Hugh Percy, 10th Duke of Northumberland

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The Duke of Northumberland
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The 10th Duke of Northumberland, photographed by Allan Warren.
Tenure21 May 1940 (1940-05-21) – 11 October 1988 (1988-10-11)
PredecessorHenry, the 9th Duke
SuccessorHenry, the 11th Duke
BornHugh Algernon Percy
(1914-04-06)6 April 1914
Died11 October 1988(1988-10-11) (aged 74)
London, United Kingdom
Spouse(s)Lady Elizabeth Montagu Douglas Scott
ParentsAlan Percy, 8th Duke of Northumberland
Lady Helen Gordon-Lennox
Coat of Arms of Hugh Algernon Percy, 10th Duke of Northumberland, KG, GCVO, PC, TD, FRS

Hugh Algernon Percy, 10th Duke of Northumberland (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 Belgium in World War II during the retreat to Dunkirk.[1]


Northumberland 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[2]), 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 on 12 January 1974 and had issue:
    • Chiara de Cabarrus (22 November 1974)
    • Diana de Cabarrus (b. 1977) married Alexander Baillie on 25 March 2017 [3]
  • Lady Victoria Lucy Diana Percy (b. 19 April 1949), married Aidan Cuthbert on 4 October 1975 and divorce had issue. Then remarried to Charles Lyon Fellowes in 2000 and divorce in 2006.
    • Alice Cuthbert (1978)
    • Lucy Cuthbert (1982) married Prince Khalid of Saudi Arabia on 28 March 2011.
    • Molly Cuthbert (1984)
    • David Cuthbert (1987)
  • Lady Julia Helen Percy (b. 12 November 1950), married Nicholas Craig Harvey on 11 June 1983 and had issue:
    • Georgina Craig Harvey (20 May 1986)
    • Christopher Craig Harvey (4 October 1988)
    • Laura Craig Harvey (7 September 1992)
  • 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 Louise Percy (25 May 1962 – 27 May 1962)
  • Lord James William Eustace Percy (b. 18 June 1965), married Lucy Caroline Rugge-Price and had issue:
    • Thomas Hugh Percy (2001)
    • Eliza Rose Percy (2003)
    • Willa Katherine Percy (2005)
    • Samuel James Edward Percy (2008)[4]



  1. ^ CWGC entry
  2. ^ "Duchess of Northumberland dies aged 90". The Independent. 20 September 2012. Retrieved 20 September 2012.
  3. ^ "". Peerage News. External link in |title= (help)
  4. ^ Peerage News: Samuel James Edward Percy

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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