On this Day in History ... 28th August

28 Aug is in August.

1640 Battle of Newburn

1648 Siege of Colchester

1665 Great Plague of London

1907 Deceased Wife's Sister's Marriage Act 1907

1979 Death of Louis Mountbatten

See Births, Marriages and Deaths.

Events on the 28th August

On 28 Aug 1481 Alfonso "The African" V King Portugal (age 49) died. His son John II King Portugal (age 26) succeeded II King Portugal. Eleanor Viseu Queen Consort Portugal by marriage Queen Consort Portugal.

On 28 Aug 1640 the Battle of Newburn was fought at the Newburn [Map] ford over the River Tyne between the Scottish army of 20,000 men commanded by Alexander Leslie 1st Earl Leven (age 60) and the English army of 5000 commanded by Edward Conway 2nd Viscount Conway (age 46). The Scottish army was successful.

On 28 Aug 1648 Colchester [Map] surrendered to Parliament forces after a three month siege.

Charles Lucas (age 35) and George Lisle surrendered, subjected to a trial and were shot and killed in Colchester Castle.

Pepy's Diary. 28 Aug 1664. So he and I to walk to the 'Change [Map] a while, talking from one pleasant discourse to another, and so home, and thither came my uncle Wight (age 62) and aunt, and supped with us mighty merry. And Creed lay with us all night, and so to bed, very merry to think how Mr. Holliard (age 55) (who came in this evening to see me) makes nothing, but proving as a most clear thing that Rome is Antichrist.

Evelyn's Diary. 28 Aug 1665. The contagion still increasing, and growing now all about us, I sent my wife (age 30) and whole family (two or three necessary servants excepted) to my brother's at Wotton, Surrey [Map], being resolved to stay at my house myself, and to look after my charge, trusting in the providence and goodness of God.

Pepy's Diary. 28 Aug 1668. At noon I home with W. Coventry (age 40) to his house; and there dined with him, and talked freely with him; and did acquaint him with what I have done, which he is well pleased with, and glad of: and do tell me that there are endeavours on foot to bring the Navy into new, but, he fears, worse hands. After much talk with great content with him, I walked to the Temple [Map], and staid at Starky's, my bookseller's (looking over Dr. Heylin's new book of the Life of Bishop Laud, a strange book of the Church History of his time), till Mr. Wren (age 39) comes, and by appointment we to the Atturney General's chamber, and there read and heard the witnesses in the business of Ackeworth, most troublesome and perplexed by the counter swearing of the witnesses one against the other, and so with Mr. Wren (age 39) away thence to St. [James's] for his papers, and so to White Hall, and after the Committee was done at the Council chamber about the business of Supernumeraries, wherein W. Pen (age 47) was to do all and did, but like an ignorant illiterate coxcomb, the Duke of York (age 34) fell to work with us, the Committee being gone, in the Council-chamber; and there, with his own hand, did give us his long letter, telling us that he had received several from us, and now did give us one from him, taking notice of our several duties and failures, and desired answer to it, as he therein desired; this pleased me well; and so fell to other business, and then parted. And the Duke of York (age 34), and Wren, and I, it being now candle-light, into the Duke of York's (age 34) closet in White Hall; and there read over this paper of my Lord Keeper's, wherein are laid down the faults of the Navy, so silly, and the remedies so ridiculous, or else the same that are now already provided, that we thought it not to need any answer, the Duke of York (age 34) being able himself to do it: that so it makes us admire the confidence of these men to offer things so silly, in a business of such moment. But it is a most perfect instance of the complexion of the times! and so the Duke of York (age 34) said himself, who, I perceive, is mightily concerned in it, and do, again and again, recommend it to Mr. Wren (age 39) and me together, to consider upon remedies fit to provide for him to propound to the King (age 38), before the rest of the world, and particularly the Commissioners of Accounts, who are men of understanding and order, to find our faults, and offer remedies of their own, which I am glad of, and will endeavour to do something in it. So parted, and with much difficulty, by candle-light, walked over the Matted Gallery, as it is now with the mats and boards all taken up, so that we walked over the rafters. But strange to see what hard matter the plaister of Paris is, that is there taken up, as hard as stone! And pity to see Holben's work in the ceiling blotted on, and only whited over! Thence; with much ado, by several coaches home, to supper and to bed. My wife having been this day with Hales (age 68), to sit for her hand to be mended, in her picture.

Evelyn's Diary. 28 Aug 1670. One of the Canons preached; then followed the offering of the Knights of the Order, according to custom; first the poor Knights, in procession, then, the Canons in their formalities, the Dean and Chancellor, then his Majesty (age 40) (the Sovereign), the Duke of York (age 36), Prince Rupert (age 50); and, lastly, the Earl of Oxford (age 43), being all the Knights that were then at Court.

On 28 Aug 1736 William Stukeley (age 48) visited the Cotterstock Roman Mosaic at Cotterstock with George Lynn who lived nearby at .

1911 Encyclopædia Britannica. After a while Percy was reconciled to his father, revisited his family in Sussex, and then stayed with a cousin in Wales. Hence he was recalled to London by Miss Harriet Westbrook, who wrote complaining of her father's resolve to send her back to her school, in which she was now regarded with repulsion as having become too apt a pupil of the atheist Shelley. He replied counselling resistance. "She wrote to say" (these are the words of Shelley in a letter to Hogg, dating towards the end of July 1811) "that resistance was useless, but that she would fly with me, and threw herself upon my protection." Shelley, therefore, returned to London, where he found Harriet agitated and wavering; finally they agreed to elope, travelled in haste to Edinburgh, and there, on the 28th of August, were married with the rites of the Scottish Church. Shelley, it should be understood, had by this time openly broken, not only with the dogmas and conventions of Christian religion, but with many of the institutions of Christian polity, and in especial with such as enforce and regulate marriage; he held - with William Godwin (age 55) and some other theorists - that marriage ought to be simply a voluntary relation between a man and a woman, to be assumed at joint option and terminated at the after-option of either party. If, therefore, he had acted upon his personal conviction of the right, he would never have wedded Harriet, whether by, Scotch, English or any other law; but he waived his own theory in favour of thee consideration that in such an experiment the woman's stake, land the disadvantages accruing to her, are out of all comparison with the man's. His conduct, therefore, was so far entirely honourable; and, if it derogated from a principle of his own (a principle which, however contrary to the morality of other people, was and always remained matter of genuine conviction on his individual part), this was only in deference to a higher and more imperious standard of right.

On 28 Aug 1821 Thomas Seddon was born to Tom Seddon.

On 28 Aug 1833 Edward Coley Burne-Jones 1st Baronet was born to Edward Richard Jones at 11 Bennets Hill. His mother died six days later.

Thomas Bateman 1846. On the 29th of August 1846. The barrow at Cow Lowe [Map], near Buxton, was opened; although a little disturbed on the surface by the operations of stone-getters, the interments were quite intact. The number and importance of these deposits render needful a minute description of most of them, and a chronological arrangement will make each particular much more intelligible; by the latter system, we commence with the presumed primary interment, then tracing each succeeding one, in the order in which it was inhumed, instead of relating the particulars of each, in the rotation in which they were brought to light by the spade. Upon the floor of the barrow, which slightly exceeded the depth of four feet from the summit, was laid apparently the primitive interment, covered over with a large flat stone, but not inclosed in a cist; it was the body of a person of small stature, probably a female, with the knees contracted; it altogether rested upon a layer of calcined human bones, amongst which was found a bone pin, which had been perforated at the thicker end, but now broken, and part of a dog's head, also several horses' teeth; a few inches higher up, the whole of the centre of the tumulus was covered with human bones, unaccompanied by anything worthy of notice, if we except a few pieces of an urn, coarse, both in material and workmanship. The number of jaw-bones belonging to different skeletons in this part of the barrow was five, though it is probable that a greater number of individuals were here interred. About a foot higher than these, and slightly out of the centre of the barrow, was a small cist, made of stones set edgeways, which contained the bones of a female in the usual contracted position, with which were two sets of Kimmeridge coal beads (one hundred and seventeen in number), of very neat workmanship; the central ornaments are in this case made of the same material as the beads, though it will be remembered that, in the similar ornament found at Wind Lowe [Map], the central plates were of bone or ivory; a faintly marked diamond pattern is discernible upon the plates of shale; with these lay a fine instrument of calcined flint, of the circular-ended form; a few of the beads lay on the outside of the cist, where was part of the skeleton of a child, to whom possibly one set of beads might belong, or, what is more probable, that they were disturbed at the time of the construction of the hexagonal cell, which was placed partly upon the cist pertaining to the lady, at a slightly higher level; in it were deposited two skeletons, one above the other, much crushed up in order to accommodate them to the confined limits of the cell; with the lower one was a neatly ornamented urn of unbaked clay, much decayed and broken. The latest and most interesting interment, which may be attributed to the Romano-British period, or perhaps by some antiquaries to the early Saxon era, lay in the centre of the harrow, and about midway between the surface of the natural ground and the top of the former; the bones were mostly decayed, so much indeed, as to leave no trace except the teeth, and a small portion of the cranium; near which, probably about the neck, were two pins of gold, connected by a chain of the same, of remarkably neat design and execution; the heads of the pins contain a setting of many coloured glass, platted upon a chequered gold foil; close to them, and apparently having slipped off the chain, by a large bead of blue glass. The earth for a few feet from this place appeared to have been tempered with water, or puddled, at the time of the funeral, which gave it a very solid and undisturbed appearance; this, coupled with the absence of bones, makes it difficult to decide near what part of body the following articles were originally placed; they were about eighteen inches distant from the pins, which were certainly close to the head. These articles had been inclosed in a wooden box, made of ash plank half an inch in thickness, which was wrapped in a woollen cloth, the warp of which is perfectly visible; the hinges of this casket (two in number) are of brass, and were fastened with brass pins, which were clenched upon a piece of stout leather in the inside of the box; it was fastened by a brass hasp of similar type to the hinges, which received a small staple, to which was hung an iron padlock; it contained a small vessel of thick green glass, an ivory comb much decayed, some instruments of iron, a piece of perforated ivory, apparently the end of some utensil, which was encircled by a brass hoop at the time of its discovery, but which fell to dust on exposure, and a neck decoration of various pensile ornaments, eleven in number; the centre one is of blue porcelain or glass, with three serpents in white; it is retained in a setting of silver, with vandyked edges, on either side of this is a spiral wire bead of electrum, whilst the suit is made up of small circular pendants of silver, extremely thin, each having a level back and a convex front, and each stamped out of a separate piece; of these the number is eight, and with the exception of one, which has a beaded circle running round it, are all struck from the same die, a small flaw being visible on each; the box also contained a dog's or fox's tooth; and a short distance above the body, in the same tempered earth, lay a portion of the horn of the red deer. In various parts of the tumulus, but not in situations where they could be allotted with certainty to any of the interments, were found a scattered deposit of burnt bones, a bead of Kimmeridge coal, of more globular form than the others, much worn, a neat pin of bone, a pointed instrument of the same, apparently a lance-head, and the usual chippings of flint, and rats' bones.

Note. Necklace, possibly, from Cow Low on display at Weston Park Museum, Sheffield.

On 28 Aug 1861 Thomas Bateman (age 39) died.

After 28 Aug 1861 Thomas Bateman (age 39) was buried in unconsecrated ground at his request at Middleton-by-Youlgreave [Map].

28 Aug 1907. The Deceased Wife's Sister's Marriage Act 1907 (7 Edw. 7. c. 47) was an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, allowing a man to marry his dead wife's sister, which had previously been forbidden.

On 28 Aug 1912 George Barrington Baker Wilbraham 5th Baronet (age 67) died. Memorial at All Saints Church, Old Rode. His son Philip Wilbraham Baker Wilbraham 6th Baronet (age 36) succeeded 6th Baronet Wilbraham of Loventor in Totnes in Devon. Joyce Christabel Kennaway Lady Wilbraham (age 35) by marriage Baronet Wilbraham of Loventor in Totnes in Devon.

Philip Wilbraham Baker Wilbraham 6th Baronet: On 17 Sep 1875 he was born to George Barrington Baker Wilbraham 5th Baronet and Katharine Frances Wilbraham Lady Wilbraham. On 08 Aug 1901 Philip Wilbraham Baker Wilbraham 6th Baronet and Joyce Christabel Kennaway Lady Wilbraham were married.

Joyce Christabel Kennaway Lady Wilbraham: On 21 Dec 1876 she was born to John Henry Kennaway 3rd Baronet. On 25 Aug 1958 she died.

On 27 Aug 1979 Louis Mountbatten 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma (age 79) was killed by an IRA bomb aboard his fishing boat in Mullaghmore, County Sligo. His daughter Patricia Mountbatten 2nd Countess Mountbatten of Burma (age 55) succeeded 2nd Countess Mountbatten of Burma. John Knatchbull 7th Baron Brabourne (age 54) by marriage Earl Mountbatten of Burma.

Nicholas Timothy Knatchbull (age 14) was killed.

Pauk Maxwell, a local boy, was killed.

On 28 Aug 1979 Doreen Browne Baroness Brabourne (age 83) died from wounds in hospital the day after the bombing.

Births on the 28th August

On 28 Aug 932 Richard "Fearless" Normandy I Duke Normandy was born illegitimately to William "Longsword" Normandy I Duke Normandy (age 39) and Sprota Unknown.

On 28 Aug 1366 Jean II Le Maingre "Boucicaut" was born.

Around 28 Aug 1448 Sybilla Fowler was born to Richard Fowler (age 23) and Joan Danvers (age 26).

On 28 Aug 1582 Hans Meinhard Schomberg was born.

Around 28 Aug 1608 John Cope 3rd Baronet was born to William Cope 2nd Baronet (age 31) and Elizabeth Chaworth Lady Cope.

On 28 Aug 1630 Thomas Delves 3rd Baronet was born to Henry Delves 2nd Baronet (age 33) and Mary Wilbraham.

On 28 Aug 1639 Marie Mancini was born to Lorenzo Mancini (age 37).

On 28 Aug 1640 Martin Folkes was born.

Before 28 Aug 1654, unless posthumous, Philadelphia Pelham Baroness Howard was born to Thomas Pelham 2nd Baronet (age 56) and Margaret Vane Lady Pelham (age 31).

On 28 Aug 1666 Salwey Winnington was born to Francis Winnington (age 31) and Elizabeth Salwey.

On 28 Aug 1676 Isabel Stewart was born to James Duke of York (age 42) and Mary of Modena Duchess of York (age 17).

On 28 Aug 1697 Martha Stonhouse was born to John Stonhouse 3rd Baronet (age 25) and Mary Mellish.

On 28 Aug 1725 Charles Townshend was born to Charles Townshend 3rd Viscount Townsend (age 25) and Audrey aka Etheldreda Harrison (age 17).

On 28 Aug 1764 Sarah Anne Child Countess of Westmoreland was born to Robert Child (age 25).

On 28 Aug 1779 Antoinette Ernestine Amalie Saxe Coburg Gotha Duchess Württemberg was born to Francis Saxe Coburg Gotha I Duke Saxe Coburg Gotha (age 29) and Augusta Reuss Duchess Saxe Coburg Gotha (age 22).

On 28 Aug 1786 William Clayton 5th Baronet was born to William Clayton 4th Baronet (age 24) and Mary East Lady Clayton (age 20).

Before 28 Aug 1787 Mary Pigott Lady Broughton was born.

On 28 Aug 1817 Henry Willoughby 8th Baron Middleton was born to Henry Willoughby (age 36) and Charlotte Eyre (age 26) at Aspley Hall, Nottingham.

On 28 Aug 1820 Adelaide Georgiana Fitzclarence was born to George Fitzclarence 1st Earl Munster (age 26) and Mary Wyndham Countess Munster (age 27). She a granddaughter of King William IV of the United Kingdom.

On 28 Aug 1821 Thomas Seddon was born to Tom Seddon.

On 28 Aug 1823 Louise Auguste Oldenburg was born to Christian August Oldenburg II Duke Schleswig Holstein Sonderburg Augustenburg (age 25) and Louise Sophie Danneskiold Samsøe Duchess Schleswig Holstein Sonderburg Augustenburg. She a great x 3 granddaughter of King George II of Great Britain and Ireland.

On 28 Aug 1823 Gerard Noel was born to Charles Noel 1st Earl Gainsborough (age 41) and Arabella Hamlyn-Williams.

On 28 Aug 1824 Anna Spencer-Stanhope was born to John Spencer Stanhope (age 37) and Elizabeth Wilhelmina Coke (age 29).

On 28 Aug 1833 Edward Coley Burne-Jones 1st Baronet was born to Edward Richard Jones at 11 Bennets Hill. His mother died six days later.

On 28 Aug 1837 Francis Teck was born to Alexander Paul Ludwig Konstantin Teck (age 32). He a great x 3 grandson of King George II of Great Britain and Ireland.

On 28 Aug 1875 Robert Strutt 4th Baron Rayleigh was born to John William Strutt 3rd Baron Rayleigh (age 32) and Evelyn Georgiana Mary Balfour Baroness Rayleigh.

Marriages on the 28th August

On 28 Aug 1550 Alexander Abernethy 6th Lord Saltoun and Alison Keith Lady Saltoun (age 18) were married. She the daughter of William Keith 4th Earl Marischal (age 44) and Margaret Keith Countess Marischal (age 39).

After 28 Aug 1613 John Drummond 2nd Earl Perth (age 25) and Jean Ker Countess Perth were married. She the daughter of Robert Ker 1st Earl Roxburghe (age 43) and Margaret Maitland.

On 28 Aug 1628 Thomas Isham (age 27) and Elizabeth Denton (age 18) were married. They were half second cousin once removed.

On 28 Aug 1628 William Armine 1st Baronet (age 34) and Mary Talbot (age 34) were married.

On 28 Aug 1665 Charles Gordon 1st Earl Aboyne (age 27) and Elizabeth Lyon Countess Aboyne (age 18) were married. She by marriage Countess Aboyne. She the daughter of John Lyon 2nd Earl Kinghorne and Elizabeth Maule Countess Kinghorne and Linlithgow. He the son of George Gordon 2nd Marquess Huntly and Anna Campbell Marchioness Huntly. They were fourth cousins.

Before 28 Aug 1666 Francis Winnington (age 31) and Elizabeth Salwey were married. They had four sons and three daughters

On 28 Aug 1672, a month after his father died, Thomas Cookes 2nd Baronet (age 24) and Mary Windsor Lady Cookes (age 14) were married. She by marriage Lady Cookes of Norgrove in Worcestershire. She the daughter of Thomas Hickman Windsor 1st Earl Plymouth (age 45) and Anne Savile (age 38).

On 28 Aug 1694 Nathaniel Napier 3rd Baronet (age 26) and Catherine Alington Lady Napier (age 9) were married.

Before 28 Aug 1697 John Stonhouse 3rd Baronet (age 25) and Mary Mellish were married.

Before 28 Aug 1718 John Cotton 3rd Baronet (age 29) and Lettice Crowley (age 26) were married.

On 28 Aug 1719 Henry Arundell Bedingfeld 3rd Baronet and Elizabeth Boyle (age 29) were married. She the daughter of Charles Boyle 2nd Earl Burlington and Juliana Noel Countess Burlington (age 47).

On 28 Aug 1733 Henry Herbert 6th Earl Montgomery 9th Earl Pembroke (age 40) and Mary Fitzwilliam Countess Pembroke and Montgomery (age 25) were married. She by marriage Countess Pembroke, Countess Montgomery. He the son of Thomas Herbert 8th Earl Pembroke 5th Earl Montgomery and Margaret Sawyer Countess Pembroke and Montgomery.

On 28 Aug 1737 Lieutenant-Colonel Charles Feilding (age 20) and Ann Palmer (age 23) were married. There is some confusion in the sources? he may have married her sister Elizabeth Palmer (age 28). He the son of Basil Feilding 3rd Earl Desmond 4th Earl Denbigh and Hester Firebrace Countess Desmond and Denbigh.

On 28 Aug 1784 George Ashburnham 3rd Earl Ashburnham (age 23) and Sophia Thynne (age 20) were married. She the daughter of Thomas Thynne 1st Marquess of Bath (age 49) and Elizabeth Bentinck Marchioness Bath (age 49). He the son of John Ashburnham 2nd Earl Ashburnham (age 59) and Elizabeth Crowley Countess Ashburham.

On 28 Aug 1800 Reverend William Digby (age 26) and Almeria Augusta Cary (age 28) were married.

1911 Encyclopædia Britannica. After a while Percy was reconciled to his father, revisited his family in Sussex, and then stayed with a cousin in Wales. Hence he was recalled to London by Miss Harriet Westbrook, who wrote complaining of her father's resolve to send her back to her school, in which she was now regarded with repulsion as having become too apt a pupil of the atheist Shelley. He replied counselling resistance. "She wrote to say" (these are the words of Shelley in a letter to Hogg, dating towards the end of July 1811) "that resistance was useless, but that she would fly with me, and threw herself upon my protection." Shelley, therefore, returned to London, where he found Harriet agitated and wavering; finally they agreed to elope, travelled in haste to Edinburgh, and there, on the 28th of August, were married with the rites of the Scottish Church. Shelley, it should be understood, had by this time openly broken, not only with the dogmas and conventions of Christian religion, but with many of the institutions of Christian polity, and in especial with such as enforce and regulate marriage; he held - with William Godwin (age 55) and some other theorists - that marriage ought to be simply a voluntary relation between a man and a woman, to be assumed at joint option and terminated at the after-option of either party. If, therefore, he had acted upon his personal conviction of the right, he would never have wedded Harriet, whether by, Scotch, English or any other law; but he waived his own theory in favour of thee consideration that in such an experiment the woman's stake, land the disadvantages accruing to her, are out of all comparison with the man's. His conduct, therefore, was so far entirely honourable; and, if it derogated from a principle of his own (a principle which, however contrary to the morality of other people, was and always remained matter of genuine conviction on his individual part), this was only in deference to a higher and more imperious standard of right.

On 28 Aug 1827 Charles Fieschi Heneage and Louisa Elizabeth Graves were married. He a great x 4 grandson of King Charles II of England Scotland and Ireland.

Before 28 Aug 1833 Edward Richard Jones and Elizabeth Coley were married.

On 28 Aug 1855 Francis Dudley Stuart-Wortley-Mackenzie (age 26) and Maria Elizabeth Martin were married.

On 28 Aug 1874 Vladimir Holstein Gottorp Romanov (age 27) and Marie Pavlona were married. He a great x 5 grandson of King George I of Great Britain and Ireland.

On 28 Aug 1894 Major Basil St John Mundy (age 32) and Violet Wilhelmina Morgan (age 33) were married. They were first cousin once removed.

On 28 Aug 1895 Arthur George Egerton 5th Earl Wilton (age 32) and Mariota Thellusson Countess Wilton (age 22) were married. He the son of Seymour Egerton 4th Earl Wilton (age 56) and Laura Caroline Russell Countess Wilton (age 53). He a great x 5 grandson of King Charles II of England Scotland and Ireland.

On 28 Aug 1947 Julian Asquith 2nd Earl of Oxford and Asquith (age 31) and Anne Palairet Countess of Oxford and Asquith (age 30) were married at Brompton Oratory. She by marriage Countess of Oxford and Asquith.

Deaths on the 28th August

On 28 Aug 1026 Richard "Good" Normandy II Duke Normandy (age 63) died. His son Richard Normandy III Duke Normandy (age 24) succeeded III Duke Normandy.

On 28 Aug 1299 Nicholas Audley (age 41) died.

On 28 Aug 1347 Beatrice Beauchamp died.

On 28 Aug 1361 Robert Latimer (age 45) died.

On 28 Aug 1404 Bishop Robert Braybrooke died.

On 28 Aug 1406 John Sutton 4th Baron Sutton (age 26) died.

On 28 Aug 1435 Nicholas Montgomery (age 30) died.

On 28 Aug 1438 Lodowick Greville (age 70) died at Drayton, Oxfordshire.

On 28 Aug 1462 Elizabeth Norbury Baroness Sudeley (age 69) died.

On 28 Aug 1481 Alfonso "The African" V King Portugal (age 49) died. His son John II King Portugal (age 26) succeeded II King Portugal. Eleanor Viseu Queen Consort Portugal by marriage Queen Consort Portugal.

On 28 Aug 1488 Ralph Sacheverell (age 76) died.

On 28 Aug 1496 Richard Chamberlayne of Shirburn (age 58) died.

On 28 Aug 1498 Anne Wingfield (age 36) died.

On 28 Aug 1504 John Paston (age 60) died.

On 28 Aug 1518 William Thomas Belasyse (age 47) died.

Around 28 Aug 1525 John Lindsay Master of Lindsay died.

On 28 Aug 1531 Alice Ludlow (age 49) died at Tong, Shropshire.

On 28 Aug 1540 Federico Gonzaga II Duke Mantua (age 40) died. His son Francesco Gonzaga III Duke Mantua (age 7) succeeded III Duke Mantua.

On 28 Aug 1546 William Hatton (age 36) died.

On 28 Aug 1558 George Darcy 1st Baron Darcy Aston (age 61) died at Stepney [Map]. His son John Darcy 2nd Baron Darcy Aston (age 18) succeeded 2nd Baron Darcy of Aston.

On 28 Aug 1558 William Stanford (age 49) died.

On 28 Aug 1561 Jacqueline de Longwy (age 41) died.

On 28 Aug 1569 Honora Grey (age 29) died.

On 28 Aug 1572 Agnes Fisher Baroness St John Bletso (age 46) died.

On 28 Aug 1575 Anne Wentworth (age 55) died at Badley, Suffolk.

On 28 Aug 1609 Francis de Vere (age 48) died. He was buried at Westminster Abbey [Map].

On 28 Aug 1618 Albert Frederick Hohenzollern Duke Prussia (age 65) died.

On 28 Aug 1626 Isabella of Savoy (age 35) died.

On 28 Aug 1654 Thomas Pelham 2nd Baronet (age 56) died. His son John Pelham 3rd Baronet (age 31) succeeded 3rd Baronet Pelham of Laughton. Lucy Sidney Baroness Pelham Laughton (age 27) by marriage Lady Pelham of Laughton.

On 28 Aug 1655 Oliver Cromwell (age 93) died. An unfortunate accident, described by the antiquary Sir William Dugdale: 'he was out in the rain, and after his return, sitting by a good fire without any company in the room, by some weakness or swoon [he] fell into the fire and was so scorched that he died about two days after'. He was buried at Ramsey the same night, 'to prevent, it is said, his body's being seized by his creditors'.

Before 28 Aug 1658 Katherine St Leger (age 52) died.

On 28 Aug 1668 Abraham Cullen 1st Baronet (age 44) died. His son John Cullen 2nd Baronet (age 16) succeeded 2nd Baronet Cullen of East Sheen in Surrey.

On 28 Aug 1674 Francis Popham (age 28) died.

On 28 Aug 1676 Louise Charlotte Hohenzollern (age 58) died.

On 28 Aug 1678 Archbishop James Margetson (age 78) died.

On or before 28 Aug 1691 Richard Mansel 5th Baronet (age 50) died. His son Richard Mansel 6th Baronet (age 22) succeeded 6th Baronet Mansel of Muddlescombe. He was buried on 28 Aug 1691 at St Mary's Church, Kidwelly.

On 28 Aug 1693 Ralph Cotton of Bellaport died.

On 28 Aug 1693 Jane Bickerton Duchess Norfolk (age 50) died.

On 28 Aug 1705 George Wilhelm Hanover Duke Brunswick-Lüneburg (age 81) died.

On 28 Aug 1710 Thomas Bligh (age 56) died.

On 28 Aug 1716 William Guise (age 68) died.

On 28 Aug 1718 Lettice Crowley (age 26) died.

On 28 Aug 1720 Charles Murray (age 28) died.

On 28 Aug 1731 James Robinson 3rd Baronet (age 62) died. His son John Robinson 4th Baronet (age 26) succeeded 4th Baronet Robinson of London.

On 28 Aug 1749 George Evans 1st Baron Carbery (age 69) died. His son George Evans 2nd Baron Carbery (age 46) succeeded 2nd Baron Carbery. Frances Fitzwilliam Baroness Carbery (age 39) by marriage Baroness Carbery.

On 28 Aug 1764 John Barnard (age 79) died.

On 28 Aug 1769 William Villiers 3rd Earl Jersey (age 62) died. His son George Bussy Villiers 4th Earl Jersey (age 34) succeeded 4th Earl Jersey, 7th Viscount Grandison, 4th Viscount Villiers, 4th Baron Villiers.

On 28 Aug 1782 John Gray 11th Lord Gray (age 66) died.

On 28 Aug 1797 Robert Trefusis 17th Baron Clinton (age 32) died. His son Robert Cotton St John Trefusis 18th Baron Clinton (age 10) succeeded 18th Baron Clinton.

On 28 Aug 1802 Jane Tollemache (age 52) died.

On 28 Aug 1808 Richard Hill 2nd Baronet (age 76) died. His brother John Hill 3rd Baronet (age 68) succeeded 3rd Baronet Hill of Hawkestone in Shropshire.

On 28 Aug 1810 Henry Blundell (age 86) died.

Around 28 Aug 1816 Charles Chaplin (age 57) died.

On 28 Aug 1819 Charles Lennox 4th Duke Richmond (age 54) died. His son Charles Gordon-Lennox 5th Duke Richmond (age 28) succeeded 5th Duke Richmond, 5th Earl March, 5th Baron Settrington. Caroline Paget Duchess Richmond (age 23) by marriage Duchess Richmond.

On 28 Aug 1836 Antoine 8th Duke Gramont (age 81) died. His son Antoine Héraclius Agénor 9th Duc de Gramont (age 47) succeeded 9th Duke Gramont.

On 28 Aug 1838 Emily Gage Countess of Abingdon died.

On 28 Aug 1848 John Osborn 5th Baronet (age 75) died. His son George Robert Osborn 6th Baronet (age 34) succeeded 6th Baronet Osborn of Chicksands in Bedfordshire.

On 28 Aug 1848 Hugh Evelyn 5th Baronet (age 79) died without issue. He was buried on 09 Sep 1848 at St John's Church, Wotton. Baronet Evelyn of Wotton in Surrey extinct.

On 28 Aug 1852 Reverend Edward Duke (age 72) died at Lake House, Wilsford [Map]. The eldest son, Edward, who had also entered the church, succeeded to the estates.

On 28 Aug 1861 Thomas Bateman (age 39) died.

On 28 Aug 1870 Johnathan Frederick Pollock 1st Baronet (age 86) died. His son William Frederick Pollock 2nd Baronet (age 55) succeeded 2nd Baronet Pollock of Hatton in Middlesex.

On 28 Aug 1875 Richard Williams-Bulkeley 10th Baronet (age 73) died. His son Richard Williams Bulkeley 11th Baronet (age 42) succeeded 11th Baronet Williams of Penrhyn in Caernarfonshire. Margaret Elizabeth Williams (age 36) by marriage Lady Williams.

On 28 Aug 1893 Augustus Almeric Spencer (age 86) died.

On 28 Aug 1895 Elisabeth Anna Hohenzollern (age 38) died.

On 28 Aug 1902 Lyonel Plantagenet Tollemache (age 41) died.

On 28 Aug 1904 William Grenville Williams 4th Baronet (age 60) died.

On 28 Aug 1909 Esther Lucy Thacker (age 66) died.

On 28 Aug 1912 George Barrington Baker Wilbraham 5th Baronet (age 67) died. Memorial at All Saints Church, Old Rode. His son Philip Wilbraham Baker Wilbraham 6th Baronet (age 36) succeeded 6th Baronet Wilbraham of Loventor in Totnes in Devon. Joyce Christabel Kennaway Lady Wilbraham (age 35) by marriage Baronet Wilbraham of Loventor in Totnes in Devon.

Philip Wilbraham Baker Wilbraham 6th Baronet: On 17 Sep 1875 he was born to George Barrington Baker Wilbraham 5th Baronet and Katharine Frances Wilbraham Lady Wilbraham. On 08 Aug 1901 Philip Wilbraham Baker Wilbraham 6th Baronet and Joyce Christabel Kennaway Lady Wilbraham were married.

Joyce Christabel Kennaway Lady Wilbraham: On 21 Dec 1876 she was born to John Henry Kennaway 3rd Baronet. On 25 Aug 1958 she died.

On 28 Aug 1914 Blanche Caroline Pitt-Rivers (age 74) died.

On 28 Aug 1915 Mabel Violet Graham Countess Feversham (age 82) died.

On 28 Aug 1926 Harold Edward Fitzclarence (age 55) died.

On 28 Aug 1929 Jessie Maria Lister-Kaye died.

On 28 Aug 1935 Francis Vincent 13th Baronet (age 66) died. His son Anthony Francis Vincent 14th Baronet (age 41) succeeded 14th Baronet Vincent of Stoke d'Abernon.

On 28 Aug 1937 Wilfrid Lawson 3rd Baronet (age 74) died without issue. His nephew Hilton Lawson 4th Baronet (age 42) succeeded 4th Baronet Lawson of Brayton House in Cumberland.

On 28 Aug 1937 Mary Georgiana Ormsby-Gore (age 79) died.

On 28 Aug 1945 Gwendolen Constable-Maxwell Duchess Norfolk (age 68) died.

On 28 Aug 1947 Caroline Ethel Gertrude Stewart (age 96) died.

On 28 Aug 1967 Major Vivian Lionel Slingsby Bethell (age 70) died.

On 27 Aug 1979 Louis Mountbatten 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma (age 79) was killed by an IRA bomb aboard his fishing boat in Mullaghmore, County Sligo. His daughter Patricia Mountbatten 2nd Countess Mountbatten of Burma (age 55) succeeded 2nd Countess Mountbatten of Burma. John Knatchbull 7th Baron Brabourne (age 54) by marriage Earl Mountbatten of Burma.

Nicholas Timothy Knatchbull (age 14) was killed.

Pauk Maxwell, a local boy, was killed.

On 28 Aug 1979 Doreen Browne Baroness Brabourne (age 83) died from wounds in hospital the day after the bombing.

On 28 Aug 1988 Charles Robert Cecil Weld-Forester (age 69) died.

On 28 Aug 1994 William John Kirwan Taylor (age 89) died.

On 28 Aug 2003 Joyce Hancock (age 91) died.