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Northamptonshire

In 1230 Eudes Zouche 1230-1296 was born to William Zouche 1215-1271 (20) and Maud Trailly at Northamptonshire .

On 06 Apr 1492 Maud Green Baroness Vaux Harrowden 1492-1531 was born to Thomas Green 1461-1506 (31) and Joan Fogge at Northamptonshire .

William Tresham -1450 was born to Thomas Tresham at Northamptonshire

Apethorpe, Northamptonshire

On 11 May 1589 Walter Mildmay 1521-1589 (68) died at Apethorpe, Northamptonshire .

In Aug 1614 George Villiers 1st Duke Buckingham 1592-1628 (21) caught the eye of James VI King Scotland I King England Scotland and Ireland 1566-1625 (48) at hunt at Apethorpe, Northamptonshire . Opponents of the king's favourite Robert Carr, Earl of Somerset (27) , saw an opportunity to displace Somerset and began promoting Villiers. Money was raised to purchase Villiers a new wardrobe.

Apethorpe Palace, Apethorpe, Northamptonshire

In 1633 Grace Fane Countess Home -1633 died at Apethorpe Palace, Apethorpe, Northamptonshire .

Astwel, Northamptonshire

On 29 Oct 1571 Dorothy Giffard 1490-1571 (80) died at Astwel, Northamptonshire .

Barnwell, Northamptonshire

Richard Dudley 1378- was born at Barnwell, Northamptonshire

Boughton, Northamptonshire

On 06 Aug 1369 Henry Green -1369 died at Boughton, Northamptonshire . He was buried at Church of St John the Baptist, Boughton, Northamptonshire . Henry Green 1347-1399 (22) inherited at Drayton House, Drayton, Lowick, Northamptonshire

On 29 Aug 1391 Thomas Green 1345-1391 (46) died at Boughton, Northamptonshire

Around 1563 Henry Montagu 1st Earl Manchester 1563-1642 was born to Edward Montagu 1530-1602 (33) and Elizabeth Harrington 1545-1618 (18) at Boughton, Northamptonshire .

On 29 May 1638 John Manners 1st Duke Rutland 1638-1711 was born to John Manners 8th Earl Rutland 1604-1679 (33) and Frances Montagu Countess Rutland 1614-1671 (24) at Boughton, Northamptonshire .

Church of St John the Baptist, Boughton, Northamptonshire

On 06 Aug 1369 Henry Green -1369 died at Boughton, Northamptonshire . He was buried at Church of St John the Baptist, Boughton, Northamptonshire . Henry Green 1347-1399 (22) inherited at Drayton House, Drayton, Lowick, Northamptonshire

Castor, Northamptonshire

Chacombe Priory, Northamptonshire

On 04 Oct 1325 John Segrave 2nd Baron Segrave 1256-1325 (69) died at Chacombe Priory, Northamptonshire . His son Stephen Segrave 3rd Baron Segrave 1285-1325 (40) succeeded as 3rd Baron Segrave (1C 1295) .

Chaucombe, Northamptonshire

On 12 Nov 1295 Nicholas Segrave 1st Baron Segrave 1238-1295 (57) died at Chaucombe, Northamptonshire . His son John Segrave 2nd Baron Segrave 1256-1325 (39) succeeded as 2nd Baron Segrave (1C 1295) . Christiana Plessey Baroness Segrave by marriage Baroness Segrave (1C 1295) .

Collyweston, Northamptonshire

Around 1475 John Stokesley Bishop London 1475-1539 was born at Collyweston, Northamptonshire

In 1499 Margaret Beaufort Countess Richmond 1443-1509 (55) took a vow of chastity in the presence of Richard FitzJames, Bishop of London with, apparently, the permission of her husband; it was always a marriage of convenience.Thereafter the Countess (55) lived at Collyweston, Northamptonshire .

Around 1510 Meynnart Wewyck 1499-1525 (10) . Portrait of Margaret Beaufort Countess Richmond 1443-1509 in the Masters Lodge, St John's College, Oxford University, Oxford, Oxfordshire .Commissioned by John Fisher Bishop of Rochester 1469-1535 (40) . Note the Beaufort Arms on the wall beneath which is the Beafort Portcullis. Repeated in the window.She is wearing widow's clothes, or possibly that of a convent; Gabled Headress with Lappets . On 29 Mar 2019 , St John's College, Cambridge , which she founded, announced the portrait was original work by Wewyck.

After 27 Jun 1503 Margaret Tudor Queen Scotland 1489-1541 (13) stayed at Collyweston, Northamptonshire

Around 1525 Unknown Artist .French.Portrait of an Unknown Woman formerly known as Margaret Tudor Queen Scotland 1489-1541 (35) .

Corby, Northamptonshire

Around 1251 Alicia Ledet Baroness Latimer Corby 1251-1316 was born to Walter Ledet 1230-1256 (21) and Ermentrude Lisle 1228- at Corby, Northamptonshire

Around 1256 Walter Ledet 1230-1256 (26) died at Corby, Northamptonshire

On 05 Dec 1304 William Latimer 1st Baron Latimer Corby 1243-1304 (61) died at Corby, Northamptonshire . His son William Latimer 2nd Baron Latimer Corby 1276-1327 (28) succeeded as 2nd Baron Latimer Corby .

Pipewell, Corby, Northamptonshire

Richard I Appoints his Bishops

On 15 Sep 1189 Richard "Lionheart" I King England 1157-1199 (32) held a Council meeting at Pipewell, Corby, Northamptonshire at which he appointed a number of Bishops:
William Longchamp Bishop Ely -1197 was elected Bishop Ely
Godfrey Lucy Bishop Winchester -1204 was elected Bishop Winchester
Richard Fitzneal Bishop London 1130-1198 (59) was elected Bishop London
Hubert Walter Archbishop Canterbury 1160-1205 (29) was elected Bishop Salisbury .

Rockingham, Corby, Northamptonshire

On 01 Mar 1617 Edward Watson of Rockingham Castle 1549-1617 (68) died at Rockingham, Corby, Northamptonshire

Rockingham Castle, Rockingham, Corby, Northamptonshire

1220 . Letters of Royal And Illustrious Ladies of Great Britain Volume 1 . Letter VIII. Isabella Angoulême Queen Consort England 1188-1246 (32) to her son Henry III King England 1207-1272 (12) .
To her dearest son Henry, by the grace of God king of England, lord of Ireland, duke of Normandy and Aquitaine, earl of Anjou, Isabella, by the same grace queen of England, lady of Ireland, duchess of Normandy and Aquitaine, countess of Anjou and Angoulême, sends health and her maternal benediction.
We hereby signify to you that when the Earls of March and Eu departed this life, the lord Hugh de Lusignan (37) remained alone and without heirs in Poitou, and his friends would not permit that our daughter should be united to him in marriage, because her age is so tender, but counselled him to take a wife from whom he might speedily hope for an heir; and it was proposed that he should take a wife in France, which if he had done, all your land in Poitou and Gascony would be lost. We, therefore, seeing the great peril that might accrue if that marriage should take place, when our counsellors could give us no advice, ourselves married the said Hugh earl of March (37) ; and God knows that we did this rather for your benefit than our own. Wherefore we entreat you, as our dear son, that this thing may be pleasing to you, seeing it conduces greatly to the profit of you and yours; and we earnestly pray you that you will restore to him his lawful right, that is Niort, the castles of Exeter and Rockingham , and 3500 marks, which your father, our former husband , bequeathed to us; and so, if it please you, deal with him, who is so powerful, that he may not remain against you, since he can serve you well — for he is wdl-disposed to serve you faithfully with all his power; and we are certain and undertake that he shall serve you well if you will restore to him his rights, and, therefore, we advise that you take opportune counsel on these matters; and, when it shall please you, you may send for our daughter, your sister, by a trusty messenger and your letters patent, and we will send her to you.

Culworth, Northamptonshire

In 1449 Margery Danvers 1449-1510 was born to Richard Danvers 1428-1489 (21) at Culworth, Northamptonshire at Culworth, Northamptonshire

Around 1452 John Danvers 1452-1514 was born to Richard Danvers 1428-1489 (24) at Culworth, Northamptonshire

See St Mary the Virgin Church, Culworth, Northamptonshire

Daventry, Northamptonshire

Around 1090 Saer Quincy 1090-1158 was born at Daventry, Northamptonshire

Althorp House, Daventry, Northamptonshire

On 04 May 1549 Alice Spencer Countess Derby 1549-1637 was born to John Spencer 1524-1586 (25) and Katherine Kitson 1524-1586 (25) at Althorp House, Daventry, Northamptonshire

On 29 Jun 1552 Elizabeth Spencer Baroness Hunsdon, Baroness Eure 1552-1618 was born to John Spencer 1524-1586 (28) and Katherine Kitson 1524-1586 (28) at Althorp House, Daventry, Northamptonshire

Around 1570 Robert Spencer 1st Baron Spencer Wormleighton 1570-1627 was born to John Spencer 1549-1600 (21) and Mary Caitlin Unknown at Althorp House, Daventry, Northamptonshire

Before 24 Aug 1588 Mary Spencer 1588-1658 was born to Robert Spencer 1st Baron Spencer Wormleighton 1570-1627 (18) and Margaret Willoughby 1566-1597 (21) at Althorp House, Daventry, Northamptonshire .

On or before 04 Jan 1591 William Spencer 2nd Baron Spencer Wormleighton 1591-1636 was born to Robert Spencer 1st Baron Spencer Wormleighton 1570-1627 (21) and Margaret Willoughby 1566-1597 (24) at Althorp House, Daventry, Northamptonshire . He was baptised on 04 Jan 1591 at Brington, Northamptonshire .

The Entertainment at Althorp

On 25 Jun 1603 the Ben Johnson 1572-1637 Masque the The Entertainment at Althorp was performed at Althorp House, Daventry, Northamptonshire to welcome the new Royal Family on their journey from Edinburgh to London following the death of Queen Elizabeth.The performance was attended by Anne of Denmark Queen Consort Scotland, England and Ireland 1574-1619 (28) and her son Henry Frederick Stewart Prince Wales 1594-1612 (9) .

Around 1605 John Critz 1551-1642 (54) . Portrait of Anne of Denmark Queen Consort Scotland, England and Ireland 1574-1619 (30) .

After 07 Feb 1612 Unknown Artist . Portrait of Elizabeth Stewart Queen Bohemia 1596-1662 (15) .Elizabeth's standing collar of reticella is worked with the Royal coat of arms with its lion and unicorn supporters. She wears a gown of Italian silk brocade. The black armband is thought to be a sign of mourning for her brother Henry Frederick, Prince of Wales (17) who died on 07 Feb 1612.

Before 23 Nov 1620 Henry Spencer 1st Earl Sunderland 1620-1643 was born to William Spencer 2nd Baron Spencer Wormleighton 1591-1636 (29) and Penelope Wriothesley Baroness Spencer Wormleighton 1598-1667 (22) at Althorp House, Daventry, Northamptonshire .

Before 02 Feb 1629 Robert Spencer 1st Viscount Teviot 1629-1694 was born to William Spencer 2nd Baron Spencer Wormleighton 1591-1636 (38) and Penelope Wriothesley Baroness Spencer Wormleighton 1598-1667 (30) at Althorp House, Daventry, Northamptonshire

On 28 Sep 1702 Robert Spencer 2nd Earl Sunderland 1641-1702 (61) died at Althorp House, Daventry, Northamptonshire . His son Charles Spencer 3rd Earl Sunderland 1675-1722 (27) succeeded as 3rd Earl Sunderland (2C 1643) , 5th Baron Spencer Wormleighton . Anne Churchill Countess Sunderland 1683-1716 (19) by marriage Countess Sunderland (2C 1643) .

On 19 Dec 1734 John Spencer 1st Earl Spencer 1734-1783 was born to John Spencer 1708-1746 (26) and Georgiana Caroline Carteret 1716-1780 (18) at Althorp House, Daventry, Northamptonshire

On 20 Dec 1755 John Spencer 1st Earl Spencer 1734-1783 (21) and Margaret Georgiana Poyntz Countess Spencer 1737-1814 (18) were married at Althorp House, Daventry, Northamptonshire

On 07 Jun 1757 Georgiana Spencer Duchess Devonshire 1757-1806 was born to John Spencer 1st Earl Spencer 1734-1783 (22) and Margaret Georgiana Poyntz Countess Spencer 1737-1814 (20) at Althorp House, Daventry, Northamptonshire .

On 31 Aug 1997 Diana Spencer 1961-1997 (36) died at Pitié-Salpetrière Hospital.She was buried at Althorp House, Daventry, Northamptonshire .

Easton Neston, Northamptonshire

In 1682 Thomas Chamberlayne 2nd Baronet Chamberlayne 1635-1682 (47) died at Easton Neston, Northamptonshire . His brother James Chamberlayne 3rd Baronet Chamberlayne 1635-1699 (46) succeeded as 3rd Baronet Chamberlayne of Wickham in Oxfordshire .

Fawsley, Northamptonshire

In 1455 Richard Knightley 1455-1534 was born in Fawsley, Northamptonshire .

In 1514 William Spencer 1496-1532 (18) and Susan Knightley were married at Fawsley, Northamptonshire

On 08 Dec 1534 Richard Knightley 1455-1534 (79) died in Fawsley, Northamptonshire . He was buried in St Mary's Church, Fawsley, Northamptonshire .

On 08 May 1566 Valentine Knightley 1495-1566 (71) died in Fawsley, Northamptonshire . He was buried in St Mary's Church, Fawsley, Northamptonshire .

On 03 Apr 1623 Lucius Knightley 1623-1691 was born to Richard Knightley 1580-1691 (43) in Fawsley, Northamptonshire .

On 24 Feb 1658 Richard Knightley 1658-1728 was born to Lucius Knightley 1623-1691 (34) in Fawsley, Northamptonshire .

In 1684 Lucius Knightley 1684-1738 was born to Richard Knightley 1658-1728 (25) in Fawsley, Northamptonshire .

On 22 Oct 1691 Richard Knightley 1580-1691 died in Fawsley, Northamptonshire . He was buried in St Mary's Church, Fawsley, Northamptonshire .

On 22 Oct 1691 Lucius Knightley 1623-1691 (68) died in Fawsley, Northamptonshire . He was buried in St Mary's Church, Fawsley, Northamptonshire .

On 01 Sep 1718 Valentine Knightley 1718-1754 was born to Lucius Knightley 1684-1738 (34) in Fawsley, Northamptonshire .

On 09 Jul 1728 Richard Knightley 1658-1728 (70) died in Fawsley, Northamptonshire . He was buried in St Mary's Church, Fawsley, Northamptonshire .

On 20 Aug 1738 Lucius Knightley 1684-1738 (54) died in Fawsley, Northamptonshire . He was buried in St Mary's Church, Fawsley, Northamptonshire .

On 02 May 1754 Valentine Knightley 1718-1754 (35) died in Fawsley, Northamptonshire . He was buried in St Mary's Church, Fawsley, Northamptonshire .

Fawsley Hall, Fawsley, Northamptonshire

In 1575 Richard Knightley 1532-1615 (43) entertained Queen Elizabeth I (41) at Fawsley Hall, Fawsley, Northamptonshire .The Queen stayed in the Jane Skenard Room,Fawsley Hall, Fawsley, Northamptonshire .

In 1572 Nicholas Hilliard Painter 1547-1619 (25) painted the "Pelican Portrait" of Elizabeth I (38) .
The Pelican being the pendant hung from her necklace of pearls; pearls a symbol of virginity.Pelicans traditionally used as sign of self-sacrifice since the Pelican was believed to peck at her own breast to feed her young; the symbolism meaning Elizabeth had sacrificed herself for England.
Other details include the highly decorated armlet above her elbow and many jewels over her red velvet gown and headress.The two cherries tucked into her right ear possibly refer to her virginity; possibly an over-interpretation of the modern use of cherry.
Research in 2010 found the painting used wood from the same tree used for the Phoenix Portrait.

In 1572 Nicholas Hilliard Painter 1547-1619 (25) painted the "Phoenix Portrait" of Elizabeth I (38) .
Research in 2010 found the painting used wood from the same tree used for the Pelican Portrait.

Jane Skenard Room,Fawsley Hall, Fawsley, Northamptonshire

In 1575 Richard Knightley 1532-1615 (43) entertained Queen Elizabeth I (41) at Fawsley Hall, Fawsley, Northamptonshire .The Queen stayed in the Jane Skenard Room,Fawsley Hall, Fawsley, Northamptonshire .

In 1572 Nicholas Hilliard Painter 1547-1619 (25) painted the "Pelican Portrait" of Elizabeth I (38) .
The Pelican being the pendant hung from her necklace of pearls; pearls a symbol of virginity.Pelicans traditionally used as sign of self-sacrifice since the Pelican was believed to peck at her own breast to feed her young; the symbolism meaning Elizabeth had sacrificed herself for England.
Other details include the highly decorated armlet above her elbow and many jewels over her red velvet gown and headress.The two cherries tucked into her right ear possibly refer to her virginity; possibly an over-interpretation of the modern use of cherry.
Research in 2010 found the painting used wood from the same tree used for the Phoenix Portrait.

In 1572 Nicholas Hilliard Painter 1547-1619 (25) painted the "Phoenix Portrait" of Elizabeth I (38) .
Research in 2010 found the painting used wood from the same tree used for the Pelican Portrait.

See St Mary's Church, Fawsley, Northamptonshire

Fotheringhay, Northamptonshire

Fotheringay Castle, Fotheringhay, Northamptonshire

On 10 Aug 1439 Anne York Duchess Exeter 1439-1476 was born to Richard 3rd Duke York 1411-1460 (27) and Cecily "Rose of Raby" Neville Duchess York 1415-1495 (24) at Fotheringay Castle, Fotheringhay, Northamptonshire

On 03 May 1446 Margaret Duchess of Burgundy 1446-1503 was born to Richard 3rd Duke York 1411-1460 (34) and Cecily "Rose of Raby" Neville Duchess York 1415-1495 (31) at Fotheringay Castle, Fotheringhay, Northamptonshire

On 02 Oct 1452 Richard III King England 1452-1485 was born to Richard 3rd Duke York 1411-1460 (41) and Cecily "Rose of Raby" Neville Duchess York 1415-1495 (37) at Fotheringay Castle, Fotheringhay, Northamptonshire

On May 1554 Edward Courtenay 1st Earl Devon 1527-1556 (27) was imprisoned at Fotheringay Castle, Fotheringhay, Northamptonshire .

Presence Chamber, Fotheringay Castle, Fotheringhay, Northamptonshire

Trial of Mary Queen of Scots

On 14 Oct 1586 Henry Compton 1st Baron Compton 1544-1589 (42) , Lewis Mordaunt 3rd Baron Mordaunt 1538-1601 (48) , Henry Wentworth 3rd Baron Wentworth 1558-1593 (28) , Christopher Wray 1524-1592 (62) , John Stourton 9th Baron Stourton 1553-1588 (33) and Edward Zouche 11th Baron Zouche Harringworth 1556-1625 (30) sat in judgement on Mary Queen of Scots (43) in the Presence Chamber, Fotheringay Castle, Fotheringhay, Northamptonshire .
Anthony Browne 1st Viscount Montague 1528-1592 (57) , George Clifford 3rd Earl Cumberland 1558-1605 (28) , Henry Clinton 2nd Earl Lincoln 1539-1616 (47) , Henry Grey 6th Earl Kent 1541-1615 (45) , Edward Manners 3rd Earl Rutland 1549-1587 (37) , Henry Stanley 4th Earl Derby 1531-1593 (55) , Ambrose Dudley 3rd Earl Warwick 1530-1590 (56) , George Talbot 6th Earl Shrewsbury, 6th Earl Waterford 1528-1590 (58) , Edward Vere 17th Earl Oxford 1550-1604 (36) , William Somerset 3rd Earl Worcester 1526-1589 (60) , William Cecil 1st Baron Burghley 1520-1598 (66) , Henry Herbert 2nd Earl Pembroke 1538-1601 (48) and Thomas Bromley Lord Chancellor 1530-1587 (56) were present on the side of the Presence Chamber, Fotheringay Castle, Fotheringhay, Northamptonshire .
John St John 2nd Baron St John Bletso -1596 was present on the left side of the Presence Chamber, Fotheringay Castle, Fotheringhay, Northamptonshire .
John Stourton 9th Baron Stourton 1553-1588 (33) was a juror.

St Mary and All Saints, Fotheringhay, Northamptonshire

After 25 Oct 1415 Edward York 1st Duke Albemarle aka Aumale, 2nd Duke York 1373-1415 was buried at St Mary and All Saints, Fotheringhay, Northamptonshire

Reburial of Richard and Edmund of York

On 29 Jul 1476 Edward I's paternal grand-father Edward of York , his father Richard of York and and his younger brother Edmund were reburied at St Mary and All Saints in Fotheringhay in a ceremony attended by Edward IV King England 1442-1483 (34) , George York 1st Duke Clarence 1449-1478 (26) , Thomas Grey 1st Marquess Dorset 1455-1501 (21) , William Hastings 1st Baron Hastings 1431-1483 (45) , Anthony Woodville 2nd Earl Rivers 1440-1483 (36) .

On 31 May 1495 Cecily "Rose of Raby" Neville Duchess York 1415-1495 (80) died .She was buried at St Mary and All Saints, Fotheringhay, Northamptonshire .

In 1566 Elizabeth Tudor I Queen England and Ireland 1533-1603 (32) visited St Mary and All Saints, Fotheringhay, Northamptonshire

In 1572 Nicholas Hilliard Painter 1547-1619 (25) painted the "Pelican Portrait" of Elizabeth I (38) .
The Pelican being the pendant hung from her necklace of pearls; pearls a symbol of virginity.Pelicans traditionally used as sign of self-sacrifice since the Pelican was believed to peck at her own breast to feed her young; the symbolism meaning Elizabeth had sacrificed herself for England.
Other details include the highly decorated armlet above her elbow and many jewels over her red velvet gown and headress.The two cherries tucked into her right ear possibly refer to her virginity; possibly an over-interpretation of the modern use of cherry.
Research in 2010 found the painting used wood from the same tree used for the Phoenix Portrait.

In 1572 Nicholas Hilliard Painter 1547-1619 (25) painted the "Phoenix Portrait" of Elizabeth I (38) .
Research in 2010 found the painting used wood from the same tree used for the Pelican Portrait.

On 30 Jun 1577 Frances Vere 1517-1577 (60) died at Soham, Cambridgeshire . He was buried at St Mary and All Saints, Fotheringhay, Northamptonshire .

On 08 Nov 1586 John Spencer 1524-1586 (62) died . He was buried at St Mary and All Saints, Fotheringhay, Northamptonshire .

Geddington, Northamptonshire

Eleanor Crosses

After 28 Nov 1290 Eleanor of Castile's body was taken from Harby, Nottinghamshire to Westminster Abbey . At each of the locations at which her body rested overnight Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307 (51) commissioned the building of an Eleanor Cross. Three remain. The best example being at Geddington, Northamptonshire .

On 05 Dec 1290 Eleanor of Castile Queen Consort England 1241-1290 body rested at Geddington, Northamptonshire .

Grafton Regis, Northamptonshire

Around 1341 John Woodville 1341-1403 was born at Grafton Regis, Northamptonshire

In 1390 Joan Bittelsgate 1390-1448 was born to Thomas Bittelsgate 1350- and Joan Beauchamp 1370- at Grafton Regis, Northamptonshire .

In 1396 Thomas Bittelsgate 1350- and Joan Beauchamp 1370- were married at Grafton Regis, Northamptonshire .

Around 1400 Humphrey Stafford 1400-1467 was born in Grafton Regis, Northamptonshire

After 08 Sep 1403 John Woodville 1341-1403 (62) died at Grafton Regis, Northamptonshire .

Around 1437 Elizabeth Woodville Queen Consort England 1437-1492 was born to Richard Woodville 1st Earl Rivers 1405-1469 (32) and Jacquetta of Luxembourg Duchess Bedford 1415-1472 (22) at Grafton Regis, Northamptonshire

Around 1574 George Gower 1540-1596 (34) . Portrait of Charles Somerset 1587-1665 (-13) . Armorial top left quarterly 1&4 with a yellow band top and bottom 2 Unknown Arms 3 his great x 4 grandfather Richard Woodville 1st Earl Rivers 1405-1469 .

In 1441 Anne Stafford 1441-1502 was born to Humphrey Stafford 1400-1467 (41) in Grafton Regis, Northamptonshire

On 29 Nov 1441 Richard Woodville 1385-1441 (56) died at Grafton Regis, Northamptonshire .

In 1447 Lionel Woodville Bishop Salisbury 1447-1484 was born to Richard Woodville 1st Earl Rivers 1405-1469 (42) and Jacquetta of Luxembourg Duchess Bedford 1415-1472 (32) in Grafton Regis, Northamptonshire .

Around 1574 George Gower 1540-1596 (34) . Portrait of Charles Somerset 1587-1665 (-13) . Armorial top left quarterly 1&4 with a yellow band top and bottom 2 Unknown Arms 3 his great x 4 grandfather Richard Woodville 1st Earl Rivers 1405-1469 .

Marriage of Edward IV and Elizabeth Woodville

Around May 1464 Edward IV King England 1442-1483 (22) and Elizabeth Woodville Queen Consort England 1437-1492 (27) were married at Grafton Regis, Northamptonshire . Jacquetta of Luxembourg Duchess Bedford 1415-1472 (49) , Elizabeth's mother, being the only witness.

On 27 Jul 1558 Frances Giffard 1520-1558 (38) died at Grafton Regis, Northamptonshire .

Anne Woodville was born to Richard Woodville 1st Earl Rivers 1405-1469 and Jacquetta of Luxembourg Duchess Bedford 1415-1472 at Grafton Regis, Northamptonshire

Around 1574 George Gower 1540-1596 (34) . Portrait of Charles Somerset 1587-1665 (-13) . Armorial top left quarterly 1&4 with a yellow band top and bottom 2 Unknown Arms 3 his great x 4 grandfather Richard Woodville 1st Earl Rivers 1405-1469 .

Great Creaton, Northamptonshire

In 1555 William Dickens 1555-1585 was born at Great Creaton, Northamptonshire

In 1582 Anne Dickens 1582-1637 was born to William Dickens 1555-1585 (27) at Great Creaton, Northamptonshire

In 1585 William Dickens 1555-1585 (30) died at Great Creaton, Northamptonshire

Great Harrowden, Northamptonshire

Before 1616 Henry Neville 9th Baron Bergavenny 1579-1641 (36) and Catherine Vaux Baroness Bergavenny 1592-1649 (23) were married at Great Harrowden, Northamptonshire .

Greatworth, Northamptonshire

Greatworth Church, Greatworth, Northamptonshire

On 25 Jul 1696 Eleanor Pargiter -1696 died .She was buried at Greatworth Church, Greatworth, Northamptonshire

On 17 Feb 1742 Charles Howe 1661-1742 (81) died . He was buried at Greatworth Church, Greatworth, Northamptonshire .

Greens Norton, Northamptonshire

In 1345 Thomas Green 1345-1391 was born to Henry Green -1369 and Katherine Drayton 1319-1387 at Greens Norton, Northamptonshire

On 10 Feb 1369 Thomas Green 1369-1417 was born to Thomas Green 1345-1391 (24) at Greens Norton, Northamptonshire

On 14 Dec 1417 Thomas Green 1369-1417 (48) died at Greens Norton, Northamptonshire

On 13 Apr 1433 Mary Talbot 1383-1433 (49) died at Greens Norton, Northamptonshire .

On 18 Jan 1462 Thomas Green 1400-1462 (61) died at Greens Norton, Northamptonshire

St Bartholomew's Church, Greens Norton, Northamptonshire

On 09 Sep 1462 Thomas Green 1421-1462 (41) died . He was buried at St Bartholomew's Church, Greens Norton, Northamptonshire .

Gretton, Northamptonshire

Kirby Hall, Gretton, Northamptonshire

25 Aug 1654 . John Evelyn's Diary 1654 Aug . To see Kirby , a very noble house of my Lord Hatton's (49) , in Northamptonshire, built à la moderne; the garden and stables agreeable, but the avenue ungraceful, and the seat naked: returned that evening.

On 19 May 1791 George Finch-Hatton 5th Earl Nottingham, 10th Earl Winchelsea 1791-1858 was born to George Finch-Hatton 1747-1823 (43) at Kirby Hall, Gretton, Northamptonshire .

Grimsbury, Northamptonshire

In 1450 William Cope 1450-1513 was born at Grimsbury, Northamptonshire

Hardingstone, Northamptonshire

Eleanor Crosses

On 06 Dec 1290 Eleanor of Castile Queen Consort England 1241-1290 body rested at Hardingstone, Northamptonshire .

Harleston, Northamptonshire

On 20 Jan 1861 Assheton Edward Harbord 1861-1929 was born to Charles Harbord 5th Baron Suffield 1830-1914 (31) and Cecilia Annetta Baring Baroness Suffield at Harleston, Northamptonshire .

Harringworth, Northamptonshire

In 1273 Eleanor Zouche 1273-1300 was born to Eudo Zouche 1238-1279 (35) and Millicent Cantilupe -1299 at Harringworth, Northamptonshire .

On 18 Dec 1276 William Zouche 1st Baron Zouche Harringworth 1276-1352 was born to Eudo Zouche 1238-1279 (38) and Millicent Cantilupe -1299 at Harringworth, Northamptonshire .

Around 1279 Lucy Zouche 1279- was born to Eudo Zouche 1238-1279 (41) and Millicent Cantilupe -1299 at Harringworth, Northamptonshire

Around 1281 Eva Zouche 1281-1314 was born to Eudo Zouche 1238-1279 and Millicent Cantilupe -1299 at Harringworth, Northamptonshire

Around 1300 Joan Zouche 1300-1337 was born to William Zouche 1st Baron Zouche Harringworth 1276-1352 (23) and Maud Lovell Baroness Zouche Harringworth 1280-1346 (20) at Harringworth, Northamptonshire

Around 1301 John Zouche 1301-1326 was born to William Zouche 1st Baron Zouche Harringworth 1276-1352 (24) and Maud Lovell Baroness Zouche Harringworth 1280-1346 (21) at Harringworth, Northamptonshire

Around 1303 Roger Zouche 1303-1326 was born to William Zouche 1st Baron Zouche Harringworth 1276-1352 (26) and Maud Lovell Baroness Zouche Harringworth 1280-1346 (23) at Harringworth, Northamptonshire

Around 1305 Thomas Zouche 1305-1326 was born to William Zouche 1st Baron Zouche Harringworth 1276-1352 (28) and Maud Lovell Baroness Zouche Harringworth 1280-1346 (25) at Harringworth, Northamptonshire

Around 1309 Edmund Zouche 1309-1326 was born to William Zouche 1st Baron Zouche Harringworth 1276-1352 (32) and Maud Lovell Baroness Zouche Harringworth 1280-1346 (29) at Harringworth, Northamptonshire

On 27 Oct 1351 William Zouche 3rd Baron Zouche Harringworth 1351-1396 was born to William Zouche 2nd Baron Zouche Harringworth 1321-1382 (29) and Elizabeth Ros Baroness Zouche Harringworth at Harringworth, Northamptonshire .

On 11 Mar 1352 William Zouche 1st Baron Zouche Harringworth 1276-1352 (75) died at Harringworth, Northamptonshire . His grandson William Zouche 2nd Baron Zouche Harringworth 1321-1382 (30) succeeded as 2nd Baron Zouche Harringworth . Elizabeth Ros Baroness Zouche Harringworth by marriage Baroness Zouche Harringworth .

Around 1373 William Zouche 4th Baron Zouche Harringworth 1373-1415 was born to William Zouche 3rd Baron Zouche Harringworth 1351-1396 (21) and Agnes Greene Baroness Zouche Harringworth 1341-1391 at Harringworth, Northamptonshire .

Around 1383 John Zouche 1383-1445 was born to William Zouche 3rd Baron Zouche Harringworth 1351-1396 (31) and Agnes Greene Baroness Zouche Harringworth 1341-1391 at Harringworth, Northamptonshire

In 1402 William Zouche 5th Baron Zouche Harringworth 1402-1462 was born to William Zouche 4th Baron Zouche Harringworth 1373-1415 (29) at Harringworth, Northamptonshire .

Around 1430 John Zouche 1430-1513 was born to John Zouche and Elizabeth Grey at Harringworth, Northamptonshire

Around 1430 Elizabeth Zouche 1430- was born to William Zouche 5th Baron Zouche Harringworth 1402-1462 (28) and Alice St Maur Baroness Zouche Harringworth 1409-1450 (20) at Harringworth, Northamptonshire

Around 1486 John Zouche 8th Baron Zouche Harringworth 1486-1550 was born to John Zouche 7th Baron Zouche Harringworth 1459-1526 (27) and Joan Dinham Baroness Zouche Harringworth at Harringworth, Northamptonshire .

Around 1515 John Zouche 1515- was born to John Zouche 8th Baron Zouche Harringworth 1486-1550 (29) and Dorothy Capell Baroness Zouche Harringworth at Harringworth, Northamptonshire .

On 10 Aug 1550 John Zouche 8th Baron Zouche Harringworth 1486-1550 (64) died at Harringworth, Northamptonshire . His son Richard Zouche 9th Baron Zouche Harringworth 1510-1552 (40) succeeded as 9th Baron Zouche Harringworth . Margaret Cheney Baroness Zouche Harringworth by marriage Baroness Zouche Harringworth .

On 19 Jun 1569 George Zouche 10th Baron Zouche Harringworth 1526-1569 (43) died at Harringworth, Northamptonshire . His son Edward Zouche 11th Baron Zouche Harringworth 1556-1625 (13) succeeded as 11th Baron Zouche Harringworth .

On Aug 1625 Margaret Poley Baronetess Palmer 1542-1625 (83) died at Harringworth, Northamptonshire

Millicent Zouche Baroness Deincourt -1379 was born to William Zouche 1st Baron Zouche Harringworth 1276-1352 and Maud Lovell Baroness Zouche Harringworth 1280-1346 at Harringworth, Northamptonshire

John Zouche was born to William Zouche 5th Baron Zouche Harringworth 1402-1462 at Harringworth, Northamptonshire

Elizabeth Zouche Countess Kildare -1517 was born to John Zouche and Elizabeth Grey at Harringworth, Northamptonshire

Harrowden, Northamptonshire

Around 1473 Florence Hastings Baroness Grey Wilton 1473-1536 was born to Ralph Hastings -1495 and Anne Tattershall 1439-1499 (34) at Harrowden, Northamptonshire

Isham, Northamptonshire

In 1508 Cecilia Durance 1508-1538 was born to John Durance -1539 at Isham, Northamptonshire

Lamport, Northamptonshire

Church of All Saints, Lamport, Northamptonshire

On 02 Mar 1675 Justinian Isham 2nd Baronet Isham 1610-1675 (65) died of smallpox at Oxford, Oxfordshire . He was buried at Church of All Saints, Lamport, Northamptonshire . His son Thomas Isham 3rd Baronet Isham 1657-1681 (17) succeeded as 3rd Baronet Isham of Lamport in Northamptonshire

Laxton, Northamptonshire

Laxton Hall, Laxton, Northamptonshire

On 23 May 1732 George Evans 2nd Baron Carbery 1703-1759 (29) and Frances Fitzwilliam Baroness Carbery -1789 were married . He was given the Laxton Hall, Laxton, Northamptonshire estate by his mother, worth £1100 per year, and an annuity on the family's Irish estates worth £1,400 per year.

Little Creston, Northamptonshire

In 1570 John Twigden 1570-1611 was born at Little Creston, Northamptonshire

In 1611 John Twigden 1570-1611 (41) died at Little Creston, Northamptonshire

Lowick, Northamptonshire

On 18 Jun 1626 John Mordaunt 1st Viscount Mordaunt 1626-1675 was born to John Mordaunt 1st Earl Peterborough -1642 and Elizabeth Howard Countess Peterborough 1603-1671 (23) at Lowick, Northamptonshire .

Melton, Northamptonshire

Around 1520 Ellen Helena Fitzwilliam 1520-1575 was born to William Fitzwilliam 1460-1534 (60) at Melton, Northamptonshire .

Milton, Northamptonshire

Around 16 Sep 1526 William Fitzwilliam 1526-1599 was born to William Fitzwilliam 1490-1552 (36) in Milton, Northamptonshire .

Around 1544 Philippa Fitzwilliam 1544-1596 was born to William Fitzwilliam 1526-1599 (17) in Milton, Northamptonshire .

Around 1555 William Fitzwilliam 1555-1618 was born to William Fitzwilliam 1526-1599 (28) in Milton, Northamptonshire .

In 1578 William Fitzwilliam 1st Baron Fitzwilliam 1578-1643 was born to William Fitzwilliam 1555-1618 (23) in Milton, Northamptonshire .

Naseby, Northamptonshire

Battle of Naseby

On 14 Jun 1645 Maurice Palatinate-Simmern 1621-1652 (24) fought at Naseby, Northamptonshire during the Battle of Naseby for the Royalist army.
John Lucas 1st Baron Lucas Shenfield 1606-1671 (38) fought for the King.
John Russell 1620-1687 (25) was wounded.

Around 1642 . William Dobson Painter 1611-1646 (30) . Portrait of the Prince Rupert Palatinate-Simmern 1st Duke Cumberland 1619-1682 (22) , John Russell 1620-1687 (22) and Colonel William Murray.

Northampton, Northamptonshire

Trial of Thomas a Becket

In Oct 1164 Thomas Becket Archbishop Canterbury 1119-1170 (44) was put on trial in Northampton, Northamptonshire by Henry "Curtmantle" II King England 1133-1189 (31) on a charge of contempt. After a week of discussion Becket fled to Flanders with John of Salisbury Bishop Chartres 1118-1180 (46) .

22 Jan 1308 Close Rolls Edward II 1307-1313 . Edward II King England 1284-1327 (23) . Dover, Kent .Robert Terry, of Whytefield, imprisoned at Northampton for the death of Galianus de Bek, has letters to the Sheriff of Nottingham to bail him until the first assize.Witness: Piers Gaveston 1st Earl Cornwall 1284-1312 (24) .

Treaty of Edinburgh-Northampton

On 17 Mar 1328 Robert the Bruce (53) signed the Treaty of Edinburgh-Northampton bringing to an end the First Scottish War of Independence. The English Parliament signed at Northampton, Northamptonshire on 03 May 1328. The terms of the Treaty included:
Scotland to pay England £100,000 sterling,
The Kingdom of Scotland as fully independent,
Robert the Bruce (53) , and his heirs and successors, as the rightful rulers of Scotland, and
The border between Scotland and England as that recognised under the reign of Alexander III (1249–1286).
The Treaty lasted four years only being regarded by the English nobility as humiliating; the work of Edward's (15) mother Isabella Capet Queen Consort England 1295-1358 (33) and Roger Mortimer 1st Earl March 1287-1330 (40) rather than King Edward (15) . Two years after King Edward (15) commenced his personal reign he commenced the Second War of Scottish Independence in Aug 1332.

Battle of Northampton 1460

On 10 Jul 1460 the Yorkist army led by the future Edward IV King England 1442-1483 (18) and including Richard "Kingmaker" Neville 16th Earl Warwick, 6th Earl Salisbury 1428-1471 (32) , George Neville Archbishop York 1432-1476 (28) , William Neville 1st Earl Kent 1405-1463 (55) , Edmund Grey 1st Earl Kent 1416-1490 (43) , Edward Brooke 6th Baron Cobham 1415-1464 (45) and John Scrope 5th Baron Scrope Bolton 1437-1498 (22) defeated the Lancastrian army at the Battle of Northampton 1460 .
Henry VI King England, II King France 1421-1471 (38) was captured.
Humphrey Stafford 1st Duke Buckingham 1402-1460 (57) was killed . His grandson Henry Stafford 2nd Duke Buckingham 1454-1483 (5) succeeded as 2nd Duke Buckingham (1C 1444) , 7th Earl Stafford (1C 1351) , 8th Baron Stafford (1C 1299) .
John Talbot 2nd Earl Shrewsbury, 2nd Earl Waterford 1417-1460 (42) was killed . His son John Talbot 3rd Earl Shrewsbury, 3rd Earl Waterford 1448-1473 (11) succeeded as 3rd Earl Shrewsbury (2C 1442) , 3rd Earl Waterford , 8th Baron Furnivall (1C 1295) , 12th Baron Strange Blackmere (1C 1309) , 9th Baron Talbot (1C 1331)
Thomas Percy 1st Baron Egremont 1422-1460 (37) was killed .
John Beaumont 1st Viscount Beaumont 1409-1460 (50) was killed . His son William Beaumont 2nd Viscount Beaumont 1438-1507 (22) succeeded as 2nd Viscount Beaumont .
Thomas Tresham 1420-1471 (40) fought.
William Beaumont 2nd Viscount Beaumont 1438-1507 (22) and William Norreys 1441-1507 (19) were knighted.
Thomas "Bastard of Exeter" Holland -1460 was executed following the battle.

On Oct 1509 Richard Empson 1450-1510 (59) convicted at Northampton, Northamptonshire

On 18 Jul 1553 Thomas Tresham -1559 proclaimed as queen Mary Tudor I Queen England and Ireland 1516-1558 (37) and accompanied her to London at Northampton, Northamptonshire .

In 1634 Thomas Cartwright Bishop Chester 1634-1689 was born in Northampton, Northamptonshire

Before 1680 Gilbert Soest 1605-1681 (74) . Portrait of Thomas Cartwright Bishop Chester 1634-1689 (45) .

Around 1680 Francis Brudenell 1680-1736 was born to Francis Brudenell 1654-1698 (26) at Northampton, Northamptonshire and Frances Savile 1658-1695 (22)

After 1685 Mary Brudenell 1683-1766 was born to Francis Brudenell 1654-1698 (31) at Northampton, Northamptonshire and Frances Savile 1658-1695 (27)

Northampton Castle, Northampton, Northamptonshire

Battle of Northampton

On 06 Apr 1264 the future Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307 (24) , Philip Marmion 5th Baron Marmion 1233-1291 (30) and Roger Leybourne 1215-1271 (49) fought for the King at Northampton Castle, Northampton, Northamptonshire during the Battle of Northampton . Simon Montfort 6th Earl Leicester 1208-1265 (56) fought for the rebels with his son Simon "Younger" Montfort 1240-1271 (24) who was captured.

St Andrew's Priory, Northampton, Northamptonshire

Around 1095 Simon Senlis 1st Earl Northampton -1111 founded St Andrew's Priory, Northampton, Northamptonshire

Yardley Hastings, Northampton, Northamptonshire

Overstone, Northamptonshire

Pottersbury, Northamptonshire

Rushton, Northamptonshire

On 11 Aug 1604 Anne Cockayne 1604-1668 was born to William Cockayne 1561-1626 (43) and Mary Morris Countess Dover -1648 in Rushton, Northamptonshire .

On 25 May 1668 Anne Cockayne 1604-1668 (63) died in Rushton, Northamptonshire .

All Saints Church, Rushton, Northamptonshire

On 16 Mar 1559 Thomas Tresham -1559 was buried at All Saints Church, Rushton, Northamptonshire .

Rushton Hall, Rushton, Northamptonshire

In 1439 William Tresham -1450 bought at Rushton Hall, Rushton, Northamptonshire

Selcey Forest, Northamptonshire

12 Dec 1461 . Westminster . Patent Rolls.Edward IV.1461 .Grant for life to Richard Wydevill (56) , lord of Ryvers, of the office of chief rider of the king's forest of Saucy . co Northampton, with all trees and profits, viz dry trees, dead trees, blown down, old hedges or copice-hedges, boughs fallen without date, cahettels, waifs, strays, pannage of swine, 'derefall wode', 'draenes' brushwood and brambles, [erquisites of courts, swainmote and other issues within the forest, from the time when he had he same by letters patent of Henry VI.

Around 1574 George Gower 1540-1596 (34) . Portrait of Charles Somerset 1587-1665 (-13) . Armorial top left quarterly 1&4 with a yellow band top and bottom 2 Unknown Arms 3 his great x 4 grandfather Richard Woodville 1st Earl Rivers 1405-1469 .

Spatton, Northamptonshire

Around 1609 Amphilis Twigden 1609-1654 was born to John Twigden 1570-1611 (39) and Anne Dickens 1582-1637 (27) at Spatton, Northamptonshire

Stoke Brunerne, Northamptonshire

Around 1252 Eva Chaworth 1252-1300 was born at Stoke Brunerne, Northamptonshire

Thenford, Northamptonshire

Around 1372 Katherine Pavenham 1372-1436 was born to Laurence Pavenham 1335-1399 (37) at Thenford, Northamptonshire

On 10 Jul 1399 Laurence Pavenham 1335-1399 (64) died at Thenford, Northamptonshire

The Rectory, Aldwincle, Thrapston, Northamptonshire

On or before 19 Jun 1608 Thomas Fuller Author 1608-1661 was born at The Rectory, Aldwincle, Thrapston, Northamptonshire . He was baptised 19 Jun 1608 .

On 19 Aug 1631 John Dryden Poet 1631-1700 was born in The Rectory, Aldwincle, Thrapston, Northamptonshire .

Before 1691 . John Riley 1646-1691 (44) . Portrait of John Dryden Poet 1631-1700 (59) .

Towcester, Northamptonshire

In 1414 Peter Empson 1414-1473 was born at Towcester, Northamptonshire to Francis Empson 1390-1495 (24) .

On 05 Dec 1510 Joan Empson 1480-1510 (30) died at Towcester, Northamptonshire

Wakerley, Northamptonshire

On 04 Sep 1633 Richard Cecil 1570-1633 (62) died . He was buried at Wakerley, Northamptonshire .

Weekley, Northamptonshire

On 21 Sep 1585 Edward Montagu 1st Baron Montagu 1563-1644 (22) and Elizabeth Jeffrey 1568-1611 (17) were married at Weekley, Northamptonshire

On 24 Feb 1612 Edward Montagu 1st Baron Montagu 1563-1644 (49) and Frances Cotton 1578-1620 (34) were married at Weekley, Northamptonshire

In 1616 Robert "The Elder" Peake 1551-1619 (65) . Portrait of (possibly) Frances Cotton 1578-1620 (38) .

Welford, Northamptonshire

Wigsthorpe, Northamptonshire

On 21 May 1559 Edmund Quincy 1559-1628 was born to John Quincy 1528-1597 (31) in Wigsthorpe, Northamptonshire .

In 1602 Edmund "The Puritan" Quincy 1602-1636 was born to Edmund Quincy 1559-1628 (42) at Wigsthorpe, Northamptonshire .