Percy, Thomas (1422 - 1460)

Born / Died

Birth Date: 1422-11-29
Death Date: 1460-07-10 (slain at the battle of Northampton)

Notes

Committed to Newgate for causing disturbances (ca. 1453--4) in the northern counties, resulting from an ongoing feud with his cousin Sir John Neville (ca. 1391--14 April 1471) (later 1st Baron Montague, 7th Earl of Northumberland and 1st Marquess of Montague); escaped 13 Nov. 1456

Marriages/Other Unions

  1. Type: other
    Union began: n.d.
    Union ended: n.d.

Offspring

From Not identified, ( - )

  1. Female offspring: Egremont, Mary (n.d.)

Primary Title

1st Baron of Egremont

Titles

  • 1st Baron of Egremont
    Assumed 1449-11-20
    Vacated 1460-07-10

Details of Offices

Began Ended Notes
Commissioner of Oyer and Terminer, Kent 1451 n.d.
Commissioner of Oyer and Terminer, Rutland 1452/3 n.d.
Commissioner of Oyer and Terminer, Norfolk 1452/3 n.d.
Commissioner of Oyer and Terminer, Hertfordshire 1452/3 n.d.
Commissioner of Oyer and Terminer, Buckinghamshire 1452/3 n.d.
Commissioner of Oyer and Terminer, Suffolk 1452/3 n.d.
Commissioner of Oyer and Terminer, Northamptonshire 1452/3 n.d.
Commissioner of Oyer and Terminer, Huntingdonshire 1452/3 n.d.
Commissioner of Oyer and Terminer, Cambridgeshire 1452/3 n.d.
Commissioner of Oyer and Terminer, Bedfordshire 1452/3 n.d.
Commissioner of Oyer and Terminer, Oxfordshire 1452/3 n.d.
Commissioner of Oyer and Terminer, Lincolnshire 1452/3 n.d.
Commissioner of Oyer and Terminer, Essex 1452/3 n.d.
Commissioner of Oyer and Terminer, Berkshire 1452/3 n.d.
Commissioner of Array, Yorkshire: East Riding 1459 n.d.
Commissioner of Array, Yorkshire: West Riding 1459 n.d.
Commissioner of Array, Yorkshire: North Riding 1459 n.d.
Constable, Yorkshire: West Riding 1459-12-19 1460-07-10 For life
JP, Yorkshire: East Riding 1460 n.d.
JP, Yorkshire: North Riding 1460 n.d.

Details of Properties

Residence

Lands

  • Cumberland: Cockermouth Honour
  • Yorkshire: East Riding: Wressell Castle, Lordship & Manor
    Acquired: 1458-06-10
    Granted. Also spelled 'Wressle'

Events Naming Patron

Event Date Location Troupe
Performance 1450-1450 Common Hall, York , York (city-county) in Yorkshire Baron of Egremont's Minstrel/s
Performance 1448-1448 Common Hall, York , York (city-county) in Yorkshire Sir Thomas Percy's Minstrel
Performance 1446-1446 Common Hall, York , York (city-county) in Yorkshire Sir Thomas Percy's Minstrel/s
Performance 1448-1448 Common Hall, York , York (city-county) in Yorkshire Sir Thomas Percy's Taborer

Patronized Troupes

Troupe Name Patron Troupe Type # of events
Baron of Egremont's Minstrel/s Percy, Thomas (1422 - 1460) Entertainers/Minstrels 1
Sir Thomas Percy's Minstrel Percy, Thomas (1422 - 1460) Entertainers/Minstrels 1
Sir Thomas Percy's Minstrel/s Percy, Thomas (1422 - 1460) Entertainers/Minstrels 1
Sir Thomas Percy's Taborer Percy, Thomas (1422 - 1460) Musicians 1

Owned Venues

Venue Name County Venue Type
Egremont Castle Cumberland Private Residence

Bibliographic Sources

Calendar of Patent Rolls, Henry VI [1422–61]. 6 vols. London: HMSO, 1901–11.
The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain, and the United Kingdom. 1887–98 (8 vols); 1910–59 (13 vols). 6 vols. Gloucester: Alan Sutton, 1982.
Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. 01/05/2005 (http://www.oxforddnb.com)