Hugh Percy, Second Duke of Northumberland

ID: 82-3156

Creator: Grainger, W

Form/Genre: Engraving

Date: May 18, 1791

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7000, Box 5, Folder 6

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Hugh Percy (1742-1817), also known as Hugh Lord Warkworth, later known as the Earl of Percy and the Second Duke of Northumberland, was the eldest son of Hugh Smithson, First Duke of Northumberland, and Elizabeth Percy, First Duchess of Northumberland. Hugh Percy succeeded his father as Duke of Northumberland in 1786. He served as a general in the British army. He married on July 2, 1765, Anne, daughter of John third Earl of Bute. The marriage was dissolved in 1779. He married Frances Julia, third daughter of Peter Burrell, of Beckenham, Kent, and sister of Peter, first Lord Gwydyr. Percy served in the British army in North America during the American Revolution. Hugh Percy was half-brother of James Smithson, founding donor of the Smithsonian Institution.


  • Brown, W. H
  • Northumberland, Hugh Percy Duke of 1742-1817
  • Smithson, James 1765-1829


Historic Images of the Smithsonian


Drawn from life by W. H. Brown. For a younger picture of Hugh Second Duke of Northumberland, styled Lord Warkworth, see Bib #10782.

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7000, Box 5, Folder 6

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Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520,


May 18, 1791

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  • Warkworth, Hugh Lord
  • Smithson family
  • Nobility
  • Percy, Hugh


  • Engraving
  • Portraits

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Number of Images: 1; Color: Black and white; Size: 5w x 8h; Type of Image: Portrait; Medium: Engraving

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