Hugh Percy, 10th Duke of Northumberland


Hugh Percy, 10th Duke of Northumberland

Hugh Algernon Percy, 10th Duke of Northumberland KG, GCVO, KStJ ,PC, TD, FRS (April 6 1914–October 11 1988) was the son of Alan Percy, 8th Duke of Northumberland and Lady Helen Gordon-Lennox.

Career

*Lord Lieutenant of Northumberland from 1956 to 1984.
*Chancellor of the University of Newcastle from 1964 to 1988.
*Chairman of the Medical Research Council from 1969 to 1977.
*President of the Royal Agricultural Society of England in 1956 and 1962
*Chairman of the Agricultural Research Council from 1958 1968.
*Chairman of the Committee of Enquiry on Foot and Mouth Disease.
*Lord Steward of H.M. Household from 1973 to 1988.
*Master of the Percy Foxhounds from 1940 to 1988.

He was commissioned into the Northumberland Hussars. In 1940, as a Lieutenant, he transferred to the Royal Artillery. In 1947, as a Captain, he transferred back to the Northumberland Hussars.

Marriage

On June 12 1946, he married Lady Elizabeth Diana Montagu-Douglas-Scott (daughter of Walter Montagu-Douglas-Scott, 8th Duke of Buccleuch — the Percys and the Douglases had been enemies for several centuries, this confirmed the new "entente". ( see also: Douglas Douglas-Hamilton, 14th Duke of Hamilton) and had seven children:

*Lady Caroline Mary Percy (b. 3 May 1947), married Pierre, Comte de Cabarrus and had issue.
*Lady Victoria Lucy Diana Percy (b. 19 April 1949), married John Aiden Cuthbert and had issue.
*Lady Julia Helen Percy (b. 12 November 1950, married Nicholas Robert Craig Harvey and had issue.
*Henry Alan Walter Richard Percy, 11th Duke of Northumberland (1 July 1953–31 October 1995)
*Ralph George Algernon Percy, 12th Duke of Northumberland (b. 16 November 1956)
*Lady Louise Percy (25 May 1962–27 May 1962)
*James William Eustace Percy (b. 18 June 1965)

ources

* [http://thepeerage.com The Peerage website]
* [http://www.alnwickcastle.com/ Alnwick Castle website]


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