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Name: Thomas De Percy Determine relationship to...
Birth: ABT 1344 Father: Henry De Percy Mother:Mary Plantagenet
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Death: 1403
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Remarks: Sir Thomas Percy, a younger brother of Henry, 1st Earl of Northumberland, having distinguished himself in the councils and the camp, temp. Edward III and Richard II, was created by the latter monarch Earl of Worcester in 1397. Towards the end of Edward III's reign, Sir Thomas was the companion in arms of the Black Prince, and had a grant of 100 marks per annum for life, out of the exchequer, for his good services with a similar annuity for his especial services to the Prince. In the 1st Richard II, he assisted at the coronation of the king, his brother, Henry, being then marshal of England. The next year, as admiral of the north seas, he was associated with Sir Hugh Calveley, Knt., and meeting with seven ships and one man of war, laden with wine, brought them all into Bristol. He was subsequently employed with the Earl of Buckingham to suppress Jack Straw's insurrection, and in the 10th of the same reign, he was made admiral of the fleet for the great army of 20,000 men then sent into Spain with john of Gaunt to establish that prince's right to the throne of Castile and Leon. In three years afterwards he was constituted Justice of South Wales, and subsequently vice-chamberlain to the king. In the 18th he was sent ambassador to France, being then steward of the king's household, and in a few years afterwards was appointed admiral of the king's fleet for Ireland. Notwithstanding his lordship's high position in the estimation of King Richard, upon the deposition of that monarch he seems to have made his ground good with the new king, for we find him deputed with the bishop of Durham to announce to the court of France the revolution that placed the sceptre in the hand of Henry IV, and reconstituted soon after steward of the household. Subsequently, however, joining his brother, the Earl of Northumberland, and his nephew, Hotspur, in an effort to restore the dethroned monarch, he was made prisoner at the battle of Shrewsbury where his gallant nephew fell, and was beheaded immediately after, anno 1402. His lordship was a knight of the Garter; he d. s. p. when the Earldom of Worcester became extinct. [Sir Bernard Burke, Dormant, Abeyant, Forfeited, and Extinct Peerages, Burke's Peerage, Ltd., London, 1883, p. 425, Percy, Earl of Worcester][JohnFaye (8 Jun 05).FTW]

Sir Thomas Percy, a younger brother of Henry, 1st Earl of Northumberland, having distinguished himself in the councils and the camp, temp. Edward III and Richard II, was created by the latter monarch Earl of Worcester in 1397. Towards the end of Edward III's reign, Sir Thomas was the companion in arms of the Black Prince, and had a grant of 100 marks per annum for life, out of the exchequer, for his good services with a similar annuity for his especial services to the Prince. In the 1st Richard II, he assisted at the coronation of the king, his brother, Henry, being then marshal of England. The next year, as admiral of the north seas, he was associated with Sir Hugh Calveley, Knt., and meeting with seven ships and one man of war, laden with wine, brought them all into Bristol. He was subsequently employed with the Earl of Buckingham to suppress Jack Straw's insurrection, and in the 10th of the same reign, he was made admiral of the fleet for the great army of 20,000 men then sent into Spain with john of Gaunt to establish that prince's right to the throne of Castile and Leon. In three years afterwards he was constituted Justice of South Wales, and subsequently vice-chamberlain to the king. In the 18th he was sent ambassador to France, being then steward of the king's household, and in a few years afterwards was appointed admiral of the king's fleet for Ireland. Notwithstanding his lordship's high position in the estimation of King Richard, upon the deposition of that monarch he seems to have made his ground good with the new king, for we find him deputed with the bishop of Durham to announce to the court of France the revolution that placed the sceptre in the hand of Henry IV, and reconstituted soon after steward of the household. Subsequently, however, joining his brother, the Earl of Northumberland, and his nephew, Hotspur, in an effort to restore the dethroned monarch, he was made prisoner at the battle of Shrewsbury where his gallant nephew fell, and was beheaded immediately after, anno 1402. His lordship was a knight of the Garter; he d. s. p. when the Earldom of Worcester became extinct. [Sir Bernard Burke, Dormant, Abeyant, Forfeited, and Extinct Peerages, Burke's Peerage, Ltd., London, 1883, p. 425, Percy, Earl of Worcester]


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