Lady Eleanor Poynings, Countess of Northumberland

Female Cal 1422 - 1474  (~ 52 years)


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  • Name Eleanor Poynings 
    Title Lady 
    Suffix Countess of Northumberland 
    Alt Birth 25 Jul 1421  [1
    Born Cal 1422  Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Female 
    Died 11 Nov 1474  (West Riding, Yorkshire, England ) Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Person ID I35772  The Hennessee Family
    Last Modified 4 Oct 2016 

    Father Richard Poynings,   b. ~ 1400, (Dorset, England) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jun 1429, (England) Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 29 years) 
    Mother Alianore de Berkeley,   b. ~ 1382,   d. 1 Aug 1455  (Age ~ 73 years) 
    Married Aft 1420  (England) Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F16948  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sir Henry Percy, VIII, Knight, 3rd Earl of Northumberland,   b. 25 Jul 1421, Leconfield, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Mar 1461, Towton, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 39 years) 
    Married 0Jun 1435  (Northumberland, England ) Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Children 
     1. Lady Margaret Percy,   b. ~ 1447, West Riding, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. ~ 1520  (Age ~ 73 years)
     2. Henry Percy, IX, 4th Earl of Northumberland,   b. 0___ 1449, Leconfield, East Riding, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Apr 1489, Topcliffe, North Riding, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 40 years)
    Photos
    Leconfield Castle, home to the Percy family
    Leconfield Castle, home to the Percy family

    During the Wars of the Roses the Percys supported the House of Lancaster. Following the battle of Towton in 1461 the victorious Yorkist side, led by the Earl of Warwick, marched on Spofforth, burning the castle and plundering the local countryside. The castle lay in ruins for nearly 100 years until 1559, when it was restored by Henry, Lord Percy. By this time, however, the seat of the Percys had shifted to Alnwick in Northumberland.

    Spofforth's west range, the only part of the castle still standing today...
    Last Modified 24 Sep 2021 
    Family ID F13173  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Cal 1422 - Northumberland, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 0Jun 1435 - (Northumberland, England ) Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 11 Nov 1474 - (West Riding, Yorkshire, England ) Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 

  • Sources 
    1. [S9794] "Katharine (Clivedon) de Berkeley" 5-generation registry, http://www.wikitree.com/genealogy/Clivedon-Descendants-1, acce.

    2. [S49480] http://histfam.familysearch.org/getperson.php?personID=I11371&tree=EuropeRoyalNobleHous.

    3. [S49537] http://www.ourfamilyhistories.org/getperson.php?personID=I16295&tree=00.

    4. [S7285] "The Lady Margaret Gascoigne (nee Percy) (born c. 1447)" biography, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Margaret_Percy.

    5. [S7836] "Henry Percy, 3rd Earl of Northumberland (1421-1461)", biography, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Percy,_3rd_Earl_of.

    6. [S49481] http://histfam.familysearch.org/ahnentafel.php?personID=I9780&tree=EuropeRoyalNobleHous&parentset=0&generations=6.

    7. [S49538] http://www.ourfamilyhistories.org/ahnentafel.php?personID=I16295&tree=00&parentset=0&generations=9.