County Durham

Barnard Castle, County Durham

Bishop Auckland, County Durham

On 23 Jan 1576 James Pilkington Bishop of Durham 1520-1576 (56) died at Bishop Auckland, County Durham.

Bradley Hall, County Durham

Chester-le-Street, County Durham

Durham, County Durham

Murder of Robert de Comines Earl Northumbria

On 28 Jan 1069 Robert de Comines Earl Northumbria was burned to death in Durham, County 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.

Battle of Neville's Cross

On 17 Oct 1346 at the Battle of Neville's Cross near Durham, County 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 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, Tower Hill, City of London.
Neil Bruce -1346, John Randolph 3rd Earl Moray 1306-1346 (40), David Hay 6th Baron Erroll 1318-1346 (28) and Edward Keith of Sinton 1280-1346 (66) were killed.

After 17 Oct 1346 Ralph Hastings 1291-1346 (55) died at Durham, County Durham.

Northern Rising

On 20 Jul 1405 John Fauconberg -1405 was beheaded in Durham, County Durham.

29 Apr 1461. Durham, County Durham. Patent Rolls.Edward IV.1461.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.

Battle of Marston Moor

17 Aug 1654. John Evelyn's Diary 1654 Aug. 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'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.

Around 1625 John Hoskins 1590-1664 (35). Portrait of Henrietta Maria Bourbon Queen Consort England 1609-1669 (15).

Before 09 Dec 1641 Anthony Van Dyck 1599-1641 (42). Portrait of Henrietta Maria Bourbon Queen Consort England 1609-1669 (32) and the dwarf Jeffrey Hudson.

Before 09 Dec 1641 Anthony Van Dyck 1599-1641 (42). Portrait of Henrietta Maria Bourbon Queen Consort England 1609-1669 (32) and her son Charles James Stewart 1629-1629.

Before 09 Dec 1641 Anthony Van Dyck 1599-1641 (42). Portrait of Henrietta Maria Bourbon Queen Consort England 1609-1669 (32).

Durham Cathedral, Durham, County Durham

Antony Bek Enthroned as Bishop of Durham

On 25 Dec 1285 Antony Bek Bishop of Durham 1245-1311 (40) was enthroned at Durham Cathedral, Durham, County Durham.

On 11 Jan 1374 Alice Audley Baroness Greystoke, Baroness Neville Raby 1304-1374 (70) died at Greystoke, Cumberland. She was buried at Durham Cathedral, Durham, County Durham.

On 24 May 1576 James Pilkington Bishop of Durham 1520-1576 was buried in front of the High Altar at Durham Cathedral, Durham, County 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, Durham, County Durham.

Galilee, Durham Cathedral, Durham, County Durham

On 15 Jan 1724 George Wheeler Traveller 1651-1724 (72) died. He was buried in the Galilee, Durham Cathedral, Durham, County Durham.

Elemore Hall, County Durham

On 17 May 1792 Anne Isabella Noel Baroness Byron, 15th Baroness Despencer, 11th Baroness Wentworth 1792-1860 was born to Ralph Noel 1747-1825 (44) and Judith Noel 1751-1822 (41) at Elemore Hall, County Durham.

Eske Hall, County Durham

Gateshead, County Durham

On 14 Jul 1323 Ralph Greystoke 1st Baron Greystoke 1299-1323 (23) died at Gateshead, County Durham.Possibly poisoned by a rebel knight. His son William Greystoke 2nd Baron Greystoke 1321-1359 (2) succeeded as 2nd Baron Greystoke.

Houghton le Spring, County Durham

On 20 Jun 1736 Thomas Lyon 8th Earl Strathmore and Kinghorne 1704-1753 (32) and Jean -1778 were married at Houghton le Spring, County Durham. Jean -1778 by marriage Countess Strathmore and Kinghorne.

St Michael's Church, Houghton le Spring, County Durham

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, County Durham. Matha Sophia Thomson Maling Countess Mulgrave -1849 by marriage Baroness Mulgrave of New Ross in Wexford.

Hylton, County Durham

Raby, County Durham

On 18 Oct 1262 Ralph Neville 1st Baron Neville Raby 1262-1331 was born to Robert Neville 1237-1271 (25) at Raby, County Durham.

Around 1407 George Neville 1st Baron Latimer Snape 1407-1469 was born to Ralph Neville 1st Earl Westmoreland 1364-1425 (43) and Joan Beaufort Countess Westmoreland 1379-1440 (28) at Raby, County Durham.

Around 1440 George Neville 4th Baron Bergavenny 1440-1492 was born to Edward Neville 3rd Baron Bergavenny 1413-1476 (26) and Elizabeth Beauchamp 3rd Baroness Bergavenny 1415-1448 (24) at Raby, County Durham.

On 29 Jun 1478 Katherine Howard Baroness Bergavenny 1414-1478 (64) died at Raby, County Durham.She was buried at Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, South-East Wales.

Raby Castle, Raby, County Durham

Around 1197 Geoffrey Fitzrobert 1197-1292 was born to Robert Fitzmaldred 1150- at Raby Castle, Raby, County Durham.

In 1237 Robert Neville 1237-1271 was born to Geoffrey Neville 1225- at Raby Castle, Raby, County Durham.

On 06 Jun 1271 Robert Neville 1237-1271 (34) died at Raby Castle, Raby, County Durham.

After 29 Sep 1292 Geoffrey Fitzrobert 1197-1292 (95) died at Raby Castle, Raby, County Durham.

On 18 Apr 1331 Ralph Neville 1st Baron Neville Raby 1262-1331 (68) died at Raby Castle, Raby, County Durham. His son Ralph Neville 2nd Baron Neville Raby 1291-1367 (40) succeeded as 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, Raby, County Durham.

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, Raby, County Durham.

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, Raby, County Durham.

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, Raby, County Durham.

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, Raby, County Durham.

1406. Letters of Royal And Illustrious Ladies of Great Britain Volume 1. 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, Raby, County Durham.

Before 20 May 1420 John Neville 1387-1420 (33) died at Raby Castle, Raby, County Durham.

On 21 Sep 1480 Eleanor Poynings Countess Northumberland 1422-1480 (58) died at Raby Castle, Raby, County Durham.

On 08 Sep 1792 Henry Vane 2nd Earl Darlington 1726-1792 (66) died at Raby Castle, Raby, County Durham. He was buried at Raby Castle, Raby, County Durham. His son William Harry Vane 1st Duke Cleveland 1766-1842 (26) succeeded as 3rd Earl Darlington, 3rd Viscount Barnard, 5th Baron Barnard. Catharine Margaret Powlett Countess Darlington 1766-1807 (26) by marriage Countess Darlington.

Rushyford, County Durham

Windlestone Hall, Rushyford, County Durham

On 31 Jan 1715 John Eden 2nd Baronet 1677-1728 (37) and Catherine Shafto were married. They were given Windlestone Hall, Rushyford, County Durham as a wedding gift.

Seaham, County Durham

Seaham Hall, Seaham, County Durham

Seaham Manor, Seaham, County Durham

In 1488 Richard Bowes 1488-1558 was born at Seaham Manor, Seaham, County Durham.

Weardale

Stanhope Park, Weardale, County Durham

Weardale Campaign and the Battle of Stanhope Park

On 04 Aug 1327 , during the night, James "Black" Douglas 1286-1330 (41) ambushed Edward III's (14) camp at Stanhope Park, Weardale, County Durham. Douglas reached Edward III's (14) collapsed tent nearly capturing the English King.