Margaret Percy

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The Lady Margaret Gascoigne (née Percy) (born c. 1447) was an English noblewoman, the daughter of Henry Percy, 3rd Earl of Northumberland and Eleanor Poynings.

She married Sir William Gascoigne, "the Younger", son of Sir William Gascoigne and wife. Their daughter Agnes (or Anne) Gascoigne married Sir Thomas Fairfax (died 1520–1521), who was an ancestor of Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge.[1][2] Lady Margaret Percy was a descendant of Edward III.[3]


She married Sir William Gascoigne V (c. 1450 – 1486),[4] son of Sir William Gascoigne IV (c. 1427 – c. 1463)[5] [great-grandson of Sir William Gascoigne I (c. 1350 – 1419), Chief Justice of England] and Joan Neville (c. 1436–1464) (great-granddaughter of Robert Ferrers, 5th Baron Boteler of Wem and Joan Beaufort). The couple had the following children:[6][7]



  1. ^ Reitwiesner, William Addams (2011). Child, Christopher Challender, ed. The Ancestry of Catherine Middleton. Scott Campbell Steward. Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society. pp. 118–9. ISBN 978-0-88082-252-7. 
  2. ^ The Ancestry of Catherine Middleton prepared by William Addams Reitwiesner (chart) – April 2011
  3. ^ Lundy, Darryl. "Lady Margaret Percy". The Peerage. [unreliable source]
  4. ^ Lundy, Darryl. "Sir William Gascoigne". The Peerage. [unreliable source]
  5. ^ Lundy, Darryl. "Sir William Gascoigne". The Peerage. [unreliable source]
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  8. ^ Lundy, Darryl. "p21259.htm#i212582". The Peerage. [unreliable source]
  9. ^ Noonan, Barry Christopher. "ruvignyplus/". [self-published source][better source needed]
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  11. ^ Burke's Peerage , see page 564 of this edition (however, the book confuses this Margaret with William V's daughter Margaret, Lady Ogle)
  12. ^ Margaret or Margery
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  14. ^ Lundy, Darryl. "Elizabeth". The Peerage. [unreliable source]
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  16. ^ Lundy, Darryl. "Mary Warner". The Peerage. [unreliable source]
  17. ^ Dorothy
  18. ^ Sir Ninian Markenfield
  19. ^ Descent of William Howard Taft from Edward III
  20. ^
  21. ^ Descent of Zachary Taylor from Edward III
  22. ^ Lundy, Darryl. " Eleanor de Poynings, Baroness de Poynings". The Peerage. [unreliable source]