Lady Dorothy Devereux, Countess of Northumberland

Female 1564 - 1619  (~ 55 years)


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  • Name Dorothy Devereux 
    Title Lady 
    Suffix Countess of Northumberland 
    Born 0___ 1564  Chartley Lodge, Stafford, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Female 
    Died 3 Aug 1619  [1, 3
    Buried Petworth, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I37245  The Hennessee Family
    Last Modified 24 Sep 2013 

    Father Walter Devereux, 1st Earl of Essex,   b. 16 Sep 1541, Chartley Lodge, Stafford, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Sep 1576  (Age 35 years) 
    Mother Lettice Knollys,   b. 8 Nov 1543, Rotherfield Greys, Oxfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Dec 1634, Drayton Bassett, Staffordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years) 
    Married 1561-1562  [4, 5
    Family ID F17415  Group Sheet

    Family Henry Percy, 9th Earl of Northumberland,   b. 27 Apr 1564, Tynemouth Castle, Tynemouth, Northumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Nov 1632  (Age 68 years) 
    Married Abt 1584  England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Children 
     1. Dorothy Percy,   b. 0Aug 1598, Northumberlandshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Aug 1659, Penshurst, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 61 years)
    Last Modified 27 Mar 2017 
    Family ID F13753  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 0___ 1564 - Chartley Lodge, Stafford, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Abt 1584 - England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Petworth, Sussex, England Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 



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      Dorothy "Countess of Northumberland" Devereux Percy
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      Birth: 1564
      Stowe-by-Chartley
      Stafford Borough
      Staffordshire, England
      Death: Aug. 3, 1619, England

      Dorothy Percy, Countess of Northumberland, was born in c. 1561, the daughter of Walter Devereux, 1st Earl of Essex, and Lettice Knollys, lady-in-waiting to Queen Elizabeth I. Her siblings included Robert, 2nd Earl of Essex, Queen Elizabeth's favourite who was executed for treason in 1601, and Penelope, Lady Rich, later the Countess of Devonshire.

      Dorothy married Thomas Perrot, 1st Baronet of Haroldston, son of the Lord Deputy of Ireland John Perrot. They had three daughters before Thomas's death in 1594. In the same year, she married Henry Percy, 9th Earl of Northumberland. The marriage had varying levels of success; despite separation after a row, the couple later reconciled, and Dorothy visited her husband frequently while he was in the Tower of London.

      Dorothy died on August 3, 1619, and was buried at St Mary's, Petworth, near the family home Petworth House. Her death greatly affected the Earl, who was not released until 1621.

      Family links:
      Parents:
      Walter Devereux (1540 - 1576)
      Lettice Knollys Dudley (1543 - 1634)

      Spouses:
      Thomas Perrot (1553 - 1594)*
      Henry Percy (1564 - 1632)*

      Children:
      Penelope Perrot Naunton (____ - 1654)*
      Dorothy Percy Sidney (1598 - 1659)*
      Lucy Percy Hay (1599 - 1660)*
      Algernon Percy (1602 - 1668)*

      Siblings:
      Penelope Devereux (1563 - 1607)*
      Dorothy Devereux Percy (1564 - 1619)
      Robert Devereux (1566 - 1601)*
      Walter Devereux (1569 - 1591)*
      Robert Dudley (1579 - 1584)**

      *Calculated relationship
      **Half-sibling

      Burial:
      St Mary the Virgin Churchyard, Petworth
      Petworth
      Chichester District
      West Sussex, England
      Plot: Percy family vault

      Created by: Peter Symonds
      Record added: Jul 25, 2010
      Find A Grave Memorial# 55411182

      * [3]

  • Sources 
    1. [S51509] http://www.ourfamilyhistories.org/ahnentafel.php?personID=I133312&tree=00&parentset=0&generations=9.

    2. [S10387] "Walter Devereux, 1st Earl of Essex" biography, abstracted, downloaded and published Tuesday, February 14th, 2017 by Dav.

    3. [S10181] "Dorothy "Countess of Northumberland" Devereux Percy" biography, abstracted, downloaded and published Thursday, February.

    4. [S10386] "Penelope Blount, Countess of Devonshire" biography, abstracted, downloaded and published Tuesday, February 14th, 2017 b.

    5. [S10388] "Lettice Knollys" biography, abstracted, downloaded and published Tuesday, February 14th, 2017 by David A. Hennessee, in.