On this Day in History ... 26th October

26 Oct is in October.

899 Death of King Alfred the Great

1415 Battle of Agincourt

1529 Oct Wolsey surrenders the Great Seal

1537 Death of Jane Seymour

1591 Elizabeth's Royal Progress

1605 Gunpowder Plot

1640 Treaty of Ripon

1857 Battle of Inkerman

See Births, Marriages and Deaths.

Events on the 26th October

Bede. How Bishop John cured a dumb man by his blessing. [687 a.d.]

In the beginning of Aldfrid's reign, Bishop Eata died, and was succeeded in the bishopric of the church of Hagustald [Map] by the holy man John, of whom those that knew him well are wont to tell many miracles, and more particularly Berthun, a man worthy of all reverence and of undoubted truthfulness, and once his deacon, now abbot of the monastery called Inderauuda [Map], that is, "In the wood of the Deiri": some of which miracles we have thought fit to hand on to posterity. There is a certain remote dwelling [Map] enclosed by a mound, among scattered trees, not far from the church of Hagustald [Map], being about a mile and a half distant and separated from it by the River Tyne, having an oratory dedicated to St. Michael the Archangel, where the man of God used frequently, as occasion offered, and specially in Lent, to abide with a few companions and in quiet give himself to prayer and study. Having come hither once at the beginning of Lent to stay, he bade his followers find out some poor man labouring under any grievous infirmity, or want, whom they might keep with them during those days, to receive alms, for so he was always used to do.

On 26 Oct 899 King Alfred "The Great" of Wessex (age 50) died at Winchester, Hampshire [Map]. He was buried at Hyde Abbey. His son King Edward "Elder" of the Anglo Saxons (age 25) succeeded King Anglo Saxons. Ecgwynn Unknown Queen Consort Anglo Saxons by marriage Queen Consort Anglo Saxons.

After 26 Oct 899. King Alfred "The Great" of Wessex (deceased) left Axmouth, Devon [Map] to his son Æthelweard Wessex in his will.

On 26 Oct 1327 Elizabeth Burgh Queen Consort Scotland (age 43) died.

Archaeologia Volume 35 1853 XXXIII. On the 26th of October she entertained the King (age 44) and Prince of Wales (age 27) in her own house in London; and we have recorded a gift of thirteen shillings and four pence to four minstrels who played in their presence.

On 26 Oct 1406 Philippa Lancaster Queen Consort Denmark (age 12) by marriage Queen Consort Denmark.

On 26 Oct 1406 King Eric of Norway, Denmark and Sweden (age 25) and Philippa Lancaster Queen Consort Denmark (age 12) were married. She the daughter of King Henry IV of England (age 39) and Mary Bohun.

On 26 Oct 1415, the day after the Battle of Agincourt, the Bishop of Thérouanne consecrated part of the battle ground as a grave-site for the fallen.

Letters and Papers 1529. 25 Oct 1529. Rym. XIV. 349. 6025. Cardinal Wolsey (age 56).

Memorandum of the surrender of the Great Seal by Cardinal Wolsey, on 17 Oct., to the dukes of Norfolk (age 56) and Suffolk (age 45), in his gallery at his house at Westminster, at 6 o'clock p.m., in the presence of Sir William Fitzwilliam (age 39), John Tayler, and Stephen Gardiner (age 46). The same was delivered by Tayler to the King (age 38) at Windsor [Map], on the 20 Oct., by whom it was taken out and attached to certain documents, in the presence of Tayler and Gardiner, Henry Norris (age 47), Thomas Heneage (age 49), Ralph Pexsall, clerk of the Crown, John Croke, John Judd, and Thomas Hall, of the Hanaper.

On the 25th Oct. the seal was delivered by the King at East Greenwich to Sir Thomas More (age 51), in the presence of Henry Norres (age 47) and Chr. Hales, Attorney General, in the King's privy chamber; and on the next day, Tuesday, 26 Oct., More took his oath as Chancellor in the Great Hall [Map] at Westminster, in presence of the dukes of Norfolk (age 56) and Suffolk (age 45), Th. marquis of Dorset (age 52), Henry marquis of Exeter (age 33), John Earl of Oxford (age 58), Henry Earl of Northumberland (age 27), George Earl of Shrewsbury (age 61), Ralph Earl of Westmoreland (age 31), John Bishop of  Lincoln (age 56), Cuthbert Bishop of  London (age 55), John Bishop of  Bath and Wells, Sir Rob. Radclyf, Viscount Fitzwater (age 46), Sir Tho. Boleyn, Viscount Rocheforde (age 52), Sir WilliamSandys, Lord (age 52) and others.

Close Roll, 21 Henry VIII. m. 19d.

Letters and Papers 1537. 26 Oct 1537. 988. Sir Thos. Palmer to Lord Lisle. R. O.

We have here heavy tidings. The bruit was that the Queen (deceased) died on Tuesday, but she was alive late on Wednesday night, "and if good prayers can save her, she is not like to die, for never lady was so much plained with every man, rich and poor." The King will be at York Place on Tuesday night. There is no time to sue, or the money would have been paid two days ago. I beg you to remember your promise for Thos. Appowell. I am sure you have a sufficient warrant both from the King and my lord Admiral, and also from my lord Privy Seal, by three of his letters. I trust Mr. Surveyor will not be against it so that he will have the next, for I spoke with him here in London. I will see you discharged when you admit him, or else count me the falsest man that ever was born. London, 26 Oct.

Hol., p. 1. Add.: Deputy of Calais.

Wriothesley's Chronicle 1547. The 23rd dale of October Sir William [Paulet], Lord Sainct John (age 64), and Lord Great Master of the Kinges howse, delivered the Great Seale of England to the Kinges Majestie (age 10) and my Lord Protector, which he had bene custos of synce the dismission of my Lord Wriothesley (age 41), late Chauncelor; and the same daie Sir Richard Rich (age 50), Lord Rich, was chosen Lord Chauncelor, and the Kinges great scale delivered unto him; and the 26th daie of October he was sworne Lord Chauncelor in the Chauncerie in Westminster Hall.

On 26 Oct 1576 Frederick III Elector Palatine (age 61) died. His son Louis VI Elector Palatine (age 37) succeeded Count Palatine Simmern.

On 26 Oct 1580 Anna of Austria Queen Consort Spain (age 30) died.

On 26 Oct 1605 William Parker 4th Baron Monteagle 14th Baron Marshal 13th Baron Morley (age 30) received a letter warning of the Gunpowder Plot and showed it to Robert Cecil 1st Earl Salisbury (age 42) who then showed it to the King at Hoxton.

On 26 Oct 1608 Juan Pantoja de La Cruz (age 55) died.

On 26 Oct 1640 the Treaty of Ripon was a peace treaty signed by King Charles I of England, Scotland and Ireland (age 39) to cease the war with Scotland in the North. Charles agreed the Scots could retain large parts of northern England, and to pay them £850 per day until the Aug 1641 1641 Treaty of London.

Pepy's Diary. 26 Oct 1663. Thence (I drinking no wine) after an hour's stay Sir W. Batten (age 62) and another, and he drinking, we home by coach, and so to my office and set down my Journall, and then home to supper and to bed, my washing being in a good condition over. I did give Dr. Williams 20s. tonight, but it was after he had answered me well to what I had to ask him about this business, and it was only what I had long ago in my petty bag book allotted for him besides the bill of near £4 which I paid him a good while since by my brother Tom (age 29) for physique for my wife, without any consideration to this business that he is to do for me, as God shall save me. Among the rest, talking of the Emperor (age 23)1 at table to-day one young gentleman, a pretty man, and it seems a Parliament man, did say that he was a sot; for he minded nothing of the Government, but was led by the Jesuites. Several at table took him up, some for saying that he was a sot in being led by the Jesuites, [who] are the best counsel he can take. Another commander, a Scott[ish] Collonell, who I believe had several under him, that he was a man that had thus long kept out the Turke till now, and did many other great things, and lastly Mr. Progers, one of our courtiers, who told him that it was not a thing to be said of any Soveraigne Prince, be his weaknesses what they will, to be called a sot, which methinks was very prettily said.

Note 1. Leopold I (age 23), the Holy Roman Emperor, was born June 9th, 1640. He became King of Hungary in 1655, and King of Bohemia in 1658, in which year he received the imperial crown. The Princes of the German Empire watched for some time the progress of his struggle with the Turks with indifference, but in 1663 they were induced to grant aid to Leopold after he had made a personal appeal to them in the diet at Ratisbon.

Pepy's Diary. 26 Oct 1663. Thence Creed and I to the King's Head ordinary, where much and very good company, among others one very talking man, but a scholler, that would needs put in his discourse and philosophy upon every occasion, and though he did well enough, yet his readiness to speak spoilt all. Here they say that the Turkes go on apace, and that my Lord Castlehaven is going to raise 10,000 men here for to go against him; that the King of France (age 25) do offer to assist the Empire upon condition that he may be their Generalissimo, and the Dolphin (age 1) chosen King of the Romans: and it is said that the King of France (age 25) do occasion this difference among the Christian Princes of the Empire, which gives the Turke such advantages. They say also that the King of Spayne (age 58) is making all imaginable force against Portugall again.

Pepy's Diary. 26 Oct 1664. By and by the Queene (age 54) comes and her Mayds of Honour; one whereof, Mrs. Boynton, and the Duchesse of Buckingham (age 26), had been very siclee coming by water in the barge (the water being very rough); but what silly sport they made with them in very common terms, methought, was very poor, and below what people think these great people say and do.

Calendars. 26 Oct 1670. Chatham, Kent [Map]. William Rand and Ph. Pett to Sir Jer. Smith and Sam. Pepys (age 37). We send a copy of Sir William Batten's account, but that wherein Commissioner Pett and Capt. Taylor made that extravagant allowance to themselves is in Mr. Shales' hands, who also had copies of the documents enclosed, they being letters of more than ordinary importance. We hope Commissioner Cox will be at the Council, and Capt. Brooke and Mr. Mynors waiting upon him, which will make a sufficient number to appear on the chest's behalf. We cannot send the letters which passed between the Board and our supervisors, they being committed to a chest with 5 locks, whose keys are distributed amongst so many persons that they cannot be readily collected; but we conceive there will be no need of them, the case being so evident by the accounts. [S.P. Dom., Car. IT. 286, No. 64.]

On 26 Oct 1764 William Hogarth (age 66) died.

The London Gazette 21997. War-Office, May 5, 1857.

The Queen (age 37) has been graciously pleased to signify Her intention to confer the Decoration of the Victoria Cross on the undermentioned Officers of Her Majesty's Army, who have been recommended to Her Majesty for that Decoration,—in accordance with the rules laid down in Her Majesty's Warrant of the 29th of January, 1856,—on account of acts of bravery performed by them before the Enemy during the late War, as recorded against their several names; viz.

Grenadier Guards. Colonel Hon. Henry Hugh Manvers Percy (age 39). Date of Act of Bravery, 5th November, 1854 [ at the Battle of Inkerman]

At a moment when the Guards were at some distance from the Sand Bag Battery, at the Battle of Inkerman, Colonel Percy charged singly into the battery, followed immediately by the Guards; the embrasures of the battery, as also the parapet, were held by the Russians, who kept up a most severe fire of musketry.

At the Battle of Inkerman Colonel Percy, found himself with many men of various regiments, who had charged too far, nearly surrounded by the Russians, and without ammunition. Colonel Percy, by his knowledge of ground, though wounded, extricated these men, and, passing under a heavy fire from the Russians then in the Sand Bag Battery, brought them safe to where ammunition was to be obtained, thereby saving some fifty men, and enabling them to renew the combat. He received the approval of His Royal Highness the Duke of Cambridge, for this action, on the spot.—Colonel Percy was engaged with, and put hors de combat, a Russian soldier.

7th Regiment. Lieutenant William Hope. Date of Act of Bravery, 18th June, 1855.

After the troops had retreated on the morning of the 18th June, 1855, Lieutenant W. Hope being informed by the late Serjeant-Major William Bacon, who was himself wounded, that Lieutenant and Adjutant Hobson was lying outside the trenches badly wounded, went out to look for him, and found him lying in the old agricultural ditch running towards the left flank of the Redan. He then returned, and got four men to bring him in. Finding, however, that Lieutenant Hobson could not be removed without a stretcher, he then ran back across the open to Egerton's Pit, where he procured one, and carried it to where Lieutenant Hobson was lying.

All this was done under a very heavy fire from the Russian batteries.

7th Regiment. Assistant-Surgeon Thomas Egerton Hale, M.D. Date of Act of Bravery, 8th September, 1855

First. For remaining with an officer who was dangerously wounded, (Captain H. M. Jones, 7th Regiment), in the fifth parallel, on 8th September, 1855, when all the men in the immediate neighbourhood retreated, excepting Lieutenant W. Hope and Dr. Hale; and for endeavouring to rally the men, in conjunction with Lieutenant W. Hope, 7th Royal Fusiliers.

Secondly. For having, on 8th September, 1855, after the regiments had retired into the trenches, cleared the most advanced sap of the wounded, and carried, into the sap, under a heavy fire, several wounded men from the open ground, being assisted by Serjeant Charles Fisher, 7th Royal Fusiliers

Coldstream Guards (late of the 49th Regiment). Brevet-Major John Augustus Conolly Date of Act of Bravery, 26th October, 1854.

In the attack by the Russians against the position held by the Second Division, 26th October, 1854, Major Conolly, then a Lieutenant in the 49th Regiment, while in command of a company of that regiment, on outlying picket, made himself most conspicuous by the gallantry of his behaviour. He came particularly under the observation of the late Field-Marshal Lord Raglan, while in personal encounter with several Russians, in defence of his post. He ultimately fell, dangerously wounded. Lieutenant Conolly was highly praised in General Orders, and promoted into the Coldstream Guards, as a reward for his exemplary behaviour on this occasion.

On 26 Oct 1918 Cecil Herbert Edward Chubb 1st Baronet (age 42) gave Stonehenge to the nation with the following conditions:

First that the public shall have free access to the premises hereby conveyed and every part thereof on the payment of such reasonable sum per head not exceeding one shilling for each visit and subject to such conditions as the Commissioners of Works in the exercise and execution of their statutory powers and duties may from time to time impose Secondly that the premises shall so far as possible be maintained in their present condition Thirdly that no building or erection other than a pay box similar to the Pay Box now standing on the premises shall be erected on any part of the premises within four hundred yards of The Milestone marked "Amesbury 2" on the northern frontage of the premises and Fourthly that the Commissioners of Works will at all times save harmless and keep indemnified the Donors and each of them their and each of their estates and effects from and against all proceedings costs claims and expenses on account of any breach or non-observance of the covenants by the Donors to the like or similar effect contained in the Conveyance of the premises to the Donors.

26 Oct 1918. Bassano Ltd. Photograph of Edith Chaplin Marchioness Londonderry (age 39)

Births on the 26th October

On 26 Oct 1416 Edmund Grey 1st Earl Kent was born to John Grey (age 29) and Constance Holland Countess Norfolk and Nottingham (age 29). He a great x 2 grandson of King Edward III of England.

On 26 Oct 1529 Anna of Hesse aka Cleves was born to Landgrave Philip I of Hesse (age 24) and Christine of Saxony (age 23).

On 26 Oct 1581 Frederick Oldenburg was born to John "Younger" Oldenburg Duke Schleswig Holstein Sonderburg (age 36) and Elisabeth of Brunswick-Grubenhagen (age 31).

On 26 Oct 1612 Henry Wilmot 1st Earl Rochester was born to Charles Wilmot 1st Viscount Wilmot (age 40) and Sarah Anderson (age 14).

On 26 Oct 1628 Henriëtte Amalia Orange Nassau was born to Frederick Henry Orange Nassau II Prince Orange (age 44) and Amalia Solms Braunfels Princess Orange (age 26).

On 26 Oct 1647 William James was born.

Around 26 Oct 1654 Bernard Drake 3rd Baronet was born to John Drake 1st Baronet (age 29) and Dionise Strode Lady Drake.

On 26 Oct 1677 Margaret Ray was born to Richard Ray (age 41).

Before 26 Oct 1679 Charles Tryon was born to James Tryon (age 24).

On 26 Oct 1694 George Oxenden 5th Baronet was born to George Oxenden (age 43) and Elizabeth Dixwell.

On 26 Oct 1733 Thomas Reynolds 2nd Baron Ducie was born to Francis Reynolds and Elizabeth Moreton.

On 26 Oct 1734 Philip Lybbe-Powys was born.

Before 26 Oct 1740 Edward Ferrers of Baddesley Clinton, Warwickshire was born.

On 26 Oct 1746 Hew Dalrymple 3rd Baronet was born.

On 26 Oct 1755 John Tarleton was born to John Tarleton (age 37) and Jane Parker (age 29).

On 26 Oct 1756 Robert Jocelyn 2nd Earl Roden was born to Robert Jocelyn 1st Earl Roden (age 25) and Anne Hamilton Countess Roden (age 26).

On 26 Oct 1759 Francis Hely-Hutchinson was born to John Hely-Hutchinson (age 35) and Christiana Nixon 1st Baroness Donoughmore (age 27).

On 26 Oct 1769 Dean Charles Talbot was born to George Talbot and Anne Bouverie (age 40).

On 26 Oct 1776 Elizabeth North Baroness Walsingham was born to Bishop Brownlow North (age 35) and Henrietta Maria Bannister (age 26).

On 26 Oct 1781 Charlotte Paget Countess Enniskillen was born to Henry Bayly-Paget 1st Earl Uxbridge (age 37) and Jane Champagné Countess Uxbridge (age 39).

On 26 Oct 1785 Aquila Cheney was born to John Cheney (age 20) at Anne Arundel County Maryland.

On 26 Oct 1786 Samuel Gurney was born to John Gurney (age 36).

On 26 Oct 1808 John Allen Giles Historian was born to William Giles and Sophia Allen at Southwich House Mark, Somerset.

On 26 Oct 1809 Walter Townsend-Farquhar 2nd Baronet was born to Robert Townsend Farquhar 1st Baronet (age 33) and Maria Frances Geslip de Lautour.

On 26 Oct 1825 Alexander Munro was born.

On 26 Oct 1846 John Yarde-Buller 2nd Baron Churston was born to John Yarde-Buller (age 22) and Charlotte Chandos-Pole (age 16).

On 26 Oct 1846 Bertie Wentworth Vernon was born to George Augustus Vernon (age 35).

On 26 Oct 1847 Haydn Keeton Organist was born.

On 26 Oct 1871 Ethel Sarah Emerson-Tennent Lady Langham was born to William Emerson-Tennent 2nd Baronet.

On 26 Oct 1884 Lavinia Marion Garforth was born to William Henry Garforth (age 29) and Hylda Maria Madeline Willoughby (age 31).

On 26 Oct 1899 Katherine Isobel McEwen Countess Scarborough was born to Robert Finnie McEwen.

On 26 Oct 1908 Francis Jacob Dugdale Astley 6th Baronet was born to Reverend Anthony Aylmer Astley (age 58).

Marriages on the 26th October

On 26 Oct 1406 King Eric of Norway, Denmark and Sweden (age 25) and Philippa Lancaster Queen Consort Denmark (age 12) were married. She the daughter of King Henry IV of England (age 39) and Mary Bohun.

On 26 Oct 1408 John Blount (age 31) and Alice Bere were married at Bratton Fleming Barnstaple, Devon.

After 26 Oct 1408 John Blount (age 31) and Eleanor Unknown were married.

On 26 Oct 1439 Jean "Bastard of Orléans" Valois Count Dunois Count Longueville (age 36) and Marie Harcourt were married. He the son of Louis Valois Duke Touraine I Duke Orléans and Valentina Visconti. He a great x 5 grandson of King Henry III of England.

Before 26 Oct 1498 John Lindsay 3rd Lord Lindsay of the Byres and Marion Baillie were married.

After 26 Oct 1608 Francis Manners 6th Earl of Rutland (age 30) and Cecily Tufton Countess Rutland were married. He the son of John Manners 4th Earl of Rutland and Elizabeth Charlton Countess Rutland.

Before 23 May 1618 Thomas Broughton and Frances Bagot (age 20) were married. The date of their marriage sometimes given as 26 Oct 1618 which is inconsistent with the date of birth of their son Brian Broughton 1st Baronet on 23 May 1618.

Before 26 Oct 1650 James Bellingham 2nd Baronet (age 27) and Catherine Willoughby (age 28) were married.

On 26 Oct 1654 Edward Lovett (age 27) and Elizabeth Paget were married at Braunton, Devon.

On 26 Oct 1662 William Cavendish 1st Duke Devonshire (age 22) and Mary Butler Duchess Devonshire (age 16) were married. She the daughter of James Butler 1st Duke Ormonde (age 52) and Elizabeth Preston Duchess Ormonde (age 47). He the son of William Cavendish 3rd Earl Devonshire (age 45) and Elizabeth Cecil Countess Devonshire (age 43).

On or after 26 Oct 1684, the date of the licence, Charles Shuckburgh 2nd Baronet (age 25) and Diana Verney Lady Schuckburgh were married. She by marriage Lady Schuckburgh of Schuckburgh in Warwickshire.

On 26 Oct 1742 Reverend William Lubbock (age 41) and Elizabeth Cooper were married.

On 26 Oct 1744 Henry Dillon 11th Viscount Dillon (age 39) and Charlotte Lee Viscountess Dillon (age 20) were married. She the daughter of George Henry Lee 2nd Earl Lichfield and Frances Hales Countess Lichfield (age 47). She a great granddaughter of King Charles II of England Scotland and Ireland.

Before 26 Oct 1769 George Talbot and Anne Bouverie (age 40) were married.

On 26 Oct 1778 Lieutenant-Colonel Hugh Somerville (age 49) and Mary Digby were married.

On 26 Oct 1780 William Tatton Egerton (age 31) and Mary Wilbraham-Bootle (age 21) were married.

On 26 Oct 1785 John Chetwode 4th Baronet (age 21) and Henrietta Grey (age 21) were married. They had seven daughters and eight sons. She the daughter of George Grey 5th Earl Stamford 1st Earl Warrington (age 48) and Henrietta Bentinck Countess Stamford and Warrington (age 48).

On 26 Oct 1813 Henry Paulet (age 46) and Anna-Maria Ravenscroft were married. They had two sons and three daughters. He the son of George Paulett 12th Marquess Winchester and Martha Ingoldsby Marchioness Winchester.

On 26 Oct 1845 Charles Edmund Isham 10th Baronet (age 25) and Emily Vaughan Lady Isham were married.

On 26 Oct 1847 Ralph Merrik Leeke of Longford Hall, Shropshire (age 34) and Hester Urania Fellowes (age 25) were married. She the daughter of Newton Wallop aka Fellowes 4th Earl of Portsmouth (age 75) and Catherine Fortescue Countess Portsmouth (age 61).

On 26 Oct 1847 John Trollope 1st Baron Kesteven (age 47) and Julia Maria Sheffield were married.

On 26 Oct 1891 Henry William Duff Gordon 6th Baronet (age 25) and Maud Emily Hammersley Lady-Duff-Gordon were married.

On 26 Oct 1898 Reginald Walkeline Chandos-Pole (age 45) and Inez Blanche Marie Clothilde Eva Arent were married. He a great x 5 grandson of King Charles II of England Scotland and Ireland.

On 26 Oct 1946 John Knatchbull 7th Baron Brabourne (age 21) and Patricia Mountbatten 2nd Countess Mountbatten of Burma (age 22) were married. She the daughter of Louis Mountbatten 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma (age 46) and Edwina Ashley Countess Mountbatten Burma (age 44). She a great x 2 granddaughter of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom.

On 26 Oct 1962 William Simon Pease 3rd Baron Wardington (age 37) and Elizabeth Jane Ormsby-Gore Baroness Wardington (age 32) were married.

Before 26 Oct 1966 James Stuart Coats 3rd Baronet (age 72) and Amy Gwendoline Gordon-Lennox (age 72) were married. She the daughter of Charles Gordon-Lennox 8th Duke Richmond and Hilda Madeline Brassey Duchess Richmond (age 94).

Deaths on the 26th October

On 26 Oct 664 Bishop Cedd of Northumbria (age 44) died.

On 26 Oct 686 Eata Prior Melrose died.

On 26 Oct 686 Bishop Eata of Hexham died.

On 26 Oct 760 Archbishop Cuthbert died.

On 26 Oct 899 King Alfred "The Great" of Wessex (age 50) died at Winchester, Hampshire [Map]. He was buried at Hyde Abbey. His son King Edward "Elder" of the Anglo Saxons (age 25) succeeded King Anglo Saxons. Ecgwynn Unknown Queen Consort Anglo Saxons by marriage Queen Consort Anglo Saxons.

On 26 Oct 1132 Floris "The Black" Gerulfing I Count Holland (age 17) was murdered. He was buried at Rijnsburg Abbey.

Before 26 Oct 1309 Joan Fiennes Baroness Wake Liddell died.

On 26 Oct 1317 Alice Hainault Countess Norfolk died.

On 26 Oct 1327 Elizabeth Burgh Queen Consort Scotland (age 43) died.

On 26 Oct 1352 Thomas Wale (age 49) died at Gascony [Map].

On 26 Oct 1414 Isabel Lathom (age 50) died at Lathom, Lancashire.

On 26 Oct 1414 Isabella Harrington (age 50) died.

On 26 Oct 1436 John Strange of Hunstanton (age 49) died at Hunstanton, Norfolk.

On 26 Oct 1436 Elizabeth Percy Countess of Westmoreland (age 41) died.

On 26 Oct 1443 John Blount (age 66) died at Kinlet, Cleobury Mortimer [Map].

On 26 Oct 1466 Isabella of Braganza (age 64) died.

On 26 Oct 1486 Francis Trastámara died.

On 26 Oct 1491 John Seymour (age 41) died.

On 26 Oct 1492 Isabel de Plessington died. Her daughter Joan Fraunceys inherited Burley-on-the-Hill House.

On 26 Oct 1496 William Sandys (age 56) died.

On 26 Oct 1506 William Douglas 4th of Cavers died.

On 26 Oct 1526 Robert Cheney (age 36) died at Waltham Abbey [Map].

On 26 Oct 1528 Thomas Fiennes died.

On 26 Oct 1543 Madeleine Valois Abbess Fontevraud died.

On 26 Oct 1559 Robert Southwell (age 53) died at Mereworth, Kent.

On 26 Oct 1576 Frederick III Elector Palatine (age 61) died. His son Louis VI Elector Palatine (age 37) succeeded Count Palatine Simmern.

On 26 Oct 1576 William Duncombe (age 85) died.

On 26 Oct 1580 Anna of Austria Queen Consort Spain (age 30) died.

On 26 Oct 1596 August Oldenburg (age 22) died.

On 26 Oct 1596 Ernest Oldenburg (age 24) died.

On 26 Oct 1608 Juan Pantoja de La Cruz (age 55) died.

On 26 Oct 1613 Alice Wilkes (age 66) died.

On 26 Oct 1620 Giles Yonge (age 66) died.

On 26 Oct 1631 Bishop Lewis Bayly died at Bangor.

On 26 Oct 1650 James Bellingham 2nd Baronet (age 27) died. Baronet Bellingham of Hilsington extinct.

On 26 Oct 1652 Richard Aubrey (age 49) died.

On 26 Oct 1654 Alexander Elphinstone 6th Lord Elphinstone (age 52) died. His son Alexander Elphinstone 7th Lord Elphinstone (age 7) succeeded 7th Lord Elphinstone.

On 26 Oct 1684 Henry Wentworth (age 39) died.

Before 26 Oct 1685 Colonel Thomas Panton died. On 26 Oct 1685 he was buried in Chapel of St John the Baptist, Westminster Abbey [Map].

On 26 Oct 1700 James Houblon (age 71) died.

On 26 Oct 1707 Hugh Chudleigh (age 63) died.

On 26 Oct 1735 Louis Saxe Coburg Altenburg died at Gotha.

On 26 Oct 1745 George Pitt of Stratfield Saye (age 55) died.

On 26 Oct 1764 William Hogarth (age 66) died.

On 26 Oct 1777 Ludwig Saxe Coburg Altenburg died at Gotha.

On 26 Oct 1783 Charles Turner 1st Baronet (age 55) died. His son Charles Turner 2nd Baronet (age 10) succeeded 2nd Baronet Turner of Kirkleatham.

On 26 Oct 1796 Mary Robinson Countess Abergavenny (age 36) died.

On 26 Oct 1803 Peter Ludlow 1st Earl Ludlow (age 73) died. His son Augustus Ludlow 2nd Earl Ludlow succeeded 2nd Earl Ludlow, 2nd Viscount Preston of Ardsalaa in Meath, 2nd Baron Ludlow of Ardsalaa in Meath.

On 26 Oct 1835 Charlotte MacDonnell 3rd Countess of Antrim (age 56) died.

On 26 Oct 1835 Thomas Anthony Trollope (age 61) died.

On 26 Oct 1842 Berkeley Thomas Paget (age 62) died.

On 26 Oct 1845 Marianne James Countess Strafford died.

On 26 Oct 1867 Margaret Fitzgerald (age 1) died.

On 26 Oct 1877 Adeliza Elizabeth Gertrude Manners (age 66) died.

On 26 Oct 1893 Frederick Charles Howard (age 53) died.

On 26 Oct 1896 Alexander Victor Paget (age 57) died.

On 26 Oct 1896 Fanny Georgiana Pitt-Rivers Duchess Leeds (age 59) died.

On 26 Oct 1907 Commander Hugh Tyrwhitt (age 51) died.

On 26 Oct 1912 Georgina Emily Kingscote (age 77) died.

On 26 Oct 1915 Walter de Sodington Blount 9th Baronet (age 81) died. His son Walter Aston Blount 10th Baronet (age 39) succeeded 10th Baronet Blount of Sodington.

On 26 Oct 1917 Francis Noel (age 28) was killed in action leading his men.

On 26 Oct 1924 Captain Henry Montague Spencer (age 72) died.

On 26 Oct 1933 William Fuller-Acland-Hood (age 65) died. Baronet Hood of Tidlake in Surrey and Baronet Bateman of Hartington Hall in Derbyshire extinct; possibly dormant?

On 26 Oct 1942 Francis Hugh Peter Courtenay Wood (age 26) was killed in action.

On 26 Oct 1944 Princess Beatrice (age 87) died.

On 26 Oct 1950 Robert Hamilton-Udny 11th Lord Belhaven and Stenton (age 79) died.

On 26 Oct 1963 Alexandra Beatrice Leopoldine Hohenlohe Langenburg (age 62) died.

On 26 Oct 1966 James Stuart Coats 3rd Baronet (age 72) died.

On 26 Oct 2000 Serena Lumley (age 99) died. She was buried at Church of St Mary the Virgin, Richmond, Surrey.