First Cousin

1119 Battle of Bures-en-Bray

1328 Death of Charles IV of France Sucession of Philip VI

1400 Death of Richard II

1470 Welles' Rebellion and Battle of Losecoat Field aka Empingham

1702 Death of King William III

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On 26 Jun 985 Ramiro III King Leon 961-985 (24) died. His first cousin Bermudo "Gouty" II King Galicia II King Leon 953-999 (32) succeeded II King Leon.

Battle of Bures-en-Bray

On or before 17 Jul 1119 at the Battle of Bures-en-Bray King Henry I "Beauclerc" England 1068-1135 (51) fought against the army of Louis "Fat" VI King France 1081-1137 (37).
Baldwin VII Count Flanders 1093-1119 (26) who was killed. His first cousin Charles Estrigen I Count Flanders 1084-1127 (35) succeeded I Count Flanders. Marguerite Clermont Countess Flanders 1105-1145 (14) by marriage Countess Flanders.

Death of Charles IV of France Sucession of Philip VI

On 01 Feb 1328 Charles IV King France I King Navarre 1294-1328 (33) died. On 01 Apr 1328 His first cousin Philip "Fortunate" VI King France 1293-1350 (34) succeeded VI King France: Capet Valois. The succession somewhat complicated by Charles' wife Blanche of Burgundy Queen Consort France 1297-1326 (31) being pregnant. The child Blanche Capet 1328-1382 was born two months later on 01 Apr 1328. A girl child therefore excluded from the succession confirming Philip's as King. Charles the last of the House of Capet. Philip the first of the House of Valois. His niece Joan Capet II Queen Navarre 1312-1349 (16) succeeded II King Navarre. Her husband Philip "Noble" III King Navarre 1306-1343 (21) by marriage III King Navarre.

Death of Richard II

On 14 Feb 1400 (exact date not known) King Richard II (33) died at Pontefract Castle, possibly murdered, possibly starved to death, as a consequence of the Epiphany Rising. His first cousin Philippa Plantagenet Countess March 5th Countess Ulster 1355-1382 (44) de jure Heir to the Throne of England.
On 17 Feb 1400 Richard's (33) corpse was displayed at Old St Paul's Cathedral.
On 06 Mar 1400 Richard's (33) remains were buried at King's Langley Priory.

On 30 Mar 1463 David Fleming 6th Baron Slane 1423-1463 (40) died. His first cousin James Fleming 7th Baron Slane 1441-1492 (21) succeeded 7th Baron Slane. Elizabeth Welles Countess Kildare -1506 by marriage Countess Kildare.

Welles' Rebellion and Battle of Losecoat Field aka Empingham

Before 23 Jan 1475 Joan Welles 9th Baroness Willoughby Eresby -1475 died. King Edward IV had father and son Robert Welles 8th Baron Willoughby de Eresby 8th Baron Welles -1470 and Robert Welles 8th Baron Willoughby de Eresby 8th Baron Welles -1470 posthumously attainted some five years after the Welles' Rebellion to ensure Richard Hastings Baron Willoughby de Eresby 1433-1503 would continue to enjoy the benefit of the Welles' estates; he was given a life interest in the estates on 23 Jan 1475. Another example of King Edward IV being somewhat disingenuous with the legal system to his own advantage. He, Edward was, in effect, disinheriting Christopher Willoughby 10th Baron Willoughby de Eresby 1453-1499 who should have inherited Baron Willoughby de Eresby and John Welles 1st Viscount Welles 1450-1498 who should have inherited Baron Welles following Joan's death. Her first cousin Christopher Willoughby 10th Baron Willoughby de Eresby 1453-1499 de jure 10th Baron Willoughby de Eresby. Margaret Jenney Baroness Willoughby Eresby by marriage Baroness Willoughby de Eresby.

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On 10 Dec 1481 Charles Valois Anjou IV Duke Anjou 1446-1481 (35) died without issue. His first cousin Louis "Father of the People" XI King France 1423-1483 (58) succeeded Duke Anjou.

On 25 Oct 1495 John II King Portugal 1455-1495 (40) died. On 25 Oct 1495 His first cousin Manuel "Fortunate" I King Portugal 1469-1521 (26) succeeded I King Portugal.

On 10 Feb 1587 Henry Neville 6th Baron Bergavenny 1530-1587 (57) died. His first cousin Edward Neville 7th Baron Bergavenny 1526-1588 (61) succeeded 7th Baron Bergavenny 1C 1392, 5th Baron Bergavenny 2C 1450. His first cousin Edward Neville 7th Baron Bergavenny 1526-1588 (61) succeeded 7th Baron Bergavenny 1C 1392. His daughter Mary Neville 7th Baroness Bergavenny 3rd Baroness Despencer 1554-1626 (33) de jure 7th Baron Bergavenny 1C 1392, 5th Baron Bergavenny 2C 1450.

In Apr 1599 William Fitzgerald 13th Earl Kildare -1599 drowned. His first cousin Gerald Fitzgerald 14th Earl Kildare -1612 succeeded 14th Earl Kildare. Elizabeth Nugent Countess Kildare by marriage Countess Kildare.

In 1612 Hugh Montgomerie 5th Earl Eglinton -1612 died. His first cousin Alexander Seton aka Montgomerie 6th Earl Eglinton 1588-1661 (24) succeeded 6th Earl Eglinton. Anne Livingstone Countess Eglinton -1632 by marriage Countess Eglinton.

On 03 May 1627 Edward Russell 3rd Earl Bedford 1572-1627 (54) died at Moor Park. His first cousin Francis Russell 4th Earl Bedford 1593-1641 (34) succeeded 4th Earl Bedford 3C 1551. Catherine Brydges Countess Bedford 1580-1657 (47) by marriage Countess Bedford.

On 10 Aug 1660 Esmé Stewart 2nd Duke Richmond 5th Duke Lennox 1649-1660 (11) died of smallpox at Paris. He was buried in on 04 Sep 1660 in the Richmond Vault, Westminster Abbey. His first cousin Charles Stewart 6th Duke Lennox 3rd Duke Richmond 1639-1672 (21) succeeded 6th Duke Lennox, 3rd Duke Richmond 2C 1641. His sister Mary Stewart Countess Arran 1651-1668 (9) succeeded 5th Baron Clifton.

Around 1668 Peter Lely Painter 1618-1680. Portrait of Charles Stewart 6th Duke Lennox 3rd Duke Richmond 1639-1672.<BR><p class="inline-paragraph">

On 04 Jul 1668 Mary Stewart Countess Arran 1651-1668 (16) died. Her first cousin Charles Stewart 6th Duke Lennox 3rd Duke Richmond 1639-1672 (29) succeeded 6th Baron Clifton.

In 1673 Charles Rich 4th Earl Warwick 1615-1673 (58) died. His first cousin Robert Rich 5th Earl Warwick 2nd Earl Holland 1619-1675 (54) succeeded 5th Earl Warwick 3C 1618. Anne Montagu Countess Warwick and Holland -1689 by marriage Countess Warwick.

In 1676 Robert Maxwell 2nd Earl Nithsdale 1620-1676 (56) died. His first cousin John Maxwell 3rd Earl Nithsdale 1605-1677 (71) succeeded 3rd Earl Nithsdale, 12th Lord Maxwell.

Around Oct 1687 William Wray 3rd Baronet Ashby 7th Baronet Glentworth -1687 died. His first cousin Baptist Edward Wray 8th Baronet Glentworth -1689 succeeded 8th Baronet Glentworth.

1702 Death of King William III

On 08 Mar 1702 King William III of England, Scotland and Ireland 1650-1702 (51) died. His first cousin Queen Anne of England Scotland and Ireland 1665-1714 (37) succeeded I King England Scotland and Ireland.

Around 1680 Willem Wissing Painter 1656-1687. Portrait of King William III of England, Scotland and Ireland 1650-1702 wearing his Garter Collar.<BR><p class="inline-paragraph">In 1703 John Closterman Painter 1660-1711. Portrait of Queen Anne of England Scotland and Ireland 1665-1714.<BR><p class="inline-paragraph">Before 24 May 1711 John Closterman Painter 1660-1711. Possibly school of. Portrait of Queen Anne of England Scotland and Ireland 1665-1714.<BR><p class="inline-paragraph">In 1686 Willem Wissing Painter 1656-1687. Portrait of Queen Anne of England Scotland and Ireland 1665-1714.<BR><p class="inline-paragraph">Around 1705. Michael Dahl Painter 1659-1743. Portrait of Queen Anne of England Scotland and Ireland 1665-1714.<BR><p class="inline-paragraph">

On 17 Nov 1705 Mary Mordaunt Duchess Norfolk 1659-1705 (46) died. Her first cousin Charles Mordaunt 3rd Earl Peterborough 1st Earl Monmouth 1658-1735 (47) succeeded 8th Baron Mordaunt. Her husband John Germain Baronet Germain 1650-1718 (55) inherited her Drayton estates and the rest of her inheritance, valued at £70,000.

Around 1685 Godfrey Kneller 1646-1723. Portrait of Charles Mordaunt 3rd Earl Peterborough 1st Earl Monmouth 1658-1735.<BR><p class="inline-paragraph">

On 09 Nov 1707 John Fitzgerald 18th Earl Kildare 1661-1707 (46) died. His first cousin Robert Fitzgerald 19th Earl Kildare 1675-1743 (32) succeeded 19th Earl Kildare.

In 1715 Cicely Ellis -1715 died. Her first cousin Cecil Twisleton 10th Baroness Saye and Sele -1723 abeyance terminated 10th Baron Saye and Sele since there was only one heir remaining.

On 01 Feb 1718 Charles Talbot 1st Duke Shrewsbury 1660-1718 (57) died. His first cousin Gilbert Talbot 13th Earl Shrewsbury 13th Earl Waterford 1673-1743 (45) succeeded 14th Earl Shrewsbury 2C 1442, 14th Earl Waterford.

Before 1718. Michael Dahl Painter 1659-1743. Portrait of Charles Talbot 1st Duke Shrewsbury 1660-1718.<BR><p class="inline-paragraph">

On 31 Jan 1720 Thomas Grey 2nd Earl Stamford 1654-1720 (66) died. On 31 Jan 1720 His first cousin Henry Grey 3rd Earl Stamford 1685-1739 (34) succeeded 3rd Earl Stamford, 4th Baron Grey Groby. Dorothy Wright Countess Stamford 1685-1738 (35) by marriage Countess Stamford.

Before 1738 Enoch "The Younger" Seeman Painter 1694-1744. Portrait of Dorothy Wright Countess Stamford 1685-1738.<BR><p class="inline-paragraph">

On 31 Mar 1723 Edward Hyde 3rd Earl Clarendon 1661-1723 (61) died. His first cousin Henry Hyde 2nd Earl Rochester 4th Earl Clarendon 1672-1753 (50) succeeded 4th Earl Clarendon 1C 1661, 4th Baron Hyde of Hindon in Wiltshire. Jane Leveson-Gower Countess Rochester Countess Clarendon -1725 by marriage Countess Clarendon.

On 09 Oct 1724 Edward Neville 17th Baron Bergavenny 1705-1724 (19) died. His first cousin William Neville 18th Baron Bergavenny 1695-1744 (29) succeeded 18th Baron Bergavenny 1C 1392, 16th Baron Bergavenny 2C 1450.

On 01 Apr 1737 Arthur Annesley 5th Earl Anglesey 1680-1737 (57) died. His first cousin Richard Annesley 6th Earl Anglesey 1693-1761 (44) succeeded 6th Earl Anglesey 2C 1661, 7th Viscount Valentia 2C 1642, 6th Baron Annesley Newport Pagnell Buckinghamshire.

On 10 Jun 1749 George Downing 3rd Baronet Downing 1685-1749 (63) died wihout issue. His first cousin Jacob Garrard Downing 4th Baronet 1717-1764 (32) succeeded 4th Baronet Downing of East Hatley in Cambridgeshire.

On 15 Apr 1761 Archibald Campbell 3rd Duke Argyll 1682-1761 (78) died. His first cousin John Campbell 4th Duke Argyll 1693-1770 (68) succeeded 4th Duke Argyll.

1739. Allan Ramsay Painter 1713-1784. Portrait of Archibald Campbell 3rd Duke Argyll 1682-1761.<BR><p class="inline-paragraph">

On 17 Jan 1766 Francis Godolphin 2nd Earl Godolphin 1678-1766 (87) died. Earl Godolphin, Viscount Rialton, Baron Godolphin of Rialton in Cornwall extinct. His first cousin Francis Godolphin 2nd Baron Goldolphin 1706-1785 (59) succeeded 2nd Baron Godolphin of Helston in Cornwall.

1730. Joseph Highmore Painter 1692-1780. Portrait of Francis Godolphin 2nd Earl Godolphin 1678-1766.<BR><p class="inline-paragraph">Around 1725 Johnathan "The Elder" Richardson Painter 1667-1745. Portrait of Francis Godolphin 2nd Earl Godolphin 1678-1766.<BR><p class="inline-paragraph">

On 16 Dec 1774 Francis Willoughby 3rd Baron Middleton 1726-1774 (48) died. His brother Thomas Willoughby 4th Baron Middleton 1728-1781 (45) succeeded 4th Baron Middleton. Georgina Chadwick Baroness Middleton by marriage Baroness Middleton.
On 02 Nov 1781 Thomas Willoughby 4th Baron Middleton 1728-1781 (52) died. His first cousin Henry Willoughby 5th Baron Middleton 1726-1800 (47) succeeded 5th Baron Middleton, 6th Baronet Willoughby of Wollaton. Dorothy Cartright Baroness Middleton -1808 by marriage Baroness Middleton.
On 14 Jun 1800 Henry Willoughby 5th Baron Middleton 1726-1800 (73) died. His son Henry Willoughby 6th Baron Middleton 1761-1835 (13) succeeded 6th Baron Middleton. Jane Lawley Baroness Middleton 1767-1793 (7) by marriage Baroness Middleton.
On 18 Sep 1808 Dorothy Cartright Baroness Middleton -1808.
Monument in St Leonard's Church Wollaton sculpted by John Bacon 1740-1799 (34).

On 27 Apr 1782 John Campbell 4th Earl Loudon 1705-1782 (76) died. His first cousin James Mure-Campbell 5th Earl Loudon 1726-1786 (56) succeeded 5th Earl Loudon.

In 1808 Henry Arundell 8th Baron Arundel Wardour 1740-1808 (68) died. His first cousin James Everard Arundell 9th Baron Arundel Wardour 1763-1817 (44) succeeded 9th Baron Arundel Wardour in Wiltshire.

In 1764 Joshua Reynolds Painter 1723-1788. Portrait of Henry Arundell 8th Baron Arundel Wardour 1740-1808.<BR><p class="inline-paragraph">

On 19 Apr 1824 George "Lord Byron" 6th Baron Byron Poet 1788-1824 (36) died at Missolonghi. He was buried at Hucknall Torkard. His first cousin George Byron 7th Baron Byron 1789-1868 (35) succeeded 7th Baron Byron of Rochdale in Lancashire.

Between 1807 and 1809. George Sanders 1774-1846. Portrait of George "Lord Byron" 6th Baron Byron Poet 1788-1824 and his servant. Commissioned by the sitter for 250 guineas as a present for his mother and was begun in 1807, probably to commemorate a trip to the Hebrides which Byron was then planning. Byron was still discussing this portrait and its frame after his departure from England in July 1809<BR><p class="inline-paragraph">1837. Henry Pierce Bone Painter 1779-1855. Portrait of George "Lord Byron" 6th Baron Byron Poet 1788-1824.<BR><p class="inline-paragraph">1814. Thomas Phillips 1770-1845. Portrait of George "Lord Byron" 6th Baron Byron Poet 1788-1824 dressed in traditional Albanian costume. <BR><p class="inline-paragraph">

On 19 Jun 1835 Henry Willoughby 6th Baron Middleton 1761-1835 (74) died. His first cousin Digby Willoughby 7th Baron Middleton 1769-1856 (65) succeeded 7th Baron Middleton.
11 Mar 1793 Jane Lawley Baroness Middleton 1767-1793 (26) died.
Monument in St Leonard's Church Wollaton sculpted by Richard Westmacott 1775-1856 (59).

In 1849 Robert Frankland Russell 7th Baronet Thirkleby 1784-1849 (65) died. His first cousin Frederick William Frankland 8th Baronet Thirkleby 1793-1878 (55) succeeded Baronet Thirkleby.

In 1817. Thomas Lawrence 1769-1830. Portrait of Robert Frankland Russell 7th Baronet Thirkleby 1784-1849.<BR><p class="inline-paragraph">

On 31 Dec 1855 George Ferrars Townshend 3rd Marquess Townshend 1778-1855 (77) died in Genoa. His first cousin John Townshend 4th Marquess Townshend 1798-1863 (57) succeeded 4th Marquess Townshend, 7th Viscount Townsend, 18th Baron Ferrers Chartley, 10th Baron Compton of Compton in Warwickshire.

On 04 May 1859 Francis Godolphin Osborne 7th Duke Leeds 1798-1859 (60) died. He was buried at the Osborne Family Chapel All Hallows' Church Harthill. His first cousin George Godolphin Osborne 8th Duke Leeds 1802-1872 (56) succeeded 8th Duke Leeds. Harriet Emma Leveson-Gower Duchess Leeds 1800-1852 (59) by marriage Duchess Leeds. His nephew Sackville George Lane Fox 15th Baron Darcy Knayth 12th Baron Conyers 1827-1888 (31) succeeded 15th Baron Darcy Knayth, 12th Baron Conyers.

On 12 Feb 1865 Algernon Percy 4th Duke Northumberland 1792-1865 (72) died without issue. His first cousin George Percy 5th Duke Northumberland 1778-1867 (86) succeeded 5th Duke Northumberland 3C 1766. John Murray aka Stewart-Murray 7th Duke of Atholl 1840-1917 succeeded Baron Percy.

Before 05 Oct 1878 Francis Grant Painter 1803-1878. Portrait of Algernon Percy 4th Duke Northumberland 1792-1865.<BR><p class="inline-paragraph">

On 07 Oct 1869 George Rice Trevor 4th Baron Dynevor 1795-1869 (74) died at Malvern. His first cousin Francis Rice Trevor 5th Baron Dynevor 1804-1878 (65) succeeded 5th Baron Dynevor of Dynevor in Camarthenshire.

1838 to 1846. John Lindsay Lucas 1807-1874. Portrait of George Rice Trevor 4th Baron Dynevor 1795-1869.<BR><p class="inline-paragraph">

On 27 May 1872 William Russell 8th Duke Bedford 1809-1872 (62) died. His first cousin Francis Russell 9th Duke Bedford 1819-1891 (52) succeeded 9th Duke Bedford 6C 1694, 9th Marquess Tavistock.

On 14 Mar 1905 Henry Cyril "Toppy" Paget 5th Marquess Anglesey 1875-1905 (29) died. His first cousin Charles Henry Alexander Paget 6th Marquess Anglesey 1885-1947 (19) succeeded 6th Marquess Anglesey, 7th Earl Uxbridge 2C 1784.

On 09 May 1912 William ffolkes 3rd Baronet 1847-1912 (64) died. His first cousin William Everard Browne ffolkes 4th Baronet 1861-1930 (51) succeeded 4th Baronet ffolkes of Hillington.

On 14 Feb 1918 Fitzalan Charles John Foley 6th Baron Foley 1852-1918 (65) died. On 14 Feb 1918 His first cousin Gerard Foley 7th Baron Foley 1898-1927 (19) succeeded 7th Baron Foley of Kidderminster in Worcestershire 2C 1776.

On 22 Mar 1922 John Granville Cornwallis Eliot 6th Earl St Germans 1890- (31) died of an injury sustained during a point to point at Wrangton Totnes. His first cousin Granville Eliot 7th Earl of St Germans 1867-1942 (54) succeeded 7th Earl St Germans, 8th Baron Eliot of St Germans in Cornwall.

On 06 May 1927 Henry Alexander Gordon Howard 4th Earl Effingham 1866-1927 (60) died. His first cousin Gordon Howard 5th Earl Effingham 1873-1946 (54) succeeded 5th Earl Effingham 2C 1837, 15th Baron Howard of Effingham.

On 23 Sep 1927 Thomas Ernest Trollope 11th Baronet 1858-1927 (69) died. His first cousin Henry Cracroft Trollope 12th Baronet 1860-1935 (67) succeeded 12th Baronet of Casewick in Lincolnshire.

On 16 Mar 1930 Robert Schomberg Henry Kerr 10th Marchioness Lothian -1930 died. Her first cousin Philip Kerr 11th Marquess Lothian 1882-1940 (47) succeeded 11th Marquess Lothian. Her first cousin once removed Peter Francis Walter Kerr 12th Marquess Lothian 1922-2004 (7) succeeded 12th Marquess Lothian.

In 1937 Elizabeth Bligh 17th Baroness Clifton 1900-1937 (37) died. Her first cousin Esme Ivo Bligh 9th Earl of Darnley 1886-1955 (50) succeeded 18th Baron Clifton

On 21 Mar 1939 Gerald Gibbs 3rd Baron Aldenham 1879-1939 (60) died. His first cousin Walter Gibbs 2nd Baron Hunsdon 4th Baron Aldenham 1888-1969 (50) succeeded 4th Baron Aldenham of Aldenham in Hertfordshire. Beatrix Elinor Paul Baroness Aldenham and Hunsdon 1890-1978 (48) by marriage Baroness Aldenham of Aldenham in Hertfordshire.

On 30 Aug 1944 Charles Petty-Fitzmaurice 7th Marquess of Lansdowne 1917-1944 (27) was killed in action. He was unmarried. His first cousin George Petty-Fitzmaurice 8th Marquess of Lansdowne 1912-1999 (31) succeeded 8th Marquess Lansdowne.His younger brother Lieutenant Edward Norman Petty-Fitzmaurice 1922-1944 (22) had been killed nine days before.

On 19 Jul 1953 Hugh Richard Arthur "Bendor" Grosvenor 2nd Duke Westminster 1879-1953 (74) died. His first cousin William Grosvenor 3rd Duke Westminster 1894-1963 (58) succeeded 3rd Duke Westminster.

In 1971 James Arthur Norman Butler 6th Marquess Ormonde 1893-1971 (78) died. His first cousin James Hubert Theobald Charles Butler 7th Marquess Ormonde 1899-1997 (71) succeeded 7th Marquess Ormonde 3C 1825, 25nd Earl Ormonde, 19th Earl Ossory, 7th Baron Ormonde of Llanthony in Monmouthshire.

On 24 Oct 1973 Rosina Tuchet-Jesson 24th Baroness Audley 1911-1973 (62) died. Her first cousin Richard Souter 25th Baron Audley 1914-1997 (59) succeeded 25th Baron Audley Heighley in Staffordshire.

In 1975 Charles Marsham 6th Earl Romney 1892-1975 (83) died. His first cousin Michael Marsham 7th Earl Romney 1910-2004 (64) succeeded 7th Earl Romney 2C 1801, 7th Viscount Marsham, 8th Baron Romney.

On 03 Sep 1976 Major Thomas William Edward Coke 5th Earl of Leicester 1908-1976 (68) died without male issue. His first cousin Anthony Louis Lovel Coke 6th Earl of Leicester 1909-1994 (66) succeeded 6th Earl of Leicester 7C 1837.

On 05 Dec 1993 Frederick Edward Neuflize Ponsonby 10th Earl Bessborough 1913-1993 (80) died. His first cousin Arthur Mountifort Longfield Ponsonby 11th Earl Bessborough 1912-2002 (80) succeeded 11th Earl Bessborough.