• Born (25 March 1272–1273) - Alnwick, Northumberland, England
  • Deceased in November, 1314 - Alnwick, Northumberland, England
  • Governor of Ayr and Galloway

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Occupation: Governor of Ayr and Galloway
Source: Mellcene Thurman Smith, Kin of Mellcene Thurman Smith (Name: St. Louis Law Printing Co.; Location: St Louis, Missouri; Date:1936;)Page 552
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Date of Import: Sep 15, 2006
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9th Baron Percy
1st Lord Percy of Alnwick
Henry De Percy, who, inheriting as 9th Baron Percy, by right oftenure, was summoned to Parliament as Lord Percy in 1298/9. Thisnobleman became the first of the border Percies. An infant at the timeof his father's death, Queen Eleanor of Castile, wife of Edward I, wasappointed his guardian, and his early years were spent as a page atcourt. After a bitter quarrel with the monks of Fountain Abbey, over aquestion of game rights (it is interesting to note that the Percieswere ever ready for a conflict with the ecclesiastical powers), he wassent at the head of an army against the invading Scots, and succeededin arresting their march. This 9th Baron fought in France, NormandyBaron Percy died at Alnwick Nov., 1314. When this Henry Percy was madeCustodian of the Borders the House of Percy was transplanted from thesoil of Yokshire to the district beyond the Tyne. For the castle andlordship which the 9th Baron coveted most were those of Alnwick inNorthumberland. This had first been held by Gilbert De Tesson, theConqueror's standard bearer at Hastings, and Henry De Percy bought thecastle and lordship in 1309. The castle had been allowed to fall intoa delapidated condition, and Lord Percy rebuilt and remodeled manyportions of the castle as it stands today.
(Kin of Mellcene Thurman Smith, page 551-552)

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