History of County Durham

1069 Murder of Robert de Comines Earl Northumbria

1327 Battle of Stanhope Park

1346 Battle of Neville's Cross

1405 Northern Rising

1664 Suppressing the Lancastrian Northern Resistance

County Durham is in North.

Bishop Auckland, County Durham

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

Hamsterley, Bishop Auckland, County Durham

On 10 Jul 1645 William Blackett 1st Baronet of Newcastle 1621-1680 (24) and Elizabeth Kirkley -1674 were married at Hamsterley.

Before 16 May 1680. John Riley Painter 1646-1691 and John Closterman Painter 1660-1711. Portrait of William Blackett 1st Baronet of Newcastle 1621-1680.

Burnmoor, County Durham

Times Newspaper Funerals. 05 Feb 1929. The funeral of the Earl of Durham (73) 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 Hon. Mrs. Charles Lambton. the Bon. Mrs. Claud Lambton, Air. D'Arcy [?]. the Earl and Countess of Pembroke. Colonel the Hon. George Herhert also represented the Dowager Countess of Pembroke. Mr Arthur Lambton, the Duke and Duchess of Abereorn the Dowager Marchioness of Lansdowne Alberta Marchioness of Blanford.

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1938 to 1939. Simon Elwes Painter 1902-1975. Portrait of Victoria Mary Teck Queen Consort England 1867-1953.

Brancepeth, County Durham

On 22 Feb 1459 Thomas Neville 1407-1459 (52) died at Brancepeth.

In Jun 1461 Humphrey Neville 1439-1469 (22) was captured at Brancepeth.

In 1471 Eleanor Scrope 1424-1471 (47) died at Brancepeth.

In 1478 Isabel Booth 1457-1478 (21) died at Brancepeth.

Brancepeth Castle, County Durham

On 10 Jul 1359 William Greystoke 2nd Baron Greystoke 1321-1359 (38) died at Brancepeth Castle. His son Ralph Greystoke 3rd Baron Greystoke 1353-1418 (5) succeeded 3rd Baron Greystoke.

Brancepeth Church Brancepeth, County Durham

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, County Durham

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. His nephew Ralph Neville 3rd Earl Westmoreland 1456-1499 (28) succeeded 3rd Earl Westmoreland 1C 1397.

Chester le Street, County Durham

St Mary and St Cuthbert Chester le Street, County Durham

On 28 Jul 1840 John "Radical Jack" Lambton 1st Earl Durham 1792-1840 (48) died at Cowes. He was buried at St Mary and St Cuthbert Chester le Street.

1820. Thomas Phillips Painter 1770-1845. Portrait of John "Radical Jack" Lambton 1st Earl Durham 1792-1840.

Durham, County Durham

Anglo-Saxon Chronicle William The Conqueror. 1068. This year King William (40) gave Earl Robert the earldom over Northumberland; but the landsmen attacked him in the town of Durham, and slew him, and nine hundred men with him. Soon afterwards Edgar Etheling (17) came with all the Northumbrians to York; and the townsmen made a treaty with him: but King William (40) came from the South unawares on them with a large army, and put them to flight, and slew on the spot those who could not escape; which were many hundred men; and plundered the town. St. Peter's minster he made a profanation, and all other places also he despoiled and trampled upon; and the etheling (17) went back again to Scotland. After this came Harold's sons from Ireland, about midsummer, with sixty-four ships into the mouth of the Taft, where they unwarily landed: and Earl Breon came unawares against them with a large army, and fought with them, and slew there all the best men that were in the fleet; and the others, being small forces, escaped to the ships: and Harold's sons went back to Ireland again.

Murder of Robert de Comines Earl Northumbria

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.

Battle of Neville's Cross

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 1301-1352 (45) 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 (40), David Hay 6th Baron Erroll 1318-1346 (28) and Edward Keith of Sinton 1280-1346 (66) were killed.

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After 17 Oct 1346 Ralph Hastings 1291-1346 died at Durham.

Northern Rising

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

Patent Rolls Edward IV 1461. 29 Apr 1461. Durham. Grant to Cecilia, late wife of Thomas Kyriell 1396-1461 (65), knight, and executrix of his will, during the minority of Giles (9) the son and heir of William Daubeney 1424-1460 (37) 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 (29) 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.

1664 Suppressing the Lancastrian Northern Resistance

Chronicle of Gregory 1461-1469. Thys yere Quene Margarete com owt of Frauns with lij schyppys, with Freynysche men and sum Engelysche men in the schyppys. And they londyd in Northe Humberlonde, hyt was vij dayes be-fore Alle Halwyn tyde. And there sche toke the castelle of Anwyke and put hyt fulle of Fraynyschemen. And thenn she retornyd in to Schotlonde by water. And there rosse suche a tempaste uppon hyr that she for soke hyr schippe, and a schapyd with the bote of [t]e schyppe. And the schyppe was drownyd with moche of hyr stuffe and iij grete schippys moo. And iiij c and vj Fraynysche men were take in the chyrche of Hooly Ylond. Thenn Kyng Edward hyrde telle of thys, and made hym redy towarde the Northe with many lordys, gentellys, and comyns with hym. And there he layde a sege to Anwyke Castelle, and to the castelle of Bamborowe, and to Dunsterborowe. Bamborowe and Dunsterborowe was kepte by Syr Raffe Persy and Syr Harry Bewforde, late Duke of Somersett, and the castelle of Anwyke with the Lorde Hungerforde. And Bamborowe and Dunsterborowe were yoldyn be Syr Raffe Percy and Syr Harry Beuford, late Duke of Somersett, to the Kyngys wylle, whythe the condyscyons that the sayde Raffe Percy schulde have the kepynge of the ij castellys, Bamborowe and Dunstarborowe. The sayde Syr Raffe Percy and Syr Harry Beuforde, late Duke of Somersett, were sworne to be trewe and faythefulle as trewe lege men unto owre kynge and soverayne lorde Edwarde the iiijthe. And they com to Derham, and there they were sworne byfore owre kynge. And the kynge gaffe hem hys levery and grete rewardys. See 1664 Suppressing the Lancastrian Northern Resistance.

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St Margaret's Church, Durham, County Durham

On 15 Aug 1626 Bishop John Cosins 1594-1672 (31) and Frances Blakiston -1642 were married at St Margaret's Church.

Durham Castle, County Durham

Flowers of History by Matthew of Westminster Volume 2 Chapter 1 1066 1087 King William received homage from the king of Scotland. 1071. In the same year, king William (43) invaded Scotland with a great army, and Malcolm, king of Scotland (39), came peaceably to Berwick to meet him, and became his subject. At this time, count Ranulph of Micenis governed the earldom of Carlisle, who had given efficacious assistance to king William in his conquest of England. He began to build the city of Carlisle, and to strengthen the citizens with many privileges. But when king William was returning from Scotland through Cumberland, seeing so royal a city, he took it from count Ranulph, and gave him instead of it the earldom of Chester, which was endowed with many honours and privileges. And king William commanded Carlisle to be fortified with very strong towers and ramparts. Moreover, king William the Conqueror, on his return from Scotland, built a new castle at Durham, to serve as a protection against the irruptions of the Scots.

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 Milbanke aka Noel 6th Baronet 1747-1825 (44) and Judith Noel 1751-1822 (41) at Elemore Hall.

Gateshead, County Durham

Flowers of History by Matthew of Westminster Volume 2 Chapter 1 1066 1087 Wales is subdued by the English and Antioch is taken by the Pagans. 1080. This year also, king William (52) led a powerful army into Wales, and subjugated it ; and received homage and hostages for their fidelity from the petty kings of the viscounty. The same year, Antioch was taken by the pagans, together with the adjacent province, which had been a Christian land ever since the time of Saint Peter, without any disturbances. The same year, Malcolm, king of Scotland (48), became furious a second time after the Assumption of the blessed Virgin Mary, and ravaged the whole of Northumberland, as far as the river Tyne. But when he heard of this, the king of England (52) sent his son Robert (29) with an army into Scotland, who returned without having succeeded in his objects, and built a new castle in the river Tyne, and then returned to his father. The same year also, the king sent his brother Odo, bishop of Bayeux, with a large army, to lay waste Northumberland, the people of which district had risen in insurrection against the king, and had murdered Walcher, bishop of Durham, a man of exemplary character, at Gateshead.

On 14 Jul 1323 Ralph Greystoke 1st Baron Greystoke 1299-1323 (23) died at Gateshead. Possibly poisoned by a rebel knight. He was buried at Newminster Abbey. 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, County Durham

On 20 Jun 1736 Thomas Lyon 8th Earl Strathmore and Kinghorne 1704-1753 (32) and Jean Nicholson -1778 were married at Houghton le Spring. She 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 Martha Sophia Thomson Maling Countess Mulgrave -1849 were married at St Michael's Church Houghton le Spring. She by marriage Baroness Mulgrave of New Ross in Wexford and Baron Mulgrave 2C 1794.

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.

Around 1407 George Neville 1st Baron Latimer of Snape 1407-1469 was born to Ralph Neville 1st Earl Westmoreland 1364-1425 (43) and Joan Beaufort Countess Westmoreland 1379-1440 (28) at Raby. He a great grandson of King Edward III England.

Around 1440 George Neville 4th Baron Bergavenny 1440-1492 was born to Edward Neville 3rd Baron Bergavenny 1413-1476 (27) and Elizabeth Beauchamp Baroness Bergavenny 1415-1448 (24) at Raby. He a great x 2 grandson of King Edward III England.

On 29 Jun 1478 Katherine Howard Baroness Bergavenny 1414-1478 (64) died at Raby. She was buried at Abergavenny.

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 as a wedding gift.

Seaham, County Durham

Seaham Manor Seaham, County Durham

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

Staindrop, County Durham

Stockton on Tees, County Durham

Wynyard Park County Durham, Stockton on Tees

On 08 Feb 1915 Charles Stewart Vane-Tempest-Stewart 6th Marquess Londonderry 1852-1915 (62) died. His son Charles Vane-Tempest-Stewart 7th Marquess of Londonderry 1878-1949 (36) succeeded 7th Marquess Londonderry.
09 Feb 1915. Times Newspaper Obituaries. The news of the death of the Marquess of Londonderry (62), 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 (62) 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 (38) and Lord Herbert Vane-Tempest (52).

In or after 1904 John Singer Sargent Painter 1856-1925. Portrait of Charles Stewart Vane-Tempest-Stewart 6th Marquess Londonderry 1852-1915.1924. Philip de László Painter 1869-1937. Portrait of Charles Vane-Tempest-Stewart 7th Marquess of Londonderry 1878-1949.1924. Philip de László Painter 1869-1937. Portrait of Charles Vane-Tempest-Stewart 7th Marquess of Londonderry 1878-1949.Before 11 Nov 1904. Valentine Cameron Prinsep Painter 1838-1904. Portrait of Theresa Susey Helen Chetwynd-Talbot Marchioness Londonderry -1919.

Streatlam, County Durham

In 1527 George Bowes 1527-1580 was born to Richard Bowes 1488-1558 (39) at Streatlam.

Around 1577 Thomas Bowes 1577-1636 was born to George Bowes 1527-1580 (50) at Streatlam.

Weardale, County Durham

Stanhope Park Weardale, County Durham

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. Douglas (41) reached Edward III's (14) collapsed tent nearly capturing the English King.

Wolsingham, County Durham

In 1767 Henry Hopper Sculptor 1767-1844 was born at Wolsingham.