On this Day in History ... 25th May

25 May is in May.

843 Battle of Blain aka Messac

1532 Coronation of Anne Boleyn

1536 Execution of Anne Boleyn and her Co-accused

1536 Betrothal of Henry VIII and Jane Seymour

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

1537 Bigod's Rebellion

1550 Visit of the French Ambassadors

1553 Grey and Dudley Triple Wedding

1557 Scarborough Castle Rebellion

1632 Gunpowder Plot

1659 Cromwell Resigns his Protectorate

1682 Sinking of the Gloucester

1868 Death of Lord Cardigan

Events on the 25th 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.

After 25 May 1455 Richard Plantagenet 3rd Duke York (age 43) was appointed Constable of England.

Hall's Chronicle 1522. 25 May 1522. On Sunday the twenty-fifth day of May, the Lord Marques of Dorset (age 44), the Bishop of Chichester (age 69), and the Lord de la Warr (age 65), with other noble men, at the water of Graveling, received the Emperor (age 22) in the name of the King of England, and so the Emperor embraced them, and he having in his company many noble men, came toward Calice, where at the Turnpike in the lordship of Marke, he was received of Sir Edward Guildford (age 48) Marshall of Calais, with fifty men of arms richly be seen, and also a hundred archers on horseback, then in passing forward toward Calais, the ordnance shot terribly, and into Calais he was received with procession, and then by the lord Barne deputy there, and the counsel of the town then was he received by the Mayor and Aldermen of the town, and then of the Mayor and Merchants of the Staple, and so conveyed to the Exchequer, and there lodged.

The Noble Triumphant Coronacyon of Quene Anne. 25 May 1532. Knyghtes made at Grenwyche the sonday before Whytsonday.

And the sondaye before this tryumphe beyng the xxv daye of Maye the Kynge made at his maner of Grenwyche all these Knyghtes.

Syr Christofer Danby

Syr Christofer Hylarde

Syr Brian Hastynges.

Syr Thomas Butteller.

Syr Willyam Walgrave.

Syr Wyllyam Feldeyng.

Syr Thomas Methven.

Letters 1536. 25 May 1536. 964. John Husee to Lady Lisle (age 42).

I received your letter by my fellow Fyssher. Touching your weir Mr. Dygory is determined to do as much as the statute will bear, and as others do to theirs. This is Popley's counsel. As to your warren and free market I will set forth the same when I spy a time convenient. Mr. Degory and Bury have this day gone to Devonshire. Your woman shall be sent by Whitsunday, and shall bring with her the extract of Anthony Huse's cushion, to whose wife I will give your Ladyship's thanks. At Mr. Treasurer's coming I shall deliver him the puncheon of wine, and report by my next if it was thankfully received. If your Ladyship send Mr. Basset 5 marks or 4l. he will keep it as wisely as if he were 20 years older; but as he is to return after Whitsuntide you need not send it till then. My Lord never wrote to me for bows. You will receive by Petley 1,000 pins that Bury delivered me. I have written your Ladyship all that your counsel can yet say about lord Dawbny. London, 25 May.

As to the Queen's accusers my lady Worcester (age 34) is said to be the principal. "Your ladyship hath two nieces with the Queen, daughters to Mr. Arundell."

Hol., p. 1. Add.: In Calais.

Letters 1536. 25 May [1536]. R. T. 145, No. 8. Gachard's Analectes Historiques, 1 S. 17. 965. Mary of Hungary to Ferdinand King of the Romans.

I hope the English will not do much against us now, as we are free from his lady (deceased), who was a good Frenchwoman. That the vengeance might be executed by the Emperor's subjects, he sent for the executioner of St. Omer, as there were none in England good enough.

Letters 1536. Hears he has already espoused another lady [Jane Seymour (age 27)], who is a good Imperialist (I know not if she will continue), and to whom he paid great attention before the death of the other. As none but the organist [Mark Smeaton (deceased)] confessed, nor herself either, people think he invented this device to get rid of her. Any how, not much wrong can be done to her, even in being suspected as méchante, for that has long been her character. It is to be hoped, if hope be a right thing to entertain about such acts, that when he is tired of this one he will find some occasion of getting rid of her. I think wives will hardly be well contented if such customs become general. Although I have no desire to put myself in this danger, yet being of the feminine gender I will pray with the others that God may keep us from it.

Fr., from a modern copy, pp. 2. Headed: "Extrait d'une lettre de la Reine d'Hongrie au Roy des Romains en date du 25 Mai 1536."

On 25 May 1537 Margaret Stafford (age 26) was burned at the stake at Smithfield [Map].

Wriothesley's Chronicle. 25 May 1544. Frydaye 25 Maii Sir Edward Courtney, Earle of Devonshire (age 17), was had out of the Tower [Map] at 3 of the clock in the morninge, Mr. Chamberlayne of Suffolke and Sir Tho. Tresham, knights, ridinge with him, with certeyne of the Queens garde and others, to Fodringay Castle [Map] in Northamptonshire, and he there to remayne under theyr custodie at the Queens pleasure.

This moneth allso divers persons both men and weomen were sett on the pillorie in Cheape for slaunderouse and seditiouse wordes speakinge against the Queene (age 28) and her Councell and had their eares nayled to the pillorie [Map].

Diary of Edward VI. 25 May 1550. The embassadours came to the court, where thei saw me take the oth for th'acceptation of the treaty1, and afterward dined with me; and after diner saw a pastime of tenne against tenne at the ring, wherof on th'on(e) sid(e) were the duke of Sowthfolk, the vice-dam, the lord Lisle (age 23), and seven other gentlemen, appareled in yelow; on the other, the lord Stra(nge), mons. Henadoy, and yeight other, in blew.

Note 1. "The next day, being Whitsunday, assigned for the taking of the oath and ratification, we, the marquesses of Dorset (age 33) and Northampton (age 38), the lord privy seal, and lord Paget, went again with barges to conduct them to the court, which then, what with our own nation and theirs, was very much replenished. The King's matie, after the communion and service in the chapel beneath, in the presence of mons. Chastillon, his colleagues, and us all of his highness' privy council, besides others standers-by, did read the oath and subscribe the same, with the circumstances thereto belonging; and that day the French commissioners, with their ambassador here resident, dined with the King, and were of his Matie most friendly entertained." (Narrative addressed to sir John Mason (age 47), as before.)

On 25 May 1553 a triple wedding was celebrated at Durham Place, the London townhouse of John Dudley 1st Duke Northumberland (age 49), father of Guildford Dudley (age 18) and Katherine Dudley Countess Huntingdon (age 15) ...

Guildford Dudley (age 18) and Lady Jane Grey (age 17) were married. She the daughter of Henry Grey 1st Duke of Suffolk (age 36) and Frances Brandon Duchess of Suffolk (age 35). He the son of John Dudley 1st Duke Northumberland (age 49) and Jane Guildford Duchess Northumberland (age 44). They were third cousin once removed. She a great granddaughter of King Henry VII of England and Ireland.

Henry Hastings 3rd Earl Huntingdon (age 18) and Katherine Dudley Countess Huntingdon (age 15) were married. She the daughter of John Dudley 1st Duke Northumberland (age 49) and Jane Guildford Duchess Northumberland (age 44). He the son of Francis Hastings 2nd Earl Huntingdon (age 39) and Catherine Pole Countess Huntingdon (age 42).

Henry Herbert 2nd Earl Pembroke (age 15) and Catherine Grey Countess Hertford (age 12) were married. She the daughter of Henry Grey 1st Duke of Suffolk (age 36) and Frances Brandon Duchess of Suffolk (age 35). He the son of William Herbert 1st Earl Pembroke (age 52) and Anne Parr Countess Pembroke. They were fourth cousins. She a great granddaughter of King Henry VII of England and Ireland.

On 25 May 1555 King Henry II of Navarre (age 52) died. His daughter Jeanne Albret III Queen Navarre (age 26) succeeded III Queen Navarre.

Henry Machyn's Diary. 25 May 1557. The xxv day of May was raynyd at Westmynster one, a Frenche man, that was taken at Skarborow when that Thomas Stafford (age 24) was taken with ys adherentes, and cast to dee, and so cared to the Towre agayn.

Note. P. 135. Scarborough castle. Strype in his Memorials, vol. iii. Appen. lxxiii. has printed "the Names of the Prisoners taken in Scarborowe Castell the 28th of Apryll, An. 1557." Five were committed to the Tower of London, and twenty-seven remained in York Castle.

Note. Pp. 135, 136. Death and Funeral of sir Jaques Granado. He was a native of Brabant: having distinguished himself in the campaign in Scotland in 1547 (Holinshed, 1st edit. p. 1620), he was one of the knights made at its close by the duke of Somerset at Berwick, Sept. 28. (Ibid. p. 1633). An annuity of 50l. was granted March 10, 1549-50, to sir Jaques Granado and Magdalen his wife, and to the longer liver: see the patent printed in Rymer, xv. 210. He appears to have filled the office of equerry or some similar post, as in Oct. 1551, he had a passport to conduct sixteen horses sent by Edward VI. to the French king. His widow "Mawdelyn" became the second wife of sir Robert Chester, and his daughter Katharine was married to Edward Chester, sir Robert's son and heir. (MS. Harl. 897, f. 55b.)

Henry Machyn's Diary. 25 May 1559. The xxv day they wher browt to the cowrt with musyke to dener, for ther was gret cher; and after dener to b[ear] and bull baytyng, and the Quen('s) (age 25) grace and the embassadurs stod in the galere lokyng of the pastym tyll vj at nyght; and after they whent by water unto Powll wharff, and landyd, and contenent unto ther logyng to the byshope of London('s) to soper, for ther wher gorgyus aparell as has bene sen in thes days.

Note. P. 197. Arrival of French ambassadors. These were, Charles cardinal of Lorraine, Anne due de Montmorenci, Jacques Marquis de Fronsac, Jehan de Morvillier bishop of Orleans, and the chevalier Claude de l'Aubespiere (see Rymer, xv. 503.)

Henry Machyn's Diary. After 25 May 1562. [The .. day of May was the funeral of lady Cheyne, late wife of ser Thomas Cheyne councillor to] kyng Edward the vj and unto quen Mary and queen Elesabett (age 28) tyll he ded, and she was beried at Toddington [Map] with mony mornars; master Garter (age 52) and master Norrey (age 64) [were] the haroldes, and (the) dene of Powlles (age 45) dyd pryc[h the sermon,] for ther was grett chere, and a grett dole [as ever] in that contrey sene-iij mylles from Donstabull.

Note. P. 282. Funeral of lady Cheney. See the note on sir Thomas Cheney in p. 369. There is an effigy of the lady at Toddington; see the Topographer, 1846, vol. i. p. 156.

On 25 May 1601 Robert Beale (age 60) died at his home at Barnes Richmond, Surrey.

On 25 May 1616 Carlo Dolci was born.

Around 30 Jun 1632 Edward Vaux 4th Baron Vaux Harrowden (age 43) and Elizabeth Howard Countess Banbury (age 49) were married some five weeks after the death of her first husband William Knollys 1st Earl Banbury (age 88) on 25 May 1632. They, Edward and Elizabeth, when teenagers, had been subject to marriage negotiations which broke down as a consequence of the Gunpowder Plot and she had married William Knollys 1st Earl Banbury (deceased) some forty years her senior. She the daughter of Thomas Howard 1st Earl Suffolk and Catherine Knyvet Countess Suffolk (age 68).

On 25 May 1657 Edward Rodney (age 66) died. On 03 Aug 1659 Frances Southwell died. Monument in Church of St Leonard, Rodney Stoke [Map].

Frances Southwell: She was born to Robert Southwell and Elizabeth Howard Countess Carrick. In May 1614 Edward Rodney and she were married at Somerset House. She the daughter of Robert Southwell and Elizabeth Howard Countess Carrick.

On 25 May 1659 Richard Cromwell Lord Protector (age 32) resigned as Lord Protector.

On 25 May 1671 Henry Wood 1st Baronet (age 73) died without male issue. Baronet Wood extinct. On 31 May 1671 he was buried at Ufford, Suffolk. His daughter Mary Wood Duchess Southampton (age 8) was his heir. In view of the great wealth she was to inherit she was betrothed to Charles Fitzroy 1st Duke Southampton 2nd Duke Cleveland (age 8), an illegitmate son of King Charles II of England Scotland and Ireland (age 40) and Barbara Villiers 1st Duchess of Cleveland (age 30). On her father's death she went to live with Barbara Villiers 1st Duchess of Cleveland (age 30). They, Mary Wood Duchess Southampton (age 8) and Charles Fitzroy 1st Duke Southampton 2nd Duke Cleveland (age 8) married 1679 but she died a year later from smallpox.

Evelyn's Diary. 25 May 1673. My son (age 18) was made a younger brother of the Trinity House. The new master was Sir J. Smith, one of the Commissioners of the Navy, a stout seaman, who had interposed and saved the Duke (age 39) from perishing by a fire ship in the late war.

Evelyn's Diary. 25 May 1682. The Duke (age 48) and King James II of England Scotland and Ireland (age 48) and Duchess of York (age 23) were just now come to London, after his escape and shipwreck, as he went by sea for Scotland.

Evelyn's Diary. 25 May 1682. I was desired by Sir Stephen Fox (age 55) and Sir Christopher Wren (age 58) to accompany them to Lambeth, Surrey [Map], with the plot and design of the college to be built at Chelsea, to have the Archbishop's approbation. It was a quadrangle of 200 feet square, after the dimensions of the larger quadrangle at Christ church, Oxford, for the accommodation of 440 persons, with Governor of and officers. This was agreed on.

Evelyn's Diary. 25 May 1688. The Queen Dowager (age 49), hitherto bent on her return into Portugal, now on the sudden, on allegation of a great debt owing her by his Majesty (age 54) disabling her, declares her resolution to stay.

On 11 May 1804 Edward Hase of Salle (age 71) died. On 25 May 1801 Virtue Repps (age 69) died. Memorial in Church of St Peter and St Paul, Salle [Map].

Edward Hase of Salle: Around 1733 he was born to John Hase of Great Melton in Norfolk and Mary Lombe. On 02 Jan 1784 John 1st Lombe Baronet was created 1st Baronet Lombe aka Jodrell of Salle Park in Norfolk with remainder in default of male issue of his own to his brother he and the heirs male of his body and in default thereof to the male issue of Edward Hase's daughter, Virtue Hase. Before 25 May 1801 Edward Hase of Salle and Virtue Repps were married.

Virtue Repps: Around 1732 she was born to John Repps of Mattishall and Virtue Boardman.

On 25 May 1859 William Logsdail was born to George Logsdail (age 32) at 19 Lincoln Cathedral Close.

George Logsdail: In 1827 he was born. In 1905 he died.

On 25 May 1865 George Allardice 1st Baron Riddell was born.

On 28 Mar 1868 James Brudenell 7th Earl Cardigan (age 70) died from a fall from a horse. Earl Cardigan extinct.

On 25 May 1915 Adeline Horsey Countess Cardigan (age 90) died.

Both were buried in St Peter's Church, Deene [Map]; he on 09 Apr 1868. Monument to James Brudenell 7th Earl Cardigan 1797 1868 sculpted by Joseph Edgar Boehm (age 33). Recumbent effigies on Sarcophagus, bronze sea horses (Brudenell Crest) at the bottom corners.

On 25 May 1870 Edward Royds (age 21) died from a fall on Monte Salvadore, Lugano, Switzerland. He was buried in Lugano.

Edward Royds: On 09 Oct 1848 he was born to Reverend Edward Royds and Anne Mary Littledale. He was baptised at St Oswald's Church, Brereton on 14 Nov 1847. Coefficient of inbreeding 6.25%.

Births on the 25th May

Between 25 May 1334 or 01 Aug 1334 William Vavasour was born to Henry Vavasour (age 42) and Amabel Fitzhugh Baroness Vavasour (age 24).

On 25 May 1417 Catherine La Marck was born to Adolph La Marck I Duke Cleves (age 43) and Marie Valois Duchess Cleves (age 24).

On 25 May 1601 Archduchess Habsburg Spain was born to Ferdinand of Spain II Holy Roman Emperor (age 22) and Maria Anna Wittelsbach Holy Roman Empress (age 26). Coefficient of inbreeding 11.68%.

On 25 May 1603 Charles Habsburg Spain was born to Ferdinand of Spain II Holy Roman Emperor (age 24) and Maria Anna Wittelsbach Holy Roman Empress (age 28). Coefficient of inbreeding 11.68%.

On 25 May 1616 Carlo Dolci was born.

On 25 May 1625 Thomas Hervey was born to William Hervey (age 38) and Susan Jermyn (age 34).

On 25 May 1678 Vere Fane 5th Earl of Westmoreland was born to Vere Fane 4th Earl of Westmoreland (age 33) and Rachel Bence Countess of Westmoreland.

On 25 May 1682 Charles Lennard was born to Thomas Lennard 1st Earl of Sussex (age 28) and Anne Fitzroy Countess Sussex (age 21) at Windsor Castle [Map]. He a grandson of King Charles II of England Scotland and Ireland. Coefficient of inbreeding 3.14%.

On 25 May 1686 Carolus Pole was born to John Pole 3rd Baronet (age 36) and Anne Morice Lady Pole (age 33).

On 25 May 1687 Edward Crofton 3rd Baronet was born.

Before 25 May 1693 Reverend Michael Biddulph was born to Simon Biddulph (age 32).

On 25 May 1708 Wriothesley Russell 3rd Duke Bedford was born to Wriothesley Russell 2nd Duke Bedford (age 27) and Elizabeth Howland Duchess Bedford (age 26).

On 25 May 1708 Catherine Lee Countess of Lichfield was born to John Stonhouse 3rd Baronet (age 36) and Penelope Dashwood (age 21).

On 25 May 1715 Michael Pilkington 6th Baronet was born to Lyon Pilkington 4th Baronet (age 31).

Before 25 May 1733 John Guise 1st Baronet was born to Henry Guise (age 55).

On 25 May 1782 Bishop Edward Grey was born to Charles Grey 1st Earl Grey (age 52) and Elizabeth Grey Countess Grey (age 38).

After 25 May 1786 Georgiana Venables-Vernon Baroness Suffield was born to George Venables-Vernon 2nd Baron Vernon (age 51) and Jane Georgiana Fauquier Baroness Vernon (age 38).

On 25 May 1795 Charles Williamson aka Winn was born to John Williamson (age 18).

On 25 May 1796 James Haughton Langston was born.

On 25 May 1809 Thomas Dyke Acland 11th Baronet was born to Thomas Dyke Acland 10th Baronet (age 22) and Elizabeth Hoare (age 22).

On 25 May 1815 Jane Bosville Macdonald was born to Godfrey Bosville Macdonald (age 39) and Louisa Maria La Coast Hanover (age 33). She a great x 2 granddaughter of King George II of Great Britain and Ireland.

On 25 May 1828 Eric Carrington Smith was born to Oswald Smith (age 33) and Henrietta Mildred Hodgson (age 23).

On 25 May 1844 Alice Mary Cuffe Baroness Henniker was born to John Cuffe 3rd Earl Desart (age 25) and Elizabeth Lucy Campbell Countess Desart (age 22).

On 25 May 1846 Helena Windsor was born to Prince Albert Saxe Coburg Gotha (age 26) and Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom (age 27). Coefficient of inbreeding 7.16%.

On 25 May 1852 Captain Harry George Grey was born to Charles Samuel Grey (age 41) and Margaret Dysart Hunter.

On 25 May 1857 Sigmund Neumann 1st Baronet was born to Gustav Neumann and Babette m Neumann at Fürth, Bavaria. His christian name anglicized from Sigismund.

On 25 May 1859 William Logsdail was born to George Logsdail (age 32) at 19 Lincoln Cathedral Close.

George Logsdail: In 1827 he was born. In 1905 he died.

On 25 May 1860 Edward Lycett Green 2nd Baronet was born to Edward Green 1st Baronet (age 29) and Mary Lycett Lady Green (age 25).

On 25 May 1865 George Allardice 1st Baron Riddell was born.

On 25 May 1867 William Humble Ward 2nd Earl of Dudley was born to William Ward 1st Earl of Dudley (age 50) and Georgina Moncrieffe Countess Dudley (age 20).

On 25 May 1877 Katherine De Vere Beauclerk was born to William Amelius Aubrey Beauclerk 10th Duke St Albans (age 37) and Grace Bernal Duchess St Albans (age 29).

On 25 May 1879 Hilda Strutt was born to Henry Strutt 2nd Baron Belper (age 39) and Margaret Coke Baroness Belper (age 27).

On 25 May 1879 Vice Admiral Charles Andrew Fountaine was born to Algernon Charles Fountaine (age 27) at Narford Hall and Mary Fountaine (age 31). He was baptised 03 Aug 1879 at the Church of St Mary, Narford [Map].

On 25 May 1881 Henry Lyndhurst Bruce was born to Henry Bruce 2nd Baron Aberdare (age 29) and Constance Mary Beckett Baroness Aberdare.

On 25 May 1900 Stillborn Hesse Darmstadt was born to Ernest Louis Hesse Darmstadt Grand Duke (age 31) and Victoria Melita Windsor (age 23). He a great grandson of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom. Coefficient of inbreeding 9.12%.

On 25 May 1910 Charles Richard Strutt was born to Robert Strutt 4th Baron Rayleigh (age 34).

On 25 May 1949 Michael Thomas Waterhouse was born to Major Charles Huguenot Waterhouse (age 30) and Caroline Spencer-Churchill (age 25).

Marriages on the 25th May

On 25 May 1300 Rudolph Habsburg III Duke Austria (age 18) and Blanche Capet Duchess Austria (age 22) were married. She by marriage Duchess Austria. She the daughter of Philip "Bold" III King France and Maria Reginar Queen Consort France (age 44). He the son of Albert Habsburg I Duke Austria (age 44) and Elizabeth Carinthia Duchess Austria. She a great x 3 granddaughter of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England.

On 25 May 1306 John Warenne 7th Earl Surrey (age 19) and Joan of Bar Countess of Surrey (age 10) were married. She by marriage Countess Surrey. She the daughter of Henry of Bar III Count of Bar (age 47) and Eleanor Plantagenet. They were half second cousin once removed. She a granddaughter of King Edward "Longshanks" I of England.

Before 25 May 1368 William Ferrers 3rd Baron Ferrers of Groby (age 35) and Margaret Percy Baroness Ferrers Groby (age 38) were married. She by marriage Baroness Ferrers of Groby. They were third cousins. He a great x 2 grandson of King Edward "Longshanks" I of England. She a great x 5 granddaughter of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England.

Before 25 May 1524 John Bourchier 2nd Earl Bath (age 25) and Eleanor Manners Countess Bath (age 21) were married at Hengrave Hall, Bury St Edmunds. He the son of John Bourchier 1st Earl Bath (age 53) and Cecily Daubeney Baroness Fitzwarin (age 50). He a great x 4 grandson of King Edward III of England. She a great x 4 granddaughter of King Edward III of England.

On 25 May 1553 a triple wedding was celebrated at Durham Place, the London townhouse of John Dudley 1st Duke Northumberland (age 49), father of Guildford Dudley (age 18) and Katherine Dudley Countess Huntingdon (age 15) ...

Guildford Dudley (age 18) and Lady Jane Grey (age 17) were married. She the daughter of Henry Grey 1st Duke of Suffolk (age 36) and Frances Brandon Duchess of Suffolk (age 35). He the son of John Dudley 1st Duke Northumberland (age 49) and Jane Guildford Duchess Northumberland (age 44). They were third cousin once removed. She a great granddaughter of King Henry VII of England and Ireland.

Henry Hastings 3rd Earl Huntingdon (age 18) and Katherine Dudley Countess Huntingdon (age 15) were married. She the daughter of John Dudley 1st Duke Northumberland (age 49) and Jane Guildford Duchess Northumberland (age 44). He the son of Francis Hastings 2nd Earl Huntingdon (age 39) and Catherine Pole Countess Huntingdon (age 42).

Henry Herbert 2nd Earl Pembroke (age 15) and Catherine Grey Countess Hertford (age 12) were married. She the daughter of Henry Grey 1st Duke of Suffolk (age 36) and Frances Brandon Duchess of Suffolk (age 35). He the son of William Herbert 1st Earl Pembroke (age 52) and Anne Parr Countess Pembroke. They were fourth cousins. She a great granddaughter of King Henry VII of England and Ireland.

On 25 May 1601 Anthony Denton of Tunbridge in Kent and Elizabeth Isham (age 22) were married.

Around 30 Jun 1632 Edward Vaux 4th Baron Vaux Harrowden (age 43) and Elizabeth Howard Countess Banbury (age 49) were married some five weeks after the death of her first husband William Knollys 1st Earl Banbury (age 88) on 25 May 1632. They, Edward and Elizabeth, when teenagers, had been subject to marriage negotiations which broke down as a consequence of the Gunpowder Plot and she had married William Knollys 1st Earl Banbury (deceased) some forty years her senior. She the daughter of Thomas Howard 1st Earl Suffolk and Catherine Knyvet Countess Suffolk (age 68).

On 25 May 1721 John West 1st Earl De La Warr (age 28) and Charlotte Maccarthy Baroness De La Warr were married. She the daughter of Donough Maccarthy 4th Earl Clancarty (age 53) and Elizabeth Spencer Countess Clancarty.

On 25 May 1742 James Shuttleworth (age 28) and Mary Holden were married at All Saints Church, Aston-on-Trent [Map]. They had four sons and three daughters.

On 25 May 1762 Francis Willoughby (age 35) and Octavia Fisher were married.

On 25 May 1765 Archibald Hamilton 9th Duke Hamilton 6th Duke Brandon (age 24) and Harriet Stewart Duchess Hamilton Duchess Brandon were married. She the daughter of Alexander Stewart 6th Earl Galloway (age 71) and Catherine Cochrane Countess Galloway (age 56). He the son of James Hamilton 5th Duke Hamilton 2nd Duke Brandon and Anne Spencer Duchess Hamilton Duchess Brandon (age 55).

On 25 May 1767 John Tempest (age 28) and May Anne Townsend (age 22) were married.

On 25 May 1769 Samuel Marriott and Margaret Gee (age 22) were married at All Saints Church, Glossop [Map]. Witnesses were John BRAY and John FOX. They resided at Hillhouses, Kinder [Map].

On 25 May 1772 Robert Hodgson of Congleton (age 31) and Mildred Porteus (age 27) were married at St Mary at Lambeth Church, Surrey [Map].

On 25 May 1786 George Venables-Vernon 2nd Baron Vernon (age 51) and Jane Georgiana Fauquier Baroness Vernon (age 38) were married. She by marriage Baroness Vernon of Kinderton in Cheshire.

Before 25 May 1801 Edward Hase of Salle (age 68) and Virtue Repps (age 69) were married.

On 25 May 1813 Johnathan Frederick Pollock 1st Baronet (age 29) and Frances Rivers were married. They had twelve children together.

On 25 May 1822 Grand Duke Paul Frederick of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (age 21) and Alexandrine Hohenzollern (age 19) were married. They had two sons and four daughters. She the daughter of Frederick William II King Prussia (age 51). They were third cousin once removed. He a great x 4 grandson of King George I of Great Britain and Ireland. She a great x 3 granddaughter of King George I of Great Britain and Ireland.

On 25 May 1839 John James Waldegrave and Frances Braham Countess Waldegrave (age 18) were married. She would, a year later, marry his legitimate half-brother George Edward Waldegrave 7th Earl Waldegrave (age 23); an example of Married to Two Siblings. He the son of John James Waldegrave 6th Earl Waldegrave. He a great x 4 grandson of King James II of England Scotland and Ireland.

On 25 May 1852 Lister Lister-Kaye (age 24) and Caroline Pepys were married. She the daughter of Charles Christopher Pepys 1st Earl of Cottenham and Charlotte Maria Wingfield.

On 25 May 1857 Archibald Peel (age 29) and Ellen Mary Palmer were married.

On 25 May 1870 Henry Furneaux (age 40) and Eleanor Elizabeth Severn were married. She the daughter of Joseph Severn (age 76) and Elizabeth Montgomerie.

On 25 May 1950 Lieutenant-Colonel Robin Hood William Stewart Hastings (age 33) and Jean Suzanne Palethorpe were married.

Deaths on the 25th May

On 25 May 709 Saint Aldhelm (age 70) died in Doulting, Somerset.

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 25 May 916 Flann Sinna King Mide and High King of Ireland (age 69) died.

On 25 May 1008 Matilda Billung Countess Flanders (age 68) died at Ghent [Map].

On 25 May 1045 Otto Vermandois I Count Vermandois (age 65) died.

Before 25 May 1368 Margaret Ufford (age 38) died.

On 25 May 1387 Richard Poynings 3rd Baron Poynings (age 28) died at Villalpando. His son Robert Poynings 4th Baron Poynings (age 4) succeeded 4th Baron Poynings.

On 25 May 1395 William Botreaux 2nd Baron Botreaux (age 28) died. His son William Botreaux 3rd Baron Botreaux (age 6) succeeded 3rd Baron Botreaux 1368.

On 25 May 1399 Margaret Aumale (age 56) died in Plymouth, Devon [Map].

On 25 May 1406 Dietrich La Marck Bishop Liège died.

On 25 May 1452 Archbishop John Stafford died.

On 25 May 1486 Margaret Byron (age 74) died at Stanton Harcourt, Oxfordshire [Map]. She was buried at Stanton Harcourt, Oxfordshire [Map].

On 25 May 1524 Thomas Lovell died.

On 25 May 1537 Margaret Stafford (age 26) was burned at the stake at Smithfield [Map].

On 25 May 1555 King Henry II of Navarre (age 52) died. His daughter Jeanne Albret III Queen Navarre (age 26) succeeded III Queen Navarre.

Before 25 May 1562 Richard Goodrich (age 56) died.

On 25 May 1579 John Constable (age 51) died.

On 25 May 1580 George Ludlow (age 75) died in Hill Deverell, Wiltshire.

Before 25 May 1587 Thomas Trentham (age 49) died. On 25 May 1587 Thomas Trentham (age 49) was buried at Rocester Abbey [Map].

On 25 May 1594 Anthony Hungerford (age 54) died.

On 25 May 1601 Robert Beale (age 60) died at his home at Barnes Richmond, Surrey.

On 25 May 1603 Charles Habsburg Spain died.

On 25 May 1604 Peter Ernst I Graf of Mansfeld (age 86) died.

On 25 May 1632 William Knollys 1st Earl Banbury (age 88) died. His eldest son His brother Edward Knollys de jure 2nd Earl Banbury, 2nd Viscount Wallingford, 2nd Baron Knollys. Parliament disallowed the succession on the basis that Edward (age 5) had been born when William was some eighty-two years old and Edward was, in fact, the son of Edward Vaux 4th Baron Vaux Harrowden (age 43) whom Edward's mother (age 49) subsequently married around a month after William's death.

On 25 May 1632 Ferdinand Gonzaga (age 22) died.

On 25 May 1638 Katherine Hastings (age 81) died.

On 25 May 1653 John Hay 1st Earl Tweeddale (age 60) died. His son John Hay 1st Marquess Teviotdale (age 27) succeeded 2nd Earl Tweeddale. Jean Scott Marchioness Teviotdale by marriage Countess Tweeddale.

On 25 May 1653 Elizabeth Aldersley Baroness Coventry (age 73) died.

On 25 May 1657 Edward Rodney (age 66) died. On 03 Aug 1659 Frances Southwell died. Monument in Church of St Leonard, Rodney Stoke [Map].

Frances Southwell: She was born to Robert Southwell and Elizabeth Howard Countess Carrick. In May 1614 Edward Rodney and she were married at Somerset House. She the daughter of Robert Southwell and Elizabeth Howard Countess Carrick.

On 25 May 1668 Anne Cockayne (age 63) died in Rushton, Northamptonshire.

On 25 May 1671 Henry Wood 1st Baronet (age 73) died without male issue. Baronet Wood extinct. On 31 May 1671 he was buried at Ufford, Suffolk. His daughter Mary Wood Duchess Southampton (age 8) was his heir. In view of the great wealth she was to inherit she was betrothed to Charles Fitzroy 1st Duke Southampton 2nd Duke Cleveland (age 8), an illegitmate son of King Charles II of England Scotland and Ireland (age 40) and Barbara Villiers 1st Duchess of Cleveland (age 30). On her father's death she went to live with Barbara Villiers 1st Duchess of Cleveland (age 30). They, Mary Wood Duchess Southampton (age 8) and Charles Fitzroy 1st Duke Southampton 2nd Duke Cleveland (age 8) married 1679 but she died a year later from smallpox.

On 25 May 1679 Lieutenant Charles Harbord (age 82) died.

On 25 May 1685 John Marsham 1st Baronet (age 82) died. His son John Marsham 2nd Baronet succeeded 2nd Baronet Marsham of Cuckston in Kent.

On 25 May 1691 William Tollemache (age 42) died.

On 25 May 1708 Bishop Robert (age 86) died.

On 25 May 1714 Elizabeth Pettus died.

On 25 May 1714 Frances Willoughby Countess Bellomont (age 71) died in Derby [Map].

On 25 May 1720 Gregory Page 1st Baronet (age 51) died. He was buried at St Alfege's Church, Greenwich on 07 Jun 1720. His son Gregory Page 2nd Baronet (age 25) succeeded 2nd Baronet Page of Greenwich in Kent.

Before 25 May 1725 Jonathan Wild was executed at Tyburn [Map].

On 25 May 1785 Francis Godolphin 2nd Baron Goldolphin (age 78) died without issue. Baron Godolphin of Helston in Cornwall extinct.

On 25 May 1801 Charles Stuart (age 48) died.

On 11 May 1804 Edward Hase of Salle (age 71) died. On 25 May 1801 Virtue Repps (age 69) died. Memorial in Church of St Peter and St Paul, Salle [Map].

Edward Hase of Salle: Around 1733 he was born to John Hase of Great Melton in Norfolk and Mary Lombe. On 02 Jan 1784 John 1st Lombe Baronet was created 1st Baronet Lombe aka Jodrell of Salle Park in Norfolk with remainder in default of male issue of his own to his brother he and the heirs male of his body and in default thereof to the male issue of Edward Hase's daughter, Virtue Hase. Before 25 May 1801 Edward Hase of Salle and Virtue Repps were married.

Virtue Repps: Around 1732 she was born to John Repps of Mattishall and Virtue Boardman.

On 25 May 1805 David Carnegie 4th Baronet (age 51) died. His son James Carnegie 5th Baronet (age 6) de jure 8th Earl Southesk, succeeded 4th Baronet Carnegie of Pittarrow in Kincardine.

On 25 May 1818 William Gordon (age 82) died.

On 25 May 1819 Norris John Wodehouse (age 21) died.

On 25 May 1822 Elizabeth Wrottesley Duchess Grafton (age 76) died.

On 25 May 1828 Frank Abney-Hastings (age 34) was wounded in an attempt to reclaim Missolonghi. On 01 Jun 1828 Frank Abney-Hastings (age 34) died from his injuries in Zakynthos. Greece held a national funeral in honor of him. He was laid to rest beneath the arsenal of Poros, today a Hellenic Naval Academy, and his heart is preserved in the Anglican Church in Athens. Multiple monuments in Greece were built in his honor, and several streets were named after him.

After 25 May 1839 John James Waldegrave died.

On 25 May 1848 Stephen Fox-Strangways (age 31) died.

On 25 May 1854 Robert Lancelot Allgood (age 59) died.

On 25 May 1855 Charles Henry Manners (age 74) died.

On 28 Mar 1868 James Brudenell 7th Earl Cardigan (age 70) died from a fall from a horse. Earl Cardigan extinct.

On 25 May 1915 Adeline Horsey Countess Cardigan (age 90) died.

Both were buried in St Peter's Church, Deene [Map]; he on 09 Apr 1868. Monument to James Brudenell 7th Earl Cardigan 1797 1868 sculpted by Joseph Edgar Boehm (age 33). Recumbent effigies on Sarcophagus, bronze sea horses (Brudenell Crest) at the bottom corners.

On 25 May 1870 Edward Royds (age 21) died from a fall on Monte Salvadore, Lugano, Switzerland. He was buried in Lugano.

Edward Royds: On 09 Oct 1848 he was born to Reverend Edward Royds and Anne Mary Littledale. He was baptised at St Oswald's Church, Brereton on 14 Nov 1847. Coefficient of inbreeding 6.25%.

On 25 May 1874 Patrick George Bellew (age 20) died from the discharge of his revolver, unmarried.

On 25 May 1874 Charlotte Sparrow (age 88) died.

On 25 May 1879 William Douglas (age 45) died.

On 25 May 1883 Henry Robinson Montagu 6th Baron Rokeby (age 85) died.

On 25 May 1885 Harriet Blanche Somerset Countess Galloway (age 73) died.

On 25 May 1891 Agnes Louisa Petre Baroness Clifford (age 65) died.

On 25 May 1896 Mary Emma Brodrick Countess Enniskillen (age 70) died.

On 25 May 1897 James Lever (age 87) died.

On 25 May 1919 Maria Gray Countess of Home (age 70) died.

On 25 May 1920 Frances Mary Petre Countess Granard (age 74) died.

On 25 May 1929 Aubrey Craven Theophilus Robin Hood Hastings (age 51) died.

On 25 May 1930 Archbishop Randall Davidson (age 82) died.

On 25 May 1932 George Algernon Lascelles (age 66) died.

On 25 May 1934 Arthur Henry Dillon 18th Viscount Dillon (age 59) died. His brother Brigadier Eric FitzGerald Dillon 19th Viscount Dillon (age 53) succeeded 19th Viscount Dillon of Costello Gallen in Mayo. Nora Juanita Muriel Beckett Viscountess Dillon by marriage Viscountess Dillon of Costello Gallen in Mayo.

On 25 May 1939 Joseph Duveen 1st Baron Duveen (age 69) died.

On 25 May 1939 Esmé Fitzroy (age 80) died.

On 25 May 1948 Annette Louise Monck Countess Liverpool (age 73) died.

On 25 May 1949 Wilmot Ida Noreen Hastings (age 68) died.

On 25 May 1962 Walter Bennet Wrottesley (age 84) died.

On 25 May 2013 Margaret Fortescue (age 89) died.