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Eleanor (Eleanor) Percy (Poynings), Baroness Poynings

Also Known As: "Alianor Poynings", "Eleanor Poynings"
Birthplace: Beverstone, Gloucestershire, England (United Kingdom)
Death: February 04, 1483 (60)
Raby Castle, Staindrop, County Durham, England
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Sir Richard Poynings and Lady Eleanor Poynings, Countess of Arundel
Wife of Henry Percy, 3rd Earl of Northumberland
Mother of Ralph Percy; Sir Henry de Percy, 4th Earl of Northumberland; Lady Margaret Gascoigne; Lady Eleanor West and Elizabeth Scrope
Sister of Robert Poynings
Half sister of John FitzAlan, 14th Earl of Arundel and William FitzAlan, 16th Earl of Arundel

Occupation: Countess of Northumberland
Peerage of England: Baroness sui jure
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About Eleanor (Eleanor) Percy, Baroness Poynings

Eleanor Poynings, Baroness Poynings

  • Eleanor de Poynings, Baroness de Poynings was born circa 1422. She died circa 1484. She gained the title of Baroness de Poynings by succeeding her paternal grandfather in 1446 as Baroness Poynings suo iure.


By his wife Eleanor, who survived him, HENRY PERCY, third Earl of Northumberland, son of Henry, second earl, left a son Henry, afterwards fourth Earl of Northumberland, and three daughters: Eleanor, married Lord De la Warr; Margaret, married Sir William Gascoigne of Gawthorp, Yorkshire; and Elizabeth, married Henry, lord Scrope of Bolton. He was, it is believed, buried in the church of St. Dionys at York, the church of the parish in which stood Percy's Inn, the York town house of his family. In this church there was a painted window presenting several effigies of the Percys; it was taken down in 1590.


Parents: daughter of Sir Richard de Poynings and his second wife Eleanor de Arundel née Berkeley ([1422]-Feb 1484).


  1. before 25 June 1435 to Henry Percy, 2nd Earl of Northumberland son of Henry de Percy, 1st Earl of Northumberland and Lady Eleanor de Neville. From before 25 June 1435, her married name became Percy.

Children of Eleanor de Poynings, Baroness de Poynings and Henry Percy, 2nd Earl of Northumberland

  • a)Sir Henry Percy, 3rd Earl of Northumberland,+ b. c 1449, d. 28 Apr 1489. He succeeded his father as Earl of Northumberland. married ([1476]) MATILDA Herbert
  • b)RALPH . Died young. [not noted in all sources]
  • c) ELEANOR . married Lord De la Warr [not noted in all sources]
  • d) MARGARET . married WILLIAM Gascoigne, son of ---.
  • e) ELIZABETH (-after 20 May 1512, bur Wensley, Yorkshire). m HENRY Le Scrope, son of JOHN Le Scrope Lord Scrope of Bolton & his first wife Joan FitzHugh ([1468]-1506, bur Wensley, Yorkshire). He succeeded his father in 1498 as Lord Scrope of Bolton.
  • Lady Ann Percy (d. 5 Jul 1522), mar. (1) bef. 14 Oct 1460 Sir Thomas Hungerford, de jure 4th Baron Hungerford, (2) Sir Laurence Rainsford (d. 1490), and (3) Sir Hugh Vaughan, and had issue by her first husband. [not noted in all sources]



  1. [S37] Charles Mosley, editor, Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage, 107th edition, 3 volumes (Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.A.: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd, 2003), volume 2, page 1666. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition.
  2. [S37] Charles Mosley, Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition.
  3. [S125] Richard Glanville-Brown, online <e-mail address>, Richard Glanville-Brown (RR 2, Milton, Ontario, Canada), downloaded 17 August 2005.
  4. [S6] G.E. Cokayne; with Vicary Gibbs, H.A. Doubleday, Geoffrey H. White, Duncan Warrand and Lord Howard de Walden, editors, The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, new ed., 13 volumes in 14 (1910-1959; reprint in 6 volumes, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 2000), volume VI, page 621. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage.
  5. [S1545] Mitchell Adams, "re: Lewis Ancestors," e-mail message from <e-mail address> (Australia) to Darryl Roger Lundy, 6 december 2005. Hereinafter cited as "re: Lewis Ancestors".
  6. [S6] Cokayne, and others, The Complete Peerage, volume IX, page 89.
  7. Hunt, William. "Henry Percy, Third Earl of Northumberland."
  8. The Dictionary of National Biography. Vol XLIV. Sidney Lee, Ed. New York: Macmillan and Co., 1895. 407-408.

Additional References

  • Brenan, Gerald. A History of the House of Percy. Fremantle & Co., 1902.
  • Collins, Arthur. An History of the Ancient and Illustrious Family of the Percys. Gale ECCO, 2010. (Reprint from 1750)
  • De Fonblanque, E. Barrington. Annals of the House of Percy. London: Richard Clay & Sons, 1887.
  • Lomas, Richard. A Power in the Land: The Percys. East Linton: Tuckwell Press, Ltd., 1999.
  • Rose, Alexander. Kings in the North: The House of Percy in British History. Phoenix Press, 2003.
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Eleanor (Eleanor) Percy, Baroness Poynings's Timeline

July 25, 1422
Beverstone, Gloucestershire, England (United Kingdom)
Of, Yorkshire, England
Yorkshire, Leconfield, East Riding of Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
Alwodley Yorkshire, West Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
of, Leconfield, East Riding of Yorkshire, England
Leconfield, Yorkshire, England
February 4, 1483
Age 60
Raby Castle, Staindrop, County Durham, England
March 24, 1990
Age 60
May 12, 1990
Age 60