On this Day in History ... 24th May

24 May is in May.

843 Battle of Blain aka Messac

1425 Purge of the Albany Stewarts

1533 Marriage of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn

1536 Imprisonment and Trial of Anne Boleyn and her Co-Accused

1536 Execution of Anne Boleyn and her Co-accused

1544 Second Battle of Glasgow

1550 Visit of the French Ambassadors

Events on the 24th May

On 24 May 843 the Battle of Blain aka Messac was a battle between Brittany and the County of Nantes over control of Nantes which, at that time, was controlled by the Frankish Kingdom. The Franks were defeated.

Lambert Guideschi II Count Nantes commanded the Breton army.

Renaud Count of Herbauges, Poitiers and Nantes, who commanded the army of Nantes, was killed the following day.

On 24 May 919 Henry "Fowler" I King East Francia (age 43) was created I King East Francia.

On 24 May 1153 King David I of Scotland (age 69) died at Carlisle, Cumberland [Map]. His grandson Malcolm IV King Scotland (age 12) succeeded King Scotland.

On 24 May 1425 Murdoch Stewart 2nd Duke Albany (age 63), Walter Stewart (age 25), Alexander Stewart and Duncan Lennox 8th Earl Lennox (age 80) were beheaded at Heading Hill at Stirling Castle.

On 24 May 1468 King Edward IV of England (age 26) was admitted to the confraternity of the Chapter of Salisbury in the Chapter House at Salisbury Cathedral [Map].

Letters and Papers 1533. 24 May 1533. Granvelle Papers, II. 30. 534. Charles V. to his Ambassador in France.

Since his last, touching the marriage of Henry VIII. and Anne Boleyn (age 32), has received letters from his ambassadors, stating that it has certainly taken place, and that the Queen has been forbidden to call herself Queen, and the Princess to write to her, &c. The people of England are scandalised at the King's barbarity. Is to show these things to Francis, and urge him as a Christian prince, and as related to Katharine by his wife, to denounce this marriage, or at least not to countenance it in any way or interfere with justice. He is also to deliver the Emperor's letters to the Queen, and urge her to use her best efforts in the matter. De Leyva writes that Montferrat is reduced all but Alba. Barcelona, 24 May 1533. Fr.

Letters 1536. 24 May 1536. Add. MS. 8,715, f. 252. B. M. 956. Bishop of Faenza (age 36) to Mons. Ambrogio.

According to information from England, received by the King yesterday, on the 15th inst. the Queen (deceased) was degraded, and the following day was to be executed,—either burnt or beheaded; but first her brother (deceased), four gentlemen, and an organist (deceased), with whom she had misconducted herself, were to be quartered in her presence. It is not true that her father (age 59) and mother were imprisoned, but the former (age 59), being on the Council, was present at his daughter's (deceased) sentence. All was done in the presence of the French ambassador only. It is said that the King has been in danger of being poisoned by that lady (deceased) for a whole year, and that her daughter (age 2) is supposititious, being the child of a countryman (villano); but these particulars are not known for certain, according to what the King said today. The discovery was owing to words spoken by the organist (deceased) from jealousy of others. They are expecting now the declaration of the true daughter to reinstate her and annul what was done in favor of the other. Has not omitted to show what may be done on this occasion for the honor of God, &c. The French king answered that he ardently desired to bring back Henry to the Church, and that he would not fail in endeavouring to do so. He knows that the Imperialists have offered the king of England the queen of Hungary as a wife, but it is thought he will not take her, as she is in bad health, and not fit to bear children. He has today sent a person to his Ambassador about these affairs. He thinks it would be easy to bring back the King if it were not for his avarice, which is increased by the profit he draws from Church goods. The English ambassadors here are in very great joy. Knowing that one of them was a good man, and a friend of his, caused the opportunity and advantage of the King's coming back to the Pope to be shown to him; and that he should be neutral, and give the Emperor and (French) king to understand that he would oppose whoever refused peace; that there was not a better opportunity of wiping out the stains on his character, and making himself the most glorious King in the world; that every one should do his duty, and they would find in the Pope that true piety and goodness which ought now to be known to all the world. The Ambassador, and Winchester also, who is the other, thanked him, saying, with many tears, that this was their only desire, and they would do their part, so that they hoped we should soon embrace each other.

Ital., modern copy, pp. 6. Headed: Al Signor Protonotario Ambrogio, Da Lione, li 24 Maggio 1536.

Letters 1536. 24 May 1536. R. O. 953. John Husee to Lady Lisle (age 42).

I have received three sundry letters from you and a token by Petly. As to lord Daubny, your counsel advise you by no means to procure any proviso against him, but to get some of his familiar friends to inform you of his intentions, and if he purpose to sell any lands which should descend to Mr. Basset he can be stopped. But if you prefer having a proviso by Act I will endeavour to obtain it. I think Mr. Geo. Rolles dissembleth not; if he do, he is a very fine fox. He and Mr. Degory, and two of my lord Dawbney's counsel, were yesterday reasoning in Westminster Hall concerning Calstok and Lamkessey, but they could show nothing of the manner in which Mr. Basset was made sure of the annuity of 26s. 8d., and deferred that to my lord Dawbney's coming; but if Mr. Cobbleyghe keep promise you need not fear the wood sale. As to the warren and free market you wrote of, I hope ere long to espy a time, but I wish my Lord's suit were first at a point. I have shown Bery my mind about your weir,—to make it up as all other be made. I have bespoken two dozen bowls which will be sent by Hugh Colton, and I will procure for you some lanards if they can be got. I am glad you have pleased Campion. As for salt fish, you will not believe how dear it is, both ling and haberden. I have delivered Thorne's letter at his brother's house. As to the confession of the Queen and others, they said little or nothing; but what was said was wondrous discreetly spoken. "The first accuser, the lady Worcester (age 34), and Nan Cobham with one maid mo; but the lady Worcester (age 34) was the first ground." London, 24 May.

Hol., p. 1. Add.

Around 24 May 1544 the Second Battle of Glasgow was fought between James Hamilton 2nd Earl Arran (age 28), who opposed a marriage between King Edward VI of England and Ireland (age 6) and Mary Queen of Scots (age 1), and an army of James Hamilton 2nd Earl Arran (age 28) who supported the marriage. and William Cunningham 4th Earl Glencairn (age 51)

Andrew Cunningham was killed.

Diary of Edward VI. 24 May 1550. The embassadours came to me, presenting the ligier, and also delivering lettres of credaunce from the French king2.

Note 2. The next day being Saturday, early in the forenoon, we, the lord Paget and sir William Petre (age 45), went to visit them from the King's matie to know as well what time they would gladliest take for their access to his highness, as also whether they wanted aught; which if they did, order should be given for the supply thereof. They thanked us, and required their time of access might be appointed the self afternoon, which was done; and, by water in barges, we, the lord viscount Hereford, the lord admiral, the lord Cobham (age 53), and sir William Petre (age 45), being sent to accompany the four in commission, having with us also other lords and gentlemen to entertain mons. d'Andelot, the Rhinegrave, and others, brought them to the court, where, in the chamber of presence, the King's matie was ready to receive them, and at theire coming embraced them orderly, read their letters of credence, and in the rest used them with so good words and countenance as they rested very well satisfied." (Narrative addressed to sir John Mason (age 47), as before.)

On 24 May 1616 Margaret Russell Countess Cumberland (age 55) died at Brougham Castle [Map]. She was buried in St Lawrence's Church, Appleby-in-Westmoreland [Map]. Finely carved alabaster. Jacobean Hooded Monument with Coronet. Possibly by Maximilian Colt (age 41).

Pepy's Diary. 24 May 1662. That the King of Portugall (age 18) is a very fool almost, and his mother (age 48) do all, and he is a very poor Prince.

Pepy's Diary. 24 May 1663. Lord's Day. Having taken one of Mr. Holliard's (age 54) pills last night it brought a stool or two this morning, and so forebore going to church this morning, but staid at home looking over my papers about Tom Trice's business, and so at noon dined, and my wife telling me that there was a pretty lady come to church with Peg Pen to-day, I against my intention had a mind to go to church to see her, and did so, and she is pretty handsome. But over against our gallery I espied Pembleton, and saw him leer upon my wife all the sermon, I taking no notice of him, and my wife upon him, and I observed she made a curtsey to him at coming out without taking notice to me at all of it, which with the consideration of her being desirous these two last Lord's days to go to church both forenoon and afternoon do really make me suspect something more than ordinary, though I am loth to think the worst, but yet it put and do still keep me at a great loss in my mind, and makes me curse the time that I consented to her dancing, and more my continuing it a second month, which was more than she desired, even after I had seen too much of her carriage with him. But I must have patience and get her into the country, or at least to make an end of her learning to dance as soon as I can.

On 24 May 1711 John Closterman (age 51) was buried.

Avebury by William Stukeley. Table XIX. Continuation of Kennet avenue 24 May 1724.

On 24 May 1794 William Whewell was born.

On 24 May 1819 Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom was born to Edward Augustus Hanover 1st Duke Kent and Strathearn (age 51) and Marie Luise Victoria Saxe Coburg Gotha Duchess Kent and Strathearn (age 32). She a granddaughter of King George III of Great Britain and Ireland.

On 24 May 1834 Frederick Courtenay Morgan was born to Charles Morgan 1st Baron Tredegar (age 42) and Rosamund Mundy (age 24) at Ruperra Castle. He was educated at Eton College [Map].

On 24 May 1854 Prince Louis of Battenburg 1st Marquess Milford Haven was born to Alexander Hesse Darmstadt (age 30) and Julia Hauke.

Births on the 24th May

On 24 May 1335 Margaret Bohemia Queen Consort Hungary was born to Charles IV King Bohemia Holy Roman Emperor Luxemburg (age 19) and Blanche Valois Holy Roman Empress Luxemburg (age 18). She a great x 3 granddaughter of King Henry III of England.

On 24 May 1522 Bishop John Jewel was born.

On 24 May 1533 Ellen Gresham was born to John Gresham (age 38) and Mary Ipswell (age 38).

On 24 May 1597 Henry Delves 2nd Baronet was born to Thomas Delves 1st Baronet (age 25).

On 24 May 1610 Margaret Frances Habsburg Spain was born to Philip III King Spain (age 32) and Margaret of Austria Queen Consort Spain (age 25). Coefficient of inbreeding 10.92%.

On 24 May 1648 Albert Saxe Gotha Duke Saxe Coburg was born to Ernest "The Pious" Saxe Gotha I Duke Saxe Gotha (age 46) and Elisabeth Sophie Saxe Altenburg Duchess Saxe Gotha (age 28) at Gotha. Coefficient of inbreeding 3.17%.

On 24 May 1649 Joseph Ball was born to William Ball (age 34) in England.

On or before 24 May 1650 William Coryton 3rd Baronet was born to John Coryton 1st Baronet (age 28) and Elizabeth Mills Lady Coryton. He was baptised on 24 May 1650 at St Melanus' Church, St Mellion.

On 24 May 1673 Richard Hoare was born to Richard Hoare (age 25).

On 24 May 1678 Elizabeth Herne Lady Blackwell was born to Joseph Herne of London and Elizabeth Frederick. She was baptised on 11 Jun 1678 at St Olave's Church, Old Jewry.

On 24 May 1708 Anne Shirley was born to Robert Shirley 1st Earl Ferrers (age 57) and Selina Finch Countess Ferrers (age 27).

On 24 May 1725 John Wandesford 1st Earl Wandesford was born to George Wandesford 4th Viscount Castlecomer (age 38).

On 24 May 1728 Henry Dawkins was born in Clarendon Jamaica.

On 24 May 1743 Sylvester Douglas 1st Baron Benverbie was born.

On 24 May 1749 Amelia Stanhope Countess Barrymore was born to William Stanhope 2nd Earl of Harrington (age 29) and Caroline Fitzroy Countess Harrington (age 27). She a great x 2 granddaughter of King Charles II of England Scotland and Ireland.

On 24 May 1763 Robert Adair was born to Robert Adair of Stratford Place (age 52) and Caroline Keppel (age 29). He a great x 2 grandson of King Charles II of England Scotland and Ireland.

On 24 May 1766 Charles Hotham 10th Baronet was born to Bishop John Hotham 9th Baronet (age 30) and Susanna Mackworth (age 28).

On 24 May 1771 Frederik Hesse-Kassel was born to Charles Hesse-Kassel (age 26) and Louise Oldenburg (age 21). He a great grandson of King George II of Great Britain and Ireland. Coefficient of inbreeding 6.89%.

On 24 May 1775 Charles Ogle 2nd Baronet was born to Chaloner Ogle 1st Baronet (age 49) and Hester Thomas (age 37).

Before 24 May 1780 Sarah Rodney was born to George Brydges Rodney 1st Baron Rodney (age 62) and Henrietta Clies Baroness Rodney (age 41).

On 24 May 1794 William Whewell was born.

On 24 May 1802 Henrietta Callender Grant was born to William Grant.

On 24 May 1819 Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom was born to Edward Augustus Hanover 1st Duke Kent and Strathearn (age 51) and Marie Luise Victoria Saxe Coburg Gotha Duchess Kent and Strathearn (age 32). She a granddaughter of King George III of Great Britain and Ireland.

On 24 May 1824 Robert Windsor-Clive was born to Robert Henry Herbert (age 35) and Harriet Windsor (age 26).

On 24 May 1834 Frederick Courtenay Morgan was born to Charles Morgan 1st Baron Tredegar (age 42) and Rosamund Mundy (age 24) at Ruperra Castle. He was educated at Eton College [Map].

On 24 May 1835 John Eldon Gorst was born.

On 24 May 1836 Henry George Cavendish was born to George Henry Cavendish (age 25) and Louisa Lascelles (age 23).

On 24 May 1837 Louis Raphaël Cahen d'Anvers was born to Joseph Meyer Cahen Count d'Anvers (age 33) and Clara Bischoffsheim (age 27).

On 24 May 1854 Prince Louis of Battenburg 1st Marquess Milford Haven was born to Alexander Hesse Darmstadt (age 30) and Julia Hauke.

On 24 May 1861 Gerald Strickland 1st Baron Strickland was born to Commander Walter Strickland (age 37).

On 24 May 1865 John Brunner 2nd Baronet was born to John Brunner 1st Baronet (age 23) and Salome Davies.

On 24 May 1869 Francis Vincent 13th Baronet was born to William Vincent 12th Baronet (age 34) and Margaret Erskine (age 34).

On 24 May 1874 Marie Hesse Darmstadt was born to Prince Louis Hesse Darmstadt IV Grand Duke (age 36) and Princess Alice Saxe Coburg Gotha (age 31). She a granddaughter of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom.

On 24 May 1877 Mary Diana Lascelles was born to Henry Thynne Lascelles 4th Earl Harewood (age 52) and Diana Smyth Countess Harewood (age 39).

On 24 May 1883 Henry Nevile Fane was born to Edmund Douglas Veitch Fane (age 46).

On 24 May 1887 Captain Philip Noel Sanderson was born to William John Sanderson of Eastfield Hall in Warkworth and Amy Wright.

On 24 May 1888 George Parker 7th Earl Macclesfield was born to George Augustus Parker (age 45) and Carine Agnes Loveden.

On 24 May 1900 Sonia Rosemary Keppel was born to George Keppel (age 34) and Alice Frederica Edmonstone aka Keppel (age 32). Given that she was at the time the mistress of King Edward VII (age 58) there is some uncertainty as to whether George Keppel (age 34) was her father.

On 24 May 1906 Verena Mary Seymour was born to Major Edward Seymour (age 29) and Blanche Frances Conyngham (age 22).

On 24 May 1907 James Herbert Croft 11th Baronet was born to Herbert Archer Croft 10th Baronet (age 38) and Katharine Agnes Parr Lady Croft (age 28).

On 24 May 1917 John Ian Robert Russell 13th Duke Bedford was born to Hastings William Russell 12th Duke Bedford (age 28) and Louisa Crommelin Roberta Jowitt Whitwell Duchess Bedford.

On 24 May 1932 James Michael Langham 15th Baronet was born to John Charles Langham 14th Baronet (age 37) and Rosamond Christabel Rashleigh (age 28). Coefficient of inbreeding 3.12%.

On 24 May 1950 Edward Littleton 8th Baron Hatherton was born to Mervyn Cecil Littleton (age 41).

Marriages on the 24th May

Before 24 May 1487 Robert Ughtred 5th Baron Ughtred (age 65) and Catherine Eure Baroness Ughtred were married. She by marriage Baroness Ughtred. He the son of Robert Ughtred 4th Baron Ughtred and Joan Aske Countess Suffolk.

On 24 May 1539 Thomas Cheney (age 54) and Anne Broughton were married.

On or after 24 May 1680, the date of the licence, John Coryton 1st Baronet (age 58) and Anne Wayte Lady Coryton were married. He died within two months of the marriage. She by marriage Lady Coryton of Newton. She, presumably widow of Mr. D. Wayte, who was buied in the church at Acton, 29 March 1677.

On 24 May 1687 John Shelley 3rd Baronet (age 25) and Mary Gage Lady Shelley were married. She by marriage Lady Shelley of Mitchelgrove in Sussex.

Before 24 May 1694 Anthony Carey 5th Viscount Falkland (age 38) and Rebecca Lytton Viscountess Falkland were married. She by marriage Viscountess Falkland.

On 24 May 1743 Reverend John Coleridge (age 24) and Mary Lendon were married.

On 24 May 1795 Charles Scott 4th Duke Buccleuch 6th Duke Queensberry (age 23) and Harriet Katherine Townshend Duchess Buccleuch Duchess Queensbury (age 21) were married. He the son of Henry Scott 3rd Duke Buccleuch (age 48) and Elizabeth Montagu Duchess Buccleuch (age 51). They were second cousins. He a great x 4 grandson of King Charles II of England Scotland and Ireland.

On 24 May 1810 William Oglander 6th Baronet (age 41) and Mary Anne Fitzroy Lady Oglander (age 25) were married at St George's Church, Hanover Square. She by marriage Lady Oglander of Nunwell in Hampshire. She the daughter of George Henry Fitzroy 4th Duke Grafton (age 50) and Charlotte Maria Waldegrave. She a great x 3 granddaughter of King James II of England Scotland and Ireland.

On 24 May 1836 Charles Tennyson Turner (age 27) and Louisa Sellwood (age 20) were married. His younger brother Alfred (age 26) would married her sister fourteen years later.

On 24 May 1849 Henry Reynolds-Moreton 3rd Earl of Ducie (age 21) and Julia Langston Countess Ducie (age 19) were married. He the son of Henry Reynolds-Moreton 2nd Earl Ducie (age 47) and Elizabeth Dutton Countess Ducie (age 42). They were first cousins.

On 24 May 1860 William Vincent 12th Baronet (age 25) and Margaret Erskine (age 25) were married at St George's Church, Hanover Square.

On 24 May 1870 Cecil Thomas Parker (age 25) and Rosamond Esther Harriet Longley were married. He the son of Thomas Parker 6th Earl Macclesfield (age 59) and Mary Frances Grosvenor Countess Macclesfield (age 48).

Before 24 May 1888 George Augustus Parker (age 45) and Carine Agnes Loveden were married. He the son of Thomas Parker 6th Earl Macclesfield (age 77) and Mary Frances Grosvenor Countess Macclesfield (age 66).

On 24 May 1888 Prince Henry Hohenzollern (age 25) and Irene Hesse Darmstadt (age 21) were married. She the daughter of Prince Louis Hesse Darmstadt IV Grand Duke (age 50) and Princess Alice Saxe Coburg Gotha. He the son of Frederick III King Prussia (age 56) and Victoria Empress Germany Queen Consort Prussia (age 47). They were first cousins. He a grandson of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom. She a granddaughter of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom.

On 24 May 1900 Cosmo Edmund Duff-Gordon 5th Baronet (age 37) and Lucy "Madame Lucille" Christiana Sutherland Lady Duff-Gordon (age 36) were married. She by marriage Baronet Duff-Gordon of Halkin in Aberdeenshire.

On 24 May 1913 Ernest Augustus Hanover Duke Brunswick (age 25) and Viktoria Luise Hohenzollern Duchess Brunswick (age 20) were married. She the daughter of Wilhelm Hohenzollern (age 54) and Empress Auguste Viktoria Oldenburg (age 54). He the son of Ernest Augustus Hanover 3rd Duke Cumberland and Teviotdale (age 67) and Thyra Glücksburg Duchess Cumberland and Teviotdale (age 59). They were third cousin once removed. He a great x 2 grandson of King George III of Great Britain and Ireland. She a great granddaughter of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom.

On 24 May 1916 William Leveson-Gower 4th Earl Granville (age 35) and Rose Constance Bowes-Lyon Countess Granville (age 26) were married. She the daughter of Claude Bowes-Lyon 14th Earl Strathmore and Kinghorne (age 61) and Cecilia Nina Cavendish-Bentinck (age 53). He the son of Granville Leveson-Gower 2nd Earl Granville and Sophia Castila Rosamund Campbell Countess Granville (age 68). They were third cousin once removed.

Deaths on the 24th May

On 24 May 843 the Battle of Blain aka Messac was a battle between Brittany and the County of Nantes over control of Nantes which, at that time, was controlled by the Frankish Kingdom. The Franks were defeated.

Lambert Guideschi II Count Nantes commanded the Breton army.

Renaud Count of Herbauges, Poitiers and Nantes, who commanded the army of Nantes, was killed the following day.

On 24 May 1071 Wulfhild of Norway (age 51) died.

On 24 May 1089 Archbishop Lanfranc (age 84) died.

On 24 May 1107 Raymond Ivrea (age 37) died.

On 24 May 1153 King David I of Scotland (age 69) died at Carlisle, Cumberland [Map]. His grandson Malcolm IV King Scotland (age 12) succeeded King Scotland.

On 24 May 1201 Theobald Blois III Count Champagne (age 22) died.

On 24 May 1212 Dagmar of Bohemia (age 26) died.

Before 24 May 1290 Roger Corbet (age 57) died.

On 24 May 1297 Mabel Fitzwarin (age 50) died at Ewyas Harold, Herefordshire.

On 24 May 1366 Maud Badlesmere Countess of Oxford (age 57) died.

On 24 May 1409 Fulk de Pembridge of Tong Castle died. The estates at Tong, Shropshire were inherited by his great-nephew Richard Vernon aka Pembridge (age 20) grandson of his sister Juliana Pembridge.

On 24 May 1413 Hermann II Landgrave of Hesse (age 72) died.

On 24 May 1425 Murdoch Stewart 2nd Duke Albany (age 63), Walter Stewart (age 25), Alexander Stewart and Duncan Lennox 8th Earl Lennox (age 80) were beheaded at Heading Hill at Stirling Castle.

On 24 May 1455 John Melton (age 88) died.

On 24 May 1472 Charles Valois (age 25) died.

Between 31 Aug 1489 and 24 May 1490 George Leslie 1st Earl Rothes died.

On 24 May 1500 Benedicta Vernon (age 58) died.

On 24 May 1502 Cecily Fouleshurst (age 59) died at Kingsley.

On 24 May 1514 Wolfgang Wittelsbach (age 62) died.

On 24 May 1521 William Keith 4th of Inverugie (age 61) died.

On 24 May 1523 Henry Marney 1st Baron Marney (age 76) died. His son John Marney 2nd Baron Marney (age 39) succeeded 2nd Baron Marney.

On 24 May 1524 Isabel Digges (age 59) died.

On 24 May 1529 Catherine Leeke (age 53) died at Chesterfield [Map].

On 24 May 1532 William Hill (age 62) died.

Around 24 May 1533 John Digby (age 73) died.

On 24 May 1540 Charles Wingfield (age 27) died.

Around 24 May 1544 the Second Battle of Glasgow was fought between James Hamilton 2nd Earl Arran (age 28), who opposed a marriage between King Edward VI of England and Ireland (age 6) and Mary Queen of Scots (age 1), and an army of James Hamilton 2nd Earl Arran (age 28) who supported the marriage. and William Cunningham 4th Earl Glencairn (age 51)

Andrew Cunningham was killed.

On 24 May 1571 William Graham 2nd Earl Montrose (age 79) died. His grandson John Graham 3rd Earl Montrose (age 23) succeeded 3rd Earl Montrose.

On 24 May 1573 William Gresley (age 48) died.

On 24 May 1591 Robert Clifford (age 5) died.

Around 24 May 1594 Mary Kerr (age 32) died.

On 24 May 1616 Margaret Russell Countess Cumberland (age 55) died at Brougham Castle [Map]. She was buried in St Lawrence's Church, Appleby-in-Westmoreland [Map]. Finely carved alabaster. Jacobean Hooded Monument with Coronet. Possibly by Maximilian Colt (age 41).

On 24 May 1618 Robert Digby (age 44) died.

On 24 May 1621 Barbara Gamage Countess Leicester (age 58) died.

On 24 May 1623 John Trevelyan (age 32) died.

On 24 May 1630 Allen Apsley (age 63) died.

Before 24 May 1632 John Hussey died. On 24 May 1632 John Hussey was buried at Dorking, Surrey [Map].

On 24 May 1646 Katherine Darcy (age 85) died.

On 24 May 1647 Ferdinando Gorges (age 82) died.

On or before 24 May 1664 Thomas Fenner died.

Before 24 May 1683 Margaret Webb (age 30) died.

Before 24 May 1687 Winifred Neville Lady Shelley died.

On 24 May 1696 Albertine Agnes Orange Nassau (age 62) died.

On 24 May 1697 Johann Adolph I Duke Saxe Weissenfels (age 47) died.

Before 24 May 1711 John Closterman (age 51) died.

On 24 May 1716 Francis Eyles 1st Baronet died. His son John Eyles 2nd Baronet (age 33) succeeded 2nd Baronet Eyles of London.

On 24 May 1718 Jeremiah Dummer (age 72) died at Boston, Massachusetts.

On 24 May 1723 Catherine Hamilton (age 70) died.

On 24 May 1735 Patrick Lindsay-Crawford 2nd Viscount Garnock (age 37) died.

On 24 May 1738 Mary Compton (age 93) died.

On 24 May 1741 Augustus Fitzroy (age 24) died at Jamaica.

On 24 May 1755 Henry Drax (age 62) died.

On 24 May 1756 Dudley Ryder (age 65) died.

On 24 May 1757 Letitia Vernon died without issue.

On 24 May 1787 Charles Morgan (age 51) died. John Morgan (age 45) inherited Tredegar House, Monmouthshire.

On 24 May 1787 George Johnstone (age 57) died.

On 24 May 1806 John Campbell 5th Duke Argyll (age 82) died. His son George William Campbell 6th Duke Argyll (age 37) succeeded 6th Duke Argyll.

On 24 May 1806 Marcia Clapcote Lisle (age 31) died at Constantinople.

On 24 May 1825 John Grey Egerton 8th Baronet (age 58) died without issue. He had had a carriage accident at Epsom Races on 19 May 1825. His brother Philip Egerton 9th Baronet (age 57) succeeded 9th Baronet Egerton and Oulton. Rebecca Du Pre Lady Egerton (age 45) by marriage Lady Egerton and Oulton.

On 24 May 1828 Charles Compton 1st Marquess Northampton (age 68) died. His son Spencer Compton 2nd Marquess Northampton (age 38) succeeded 2nd Marquess Northampton, 10th Earl of Northampton, 2nd Earl Compton of Compton in Warwickshire, 2nd Baron Wilmington of Wilmington in Sussex. Margaret Douglas-Maclean-Clephane Marchioness Northampton (age 36) by marriage Marchioness Northampton.

On 24 May 1834 Juliana Moyle aka Copley (age 72) died.

On 24 May 1841 Francis Curzon (age 37) died.

On 24 May 1859 Charles Chaplin (age 73) died.

On 24 May 1867 Reverend Edward Bankes (age 73) died.

On 24 May 1871 Oswald Mosley 2nd Baronet (age 86) died. His son Tonman Mosley 3rd Baronet (age 57) succeeded 3rd Baronet Mosley of Ancoats.

On 24 May 1874 Edmund Beckett aka Denison 4th Baronet (age 87) died. His son Edmund Beckett 1st Baron Grimthorpe (age 58) succeeded 5th Baronet Beckett of Leeds.

On 24 May 1874 Reverend Evelyn Boothby (age 49) died.

On 24 May 1896 Alice Myddelton-Biddulph (age 58) died.

On 24 May 1906 Emma Charlotte Osborne (age 69) died.

On 24 May 1932 Hélie Guillaume Hubert de Noailles (age 60) died.

On 24 May 1940 Lieutenant Christopher Furness (age 28) was killed in action.

On 24 May 1961 Cornelia Martin Countess Craven (age 89) died.

On 24 May 1993 John Kemp 1st Viscount Rochdale (age 86) died. His son St John Durival Kemp 2nd Viscount Rochdale (age 55) succeeded 2nd Viscount Rochdale of Rochdale in County Palatine of Lancaster, 3rd Baron Rochdale of Rochdale in Lancashire.

On 24 May 2006 Oliver Piers St Aubyn (age 85) died.