On this Day in History ... 24 July

24 Jul is in July.

1399 Abdication of Richard II

1603 Coronation of James I

On 24 Jul 1128 Afonso "Conqueror Founder Great" I King Portugal (age 18) was appointed Count Portugal.

On 24 Jul 1322 Louis Dampierre I Count Nevers (age 50) died. His son Louis Dampierre II Count Nevers I Count Flanders (age 18) succeeded II Count Nevers.

Abdication of Richard II

On 24 Jul 1399 King Richard II of England (age 32) landed in Wales having travelled from Ireland.


Before 24 Jul 1406 John Neville 6th Baron Latimer of Corby (age 24) and Maud Clifford Countess Cambridge (age 17) were married. She by marriage Baroness Latimer of Corby. They were 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 Edward "Longshanks" I of England.

After 24 Jul 1469. St Mary's Church Kington [Map]. Genealogy of Thomas Vaughan and Ellen Gethen.

On 24 Jul 1553 Robert Wingfield (age 40) hosted Queen Mary I of England and Ireland (age 37) during her journey to London to claim the throne from Lady Jane Grey (age 17) at Ipswich [Map].

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Wriothesley's Chronicle. The 24 of Julie [1554], aboute 3 of the clock in the afternoone, he came from his lodginge on foote, the Lord Steward, the Earle of Darbie (age 45), the Earle of Pembrooke (age 53), and divers other lordes and gentlemen, both Englishe and Spanishe, goeinge afore him to the Courte, where everie bodye might see him, and so was brought up into the hall where the Queene (age 38) was standinge upon a skaffold richelye hanged, she meetinge him halfe waye, receivinge him, and kissinge him in the presence of all the peopleb. And then she tooke him by the hand, she goeinge on his right hand out of the hall in her great chamber of presence. And there in the presence of all the lordes and ladies they stoode a quarter of an hower under the clothe of estate talkiuge together; and then after a while he toke his leave of her Grace and came forthe into the open cowrte, where all the pentioners stood in araye and the garde all alonge on both sides the waye in theyr riche cotes to the Court gates; and from thence the lords brought him to the Cathedrall churche to evensonge, and after to his loginge agayne.

The same night, about 12 of the clock, the Emperor (age 54) sent a message to the Queen (age 38), declaringe to her that his sonne which should marrie with her was not then a Prince onelye but a Kinge; and that he was Kinge of Naples and Jerusalem before the marriage, and so did send his writings of the same under his great seale.

Note b. Mary took no pains to conceal her impatience, being enabled in her conscience to plead her anxiety for a legitimate Roman Catholic succession, as the only means of securing the faith in England.

On 24 Jul 1592 Archibald Campbell 7th Earl Argyll (age 17) and Agnes Douglas Countess Argyll (age 18) were married. She the daughter of William Douglas 6th Earl Morton (age 52) and Agnes Leslie Countess Morton (age 50). He the son of Colin Campbell 6th Earl Argyll and Agnes Keith Countess Moray and Argyll. They were third cousins.


PAINTINGS/HOFNAGEL/Nonsuch_Palace.jpgBefore 24 Jul 1601. Joris Hoefnagel (age 59). Drawing of Nonsuch Palace [Map]

Coronation of James I

On 23 Jul 1603 King James I of England and Ireland and VI of Scotland (age 37) created a number Knights at the Royal Gardens Whitehall Palace:

Henry Savile 1st Baronet (age 24), William Morgan (age 43), George Carew, Baptist Hicks 1st Viscount Campden (age 46), Richard Musgrave 1st Baronet (age 18), James Calthorpe (age 44), Thomas Gresham (age 56), George Fane of Burston (age 22), Francis Fane 1st Earl of Westmoreland (age 23), Robert Chichester (age 25), William Pope 1st Earl Downe (age 29), Gervase Clifton 1st Baronet (age 15), Thomas Berkeley (age 28), Edward Montagu 1st Baron Montagu (age 40), William Herbert 1st Baron Powis (age 30), Anthony Irby (age 26), Drue Drury of Eccles and Rollesby in Norfolk and Arnold Lygon 15518 (age 45).

24 Jul 1603 Richard Browne Clerk (age 64).

On 24 Jul 1654 Henry Herbert 1st Baron Chirbury was born to Henry Herbert (age 60).

On 24 Jul 1659 John Belasyse 1st Baron Belasyse (age 45) and Anne Crane (age 28) were married.

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On 24 Jul 1668 David Murray 4th Viscount of Stormont (age 32) died. His son David Murray 5th Viscount of Stormont (age 3) succeeded 5th Viscount Stormont. Marjory Scott Viscountess Stormont by marriage Viscountess Stormont.

On 24 Jul 1691 Harry Powlett 4th Duke Bolton was born to Charles Paulet 2nd Duke Bolton (age 30) and Frances Ramsden.


On 24 Jul 1749 Brownlow Cecil 9th Earl Exeter (age 23) and Laetitia Townshend Countess Exeter (age 23) were married. He the son of Brownlow Cecil 8th Earl Exeter (age 47).


On 24 Jul 1774 Caroline Lennox 1st Baroness Holland (age 51) died. Her son Stephen Fox 2nd Baron Holland (age 29) succeeded 2nd Baron Holland in Lincolnshire.

On 24 Jul 1781 Washington Shirley 8th Earl Ferrers (age 20) and Frances Ward were married at Gretna Green. He the son of Robert Shirley 6th Earl Ferrers (age 58) and Catherine Cotton Countess Ferrers.

On 24 Jul 1782 Philip Yorke 3rd Earl of Hardwicke (age 25) and Elizabeth Lindsay Countess Hardwicke (age 18) were married. She the daughter of James Lindsay 5th Earl Balcarres and Anne Dalrymple Countess Balcarres (age 55).

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On 24 Jul 1800 Nathaniel Clements 2nd Earl Leitrim (age 32) and Mary Bermingham were married. He the son of Robert Clements 1st Earl Leitrim (age 67) and Elizabeth Skeffington Countess Leitrim.

On 24 Jul 1806 General Henry Otway Trevor 21st Baron Dacre (age 28) and Pyne Crosbie Lady of the Bedchamber (age 26) were married. He a great x 3 grandson of King Charles II of England Scotland and Ireland.

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On 24 Jul 1815 Spencer Compton 2nd Marquess Northampton (age 25) and Margaret Douglas-Maclean-Clephane Marchioness Northampton (age 23) were married. He the son of Charles Compton 1st Marquess Northampton (age 55).


On 24 Jul 1832 Henry Augustus Dillon Lee 13th Viscount Dillon (age 54) died. His son Charles Henry Dillon 14th Viscount Dillon (age 22) succeeded 14th Viscount Dillon of Costello Gallen in Mayo.

Monument to Henry Augustus Dillon Lee 13th Viscount Dillon (age 54) and Henrietta Browne, sister of Dominick, daughter of Dominick-Geoffrey Browne in All Saints Church Spelsbury [Map]. Sculpted by Thomas Gaffin (age 52).

Henry Augustus Dillon Lee 13th Viscount Dillon: On 28 Oct 1777 he was born to Charles Dillon Lee 12th Viscount Dillon (age 31) and Henrietta Maria Phipps (age 20) at Brussels. He a great x 3 grandson of King James II of England Scotland and Ireland. On 09 Nov 1813 Charles Dillon Lee 12th Viscount Dillon (age 68) died. His son Henry Augustus Dillon Lee 13th Viscount Dillon (age 36) succeeded 13th Viscount Dillon of Costello Gallen in Mayo.

Charles Henry Dillon 14th Viscount Dillon: On 20 Apr 1810 he was born to Henry Augustus Dillon Lee 13th Viscount Dillon (age 32) at Dublin.

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On 24 Jul 1837 Bishop Edward Grey (age 55) and Eliza Innes (age 32) were married. The difference in their ages was 22 years. He the son of Charles Grey 1st Earl Grey and Elizabeth Grey Countess Grey.

On 24 Jul 1837 Bishop Edward Grey (age 55) died.

On 24 Jul 1873 George Glyn Banker 1st Baron Wolverton (age 76) died. His son George Glyn 2nd Baron Wolverton (age 49) succeeded 2nd Baron Wolverton. Georgiana "Giana" Maria Tufnell Baroness Wolverton (age 48) by marriage Baroness Wolverton.


Before 24 Jul 1896 Thomas Parker 6th Earl Macclesfield (age 85) and Mary Frances Grosvenor Countess Macclesfield (age 74) were married. She by marriage Countess Macclesfield. She the daughter of Richard Grosvenor 2nd Marquess Westminster and Elizabeth Mary Leveson-Gower Marchioness Westminster. He the son of Thomas Parker 5th Earl Macclesfield and Eliza Wolstenholme Countess Macclesfield.

On 24 Jul 1896 Thomas Parker 6th Earl Macclesfield (age 85) died. His grandson George Parker 7th Earl Macclesfield (age 8) succeeded 7th Earl Macclesfield 2C 1721 whic title he held for seventy-nine years.

On 24 Jul 1924 Edward Digby 12th and 6th Baron Digby was born to Edward Digby 11th and 5th Baron Digby (age 29) and Constance Pamela Alice Bruce.

On 24 Jul 1961 Lucius Cary 13th Viscount Falkland (age 80) died. His son Lucius Cary 14th Viscount Falkland (age 56) succeeded 14th Viscount Falkland.