Drowned is in Accident.
On 13 Jan 47BC Ptolemy XIII Theos Philopator 61BC 47BC (age 14) drowned in the River Nile following, or during the course of, the Battle of the Nile.
In 1030 Jarl Haakon Sigurdsson drowned at sea.
On 25 Nov 1120 the White Ship left Barfleur, Basse Normandie, with a party of young Normans. King Henry I "Beauclerc" England (age 52) had left earlier on another ship. A mile out the White Ship foundered on a submerged rock. William Adelin Normandy Duke Normandy (age 17), his half-siblings Richard Fitzroy (age 19) and Matilda Fitzroy Countess Perche, William Bigod (age 27), Lucia Mahaut Blois Countess Chester, brothers Geoffrey Aigle and Engenulf Aigle, half-brothers Richard Avranches 2nd Earl Chester (age 26) and Ottiwel Avranches, brothers Ivo Grandesmil and William Grandesmil and Geoffrey Ridel were all drowned.
On 14 May 1264 the army of Simon de Montfort 6th Earl of Leicester 1st Earl Chester (age 56) including Gilbert "Red Earl" Clare 7th Earl Gloucester 6th Earl Hertford (age 20), Henry Hastings (age 29) and Nicholas Segrave 1st Baron Segrave (age 26) defeated the army of King Henry III of England (age 56) during the Battle of Lewes at Lewes [Map]. King Henry III of England (age 56), his son the future King Edward "Longshanks" I of England (age 24), Humphrey Bohun 2nd Earl Hereford 1st Earl Essex (age 60), Richard of Cornwall 1st Earl Cornwall (age 55), John "Red" Comyn 1st Lord Baddenoch (age 44), Philip Marmion 5th Baron Marmion (age 30) and John Giffard 1st Baron Giffard Brimpsfield (age 32) were captured. John Warenne 6th Earl Surrey (age 33), John Balliol (age 56), Robert Bruce 5th Lord Annandale (age 49), Roger Leybourne (age 49) and William de Valence 1st Earl Pembroke fought for the King. Guy Lusignan was killed. Fulk IV Fitzwarin (age 44) drowned. Bishop Walter de Cantelupe (age 73) was present and blessed the Montfort army before the battle.
On 16 Dec 1379 Thomas Banastre (age 45) drowned.
On 16 Dec 1379 John Fitzalan 1st Baron Arundel Baron Maltravers (age 31) drowned. He was buried at Lewes Priory [Map]. The Chronica Majora reports "... that during the panic of the storm, Sir John murdered those of his men who refused to make for shore for fear of being shipwrecked upon the rocks. Subsequently, after safely arriving on an island off the Irish coast, Sir John and his boat captain were swept back into the sea and drowned". His son John Fitzalan Baron Maltravers 2nd Baron Arundel (age 15) succeeded 2nd Baron Arundel 1C 1377.
Elizabeth Fitzwalter Baroness Dinham 8th Baroness Fitzwalter (age 1) succeeded 8th Baroness Fitzwalter. Note. Chronicle of Gregory 1432 states 24 Nov 1432 or, more specifically, "on Syn Kateryn ys eve" - St Katherine's feast day is 25 Nov.
On 07 Sep 1589 (possibly 08 Sep 1589) Jane Kennedy Lady in Waiting drowned when crossing the River Forth.
Before 01 Feb 1664 Robert Bowyer drowned.
In Dec 1672 Charles Stewart 6th Duke Lennox 3rd Duke Richmond (age 33) drowned at Elsinor. Duke Lennox, Duke Richmond 2C 1641, Earl March 3C 1619, Earl Lichfield 1C 1645, Baron Stuart extinct. His sister Katherine Stewart (age 32) succeeded 7th Baroness Clifton of Leighton Bromswold in Huntingdonshire.
On 06 May 1682 The Gloucester sank during a strong gale when it struck a sandbank twenty-eight miles off Great Yarmouth [Map] on a journey from Portsmouth to Edinburgh. Of the estimated 330 people on board it is believed between 130 and 250 sailors and passengers perished.
John Hope of Hopetoun drowned. He gave up his seat in a lifeboat to the future King James II of England Scotland and Ireland (age 48) for which his son was rewarded with an Earldom twenty-one years later when he came of age.
Richard Hill drowned.
The pilot James Ayres was blamed for the disaster. The Duke of York (age 48) wished him to be hanged immediately. He was court-martialled and imprisoned.
On 11 May 1685, despite the reprieves Margaret Wilson (age 18) and Margaret McLachlan were drowned at Wigtown, Wigtownshire on the orders of Robert Grierson 1st Baronet (age 30), for refusing to swear an oath declaring James II and VII (age 51) as head of the church.
On 27 Jan 1735 Reverend Robert Dymoke of Grebby Hall in Lincolnshire (age 35) drowned in the Chequer Well, Lincoln. He was buried at Lincoln Cathedral [Map].
Reverend Robert Dymoke of Grebby Hall in Lincolnshire: On or before 17 Oct 1699, the date he was baptised, he was born to Robert Dymoke of Scremby in Lincolnshire (age 44).
On 16 Sep 1777 Simon Harcourt 1st Earl Harcourt (age 63) drowned in a well at Nuneham House whilst trying to rescue his dog. His son George Harcourt 2nd Earl Harcourt (age 41) succeeded 2nd Earl Harcourt of Stanton Harcourt, 3rd Viscount Harcourt of Stanton Harcourt in Oxfordshire 1C 1721. Elizabeth Venables-Vernon Countess Harcourt (age 31) by marriage Countess Harcourt of Stanton Harcourt.
In Oct 1793 George Samuel Browne 8th Viscount Montague (age 24) was drowned whilst trying to ride the Rhine Falls, Schaffhausen with his friend Charles Sedley Burdett with whom he was travelling. Given the Rhine Falls is 150 feet wide and 75 feet high, attempting to ride the falls in a fishing boat was not one of George's best ideas.
On 29 Jun 1794 George Waldegrave 5th Earl Waldegrave (age 9) drowned whilst swimming in the River Thames near Eton [Map]. His brother John James Waldegrave 6th Earl Waldegrave (age 8) succeeded 6th Earl Waldegrave 1C 1729, 7th Baron Waldegrave Chewton Somerset 1C 1686, 10th Baronet Waldegrave of Hever Castle.
In 1812 Thomas Wybergh aka Lawson (age 18) drowned off the coast of Madeira.
On 08 Jul 1822 Percy Bysshe Shelley drowned. He was returning on the Don Juan with Edward Williams from a meeting at Livorno with Leigh Hunt and Byron to make arrangements for a new journal, The Liberal. The boat was sunk is a storm. Shelley's badly decomposed body washed ashore at Viareggio ten days later and was identified by Trelawny from the clothing and a copy of Keats's Lamia in a jacket pocket. On 16 Aug 1822 his body was cremated on a beach near Viareggio and the ashes were buried in the Protestant Cemetery of Rome. The cremation was attended by George "Lord Byron" 6th Baron Byron (age 34). His wife Mary Godwin aka Shelley (age 24) did not attend.
In 1828 William Pitt Canning (age 26) drowned at Madeira.
On 23 Jan 1831 Horace Beckford aka Pitt-Rivers 3rd Baron Rivers (age 53) drowned himself in The Serpentine, Hyde Park having reneged on a pledge to never play cards again. His son George Pitt-Rivers 4th Baron Rivers (age 20) succeeded 4th Baron Rivers of Sudeley Castle in Gloucestershire 4C 1802.
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On 02 Aug 1880 Francis Dukinfield Astley (age 27) drowned in Canada while shooting rapids in a boat with two Indian guides whilst on a sporting holiday with a group of friends.
On 07 Nov 1901 Frank Alexander Garforth (age 42) drowned while in command of the guardship H.M.S. Hotspur at Bermuda. He was found to have fallen into the sea, but "no evidence exists to shew how he got there." He was buried at the Royal Naval Cemetery, Ireland Island, Sandys Parish, Bermuda.
On 10 Jul 1921 William Craven 4th Earl Craven (age 52) drowned having fallen overboard during Cowes Week. His body washed ashore two days later. His son William Craven 5th Earl Craven (age 23) succeeded 5th Earl Craven in Yorkshire 2C 1801, 5th Viscount Uffington, 11th Baron Craven of Hamstead Marshall in Berkshire. Mary Williamina George Countess Craven by marriage Countess Craven in Yorkshire.
On 17 Jun 1947 Francis Christopher Fane (age 47) drowned when taking his ex-Admiralty motor yacht Aarla, originally the Hecate, from Kyles, Bute to Lowestoft for a refit. There was an explosion onboard which causedd the loss with all hands near Ailsa Craig. His body was never recovered. A board of inquiry later found the vessel to have been unseaworthy and ordered to payt £300 costs.