On this Day in History ... 20th March

20 Mar is in March.

1413 Death of King Henry IV Accession of Henry V

1470 Battle of Nibley Green

1549 Trial and Execution of Thomas Seymour

1661 Charles II Continues to Reward those who Supported His Restoration

1667 Poll Bill

1690 Parliament 2W3

Events on the 20th March

Archaeologia Volume 35 1853 XXXIII. On the 20th of March [1358], the King (age 45) comes to supper.

Chronicle of Gregory 1403-1419. 20 Mar 1413. Ande that same yere the kyng (age 45) dyde at Westemyster, the xx day of Marche, the yere of oure Lorde Ml CCCC and xij; and he ys byryde at Cauntyrbury be-syde the schryne.

On 20 Mar 1413 Henry IV King England (age 45) died in the Jerusalem Chamber, Cheyneygates, Westminster Abbey [Map] in Westminster Abbey confirming a prophesy that he would die in Jerusalem. His son King Henry V of England (age 26) succeeded V King England. His sons King Henry V of England (age 26) and Humphrey Lancaster 1st Duke Gloucester (age 22) were present. He was buried in the Chancel of Canterbury Cathedral [Map].

On 20 Mar 1470 the army of William Berkeley 1st Marquess Berkeley (age 44) including Maurice Berkeley 3rd Baron Berkeley (age 35) defeated the army of Thomas Talbot 2nd Viscount Lisle (age 21) at Nibley Green, Berkeley.

Thomas Talbot 2nd Viscount Lisle (age 21) was killed. Viscount Lisle extinct. Baron Lisle abeyant.

Ostensibly a battle of the Wars of the Roses it may also be considered a settling of the dispute over the ownership of Berkeley Castle [Map] which has passed with the Baron Berkeley Feudal to William Berkeley 1st Marquess Berkeley (age 44) rather than with Baron Berkeley which was abeyant, and of which Thomas Talbot 2nd Viscount Lisle (age 21) was a potential heir.

Henry Machyn's Diary. 20 Mar 1557. The xx day of Marche the Kyng (age 29) cam from be-yond the see, and cam at v to Grenwyche [Map]; at the sam tyme ther cam a shype up by the tyde, [and as] he cam agaynst the courte gatt, he shott a xvj [pieces] of twys [off twice], the wyche wher vere grett pesses, and [cried,] God save the Kyng and the Quen.

On 20 Mar 1619 Robert Rich 1st Earl Warwick (age 59) died. His son Robert Rich 2nd Earl Warwick (age 31) succeeded 2nd Earl Warwick, 4th Baron Rich Leez. Frances Hatton Countess Warwick (age 29) by marriage Countess Warwick.

He was buried at St Lawrence's Church, Snarford [Map]. Unusual head and shoulder portrait sculpture of deceased full face, with a profile of his wife Frances Wray Countess Warwick behind, set in a circular medallion. To either side are pelleted Pilasters supporting an entablature with scrolled Cartouche of arms and flanked by heraldic supporters. The whole is painted and gilded and beneath is a panel containing an inscribed poem. Above his Arms implaled with hers. His are quartered 1&4 Rich Arms 2&3 Baldry Arms (his mother), hers quartered 1&4 Wray 2&3 Unknown. the monument is perhaps the work of Epiphanius Evesham. Sculpted by Epiphanius Evesham.

On 20 Mar 1619 Matthias I Holy Roman Emperor (age 62) died.

On 20 Mar 1627 Anne Chichester died in childbirth. She was buried in the Church of St Peter and St Paul, Exton, Rutlandshire [Map]. In north aisle, a very classical monument for its date, black and white marble table tomb with shrouded effigy.

Anne Chichester: She was born to Robert Chichester and Frances Harrington. On 04 Jul 1622 Thomas Bruce 1st Earl Elgin and she were married at Holy Trinity Church, Minories.

The Chichester Family Crest being a Heron with an Eel in its mouth.

On 20 Mar 1637 Thomas Puckering 1st Baronet (age 45) died. He was buried at St Mary's Church, Warwick [Map] where there is a monument by Nicholas Stone (age 50). Baronet Puckering of Weston in Hertfordshire extinct.

In early 1661 King Charles II of England Scotland and Ireland (age 30) rewarded of further tranche of those who supported his Restoration ...

On 02 Jan 1661 Henry Bedingfield 1st Baronet (age 46) was created 1st Baronet Bedingfield of Oxburgh in Norfolk.

On 10 Jan 1661 Andrew Rutherford 1st Earl Teviot was created 1st Baron Rutherford with special remainder to his heirs and assignees whatsoever, and that under what provisions, restrictions, and conditions the said Lord Rutherford should think fit.

On 23 Jan 1661 John Cole 1st Baronet (age 41) was created Baronet Cole of Newland.

On 23 Feb 1661 Edward Smythe 1st Baronet (age 41) was created 1st Baronet Smythe.

On 04 Mar 1661 Compton Reade 1st Baronet (age 36) was created 1st Baronet Reade of Barton in Berkshire. Mary Cornwall Lady Reade (age 31) by marriage Lady Reade of Barton in Berkshire.

On 10 Mar 1661 Brian Broughton 1st Baronet (age 42) was created 1st Baronet Broughton of Broughton in Staffordshire.

On 20 Mar 1661 Thomas Rich 1st Baronet (age 60) was created 1st Baronet Rich of Sonning in Berkshire.

On 29 Mar 1661 Robert Cholmondeley 1st Viscount Cholmondeley (age 21) was created 1st Viscount Cholmondeley of Kells in County Meath.

On 30 Mar 1661 James Butler 1st Duke Ormonde (age 50) was created 1st Duke Ormonde by King Charles II of England Scotland and Ireland (age 30). Elizabeth Preston Duchess Ormonde (age 45) by marriage Duchess Ormonde.

On 30 Mar 1661 John Fettiplace 1st Baronet (age 35) was created 1st Baronet Fettiplace of Childrey in Berkshire. Anne Wenman Lady Fettiplace (age 31) by marriage Lady Fettiplace of Childrey in Berkshire.

Pepy's Diary. 20 Mar 1666. At noon dined in haste, and so my wife, Mrs. Barbary, Mercer, and I by coach to Hales's (age 66), where I find my wife's picture now perfectly finished in all respects, and a beautiful picture it is, as almost I ever saw. I sat again, and had a great deale done, but, whatever the matter is, I do not fancy that it has the ayre of my face, though it will be a very fine picture.

Pepy's Diary. 20 Mar 1667. Thence to Westminster Hall [Map] and drank at the Swan [Map], and 'baiserais the petite misse'; and so to Mrs. Martin's... I sent for some burnt wine, and drank and then away, not pleased with my folly, and so to the Hall again, and there staid a little, and so home by water again, where, after speaking with my wife, I with Sir W. Batten (age 66) and Sir J. Minnes (age 68) to our church to the vestry, to be assessed by the late Poll Bill, where I am rated as an Esquire, and for my office, all will come to about £50. But not more than I expected, nor so much by a great deal as I ought to be, for all my offices. So shall be glad to escape so.

Evelyn's Diary. 20 Mar 1683. Dined at Dr. Whistler's, at the Physicians' College, with Sir Thomas Millington (age 55), both learned men; Dr. W. (age 55) the most facetious man in nature, and now Censor of the college. I was here consulted where they should build their library; it is a pity this college is built so near Newgate Prison [Map], and in so obscure a hole, a fault in placing most of our public buildings and churches in the city, through the avarice of some few men, and his Majesty (age 52) not overruling it, when it was in his power after the dreadful conflagration.

On 20 Mar 1690 William Bowes of Streatlam (age 33) was elected MP Durham during the Parliament 2W3.

Evelyn's Diary. 20 Mar 1692. My son was made one of the Commissioners of the Revenue and Treasury of Ireland, to which employment he had a mind, far from my wishes. I visited the Earl of Peterborough (age 70), who showed me the picture of the Prince of Wales (age 3), newly brought out of France, seeming in my opinion very much to resemble the Queen (age 33) his mother, and of a most vivacious countenance.

On 20 Mar 1727 Isaac Newton (age 84) died unmarried. He was buried at Scientist's Corner, Westminster Abbey [Map] on 28 Mar 1727. The inscription on his John Michael Rysbrack (age 32) monument reads "Here is buried Isaac Newton, Knight, who by a strength of mind almost divine, and mathematical principles peculiarly his own, explored the course and figures of the planets, the paths of comets, the tides of the sea, the dissimilarities in rays of light, and, what no other scholar has previously imagined, the properties of the colours thus produced. Diligent, sagacious and faithful, in his expositions of nature, antiquity and the holy Scriptures, he vindicated by his philosophy the majesty of God mighty and good, and expressed the simplicity of the Gospel in his manners. Mortals rejoice that there has existed such and so great an ornament of the human race! He was born on 25th December 1642, and died on 20th March 1726."

On 20 Mar 1771 Louis Michael van Loo (age 64) died.

After 20 Mar 1825. Monument to Reverend Edward Thomas Stanley.

On 20 Mar 1836 Edward Poynter 1st Baronet was born.

On 20 Mar 1856 John Lavery was born. He was baptised at St Patrick's Church Belfast.

On 20 Mar 1885 Bishop Christopher Wordsworth (age 77) died. He was buried at St Mary's Church, Riseholme. Monument at Lincoln Cathedral [Map] where he has a monument by Bodley and Garner. The design by Thomas Garner is supposed to have been influenced by the nearby Burghersh tombs.

Bishop Christopher Wordsworth: On 30 Oct 1807 he was born to Christopher Wordsworth and Priscilla Lloyd. On 22 Feb 1869 he was appointed Bishop of Lincoln. On 24 Feb 1869 Bishop Christopher Wordsworth was ordained and consecrated Bishop of Lincoln by Archbishop Campbell Tait.

After 20 Mar 1925. All Saints Church, Kedleston [Map]. Monument to George Nathaniel Curzon 1st Marquess Kedleston (deceased) and his first wife Mary Victoria Leiter Baroness Curzon Kedleston. Table Tomb in white marble; two angels holding the crown of life lean over the effigies designed by Bertram Mckennal (age 61).

On 20 Mar 1926 Louise of Sweden Queen Consort Denmark (age 74) died.

On 20 Mar 1957 Harold Speed (age 85) died.

Births on the 20th March

On 20 Mar 1272 David Dunkeld was born to Alexander III King Scotland (age 30) and Margaret Queen of Scotland (age 31). He a grandson of King Henry III of England.

On 20 Mar 1297 Margaret Wake Countess Kent was born to John Wake 1st Baron Wake of Liddell (age 29) and Joan Fiennes Baroness Wake Liddell. She a great x 3 granddaughter of King John "Lackland" of England.

On 20 Mar 1448 Maria Savoy was born to Louis Savoy I Count Savoy (age 35) and Anne Cyprus Countess Savoy (age 29).

On 20 Mar 1468 Cecily Mainwaring was born to Thomas Mainwaring (age 31) and Jane Dudley (age 34).

On 20 Mar 1498 Anne Valois was born to Charles VIII King France (age 27) and Anne of Brittany Queen Consort France (age 21). Coefficient of inbreeding 2.26%.

On 20 Mar 1550 Elisabeth of Brunswick-Grubenhagen was born to Ernest III Duke of Brunswick-Grubenhagen (age 31).

On 20 Mar 1564 Thomas Morton Bishop was born at York [Map].

Before 20 Mar 1588 William Isham was born to Euseby Isham (age 35).

On 20 Mar 1628 John Hobart 3rd Baronet was born to Miles Hobart (age 32) and Frances Peyton (age 32) in DitchIngham, Norfolk.

On 20 Mar 1630 Edward Barkham 1st Baronet was born to Robert Barkham (age 31).

On 20 Mar 1646 Talbot Pepys was born to Roger Pepys (age 28).

On 20 Mar 1704 Hugh Boscawen 2nd Viscount Falmouth was born to Hugh Boscawen 1st Viscount Falmouth (age 24) and Charlotte Godfrey Viscountess Falmouth.

On 20 Mar 1724 George Booth 6th Baronet was born to John Booth (age 57).

On 20 Mar 1730 John Dymoke was born to Edward Dymoke.

On 20 Mar 1737 Mary Douglas was born to James Douglas 14th Earl Morton (age 35) and Agatha Halyburton.

On 20 Mar 1743 William Harcourt 3rd Earl Harcourt was born to Simon Harcourt 1st Earl Harcourt (age 29) and Rebecca Samborne Le Bass.

On 20 Mar 1766 Eleanor Mary Arundell Baroness Clifford Chudleigh was born to Henry Arundell 8th Baron Arundel (age 26) and Mary Conquest Baroness Arundel Wardour (age 23) at Wardour Castle [Map].

On 20 Mar 1767 Hugh Williams was born to Hugh Williams 8th Baronet (age 49) and Emma Bridget Rowlands Viscountess Bulkeley.

On 20 Mar 1780 John Henry Smyth was born to John Smyth (age 32) and Georgiana Fitzroy (age 22).

On 20 Mar 1789 Henry Roper-Curzon 15th Baron Teynham was born to Henry Francis Roper-Curzon 14th Baronet (age 21) and Bridget Hawkins Baroness Teynham.

On 20 Mar 1814 Caroline Eliza Farquhar was born to Thomas Harvie Farquhar 2nd Baronet (age 38).

On 20 Mar 1827 Arthur George Fitzroy was born to Charles Augustus Fitzroy (age 30) and Mary Lennox (age 36).

On 20 Mar 1828 Frederick Charles Hohenzollern was born to Charles Hohenzollern (age 26) and Marie Saxe Weimar Eisenach (age 20).

On 20 Mar 1835 William Cornwallis-West was born to Frederick Richard West (age 36) and Theresa Whitby (age 29).

On 20 Mar 1836 Edward Poynter 1st Baronet was born.

On 20 Mar 1838 Henry Montague Hozier was born.

On 20 Mar 1845 Victor Albert George Child-Villiers 7th Earl Jersey was born to George Child-Villiers 6th Earl Jersey (age 36) and Julia Peel Countess Jersey.

On 20 Mar 1856 John Lavery was born. He was baptised at St Patrick's Church Belfast.

On 20 Mar 1868 Stuart Auchincloss Coats 2nd Baronet was born.

On 20 Mar 1870 John Hubert Ward was born to William Ward 1st Earl of Dudley (age 52) and Georgina Moncrieffe Countess Dudley (age 23).

On 20 Mar 1889 Waldemar William Hohenzollern was born to Prince Henry Hohenzollern (age 26) and Irene Hesse Darmstadt (age 22). He a great grandson of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom. Coefficient of inbreeding 7.42%.

On 20 Mar 1891 Harriet Margaret Hepburn-Stuart-Forbes-Trefusis was born to Charles Hepburn-Stuart-Forbes-Trefusis 20th Baron Clinton (age 57) and Margaret Walrond Baroness Clinton (age 41).

On 20 Mar 1901 Anton Habsburg Tuscany Archduke Austria was born to Archduke Leopold Salvator of Austria (age 37) at Vienna.

On 20 Mar 1912 Stanley Chadwick was born to Harry Chadwick (age 36) and Alice Haigh (age 31) at Hayfield, Derbyshire [Map].

On 20 Mar 1920 Pamela Digby was born to Edward Digby 11th and 5th Baron Digby (age 25) and Constance Pamela Alice Bruce.

On 20 Mar 1923 Diana Hawtrey Deane Baroness Strathcarron was born to Commander Ralph Hawtrey Deane (age 38).

Marriages on the 20th March

OoLWuL1sBefore 20 Mar 1267 Roger Leybourne and Idoine Vipont (age 8) were married. She a great x 5 granddaughter of King Henry I "Beauclerc" England.

Before 20 Mar 1319 John Hastings 2nd Baron Hastings 14th Baron Bergavenny (age 32) and Juliana Leybourne Countess Huntingdon (age 16) were married. She by marriage Baroness Hastings.

Before 20 Mar 1468 Thomas Mainwaring (age 31) and Jane Dudley (age 34) were married at Dudley Castle [Map].

On 20 Mar 1498 Anthony Babington (age 22) and Elizabeth Ormond were married.

On or after 20 Mar 1534, the date of the settlement, George Jerningham (age 19) and Ella Spelman (age 14) were married. They had six sons and four daughters.

Before 20 Mar 1628 Miles Hobart (age 32) and Frances Peyton (age 32) were married.

On 20 Mar 1671 Charles Theodore Salm Prince Salm (age 26) and Luise Marie Palatinate Simmern Countess Salm (age 23) were married. She by marriage Countess Salm Salm. She a great granddaughter of King James I of England and Ireland and VI of Scotland.

On 20 Mar 1676 John Washington (age 44) and Frances Gerard (age 46) were married. She the sister of his first wife Anne Gerrard; an example of Married to Two Siblings.

On 20 Mar 1745 Charle Hope-Weir aka Vere (age 34) and Anne Vane (age 19) were married. She the daughter of Henry Vane 1st Earl Darlington (age 40) and Grace Fitzroy Countess Darlington (age 47). He the son of Charles Hope 1st Earl Hopetoun and Henrietta Johnstone (age 62). She a great granddaughter of King Charles II of England Scotland and Ireland.

On 20 Mar 1764 Charles Buckworth and Elizabeth Shakerley were married.

On 20 Mar 1776 Thomas Foley 2nd Baron Foley (age 33) and Henrietta Stanhope Baroness Foley (age 20) were married. She the daughter of William Stanhope 2nd Earl of Harrington (age 56) and Caroline Fitzroy Countess Harrington (age 53). She a great x 2 granddaughter of King Charles II of England Scotland and Ireland.

On 20 Mar 1792 Trevor Wheler 8th Baronet (age 28) and Harriet Beresford (age 21) were married at Ashbourne [Map].

On 20 Mar 1811 Henry Collins Flagg Jr (age 19) and Martha Whiting (age 19) were married.

On 20 Mar 1821 Edward Perceval (age 25) and Jane Perceval (age 20) were married. They were first cousins.

Deaths on the 20th March

On 20 Mar 687 Saint Cuthbert (age 53) died.

On 20 or 23 or 25 Mar 1046 Bishop Lyfing died.

On 20 Mar 1346 John Bernake (age 41) died.

On 20 Mar 1352 Obizzo Este III Marquis of Ferrara (age 57) died.

On 20 Mar 1378 Avice Marmion Baroness Grey Rotherfield (age 69) died.

Before 20 Mar 1382 Thomas Lathom (age 53) died.

Before 20 Mar 1413 John Berkeley (age 52) died at Beverstone, Tetbury.

On 20 Mar 1413 William Echingham (age 37) died.

On 20 Mar 1413 Henry IV King England (age 45) died in the Jerusalem Chamber, Cheyneygates, Westminster Abbey [Map] in Westminster Abbey confirming a prophesy that he would die in Jerusalem. His son King Henry V of England (age 26) succeeded V King England. His sons King Henry V of England (age 26) and Humphrey Lancaster 1st Duke Gloucester (age 22) were present. He was buried in the Chancel of Canterbury Cathedral [Map].

On 20 Mar 1457 Mary Stewart Countess Angus died.

On 20 Mar 1461 Bertrand Auvergne V Count Auvergne (age 71) died. His son Bertrand Auvergne VI Count Auvergne (age 44) succeeded VI Count Auvergne.

On 20 Mar 1462 Alan IX Viscount Rohan (age 80) died.

On 20 Mar 1465 Mary Stewart (age 31) died.

On 20 Mar 1470 the army of William Berkeley 1st Marquess Berkeley (age 44) including Maurice Berkeley 3rd Baron Berkeley (age 35) defeated the army of Thomas Talbot 2nd Viscount Lisle (age 21) at Nibley Green, Berkeley.

Thomas Talbot 2nd Viscount Lisle (age 21) was killed. Viscount Lisle extinct. Baron Lisle abeyant.

Ostensibly a battle of the Wars of the Roses it may also be considered a settling of the dispute over the ownership of Berkeley Castle [Map] which has passed with the Baron Berkeley Feudal to William Berkeley 1st Marquess Berkeley (age 44) rather than with Baron Berkeley which was abeyant, and of which Thomas Talbot 2nd Viscount Lisle (age 21) was a potential heir.

On 20 Mar 1494 Richard Acton (age 67) died.

On 20 Mar 1498 Anne Valois died.

On 20 Mar 1499 William Huddersfield died. He was buried at St George's Church Shillingford St George, Devon.

Around 20 Mar 1501 John Babington (age 76) died.

On 20 Mar 1506 Nicholas de Lisle 8th Baron Lisle died. His son John de Lisle 9th Baron Lisle (age 34) succeeded 9th Baron Lisle.

On 20 Mar 1538 John Habsburg Spain died.

Wriothesley's Chronicle. 20 Mar 1538. This yeare, the 20th daie of March, being Saterdaie the second weeke of Lent, Thomas Harford, gentleman, was drawen from Newgate to Tiburne [Map] for seditious wordes of treason against the Kinges Majestie, and also a yong man called Yewer, sometyme a freeman of London of the Company of the Marchant Tailors, was drawen to Tiburne [Map] for dyminishinge the Kinges coyne, as he confessed at the gallowes, to the value of sixteene grottes, and their the said Harford and Yewer were hanged, their bowells brent, headded, and quartered.

On 20 Mar 1539 John Habsburg Spain died.

On 20 Mar 1568 Albert "The Elder" Hohenzollern I Duke Prussia (age 77) died.

On 20 Mar 1568 (age 35) died.

On 20 Mar 1572 Mary Roper (age 49) died.

On 20 Mar 1576 Agnes Woodhull (age 34) died.

On 20 Mar 1586 Richard Maitland of Lethington (age 90) died.

On 20 Mar 1605 Edward Tyrrell (age 54) died.

On 20 Mar 1619 Matthias I Holy Roman Emperor (age 62) died.

On 20 Mar 1619 Robert Rich 1st Earl Warwick (age 59) died. His son Robert Rich 2nd Earl Warwick (age 31) succeeded 2nd Earl Warwick, 4th Baron Rich Leez. Frances Hatton Countess Warwick (age 29) by marriage Countess Warwick.

He was buried at St Lawrence's Church, Snarford [Map]. Unusual head and shoulder portrait sculpture of deceased full face, with a profile of his wife Frances Wray Countess Warwick behind, set in a circular medallion. To either side are pelleted Pilasters supporting an entablature with scrolled Cartouche of arms and flanked by heraldic supporters. The whole is painted and gilded and beneath is a panel containing an inscribed poem. Above his Arms implaled with hers. His are quartered 1&4 Rich Arms 2&3 Baldry Arms (his mother), hers quartered 1&4 Wray 2&3 Unknown. the monument is perhaps the work of Epiphanius Evesham. Sculpted by Epiphanius Evesham.

On 20 Mar 1627 Anne Chichester died in childbirth. She was buried in the Church of St Peter and St Paul, Exton, Rutlandshire [Map]. In north aisle, a very classical monument for its date, black and white marble table tomb with shrouded effigy.

Anne Chichester: She was born to Robert Chichester and Frances Harrington. On 04 Jul 1622 Thomas Bruce 1st Earl Elgin and she were married at Holy Trinity Church, Minories.

The Chichester Family Crest being a Heron with an Eel in its mouth.

On 20 Mar 1633 Margaret Cornwall (age 60) died at Wormandsleigh, Oxfordshire.

On 20 Mar 1637 Thomas Puckering 1st Baronet (age 45) died. He was buried at St Mary's Church, Warwick [Map] where there is a monument by Nicholas Stone (age 50). Baronet Puckering of Weston in Hertfordshire extinct.

On 20 Mar 1641 Anna Sophie Wettin (age 43) died.

On or before 20 Mar 1643, the day he was buried at Cirencester, George Bridgeman (age 36) died. No will or administration has been found, but under the terms of the family entail his estates passed to his wife and mother as guardians to his under-age son, who made a promising match with a daughter of Charles Berkeley, but also died young.

On 20 Mar 1649 John Paulett 1st Baron Paulett (age 64) died. His son John Paulett 2nd Baron Paulett (age 34) succeeded 2nd Baron Poulett.

Between 20 Mar 1652 and 07 Mar 1655 Thomas Trollope 1st Baronet (age 60) died. His son William Trollope 2nd Baronet (age 31) succeeded 2nd Baronet Trollope of Casewick in Lincolnshire.

On 20 Mar 1658 Edward Wray died.

On 20 Mar 1672 Charles Howard (age 57) died at Surrey.

Before 20 Mar 1674 Colonel Henry or Hervey Bagot (age 56) died.

On 20 Mar 1677 George Digby 2nd Earl Bristol (age 64) died. His son John Digby 3rd Earl Bristol (age 43) succeeded 3rd Earl Bristol.

On 20 Mar 1688 Maria Orange Nassau (age 45) died.

On 20 Mar 1688 Frances Devereux (age 29) died. She was buried at St George of England Church, Toddington.

On 20 Mar 1688 Philip Harcourt (age 51) died at Stanton Harcourt, Oxfordshire [Map].

On 20 Mar 1688 George Killigrew (age 24) was killed in a duel or a tavern brawl.

On 20 Mar 1691 Rear-Admiral John Chicheley (age 51) died. He was buried at St Giles in the Fields Church, Camden [Map].

On 20 Mar 1721 John Vaughan 1st Viscount Lisburne (age 53) died. His son John Vaughan 2nd Viscount Lisburne (age 26) succeeded 2nd Viscount Lisburne and 2nd Baron Fethard of Feathered in Tipperary.

On 20 Mar 1722 Edward Watson (age 35) died; predeceasing his father by two years.

On 20 Mar 1725 Catherine Fairfax (age 81) died.

On 20 Mar 1727 Isaac Newton (age 84) died unmarried. He was buried at Scientist's Corner, Westminster Abbey [Map] on 28 Mar 1727. The inscription on his John Michael Rysbrack (age 32) monument reads "Here is buried Isaac Newton, Knight, who by a strength of mind almost divine, and mathematical principles peculiarly his own, explored the course and figures of the planets, the paths of comets, the tides of the sea, the dissimilarities in rays of light, and, what no other scholar has previously imagined, the properties of the colours thus produced. Diligent, sagacious and faithful, in his expositions of nature, antiquity and the holy Scriptures, he vindicated by his philosophy the majesty of God mighty and good, and expressed the simplicity of the Gospel in his manners. Mortals rejoice that there has existed such and so great an ornament of the human race! He was born on 25th December 1642, and died on 20th March 1726."

On 20 Mar 1730 Leeke Carey died at Cádiz.

On 20 Mar 1734 William Maxwell 5th Earl Nithsale died. Unclear as to whether he was attainted or His son William Maxwell 6th Earl Nithsdale succeeded 6th Earl Nithsdale, 15th Lord Maxwell, 9th Lord Herries of Terregles.

On 20 Mar 1744 Francis Burton (age 47) died.

On 13 Mar 1756 Chichester Wrey (age 70) died. He was buried at St Peter's Church, Tawstock [Map] on 20 Mar 1756.

On 20 Mar 1761 Elizabeth Popham Viscountess Hinchingbrooke (age 68) died.

On 20 Mar 1762 Selina Finch Countess Ferrers (age 80) died.

On 20 Mar 1766 Ann Scarborough Viscountess Irvine (age 74) died.

On 20 Mar 1771 Louis Michael van Loo (age 64) died.

On 20 Mar 1777 John Evans (age 34) died.

On 20 Mar 1791 Spencer Hamilton (age 49) died.

On 20 Mar 1796 Elizabeth Cornwallis died.

On 20 Mar 1803 James Everard Arundell (age 82) died.

On 20 Mar 1806 General John Hale (age 78) died.

On 20 Mar 1814 William Dolben 3rd Baronet (age 87) died. His son John English Dolben 4th Baronet (age 64) succeeded 4th Baronet Dolben of Finedon in Northamptonshire.

On 20 Mar 1819 Joshua Smith (age 84) died.

On 20 Mar 1819 Joshua Smith of Erlestoke Merchant (age 87) died.

On 20 Mar 1819 Sarah Anne Duckworth Lady King (age 34) died.

On 20 Mar 1834 William Knollys 8th Earl Banbury (age 71) died. The House of Lords passed a resolution rejecting his claim to the Earldom and as a consequence Earl Banbury, Viscount Wallingford and Baron Knollys extinct.

On 20 Mar 1842 George Parker 4th Earl Macclesfield (age 87) died. His brother Thomas Parker 5th Earl Macclesfield (age 79) succeeded 5th Earl Macclesfield. Eliza Wolstenholme Countess Macclesfield (age 61) by marriage Countess Macclesfield.

On 20 Mar 1845 Bishop Joseph Allen (age 75) died.

On 20 Mar 1854 Gilbert Norman Grosvenor (age 21) died.

On 20 Mar 1869 Vice-Admiral John Pascoe Grenfell (age 68) died.

On 20 Mar 1870 Robert Jocelyn 3rd Earl Roden (age 81) died at Edinburgh [Map]. His grandson Robert Jocelyn 4th Earl Roden (age 23) succeeded 4th Earl Roden.

On 20 Mar 1872 Hannah Gurney Lady Buxton (age 89) died.

On 20 Mar 1877 Karl Wilhelm Hesse Darmstadt (age 67) died.

On 20 Mar 1883 Georgiana Theobald (age 54) died.

On 20 Mar 1885 Bishop Christopher Wordsworth (age 77) died. He was buried at St Mary's Church, Riseholme. Monument at Lincoln Cathedral [Map] where he has a monument by Bodley and Garner. The design by Thomas Garner is supposed to have been influenced by the nearby Burghersh tombs.

Bishop Christopher Wordsworth: On 30 Oct 1807 he was born to Christopher Wordsworth and Priscilla Lloyd. On 22 Feb 1869 he was appointed Bishop of Lincoln. On 24 Feb 1869 Bishop Christopher Wordsworth was ordained and consecrated Bishop of Lincoln by Archbishop Campbell Tait.

On 20 Mar 1886 Elizabeth Frederica Manners (age 84) died.

On 20 Mar 1886 Laura Maria Theresa Beauclerk (age 37) died.

On 20 Mar 1895 Darcy Osborne (age 60) died.

On 20 Mar 1899 William Henry Millais (age 71) died.

On 20 Mar 1900 Francis Horatio Fitzroy (age 76) died.

On 20 Mar 1909 Henry Strickland (age 88) died.

On 20 Mar 1913 William Ayerst Ingram (age 57) died at Falmouth, Cornwall.

On 20 Mar 1916 Sydney James Drever Joicey (age 31) was killed in action at Calonne whilst serving as Captain Adjutant of the 10th Northumberland Fusiliers.

On 20 Mar 1920 Eliza Molyneux Lady Goring (age 84) died.

On 20 Mar 1926 Louise of Sweden Queen Consort Denmark (age 74) died.

On 20 Mar 1928 Albert Edward Bertie (age 81) died.

On 20 Mar 1932 Charles Valentine Knightley 5th Baronet (age 78) died without issue. His brother Henry Francis Knightley 6th Baronet (age 77) succeeded 6th Baronet Knightley of Fawsley.

On 20 Mar 1936 Justin Huntly McCarthy (age 77) died.

On 20 Mar 1942 Seymour John Fortescue (age 86) died.

On 20 Mar 1945 Alfred Bruce "Bosie" Douglas (age 74) died.

On 20 Mar 1947 Cecilia Bowes-Lyon (age 35) died.

On 20 Mar 1952 Frances Aline Temple-Gore-Langton died.

On 20 Mar 1957 Harold Speed (age 85) died.

On 20 Mar 1970 Christopher Edward Clive Hussey (age 70) died.

On 20 Mar 1975 Jaime Bourbon (age 66) died.