Hugh Percy, 10th Duke of Northumberland

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The 10th Duke of Northumberland, photographed by Allan Warren.

Hugh Algernon Percy, 10th Duke of Northumberland, KG GCVO KStJ PC TD FRS[1] (6 April 1914 – 11 October 1988), was the son of Alan Percy, 8th Duke of Northumberland, and Lady Helen Gordon-Lennox. He succeeded to the dukedom of Northumberland in 1940, when his brother Henry, the 9th Duke, was killed in Flanders in World War II during the retreat to Dunkirk.[2]


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.


Northumberland married Lady Elizabeth Diana Montagu Douglas Scott (died 19 September 2012[3]), daughter of Walter Montagu Douglas Scott, 8th Duke of Buccleuch, on 12 June 1946. They had seven children:

  • Lady Caroline Mary Percy (b. 3 May 1947), married Pierre, Comte de Cabarrus, and had issue:Chiara de Cabarrus and Diana de Cabarrus
  • Lady Victoria Lucy Diana Percy (b. 19 April 1949), married John Cuthbert and had issue: Alice Cuthbert, Lucy Cuthbert, Molly Cuthbert and David Cuthbert
  • Lady Julia Helen Percy (b. 12 November 1950), married Nicholas Craig Harvey and had issue: Georgina Craig Harvey, Christopher Craig Harvey and Laura Craig Harvey
  • 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), married Jane Percy, Duchess of Northumberland (née Jane Richard) and had issue: Lady Katherine Percy, Lord George Percy, Lady Melissa Percy and Lord Max Percy
  • Lady Louise Percy (25 May 1962 – 27 May 1962).
  • Lord James William Eustace Percy (b. 18 June 1965), married Lucy Percy and had issue: Thomas Percy, Eliza Percy, Willa Percy and Sam Percy



  1. ^ Henderson, W. (1990). "Hugh Percy, 10th Duke of Northumberland 6 April 1914-11 October 1988". Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society 35: 356. doi:10.1098/rsbm.1990.0016.  edit
  2. ^ CWGC entry
  3. ^ "Duchess of Northumberland dies aged 90". The Independent. 2012-09-20. Retrieved 2012-09-20. 

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Honorary titles
Preceded by
The Viscount Allendale
Lord Lieutenant of Northumberland
Succeeded by
The Viscount Ridley
Preceded by
The Viscount Cobham
Lord Steward
Academic offices
New university Chancellor of the University of Newcastle upon Tyne
Succeeded by
The Viscount Ridley
Peerage of Great Britain
Preceded by
Henry Percy
Duke of Northumberland
Succeeded by
Henry Percy
Preceded by
James Stewart-Murray
Baron Percy