History of County Durham
County Durham is in North [Place]
On 10 Jul 1645 William Blackett 1st Baronet of Newcastle 1621-1680 (24) and Elizabeth Kirkley -1674 were married at Hamsterley.
Times Newspaper Funerals. 05 Feb 1929. The funeral of the Earl of Durham took place yesterday at Burnmoor. The Countess of Durham who was unable to attend owing to illness, received the following telegram from the Queen (61):- " I send you and your family my sincere sympathy in your great sorrow."
The cortege left Fenton at 11.30, and, as followed by 25 coaches, three of which conveyed wreaths. The chief mourners included Viscount Lambton (44) and Captain the Hon. Claud Lambton (45) (sons). Captain the Hon. D'Arcv Lambton (62), the Hon. George Lambton (68), and the Hon. Charles Lambton (71) (brothers). Viscount Cecil (brother-in-law), the Earl (56) and Countess of Ellesmnere (48) (son-in-law and daughter), the Earl of Home (son-in-law). The officiating clergy were the Rev. Ralph Watson. the Rev. A. J. Gadd, the rector. and the Rev, G. F. Eolme. Tenants from Lord Durham's Fenton Estate were the bearers. A memorial eervice for Lord Durham was held vesterday at St. Peter's. Eaton-square, the Rev. Austin Thompson officiating. Among those present were:- The Hen. Mrs. Charles rsmbton. the Bon. Mrs. Claud Lambtor, Air. D'Arcy Iarnb9o0. the Earl and Countr of Pemlroke. Co'onel the on. George lerhert lalso represeettna the Dowager Coun!tess of Pembrke). Mr artlrr Lambton. the Duke and Duchess of Abereorn the Dowager Marchioness of Lansdowne Alberthn Marehioness of Blaamdord.
Brancepeth Church, Brancepeth
On 09 Jun 1396 Margaret Stafford Baroness Neville Raby 1364-1396 (32) died. She was buried at Brancepeth Church, Brancepeth.
St Brandon's Church, Brancepeth
In Jun 1319 Robert "Peacock of the North" Neville 1287-1319 (32) was killed by James "Black" Douglas 1286-1330 (33) in single combat at Berwick on Tweed. He was buried at St Brandon's Church, Brancepeth.
On 03 Nov 1484 Ralph Neville 2nd Earl Westmoreland 1406-1484 (78) died. He was buried at St Brandon's Church, Brancepeth. On 03 Nov 1484 His nephew Ralph Neville 3rd Earl Westmoreland 1456-1499 (28) succeeded 3rd Earl Westmoreland (1C 1397). Isabel Booth Countess Westmoreland 1457-1478 by marriage Countess Westmoreland (1C 1397).
St Mary and St Cuthbert, Chester-le-Street
On 28 Jul 1840 John "Radical Jack" Lambton 1st Earl Durham 1792-1840 (48) died at Cowes, Isle of Wight. He was buried at St Mary and St Cuthbert, Chester-le-Street.
On 28 Jan 1069 Robert de Comines Earl Northumbria -1069 was burned to death in Durham when a rebel army set fire to the house in which he was staying. All his men were killed. In retaliation William "Conqueror" I King England 1028-1087 (41) commenced the Harrying of the North.
On 17 Oct 1346 at the Battle of Neville's Cross near Durham the English inflicted a heavy defeat on the Scottish army that had invaded England in compliance with their treaty with the French for mutual support against England.
The English army included: William Deincourt 1st Baron Deincourt 1301-1364 (45), Henry Scrope 1st Baron Scrope Masham 1312-1392 (34), Ralph Hastings 1291-1346 (55), Ralph Neville 2nd Baron Neville Raby 1291-1367 (55), William Zouche Archbishop of York -1352, Henry Percy 2nd Baron Percy 1299-1352 (47) and John Mowbray 3rd Baron Mowbray 1310-1361 (35).
Of the Scottish army David II King Scotland 1324-1371 (22), John Graham Earl Menteith -1347 and William "Flower of Chivalry and Knight Liddesdale" Douglas 1st Earl Atholl 1300-1353 (46) were captured and imprisoned in the Tower of London.
Neil Bruce -1346, John Randolph 3rd Earl Moray 1306-1346, David Hay 6th Baron Erroll 1318-1346 and Edward Keith of Sinton 1280-1346 were killed.
Patent Rolls Edward IV 1461. 29 Apr 1461. Durham. Grant to Cecilia, late wife of Thomas Kyriell 1396-1461, knight, and executrix of his will, during the minority of Giles the son and heir of William Daubeney 1424-1460 late of Southpederton, co Somerset, esquire, deceased, of all the possessions of the latter, with the custody and marriage of the heir, saving to Alice the late wife of the said William her reaonsable dower. If the heir dire during the minority she hsall have the same during the minority of the next heir, and so on. By p.s.
John Evelyn's Diary 1654 August. 17 Aug 1654. Passed through Pontefract; therichard castle famous for many sieges both of late and ancient times, and the death of that unhappy King murdered in it, was now demolishing by the Rebels; it stands on a mount, and makes a goodly show at a distance. The Queen (44) has a house here, and there are many fair seats near it, especially Mr. Pierrepont's (48), built at the foot of a hill out of the castle ruins. We all alighted in the highway to drink at a crystal spring, which they call Robin Hood's Well; near it, is a stone chair, and an iron ladle to drink out of, chained to the seat. We rode to Tadcaster, at the side of which we have prospect of the Archbishop's Palace (which is a noble seat), and in sight of divers other gentlemen's fair houses. This tract is a goodly, fertile, well-watered, and wooded country, abounding with pasture and plenty of provisions.
To York, the second city of England, fairly walled, of a circular form, watered by the brave River Ouse, bearing vessels of considerable burden on it; over it is a stone bridge emulating that of London, and built on; the middle arch is larger than any I have seen in England, with a wharf of hewn stone, which makes the river appear very neat. But most remarkable and worth seeing is St. Peter's Cathedral, which of all the great churches in England had been best preserved from the fury of the sacrilegious, by composition with the Rebels when they took the city, during the many incursions of Scotch and others. It is a most entire magnificent piece of Gothic architecture. The screen before the choir is of stone carved with flowers, running work and statues of the old kings. Many of the. Monuments are very ancient. Here, as a great rarity in these days and at this time, they showed me a Bible and Common Prayer Book covered with crimson velvet, and richly embossed with silver gilt; also a service for the altar of gilt wrought plate, flagons, basin, ewer, plates, chalices, patins, etc., with a gorgeous covering for the altar and pulpit, carefully preserved in the vestry, in the hollow wall whereof rises a plentiful spring of excellent water. I got up to the tower, whence we had a prospect toward Durham, and could see Ripon, part of Lancashire, the famous and fatal Marston Moor, the Spas of Knaresborough, and all the environs of that admirable country. Sir —— Ingoldsby has here a large house, gardens, and tennis court; also the King (24)'s house and church near the castle, which was modernly fortified with a palisade and bastions. The streets are narrow and ill-paved, the shops like London.
St Margaret's Church
In 995 Aldun Northumbria Bishop of Lindisfarne, Bishop of Durham -1019 was appointed Bishop of Durham.
On 09 Jul 1283 Antony Bek Bishop of Durham 1245-1311 (38) was elected Bishop of Durham.
On 25 Dec 1285 Antony Bek Bishop of Durham 1245-1311 (40) was enthroned at Durham Cathedral.
Around 1371 Alexander Neville Archbishop of York 1341-1392 (30) was appointed Archdeacon Durham.
On 11 Jan 1374 Alice Audley Baroness Greystoke, Baroness Neville Raby 1304-1374 (70) died at Greystoke. She was buried at Durham Cathedral.
In 1437 Robert Neville Bishop of Salisbury, Bishop of Durham was appointed Bishop of Durham.
On 21 Feb 1499 Edmund Tudor 1st Duke Somerset 1499-1500 was born to Henry VII King England and Ireland 1457-1509 (42) and Elizabeth York Queen Consort England 1466-1503 (33) at the Palace of Placentia being their sixth child. On 24 Feb 1499 he was christened at the Church of the Observant Friars. His godparents were Margaret Beaufort Countess Richmond 1443-1509 (55), Edward Stafford 3rd Duke of Buckingham 1478-1521 (21) andn Richard Foxe Bishop 1448-1528 (51), then Bishop of Durham. He is believed to have been created 1st Duke Somerset (3C 1499) on the same day although there is no documentation. On 19 Jun 1500 he died at the Royal Palace, Hatfield; possibly of plague of which an outbreak was occuring. He was buried in Westminster Abbey.
John Evelyn's Diary 1668 November. 14 Nov 1668. To London, invited to the consecration of that excellent person, the Dean of Ripon, Dr. Wilkins (54), now made Bishop of Chester; it was at Ely House, the Archbishop of Canterbury (70), Dr. Cosin (73), Bishop of Durham, the Bishops of Ely (77), Salisbury (51), Rochester (43), and others officiating. Dr. Tillotson (38) preached. Then, we went to a sumptuous dinner in the hall, where were the Duke of Buckingham (40), Judges, Secretaries of State, Lord-Keeper, Council, Noblemen, and innumerable other company, who were honorers of this incomparable man, universally beloved by all who knew him.
This being the Queen's birthday, great was the gallantry at Whitehall, and the night celebrated with very fine fireworks.
My poor brother (66) continuing ill, I went not from him till the 17th, when, dining at the Groom Porters, I heard Sir Edward Sutton play excellently on the Irish harp; he performs genteelly, but not approaching my worthy friend, Mr. Clark, a gentleman of Northumberland, who makes it execute lute, viol, and all the harmony an instrument is capable of; pity it is that it is not more in use; but, indeed, to play well, takes up the whole man, as Mr. Clark has assured me, who, though a gentleman of quality and parts, was yet brought up to that instrument from five years old, as I remember he told me.
John Evelyn's Diary 1686 March. 01 Mar 1686. Came Sir Gilbert Gerrard to treate with me about his sonn's marrying my daughter Susanna (17). The father being obnoxious, and in some suspicion and displeasure of the King (52), I would receive no proposal till his Ma* (52) had given me leave, wch he was pleas'd to do ; but after severall meetings we brake off on his not being willing to secure any thing competent for my daughter's children ; besides that I found most of his estate was in ye coal pits as far off as Newcastle, and on leases from the Bishop of Durham, who had power to make concurrent leases, with other difficulties.
In 1692 Hammond Clement Postmaster 1692- to John Clement Porter 1670-. He was christened at Durham Cathedral where his father worked as a Porter.
In 1771 John Egerton Bishop Bangor, Bishop Lichfield, Bishop of Durham 1721-1787 (49) was appointed Bishop of Durham.
On 25 Jun 1791 Shute Barrington Bishop of Llandaff, Bishop of Salisbury, Bishop of Durham 1734-1826 (57) was elected Bishop of Durham.
On 13 Jul 1836 Henry Cadogan 4th Earl Cadogan 1812-1873 (24) and Mary Sarah Wellesley Countess Cadogan 1808-1873 (28) were married (he was her first-cousin) at Durham Cathedral.
On 17 May 1792 Anne Isabella Noel Baroness Byron, 15th Baroness Despencer, 11th Baroness Wentworth 1792-1860 was born to Ralph Milbanke aka Noel 6th Baronet 1747-1825 (44) and Judith Noel 1751-1822 (41) at Elemore Hall.
On 14 Jul 1323 Ralph Greystoke 1st Baron Greystoke 1299-1323 (23) died at Gateshead. Possibly poisoned by a rebel knight. His son William Greystoke 2nd Baron Greystoke 1321-1359 (2) succeeded 2nd Baron Greystoke.
In May 1621 William Blackett 1st Baronet of Newcastle 1621-1680 was born at Gateshead.
Houghton le Spring
On 20 Jun 1736 Thomas Lyon 8th Earl Strathmore and Kinghorne 1704-1753 (32) and Jean Nicholson -1778 were married at Houghton le Spring. Jean Nicholson -1778 by marriage Countess Strathmore and Kinghorne.
St Michael's Church, Houghton le Spring
In 1795 Henry Phipps 1st Earl Mulgrave 1755-1831 (39) and Matha Sophia Thomson Maling Countess Mulgrave -1849 were married at St Michael's Church, Houghton le Spring. Matha Sophia Thomson Maling Countess Mulgrave -1849 by marriage Baroness Mulgrave of New Ross in Wexford.
On 29 Jun 1478 Katherine Howard Baroness Bergavenny 1414-1478 (64) died at Raby. She was buried at Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, South-East Wales.
On 18 Apr 1331 Ralph Neville 1st Baron Neville Raby 1262-1331 (68) died at Raby Castle. His son Ralph Neville 2nd Baron Neville Raby 1291-1367 (40) succeeded 2nd Baron Neville Raby (1C 1295).
Around 1337 John Neville 3rd Baron Neville Raby 1337-1388 was born to Ralph Neville 2nd Baron Neville Raby 1291-1367 (46) and Alice Audley Baroness Greystoke, Baroness Neville Raby 1304-1374 (33) at Raby Castle.
Around 1358 Alice Neville Baroness Deincourt 1358-1433 was born to John Neville 3rd Baron Neville Raby 1337-1388 (21) and Maud Percy Baroness Neville Raby at Raby Castle.
Around 1362 Thomas Neville 5th Baron Furnivall 1362-1406 was born to John Neville 3rd Baron Neville Raby 1337-1388 (25) and Maud Percy Baroness Neville Raby at Raby Castle.
Around 1387 John Neville 1387-1420 was born to Ralph Neville 1st Earl Westmoreland 1364-1425 (23) and Margaret Stafford Baroness Neville Raby 1364-1396 (23) at Raby Castle.
Around 1392 Ralph Neville 1392-1458 was born to Ralph Neville 1st Earl Westmoreland 1364-1425 (28) and Margaret Stafford Baroness Neville Raby 1364-1396 (28) at Raby Castle.
1406. Letter XXXII. Joanna Counters of Westmoreland to her brother Henry IV. 1406. Letter XXXII. Joanna Counters of Westmoreland (27) to her brother Henry IV (38).
Most high and puissant prince, and most excellent sovereign lord,
I recommend myself to your royal and high lordship in the most obedient manner which, with my whole, entire, and simple heart, I can most humbly do, as she who desires to know of you, and of your most noble estate and most perfect health, such prosperity as your royal and most honourable heart can desire. And may it please your high nobleness to understand that I write now to your royal presence in behalf of your loyal liege and esquire, Christopher Standith, who, as he has certified me, has been in your service in Wales every time you have been there against your enemies, and besides, in all your most honourable journeys since your coronation, in which he has expended the substance that he could acquire of his own and of his friends, in such wise that, whereas he and my well beloved his wife Margaret (daughter to Mr. Thomas Fleming, who was chancellor and servant during his life to my most honoured and redoubted lord your father, whom God assoil) kept house and establishment, they have left it, and the said Margaret is lodged very uncomfortably with her children, of whom she has many, having one or two every year; and all this on account of the great charge which her said husband has incurred and still incurs in your service; to whom, of your gracious goodness and gentleness, you have aforetime promised guerdon of his labour, whenever he should spy out [something] from which [he could have a living] of 40 marks or of 40 pounds. And, most puissant and excellent prince and my most sovereign lord, he is the youngest [and his father has dismissed him from] his service, and that merely because he and his wife married each other for downright love, without thinking this time [what they should have to live upon. Wherefore 1) entreat your most high and puissant lordship to consider that the said Margaret should dwell [in some suitable place, or else with the queen your wife, whom God protect; and that she is come to me trusting that my [intercession] might avail her with you. May it please you to be gracious lord to her and her said husband, and of your guerdon [assist them] to support in their persons poor gentility, that their affiance may turn to good effect for them, and to my honour, if it please you, by their finding succour from your royal and most excellent nobility^ on account of this my most effectual supplication.
Most high and puissant prince and most excellent sovereign lord, I pray God to grant you a most honourable and long life, and preserve you in his most excellent keeping, and give entire joy and gladness as much as your gentle and most noble heart would choose or desire. !Written at the castle of Raby. Your most humble and obedient subject, if it please you, J. DB W.
On 03 May 1415 Cecily "Rose of Raby" Neville Duchess York 1415-1495 was born to Ralph Neville 1st Earl Westmoreland 1364-1425 (51) and Joan Beaufort Countess Westmoreland 1379-1440 (36) at Raby Castle.
On 21 Sep 1480 Eleanor Poynings Countess Northumberland 1422-1480 (58) died at Raby Castle.
Samuel Pepy's Diary 1660 January. 09 Jan 1660. Monday. For these two or three days I have been much troubled with thoughts how to get money to pay them that I have borrowed money of, by reason of my money being in my uncle's hands. I rose early this morning, and looked over and corrected my brother John's speech, which he is to make the next apposition,—[Note. Declamations at St. Paul's School, in which there were opponents and respondents.]—and after that I went towards my office, and in my way met with W. Simons, Muddiman, and Jack Price, and went with them to Harper's and in many sorts of talk I staid till two of the clock in the afternoon. I found Muddiman a good scholar, an arch rogue; and owns that though he writes new books for the Parliament, yet he did declare that he did it only to get money; and did talk very basely of many of them. Among other things, W. Simons told me how his uncle Scobel was on Saturday last called to the bar, for entering in the journal of the House, for the year 1653, these words: "This day his Excellence the Lord General Cromwell dissolved this House;" which words the Parliament voted a forgery, and demanded of him how they came to be entered. He answered that they were his own handwriting, and that he did it by virtue of his office, and the practice of his predecessor; and that the intent of the practice was to—let posterity know how such and such a Parliament was dissolved, whether by the command of the King, or by their own neglect, as the last House of Lords was; and that to this end, he had said and writ that it was dissolved by his Excellence the Lord G[eneral]; and that for the word dissolved, he never at the time did hear of any other term; and desired pardon if he would not dare to make a word himself when it was six years after, before they came themselves to call it an interruption; but they were so little satisfied with this answer, that they did chuse a committee to report to the House, whether this crime of Mr. Scobell's did come within the act of indemnity or no. Thence I went with Muddiman to the Coffee-House, and gave 18d. to be entered of the Club. Thence into the Hall, where I heard for certain that Monk (51) was coming to London, and that Bradshaw's lodgings were preparing for him. Thence to Mrs. Jem's, and found her in bed, and she was afraid that it would prove the small-pox. Thence back to Westminster Hall, where I heard how Sir H. Vane (46) was this day voted out of the House, and to sit no more there; and that he would retire himself to his house at Raby, as also all the rest of the nine officers that had their commissions formerly taken away from them, were commanded to their farthest houses from London during the pleasure of the Parliament. Here I met with the Quarter Master of my Lord's (34) troop, and his clerk Mr. Jenings, and took them home, and gave them a bottle of wine, and the remainder of my collar of brawn; and so good night. After that came in Mr. Hawly, who told me that I was mist this day at my office, and that to-morrow I must pay all the money that I have, at which I was put to a great loss how I should get money to make up my cash, and so went to bed in great trouble.
On 08 Sep 1792 Henry Vane 2nd Earl Darlington 1726-1792 (66) died at Raby Castle. He was buried at Raby Castle. His son William Harry Vane 1st Duke Cleveland 1766-1842 (26) succeeded 3rd Earl Darlington, 3rd Viscount Barnard, 5th Baron Barnard. Catharine Margaret Powlett Countess Darlington 1766-1807 (26) by marriage Countess Darlington.
Seaham Hall, Seaham
Wynyard Park, County Durham
On 08 Feb 1915 Charles Stewart Vane-Tempest-Stewart 6th Marquess Londonderry 1852-1915 died. Charles Vane-Tempest-Stewart 7th Marquess of Londonderry 1878-1949 (36) succeeded as 7th Marquess Londonderry.
09 Feb 1915. Times Newspaper Obituaries. The news of the death of the Marquess of Londonderry, which occurred at Wynyard, Stockton-on-Tees, yesterday morning, will be received with profound regret far beyond the circle of his personal friends or of the members of the Unionist Party. Lord Londonderry had not been entirely well for some little time past. For a fortnight, it seems, he had been suffering from sciatica. Last week he caught a chill, from which pneumonia developed. On Sunday his condition was seen to be critical. During the night he collapsed, and the end came at 9.30 yesterday morning. Lady Londonderry, who had been in constant attendance on him during his illness, was present at the last, as also were Lady Ilchester and Lord Herbert Vane-Tempest (52).