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Algernon Percy, 4th duke of Northumberland and 1st Baron Prudhoe


Joined the British navy, 1805; first lord of the Admiralty, 1852–3; admiral, 1862. Created Baron Prudhoe, 1816; knighted, 1853; succeeded to the dukedom in 1847. Fellow of the Astronomical and Geological Societies; president of the Royal Institution; trustee of the British Museum. Developed the gardens at Syon House, Isleworth, Middlesex. FRS 1818.


R. Desmond 1994, DNB

Record of the Royal Society of London.


Desmond, Ray. 1994. Dictionary of British and Irish botanists and horticulturists including plant collectors, flower painters and garden designers. New edition, revised with the assistance of Christine Ellwood. London: Taylor & Francis and the Natural History Museum. Bristol, Pa.: Taylor & Francis.

DNB: Dictionary of national biography. Edited by Leslie Stephen and Sidney Lee. 63 vols. and 2 supplements (6 vols.). London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1885–1912. Dictionary of national biography 1912–90. Edited by H. W. C. Davis et al. 9 vols. London: Oxford University Press. 1927–96.

Record of the Royal Society of London: The record of the Royal Society of London for the promotion of natural knowledge. 4th edition. London: Royal Society. 1940.