On this Day in History ... 26th August

26 Aug is in August.

1346 Battle of Crécy

1666 Great Plague of London

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Events on the 26th August

On 26 Aug 1278 Ottokar "Iron King" II King Bohemia (age 45) died. His son King Wenceslaus II of Bohemia and Poland (age 6) succeeded II King Bohemia.

On 26 Aug 1346 the army of King Edward III of England (age 33) defeated the French army at the Battle of Crécy. The English army was commanded by King Edward III of England (age 33), his son Edward "Black Prince" (age 16), Thomas Beauchamp 11th Earl Warwick (age 33), William Bohun 1st Earl of Northampton (age 36) and John Beauchamp 1st Baron Beauchamp Warwick (age 30).

The English army was included: Bishop Thomas of Hatfield (age 36), Hugh Despencer 1st Baron Despencer (age 38), Bernard Brocas (age 16), Thomas Felton (age 16), James Audley (age 28), Robert Bourchier 1st Baron Bourchier, Bartholomew "The Elder" Burghesh 1st Baron Burghesh (age 59), Bartholomew "The Younger" Burghesh 2nd Baron Burghesh (age 18), Reginald Cobham 1st Baron Cobham (age 51), John Darcy 1st Baron Darcy of Knayth (age 66), Robert Ferrers 3rd Baron Ferrers of Chartley (age 37), Richard Scrope 1st Baron Scrope of Bolton (age 19), William Scrope (age 21), Stephen Scrope (age 21), William Latimer 4th Baron Latimer of Corby (age 16), John Lisle 2nd Baron Lisle (age 28), Gerard Lisle 1st Baron Lisle (age 42), Nicholas Longford (age 61), Edward Montagu 1st Baron Montagu, Walter Paveley 4th Baron Burghesh (age 27), Michael Poynings 1st Baron Poynings (age 28), Robert Ufford 1st Earl Suffolk (age 48), John de Vere 7th Earl of Oxford (age 34), Thomas West (age 34), John Willoughby 2nd Baron Willoughby (age 43), John Wingfield (age 26), Henry Percy 11th and 3rd Baron Percy (age 25), Hugh Courtenay 10th Earl Devon (age 43) (possibly), Walter "Elder" Devereux (age 37), John Devereux (age 44), Enion Sais Brecon, John Chandos (age 26), Richard Pembridge (age 26) and John Sully (age 63).

The French army suffered significant casualties. King Philip "Fortunate" VI of France (age 52) was wounded. William de Coucy (age 60) and his son Enguerrand 6th Lord de Coucy (age 33) and were killed.

Charles Valois Count Alençon (age 49) was killed. His son Charles Valois Archbishop Lyons (age 9) succeeded Count Alençon.

Louis Chatillon II Count Blois I Count Chatillon was killed. His son Louis Chatillon III Count Blois Count Soissons succeeded III Count Blois.

Louis Dampierre II Count Nevers I Count Flanders (age 42) was killed. His son Louis Dampierre III Count Nevers II Count Flanders (age 15) succeeded III Count Nevers, II Count Flanders.

King John I of Bohemia (age 50) was killed. His son Charles IV King Bohemia Holy Roman Emperor Luxemburg (age 30) succeeded IV King Bohemia.

Rudolph "Valiant" Metz I Duke Lorraine (age 26) was killed. His son John Metz I Duke Lorraine succeeded I Duke Lorraine.

Jean IV de Harcourt (age 39) was killed.

On 26 Aug 1377 Enguerrand de Coucy 1st Earl Bedford 1st Count Soissons (age 37) renounced his title Earl Bedford following the accession of King Richard II of England (age 10).

On 26 Aug 1469 Ferdinand II King Naples was born to Alfonso II King Naples (age 20) and Ippolita Maria Sforza (age 23).

Henry Machyn's Diary. 26 Aug 1552. The xxvjth day of August ded ser Clementt Smyth (age 45) knyght, and unkull unto owre soverayn lord and kyng Edward the vjth, the wyche ser Clement mared qwyne Jane('s) syster (age 36); and he ded in Essex, at a plasse callyd Badow.

Note. Death of sir Clement Smith. Sir Clement married Dorothy Seymour, sister of queen Jane, and of Edward duke of Somerset. King Edward, in his Diary, under the 24th March 1550–1, records his being "chidden" for having a year before heard mass.

Henry Machyn's Diary. 26 Aug 1555. The xxvj day of August cam from Westmynster, rydyng thrugh London unto Towrs-warff, the Kyng (age 28) and the Quen (age 39), and ther thay toke ther barge unto Grenwyche [Map], and landyd at the long bryge, and reseyvyd by my lord chanseler (age 72), and my lord of Ely (age 49), and my lord vycont Montyguw (age 26), master comtroller, master Sowthwell (age 52), and dyvers mo, and the gard, and dyvers holdyn torchys bornynge, and up to the Frers, and ther thare graces mad ther praers, and at her grace('s) landyng received ix or x suplycasyon(s), and so bake agayn to the court with a c. torchys bornyng.

Letters of the Court of James I 1613 Reverend Thomas Lorkin to Sir Thomas Puckering Baronet 26 Aug 1613. 26 Aug 1613. .London. Reverend Thomas Lorkin to Thomas Puckering 1st Baronet (age 21).

Queen Margaret (age 60)1, I hear, is very sick, they say, out of conceit; for that it hath been told her, that the almanac doth foretel that this month one of the greatest women of Christendom shall die. The world would laugh, if so great a woman as she is (saith mine author) should have so little wit, as to be put to death by an almanac. The Prince of Conde (age 24), having overheated his body lately in hunting of the stag, fell into a burning ague, and was in some danger for four or five days; but now the violence of the disease being spent, there is a good hope conceived of his recovery.

The Duke d'Espernon (age 59), pretending to live in great fear of his life by reason of the mortal hatred, which divers of his enemies bear him, hath obtained of the queen, for better security, a guard of twenty men taken out of the regiment des gardes who accompany him up and down, wherever he goes; which is offensive to many, who think it strange that the public guard should be employed in the maintaining of his particular factions.

One Recion, a printer of the Religion, having long since reprinted the book of "Novus Homo," (which was published here in England before against the present Pope) was condemned by the Judge of the Chatelet to make an amende honorable before the court, and another before the Nuncio; the further sentence was, that the book should be burned at the Nuncio's gates; and the printer himself banished for ever out of Paris. From which sentence he appealing to the Court of Parliament, they have remitted all his other punishments, save banishment, and that they have restrained only to two years.

Those of the Religion having begun to build a college at Charenton, for the instruction of their youth, the lieutenant-civil adjourned the deputies-general to appear before him, to answer the matter; but they sent him word they were responsible to none but the chancellor, and do not let to go forward with the building; being confident they are sufficiently warranted thereunto by the grants and license of the last king. Richeome, the Jesuit, hath newly set forth at Bordeaux an answer of "Anti-Coton" and La Martaliere's Plea against the Jesuits, and I understand that Suarez2, the Jesuit, hath newly set forth a great book in quarto at Coimbra, in answer to his majesty's apology. The quarrel between the King of Denmark and the States' is now at length happily compounded. My Lord Harrington (deceased) and his lady (age 59) are, by this, I suppose, arrived in England, having left the Palatine's court above a fortnight since. Sir John is gone to meet them at Calais; otherwise, I suppose, your letter should ere now have received answer. Some time next week, if not the latter end of this, his majesty is expected here in London.

Note 1. The first wife (age 60) of Henry IV of France, from whom she was divorced. She died 27th March, 1615.

Note 2. Francis Saurez, a Spanish theologian, who attacked James in a work written in defence of Catholicism, to which the king thought proper to reply by the hands of the hangman; a functionary who seems to have been much troabled at this period with the writings of zealoas controversialists. Saarez pablished twenty-three folio volumes, and died at Lisbon in 1613.

On 26 Aug 1638 William Craven was born to Thomas Craven (age 27).

Pepy's Diary. 26 Aug 1664. Thence to the Dockyarde, and there saw the new ship in very great forwardness, and so by water to Deptford, Kent [Map] a little, and so home and shifting myself, to the 'Change [Map], and there did business, and thence down by water to White Hall, by the way, at the Three Cranes, putting into an alehouse and eat a bit of bread and cheese. There I could not get into the Parke, and so was fain to stay in the gallery over the gate to look to the passage into the Parke, into which the King (age 34) hath forbid of late anybody's coming, to watch his coming that had appointed me to come, which he did by and by with his lady and went to Guardener's Lane, and there instead of meeting with one that was handsome and could play well, as they told me, she is the ugliest beast and plays so basely as I never heard anybody, so that I should loathe her being in my house. However, she took us by and by and showed us indeed some pictures at one Hiseman's (age 31), a picture drawer, a Dutchman, which is said to exceed Lilly (age 45), and indeed there is both of the Queenes (age 54) and Mayds of Honour (particularly Mrs. Stewart's (age 17) in a buff doublet like a soldier) as good pictures, I think, as ever I saw. The Queene (age 54) is drawn in one like a shepherdess, in the other like St. Katharin, most like and most admirably. I was mightily pleased with this sight indeed, and so back again to their lodgings, where I left them, but before I went this mare that carried me, whose name I know not but that they call him Sir John, a pitiful fellow, whose face I have long known but upon what score I know not, but he could have the confidence to ask me to lay down money for him to renew the lease of his house, which I did give eare to there because I was there receiving a civility from him, but shall not part with my money.

Evelyn's Diary. 26 Aug 1666. The contagion still continuing, we had the Church service at home.

Evelyn's Diary. 26 Aug 1676. I dined at the Admiralty with Secretary Pepys (age 43), and supped at the Lord Chamberlain's (age 58). Here was Captain Baker, who had been lately on the attempt of the Northwest passage. He reported prodigious depth of ice, blue as a sapphire, and as transparent. The thick mists were their chief impediment, and cause of their return.

On 26 Aug 1728 Anne Marie Bourbon Queen Consort Sardinia (age 58) died.

On 26 Aug 1749 John Crewe of Crewe (age 68) died. Monument at St Bertoline's Church, Barthomley [Map] commissioned by his wife Sarah Price (age 67).

John Crewe of Crewe: Around 1681 he was born to John Offley of Madely in Staffordshire and Anne Crewe. In or before 1709 John Crewe of Crewe and Sarah Price were married.

Sarah Price: Around 1682 she was born. On 08 May 1751 she died.

On 26 Aug 1850 King Louis Philippe I of France (age 76) died.

On 26 Aug 1915 Pamela Louisa Dillon Baroness Onslow was born to Brigadier Eric FitzGerald Dillon 19th Viscount Dillon (age 34) and Nora Juanita Muriel Beckett Viscountess Dillon.

26 Aug 1939. Denis Grant King's Diary Pages 97 and 98.

Saturday, August 26th 1939

Beautiful sunny weather that must remind the older folk of August 1914. It is difficult to believe in the reality of the international crisis, or indeed that the human race lacks the intelligence and good will to compose its differences without recourse to war. Still, the forces which lead nations to war gather momentum in fair weather and in foul; and every intelligent person who has lived and observed events during the past twenty years would be unduly sanguine if he had not expected another holocaust sometime. The question is, when?

No doubt statesmen will try to put it off as long as possible, that is, as far as delay is consistent with imperial interests. Churchill suggested that the zero hour would occur in August.

Anyway, Alexander Keiller (age 49) believes that war is imminent and has asked us all to continue work on Saturday afternoon to reveal the “Z arrangement” as much as possible, and complete the records, before the Government calls up all the men.

Another reminder of 1914 came in the person of Commander Gould, R.N., who fought at the Battle of Jutland. He was then on his to way to Bath to take up duties under the Admiralty and called in at the caravan, where Alexander Keiller (age 49) introduced him to me. He is a six foot man, 18 stone, so he says, clean shaven and grey hair; also very friendly and talkative, giving an account of various talks he had broadcast from the B.B.C., mostly, I understood, of an informative character on a variety of topics.

His object in calling was to leave certain manuscripts of value to be deposited in the Museum, which he considered to be a place of comparative safety. L.V. Grinsell also sent us some of his MMS [manuscripts] for safe keeping.

After Commander Gould said good-bye, Alexander Keiller (age 49) told me a little about him. It appears that after the War was over, his wife left him, and his distress affected him mentally, so much so that he lost his job and sank into very low water. He then spent ten years perfecting the Harrison chronometer and making it work (which apparently it never did before), for which service the government rewarded him with the paltry sum of £100. One should see his work in the Greenwich Naval Museum. A queer story. One would not have thought that such an immense robust fellow could have been so upset by a little bit of fluff; but that is life!”

Births on the 26th August

On 26 Aug 1438 Ernest Wittelsbach was born to Albert Wittelsbach III Duke Bavaria (age 37) and Anna Brunswick Grubenhagen Duchess Bavaria (age 24).

On 26 Aug 1469 Ferdinand II King Naples was born to Alfonso II King Naples (age 20) and Ippolita Maria Sforza (age 23).

On 26 Aug 1540 Magnus Oldenburg was born to Christian III King Denmark (age 37) and Dorothea of Saxe Lauenburg Queen Consort Denmark and Norway (age 29)..

On or before 26 Aug 1614 Henry Peckham was born. He was baptised on 26 Aug 1614 at the Church of St Mary [Map].

On 26 Aug 1638 William Craven was born to Thomas Craven (age 27).

On 26 Aug 1699 Léopold Lorraine was born to Leopold Duke of Lorraine (age 19) and Élisabeth Charlotte Bourbon Duchess Lorraine (age 22). He a great x 3 grandson of King James I of England and Ireland and VI of Scotland.

In 1700 Crisp Gascoyne was born in Chiswick. He was baptised on 26 Aug 1700 at Church of St Nicholas Chiswick.

On 26 Aug 1723 George Carpenter 1st Earl Tyrconnel was born to George Carpenter 2nd Baron Carpenter (age 28) and Elizabeth Petty Baroness Carpenter.

On 26 Aug 1773 William Phillips Inge was born to William Inge of Thorpe Hall.

On 26 Aug 1774 John Lubbock 2nd Baronet was born to William Lubbock (age 28) and Anne Woodrow.

Around 26 Aug 1792 William Worsley 1st Baronet was born to George Worsley (age 30) and Anne Cayley (age 24).

On 26 Aug 1805 Henry Vyner was born to Robert Vyner (age 43) and Theodosia Maria Ashburnham (age 40).

On 26 Aug 1828 Archbishop William Plunket 4th Baron Plunket was born to John Span Plunket 3rd Baron Plunket (age 35) and Charlotte Bushe.

On 26 Aug 1844 William Lewis Salusbury-Trelawny 10th Baronet was born to John Salusbury Salusbury-Trelawny 9th Baronet (age 28) and Harriet Jane Tremayne Lady Salusbury-Trelawny (age 23).

On 26 Aug 1849 Reverend Francis Amcotts Jarvis was born to Reverend Edwin George Jarvis (age 33) and Frances Amcotts (age 32).

On 26 Aug 1850 Mary Anne Arkwright Lady Fitzherbert was born to Edward Arkwright and Charlotte Wilmot-Sitwell (age 28).

On 26 Aug 1874 Mary Burns Viscountess Harcourt was born to Walter Hayes Burns Banker (age 36).

On 26 Aug 1888 Colonel John Leslie was born.

On 26 Aug 1915 Pamela Louisa Dillon Baroness Onslow was born to Brigadier Eric FitzGerald Dillon 19th Viscount Dillon (age 34) and Nora Juanita Muriel Beckett Viscountess Dillon.

On 26 Aug 1915 John Nigel Ralph Bingham was born to Ralph Charles Bingham (age 30).

On 26 Aug 1922 Bladen Horace Capell was born to Bladen Ozro Capell (age 25).

On 26 Aug 1944 Richard Alexander Walter Windsor 2nd Duke Gloucester was born to Henry Windsor 1st Duke Gloucester (age 44) and Alice Christabel Montagu-Douglas-Scott Duchess Gloucester (age 42). He a grandson of George V King United Kingdom.

Marriages on the 26th August

On 26 Aug 1171 Richard "Strongbow" Clare 2nd Earl Pembroke (age 41) and Aoife NI Diarmait Macmurrough Countess Pembroke and Buckingham (age 26) were married in Reginald's Tower, Waterford, County Waterford. He the son of Gilbert de Clare 1st Earl Pembroke and Isabel Beaumont Countess Pembroke.

Before 26 Aug 1374 Alexander Stewart (age 59) and Joanna Baird of Galston were married.

Before 26 Aug 1552 Clement Smith (age 45) and Dorothy Seymour (age 36) were married.

On 26 Aug 1571 Charles Habsburg Spain II Archduke Austria (age 31) and Maria Anna Wittelsbach (age 20) were married at Vienna. She the daughter of Albert V Wittelsbach V Duke Bavaria (age 43) and Anna Habsburg Spain Duchess Bavaria (age 43). He the son of Ferdinand I Holy Roman Emperor and Anne Jagiellon Holy Roman Empress. They were uncle and niece. He a great x 5 grandson of King Edward III of England.

On 26 Aug 1577 Edward Barnes and Dorothy Drury (age 19) were married.

On 26 Aug 1630 Nicholas L'Estrange 1st Baronet (age 26) and Anne Lewknor Lady Strange (age 18) were married. She by marriage Lady Strange of Hunstanton in Norfolk.

On 26 Aug 1649 William Armine 2nd Baronet (age 27) and Anne Crane (age 18) were married.

On 26 Aug 1661 Philip Wharton 4th Baron Wharton (age 48) and Ann Kerr Baroness Wharton (age 38) were married. She by marriage Baroness Wharton.

On 26 Aug 1717 John Conduit (age 29) and Catherine Barton (age 38) were married at St Martin in the Fields [Map].

On 26 Aug 1722 George Carpenter 2nd Baron Carpenter (age 27) and Elizabeth Petty Baroness Carpenter were married at Leyton.

On 26 Aug 1723 William Barnesley of Eardisley Park (age 20) and Elizabeth Price (age 16) were married at the Fleet Prison [Map]. There was no issue from the marriage.

On 26 Aug 1746 William Irby 1st Baron Boston (age 39) and Albania Selwyn Baroness Boston (age 27) were married.

Before 26 Aug 1774 William Lubbock (age 28) and Anne Woodrow were married.

26 Aug 1822 Edward West and Lucretia Georgiana ffolkes were married at St Marylebone Church. She the daughter of his guardian and uncle Martin ffolkes 1st Baronet.

Before 26 Aug 1828 John Span Plunket 3rd Baron Plunket (age 35) and Charlotte Bushe were married.

On 26 Aug 1831 Frederick James Tollemache (age 27) and Sarah-Maria Bomford were married.

On 26 Aug 1856 Percy Burrell 4th Baronet (age 44) and Henrietta Katherine Brooke-Pechell were married at St George's Church, Hanover Square. There was no issue from the marriage.

On 26 Aug 1869 Alexius Huchet Marquis de La Bêdoyére and Mildred Charlotte Greville-Nugent were married.

On 26 Aug 1875 Thomas Coke 2nd Earl of Leicester (age 52) and Georgina Caroline Cavendish Countess Leicester (age 23) were married. She by marriage Countess of Leicester. The difference in their ages was 29 years. He the son of Thomas Coke 1st Earl of Leicester and Anne Amelia Keppel Countess Leicester. He a great x 4 grandson of King Charles II of England Scotland and Ireland.

On 26 Aug 1884 Herbert Lloyd Watkin Williams-Wynn 7th Baronet (age 24) and Louisa Alexandra Williams-Wynn Lady Williams-Wynn (age 19) were married. They divorced in 1898 having had three children. They were first cousins.

Deaths on the 26th August

On 26 Aug 1273 Roger Somery 2nd Baron Dudley (age 83) died at Dudley Castle [Map]. His son Roger Somery 3rd Baron Dudley (age 18) succeeded 3rd Baron Dudley of Somery. Agnes Unknown Baroness Dudley by marriage Baroness Dudley of Somery.

On 26 Aug 1273 Roger Somery (age 52) died.

On 26 Aug 1273 Ralph Somery died.

On 26 Aug 1278 Ottokar "Iron King" II King Bohemia (age 45) died. His son King Wenceslaus II of Bohemia and Poland (age 6) succeeded II King Bohemia.

On 26 Aug 1308 Edmund Stafford 1st Baron Stafford (age 36) died. His son Ralph Stafford 1st Earl Stafford (age 6) succeeded 2nd Baron Stafford.

On 26 Aug 1346 the army of King Edward III of England (age 33) defeated the French army at the Battle of Crécy. The English army was commanded by King Edward III of England (age 33), his son Edward "Black Prince" (age 16), Thomas Beauchamp 11th Earl Warwick (age 33), William Bohun 1st Earl of Northampton (age 36) and John Beauchamp 1st Baron Beauchamp Warwick (age 30).

The English army was included: Bishop Thomas of Hatfield (age 36), Hugh Despencer 1st Baron Despencer (age 38), Bernard Brocas (age 16), Thomas Felton (age 16), James Audley (age 28), Robert Bourchier 1st Baron Bourchier, Bartholomew "The Elder" Burghesh 1st Baron Burghesh (age 59), Bartholomew "The Younger" Burghesh 2nd Baron Burghesh (age 18), Reginald Cobham 1st Baron Cobham (age 51), John Darcy 1st Baron Darcy of Knayth (age 66), Robert Ferrers 3rd Baron Ferrers of Chartley (age 37), Richard Scrope 1st Baron Scrope of Bolton (age 19), William Scrope (age 21), Stephen Scrope (age 21), William Latimer 4th Baron Latimer of Corby (age 16), John Lisle 2nd Baron Lisle (age 28), Gerard Lisle 1st Baron Lisle (age 42), Nicholas Longford (age 61), Edward Montagu 1st Baron Montagu, Walter Paveley 4th Baron Burghesh (age 27), Michael Poynings 1st Baron Poynings (age 28), Robert Ufford 1st Earl Suffolk (age 48), John de Vere 7th Earl of Oxford (age 34), Thomas West (age 34), John Willoughby 2nd Baron Willoughby (age 43), John Wingfield (age 26), Henry Percy 11th and 3rd Baron Percy (age 25), Hugh Courtenay 10th Earl Devon (age 43) (possibly), Walter "Elder" Devereux (age 37), John Devereux (age 44), Enion Sais Brecon, John Chandos (age 26), Richard Pembridge (age 26) and John Sully (age 63).

The French army suffered significant casualties. King Philip "Fortunate" VI of France (age 52) was wounded. William de Coucy (age 60) and his son Enguerrand 6th Lord de Coucy (age 33) and were killed.

Charles Valois Count Alençon (age 49) was killed. His son Charles Valois Archbishop Lyons (age 9) succeeded Count Alençon.

Louis Chatillon II Count Blois I Count Chatillon was killed. His son Louis Chatillon III Count Blois Count Soissons succeeded III Count Blois.

Louis Dampierre II Count Nevers I Count Flanders (age 42) was killed. His son Louis Dampierre III Count Nevers II Count Flanders (age 15) succeeded III Count Nevers, II Count Flanders.

King John I of Bohemia (age 50) was killed. His son Charles IV King Bohemia Holy Roman Emperor Luxemburg (age 30) succeeded IV King Bohemia.

Rudolph "Valiant" Metz I Duke Lorraine (age 26) was killed. His son John Metz I Duke Lorraine succeeded I Duke Lorraine.

Jean IV de Harcourt (age 39) was killed.

After 26 Aug 1346 John Devereux (age 44) died.

On 26 Aug 1374 Alexander Stewart (age 59) died.

On 26 Aug 1382 Roger Strange 5th Baron Strange Knockin (age 56) died. His son John Strange 6th Baron Strange Knockin (age 31) succeeded 6th Baron Strange Knockin.

On 26 Aug 1421 John Welles 5th Baron Welles (age 69) died at Welles, Grimsby.

On 26 Aug 1421 Eudo Welles (age 34) died at Welles, Grimsby. His son Lionel Welles 6th Baron Welles (age 15) succeeded 6th Baron Welles.

On 26 Aug 1466 Maud Clifford Countess Cambridge (age 77) died.

On 26 Aug 1486 Ernest Elector Saxony (age 45) died.

On 26 Aug 1552 Clement Smith (age 45) died.

On 26 Aug 1557 Henry Hussey (age 38) died.

On 26 Aug 1559 William Brereton (age 39) died.

On 26 Aug 1560 Margaret Barrow (age 60) died.

On 26 Aug 1601 James Douglas 5th Earl Buchan (age 21) died. His daughter Mary Douglas 6th Countess Buchan succeeded 6th Countess Buchan.

On 26 Aug 1603 Thomas Drury (age 52) died.

On 26 Aug 1616 Robert Waller (age 56) died.

On 26 Aug 1632 Marion Boyd Countess Abercorn (age 49) died.

On 26 Aug 1653 William Guise of Elmore (age 67) died.

On 26 Aug 1654 Richard Hovell (age 54) died.

On 26 Aug 1663 John Yonge 1st Baronet (age 59) died. His son Walter Yonge 2nd Baronet (age 38) succeeded 2nd Baronet Yonge of Colyton in Devon.

On or before 26 Aug 1669 John Tynte died. He was buried on 26 Aug 1669 at the Church of St Edward King and Martyr, Goathurst [Map].

On 26 Aug 1678 John Berkeley 1st Baron Berkeley (age 76) died. On 26 Aug 1678 His son Charles Berkeley 2nd Baron Berkeley succeeded 2nd Baron Berkeley of Stratton in Cornwall.

Before 26 Aug 1683 Charles Seymour died.

On 26 Aug 1712 Bishop Edward Fowler (age 80) died.

On 26 Aug 1713 Denis Papin FRS (age 66) died.

On 26 Aug 1728 Anne Marie Bourbon Queen Consort Sardinia (age 58) died.

On 26 Aug 1740 Charles Knollys 4th Earl Banbury (age 78) died at Dunkirk. His son Charles Knollys 5th Earl Banbury (age 37) de jure 5th Earl Banbury, 5th Viscount Wallingford, 5th Baron Knollys.

On 26 Aug 1749 John Crewe of Crewe (age 68) died. Monument at St Bertoline's Church, Barthomley [Map] commissioned by his wife Sarah Price (age 67).

John Crewe of Crewe: Around 1681 he was born to John Offley of Madely in Staffordshire and Anne Crewe. In or before 1709 John Crewe of Crewe and Sarah Price were married.

Sarah Price: Around 1682 she was born. On 08 May 1751 she died.

On 26 Aug 1754 Charles Powlett 3rd Duke Bolton (age 68) died. His brother Harry Powlett 4th Duke Bolton (age 63) succeeded 4th Duke Bolton, 9th Marquess Winchester, 9th Earl Wiltshire, 9th Baron St John. Catherine Parry 6th Duchess Bolton by marriage Duchess Bolton.

On 26 Aug 1762 John Fane 7th Earl of Westmoreland (age 77) died without issue. His second cousin once removed Thomas Fane 8th Earl of Westmoreland (age 61) succeeded 8th Earl of Westmoreland. Elizabeth Swymmer Countess Westmoreland by marriage Countess of Westmoreland. Baron Bergavenny, Baron Bergavenny, Baron Burghesh in Suffolk abeyant.

On 26 Aug 1788 Elizabeth Chudleigh Duchess Kingston upon Hull (age 67) died. Her estates, and those of her former husband Evelyn Pierrepont 2nd Duke Kingston upon Hull, passed to his sister Frances' (age 75) son Charles Medows aka Pierrepont 1st Earl Manvers (age 50).

On 26 Aug 1808 Bishop James Yorke (age 78) died.

On 26 Aug 1813 Richard Thomas Streatfield (age 53) died.

On 26 Aug 1824 Captain James Head (age 34) died.

On 26 Aug 1827 Maria Charlotte Talbot died.

On 26 Aug 1828 Susan Gordon Duchess Manchester died.

On 26 Aug 1832 Charles Greville (age 69) died.

On 26 Aug 1833 Harriet Douglas Countess Aberdeen (age 41) died.

On 26 Aug 1841 General Isaac Gascoyne (age 78) died.

On 26 Aug 1844 Charles Watson 1st Baronet (age 93) died. His son Charles Wager Watson 2nd Baronet (age 44) succeeded 2nd Baronet Watson of Fulmer in Buckinghamshire. Jemima Colleton Lady Watson (age 36) by marriage Lady Watson of Fulmer in Buckinghamshire.

On 26 Aug 1850 King Louis Philippe I of France (age 76) died.

On 26 Aug 1854 Ralph Bernal (age 69) died.

On 26 Aug 1887 Francis Somerville Head 2nd Baronet (age 70) died. His son Robert Garnet Head 3rd Baronet (age 42) succeeded 3rd Baronet Head of Rochester in Kent.

On 26 Aug 1892 Louisa Elizabeth Somerset (age 86) died.

On 26 Aug 1903 Frances Paget Marchioness Ormonde (age 86) died.

On 26 Aug 1905 Frederick Reynolds (age 73) died. He was buried at St Michael's Church, Muncaster [Map].

On 26 Aug 1929 Edward Arthur Grosvenor (age 36) died.

On 26 Aug 1933 Maurice Levy 1st Baronet died. His son Ewart Joseph Maurice Levy 2nd Baronet (age 36) succeeded 2nd Baronet Levy of Humberstone Hall in Leicestershire.

On 26 Aug 1941 Captain Maurice Baldwin Raymond Blackwood (age 58) died.

On 26 Aug 1953 Edward Manners Nightingale 14th Baronet (age 64) died.

On 26 Aug 1965 Rachel Beatrice Lyttelton Lady Riddell (age 73) died.