On this Day in History ... 20th August

20 Aug is in August.

1119 Battle of Bremule

1297 Battle of Furnes

1517 Sweating Sickness Outbreak

1665 Great Plague of London

1702 Parliament 1A1

1868 Abergele Railway Disaster

Events on the 20th August

Anglo-Saxon Chronicle. 651. This year King Oswin was slain, on the twentieth day of August; and within twelve nights afterwards died Bishop Aidan, on the thirty-first of August.

On 20 Aug 651 King Oswine of Deira was killed at Gilling East. He was buried at Tynemouth Priory [Map].

On 20 Aug 1119 at the Battle of Bremule at Gaillardbois Cressenville King Henry I "Beauclerc" England (age 51) and his son William Adelin Normandy Duke Normandy (age 16) defeated the army of Louis "Fat" VI King France (age 37) who had invaded Normandy in support of William Clito Normandy Count Flanders (age 16) who claimed the Duchy of Normandy.

On 20 Aug 1255 Louis Capet (age 11) was betrothed to Berengaria Ivrea (age 2) daughter of Alfonso X King Castile X King Leon (age 33) and, for a brief time, heir to the throne of Castile.

On 20 Aug 1270 King Edward "Longshanks" I of England (age 31) and Eleanor of Castile Queen Consort England (age 29) sailed from Dover, Kent [Map] to Tunis via Sicily. On arrival at Sicily King Charles Capet of Sicily (age 43), brother of the recently deceased King Louis IX of France (age 56), had signed a treaty with the Emir so Edward returned to Sicily.

On 20 Aug 1297 Philip Artois (age 29) was wounded during the Battle of Furnes.

On 20 Aug 1503 Margaret Tudor Queen Scotland (age 13) attended mass at St Giles' Cathedral, Edinburgh.

On 20 Aug 1517 Cardinal Antoine Perrenot de Granvelle was born.

Letters and Papers 1517. 20 Aug 1517. R.O. 3608. SPINELLY to BRIAN TUKE.

Wrote yesterday with a packet for the Bp. of Helna, &c., and of a bill refused him by Galterotte on account of the sickness. Is in great favor there, and in a condition to do Wolsey effectual service. The wind is S.W. All things are aboard ready for a fair wind, which is expected about the opposition of this new moon. Begs he will see his patent sealed. Chievres told him the French had resolved to send Albany to Scotland, and he will take his passage by Brittany. In Chievres' absence the Lord Montayny will write to the Bp. of Helna. The Prince Palatine has left in disgrace because he presumed to write a letter to the Lady Eleanora, the King's sister, without the knowledge of the King, desiring her to marry him. The letter got abroad, and, though it was very honest, Chievres prevailed to have him punished for his presumption. The Prince is still there. News has come from Rome. The Lord of Nassau has killed divers Almains in the service of the Duke of Gueldres lying in the villages. Is to advertise Wolsey of the news, except touching the Lady Eleanora. Begs he will send him the man he spoke of. Middelburg, 20 Aug. 1517.

Hol., pp. 3. Add.

Letters and Papers 1528. 20 Aug 1528. Love Letters VII. 4648. Henry VIII (age 37) to Anne Boleyn (age 27).

Has got her a lodging by my Lord Cardinal's means, such as could not have been found hereabouts "for all causes," as the bearer will explain. Nothing more can be done in our other affairs, nor can all dangers be better provided against, so that I trust it will be hereafter to both our comforts; but I defer particulars, which would be too long to write, and not fit to trust to a messenger till your repair hither. I trust it will not be long "to-fore" I have caused my lord your father (age 51) to make his provisions with speed.

Evelyn's Diary. 20 Aug 1656. Was a confused election of Parliament called by the Usurper (age 57).

Evelyn's Diary. 20 Aug 1662. There were strong guards in the city this day, apprehending some tumults, many of the Presbyterian ministers not conforming. I dined with the Vice-Chamberlain, and then went to see the Queen-Mother (age 52), who was pleased to give me many thanks for the entertainment she received at my house, when she recounted to me many observable stories of the sagacity of some dogs she formerly had.

Pepy's Diary. 20 Aug 1665. Lord's Day. Sir G. Carteret (age 55) come and walked by my bedside half an houre, talking and telling me how my Lord is in this unblameable in all this ill-successe, he having followed orders; and that all ought to be imputed to the falsenesse of the King (age 35) of Denmarke, who, he told me as a secret, had promised to deliver up the Dutch ships to us, and we expected no less; and swears it will, and will easily, be the ruine of him and his kingdom, if we fall out with him, as we must in honour do; but that all that can be, must be to get the fleete out again to intercept De Witt, who certainly will be coming home with the East India ships, he being gone thither. He being gone, I up and with Fenn, being ready to walk forth to see the place; and I find it to be a very noble seat in a noble forest, with the noblest prospect towards Windsor, and round about over many countys, that can be desired; but otherwise a very melancholy place, and little variety save only trees. I had thoughts of going home by water, and of seeing Windsor Chappell [Map] and Castle [Map], but finding at my coming in that Sir G. Carteret (age 55) did prevent me in speaking for my sudden return to look after business, I did presently eat a bit off the spit about 10 o'clock, and so took horse for Stanes, and thence to Brainford to Mr. Povy's (age 51), the weather being very pleasant to ride in. Mr. Povy (age 51) not being at home I lost my labour, only eat and drank there with his lady, and told my bad newes, and hear the plague is round about them there. So away to Brainford [Map]; and there at the inn that goes down to the water-side, I 'light and paid off my post-horses, and so slipped on my shoes, and laid my things by, the tide not serving, and to church, where a dull sermon, and many Londoners. After church to my inn, and eat and drank, and so about seven o'clock by water, and got between nine and ten to Queenhive, very dark. And I could not get my waterman to go elsewhere for fear of the plague.

On 20 Aug 1702 William Bowes of Streatlam (age 45) was elected MP Durham during the Parliament 1A1.

After 20 Aug 1790. Monmument to Richard Young died and his parents Robert and Mary Young. St Andrew's Church, Brympton d'Evercy [Map].

On 20 Aug 1868 the Irish Mail train collided with goods wagons. The force of the collision derailed the engine, its tender and the leading guard's van. Two runaway wagons next to the brake van, which carried 50 wooden barrels, holding about 1,700 gallons of paraffin oil caught fire. The engine, tender, guard's van and the first three-passenger carriages were instantly enveloped in dense smoke and flames, which soon spread to the fourth carriage and the front of the leading post office van. This prevented any immediate attempt to rescue the occupants of the first four carriages, who all died.

Henry Maxwell 7th Baron Farnham (age 69) and his wife Anna Frances Esther Stapleton (age 63) were killed.

On 20 Aug 1871 Sybil Mary St Clair-Erskine Countess of Westmorland was born to Robert St Clair-Erskine 4th Earl of Rosslyn (age 38) and Blanche Adeliza Fitzroy (age 31).

On 20 Aug 1914 Reverend Edmund Thomas Daubeney (age 74) died. On 30 Mar 1926 Mary Castle (age 86) died. They were buried in churchyard of Church of St George, South Acre [Map].

Reverend Edmund Thomas Daubeney: On 14 Jul 1840 he was born to Edmund Joseph Daubeney. Before 20 Aug 1914 he and Mary Castle were married.

Mary Castle: Around 1840 she was born.

Births on the 20th August

On 20 Aug 1517 Cardinal Antoine Perrenot de Granvelle was born.

On 20 Aug 1571 Charles Guise I Duke Guise was born to Henry 1st Duke Guise (age 20) and Catherine of Cleves (age 23). Coefficient of inbreeding 2.44%.

On or before 20 Aug 1581 George Evelyn of West Dean was born to John Evelyn of Godstone (age 26). He was baptised 20 Aug 1581.

On 20 Aug 1626 Francis Oldenburg was born to Philip Oldenburg (age 42).

On 20 Aug 1661 Catherine Montagu was born to Edward Montagu 1st Earl Sandwich (age 36) and Jemima Crew Countess Sandwich (age 36).

On 20 Aug 1695 Marie Louise Élisabeth Bourbon Duchess Berry was born to Philippe Bourbon II Duke Orléans (age 21) and Françoise Marie Bourbon Duchess Orléans (age 18). She a great x 3 granddaughter of King James I of England and Ireland and VI of Scotland. Coefficient of inbreeding 7.39%.

On 20 Aug 1702 Catherine Sitwell was born to William Sitwell (age 39) and Mary Reresby.

On 20 Aug 1705 Henry Bromley 1st Baron Montfort was born to John Bromley (age 23).

On 20 Aug 1719 Anna-Maria Roper was born to Henry Roper 8th Baron Teynham (age 43) and Anne Lennard 16th Baroness Dacre Gilsland Baroness Teynham (age 35). She a great granddaughter of King Charles II of England Scotland and Ireland.

On 20 Aug 1727 Karoline Ernestine of Erbach Schonberg was born to George August Count of Erbach Schonberg (age 36) and Ferdinande Henriette Countess of Stolberg Gedern (age 27).

On 20 Aug 1737 Maria Susanna Bransby was born to James Bransby (age 23) and Anna Maria Paston.

On 20 Aug 1741 Henry Herbert 1st Earl Carnarvon was born to William Herbert (age 45) and Catherine Elizabeth Tewes.

On or before 20 Aug 1744 John Lubbock 1st Baronet was born to Reverend William Lubbock (age 43) and Elizabeth Cooper. He was baptised on 20 Aug 1744.

On 20 Aug 1752 Princess Friederike of Hesse-Darmstadt was born to Prince George William of Hesse-Darmstadt (age 30) and Countess Maria Louise Albertine of Leiningen-Dagsburg-Falkenburg (age 23).

On 20 Aug 1757 Friedrich Karl Ludwig Oldenburg I Duke Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck was born to Karl Anton Oldenburg I Duke Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck and Frederica Charlotte Dohna Schlodien Duchess Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck at Königsberg.

On 20 Aug 1766 Elisabeth Beauclerk was born to Topham Beauclerk (age 26) and Diana Spencer Viscountess St John and Bolingbroke (age 32). She was a twin with Mary Day Beauclerk. She a great x 2 granddaughter of King Charles II of England Scotland and Ireland.

On 20 Aug 1766 Mary Day Beauclerk was born to Topham Beauclerk (age 26) and Diana Spencer Viscountess St John and Bolingbroke (age 32). She was a twin with Elisabeth Beauclerk. She a great x 2 granddaughter of King Charles II of England Scotland and Ireland.

On 20 Aug 1767 William Russell was born to Francis Russell and Elizabeth Keppel (age 28). He a great x 2 grandson of King Charles II of England Scotland and Ireland.

On 20 Aug 1771 Mark Masterman-Sykes 3rd Baronet was born to Christopher Sykes 2nd Baronet (age 22) and Elizabeth Tatton (age 23).

On 20 Aug 1790 Georgina Elizabeth Moncrieffe Countess Bradford was born to Thomas Moncrieffe 5th Baronet (age 32).

On 20 Aug 1794 Elizabeth Martineau was born to Thomas Martineau (age 30).

On 20 Aug 1806 Archibald Acheson 3rd Earl Gosford was born to Archibald Acheson 2nd Earl Gosford (age 30) and Mary Sparrow Countess Gosford (age 29).

On or before 20 Aug 1809 Thomas Goodwin was born to Thomas Goodwin and Ann Hollis. He was baptised on 20 Aug 1809 at All Saints Church, Youlgreave [Map].

On 20 Aug 1821 William Bromley-Davenport was born.

On 20 Aug 1822 Vere Paulett was born to John Paulett 5th Earl Paulett (age 39).

On 20 Aug 1827 Frances Mary Claxton was born to Richard Claxton and Ann Francis. She was baptised on 09 Sep 1827.

On 20 Aug 1838 Major-General Peter Ewart 1st Baronet was born.

On 20 Aug 1859 Humphrey Napier Sturt 2nd Baron Alington was born to Henry Gerard Sturt 1st Baron Alington (age 34) and Augusta Bingham Baroness Alington (age 27). Coefficient of inbreeding 6.25%.

On 20 Aug 1864 Frances Geraldine Manners was born to George John Manners (age 44) and Adeliza Matilda Fitzalan (age 35). Coefficient of inbreeding 1.64%.

On 20 Aug 1871 Sybil Mary St Clair-Erskine Countess of Westmorland was born to Robert St Clair-Erskine 4th Earl of Rosslyn (age 38) and Blanche Adeliza Fitzroy (age 31).

On 20 Aug 1916 Michael Henry Croft 2nd Baron Croft was born to Henry Page Croft 1st Baron Croft (age 35) and Nancy Beatrice Borwick Baroness Croft (age 31).

On 20 Aug 1926 Michael Temple Canfield was born illegitimately to Prince George Windsor 1st Duke Kent (age 23) and Alice "Kiki" Preston aka Gwynne (age 28). His father more certain than his mother. He a grandson of George V King United Kingdom.

Marriages on the 20th August

On 20 Aug 1195 William Montgomery IV Count Ponthieu (age 16) and Alys Capet Countess Ponthieu (age 34) were married. She by marriage Countess Ponthieu. She the daughter of Louis VII King Franks and Constance of Castile. He the son of John Montgomery I Count Ponthieu and Beatrice St Pol Countess Ponthieu (age 50). They were third cousin once removed.

On 20 Aug 1547 William Cavendish (age 42) and Bess of Hardwick (age 20) were married. The difference in their ages was 22 years.

Before 20 Aug 1548 Edmund Grey (age 43) and Elizabeth Spelman were married.

Before 20 Aug 1580 George Bowes (age 53) and Jane Talbot were married.

On 20 Aug 1593 Robert Carey 1st Earl Monmouth (age 33) and Elizabeth Trevannion Countess Monmouth (age 30) were married.

On 20 Aug 1635 Henry Vaughan of Moccas Court in Herefordshire and Frances Pye (age 14) were married.

On 20 Aug 1660 John Burgoyne 2nd Baronet (age 42) and Anne Robinson Lady Burgoyne were married. She by marriage Lady Burgoyne of Sutton in Bedfordshire.

On 20 Aug 1719 Augustus III King Poland (age 22) and Maria Josepha of Austria (age 19) were married. She the daughter of Joseph I Holy Roman Emperor and Wilhelmine Amalie of Brunswick (age 46). They were second cousin once removed. She a great x 3 granddaughter of King James I of England and Ireland and VI of Scotland.

Around 20 Aug 1736 John Stuart 3rd Earl Bute (age 23) and Mary Wortley-Montagu Countess Bute (age 18) were married. He the son of James Stuart 2nd Earl Bute and Anne Campbell Countess Bute (age 50).

On 20 Aug 1760 William Bagot 1st Baron Bagot (age 32) and Elizabeth St John Baroness Bagot were married.

Before 20 Aug 1771 Christopher Sykes 2nd Baronet (age 22) and Elizabeth Tatton (age 23) were married.

On 20 Aug 1777 Philip Stanhope 5th Earl Chesterfield (age 21) and Anne Thistlewayte 5th Countess Chesterfield were married. She by marriage Countess Chesterfield.

Before 20 Aug 1806 Archibald Acheson 2nd Earl Gosford (age 30) and Mary Sparrow Countess Gosford (age 29) were married. He the son of Arthur Acheson 1st Earl Gosford (age 61) and Millicent Pole Countess Gosford (age 56).

On 20 Aug 1816 John Perceval (age 23) and Elizabeth Anne Brudenell (age 21) were married. She the daughter of Robert Brudenell 6th Earl Cardigan (age 47) and Penelope Cooke Countess Cardigan (age 46).

On 20 Aug 1825 George Lionel Dawson-Damer (age 36) and Mary Georgiana Seymour (age 26) were married. He the son of John Dawson 1st Earl Portarlington and Caroline Stuart Countess Portarlington. She a great x 3 granddaughter of King James II of England Scotland and Ireland.

On 20 Aug 1846 Andrew Agnew 8th Baronet (age 28) and Mary Arabella Louisa Noel were married. She the daughter of Charles Noel 1st Earl Gainsborough (age 64) and Arabella Hamlyn-Williams.

On 20 Aug 1896 Robert Grimston (age 36) and Gertrude Mary Amelia Villiers were married. He the son of James Walter Grimston 2nd Earl Verulam and Elizabeth Joanna Weyland Countess Verulam.

Before 20 Aug 1914 Reverend Edmund Thomas Daubeney (age 74) and Mary Castle (age 74) were married.

Before 20 Aug 1915 Captain Claude Clerk and Sylvia Cecilia Maria Ser-Antoni were married.

On 20 Aug 1927 Thomas Palk Carew 10th Baronet (age 37) and Phyllis Evelyn Mayman Lady Carew were married.

Deaths on the 20th August

On 20 Aug 651 King Oswine of Deira was killed at Gilling East. He was buried at Tynemouth Priory [Map].

On 20 Aug 1097 Albert Azzo II Margrave of Milan (age 88) died.

On 20 Aug 1326 John St Leger of Offley (age 32) died at Wartling Hailsham.

On 20 Aug 1421 Bishop Richard Boteville died.

On 20 Aug 1480 James Strangeways (age 70) died at Harsley Castle [Map].

On 20 Aug 1484 Ippolita Maria Sforza (age 38) died.

On 20 Aug 1487 Jacques Luxemburg (age 42) died.

On 20 Aug 1532 Catherine Dacre (age 47) died.

On 20 Aug 1548 Edmund Grey (age 43) died.

On 20 Aug 1548 James Leybourne (age 58) died.

On 20 Aug 1580 George Bowes (age 53) died at Shetland Islands.

On 20 Aug 1592 William "Younger" Welf Duke Brunswick-Lüneburg (age 57) died.

On 20 Aug 1603 Richard Dudley (age 20) died.

On 20 Aug 1616 Walter Hastings (age 72) died in Muxloe, Leicestershire.

On 20 Aug 1618 Michael Lister (age 54) died.

On 20 Aug 1628 Charles Morrison (age 41) died.

On 20 Aug 1630 Richard Lennard 13th Baron Dacre Gilsland (age 34) died. He was buried at Herstmonceux. His son Francis Lennard 14th Baron Dacre Gilsland (age 11) succeeded 14th Baron Dacre Gilsland.

On 20 Aug 1632 Dorothy St John Countess Bath died. She was buried on 21 Aug 1632 at St Peter's Church, Tawstock [Map]. There are letters from her husband Edward Bourchier 4th Earl Bath (age 42) and from the Earl of Bedford, both dat. 26 May 1633, referring to "the fresh sense he hath of the loss of so noble a wife," and to his unwillingness on that account to marry "Mistress Dorothy Seymour," as suggested by the King.

On 20 Aug 1645 John Monson (age 41) died.

On 20 Aug 1647 Robert Kemp 1st Baronet died. His son Robert Kemp 2nd Baronet (age 19) succeeded 2nd Baronet Kemp of Gissing in Norfolk.

On 20 Aug 1659 Dorothy Percy Countess Leicester (age 61) died.

On 20 Aug 1666 Anne Walmesley Lady Osborne (age 66) died.

On 20 Aug 1681 Unton Hawley (age 51) died.

On 20 Aug 1681 Elizabeth Malet Countess Rochester (age 30) died.

On 20 Aug 1682 Simon Bennett (age 58) died. He left three daughters two of whom, Elizabeth Bennett and frances bennett countess of salisbury 1670 1713 (age 11), married into the nobilty.

On 20 Aug 1698 Henry Hobart 4th Baronet (age 41) died from wounds he had received in a duel with Oliver le Neve (age 36) at Cawston Heath, Norfolk. His son John Hobart 1st Earl Buckinghamshire (age 4) succeeded 5th Baronet Hobart of Intwood in Norfolk.

On 20 Aug 1701 Charles Sedley 5th Baronet (age 62) died. Baronet Sedley of Ailesford in Kent extinct.

On 20 Aug 1711 Richard Thornhill was murdered at Turnham Green Chiswick by two men who allegedly invoked the name of Cholmley Dering 4th Baronet, who Thornhill had killed in a duel three months before, as they killed him

On 20 Aug 1718 Christopher Lowther (age 43) died.

On 20 Aug 1726 Mary Bentinck Countess Essex (age 47) died.

On 20 Aug 1737 Catherine Shorter (age 55) died.

On 20 Aug 1738 Lucius Knightley (age 54) died in Fawsley, Northamptonshire. He was buried in St Mary's Church, Fawsley [Map].

On 20 Aug 1740 Thomas Howard (age 71) died.

Around 20 Aug 1744 John St Aubyn 3rd Baronet (age 47) died at Pencarrow House, Cornwall. He was buried at St Crewenna's Church, Crowan on 23 Aug 1744. His son John St Aubyn 4th Baronet (age 17) succeeded 4th Baronet St Aubyn of Clowance in Cornwall.

On 20 Aug 1751 William Twysden 5th Baronet (age 74) died. His son William Twysden 6th Baronet (age 21) succeeded 6th Baronet Twysden of Roydon in Kent.

On 20 Aug 1755 Robert Ker 2nd Duke Roxburghe (age 46) died. His son John Ker 3rd Duke Roxburghe (age 15) succeeded 3rd Duke Roxburghe.

On 20 Aug 1765 Herbert Mackworth (age 77) died.

On 20 Aug 1775 Walter Biddulph of Barton under Needwood (age 70) died.

On 20 Aug 1776 Michael D'Anvers 5th Baronet (age 37) died unmarried. Baronet D'Anvers of Culworth in Northamptonshire extinct.

On 20 Aug 1777 Lieutenant-General John Clavering (age 57) died.

On 20 Aug 1780 Lucius Ferdinand Cary Master of Falkland (age 45) died in Tobago.

On 20 Aug 1782 Prince Alfred Hanover (age 1) died.

On 20 Aug 1794 Bishop Joseph Bourke 3rd Earl of Mayo (age 58) died at Kilbeggan.

On 20 Aug 1824 Thomas Hampden-Trevor 2nd Viscount Hampden (age 78) died. His brother John Hampden-Trevor 3rd Viscount Hampden (age 76) succeeded 3rd Viscount Hampden, 6th Baron Trevor Bromham although he died three weeks later.

On 20 Aug 1828 Henry Fitzroy Stanhope (age 74) died.

On 20 Aug 1830 Harriet Maria Amyand Countess Malmesbury (age 69) died.

On 20 Aug 1833 Edward Guiness (age 61) died.

On 20 Aug 1833 Charlotte Lennox (age 29) died.

On 20 or 30 Aug 1839 Duke William of Nassau (age 47) died.

On 20 Aug 1840 Bishop William Otter (age 71) died.

On 20 Aug 1844 Commander Richard Mansel aka Philipps (age 67) died.

On 20 Aug 1844 Robert Menzies of that Ilk 6th Baronet (age 64) died.

On 20 Aug 1850 Anna Maria Denison Baroness Wenlock (age 79) died.

On 20 Aug 1855 Granville Beckford Pitt-Rivers (age 17) died.

On 20 Aug 1867 Catherine Walpole (age 69) died.

On 20 Aug 1868 the Irish Mail train collided with goods wagons. The force of the collision derailed the engine, its tender and the leading guard's van. Two runaway wagons next to the brake van, which carried 50 wooden barrels, holding about 1,700 gallons of paraffin oil caught fire. The engine, tender, guard's van and the first three-passenger carriages were instantly enveloped in dense smoke and flames, which soon spread to the fourth carriage and the front of the leading post office van. This prevented any immediate attempt to rescue the occupants of the first four carriages, who all died.

Henry Maxwell 7th Baron Farnham (age 69) and his wife Anna Frances Esther Stapleton (age 63) were killed.

On 20 Aug 1873 Henry Wodehouse (age 39) died without issue.

On 20 Aug 1879 John Shaw-Lefevre (age 82) died.

On 20 Aug 1879 Louisa Barbara Catherine Phillips Countess Lichfield (age 79) died in Hill Street.

On 20 Aug 1885 Charles John Boyle (age 79) died.

On 20 Aug 1903 William Orr-Ewing 2nd Baronet (age 55) died. His brother Archibald Ernest Orr-Ewing 3rd Baronet (age 50) succeeded 3rd Baronet Orr-Ewing of Ballikinrain in Stirlingshire and Lennoxbank in Dumbartonshire. Mabel Addington Lady Orr-Ewing by marriage Lady Orr-Ewing of Ballikinrain in Stirlingshire and Lennoxbank in Dumbartonshire.

On 20 Aug 1911 Mary Catherine Curzon Baroness Trevor (age 73) died.

On 20 Aug 1914 Reverend Edmund Thomas Daubeney (age 74) died. On 30 Mar 1926 Mary Castle (age 86) died. They were buried in churchyard of Church of St George, South Acre [Map].

Reverend Edmund Thomas Daubeney: On 14 Jul 1840 he was born to Edmund Joseph Daubeney. Before 20 Aug 1914 he and Mary Castle were married.

Mary Castle: Around 1840 she was born.

On 20 Aug 1915 Captain Claude Clerk died.

On 20 Aug 1918 Charles Frederick Crichton of Mullaboden in Kildare (age 76) died.

On 20 Aug 1918 Caroline Maria Venables-Vernon (age 92) died.

On 20 Aug 1920 Maurice George Carr Glyn (age 48) died.

On 20 Aug 1933 Tonman Mosley 1st Baron Anslow (age 83) died without male issue; Baron Anslow extinct.

On 20 Aug 1949 Niall Campbell 10th Duke Argyll (age 77) died. His first cousin once removed Ian Campbell 11th Duke of Argyll (age 46) succeeded 11th Duke Argyll.

On 20 Aug 2010 Caroline Elizabeth Thellusson Lady Goring (age 69) died.