I wonder if Laura appreciates that her Percy family are the Dukes of Northumberland and they own large tracts of land throughout England, including parcels of farm land where I live in Surrey.
Except that the Percys of Northumberland are not really Percys anymore. See here for why that is so:
Josceline Percy, 11th Earl of Northumberland - Wikipedia
I've argued the case here that my line comes down from Thomas Percy and Martha Wright of Gunpowder Plot fame.
Thomas Percy was the son of Edward Percy and Elizabeth Waterton. Edward was a son of Jocelyn/Josceline Percy (died 1532), whose father was Henry Percy, 4th Earl of Northumberland.
However, the male line of Percys actually went extinct a lot earlier than that: Adeliza of Louvain, the widow of King Henry I (1100-1135) (Beauclerc), had a brother, Joscelin of Louvain, who married the Percy heiress and adopted the surname Percy. His descendants became the Earls of Northumberland.