On this Day in History ... 22 October

22 Oct is in October.

1189 Oct New Bishops Consecrated

1591 Elizabeth's Royal Progress

1658 Death and Funeral of Oliver Cromwell

1707 Scilly Naval Disaster

1727 Coronation of George II

1189 Oct New Bishops Consecrated

On 22 Oct 1189 two of Richard's new Bishops were consecrated ...

Bishop Godfrey Lucy was consecrated Bishop of Winchester.

Archbishop Hubert Walter (age 29) was consecrated Bishop of Salisbury.

On 22 Oct 1229 Gerard III Count Guelders (age 44) died.

On 22 Oct 1383 Ferdinand I King Portugal (age 37) died. His brother John "Good Great" I King Portugal (age 31) succeeded I King Portugal.

Before 22 Oct 1397 Robert Poynings 4th Baron Poynings (age 14) and Eleanor Grey Baroness Poynings (age 4) were married. She by marriage Baroness Poynings. She a great x 4 granddaughter of King Edward "Longshanks" I of England.

On 22 Oct 1452 William Fitzhugh 4th Baron Fitzhugh (age 53) died. His son Henry Fitzhugh 5th Baron Fitzhugh (age 23) succeeded 5th Baron Fitzhugh.

On 22 Oct 1493 James Douglas 1st Earl Morton died. His son John Douglas 2nd Earl Morton succeeded 2nd Earl Morton, 5th Lord Dalkeith.

On 22 Oct 1494 Henry Wentworth 4th Baron Despencer (age 46) and Elizabeth Neville Baroness Scrope Masham Baroness Despencer were married. She by marriage Baroness Despencer. She the daughter of John Neville 1st Marquess Montagu and Isabel Ingaldsthorpe. They were fourth cousins. He a great x 4 grandson of King Edward III of England. She a great x 3 granddaughter of King Edward III of England.

On 22 Oct 1583 Louis VI Elector Palatine (age 44) died. His son Frederick IV Elector Palatine (age 9) succeeded IV Elector Palatine Rhine.

1591 Elizabeth's Royal Progress

On 22 Oct 1591 Queen Elizabeth I of England and Ireland (age 58) arrived in Elvetham Hall, Hampshire [Map] where she was entertained in magnificent style by Edward Seymour 1st Earl Hertford (age 52).

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Death and Funeral of Oliver Cromwell

Evelyn's Diary. 22 Oct 1658. Saw the superb funeral of the protector (deceased). He was carried from Somerset House [Map] in a velvet bed of state, drawn by six horses, housed with the same; the pall held by his new lords; Oliver lying in effigy, in royal robes, and crowned with a crown, sceptre, and globe, like a king. The pendants and guidons were carried by the officers of the army; the imperial banners, achievements, etc., by the heralds in their coats; a rich caparisoned horse, embroidered all over with gold; a knight of honor, armed cap-a-pie, and, after all, his guards, soldiers, and innumerable mourners. In this equipage, they proceeded to Westminster: but it was the most joyful funeral I ever saw; for there were none that cried but dogs, which the soldiers hooted away with a barbarous noise, drinking and taking tobacco in the streets as they went.


On 22 Oct 1665 César Bourbon Vendôme 1st Duke Vendôme (age 71) died. His son Louis Bourbon Vendôme 2nd Duke Vendôme (age 53) succeeded 2nd Duke Vendôme.

On 22 Oct 1675 Henry Petty 1st Earl Shelburne was born to William Petty (age 52) and Elizabeth Waller 1st Baroness Shelburne (age 39).

On 22 Oct 1689 John V King Portugal was born to Peter II King Portugal (age 40) and Maria Sophia of Neuburg Queen Consort Portugal (age 23).

On 22 Oct 1691 Lucius Knightley (age 68) died in Fawsley. On 21 Jan 1710 Elizabeth Dent (age 77) died. They were buried in St Mary's Church, Fawsley [Map].

Lucius Knightley: On 03 Apr 1623 he was born to Richard Knightley (age 43) in Fawsley. Before 22 Oct 1691 Lucius Knightley (age 68) and Elizabeth Dent (age 58) were married.

Elizabeth Dent: On 02 Nov 1632 she was born.

On 22 Oct 1698 George Neville 13th and 11th Baron Bergavenny (age 39) and Anne Walker Countess De La Warr were married. She by marriage Baroness Bergavenny.

1707 Scilly Naval Disaster

On 22 Oct 1707 Rear-Admiral Cloudesley Shovell (age 56) drowned.

The 1707 Scilly Naval Disaster was the loss of four warships of a Royal Navy fleet off the Scilly Isles [Map] in severe weather on 22 Oct 1707. Around 1,700 sailors lost their lives; one of the worst maritime disasters in British naval history.

On 22 Oct 1712 James Hamilton 8th Earl Abercorn was born to James Hamilton 7th Earl Abercorn (age 26) and Anne Plumer Countess Abercorn (age 22) in Queen Street Parish of St George the Martyr Holburn.

Coronation of George II


On 22 Oct 1762 George Montagu 4th Duke Manchester (age 25) and Elizabeth Dashwood Duchess Manchester (age 22) were married. She by marriage Duchess Manchester. He the son of Robert Montagu 3rd Duke Manchester and Harriet Dunch Duchess Manchester.

On 22 Oct 1778 Charles Douglas 3rd Duke Queensberry (age 79) died.

On 22 Oct 1783 Brinsley Butler 4th Earl of Lanesborough was born to Robert Herbert Butler 3rd Earl Lanesborough (age 24) and Elizabeth La Touche (age 19).


On 22 Oct 1797 Thomas Stonor 3rd Baron Camoys was born to Thomas Stoner (age 30).

Evelyn Henry Frederick Pierrepont: On 18 Jan 1775 he was born to Charles Medows aka Pierrepont 1st Earl Manvers (age 37) and Anne Mills Countess Manvers (age 28).

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