Hugh Percy, 10th Duke of Northumberland

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 Belgium 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:



  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.
  2. CWGC entry
  3. "Duchess of Northumberland dies aged 90". The Independent. 2012-09-20. Retrieved 2012-09-20.
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