Biography of Hugh Burnell 2nd Baron Burnell 1347-1420

1399 Abdication of Richard II

1401 Parliament Henry IV 2: 31 The Names of the Lords Present

1415 Battle of Agincourt

Around 1347 Hugh Burnell 2nd Baron Burnell was born to Nicholas Haudlo Burnell 1st Baron Burnell (age 21) at Acton Burnell Castle [Map].

On 24 Nov 1350 [his father] Nicholas Haudlo Burnell 1st Baron Burnell (age 24) was created 1st Baron Burnell 2C by writ of summons.

In 1371 [his son] Edward Burnell was born to Hugh Burnell 2nd Baron Burnell (age 24) and [his future wife] Philippa Pole Baroness Burnell (age 15).

Around 1375 Hugh Burnell 2nd Baron Burnell (age 28) and Philippa Pole Baroness Burnell (age 19) were married. She the daughter of Michael de la Pole 1st Earl Suffolk (age 45) and Katherine Wingfield Countess Suffolk (age 35).

On 19 Jan 1383 [his father] Nicholas Haudlo Burnell 1st Baron Burnell (age 57) died at Shrewsbury, Shropshire [Map]. His son Hugh Burnell 2nd Baron Burnell (age 36) succeeded 2nd Baron Burnell 2C. [his wife] Philippa Pole Baroness Burnell (age 27) by marriage Baroness Burnell 2C.

Around 1386 [his wife] Philippa Pole Baroness Burnell (age 30) died.

Around Mar 1386 Hugh Burnell 2nd Baron Burnell (age 39) and Joyce Botetort 3rd Baroness Botetort (age 18) were married. She by marriage Baroness Burnell 2C. The difference in their ages was 21 years. She a great x 5 granddaughter of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England.

On 04 Apr 1386 John Botetort 2nd Baron Botetort (age 68) died. His granddaughter [his wife] Joyce Botetort 3rd Baroness Botetort (age 18) succeeded 3rd Baroness Botetort.

Before 1390 Randle Mainwaring of Over Peover (age 27) and [his sister-in-law] Catherine Harcourt (age 17) were married. She a great x 5 granddaughter of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England.

Around 1390 [his sister-in-law] Catherine Harcourt (age 18) died at Over Peover.

Around 21 Sep 1391 Thomas Erdington (age 20) and [his sister-in-law] Anne Harcourt (age 20) were married. He a great x 5 grandson of King John "Lackland" of England. She a great x 5 granddaughter of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England.

Before 1396 [his son] Edward Burnell (age 25) and [his daughter-in-law] Alice aka Eleanor Strange (age 9) were married. They were fourth cousins.

Abdication of Richard II

On 29 Sep 1399 King Richard II of England (age 32) Abdicated II King England at the Tower of London [Map]. William Ros 6th Baron Ros Helmsley (age 29), Thomas Grey (age 40), William Willoughby 5th Baron Willoughby (age 29), Hugh Burnell 2nd Baron Burnell (age 52) and Thomas Rempston were present.

Parliament Henry IV 2: 31 The Names of the Lords Present

After 07 Jan 1401. The names of the lords who were present at the said declaration are as follows:

Henry, prince of Wales (age 14).

Edmund, duke of York (age 59).

Edward, earl of Rutland (age 28).

Thomas, earl of Arundel (age 19).

John, earl of Somerset (age 28).

Edmund, earl of Stafford (age 22).

Henry, earl of Northumberland (age 59).

Ralph, earl of Westmorland (age 37).

Thomas, earl of Worcester (age 58).

[his former brother-in-law] Michael, earl of Suffolk (age 40).

Richard, Lord Grey of Codnor (age 30).

Thomas, Lord Berkeley (age 49).

John, Lord Charlton.

Reginald, Lord Grey of Ruthin (age 39).

Thomas, Lord Camoys (age 50).

Thomas, Lord Furnivall (age 39).

Robert, Lord Scales (age 29).

John, Lord Beaumont.

William, Lord Willoughby (age 31).

Hugh, Lord Burnell (age 54).

William, Lord Ferrers of Groby (age 28).

William, Lord Bergavenny (age 58).

John, Lord Lovell (age 60).

Robert, Lord Harrington (age 45).

Richard Lescrope (age 74).

In 1402 [his former brother-in-law] Richard Pole (age 35) died.

Around 1407 Hugh Burnell 2nd Baron Burnell (age 60) was appointed 112th Knight of the Garter by Henry IV King England (age 39).

On 01 Jan 1407 [his wife] Joyce Botetort 3rd Baroness Botetort (age 39) died. Baron Botetort abeyant.

Before 29 Jan 1408 Hugh Burnell 2nd Baron Burnell (age 61) and Joan Devereux 3rd Baroness Devereux Baroness Burnell (age 29) were married. She by marriage Baroness Burnell 2C. The difference in their ages was 32 years. She a great x 5 granddaughter of King John "Lackland" of England.

In 1415 [his former brother-in-law] Thomas Pole (age 52) died.

In 1415 [his former brother-in-law] John Pole (age 46) died.

Before 23 Sep 1415 [his son] Edward Burnell (age 44) and [his daughter-in-law] Elizabeth Pole (age 25) were married. She the daughter of Michael de la Pole 2nd Earl Suffolk (deceased) and Katherine Stafford Countess Suffolk (age 39). They were first cousins. She a great x 4 granddaughter of King Edward "Longshanks" I of England.

Battle of Agincourt

On 25 Oct 1415 King Henry V of England (age 29) defeated the French army at the Battle of Agincourt. King Henry V of England (age 29) commanded the Main Battle. Thomas Camoys 1st Baron Camoys (age 64) commanded the Rearguard.

Richard de Vere 11th Earl of Oxford (age 30) commanded. Humphrey Lancaster 1st Duke Gloucester (age 25) was wounded, and was protected by his brother King Henry V of England (age 29).

Edward York 2nd Duke of York 1st Duke Albemarle (age 42), commander of the Vanguard, was killed; the most senior English casualty. Duke Albemarle aka Aumale, Earl of Rutland and Earl Cork extinct. Richard Plantagenet 3rd Duke York (age 4) inherited his estates including Conisbrough Castle [Map].

John Fortescue (age 35), Dafydd Gam Brecon (age 35) and [his son] Edward Burnell (age 44) and Roger Vaughan of Bredwardine (age 38) were killed.

Michael de la Pole 3rd Earl Suffolk (age 21) was killed. His brother William "Jackanapes" de la Pole 1st Duke of Suffolk (age 19) succeeded 4th Earl Suffolk.

The English included: Louis Robbessart (age 25), Richard Beauchamp 13th Earl Warwick (age 33), William Botreaux 3rd Baron Botreaux (age 26), William Bourchier 1st Count Eu (age 41), John Cornwall 1st Baron Fanhope 1st Baron Milbroke (age 51), Edward Courtenay (age 30), Ralph Cromwell 3rd Baron Cromwell (age 12), Thomas Dutton (age 19), Edmund Ferrers 6th Baron Ferrers of Chartley (age 29), Roger Fiennes (age 31), Henry Fitzhugh 3rd Baron Fitzhugh (age 57), John Grey (age 28), John Grey 1st Earl Tankerville (age 31), William Harrington (age 42) as the King's Standard Bearer, Walter Hungerford 1st Baron Hungerford (age 37), Piers Legh (age 26) (wounded), Alfred Longford, Thomas Montagu 1st Count Perche 4th Earl Salisbury (age 27), Thomas Morley 6th Baron Marshal 5th Baron Morley (age 22), John Rodney, Richard Scrope 3rd Baron Scrope of Bolton (age 22), Robert Strelley (age 18), James Tuchet 5th Baron Audley, 2nd Baron Tuchet (age 17), Robert Umfraville (age 52), Thomas West 2nd Baron West (age 35), Robert Willoughby 6th Baron Willoughby (age 30). Thomas Erpingham (age 60) commanded the archers. Thomas Rempston (age 26) was present. Thomas Strickland (age 48) carried the Banner of St George.

Thomas Tunstall (age 57) was killed.


The Welsh included: William ap Thomas "Blue Knight of Gwent" Herbert (age 35), Walter Sais (age 95), Roger Vaughan (age 70) and his son Roger Vaughan (age 5). Owen Tudor (age 15) is believed to have been present as a squire.


The French army suffered significant casualties. Charles Albret (age 46), Philip Valois II Count Nevers (age 26), John of Bar (age 35), Jacques Chatillon (age 48), David Rambures (age 51) and his three sons: Jean Rambures, Hugues Rambures, Philippe Rambures, Waleran Luxemburg (age 60) and Hector de Chartres were killed.

Charles Valois Duke Orléans (age 20) was captured by Richard Waller (age 20) for which he was knighted on the battlefield by King Henry V of England (age 29).

John Bourbon I Duke Bourbon (age 34) and Charles Artois Count Eu (age 21) were captured.

Robert of Bar Count Soissons Count Marle (age 25) was killed. His daughter Jeanne of Bar Countess Soissons succeeded Countess Soissons 1367.

Edward of Bar III Duke of Bar (age 38) was killed. His brother Cardinal Louis of Bar (age 38) succeeded I Duke Bar.

John Valois I Duke Alençon was killed. His son John Valois II Duke Alençon (age 6) succeeded II Duke Alençon.

Frederick Metz I Count Vaudémont (age 47) was killed. His son Antoine Count of Vaudémont (age 15) succeeded Count Vaudémont.

Anthony Valois Duke Brabant (age 31) was killed. His son John Valois IV Duke Brabant (age 12) succeeded IV Duke Brabant. Jacqueline Wittelsbach Duchess Brabant and Gloucester (age 14) by marriage Duchess Brabant.

Jean II Le Maingre "Boucicaut" (age 49) was captured.

Georges de La Trémoille (age 33) was captured.

In 1417 [his former sister-in-law] Anne Harcourt (age 46) died.

On 06 Jul 1420 [his former brother-in-law] Thomas Harcourt (age 43) died at Stanton Harcourt, Oxfordshire [Map].

On 27 Nov 1420 Hugh Burnell 2nd Baron Burnell (age 73) died at Cotton, Suffolk. He was buried at Halesowen Abbey, Shropshire [Map]. Baron Burnell 2C extinct.

Thomas Harcourt and Eleanor Lewknor were married. He a great x 5 grandson of King Henry "Curtmantle" II of England.

Royal Ancestors of Hugh Burnell 2nd Baron Burnell 1347-1420

Kings Wessex: Great x 12 Grand Son of King Edmund "Ironside" I of England

Kings Gwynedd: Great x 7 Grand Son of Owain "Great" King Gwynedd

Kings Seisyllwg: Great x 13 Grand Son of Hywel "Dda aka Good" King Seisyllwg King Deheubarth

Kings Powys: Great x 8 Grand Son of Maredudd ap Bleddyn King Powys

Kings England: Great x 6 Grand Son of King John "Lackland" of England

Kings Scotland: Great x 10 Grand Son of Malcolm III King Scotland

Kings Franks: Great x 17 Grand Son of Louis "Pious" King Aquitaine I King Franks

Kings France: Great x 11 Grand Son of Robert "Pious" II King France

Royal Descendants of Hugh Burnell 2nd Baron Burnell 1347-1420

Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom x 4

Diana Spencer Princess Wales x 6

Ancestors of Hugh Burnell 2nd Baron Burnell 1347-1420

Great x 1 Grandfather: Richard Haudlo

GrandFather: John Haudlo aka Burnell

Father: Nicholas Haudlo Burnell 1st Baron Burnell 5 x Great Grand Son of King John "Lackland" of England

Great x 1 Grandfather: Phillip Burnell

GrandMother: Maud Burnell Baroness Lovel and Burnell 4 x Great Grand Daughter of King John "Lackland" of England

Great x 1 Grandmother: Matilda aka Maud Fitzalan 3 x Great Grand Daughter of King John "Lackland" of England

Hugh Burnell 2nd Baron Burnell 6 x Great Grand Son of King John "Lackland" of England