Knockin, Baroness Mohun of Dunster. The difference in their ages was 37 years.

Around 18 Mar 1453 John Scrope 4th Baron Scrope Masham (age 65) and Matilda Greystoke Baroness Scrope Masham (age 27) were married. She by marriage Baroness Scrope Masham. The difference in their ages was 38 years. She a great x 2 granddaughter of King Edward III of England.

On 18 Mar 1644 Henry Danvers (age 22) and Anne Coke were married.

Before 18 Mar 1654 Charles Fairfax 5th Viscount Fairfax and Abigail Yate were married. She by marriage Viscountess Fairfax of Emley in Tipperary.

Before 18 Mar 1683 John Verney 1st Viscount Fermanagh (age 42) and Elizabeth Palmer were married.

On 18 Mar 1728 Henry Bromley 1st Baron Montfort (age 22) and Frances Wyndham (age 23) were married.

Before 18 Mar 1748 Arthur Charles Stanhope (age 32) and Mary Thornhagh were married.

On 18 Mar 1771 John Thorold 9th Baronet (age 36) and Jane Hayford Lady Thorold were married.

On 18 Mar 1777 Edward Sacherevell Wilmot aka Wilmot-Sitwell (age 28) and Lucy Wheeler (age 23) were married.

Before 18 Mar 1791 Moreton Walhouse and Frances Littleton were married.

On 18 Mar 1793 Henry Howard (age 35) and Catherine Marie Mary Charlotte Neave (age 23) were married.

On 18 Mar 1824 Oswald Smith (age 29) and Henrietta Mildred Hodgson (age 19) were married at St George's Church, Hanover Square (probably by her father who was Rector?).

On 18 Mar 1828 George Prévost 2nd Baronet (age 24) and Jane Williams Lady Prevost were married. She by marriage Lady Prevost of Belmont in Hampshire.

On 18 Mar 1837 John Gurney Hoare (age 26) and Caroline Barclay (age 25) were married at Dorking, Surrey [Map].

On 18 Mar 1865 John Lockwood Kipling (age 27) and Alice Macdonald (age 27) were married at St Mary Abbots Church, Kensington.

Deaths on the 18th March

On 18 Mar 978 King Edward "Martyr" I of England (age 16) was murdered at Corfe Castle, Dorset [Map] when visiting his younger half-brother Æthelred (age 12) and his [Æthelred's] mother Aelfthryth (age 33). He was buried in Wareham, Dorset [Map] without ceremony. His half brother King Æthelred "Unready" II of England (age 12) succeeded II King England.

On 18 Mar 1076 Ermengarde Blanche Ingelger Duchess Burgundy (age 58) died.

On 18 Mar 1103 Sybilla Conversano Duchess Normandy died.

On 18 Mar 1222 Yolande Coucy Countess Dreux (age 58) died.

On 18 Mar 1267 John Grey (age 62) died.

On 18 Mar 1272 John Fitzalan 7th Earl of Arundel (age 25) died. His son Richard Fitzalan 8th Earl of Arundel (age 5) succeeded 8th Earl Arundel Sussex.

On 18 Mar 1305 John Bigod (age 55) died at Settrington.

On 18 Mar 1386 Neil Loring (age 66) died.

On 18 Mar 1477 John Constable (age 52) died.

Around 18 Mar 1486 Isabel Bradbourne (age 59) died at Ratcliffe on Soar, Nottinghamshire [Map].

On 18 Mar 1496 Thomas Burgh 1st Baron Burgh (age 65) died. He was buried at Holy Trinity Church Gainsborough. His son Edward Burgh (age 33) was deemed insane so not summoned to Parliament; Baron Burgh extinct.

On 18 Mar 1508 Albert Wittelsbach IV Duke Bavaria (age 60) died. On 18 Mar 1508 His son William Wittelsbach IV Duke Bavaria (age 14) succeeded IV Duke Bavaria.

On 18 Mar 1511 Robert Strange of Elsing (age 32) died at Pakenham, Suffolk.

On 18 Mar 1513 Thomas Grenville (age 64) died.

On 18 Mar 1518 Robert Peyton (age 50) died.

On 18 Mar 1539 Robert Wingfield (age 75) died.

On 18 Mar 1550 Richard Grenville (age 56) died.

On 18 Mar 1576 Charles Hohenzollern (age 60) died.

On 18 Mar 1581 Frances Haselden (age 66) died.

Before 18 Mar 1598 Clement Ogle (age 52) died.

On 18 Mar 1601 Charles Danvers (age 33) and Christopher Blount (age 36) was beheaded for their part in the Essex Rebellion.

On 18 Mar 1638 Mary Cecil Countess Norwich died.

After 18 Mar 1650 Mary Arundell (age 40) died.

On 18 Mar 1654 Mary Beaumont Countess of Northampton (age 50) died.

On 18 Mar 1658 Thomas Wodehouse 2nd Baronet (age 73) died. His son Philip Wodehouse 3rd Baronet (age 49) succeeded 3rd Baronet Woodhouse of Wilberhall.

On 18 Mar 1664 Jane Hele died.

After 18 Mar 1664 Elizabeth Maxwell Countess Winton died.

On or before 18 Mar 1668 Hannibal Baskerville (age 70) died. He was buried on 18 Mar 1668 at Sunningwell Oxfordshire.

On 18 Mar 1670 John Anderson 2nd Baronet (age 41) died. His son Edmund Anderson 3rd Baronet (age 9) succeeded 3rd Baronet Anderson of Broughton in Lincolnshire.

On 18 Mar 1675 Arthur Chichester 1st Earl Donegal (age 68) died. He was buried at St Nicholas' Church, Carrickfergus, County Antrim. His nephew Arthur Chichester 2nd Earl Donegal succeeded 2nd Earl Donegal, 3rd Viscount Chichester of Carrickfergus, 4th Baron Chichester of Belfast. Jane Ichyngham Countess Donegall by marriage Countess Donegal.

On 18 Mar 1677 Maria Susanne Luise von Degenfeld (age 42) died.

On 18 Mar 1687 John Conyers (age 65) died.

On 18 Mar 1690 William Portman 6th Baronet (age 46) died without issue. Baronet Portman of Orchard Portman in Somerset extinct. His estate was inherited by his aunt Anne's (age 77) son Henry Seymour. He also died without issue so the estate was inherited by his aunt Joan's great-grandson William Berkeley aka Portman (age 9).

On or before 18 Mar 1695 George Delaval of North Dissington (age 79) died. He was buried on 18 Mar 1695 at Newburn [Map].

On 18 Mar 1696 Robert Charnock (age 33) was hanged for his involvement in the 1696 Plot to Assassinate King William III.

On 18 Mar 1696 Anne St John Countess Rochester (age 81) died.

On 18 Mar 1712 Philip Lyon (age 18) died.

On 18 Mar 1729 Letitia Coote (age 71) died.

On 18 Mar 1745 Robert Walpole 1st Earl Orford (age 68) died. His son Robert Walpole 2nd Earl Orford (age 44) succeeded 2nd Earl Orford. Margaret Rolle Countess Orford (age 36) by marriage Countess Orford.

On 18 Mar 1746 John Digby (age 59) died.

On 18 Mar 1749 Matthew Decker 1st Baronet (age 70) died. Baronet Decker of London extinct.

On 18 Mar 1751 William Coventry 5th Earl Coventry (age 75) died. His son George Coventry 6th Earl Coventry (age 28) succeeded 6th Earl Coventry.

On or before 18 Mar 1758 Mary Thornhagh died. She was buried on 18 Mar 1758 at St Peter's Church, Shelford [Map].

On 18 Mar 1768 Laurence Sterne (age 54) died at his lodgings at 41 Old Bond Street.

On 18 Mar 1773 Thomas Hales 4th Baronet (age 47) died. His brother Philip Hales 5th Baronet (age 38) succeeded 5th Baronet Hales of Beakesbourne in Kent.

On 18 Mar 1773 Ludovic Grant 7th Baronet (age 66) died. His son James Grant 5th Earl Seafield (age 34) succeeded 8th Baronet Grant of Colquhoun.

On 18 Mar 1776 Mary Assheton Baroness Curzon (age 82) died.

On 18 Mar 1780 Susanna Kennedy Countess Winton (age 90) died at Auchans Castle, Auchans.

On 18 Mar 1793 Thomas Woods Knollys 7th Earl Banbury (age 65) died. He was buried at Winchester Cathedral [Map]. His son William Knollys 8th Earl Banbury (age 30) de jure 8th Earl Banbury, 7th Viscount Wallingford, 7th Baron Knollys.

On 18 Mar 1800 Marianne Durant died. She was buried at St Bartholemew's Church, Tong [Map].

Before 18 Mar 1809 Major-General Robert Wrey (age 88) died. This date may be wrong since it is the day of his burial?

On 18 Mar 1814 Margaret Georgiana Poyntz Countess Spencer (age 76) died.

On 18 Mar 1835 Hugh Courtenay (age 1) died.

On 18 Mar 1843 William Montagu 5th Duke Manchester (age 71) died. His son George Montagu 6th Duke Manchester (age 43) succeeded 6th Duke Manchester, 9th Earl Manchester, 9th Viscount Mandeville, 9th Baron Montagu of Kimbolton. Millicent Sparrow Duchess Manchester (age 45) by marriage Duchess Manchester.

On 18 Mar 1844 Charles Watkin Cholmondeley (age 17) died.

On 18 Mar 1844 Maria Forbes Countess Clarendon (age 83) died.

On 18 Mar 1856 Henry Pottinger 1st Baronet (age 66) died. His son Frederick Pottinger 2nd Baronet (age 25) succeeded 2nd Baronet Pottinger of Richmond.

On 18 Mar 1881 Mildred Arabella Charlotte Gascoyne-Cecil (age 58) died.

On 18 Mar 1881 Emily Caroline Bertie (age 70) died.

On 18 Mar 1883 Violet Catherine Beckett-Denison (age 22) died.

On 18 Mar 1884 Arthur Douglas Bateman Scott 5th and 4th Baronet (age 23) died. His uncle Edward Dolman Scott 6th and 5th Baronet (age 58) succeeded 6th Baronet Scott of Great Barr in Staffordshire, 5th Baronet Bateman of Hartington Hall in Derbyshire.

On 18 Mar 1898 Reverend Thomas Parry Garnier (age 57) died.

On 18 Mar 1903 Frederick Tryon (age 89) died.

On 18 Mar 1913 George I King Greece (age 67) died. His son Constantine I King Greece (age 44) succeeded I King Greece. Sophia Hohenzollern Queen Consort Greece (age 42) by marriage Queen Consort Greece.

On 18 Mar 1914 Florence Maude Baroness Braybrooke died.

On 18 Mar 1915 Mildred Venables-Vernon (age 62) died.

On 18 Mar 1918 Albinia Frances Brodrick (age 86) died.

On 18 Mar 1965 Mary Percy (age 86) died.

On 18 Mar 1966 Kathleen Pelham Burn Countess Drogheda (age 79) died.

On 18 Mar 1969 Lilian Mordaunt (age 87) died.

On 18 Mar 1994 Alvilde Bridges Viscountess Chaplin (age 84) died.

On 18 Mar 2010 June Mary Ponsonby (age 86) died.