23 Apr is in April.
Anglo-Saxon Chronicle. 725. This year died Wihtred (age 55), King of Kent, on the ninth day before the calends of May, after a reign of thirty-two winters. His pedigree is above; and he was succeeded by Eadbert. Ina (age 55) this year also fought with the South-Saxons, and slew Ealdbert, the etheling, whom he had before driven into exile.
Anglo-Saxon Chronicle. 1016. This year came King Knute (age 21) with a marine force of one hundred and sixty ships, and Earldorman Eadric "Streona aka Acquisitive" Mercia with him, over the Thames into Mercia at Cricklade, Wiltshire [Map]; whence they proceeded to Warwickshire, during the middle of the winter, and plundered therein, and burned, and slew all they met. Then began Edmund the etheling (age 26) to gather an army, which, when it was collected, could avail him nothing, unless the king (age 50) were there and they had the assistance of the citizens of London. The expedition therefore was frustrated, and each man betook himself home. After this, an army was again ordered, under full penalties, that every person, however distant, should go forth; and they sent to the king (age 50) in London, and besought him to come to meet the army with the aid that he could collect. When they were all assembled, it succeeded nothing better than it often did before; and, when it was told the king, that those persons would betray him who ought to assist him, then forsook he the army, and returned again to London. Then rode Edmund the etheling (age 26) to Earl Utred in Northumbria; and every man supposed that they would collect an army King Knute (age 21); but they went into Stafforddhire, and to Shrewsbury [Map], and to Chester [Map]; and they plundered on their parts, and Knute (age 21) on his. He went out through Buckinghamshire to Bedfordshire; thence to Huntingdonshire, and so into Northamptonshire along the fens to Stamford [Map]. Thence into Lincolnshire. Thence to Nottinghamshire; and so into Northumbria toward York [Map]. When Utred understood this, he ceased from plundering, and hastened northward, and submitted for need, and all the Northumbrians with him; but, though he gave hostages, he was nevertheless slain by the advice of Earldorman Eadric "Streona aka Acquisitive" Mercia, and Thurkytel, the son of Nafan, with him. After this, King Knute (age 21) appointed Eric earl over Northumbria, as Utred was; and then went southward another way, all by west, till the whole army came, before Easter, to the ships. Meantime Edmund Etheling (age 26) went to London to his father (age 50): and after Easter went King Knute (age 21) with all his ships toward London; but it happened that King Ethelred (age 50) died ere the ships came. He ended his days on St. George's day; having held his kingdom in much tribulation and difficulty as long as his life continued.
On 23 Apr 1038 Liudolf Brunonids Margrave Frisia (age 35) died.
On 23 Apr 1141 Malcolm IV King Scotland was born to Henry Dunkeld 3rd Earl Huntingdon 1st Earl of Northumbria (age 27) and Ada Warenne Countess Huntingdon and Northumbria (age 21) at Jedburgh.
On 23 Apr 1224 William "The Younger" Marshal 2nd Earl Pembroke (age 34) and Eleanor Plantagenet Countess Pembroke and Leicester (age 9) were married. She by marriage Countess Pembroke. The difference in their ages was 25 years. She the daughter of King John "Lackland" of England and Isabella of Angoulême Queen Consort England (age 36). He the son of William Marshal 1st Earl Pembroke and Isabel Clare Countess Pembroke.
On 23 Apr 1344. The date somewhat unclear; it may have been before. King Edward III of England (age 31) formed the Order of the Garter. The date is somewhat unclear. The first reliable record occurs in autumn of 1348 when the King's wardrobe account shows Garter habits being issued. The Order may have been formed before then with some traditions such as the mantle, and the garter and motto, possibly being introduced later. The Garter refers to an event at Wark Castle [Map] at which King Edward III of England (age 31) picked up the Countess of Salisbury's fallen garter and saying to the crowd "Honi soit qui mal y pense" ie Shame on him who thinks badly of it, or possibly, he brings shame on himself who thinks badly of it. The Countess of Salisbury could refer to his future daughter-in-law Joan "Fair Maid of Kent" Princess Wales (age 15) or her former mother-in-law Catherine Grandison Countess of Salisbury (age 40). The event has also been drescribed as taking place at @@Calias.Creation of the Order of the Garter
Catherine Grandison Countess of Salisbury: Around 1304 she was born to William Grandison 1st Baron Grandison (age 42) and Sibylla Tregoz Baroness Grandison at Ashford. Around 1320 William Montagu 1st Earl Salisbury (age 19) and Catherine Grandison Countess of Salisbury (age 16) were married. She by marriage Baroness Montagu. On 23 Nov 1349 Catherine Grandison Countess of Salisbury (age 45) died at Bisham Abbey.
On 23 Apr 1344 King Edward III of England (age 31) created the Order of the Garter. The date nominal as there are different accounts; some sources say 1348.
4 Jean Grailly.
12 Hugh Courtenay.
15 Richard Fitzsimon.
16 Miles Stapleton.
17 Thomas Wale.
18 Hugh Wrottesley.
19 Neil Loring.
20 John Chandos.
21 James Audley.
22 Otho Holland.
23 Henry Eam.
24 Sanchet Abrichecourt.
25 Walter Paveley 4th Baron Burghesh.
On 23 Apr 1365 Humphrey Bohun 7th Earl Hereford 6th Earl Essex 2nd Earl of Northampton (age 24) was appointed 41st Knight of the Garter by King Edward III of England (age 52).
42nd Enguerrand de Coucy 1st Earl Bedford 1st Count Soissons (age 26).
43rd Henry Percy 1st Earl of Northumberland (age 24).
46th John Neville 3rd Baron Neville of Raby (age 32).
47th Robert Dampierre (age 46).
48th John Hastings 2nd Earl Pembroke (age 21). Some sources say 1370 but that would be inconsistent with the numbering?
49th Thomas Grandison 4th Baron Grandison (age 30).
50th Guy de Bryan (age 50). Possibly on 31 Dec 1369?.
54th John Montfort V Duke Brittany (age 37).
55th Thomas Banastre (age 42).
56th William Ufford 2nd Earl Suffolk (age 37).
57th Hugh Stafford 2nd Earl Stafford (age 40).
59th Thomas Percy 1st Earl of Worcester (age 33) was appointed 59th. He the son of Mary Plantagenet Baroness Percy daughter of Henry Plantagenet 3rd Earl of Leicester 3rd Earl Lancaster who was the first cousin of Edward III's father King Edward II of England.
60th William Beauchamp 1st Baron Bergavenny (age 33).
61st Richard of Gloucester (age 10) (the future Richard III).
62nd Henry Bolingbroke (age 10) (the future Henry IV).
63rd John Burley (age 52).
On 23 Apr 1394 Hugh Calverley (age 70) died. He was probably buried in St Boniface's Church, Bunbury [Map]. Monument Early Plate Bascinet Period. Finely carved Calf's Head on the breastplate representing Hugh Calveley's canting arms. Calf's Head Crest. Hip Belt. Basinet with unusual decorated Orle.
Hugh Calverley: Around 1324 he was born to David Calverly of Lea. On 26 Mar 1351 thirty English and thirty French knights fought in an arranged battle at Guillac known as Battle of the Thirty. Hugh Calverley (age 27) fought, was captured and ransomed. On 29 Sep 1364 Battle of Auray decided the Breton Succession in favour of John Montfort V Duke Brittany (age 25). The Breton and English army was commanded by John Chandos (age 44) and included William Latimer 4th Baron Latimer of Corby (age 34), Miles Stapleton (age 44) and Hugh Calverley (age 40). Charles "Saint" Chatillon Duke Brittany (age 45) was killed. Bertrand Geusclin (age 44) surrendered. Effigy of Sir Hugh Calveley. SIR HUGH CALVELEY, or Calverley, of Lea, in Cheshire, was a most eminent soldier in the reign of Edward the Third, and his successor Richard the Second. In 1350 we find him one of the combatants in the celebrated pitched trial of arms, or combât-à-l'outrance fought between thirty men-at-arms on the English side, and thirty on that of the Bretons, called, in allusion to the number of the champions on either party, the Battle of Trente. Sir Richard Brembre commanded the English hand, and Marshal Beaumanoir the French. Among the companions of the valiant Calveley (twenty of whom were English, the rest foreigners) were, Sir Robert Knolles, also a most distinguished knight, Croquart the Freebooter, the gigantic Hulbitee, and Thomelin de Billefort, so called from his wielding an enormous weapon of the axe kind. Sir Richard Brembre was slain fighting hand-in-hand with the famous Bertram du Guesclin; Calveley, Knolles, and Croquart, the poor remains of the English party, were taken prisoners to the Castle of Josselina.
On 23 Apr 1445 King Henry VI of England and II of France (age 23) and Margaret of Anjou Queen Consort England (age 15) were married at Titchfield Abbey [Map] probably by Bishop William Ayscough (age 50), Bishop of Salisbury. She the daughter of René Valois Anjou I Duke Anjou (age 36) and Isabella Metz Duchess Anjou I Duchess Lorraine (age 45). He the son of King Henry V of England and Catherine of Valois Queen Consort England. They were third cousins.
Isabella Boleyn: William Cheney and she were married. Henry Aucher and she were married. In 1434 she was born to Geoffrey Boleyn (age 28) and Ann Hoo (age 9) at Blickling. On 23 Apr 1485 Isabella Boleyn (age 51) died at Blickling.
On 23 Apr 1502 Prince Arthur's (deceased) funeral was held at St Laurence's Church, Ludlow [Map] presided over by Bishop William Smyth (age 42). George Grey 2nd Earl Kent (age 48), George Talbot 4th Earl of Shrewsbury (age 34), Richard Grey 3rd Earl Kent (age 21), John Grey 2nd Baron Grey of Powis (age 17) and Richard Pole (age 40) attended. Thomas Howard 2nd Duke of Norfolk (age 59) was Chief Mourner. Edward Howard (age 26) and Robert Radclyffe 1st Earl of Sussex (age 19) carried The Canopy.NOTEXT
John Grey 2nd Baron Grey of Powis: John Grey 2nd Baron Grey of Powis and Margaret Dudley Baroness Grey Powis were married. They were third cousin once removed. He a great x 3 grandson of Henry IV King England. In 1485 he was born to John Grey 1st Baron Grey of Powis (age 25) and Anne Herbert Baroness Grey Powis. He a great x 3 grandson of Henry IV King England. In 1497 John Grey 1st Baron Grey of Powis (age 37) died. His son John Grey 2nd Baron Grey of Powis (age 12) succeeded 2nd Baron Grey of Powis 1482. Margaret Dudley Baroness Grey Powis by marriage Baroness Grey of Powis 1482. In 1504 John Grey 2nd Baron Grey of Powis (age 19) died. His son Edward Grey 3rd Baron Grey of Powis (age 1) succeeded 3rd Baron Grey of Powis 1482.
Richard Pole: In 1462 he was born to Geoffrey Pole (age 32) and Edith St John (age 32) at Isleworth. Around 1491 Richard Pole (age 29) and Margaret York Countess of Salisbury (age 17) were married. She the daughter of George York 1st Duke of Clarence and Isabel Neville Duchess Clarence. She a great x 3 granddaughter of King Edward III of England. On 15 Jan 1504 Richard Pole (age 42) died.
Hall's Chronicle 1522. 23 Apr 1522. THE King (age 30) this yere kept the day of S. George with great solemnity, at his manor of Richemond [Map], where were elected to the Order of the Garter, Don Ferdinando (age 19) brother to the Emperor (age 22), and Archduke of Austria, and Sir Richard Wingfield (age 53) knight by the Emperor’s means, to the which the Emperor had given two hundred pound pension, out of the house of Burgundy, which Sir Edward Poynings before had of the Emperors gift.
On 23 Apr 1523 Henry "Shepherd Lord" Clifford 10th Baron Clifford (age 69) died. His son Henry Clifford 1st Earl of Cumberland (age 30) succeeded 11th Baron de Clifford 1C 1299, 11th Lord Skipton and High Sheriff of Westmoreland.
285th. William Fitzalan 18th Earl Arundel (age 49).
286th. Thomas Manners 1st Earl of Rutland (age 33).
287th. Henry Fitzroy 1st Duke Richmond and Somerset (age 5).
288th. Ralph Neville 4th Earl of Westmoreland (age 26).
289th. William Blount 4th Baron Mountjoy (age 48).
290th. William Fitzwilliam 1st Earl of Southampton (age 36).
291st. Henry Guildford (age 37).
292nd. King Francis I of France (age 31).
Hall's Chronicle 1533. After which divorce sued, many wise men said, that the king was not well counselled, to marry the lady Anne Boleyn (age 32), before the divorce were adjudged, for by marrying before the first marriage was dissolved, they said, that the second marriage might be brought in question, and verily they said true, for so it was in the month of May, three year following, as you shall here after, when I come to the time. Of this divorce every man spoke, as his discretion and wisdom was, for wise men said that it was Godly and honourably done, for the discharge of the King’s conscience, and profitable for the surety of the realm, and that God loved this marriage, considering that the new Queen, was so soon with child. Other said that the bishop of Rome, would curse all Englishmen and that the emperor and he, would invade the realm, and destroy the people, and especially the Spaniards boasted much, but thanks be to God, their doings were much less than their words: but after every man had talked enough, there was no more communing of the matter, but all was in peace.
310th. John Dudley 1st Duke Northumberland (age 39).
311th. William Paulet 1st Marquess Winchester (age 60).
312th. William Parr 1st Marquess Northampton (age 31).
Henry Machyn's Diary. 23 Apr 1552. The xxiij day of Aprell, the wyche was sant Jorge day, the Kyng('s) grace, behyng at Westmynster at ys plase, dyd where ys robes of the garter, and the yong yerle of Warwyke beyryng of the kynges sword afor hym thrugh the halle unto the chapell; and ys grase dyd offer, and the resyduw .... evyngsong, and w ... Kynges grace dyd chuysse in the sted of the [earl [Note. Duke!] of Som]ersett the yerle of Westmorland (age 27), and sir Andrew [Dudley,] (age 45) captayne of Gynes, was chosen of the garter the ...
Note. Election of the earl of Westmerland of the garter. In the privy council 10 May 1552. A warrante to the Exchequer to paye unto sir Gilberte Dethicke (age 42) knighte, alias Garter principall kinge at armes, beinge presently to be sente by the kinges majestie to the earle of Westemerlande with the order of the Garter, the some of twentye poundes.
"A comissyon for the said sir Gylberte Dethicke to take upe v. poste horses for himselfe, his servantes, and guide." (MS. Harl. 352, f. 228 b.)
The following entry may here also be added:
"22 Apr 1553. A warrante to sir John Williames to pay unto sir Gilberte Dethicke knight, alias Garter principall kinge at armes, the some of xxj. poundes for schucheones by him sett upp in an°. 4° et 5° of the kinges [and queenes] majesties raigne at Grenewich, at the feaste of the order of the Garter, accordinge to a bill therof included in the same letter." (f. 250.)
Henry Machyn's Diary. 23 Apr 1554. The xxiij day of Aprell, was sant Gorge day, her grace (age 38) whent unto the chapell and whent a prossessyon with all the kynghtes of the garter that was ther pressent [to St.] James in the Feld; ther wher creatyd the sam day knights of the garter, the prynsse of Spayne (age 26) one, and the yerle of Sussex (age 47).
Henry Machyn's Diary. 23 Apr 1555. [The xxiijd day of April, being saint George's day, at Hampton Court [Map], the King (age 27), with other lords and knights of the garter, went in their robes on procession, with three] crosses, and clarkes and prestes, and my lord chancellor, the cheyff menyster, metered [mitred ie wearing his mitre], and all thay in copes of cloth of tyssue and gold, syngyng Salva fasta dyes as thay whent a-bowt; the Quen('s) (age 39) grace lokyd owt of a cassement, that hundereds dyd se her grace after she had taken her chambur; and arolds gohyng a-bowt the Kyng('s) grace.
Henry Machyn's Diary. 23 Apr 1557. The xxiij day of Aprell was sant Gorge('s) day [the King's (age 29)] grace whent a pressessyon in ys robes of the garter; lord Talbott (age 29) bare the sword a-for the Kyng, and master (blank) bare the rod; and doctur (blank) bare the boke of the record; and the bysshope of Wynchaster (age 47) ware ys myter, and song masse that day; and x knyghtes of the Garter be-syd the Kyng; and secretere Peter ware a robe of cremesun velvett with the Garter; and after the Kyng and odur lordes and knyghtes of the garter whent to evyngsong; and ther was the duke of Muskovea was in chapell at evyngsong, and after he whent and toke ys barge and whent to London, and after wher iij knyghtes of the garter chossen, furst my lord F(itz)uater (age 32), my lord Gray of Wylton (age 48), and ser Robart Rochaster (age 63); thes iij wher mad of the order.
Henry Machyn's Diary. 23 Apr 1557. The xxiij day of Aprell was sant George('s) day [the King's (age 29)] grace whent a pressessyon at Whyt-halle [through the hall] and rond abowt the court hard by the halle; and so [certain of] the knyghts of the garter as they whent in ther [robes] of the garter; the bysshope of Wynchaster (age 47) dyd exsecute the masse with ys myter; the furst as they whe[nt the lord] Montyguw (age 28), my lord admerall (age 47), ser Antony Sely[ger, the] lord Cobham (age 60), the lord Darce (age 60), ser Thomas Chenne, [the lord] Pagett (age 51), the lord of Penbroke (age 56), the lord of Arundel (age 45), [the] lord tressorer (age 74), and secretore Peter in a robe of cremesun velvett with the garter brodered on ys shuder, and [one bare] a rod of blake, and a docthur bare a boke; and [then went all] the harodes, and then my lord Talbott (age 29) bare the sword, then sergant(s) of armes, and the Kyng('s) grace [came next], and Quen('s) (age 41) grace lokyng owt of a wyndow [beside] the cowrt on the garden syde.NOTEXT
Henry Machyn's Diary. 23 Apr 1559. [The xxiij day of April, being saint George's day, the Queen (age 25) went about the hall, and all the knights of the] Garter that [went singing in proces]syon, and a-bowt the cowrt; the sam day at after [noon were] knyghtes electyd of the Garter the duke of Norfok (age 23), the marques of Northamtun (age 47) [Note. Restored since he had been degraded in 1553], the erle of Rutland (age 32), and my lord Robard Dudley (age 26), the master of the quen('s) horse.NOTEXT
341st Henry Manners 2nd Earl of Rutland (age 32).
342nd Robert Dudley 1st Earl of Leicester (age 26).
William Parr 1st Marquess Northampton (age 47) was restored 312th. He had been degraded in 1553.
Henry Machyn's Diary. 23 Apr 1560. The xxiij day of Aprell, was sant Gorge day, the Quen('s) (age 26) grace and the knyghtes of the Garter whent a prossessyon with all her chapell in copes of cloth of gold, a xxviij copes, and the Quen and all the knyghtes wore ther robes, rownd a-bowt the hall to the cowrt-y[ard,] and all the haroldes of armes in ther cottes of armes.
Note. P. 232. Procession of knights of the garter. This paragraph must not be passed without calling to remembrance a very curious print which exists representing queen Elizabeth accompanying the procession of the order of the garter, which was designed by Marcus Gerrard, and set forth by Thomas Dawes, Rouge-croix pursuivant, and of which there is a copy by Hollar in Ashmole's Order of the Garter, p. 515. It is, however, of a later date than the present Diary, namely the 20th year of the queen's reign, 1578.
Henry Machyn's Diary. 23 Apr 1561. [The xxiij of April, saint George's day, was kept] holy at the quen['s court , . ] her halle in copes to the nombur of XXX, with [O God^ the father of Hewyn, have merce on .. • . and the owtter cowrt to the gatt, and rond abowt st [rewed with rushes;] and after cam master Garter (age 51), and master Norres (age 51), and master dene of the ch[apel, in copes] of cremesun saten, with a crosse of sant Gorge red, and [eleven knights] of the garter in ther robes, and after the Quen('s) (age 27) grace in [her robes, and] all the garde in ther ryche cottes; and so bake to the [Chapel,] after serves done, bake thruge the hall to her graces chambur, and that done her grace and the lord(s) wh[ent to dinner,] and her grace wher goodly servyd; and after the lordes [sitting on one] syd, and servyd in gold and sylver 5 and after dener [there were] knyghtes of the Garter electyd ij, my lord of Shrewsbere (age 33) [and my] lord of Hunsdon (age 35); and ther wher all the haroldes in ther cote armurs afor the quen('s) grace, master Clarenshux (age 51), Lanckostur, Nicholas Narboone Officer of Arms, Wyndsor, Yorke, Chastur, Blumantyl, William Colbarne Officer of Arms.
344th George Talbot 6th Earl of Shrewsbury (age 33).
345th Henry Carey 1st Baron Hunsdon (age 35).
Henry Machyn's Diary. 23 Apr 1562. The xxiij day of Aprell was sant Gorge's day, a[nd at Whiteh]alle the Quen('s) (age 28) grase whent from her chapell with xii. knyghtes of the Garter in robes with colars of gold with garters, [and] xx of here chapelle, in copes of cloth of gold, to the of[fering, s]yngyne the Englys presessyon from the chapell rond [about the] halle and bake agayne to the chapelle syngyng; and master [dean of] her chapell bare a boke and a robe, and master Norres (age 64) [bare the] blake rod in a robe, and master Garter (age 52), all iij in cremesun saten; [and] the byshope of Wynchester (age 52) warre ys robe of red (blank); and ser William Peter, master Clarenshux (age 52), Somersett, Yorke, Lanckaster, Rychemond, and Chaster, William Colbarne Officer of Arms, and R[ouge-croix, Port-] colles, Blumantyll, Wyndsor.
381st Edmund Sheffield 1st Earl Mulgrave (age 27).
382nd Francis Knollys (age 81).
On 23 Apr 1603 Gregory Cromwell was knighted by King James I of England and Ireland and VI of Scotland (age 36) at Belvoir Castle [Map].
On 23 Apr 1603 Anthony Markham of Sedgebrook (age 26) was knighted by King James I of England and Ireland and VI of Scotland (age 36) at Belvoir Castle [Map].
After 23 Apr 1623. Monument to George Manners (deceased) and Grace Pierrepont (age 48) at All Saint's Church, Bakewell, Derbyshire [Map]. Jacobean Kneeling monument representing them and their nine children, four boys (one died an infant) on the left, five girls on the right.
The armorials include: Manners Augmented Arms Manners Augmented with a Crescent difference.
Their daughter Frances (age 23) was married to Nicholas Saundeson 2nd Viscount Castleton.
Pepy's Diary. 23 Apr 1661. But, above all, was these three Lords, Northumberland (age 58), and Suffolk (age 42), and the Duke of Ormond (age 50), coming before the courses on horseback, and staying so all dinner-time, and at last to bring up [Dymock] the King's Champion, all in armour on horseback, with his spear and targett carried before him. And a Herald proclaims "That if any dare deny Charles Stewart to be lawful King of England, here was a Champion that would fight with him1;" and with these words, the Champion flings down his gauntlet, and all this he do three times in his going up towards the King's table. At last when he is come, the King drinks to him, and then sends him the cup which is of gold, and he drinks it off, and then rides back again with the cup in his hand.NOTEXT
Note 1. The terms of the Champion's challenge were as follows: "If any person of what degree soever, high or low, shall deny or gainsay our Soveraigne Lord King Charles the Second, King of England, Scotland, France and Ireland, defender of the faith, Sonne and next heire to our Soveraigne Lord Charles the First, the last King deceased, to be right heire to the Imperiall Crowne of this Realme of England, or that bee ought not to enjoy the same; here is his champion, who sayth that he lyeth and is a false Traytor, being ready in person to combate with him, and in this quarrell will venture his life against him, on what day soever hee shall be appointed".
Francis Godolphin (age 55) was knighted.
Josceline Percy 11th Earl of Northumberland (age 16) attended.
Evelyn's Diary. 23 Apr 1661. Was the coronation of his Majesty (age 30) Charles II in the Abbey-Church of Westminster [Map]; at all which ceremony I was present. the King (age 30) and his Nobility went to the Tower [Map], I accompanying my Lord Viscount Mordaunt (age 34) part of the way; this was on Sunday, the 22d; but indeed his Majesty (age 30) went not till early this morning, and proceeded from thence to Westminster in this order:
Pepy's Diary. 23 Apr 1663. St. George's day and Coronacion, the King (age 32) and Court being at Windsor, at the installing of the King of Denmark (age 17)1 by proxy and the Duke of Monmouth (age 14).
Note 1. TT. Christian V King Denmark and Norway (age 17) didn't become King until 1670.
Pepy's Diary. 23 Apr 1666. Being mighty weary last night, lay long this morning, then up and to the office, where Sir W. Batten (age 65), Lord Bruncker (age 46) and I met, and toward noon took coach and to White Hall, where I had the opportunity to take leave of the Prince (age 46), and again of the Duke of Albemarle (age 57); and saw them kiss the King's (age 35) hands and the Duke's (age 32); and much content, indeed, there seems to be in all people at their going to sea, and [they] promise themselves much good from them. This morning the House of Parliament do meet, only to adjourne again till winter. The plague, I hear, encreases in the towne much, and exceedingly in the country everywhere.
After 23 Apr 1681. Monument at St Mary the Virgin Church, Overton to Edward Philips of Gwernhayled in Flintshire and his son William who died on 30 Aug 1683.
Evelyn's Diary. 23 Apr 1685. Was the Coronation of the King (age 51) and Queene (age 26). The solemnity was magnificent, as is set forth in print. The Bp. of Ely (age 47) preach'd; but, to the greate sorrow of the people, no Sacrament, as ought to have ben. However the King begins his reigne with greate expectations, and hopes of much reformation as to the late vices and prophanenesse both of Court and Country. Having ben present at the late King's Coronation, I was not ambitious of seeing this ceremonie.
On 23 Apr 1685 King James II of England Scotland and Ireland (age 51) was crowned II King England Scotland and Ireland by Archbishop William Sancroft (age 68). Mary of Modena Queen Consort England Scotland and Ireland (age 26) crowned Queen Consort England Scotland and Ireland.
Bishop Francis Turner (age 47) preached the sermon.
On 23 Apr 1686 Henrietta Marie Wentworth 6th Baroness Wentworth (age 25) died. She was buried at St George of England Church, Toddington. Her aunt Anne Wentworth 7th Baroness Wentworth Baroness Lovelace (age 62) succeeded 7th Baroness Wentworth.
On 23 Apr 1691 Thomas Parker 1st Earl Macclesfield (age 24) and Janet Carrier Countess Macclesfield (age 30) were married.
On 23 Apr 1692 Edward Howard 2nd Earl Carlisle (age 45) died. His son Charles Howard 3rd Earl Carlisle (age 23) succeeded 3rd Earl Carlisle 3C 1661. Anne Capell Countess Carlisle (age 18) by marriage Countess Carlisle.NOTEXT
On 23 Apr 1698 Thomas Coningsby 1st Earl Coningsby (age 41) and Frances Jones Countess Coningsbury (age 25) were married. She the daughter of Richard Jones 1st Earl Ranelagh (age 57). They were second cousins.
On 23 Apr 1700 Hugh Boscawen 1st Viscount Falmouth (age 20) and Charlotte Godfrey Viscountess Falmouth were married.
Minutes of the Society of Antiquaries. 23 Apr 1718. It was unanimously order that a drawing of a horn presented to the Church of York [Map] by Ulphus Prince of Deira, in possession of Mr Samuel Gale be printed. (the first time).
On 23 Apr 1749 Ernest Frederick Saxe Coburg Saalfeld Duke Saxe Coburg Saalfeld (age 25) and Sophia Antonia Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel Duchess Saxe Coburg Saalfeld (age 25) were married. Sophia Antonia Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel Duchess Saxe Coburg Saalfeld by marriage Duchess Saxe Coburg Saalfeld.
On 23 Apr 1767 Anthony Browne 6th Viscount Montague (age 81) died. His son Anthony Joseph Browne 7th Viscount Montague (age 37) succeeded 7th Viscount Montague. Frances Falconer Mackworth Viscountess Montague (age 35) by marriage Viscountess Montague.
In 1782 Barbara Webb Countess Shaftesbury (age 20) died.
On 23 Apr 1821 Heneage Finch 5th Earl Aylesford (age 34) and Augusta Sophia Greville Countess Aylesford were married. She by marriage Countess Aylesford. She the daughter of George Greville 2nd Earl Warwick and Brooke and Henrietta Vernon Countess Warwick and Brooke (age 60). He the son of Heneage Finch 4th Earl Aylesford and Louisa Thynne Countess Aylesford (age 61).
On 23 Apr 1824 Francis Nathaniel Conyngham 2nd Marquess Conyngham (age 26) and Jane Paget Marchioness Conyngham (age 25) were married. She the daughter of Henry William Paget 1st Marquess Anglesey (age 55) and Caroline Elizabeth Villiers Duchess Argyll (age 49). He the son of Henry Conyngham 1st Marquess Conyngham (age 57) and Elizabeth Denison Marchioness Conyngham (age 55).
On 23 Apr 1831 Leicester FitzGerald Charles Stanhope 5th Earl of Harrington (age 46) and Elizabeth Green Countess Harrington (age 22) were married at St James' Church, Piccadilly. The difference in their ages was 24 years. He the son of Charles Stanhope 3rd Earl of Harrington and Jane Fleming Countess Harrington. He a great x 3 grandson of King Charles II of England Scotland and Ireland.
On 23 Apr 1836 Charles Philip "Champagne Charlie" Yorke 5th Earl of Hardwicke was born to Charles Yorke 4th Earl of Hardwicke (age 37) and Susan Liddell Countess Hardwicke (age 26).
Before 23 Apr 1846 Henry Hucks Gibbs 1st Baron Aldenham (age 26) and Louisa Anne Adams Baroness Aldenham (age 27) were married.
On 23 Apr 1850 Philip Sidney 2nd Baron De Lisle and Dudley (age 22) and Mary Foulis (age 23) were married. He a grandson of King William IV of the United Kingdom. She a great x 5 granddaughter of King Charles II of England Scotland and Ireland.
On 23 Apr 1851 William George Spencer Scott Compton 5th Marquess Northampton was born to William Compton 4th Marquess Northampton (age 33) and Eliza Harriet Elliot Marchioness Northampton (age 31) at Castle Ashby [Map].
On 23 Apr 1852 Christopher Furness 1st Baron Furness was born to John Furness of West Hartlepool and Averill Eastor Wilson.
On 23 Apr 1873 Charles Sackville-West 6th Earl De La Warr (age 57) committed suicide by drowning himself in the River Cam. His brother Reginald Windsor Sackville 7th Earl De La Warr (age 56) succeeded 7th Earl De La Warr, 7th Viscount Cantalupe, 13th Baron De La Warr 2C 1570. Constance Mary Elizabeth Baillie-Cochrane Countess De La Warr (age 27) by marriage Countess De La Warr.
On 23 Apr 1885 Robert Disney Leith Alexander 16th Baron Cobham was born to Reginald Gervase Alexander (age 38).
Before 23 Apr 1907 Ferdinando Dudley William Lea Smith 12th Baron Dudley (age 35) and Sybil Augusta Coventry were married.
On 23 Apr 1935 Dudley Marjoribanks 3rd Baron Tweedmouth (age 61) died. Baron Tweedmouth of Edington in Berwickshire extinct since the heir presumptive Edward Marjoribanks had committed suicide three years previously.
On 23 Apr 1960 Victor Hervey 6th Marquess Bristol (age 44) and Ann Juliet Dorothea Maud Wentworth-Fitzwilliam Marchioness Bristol (age 25) were married. She by marriage Marchioness Bristol. She the daughter of William Henry Lawrence Peter Wentworth-Fitzwilliam 8th and 6th Earl Fitzwilliam. He the son of Herbert Hervey 5th Marquess Bristol (deceased) and Jean Cochrane.
On 23 Apr 2011 Geoffrey Russell 4th Baron Ampthill (age 89) died.