Sir Rt Hon. Lord Duke Hugh Percy KG PC
4th Baronet Smithson of Stanwick (1733-1750), 2nd Earl of Northumberland (1750-1766), 574th Knight of the Order of the Garter (from 1756), Privy Counsellor (from 1762), 1st Duke of Northumberland (from 1766), and Baron Lovaine (from 1784)
Died aged c. 72
Commemorated on 2 plaques
Site of Northumberland House
Aldersgate Street, EC1, London, United Kingdom where they stayed (1740-1786)
The First Duke of Northumberland. The first Duke of Northumberland was born here in 1712. Formerly Sir Hugh Smithson, he married Lady Elizabeth Percy & succeeded her father as Earl of Northumberland in 1750. He was made Duke of Northumberland in 1766 being the only Duke created by George III. The Duke retained a lifelong interest in & contact with his birthplaces Northallerton.
High Street, Northallerton, United Kingdom where they was born (1714)