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  • ID: I28088
  • Name: Agnes Of Percy
  • Given Name: Agnes Of
  • Surname: Percy
  • Sex: F
  • Birth: 1133 in Salley Craven, West Riding, Yorkshire, England 1
  • Death: 13 Oct 1205 in Egmanton, Nottingham, England
  • Burial: Whitby Abbey 2
  • Event: Alt. Death 1205 Egmanton, Nottingham, England 1
  • _UID: 2C2CAEDAE6D34CD99E31BD701BC4FEBF56B4
  • Change Date: 19 May 2011 at 15:24
  • Note:
    The Percys, descended from a Danish raider named Mainfred who settled in the Pays de Caux (northwest of Rouen) in the ninth century, had modest estates in Yorkshire, bestowed by the Conqueror on the first of the name to arrive in England in his train. The family, however, was represented by an heiress only in the reign of Henry I, Agnes de Percy. The King's second wife, a daughter of the Duke of Brabant, thought Agnes, with her wide possessions, a suitable match for her own young half-brother, Joceline of Louvain. The marriage took place and the match produced the long line of Henry Percys ("Henry" being a favourite name of the Counts of Louvain) who played such a large part in the history of both England and Scotland. As nearly every Percy was a Warden of the Marches, Scottish doings concerned them more or less intimately?indeed, often more so than English affairs.

    She was the heiress of the Percy family. Their children took their mother's name, and their descendants include the medieval Earls of Northumberland.

    She was a sister of Richard de Percy, who was one of the Sureties for the Magna Charta, who after the decease of his aunt, the "Countess of Warwick," entered into her share of the Percy inheritance.
    (Kin of Mellcene Thurman Smith, page 296-297)

    Agnes de Percy, sister and co-heir, became sole inheritor of the line which for five generations had lorded it over the North Riding of Yorkshire. Last of the original family planted in Yorkshire by William, called Algernons, she passed on the great name and heritange to the sons whom she had borne to husband Josceline de Louvain. With her burial at Whitby Abbey began the story of the second and more splendid dynasty of Percy. While the Lady Agnes de Percy, eventual heiress of her race, was in her 16th year and as yet unwedded it occurred to the shrewd Queen Adeliza, 2nd wife of King Henry I, that no fitter match than this could be found for her own half-brother Josceline de Louvain. Accordingly she hastily summoned young Josceline from Brabant, and established him at court, where Agnes de Percy was a maid of honour. The birth and ancestry of Josceline was as splendid as his estates were slender. He was a younger son by a 2nd wife of Godfrey, Count of Brabant and Louvain, and was descended through Louis IV, King of France, 936, and his wife Gerberga, daughter of the King of Germany; son of Charles III, King of France, and Edgina, daughter of Edward, the Elder, King of England; son of Lewis II, King of France; son of Charles II, King of France; son of Lewis I, son of Charlemagne. Joselyn wedded Agnes upon condition that he should be called Jocelyn Percy, or else, that he should bear the arms of Lord Percy. He took counsel of his sister, the Queen, and chose to be called Jocelyn Percy rather than forsake his own arms, for so he should have no right of title to his father's inheritance. The date of this marriage is not certain, but it was probably about 1150, when Agnes Percy was in her 17th year. Queen Adeliza conferred on her brother, by way of a wedding present, five and a half knights' fees in Yorkshire, and the honour of Petworth in Sussex. He lived for the remainder of his life in great splendour; and is chiefly remembered for the many rich gifts which he made to abbeys and religious houses. He died previous to 1189, and the Lady Agnes in 1205.
    They had Henry, Ralph, Robert, Josceline and Richard, who signed the Magna Charta and was one of the Sureties.
    (Kin of Mellcene Thurman Smith, page 551)

    Father: William De Percy b: 1112 in Whitby, North Riding, Yorkshire, England
    Mother: Adeliza (Alice) De Clare b: 1112 in Normandy, France

    Marriage 1 Jocelin Of Lorraine b: 1121 in Louvain, Brabant, Lorraine, France
    • Married: Abt 1150 3
    • Change Date: 19 May 2011
    1. Has No Children Ralph Percy b: in Alnwick, Northumberland, England
    2. Has No Children Robert Percy b: Abt 1159 in Alnwick, Northumberland, England
    3. Has No Children Henry Percy b: Abt 1160 in Alnwick, Northumberland, England
    4. Has No Children Josceline Percy b: Abt 1168 in Alnwick, Northumberland, England
    5. Has No Children Richard Percy b: Abt 1170 in Alnwick, Northumberland, England

    1. Abbrev: Kin of Mellcene Thurman Smith
      Title: Kin of Mellcene Thurman Smith
      Page: 551
      Quality: 3
    2. Abbrev: Kin of Mellcene Thurman Smith
      Title: Kin of Mellcene Thurman Smith
      Page: 550
      Quality: 3
    3. Abbrev: Kin of Mellcene Thurman Smith
      Title: Kin of Mellcene Thurman Smith
      Page: 551]
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