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.

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Photo of George III and Henry Belasyse green plaque
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Photo of George III, Theatre Royal, Cheltenham, and John Boles Watson green plaque
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Photo of George III green plaque
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Photo of George III and Royal Hotel, Weymouth bronze plaque
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Photo of George III and Gloucester Lodge black plaque
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Photo of The Kings Arms, Weymouth and George III black plaque
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Photo of George III and James Meeting brushed metal plaque
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Photo of Northumberland House, Hugh Percy, and Elizabeth Percy blue plaque
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