On this Day in History ... 24th August

24 Aug is in August.

1217 Battle of Sandwich aka Dover

1346 Battle of Blanchetaque

1371 Battle of Baesweiler

1453 Battle of Heworth Moor

1482 Capture of Berwick

1535 Sweating Sickness Outbreak

1704 Battle of Malaga

See Births, Marriages and Deaths.

Events on the 24th August

John of Worcester. 24 Aug 1065. In the month of August, Harold (age 43), the brave earl of Wessex, ordered a large mansion to be built at a place called Portascith78, on the territory of the Welsh, and gave directions that it should be well stored with meat and drink, that his lord, king Edward (age 62), might sometimes reside there for the sake of hunting. But Caradoc, son of Griffyth, king of South Wales, who a few years before had slain Griffyth, king of North Wales, and usurped his kingdom, came there with the whole force he could gather, on the feast-day of St. Bartholomew, the apostle [24th August], and slew all the workmen and their overseers, and carried off all the materials which had been collected there.

Note 78. Portskewet, on the coast of Monmouthshire, where there are some relics of a church supposed to have been built by Harold.

On 24 Aug 1198 Alexander II King Scotland was born to William "Lion" I King Scotland (age 55) and Ermengarde Beaumont Sarthe Queen Consort Scotland (age 28) at Haddington, Haddingtonshire. He a great x 2 grandson of King Henry I "Beauclerc" England.

On 24 Aug 1200 King John "Lackland" of England (age 33) and Isabella of Angoulême Queen Consort England (age 12) were married at . She had been engaged to Hugh Lusignan IX Count Lusignan (age 37) who subsequently appealed to King Philip II of France (age 35), their feudal overlord, who used the position to justify a war against John. The difference in their ages was 21 years. She the daughter of Aymer Angoulême I Count Angoulême (age 40) and Alice Courtenay Countess Angoulême. He the son of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England and Eleanor of Aquitaine Queen Consort Franks and England (age 78).

On 24 Aug 1217 Hubert de Burgh Count Mortain 1st Earl Kent (age 47) commanded the King's forces at Sandwich, Kent [Map] during the Battle of Sandwich aka Dover. French re-enforcements had left Calais to join with the future Prince Louis's (age 29) forces who were in short supply following the Second Battle of Lincoln. Hubert Burgh's men routed the French ships. The battle marked the end of Prince Louis's (age 29) invasion with the Treaty of Kingston aka Lambeth being signed shortly afterwards.

On 24 Aug 1313 Henry Luxemburg VII Holy Roman Emperor (age 38) died. He was buried at Pisa Duomo. His half fourth cousin Louis Wittelsbach IV Holy Roman Emperor (age 31) succeeded IV Holy Roman Emperor.

On 24 Aug 1340 Peter I King Portugal (age 20) and Constanza Manuel Queen Consort Castile (age 24) were married. She by marriage Queen Consort Portugal. He the son of Alfonso "Brave" IV King Portugal (age 49) and Beatrice Ivrea Queen Consort Portugal (age 47). They were second cousins. He a great x 4 grandson of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England. She a great x 4 granddaughter of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England.

On 24 Aug 1346 the Battle of Blanchetaque was fought between the English and French. The English had become trapped in an area denuded of supplies and needed to cross the River Somme to access food. The French army had destroyed all the bridges across the River Somme. At the 1800m wide ford at Blanchetaque, ten miles inland from the sea, Edward III's (age 33) army crossed the river despite resistance from the French. Hugh Despencer 1st Baron Despencer (age 38) led a force of English longbowmen across the ford to engage the French crossbowmen. Following the archery battle a force of English mounted men-at-arms, probably led by William Bohun 1st Earl of Northampton (age 36), engaged with the French. Following the battle the whole English army crossed the river then marched to Crécy to prepare for the next battle.

On 24 Aug 1358 John I King Castile was born to Henry "Fratricide" II King Castile (age 24) and Juana Manuel Queen of Castile (age 19).

On 22 Aug 1371 Guy of Luxemburg I Count Saint Pol and Ligny (age 31) was killed at Baesweiler, Aachen aka Aix-le-Chapelle.

Waleran Luxemburg (age 16) was captured.

On 24 Aug 1371 Edward Duke Guelders (age 35) died from wounds..

On or before 24 Aug 1453 Thomas Neville (age 23) and Maud Stanhope 4th Baroness Cromwell Baroness Willoughby Eresby were married. Maud Stanhope 4th Baroness Cromwell Baroness Willoughby Eresby was the niece and heiress of Ralph Cromwell 3rd Baron Cromwell (age 50) meaning traditional Percy lands would become Neville lands. The Percy's, being the older family, especially Thomas Percy 1st Baron Egremont (age 30), took umbrage with the ensuing two year feud known as the Neville Percy Feud. He the son of Richard Neville Earl Salisbury (age 53) and Alice Montagu 5th Countess of Salisbury (age 46). He a great x 2 grandson of King Edward III of England.

On 24 Aug 1453 John Neville 1st Marquess Montagu (age 22) was ambushed at Heworth Moor York by Thomas Percy 1st Baron Egremont (age 30) leading a force of 700 or more men when returning with his brother's wedding party from Tattershall Castle [Map] to Sheriff Hutton [Map].

On 24 Aug 1482 Edward Stanley 1st Baron Monteagle (age 20) was knighted by King Richard III of England (age 29) at Berwick on Tweed [Map] during the Capture of Berwick.

Letters and Papers 1535. 24 Aug 1535. R. O. 172. Thomas Broke to Cromwell.

I was at the Rolls, as you desired, on Bartholomew Even, at the payment of Geo. Robynson concerning the matter of Mr. Dudley. After paying the money to him, and delivering his acquittance to Henry Polsted, I reminded him how small in value of his goods he assessed himself to the King; "which to him was nothing pleasant." As to your building at Austin Friars, the frame which was set up last year will be fully finished within these 14 days. The main frame on the street side is fully set up. They are now laying the gutters, and in three weeks they trust it shall be covered with tile. I have viewed your house at Hackney. The kitchen is finished, except the paving. The wet and dry larders, and the filling of the pool in the garden, are well forward. I have seen Master Richard's house at Stepney. He and his folks are well and anxious for your return, "and, according to Mr. Richard's commandment, I sweetly kissed Mastres Beatrice his maid four or five times for failing." Your household at the Rolls are in good health, and will be glad of your return if the plague and sickness cease. By report there was much more death in London before my coming home than since. I thank the King for his goodness when I was last with him. I desire remembrances to my friends of the Privy Chamber, especially to Norris, Henneage, Russell, Long, my fellow Mewtas, Mr. Controller, Mr. Vice-Chamberlain, Baynton, Coffyn, and Uvedale. London, St. Bartholomew's Day. "By your true and faithful friend and fellow, Thomas Broke."

Hol., p. 1. Add.: Secretary. Endd.

On 24 Aug 1647 Nicholas Stone (age 60) died in Long Acre. He was buried in St Martin in the Fields [Map].

On 24 Aug 1680 Ferdinand Bol (age 64) died.

On 24 Aug 1704 the largest naval of the War of the Spanish Sucession was fought at Vélez Málaga a week after the capture of Gibraltar by the British.

On 24 Aug 1733 Pierre Etienne Monnot (age 76) died.

On 24 Aug 1821 John William Polidori (age 25) died at his father's house 38 Great Pulteney Street. There were suspicions he had committed suicide by consuming prussic acid although the coroner gave death by natural causes.

On 28 Jun 1853 Francis Charteris 8th Earl of Wemyss Douglas 4th Earl March (age 81) died. His son Francis Charles Charteris 9th Earl of Wemyss (age 56) succeeded 9th Earl Wemyss, 2nd Baron Wemyss of Wemyss in Fife. Louisa Bingham Countess Wemyss (age 55) by marriage Countess Wemyss.

His obituary in the Gentleman's Magazine by Sylvanus Urban Volume XL reads as follows:

THE EARL OF WEMYSS AND MARCH June 28 At Gosford House East Lothian in his 81st year the Right Hon Francis Wemyss Charteris Wemyss sixth Earl of Wemyss and Lord Elcho and Methel 1633 Baron Wemyss of Elcho 1628 Earl of March Viscount of Peebles and Lord Niedpath, Lyne and Munard 1697 all dignities in the peerage of Scotland Baron Wemyss of Wemyss co Fife 1821 and Lord Lieutenant of Peebleshire.

He was born on the 15th April 1772 the only son of Francis Lord Elcho son and heir apparent of the fifth Earl by Miss Susan Tracy Keck one of the Maids of Honour to Queen Charlotte the second daughter of Anthony Tracy Keck esq of Great Tew co Oxford by Lady Susan Hamilton fourth daughter of James fourth Duke of Hamilton and first Duke of Brandon KG and KT.

In early life his lordship had a commission in the army and from 1793 to 1797 was aide de camp to his grand uncle Lord Adam Gordon Commander in chief of the forces in Scotland He quitted the army in 1797.

His father Lord Elcho died on the 20th June 1808 and his grandfather on the 24th August following whereupon he succeeded to the Earldom of Wemyss and its attendant titles. On the death of William fourth Duke of Queensberry in Dec 1810 he inherited the barony of Niedpath and the extensive property which had belonged to his Grace in the county of Peebles in pursuance of the terms of the marriage contract of the first Earl of March his Grace's grandfather. He also succeeded to the dignities of Earl of March, Viscount of Peebles and Lord Douglas of Niedpath, Lyne and Munard the patent of creation being to Lord William Douglas et heredes masculos de ejus corpore quibus deficientibus alios ejus hæredes masin culos et talliæ contentos in ejus infeofa mentis terrarum et dominii de Niedpath.

His Lordship was created a peer of the united kingdom by the title of Baron Wemyss at the Coronation of King George IV by patent dated 17 Jul 1821. He supported the Conservative party in parliament but took but little interest in politics.

He married May 31 1794 Margaret fourth daughter of Walter Campbell esq of Shawfield by his first wife Eleanor daughter of Robert Kerr of Newfield eldest son of Lord Charles Kerr second son of Robert first Marquess of Lothian. By that lady who died in 1850 he had issue two sons and nine daughters 1 Francis his successor (age 56) 2 Lady Eleanor married in 1820 to Walter Frederick Campbell of Woodhall co Lanark (age 55) esq eldest son of Colonel John Campbell by Lady Charlotte (age 78) daughter of John fifth Duke of Argyle and died in 1832 3 the Hon Walter died 1818 4 Susan who died in infancy 5 Lady Margaret married in 1824 to Lieut Colonel John Wildman and died in 1825 6 Lady Katharine married in 1824 to her cousin George Harry Lord Grey of Groby who died in 1835 and she died in 1844 leaving issue the present Earl of Stamford and Warrington (age 26) and Lady Margaret Milbanke 7 Lady Charlotte (age 58) married in 1825 to Andrew Fletcher esq of Salton Castle East Lothian 8 Lady Louisa Antoinetta (age 58) married in 1832 to William Forbes esq of Callendar co Stirling late MP for Stirlingshire 9 Lady Harriet (age 58) married in 1829 to Sir George Grant Suttie Bart 10 Lady Jane and 11 Lady Caroline. The present Earls (age 56) in 1796 married in 1817 Lady Louisa Bingham (age 55) fourth daughter of Richard 2d Earl Lucan by whom he has issue Francis Lord Elcho (age 34) four other sons and daughters.

After 24 Aug 1867. St John Lee Church, Hexham [Map]. Grave of Amos Dent of Hexham who was killed in a ralway accident at Hexham Railway Station on 24 Aug 1867.

On 24 Aug 1872 George Capron of Southwick (age 90) died. Memorial in Church of St Rumbold, Stoke Doyle [Map] by Thomas Gaffin.

George Capron of Southwick: Around 1782 he was born to Thomas Capron and Elizabeth Lucas.

On 24 Aug 1889 Evan Morris was knighted by Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom (age 70) on her visit to Wrexham.

On 24 Aug 1905 Richard Sykes 7th Baronet was born to Mark Sykes 6th Baronet (age 26) and Edith Violet Gorst (age 33).

After 24 Aug 1990. Hasting's Chapel St Helen's Church Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire [Map]. Monument to Francis Hastings 16th Earl Huntingdon (deceased) and his wife Margaret Lane Countess Huntingdon (age 83).

Margaret Lane Countess Huntingdon: On 23 Jun 1907 she was born. On 14 Feb 1944 Francis Hastings 16th Earl Huntingdon and she were married. She by marriage Countess Huntingdon. He the son of Warner Hastings 15th Earl Huntingdon and Maud Margaret Wilson Countess Huntingdon. On 14 Feb 1994 she died.

Births on the 24th August

On 24 Aug 1113 Geoffrey Plantagenet Duke Normandy was born to Fulk "Young" King Jerusalem (age 24) and Ermengarde La Flèche De Baugency Countess Anjou.

On 24 Aug 1198 Alexander II King Scotland was born to William "Lion" I King Scotland (age 55) and Ermengarde Beaumont Sarthe Queen Consort Scotland (age 28) at Haddington, Haddingtonshire. He a great x 2 grandson of King Henry I "Beauclerc" England.

On 24 Aug 1283 John Tempest of Bracewell was born to Richard Tempest of Bracewell (age 20).

On 24 Aug 1337 Isabel Scrope was born to Henry Scrope 1st Baron Scrope Masham (age 24) and Joan Unknown (age 17).

On 24 Aug 1358 John I King Castile was born to Henry "Fratricide" II King Castile (age 24) and Juana Manuel Queen of Castile (age 19).

On 24 Aug 1377 Piers Mauley 5th Baron de Mauley was born to Piers Mauley (age 20) and Margery Sutton Baroness Ferrers Harewood Baroness Haversham.

On 24 Aug 1390 Otto I Wittelsbach I Count Palatine was born to Rupert King Germany (age 38).

On 24 Aug 1393 Arthur Montfort III Duke Brittany was born to John Montfort V Duke Brittany (age 54) and Joanna of Navarre Queen Consort England (age 23). He a great x 3 grandson of King Henry III of England.

On 24 Aug 1423 Archbishop Thomas Rotherham was born to Thomas Rotherham of Brookgate in Rotherham and Alice Scott at Rotherham [Map].

Around 24 Aug 1459 John Boteler was born to John Boteler (age 24).

After 24 Aug 1562 Chideock Tichbourne was born to Peter Tichbourne at Southampton, Hampshire [Map]. The ancestry here somewhat uncertain.

On 24 Aug 1572 Bishop Antoine of Lorraine was born to Nicholas of Lorraine Duke of Mercœur (age 47) and Catherine Romula Duchess of Lorraine (age 21) at Nancy. Coefficient of inbreeding 3.28%.

On 21 Aug 1575 Barbara Pepys was born to Fermor aka Jerome Pepys (age 27) in South Creake Norfolk. Christened 24 Aug 1575.

On 24 Aug 1594 Jehan Lord of Heenvliet was born.

On 24 Aug 1652 Richard Evelyn was born to John Evelyn (age 31) and Mary Browne (age 17).

On 24 Aug 1672 Charles Scott Earl Doncaster was born to James Scott 1st Duke Monmouth 1st Duke Buccleuch (age 23) and Anne Scott Duchess Monmouth and Buccleuch (age 21). He a grandson of King Charles II of England Scotland and Ireland.

On 24 Aug 1673 Charlotte de Vere was born to Aubrey de Vere 20th Earl of Oxford (age 46) and Diana Kirke Countess of Oxford. She was baptised 13 Sep 1673 at St Martin in the Fields [Map].

On 24 Aug 1676 Susannah Hanmer Lady Bunbury was born to William Hamner (age 28) and Peregrina North.

On 24 Aug 1695 Louise Emilie Saxe Coburg Saalfeld was born to John Ernest Saxe Coburg Saalfeld IV Duke Saxe Coburg Saalfeld (age 37) and Charlotte Johanna Waldeck Wildungen Duchess Saxe Coburg Saalfeld at Saalfield.

On 24 Aug 1706 John Evelyn 2nd Baronet was born to John Evelyn 1st Baronet (age 24) and Anne Boscawen Lady Evelyn (age 31) at Wotton House.

On 24 Aug 1715 George Fitzroy Earl Euston was born to Charles Fitzroy 2nd Duke Grafton (age 31) and Henrietta Somerset Duchess Grafton (age 24). He a great grandson of King Charles II of England Scotland and Ireland.

After 24 Aug 1717 Mary Browne was born to William Browne (age 25) and Mary Greene (age 17).

On 24 Aug 1758 Edward James Eliot was born to Edward Craggs Eliot 1st Baron Eliot (age 31).

On 24 Aug 1772 William Orange Nassau I Prince Orange was born to William Orange Nassau V Prince Orange (age 24). He a great grandson of King George II of Great Britain and Ireland.

On 24 Aug 1777 Frances Fox-Strangways was born to Stephen Fox-Strangways 1st Earl of Ilchester and Elizabeth Strangways-Horner Countess Ilchester (age 55).

On 24 Aug 1783 Robert William Shirley was born to Washington Shirley 8th Earl Ferrers (age 22) and Frances Ward.

On 24 Aug 1784 Captain Peter Rainier was born to John Rainer.

On 24 Aug 1785 George Henry Gibbs of Aldenham was born to Antony Gibbs (age 29).

On 24 Aug 1808 John Mordaunt 9th Baronet was born to Charles Mordaunt 8th Baronet (age 37).

On 24 Aug 1814 Francis Richard Brooke of Summerton in Dublin was born to George Frederick Brooke of Summerton in Dublin.

On 24 Aug 1816 Reverend Robert Bickersteth was born to John Bickersteth (age 35).

On 24 Aug 1830 Francis Edward Drewe was born.

On 24 Aug 1844 Digby Wentworth Bayard Willoughby 9th Baron Middleton was born to Henry Willoughby 8th Baron Middleton (age 26) and Julia Louisa Bosville Baroness Middleton (age 20).

On 24 Aug 1851 Mary Louisa Cholmondeley Lady Massingham Parva was born to Henry Pitt Cholmondeley (age 31) and Mary Leigh (age 23).

On 24 Aug 1852 Theobald Butler was born to John Butler 2nd Marquess Ormonde (age 44) and Frances Paget Marchioness Ormonde (age 35).

On 24 Aug 1882 George Oliver Colthurst 7th Baronet was born to George St John Colthurst 6th Baronet (age 32) and Edith Jane Morris Lady Colthurst (age 22).

On 24 Aug 1889 Grenville Northey Irby 7th Baron Boston was born to Cecil Suamarez Irby (age 27).

On 24 Aug 1897 Reginald Walter Bagot 8th Baron Bagot was born to Charles Frederick Heneage Bagot (age 39) and Florence Eleanor Bagot. Coefficient of inbreeding 6.25%.

On 24 Aug 1905 Richard Sykes 7th Baronet was born to Mark Sykes 6th Baronet (age 26) and Edith Violet Gorst (age 33).

On 24 Aug 1907 Rupert Teck was born to Alexander Teck 1st Earl Athlone (age 33) and Princess Alice Countess Athlone (age 24). He a great grandson of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom.

On 24 Aug 1909 Hubertus Saxe Coburg Gotha was born to Charles Edward Saxe Coburg Gotha (age 25) and Viktoria Adelheid Glücksburg (age 23). He a great grandson of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom.

On 24 Aug 1957 Thomas Craven 7th Earl Craven was born to William Craven 6th Earl Craven (age 39).

Marriages on the 24th August

On 24 Aug 1200 King John "Lackland" of England (age 33) and Isabella of Angoulême Queen Consort England (age 12) were married at . She had been engaged to Hugh Lusignan IX Count Lusignan (age 37) who subsequently appealed to King Philip II of France (age 35), their feudal overlord, who used the position to justify a war against John. The difference in their ages was 21 years. She the daughter of Aymer Angoulême I Count Angoulême (age 40) and Alice Courtenay Countess Angoulême. He the son of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England and Eleanor of Aquitaine Queen Consort Franks and England (age 78).

On 24 Aug 1340 Peter I King Portugal (age 20) and Constanza Manuel Queen Consort Castile (age 24) were married. She by marriage Queen Consort Portugal. He the son of Alfonso "Brave" IV King Portugal (age 49) and Beatrice Ivrea Queen Consort Portugal (age 47). They were second cousins. He a great x 4 grandson of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England. She a great x 4 granddaughter of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England.

Before 24 Aug 1358 Henry "Fratricide" II King Castile (age 24) and Juana Manuel Queen of Castile (age 19) were married. He the illegitmate son of Alfonso "Avenger" XI King Castile and Eleanor Guzman. They were half second cousin twice removed. He a great x 5 grandson of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England. She a great x 4 granddaughter of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England.

On 24 Aug 1369 Edmund Mortimer 3rd Earl March, Earl Ulster (age 17) and Philippa Plantagenet Countess March 5th Countess Ulster (age 14) were married at Reading Abbey [Map]. She by marriage Countess March. He by marriage Earl Ulster. She the daughter of Lionel Plantagenet 1st Duke of Clarence and Elizabeth Burgh Duchess of Clarence. He the son of Roger Mortimer 2nd Earl March and Philippa Montagu Countess March (age 37). They were fourth cousins. She a granddaughter of King Edward III of England.

On or before 24 Aug 1453 Thomas Neville (age 23) and Maud Stanhope 4th Baroness Cromwell Baroness Willoughby Eresby were married. Maud Stanhope 4th Baroness Cromwell Baroness Willoughby Eresby was the niece and heiress of Ralph Cromwell 3rd Baron Cromwell (age 50) meaning traditional Percy lands would become Neville lands. The Percy's, being the older family, especially Thomas Percy 1st Baron Egremont (age 30), took umbrage with the ensuing two year feud known as the Neville Percy Feud. He the son of Richard Neville Earl Salisbury (age 53) and Alice Montagu 5th Countess of Salisbury (age 46). He a great x 2 grandson of King Edward III of England.

On 24 Aug 1453 John Neville 1st Marquess Montagu (age 22) was ambushed at Heworth Moor York by Thomas Percy 1st Baron Egremont (age 30) leading a force of 700 or more men when returning with his brother's wedding party from Tattershall Castle [Map] to Sheriff Hutton [Map].

Before 24 Aug 1494 Thomas West 9th Baron De La Warr 6th Baron West (age 19) and Elizabeth Bonville Baroness De La Warr and West (age 20) were married. She a great x 5 granddaughter of King Edward "Longshanks" I of England.

Before 24 Aug 1524 William Scott (age 65) and Sibyl Lewknor were married.

Before 24 Aug 1585 Edmund Bedingfield (age 51) and Anne Southwell (age 47) were married. She a great x 5 granddaughter of King Edward III of England.

Before 24 Aug 1609 Robert Wingfield (age 51) and Prudence Croke (age 42) were married.

After 24 Aug 1658 John Bennet 1st Baron Ossulston (age 42) and Elizabeth Cranfield Countess Mulgrave (age 50) were married. She the daughter of Lionel Cranfield 1st Earl Middlesex and Elizabeth Sheppard.

On 24 Aug 1699 Charles Moore Lord Moore and Jane Loftus (age 34) were married. He the son of Henry Hamilton Moore 3rd Earl of Drogheda (age 44) and Mary Cole Countess of Drogheda (age 39). They were second cousin once removed.

On 24 Aug 1714 Clobery Noel 5th Baronet (age 19) and Elizabeth Rowney were married.

On 24 Aug 1717 William Browne (age 25) and Mary Greene (age 17) were married.

On 24 Aug 1738 Robert Deane 2nd Baronet (age 31) and Charleton Tilson Lady Deane (age 20) were married.

On 24 Aug 1807 William Lewis Trelawny aka Salusbury-Trelawny 8th Baronet (age 26) and Patience Christian Carpenter Lady Trelawny (age 19) were married at Tavistock, Devon.

On 24 Aug 1813 Charles Knightley 2nd Baronet (age 32) and Selina Mary Hervey Lady Knightley were married. She by marriage Lady Knightley of Fawsley.

On 24 Aug 1829 Archduke Joseph of Austria (age 53) and Duchess Maria Dorothea of Württemberg (age 31) were married. The difference in their ages was 21 years. She a great x 2 granddaughter of King George II of Great Britain and Ireland.

On 24 Aug 1852 Henry Charles Silvertop (age 25) and Eliza Stonor (age 22) were married.

On 24 Aug 1887 Basil Thomas Fitzherbert (age 51) and Emma Eliza Gerard (age 45) were married.

On 24 Aug 1889 Henry Torrens Anstruther (age 28) and Eva Isabella Hanbury-Tracy (age 20) were married.

On 24 Aug 1889 Edwin Abercromby Dashwood 8th Baronet (age 34) and Florence Norton Lady Dashwood were married in Auckland. She by marriage Lady Dashwood of West Wycombe in Buckinghamshire.

On 24 Aug 1905 William Hanbury-Tracy 5th Baron Sudeley (age 35) and Edith Celandine Cecil (age 19) were married.

On 24 Aug 1907 John Yarde-Buller 3rd Baron Churston (age 33) and Jessie Smither aka Denise Orme Duchess Leinster (age 21) were married.

Deaths on the 24th August

On 24 Aug 1087 Gunhilda Godwinson died.

On 24 Aug 1230 Geoffrey Saye (age 75) died at Gascoigne.

On 24 Aug 1243 William III de Béthune (age 41) died.

On 24 Aug 1261 Ela of Salisbury 3rd Countess of Salisbury (age 74) died. She was buried in Lacock Abbey [Map]. Her inscription reads ... Below lie buried the bones of the venerable Ela, who gave this sacred house as a home for the nuns. She also had lived here as holy abbess and Countess of Salisbury, full of good works. Her great granddaughter Margaret Longespée 4th Countess of Salisbury and Lincoln succeeded 4th Countess Salisbury.

On 24 Aug 1309 Margery Bohun Lady Verdun (age 58) died.

On 24 Aug 1313 Henry Luxemburg VII Holy Roman Emperor (age 38) died. He was buried at Pisa Duomo. His half fourth cousin Louis Wittelsbach IV Holy Roman Emperor (age 31) succeeded IV Holy Roman Emperor.

On 24 Aug 1318 William Dacre (age 52) died at Pooley Bridge, Westmoreland.

On 22 Aug 1371 Guy of Luxemburg I Count Saint Pol and Ligny (age 31) was killed at Baesweiler, Aachen aka Aix-le-Chapelle.

Waleran Luxemburg (age 16) was captured.

On 24 Aug 1371 Edward Duke Guelders (age 35) died from wounds..

On 24 Aug 1396 Richard Chamberlain (age 40) died.

On 24 Aug 1397 William II Purefoy (age 42) died.

On 24 Aug 1451 Richard Vernon aka Pembridge (age 62) died at Haddon Hall [Map]. He was buried at St Bartholemew's Church, Tong [Map].

On 24 Aug 1494 John Bonville of Shute (age 81) died.

On 24 Aug 1505 Bishop Richard Redman died.

On 24 Aug 1507 Cecily York Viscountess Welles (age 38) died.

On 24 Aug 1507 Cecily Mainwaring (age 39) died.

On 24 Aug 1524 John Hungerford (age 64) died at Down Ampney, Gloucestershire.

On 24 Aug 1524 William Scott (age 65) died.

On 24 Aug 1546 Edward Conway (age 60) died.

On 24 Aug 1548 Elizabeth Bourchier died.

On 24 Aug 1550 William Locke (age 64) died at Merton, Surrey. He was buried at St Thomas of Acre Church.

Before 24 Aug 1558 George Paulett (age 66) died.

On 24 Aug 1570 John Rolle (age 51) died.

On 24 Aug 1572 Gaspard II de Coligny (age 53) died.

On 24 Aug 1585 Anne Southwell (age 47) died.

On 24 Aug 1585 Edmund Bedingfield (age 51) died.

On 24 Aug 1609 Robert Wingfield (age 51) died.

On 24 Aug 1614 George Savile (age 31) died.

On 24 Aug 1621 Elizabeth Hastings Countess of Worcester (age 75) died.

On 24 Aug 1629 William Eyre of Great Chalfield Wiltshire (age 73) died.

On 24 Aug 1636 Peter Pretyman (age 64) died.

On 24 Aug 1642 Arthur Ingram (age 77) died.

On 24 Aug 1642 Daniel Oxenbridge (age 72) died.

On 24 Aug 1647 Nicholas Stone (age 60) died in Long Acre. He was buried in St Martin in the Fields [Map].

On 24 Aug 1647 John Acland 1st Baronet (age 56) died. His son Francis Acland 2nd Baronet succeeded 2nd Baronet Acland of Columb John in Devon.

On 24 Aug 1649 Johnathan Jennings (age 49) died.

On 24 Aug 1680 Ferdinand Bol (age 64) died.

On 24 Aug 1680 Colonel Thomas Blood (age 62) died.

On 24 Aug 1689 Margaret Howard Countess Orrery (age 67) died.

On 24 Aug 1689 Christiane Charlotte Oldenburg (age 10) died.

On 24 Aug 1703 Lionel Boyle 3rd Earl Orrery (age 32) died at Earls Court.

Around 24 Aug 1705 Edward Aston (age 69) died.

On 24 Aug 1709 Elisabeth Dorothea Saxe Gotha (age 69) died.

On 24 Aug 1720 Thomas Powell 1st Baronet (age 55) died. His son Herbert Powell 2nd Baronet (age 20) succeeded 2nd Baronet Powell of Broadway in Carmarthenshire.

On 24 Aug 1724 Florence Rolle Lady Wrey (age 72) died.

On 24 Aug 1731 William Godolphin (age 31) died at Balliol College, Oxford University.

On 24 Aug 1733 Pierre Etienne Monnot (age 76) died.

On 24 Aug 1734 Arthur Forbes 2nd Earl Granard (age 78) died.

On 24 Aug 1737 Thomas Twisden 4th Baronet (age 34) died. His brother Roger Twisden 5th Baronet (age 32) succeeded 5th Baronet Twisden of Bradbourne in Kent.

On 24 Aug 1741 Nassau Powlett (age 43) died.

On 24 Aug 1747 Elizabeth Sedley Lady Burdett died.

On 24 Aug 1751 James Aston 5th Baronet (age 28) died of smallpox without male issue. His fourth cousin once removed Philip Aston 6th Baronet (age 40) succeeded 6th Baronet Aston of Tixall.

On 24 Aug 1756 James Stewart 3rd Baronet (age 61) died. Alexander Stewart 6th Earl Galloway (age 62) succeeded 4th Baronet Stewart of Burray in Orkney.

On or before 24 Aug 1757 Elizabeth Knyvet of Ashwellthorpe in Norfolk died. She was buried on 24 Aug 1757.

On 24 Aug 1768 Isaac Basire (age 63) died.

On 24 Aug 1787 Elizabeth Gray (age 33) died.

On 24 Aug 1804 Elizabeth Terrick Baroness Harrowby died.

On 24 Aug 1808 Francis Charteris de jure 7th Earl of Wemyss (age 84) died.

On 24 Aug 1813 Colonel Thomas Glyn (age 57) died.

On 24 Aug 1818 George Thicknesse 19th Baron Audley (age 61) died. His son George Thicknesse-Touchet 20th Baron Audley (age 35) succeeded 20th Baron Audley of Heighley in Staffordshire. Anne-Jane Donnelly Baroness Audley by marriage Baroness Audley of Heighley in Staffordshire.

On 24 Aug 1821 John William Polidori (age 25) died at his father's house 38 Great Pulteney Street. There were suspicions he had committed suicide by consuming prussic acid although the coroner gave death by natural causes.

On 28 Jun 1853 Francis Charteris 8th Earl of Wemyss Douglas 4th Earl March (age 81) died. His son Francis Charles Charteris 9th Earl of Wemyss (age 56) succeeded 9th Earl Wemyss, 2nd Baron Wemyss of Wemyss in Fife. Louisa Bingham Countess Wemyss (age 55) by marriage Countess Wemyss.

His obituary in the Gentleman's Magazine by Sylvanus Urban Volume XL reads as follows:

THE EARL OF WEMYSS AND MARCH June 28 At Gosford House East Lothian in his 81st year the Right Hon Francis Wemyss Charteris Wemyss sixth Earl of Wemyss and Lord Elcho and Methel 1633 Baron Wemyss of Elcho 1628 Earl of March Viscount of Peebles and Lord Niedpath, Lyne and Munard 1697 all dignities in the peerage of Scotland Baron Wemyss of Wemyss co Fife 1821 and Lord Lieutenant of Peebleshire.

He was born on the 15th April 1772 the only son of Francis Lord Elcho son and heir apparent of the fifth Earl by Miss Susan Tracy Keck one of the Maids of Honour to Queen Charlotte the second daughter of Anthony Tracy Keck esq of Great Tew co Oxford by Lady Susan Hamilton fourth daughter of James fourth Duke of Hamilton and first Duke of Brandon KG and KT.

In early life his lordship had a commission in the army and from 1793 to 1797 was aide de camp to his grand uncle Lord Adam Gordon Commander in chief of the forces in Scotland He quitted the army in 1797.

His father Lord Elcho died on the 20th June 1808 and his grandfather on the 24th August following whereupon he succeeded to the Earldom of Wemyss and its attendant titles. On the death of William fourth Duke of Queensberry in Dec 1810 he inherited the barony of Niedpath and the extensive property which had belonged to his Grace in the county of Peebles in pursuance of the terms of the marriage contract of the first Earl of March his Grace's grandfather. He also succeeded to the dignities of Earl of March, Viscount of Peebles and Lord Douglas of Niedpath, Lyne and Munard the patent of creation being to Lord William Douglas et heredes masculos de ejus corpore quibus deficientibus alios ejus hæredes masin culos et talliæ contentos in ejus infeofa mentis terrarum et dominii de Niedpath.

His Lordship was created a peer of the united kingdom by the title of Baron Wemyss at the Coronation of King George IV by patent dated 17 Jul 1821. He supported the Conservative party in parliament but took but little interest in politics.

He married May 31 1794 Margaret fourth daughter of Walter Campbell esq of Shawfield by his first wife Eleanor daughter of Robert Kerr of Newfield eldest son of Lord Charles Kerr second son of Robert first Marquess of Lothian. By that lady who died in 1850 he had issue two sons and nine daughters 1 Francis his successor (age 56) 2 Lady Eleanor married in 1820 to Walter Frederick Campbell of Woodhall co Lanark (age 55) esq eldest son of Colonel John Campbell by Lady Charlotte (age 78) daughter of John fifth Duke of Argyle and died in 1832 3 the Hon Walter died 1818 4 Susan who died in infancy 5 Lady Margaret married in 1824 to Lieut Colonel John Wildman and died in 1825 6 Lady Katharine married in 1824 to her cousin George Harry Lord Grey of Groby who died in 1835 and she died in 1844 leaving issue the present Earl of Stamford and Warrington (age 26) and Lady Margaret Milbanke 7 Lady Charlotte (age 58) married in 1825 to Andrew Fletcher esq of Salton Castle East Lothian 8 Lady Louisa Antoinetta (age 58) married in 1832 to William Forbes esq of Callendar co Stirling late MP for Stirlingshire 9 Lady Harriet (age 58) married in 1829 to Sir George Grant Suttie Bart 10 Lady Jane and 11 Lady Caroline. The present Earls (age 56) in 1796 married in 1817 Lady Louisa Bingham (age 55) fourth daughter of Richard 2d Earl Lucan by whom he has issue Francis Lord Elcho (age 34) four other sons and daughters.

On 24 Aug 1859 Colonel Edward Wingfield (age 87) died.

On 24 Aug 1860 Nicholas Westby (age 72) died.

On 24 Aug 1860 Jane Maria Baker Lady Simeon died.

On 24 Aug 1872 Louisa Mary Isabella Ramsden died.

On 24 Aug 1872 George Capron of Southwick (age 90) died. Memorial in Church of St Rumbold, Stoke Doyle [Map] by Thomas Gaffin.

George Capron of Southwick: Around 1782 he was born to Thomas Capron and Elizabeth Lucas.

On 24 Aug 1888 John Rose 1st Baronet (age 68) died.

On 24 Aug 1888 Alfred Paget (age 72) died.

On 24 Aug 1906 Mary Leigh (age 78) died. She was buried at St Mary Magdalene's Church, Adlestrop.

On 24 Aug 1909 Edward Henry John Cornwallis Eliot (age 23) died.

On 24 Aug 1919 Charles Henry Gordon-Lennox (age 20) died.

On 24 Aug 1924 Charles Mervyn Doyne (age 84) died.

On 24 Aug 1928 Alfred Ernest Yorke (age 57) died.

On 24 Aug 1950 Francis Edward Colquhoun Blake 2nd Baronet (age 57) died. His son Francis Michael Blake 3rd Baronet (age 7) succeeded 3rd Baronet Blake of Tillmouth Park in Cornhill in Northumberland.

On 24 Aug 1970 Rita Emily Carr-Ellison Duchess Grafton (age 58) died.