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Regency Personalities Series
In my attempts to provide us with the details of the Regency, today I continue with one of the many period notables.

Charles Edward Stuart Count Roehenstart
May 1784 – 28 October 1854

Charles Edward Augustus Maximilian Stuart, Baron Korff, Count Roehenstart was baptized into the Roman Catholic faith on 13 May 1784 at the parish church of Saint-Merry in the rue de Saint Martin, Paris, when he was described as a son of Maximilian Roehenstart and of Clementine Ruthven. He was named Charles Edward after his royal grandfather. The letters of Roehenstart’s mother to her own mother, Clementina Walkinshaw, provide evidence that this was one of her children, two daughters and one son, all fathered by Ferdinand de Rohan. The daughters were Marie Victoire Adélaïde (“Aglae”), who was baptized at the Château de Couzières on 19 June 1779, and Charlotte Maximilienne Amélie, born during the summer of 1780. The pregnancy with Roehenstart delayed Charlotte’s plans to join her father in Florence, he having been kept in ignorance of all three children.

On 23 March 1783, the ailing Prince Charles Edward had legitimized Charlotte, created her Duchess of Albany in the Jacobite Peerage, and made her heiress to some of his private property, but not his claim to the throne. She travelled to join him soon after the birth of Roehenstart, leaving her children behind in the care of her own mother, herself taking on the responsibility for nursing her father until his death on 31 January 1788. Less than two years later, on 17 November 1789, Charlotte herself died of cancer in Bologna. In her Will, Charlotte did not mention her children but left money to her mother Clementina “to allow her the power of disposing at her death of fifty thousand francs in favour of any of her necessitous relations”. Cardinal Henry Stuart, who was her uncle and executor as well as being the new Jacobite pretender, delayed releasing the money for two years.

Roehenstart’s grandmother Clementina Walkinshaw lived until 1802, in her later years taking up residence in Switzerland, and Roehenstart was raised in the reformed faith. During the years of the French Revolution, his father paid for his education in Germany. A substantial fortune came to Roehenstart from his grandmother, much of which on the recommendation of Thomas Coutts was invested in London with Turnbull, Forbes & Co., but the firm went bankrupt in 1803. Most of the remainder of his fortune, one hundred thousand roubles, was invested with a Russian banker named Sofniev.

In later life, Roehenstart stated that in 1800 he had been commissioned as an artillery officer of the Imperial Russian Army and had been promoted by 1803. On 8 August 1804, in Paris, he signed his name as a witness at the marriage of his sister Charlotte de Roehenstart to Jean-Louis de la Morliere. By 1806, he was no longer in the army, having resigned his commission as a lieutenant colonel, and had taken service in the household of Duke Alexander of Wurttemberg, who was Tsar Alexander I’s Governor of White Ruthenia. In Saint Petersburg, Roehenstart was presented to the Tsarina, who was impressed by him. In 1811, he was offered the hand of an heiress, Marianna Hurko, but made the mistake of falling in love with her sister, Evelina, who was promised elsewhere. Unhappily, at about the same time Roehenstart’s banker Sofniev failed, and Roehenstart was advised that he would recover only about five thousand roubles from the disaster. To the distress and anger of the Wurttembergs, he fled Russia, sailing from Kronstadt and arriving in London by November 1811. From there, he set sail for North America, in pursuit of John Forbes, a partner in Turnbull, Forbes & Co. who after the firm’s failure had absconded to the United States with money Roehenstart believed to be rightfully his. He lived in Philadelphia from 1811 to 1813. He remained in America until 1814.

In 1816, after the conclusion of the Napoleonic Wars, Roehenstart went to Scotland and again to England, unsuccessfully renewing the Stuarts’ pursuit of their old claim on the dowry of Queen Mary Beatrice of Modena, his great-great-grandmother.

In about 1820, Roehenstart married Maria Antonietta Sofia Barberini, the daughter of an exile said to be an Italian nobleman. She died the next year and on 20 July 1821 was buried under the name of “Countess Roehenstart” at Marylebone, London, her age at death being stated as thirty. On 13 December 1826, at St Pancras, London, he married secondly Louisa Constance Bouchier Smith, an Englishwoman possessing a modest fortune, the daughter of Joseph Bouchier Smith, sometime lord of the manor of Kidlington in Oxfordshire, who had recently died. Louisa Constance lived until 20 October 1853, dying at Paris, but there were no children of either marriage.

Following his second marriage, Roehenstart returned to continental Europe and spent much of the next twenty-five years travelling, usually without his wife, but they were settled permanently in his native Paris. In later life, Roehenstart spoke openly of his royal descent, but he became so boastful of his origins and adventures that few believed him. In 1853, he lost his wife, and in 1854 he revisited Scotland. While there he was fatally injured in a road accident, when he was travelling in a carriage which overturned. He was buried in the graveyard of Dunkeld Cathedral. His friends provided a modest headstone, with the inscription “Sacred to the memory of General Charles Edward Stuart Count Roehenstart who died at Dunkeld on the 28th October 1854 Sic transit gloria mundi”.

In order to lay a claim of his own to the British throne, Roehenstart maintained consistently that his grandfather Prince Charles Edward had married his grandmother, Clementina Walkinshaw, and also that his mother the Duchess of Albany had married a Swedish nobleman named Maximilian Roehenstart. The first is unlikely, although not an impossibility, but it lacks evidence; nothing has come to light to support the second claim, and there is no Swedish noble family named Roehenstart. On the contrary, Charlotte’s relationship with Rohan is well evidenced.

Although he laid claim to the Jacobite succession, Roehenstart made no practical attempt to regain the throne of his Stuart ancestors. He did seek to maintain links with leading Scots and at the time of his death was returning from a visit to the Duke of Atholl at Blair Castle in Perthshire.

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The Shattered Mirror

For your enjoyment, one of the Regency Romances I published. It is available for sale and now at a reduced price of $3.99, and I hope that you will take the opportunity to order your copy.

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Bridget Halifax-Stokes was giddy with the excitement of her season in London. Town had beckoned and her season came on the heels of the end of the war against the tyrant.

All the handsome men were returning heroes. What better year to come out.

Her father thought it all nonsense. Her mother believed that it would be the best showing of any of her daughters.

More lords available and luck that Bridget was just the perfect age.

All is fun and frivolity until Bridget literally crashes into Sir Patrick Hampton as he limps along the high street. A man she knew once well, now a stranger with dark and foreboding eyes.

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Regency Personalities Series
In my attempts to provide us with the details of the Regency, today I continue with one of the many period notables.

Sir Robert Dallas
16 October 1756 – 25 December 1824

Sir Robert Dallas was an English judge, of a Scottish family.

Robert Charles Dallas was born at Kingston, Jamaica in 1756. Dallas and his brother George were educated first at James Elphinstone’s school in Kensington, and then in Geneva, by the pastor Chauvet. He entered Lincoln’s Inn on 4 November 1777. During this period, he honed his facility of oratory at the public debates in Coachmaker’s Hall, where he was known for his extensive general knowledge and his politeness.

Called to the bar on 6 November 1782, Dallas soon built a considerable practice, and specialized in parliamentary and privy council cases. In 1783, he was retained as junior counsel by the British East India Company to challenge the East India Bill.

Dallas’s most notable accomplishment, perhaps, was to come in 1787, when he served as junior counsel for the defence in the Impeachment of Warren Hastings. Hasting’s defence, led by Edward Law and seconded by Dallas and Thomas Plumer, formed a particularly able and harmonious legal team, and many of his contemporaries praised Dallas’s exertions during the seven-year case. Hastings was exonerated in 1795, and Dallas took silk on 2 March 1795 and was elected a bencher of Lincoln’s Inn on 23 April 1795.

Dallas continued to enjoy an active practice, receiving numerous briefs to assist parliamentary committees in investigating disputed elections. He briefly entered the House of Commons himself from 1802 until 1805 as Member of Parliament for the rotten borough of Mitchell, resigning in February 1805 to accept the office of Chief Justice of Chester. He re-entered Parliament in March, representing Dysart Burghs, but left that seat in 1806. While little active in the Commons, he was considered a useful supporter of Addington.

From 1806 until 1808, he led the defence of General Thomas Picton, and while he failed to obtain Picton’s acquittal in his first trial, he was able to compel a retrial and secure a special verdict for him. He was retained by the Jamaican merchants and planters in 1807 to challenge the Slave Trade Act 1807, but without success.

Dallas did not neglect his judicial duties in Chester, during this period. In that post, he was known for his clemency and humanity during sentencing, and his polite and gracious manner. From his remarks to Addington, it seems he much enjoyed the post, retaining it until 1813, when he resigned it to become Solicitor General on 6 May 1813, and was knighted on 19 May 1813. Towards the end of the year, he was made a serjeant-at-law and was made a puisne justice of the Court of Common Pleas on 18 November 1813, replacing Sir Vicary Gibbs, promoted to the Exchequer. In 1817, he was a member of the special commission which tried the leaders of the Pentrich Rising.

He was appointed Chief Justice of the Common Pleas and was sworn of the Privy Council on 19 November 1818. He headed, with Lord Chief Justice Charles Abbott, the special commission that tried the Cato Street conspirators in 1820, and presided over the trial of James Ings. In that year, the two also headed the judges attending the consideration of the Pains and Penalties Bill 1820 to advise the House of Lords on points of law. He retired on grounds of ill health at the end of 1823, and died in London on 25 December 1824.

Dallas was celebrated as both a barrister and a judge, for his command of the law, his clarity of statement, and his gracious and pleasing manners in both offices. In private, he enjoyed a “puckish” sense of humor, and his widow published a collection of his “Poetical Trifles” after his death. These include his famous epigram on Edmund Burke, his opponent in the trial of Hastings:

Oft have I wonder’d why on Irish ground
No poisonous reptile ever yet was found;
Reveal’d the secret stands of Nature’s work,—
She saved her venom to create a Burke.

Dallas was married first, on 11 August 1788, to Charlotte Jardine, by whom he had one son and one daughter; she died on 17 October 1792. On 10 September 1802, he married Giustina Davidson, by whom he had five daughters and who survived him.

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Regency Personalities Series
In my attempts to provide us with the details of the Regency, today I continue with one of the many period notables. The list of Previous Notables and Upcoming Entries has grown so long that I will post this once a week on Saturdays now.

Previous Notables (Click to see the Blog):

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George III George IV Georgiana Cavendish
William IV Lady Hester Stanhope Lady Caroline Lamb
Princess Charlotte of Wales Queen Charlotte Charles James Fox
Queen Adelaide Dorothea Jordan Jane Austen
Maria Fitzherbert Lord George Gordon Byron John Keats
Princess Caroline Percy Bysshe Shelley Cassandra Austen
Edmund Kean Thomas Clarkson Sir John Moore
John Burgoyne William Wilberforce Richard Brinsley Sheridan
Sarah Siddons Josiah Wedgwood Emma Hamilton
Hannah More John Phillip Kemble John Jervis, Earl St. Vincent
Ann Hatton Stephen Kemble Mary Robinson
Harriet Mellon Zachary Macaulay George Elphinstone, Lord Keith
Thomas Babington George Romney Mary Moser
Ozias Humphry William Hayley Daniel Mendoza
Edward Pellew Angelica Kauffman Sir William Hamilton
David Garrick Pownoll Bastard Pellew Charles Arbuthnot
William Upcott William Huskisson Dominic Serres
Sir George Barlow Scrope Davies Charles Francis Greville
George Stubbs Fanny Kemble Thomas Warton
William Mason Thomas Troubridge Charles Stanhope 4th Earl of Harrington
Robert Fulke Greville Gentleman John Jackson Ann Radcliffe
Edward ‘Golden Ball’ Hughes John Opie Adam Walker
John Ireland Henry Pierrepoint Robert Stephenson
Mary Shelley Sir Joshua Reynolds Francis Place
Robert Harding Evans Lord Thomas Foley Francis Burdett
John Gale Jones George Parker Bidder Sir George Warren
Edward Eliot William Beechey Eva Marie Veigel
Hugh Percy-Northumberland Charles Philip Yorke Henry John Temple 3rd Viscount Palmerston
Samuel Romilly John Petty 2nd Marquess Lansdowne Henry Herbert Southey
Stapleton Cotton Colin Macaulay Amelia Opie
Sir James Hall Henry Thomas Colebrooke Maria Foote
Sir David Baird Robert Dundas, 2nd Viscount Melville Dr. Robert Gooch
William Baillie James Northcote Horatio Nelson
Henry Fuseli Home Riggs Popham John Playfair
Henry Petty-Fitzmaurice 3rd Marquess Lansdowne Thomas Douglas 5th Earl of Selkirk Frederick Gerald “Poodle” Byng
Henry Somerset, 7th Duke of Beaufort John Wolcot (Peter Pindar) Joseph John Gurney
Edward John Eliot Henry Perronet Briggs George Lionel Dawson-Damer
Thomas Foley Mark Robinson Charles Culling Smith
Francis Charles Seymour-Ingram, 3rd Marquess of Hertford Thomas Fowell Buxton Tyrone Power
Richard Cumberland William Philip Molyneux, 2nd Earl of Sefton Edward Law, 1st Baron Ellenborough
Jeffry Wyattville Henry Mildmay Nicholas Wood
Hester Thrale Catherine Hughes, Baroness de Calabrella Admiral Israel Pellew
William Wellesley Pole, 3rd Earl of Mornington Henry Moyes Charles Fitzroy
Lord Granville Somerset Lumley St. George Skeffington William Playfair
John Lade Astley Cooper Matthew Gregory Lewis
Edward Pease Thomas Coutts John Urpeth Rastrick
Charles Lennox, 3rd Duke of Richmond Captain William Baillie John Pitt Kennedy
Henry Cline Sarah Clementina Drummond-Burrell Samuel Wyatt
Lord George Lennox George Bussy Villiers Henry FitzRoy 5th Duke of Grafton
John Bell (Surgeon) Robert Smirke (Painter) John Kennedy (Manufacturer)
John Gell Dugald Stewart Louisa Gurney Hoare
William Nicol (Surgeon) William Nicol (Geologist) Edward Hall Alderson
Thomas Hope Richard Cosway Jonathan Backhouse
Lady Sarah Lennox John Byng, 5th Viscount Torrington Harriette Wilson
Andrew Plimer George Henry Borrow Charles Lamb
Henry Somerset, 5th Duke of Beaufort Henry Bathurst, 3rd Earl Bathurst Skeffington Lutwidge
George Colman the Elder William Hotham Jacob Bell
Charles Heathcote Tatham William Allen (Quaker) John Stuart, 3rd Earl of Bute
John Henry Manners, 5th Duke of Rutland William Gell Richard Barry, 7th Earl Barrymore
Samuel Bagster the Younger Lady Anne (Wesley) Fitzroy Samuel Gurney
John Liston Charles Lennox, 4th Duke of Richmond Luke Howard
Alexander MacKenzie (Explorer) John Pasco Joseph Black
Sir Robert Calder Benjamin Travers John Walker (Cricketer)
John (Johnnie) Walker Joseph Fox the Younger Bishop Beilby Porteus
Sir William Knighton George Rose Edward St. Maur 11th Duke of Somerset
Samuel Bagster the Elder Richard Keppel Craven Edwin Henry Landseer
James Paull (Duelist) Henry Thornton Peter Pond
George Rose (Barrister) William Vincent Humphry Repton
Eliab Harvey Sir George Henry Rose James Kenney
James Kennedy Nevil Maskelyne James Playfair
John Auldjo Thomas Morton (Shipbuilder) Charles Kemble
Sir John Vaughan (Judge) Henry Paget, Marquess of Anglesey Henry Holland (Cricketer)
Sir Henry Holland (Baronet) Mary Alcock Tom Walker (Cricketer)
Thomas Bradley (Physician) Henry Dundas Trotter Thomas Picton
Sir Charles Middleton William Henry Playfair John Palmer (The 2 Architects)
William Ludlam Thomas Ludlam John Pinch the Elder
George Harris, 1st Baron Edward Waring William Aubrey de Vere Beauclerk 9th Duke of St Albans
Isaac Milner Sir Henry Blackwood William Lovett
General Sir Edward Paget Colonel John Vaughan William Locker
William George Keith Elphinstone Sir William Parker Baronet of Harburn Charles Hutton
John Thomas ‘Antiquity’ Smith Thomas Grey Egerton

1st Earl of Wilton

William Allen (Royal Navy Officer)
Thomas Baldwin Nathaniel Plimer Sir Edward Berry
Charles Gordon Lennox 5th Duke of Richmond George Combe Henry Siddons
Angela Burdett-Coutts William Ellis (Painter) William Drummond of Logiealmond
William George Harris Gerrard Andrewes Berkeley Paget
John Palmer (postal Innovator) Thomas Ludlam Henry Hetherington
Sir Charles Bagot Edward Ellice Francis Douce
Sir Hector Munro Richard Harris Barham Andrew Meikle
William Anderson (Artist) William Hunter Cavendish 5th Duke of Devonshire William Stewart Rose
Harriet Murray John Hunter (Politician) John Thomas Serres
Joseph Antonio Emidy Joseph Hume Thomas Holcroft
Archibald Alison Abraham Rees Thomas Helmore
Colonel William Berkeley Thomas Hearne Richard Carlile
Julius Caesar Ibbetson George Howard, 6th Earl of Carlisle John Rennie
William Oxberry William Hornby William Holme Twentyman
Charles Howard 11th Duke of Norfolk Gerard Lake Sir Archibald Alison, 1st Baronet
Isaac Taylor Edward Howard-Gibbon Marquess of Stafford Granville Leveson-Gower
Robert Aspland George Harris 3rd Baron Harris Thomas Telford
George Phillip Manners Arthur Hill, 3rd Marquess of Downshire Daniel Gurney
Sir Peter Parker John Horsley Palmer Richard Watson (politician)
Joseph Farington Charles Fitzroy, Baron Southampton William Henry West Betty
Charles Stuart (British Army Officer) Marguerite Gardiner, Countess of Blessington Paul III Anton, Prince Esterházy
William Danby George Macartney 1st Earl Macartney Richard Payne Knight
Admiral Adam Duncan James George Smith Neill Sir Anthony Carlisle
John Hely-Hutchinson, 2nd Earl of Donoughmore Admiral Lord Hugh Seymour Richard Robert Madden
Joseph Milner Sidney Smith (wit) George Spencer, 2nd Earl Spencer
Henry Duncan John Nichols Thom Charles Gardiner, 1st Earl of Blessington
Uvedale Price James Foster Richard Colt Hoare
Richard Watson (Bishop) Francis Ingram-Seymour-Conway 2nd Marquess of Hertford Charles FitzRoy 3rd Baron Southampton
Duke of York Frederick Augustus Hanover Price Blackwood Benjamin Outram
Major General John Dalling John Thelwall Robert “Bobus” Percy Smith
John Carr (architect) James Archibald Stuart Roger Curtis
Sir Erasmus Gower Charles Pepys Earl of Cottenham Joseph Chitty
Henry Thoby Prinsep James Coutts Crawford Sir Charles Edward Grey
John Palmer (Commissary) Samuel Barrington William Gifford
John Richardson Henry Holland Thomas Harley
Emily Lennox, Duchess of Leinster Alexander Hood 1st Viscount Bridport Charles Grey, 1st Earl Grey
John Wilson Croker Beaumont Hotham John Fane 11th Earl of Westmorland
George Johnston Henry Temple 2nd Viscount Palmerston Simon McGillivray
Colonel George Hanger Sir John McMahon William Babington
John Hoppner Sir Richard Onslow John Byng 1st Earl of Strafford
William Wilkins Daines Barrington John Bell (publisher)
Alexander Ball Lord Robert Seymour Jacob Philipp Hackert
John Cleave Hussey Vivian 1st Baron Vivian George Cowper 6th Earl Cowper
Edward Bouverie Pusey Dr William Pulteney Alison William Railton
James Mill Lucuis Curtis Henry Pigot
Hugh James Rose Sir John Easthope Thomas Starkie
John Prinsep Harriet Martineau Edward Gibbon
Richard Watson 4th Duke of Queensberry William Douglas Edward Jenner
James Gillray Molyneux Shuldham 1st Baron Shuldham Charles Catton the Younger
Henry Proctor (British Army Officer) James Stuart-Wortley-Mackenzie 1st Baron Wharncliffe Sir Thomas Brisbane
William Adam of Blair Adam Sir Edward Michael Pakenham Charles Bury 1st Earl of Charleville
John Pinch the Younger John Stuart Count of Maida Robert Hall
Hurrell Froude Olivia Serres Anne Horton Duchess of Cumberland and Strathearn
Sir Marc Brunel George Pryme General Sir John Bell
William Whewell Adam Ferguson of Raith William Beatty
Robert Linzee Richard Porson Edward O’Bryen
William Baillie (artist) John Romilly Edwin Chadwick
William Hay 17th Earl of Erroll Elizabeth Inchbald Maria Walpole
Edward Maltby Folliott Cornewall Edward James Eliot
James Perry (journalist) John Oxley General Sir Robert Arbuthnot
Sir Ralph Abercromby Hannah Cowley Thomas Kidd (classical scholar)
Admiral Sir Graham Moore Duke of Norfolk Henry Charles Howard Henry Dundas 1st Viscount Melville
Francis Leggatt Chantrey Sir Josias Rowley 1st Baronet Richard Grosvenor 1st Earl Grosvenor
Richard Colley Wellesley 1st Marquess Wellesley Edward Adolphus Seymour 12th Duke of Somerset James Henry Monk
Sir John Abercromby Sir George Colebrooke Francis Russell 5th Duke of Bedford
James Burton Thomas Morton (Playwright) John MacBride
George Mudie Sir William Hotham Charles Augustus Murray
Priscilla Fane Countess of Westmorland William Van Mildert Isambard Kingdom Brunel
Sir Gerard Noel 2nd Baronet Sir George Baker Henry Wellesley
William Gregory Albemarle Bertie John Rylands
Sir Arthur Paget George Murray 5th Earl of Dunmore Sir Thomas Munro 1st Baronet
Maurice Margarot Sir Charles Grey Robert James Carr
George Stephenson Bernard Edward Howard, 12th Duke of Norfolk Allan Cunningham
Henry Thynne 3rd Marquess of Bath William Hasledine Pepys George Percy 5th Duke of Northumberland
John Charles Ramsden Thomas Mounsey Cunningham John Nash
Thomas Charles Hope Joseph Gerrald Richard Howe 1st Earl Howe
William Henry Cavendish-Bentinck 3rd Duke of Portland William Pitt the Younger Henry Addington 1st Viscount Sidmouth
William Wyndham Grenville 1st Baron Grenville Spencer Perceval Robert Banks Jenkinson, 2nd Earl of Liverpool
George Canning Frederick John Robinson 1st Viscount Goderich Arthur Wellesley 1st Duke of Wellington (Political Career)
Charles Grey 2nd Earl Grey William Lamb 2nd Viscount Melbourne Sir Robert Peel 2nd Baronet
Edward Troughton James Cecil 1st Marquess of Salisbury William Salter (artist)
Colonel Sempronius Streton James Lackington Duke of Argyll John Campbell 7th Duke
Charles Noel 1st Earl of Gainsborough Thomas Fortescue Kennedy Robert McQueen
Peregrine Maitland Harriet Fane Arbuthnot Duke of Marlborough George Spencer-Churchill 4th Duke
William Essington Richard Sheepshanks John Linnell
Daniel Rutherford Harry Walker (Cricketer) Thomas Egerton 2nd Earl of Wilton
William Heberden the Younger William Beresford 1st Baron Decies George Agar-Ellis 1st Baron Dover
Tattersalls Robert Jocelyn 3rd Earl of Roden George Stewart 8th Earl of Galloway
George FitzRoy 4th Duke of Grafton Lord Henry John Spencer Richard Grosvenor 2nd Marquess of Westminster
Admiral Sir George Campbell John Fane 10th Earl of Westmorland Phillip Parker King
Admiral Sir Robert Barlow Lady Diana Spencer James Edwards (Bookseller)
Charles Bennet 4th Earl of Tankerville Patrick Fraser Tytler William Handcock 1st Viscount Castlemaine
Lord Frederick Campbell George Leveson-Gower Marquis of Stafford Duke of Sutherland John Scott Earl of Eldon
John Blaquiere 1st Baron de Blaquiere Louisa (Lennox) Conolly Sir Harry Smith
Sir William Hamilton, 9th Baronet Sir Edward Crofton Laura Pulteney 1st Countess of Bath
Brownlow Bertie 5th Duke of Ancaster and Kesteven William Nelson 1st Earl Nelson George Child Villiers 5th Earl of Jersey
Frederick Howard 5th Earl of Carlisle Sir William Oglander 6th Baronet Joseph Bramah
George Cavendish 1st Earl of Burlington George Beresford 1st Marquess of Waterford William Henry Hunt
John Edwards-Vaughan Elizabeth (Gurney) Fry William Waldegrave 1st Baron Radstockv
George Gordon 9th Marquess Huntly William Mulready George Colman the Younger
Ralph Payne 1st Baron Lavington 5th Duke of Argyll John Campbell Charles Grant 1st Baron Glenelg
James Hutton George Byng 6th Viscount Torrington John Russell 6th Duke of Bedford
Sir Philip Durham Frederick Richard Lee Thomas Jervis
William Molesworth 8th Baronet William Cunnington William Beloe
Thomas Postlethwaite Edward Ellice Lady Charlotte Bury
John Adey Repton Sir Hugh Gough Henry Maudslay
Edward Bromhead Lord Charles FitzRoy (Politician) John Horne Tooke
Samuel Whitbread Sir Issac Coffin Matthew Boulton
Joshua Field William McGillivray Andrew Geddes
Edward Turner (chemist) George Lackington Francis Augustus Collier
Henry Beauchamp St John 13th Baron St John of Blesto Richard Taylor (editor) Henry Luttrell 2nd Earl of Carhampton
Derwent Coleridge Severus William Lynam Stretton William Vane 1st Duke of Cleveland
William Cobbett Arthur Phillip Major-General Robert Craufurd
Captain John (Jack) Willett Payne James Gregory George Peacock
6th Duke of Argyll George William Campbell Robert Scott Lauder Joseph Locke
George Montagu John Eliot Earl of St. Germans John Wheble
Algernon Percy 1st Earl Beverley Sir Richard Sutton William Hone
3rd Duke of Grafton Augustus Henry FitzRoy George Green George Cruikshank
Charles Harcourt Masters Robert Smith 1st Baron Carrington Joseph Foveaux
John Whitelocke Thomas Lawrence Richard Arden 3rd Baron Alvanley
Archibald Norman McLeod Thomas Rowlandson Sir Charles FitzRoy
Edward Pelham Brenton Thomas Babington Macaulay Sir Andrew Francis Barnard
William Paget Charles James Blomfield Sir Henry Bunbury 7th Baronet
Henry Weekes John Sackville 3rd Duke of Dorset         Thomas Landseer
Decimus Burton Maria Hadfield Cosway John Ward 1st Earl of Dudley
John Fitzpatrick 2nd Earl of Upper Ossory Donald Gregory James Graham 3rd Duke of Montrose
William Petty 2nd Earl of Shelburne Marquess of Lansdowne Thomas Gainsborough Peter Burrell 1st Baron Gwydyr
John Soane Denis Pack John Boydell
Alexander Gordon 4th Duke of Gordon Lieutenant-General William Stuart Charles Vane 3rd Marquess of Londonderry
John Hudson William Harrison Ainsworth Philip Hardwick
George Villiers 4th Earl of Jersey Hugh Percy 2nd Duke of Northumberland William Cowper
Lord William Bentinck Thomas Bruce 7th Earl of Elgin Stephen Rumbold Lushington
Thomas Sandby Vice Admiral Cuthbert Collingwood 1st Baron Collingwood Thomas John Cochrane
Thomas de Quincey John MacDonald of Garth Philip Yorke 3rd Earl of Hardwicke
Amelia Stewart Viscountess Castlereagh Algernon Percy 4th Duke of Northumberland John Wilson (Scottish writer)
Sir John Herschel Charles Long 1st Baron Farnborough George Abercromby 2nd Baron Abercromby
Joseph Lancaster Lord Francis Almeric Spencer George Sackville 4th Duke of Dorset
Robert Grosvenor 1st Marquess of Westminster Thomas Cochrane 10th Earl of Dundonald Fanny Imlay
John Stuart 1st Marquess of Bute Granville Sharp Richard Hurd
Sir Hyde Parker Theodore Hook William Henry Murray
Joseph Pease Joanna Baillie Henry Brougham 1st Baron Brougham and Vaux
William Emes 9th Duke of Hamilton Archibald Hamilton Frederick Hervey 4th Earl of Bristol
Mary Abercromby Edward Thomas Daniell Samuel Rogers
James Byres Henry Benedict Stuart Francis Russell 7th Duke of Bedford
Sir William Parker Maria Molyneux Countess of Sefton Vice-Admiral Sir Charles Paget
William Taylor of Norwich Maria Theresa Kemble Alan Gardner 1st Baron Gardner
Alexander Hamilton 10th Duke of Hamilton John Walker (inventor) Archibald Cochrane (Royal Navy Officer)
Sir Frederick Adam John Joseph Stockdale James Penny
John Rennie the Younger James Graham 4th Duke of Montrose Abram Combe
Elizabeth Montagu Charles Poulett Thomson 1st Baron Sydenham John Vaughan 3rd Earl of Lisburne
Sir Henry Wyndham Anna Maria Crouch William Montagu 5th Duke of Manchester
Alexander Horn James Hook (Composer) Elizabeth Rebecca Edwin
Sir William Lawrence 1st Baronet Admiral Sir Alexander Cochrane Miles Atkinson
George Spencer-Churchill 5th Duke of Marlborough Emily Lamb Lady Cowper (Patroness of Almacks) Sir John Thomas Duckworth 1st Baronet
Lucia Elizabeth Vestris Francis Douglas 8th Earl of Wemyss Sir John Simeon 1st Baronet
William Charles Keppel 4th Earl of Albemarle Henry Vane 2nd Duke of Cleveland Claire Clairmont
Charles Compton Cavendish 1st Baron Chesham John Bell (Folk Music) Sir George Seymour
John Emery (English Actor) Elizabeth Fox Baroness Holland Harry Powlett 6th Duke of Bolton
Sir James Stephen Sir Richard Croft 6th Baronet Andrew Combe
Hester Chapone Maurice Berkeley 1st Baron FitzHardinge

George Byng 4th Viscount Torrington

George Spencer-Churchill 6th Duke of Marlborough Sarah Villiers Countess of Jersey General Sir David Dundas
Richard Barwell Craven Berkeley Samuel Whitbread (Politician)
Isaac Taylor of Ongar William FitzGerald 2nd Duke of Leinster Thomas Pelham 2nd Earl of Chichester
Admiral Sir Edward Codrington Sir Horace St Paul 1st Baronet General Sir William Francis Patrick Napier
Sir Charles Fellows Mary Wollstonecraft Anna Russell Duchess of Bedford
William Paley George Paulet 12th Marquess of Winchester Lord FitzRoy Somerset 1st Baron Raglan
Daniel Terry Princess Amelia of the United Kingdom Queen Victoria
Charles Sackville-Germain 5th Duke of Dorset William Fullarton Dorothea Lieven Countess de Lieven wife of the Russian Ambassador
Dr. Neil Arnott Thomas Rees George Wyndham 3rd Earl of Egremont
King Ernest Augustus 1 of Hanover Duke of Cumberland and Teviotdale John Murray 4th Duke of Atholl Princess Maria Theresia of Thurn and Taxis, Countess Esterhazy
William Fitzwilliam 4th Earl Fitzwilliam Edward Blore James Stuart (East India Company Officer)
William Lyttelton 1st Baron Lyttelton Sarah Fane Countess of Westmorland Elizabeth Gunning 1st Baroness of Hamilton of Hameldon Duchess of Argyll
Prince Augustus Frederick Duke of Sussex William Wingfield Thomas Kirk (Sculptor)
William Maginn Samuel Hoare Jr. Thomas Perronet Thompson
George Montagu 6th Duke of Manchester William Pole-Tylney-Long-Wellesley 4th Earl of Mornington Sophia Campbell nee Palmer
Frederick Lamb 3rd Viscount Melbourne Admiral Sir Richard Goodwin Keats Charles Stuart 1st Baron Stuart de Rothesay
Joseph Whidbey Francis Egerton 3rd Duke of Bridgewater Sir Richard Hughes
Louisa Lawrence Major-General John Gaspard Le Marchant Lumpy Stevens
Andrew Snape Douglas Thomas Reynolds-Moreton 1st Earl of Ducie Augustus FitzGerald 3rd Duke of Leinster
John Ponsonby 1st Viscount Ponsonby Sir David Dundas (Politician) Jane Taylor
John Stockdale William Carr Beresford 1st Viscount Beresford Sir Augustus William James Clifford
Francis Osborne 5th Duke of Leeds Elizabeth Craven Francis Seymour-Conway 1st Marquess of Hertford
Robert Stewart Viscount Castlereagh George Templer Mary Ann Gibbon
Grantley Berkeley William Vane 3rd Duke of Cleveland Sir David Dundas 1st Baronet
Prince Edward Augustus Duke of Kent and Strathearn Thomas North Graves 2nd Baron Graves Madame Anne Louise Germaine de Staël-Holstein
Sir William Molesworth 8th Baronet William Ward (Mayor) George Sutherland-Leveson-Gower 2nd Duke of Sutherland
Admiral Sir Joseph Sydney Yorke Prince Henry Frederick Duke of Cumberland and Strathearn Thomas Baillie (Royal Navy officer)
Sir George Beaumont 7th Baronet Edward Smith-Stanley 12th Earl of Derby Elizabeth Lamb Viscountess Melbourne
George Duncan Gordon 5th Duke of Gordon Marchioness of Hertford Maria Emilia Fagnani Princess Victoria of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld
Sir Joshua Jebb Charles Manners-Sutton John MacBride (professor)
Major James Rennell Thomas Pelham-Clinton 3rd Duke of Newcastle-under-Lyne Benjamin Robert Haydon
Prince Leopold of

Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld

John Campbell 2nd

Marquess of Breadalbane

Edward Austen Knight
Captain Lord William Paget Elizabeth Conyngham Marchioness Conyngham William Russell 8th Duke of Bedford
Thomas Thynne 1st Marquess of Bath Princess Augusta Frederica Colin Robertson
Henry Paget 1st Earl of Uxbridge Esther Abrahams General Baron Hugh Halkett
Charles Lennox 4th Duke of Richmond Sir George Cooke Sir Henry Askew
General Rowland Hill 1st Viscount Hill Major General Sir William Ponsonby General Lord Robert Edward Henry Somerset
Sir John Ormsby Vandeleur Field Marshall John Colborne 1st Baron Seaton Charlotte Lennox Duchess of Richmond
General Sir Colin Halkett Lieutenant-General Sir Henry Clinton General Sir Charles Colville
Thomas Manners-Sutton 1st Baron Manners Lieutenant Colonel Charles de Salaberry John Murray 5th Duke of Atholl
Sir Peter Parker 2nd Baronet Cecilia Underwood 1st Duchess of Inverness Thomas Girtin
John Townshend 4th Marquess of Townshend William Henry Percy George Selwyn
Elizabeth Leveson-Gower Duchess of Sutherland William Feilding 7th Earl of Denbigh Prince Octavius
Matthew Howard-Gibbon Joseph Warton Richard Handcock 2nd Baron Castlemaine
Robert Furze Brettingham Harry Powlett 4th Duke of Cleveland Sir William Pulteney 5th Baronet
Princess Augusta Sophia Thomas Villiers 2nd Earl of Clarendon Sir Richard Bickerton
Helena Maria Williams John Egerton 7th Earl of Bridgewater William George Spencer Cavendish 6th Duke of Devonshire
Thomas Taylour 1st Marquess of Headfort Prince Adolphus Duke of Cambridge Joseph George Holman
Henry Reynolds-Moreton 2nd Earl of Ducie Annabella Milbanke George Keppel 6th Earl of Albemarle
Henry Scott 3rd Duke of Buccleuch John Moore (physician) Princess Charlotte Augusta Matilda
William Lowther 1st Earl of Lonsdale Sir William Molesworth 8th Baronet John Whitaker (Historian)
John Luttrell-Olmius 3rd Earl of Carhampton George William Frederick Osborne 6th Duke of Leeds Henry Prittie 2nd Baron Dunalley
Prince William Henry Duke of Gloucester and Edinburgh Lady Flora Elizabeth Rawdon-Hastings Horace Walpole 4th Earl of Orford
Andrew Blayney 11th Baron Blayney Frederick Henry Yates Charlotte Fitzalan-Howard Duchess of Norfolk
Robert Mann (Royal Navy Officer) Prince William Frederick Duke of Gloucester and Edinburgh Gilbert Wakefield
Frederick Augustus Berkeley 5th Earl of Berkeley Ann Taylor (poet) Charles Moore 1st Marquess of Drogheda
Charles Montagu-Scott 4th Duke of Buccleuch Charles Jenkinson 1st Earl of Liverpool Princess Elizabeth of the United Kingdom
Rundell and Bridge Granville Leveson-Gower 1st Earl Granville Lord George Murray (Bishop)
Sir Gilbert Blane of Blanefield 1st Baronet Jane Gordon Duchess of Gordon

There will be many other notables coming, a full and changing list can be found here on the blog as I keep adding to it. The list so far is:

  • James Stirling
  • Sir Thomas Hardy
  • Thomas Hardy (Reformer)
  • Sir William Parker
  • William Cornwallis
  • Charles Cornwallis 1st Marquess Cornwallis
  • Robert Emmet
  • Robert Owen
  • Jeremy Bentham
  • John Stuart Mill
  • Gilbert Imlay
  • Frederic Reynolds
  • Thomas Hull (Actor)
  • John O’Keeffe (Irish Writer)
  • William Godwin
  • William Hazlitt
  • James Edward Smith
  • Sir Joseph Banks
  • James Smithson
  • Wellington (the Military man)
  • Sydney Smith
  • Admiral Sir William Sydney Smith
  • William Howe 5th Viscount Howe
  • Viscount Sir Samuel Hood
  • Sir Samuel Hood 1st Baronet
  • Napoleon Bonaparte
  • General Banastre Tarleton
  • John Constable
  • Joseph Priestley
  • William Blake
  • Robert Smirke (architect)
  • Richard Smirke
  • Samuel Taylor Coleridge
  • Robert Southey
  • Sir Walter Scott
  • William Windham
  • John Walker (Natural Historian)(Lexicographer)
  • James Boswell
  • Warren Hastings
  • Edmund Burke
  • Juana Maria de Los Dolores de Leon (Lady Smith)
  • Louis Philippe Joseph, Duc de Chartres, acceded 1785 as Duc d’ Orleans (1747-1793)
  • Louis Philippe, Duc de Chartres, acceded 1793 as Duc d’ Orleans (1773-1850)
  • John Bell
  • James Wyatt
  • James Watt
  • John Hunter (Royal Navy)
  • Richard Trevithick
  • Charles James Napier
  • Sir Charles Bell
  • John Russell 1st Earl Russell
  • George Brydges Rodney
  • Samuel Pepys Cockerell
  • John Dalton
  • Francis Augustus Collier
  • Humphry Davy
  • George Shillibeer
  • Thomas Moore
  • Edward Dodwell
  • George Vancouver
  • Sir George Simpson
  • William Morgan (actuary)
  • Alexander Walker
  • Sir Robert Inglis
  • Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • Sir Archibald Campbell
  • Thomas Muir of Huntershill
  • Thomas Fyshe Palmer
  • Samuel Palmer
  • William Skirving
  • E.A. Burney
  • Charles Burney
  • Lord Frederick Beauclerk
  • Francis Jeffrey
  • Charles Simeon
  • James Watson
  • Daniel O’Connell
  • Feargus O’Connor
  • Joseph Nollekens
  • William Ellis
  • William A. F. Browne
  • Robert William Elliston
  • Robert Scott Lauder
  • Chauncey Hare Townshend
  • Paul Sandby
  • George Holyoake
  • Thomas Coke 1st Earl of Leicester
  • Lady Mary Coke
  • George Rennie
  • George Lamb (politician and Writer)
  • Francis Baring
  • John Jones
  • Sir James Edward Smith
  • John Evans
  • Henry FitzHardinge Berkeley
  • Admiral Sir George Cranfield-Berkeley
  • Joseph Mallord William Turner
  • Dr. Thomas Monro
  • George Dance the Younger
  • William Daniell
  • Henry Monro
  • Henry Hunt
  • James Wilson
  • Robert Taylor (Radical)
  • Benjamin West
  • John Varley
  • William Roscoe
  • Thomas Harrison (architect)
  • Sir Samuel Bentham
  • Thomas John Dibdin
  • Charles Dibdin
  • Thomas Frognall Dibdin
  • George Soane
  • Lawrence Holme Twentyman
  • Sir William Woods
  • Josiah Conder
  • Jacob Rey
  • John Foster
  • Olinthus Gilbert Gregory
  • John Eyre
  • Thomas Noon Talfourd
  • Thomas Southwood Smith
  • James Kay-Shuttleworth
  • William Johnson Fox
  • Nassau William Senior
  • Walter Wilson
  • William James Erasmus Wilson
  • William Jessop
  • Thomas Campbell
  • John Home
  • Frederick Edward Jones
  • William Stuart
  • Lady Louisa Stuart
  • James Lowther 1st Earl of Lonsdale
  • Gilbert Elliot-Murray-Kynynmound, 1st Earl of Minto
  • Walter Savage Landor
  • Sir George Staunton
  • William Gilpin
  • Henry Trollope
  • Henry Havelock
  • Nicholas Carlisle
  • William Nicholson
  • William Dealtry
  • Samuel Marsden
  • John Ryland
  • James Mackintosh
  • Robert Corbet
  • Richard Cope (minister)
  • William Wordsworth
  • Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  • William Henry Lyttelton 3rd Baron Lyttelton
  • Francis Nicholson
  • George Hay, 8th Marquess of Tweeddale
  • James Anderson of Hermiston
  • John Hookham Frere
  • George Richardson (Architect)
  • William Chambers (Architect)
  • Matthew Brettingham the Younger
  • James Stuart (British Army Officer)
  • William Legge
  • George Cartwright
  • Charles Richard Fox
  • Anthony James Pye Molloy
  • James Gambier 1st Baron Gambier
  • James Prinsep
  • Francis Rawdon-Hastings, 1st Marquess of Hastings
  • Sir Charles Knowles
  • James Sheridan Knowles
  • Isaac Nichols
  • William Bligh
  • Robert Campbell
  • Francis Grose
  • John Macarthur
  • George Ellis
  • John Gibson Lockhart
  • Sir Charles Lockhart-Ross 7th Baronet
  • William Stevens
  • William Adam
  • John Thomas Troy
  • Sir Robert Dallas
  • Thomas Hardwick
  • William Paterson (explorer)
  • Henry Fulton
  • Simon McTavish
  • William McMahon
  • William Behnes
  • John Peter Gandy
  • William Crotch
  • Samuel Wesley
  • Henry Vincent
  • William Cathcart, 1st Earl Cathcart
  • Thomas de Grey, 2nd Earl de Grey
  • John Henry Newman
  • John Keble
  • Samuel Pym
  • Henry Lambert
  • Nesbit Willoughby
  • Willoughby Jones
  • William Palmer
  • William Innell Clement
  • Henry John Rose
  • John Austin (legal philosopher)
  • Thomas Dunham Whitaker
  • Adam Clarke
  • Charles Douglas 6th Marquess of Queensberry
  • Edward Thurlow 1st Baron Thurlow
  • Sir George Prevost
  • Sir Isaac Brock
  • John Thomas Bigge
  • John Creighton 1st Earl Erne
  • Dr. Robert Wardell
  • James Dunlop
  • Admiral Sir Charles Adam
  • Robert Ross
  • Henry Prittie 1st Baron Dunalley
  • Robert Cuninghame 1st Baron Rossmore
  • Sir Sames Craig
  • General Henry Edward Fox
  • Hudson Lowe
  • John Clayton
  • Samuel Horsley
  • James Wilmot
  • Samuel Hood Linzee
  • John Gore
  • Arthur Gore 3rd Earl of Arran
  • Arthur Saunders Gore 2nd Earl of Arran
  • George Atwood
  • Stephen Weston (antiquary)
  • Walter Whiter
  • Joseph Robertson
  • Samuel Parr
  • Joseph Goodall
  • William Otter
  • George Pretyman Tomline
  • William Enfield
  • Henry Bathurst (bishop)
  • William Turner (Unitarian minister)
  • Edward Craggs-Eliot 1st Baron Eliot
  • Alexander Abercromby
  • James Abercromby, 1st Baron Dunfermline
  • Alexander Abercromby (British Army Officer)
  • Robert Merry
  • John Moore (Archbishop of Canterbury)
  • William Eden 1st Baron Auckland
  • John Raphael Smith
  • Daniel Asher Alexander
  • Thomas Stothard
  • Sir Richard Westmacott
  • Richard Westmacott the younger
  • James Pennethorne
  • James Haliburton
  • Joseph George Holman
  • Hugh Palliser
  • Thomas Louis
  • Willoughby Thomas Lake
  • Vice-Admiral The Honourable Sir Henry Hotham
  • John Holloway
  • Francis William Austen
  • Charles John Austen
  • Sir Richard Strachan
  • Edward Thornbrough
  • Benjamin Hawes
  • Charles Wetherell
  • John Scott Russell
  • William Horsley
  • Henry Noel, 6th Earl of Gainsborough
  • James Harris 1st Earl of Malmesbury
  • Henry Richard Charles Wellesley 1st Earl of Cowley
  • William O’Bryen Drury
  • Sir John Borlase Warren
  • John Parker 1st Earl of Morley
  • John Murray 4th Earl of Dunmore
  • Alexander Murray 6th Earl of Dunmore
  • John Munro 9th of Teaninich
  • John Wilkes
  • Henry George Grey 3rd Earl Grey
  • John Lambton 1st Earl of Durham
  • Archibald Acheson 2nd Earl of Gosford
  • Matthew Murray
  • William Losh
  • John Vaughan
  • John Metcalf
  • Henry Both
  • James Hogg
  • Allan Cunningham (botanist)
  • Peter Miller Cunningham
  • Robert Hartley Cromek
  • Sir David Wilkie
  • Thomas Thynne, 2nd Marquess of Bath
  • Josceline Percy (Royal Navy Officer)
  • Thomas Dundas 1st Baron Dundas
  • Augustus Charles Pugin
  • Frederick Crace
  • James Morgan
  • Alexander Monro
  • Joseph Galloway
  • Richard Curzon-Howe
  • Stephen Groombridge
  • William Simms
  • Sir James South
  • George Frederick Nugent 7th Earl of Westmeath
  • George Nugent 1st Marquess of Westmeath
  • James Gascoyne-Cecil 2nd Marquess of Salisbury
  • William Stretton
  • Eyre Massey
  • John Flaxman
  • Sir George Grey 1st Baronet
  • Hugh Cloberry Christian
  • Henry Harvey
  • William Young
  • George Burlton
  • Sir John Hill
  • Sir Henry Raeburn
  • Sir Colin Campbell/Cailean Mor
  • Henry Fane
  • Lord Charles Spencer
  • Lord Charles Spencer-Churchill
  • Lady Elizabeth Spencer
  • Henry Ellis 2nd Viscount Clifden
  • Edward Nares
  • Cropley Ashley-Cooper 6th Earl of Shaftesbury
  • Anthony Ashley-Cooper 7th Earl of Shaftesbury
  • George Biddell Airy
  • Charles Babbage
  • Richard Whately
  • Thomas Carlyle
  • Robert Grosvenor, 1st Baron Ebury
  • Edward Smith-Stanley, 14th Earl of Derby
  • Elizabeth Smith-Stanley Countess of Derby
  • William Heberden the Elder
  • Marcus Beresford
  • John Julius Angerstein
  • Charles Pierrepont, 1st Earl Manvers
  • Robert Jocelyn, 2nd Earl of Roden
  • John Stewart 7th Earl of Galloway
  • Lieutenant-General Sir William Stewart (1774-1827)
  • William Porden
  • William Burn
  • John Ponsonby 4th Earl of Bessborough
  • William Ponsonby 1st Baron Ponsonby
  • Major General Sir William Ponsonby
  • Philip Gidley King
  • Anna Josepha King
  • Matthew Flinders
  • John Septimus Roe
  • Vice-Admiral Robert FitzRoy
  • Charles Darwin
  • Emma Crewe
  • Elizabeth Templetown
  • Richard Gough (antiquarian)
  • Henry Grey Bennet
  • James Tytler
  • Alexander Fraser Tytler
  • George Thomson
  • William Power Keating Trench 1st Earl of Clancarty
  • George Townshend 1st Marquess Townshend
  • Nathan Rothschild
  • Charles Cavendish Fulke Greville (diarist)
  • Patrick Sellar
  • Francis (Leveson-Gower) Egerton 1st Earl of Ellesmere
  • William Scott 1st Baron Stowell
  • Thomas Erskine 1st Baron Erskine
  • Thomas Conolly
  • Edward Michael (Pakenham) Conolly
  • Benjamin D’Urban
  • Robert Hamilton (ecnomist)
  • Thomas Hamilton (writer)
  • Augustus De Morgan
  • Sir James Pulteney 7th Baronet
  • Thomas Colyear 4th Earl of Portmore
  • Albemarle Bertie 9th Earl of Lindsey
  • Thomas Nelson 2nd Earl Nelson
  • Charlotte Hood 3rd Duchess of Bronte
  • Francis Villiers Countess of Jersey
  • John Campbell 1st Baron Cawdor
  • John Frederick Campbell 1st Earl Cawdor
  • Henry Howard (priest)
  • Joseph Clement
  • Arthur Woolf
  • Charles Monck 1st Viscount Monck
  • Henry Beresford 2nd Marquess of Waterford
  • Lord John Beresford
  • Sir John Beresford 1st Baronet
  • Lord George Thomas Beresford
  • John Gurney
  • Joseph Fry(tea merchant)
  • John James Waldegrave 6th Earl Waldegrave
  • John James esquire
  • Charles Gordon 10th Marquess of Huntly
  • Lord Frederick Gordon-Hallyburton
  • Richard Monckton Milnes 1st Baron Houghton
  • Charles Grant (British East India Company)
  • Sir Robert Grant
  • Charles Lyell
  • Richard Kirwan
  • William Charles Wells
  • Patrick Matthew
  • Major-General Lord George Russell
  • Martha (Whyte) Countess of Elgin and Kincardine
  • Mary (Nisbet) Hamilton Bruce Countess of Elgin
  • William Brown
  • William Lechmere
  • Thomas Lee
  • Thomas Sidney Cooper
  • George Hamilton-Gordon 4th Earl of Aberdeen
  • William Ewart Gladstone
  • Charles Buller
  • George Grote
  • John Arthur Roebuck
  • John Roebuck
  • Thomas Dampier
  • Samuel Butler
  • George Edmund Byron Bettesworth
  • Anne Isabella Byron
  • Eliza Courtney
  • General Robert Ellice
  • George Sackville-West 5th Earl De la Warr
  • John Britton (antiquary)
  • Henry Hardinge 1st Viscount Hardinge
  • James Nasmyth
  • Jesse Ramsden
  • Sir Joseph Whitworth
  • John Penn
  • Richard Roberts
  • David Napier
  • Sir Charles Augustus FitzRoy
  • Richard Beadon
  • Lloyd Kenyon 1st Baron Kenyon
  • William Tooke
  • Richard Grenville-Temple 2nd Earl Temple
  • Sir Thomas Pasley
  • Sir Thomas Graves
  • Alexander Cochrane
  • Guy Carleton 1st Baron Dorchester
  • Phillip Cosby
  • James Wallace
  • Matthew Robinson Boulton
  • Francis Eginton
  • James Keir
  • John Wilkinson
  • Simon Goodrich
  • William Murdoch
  • William Fordyce Mavor
  • St Andrew St John 14th Baron St John of Blesto
  • John St John 12th Baron St John of Blesto
  • John Taylor (Unitarian hymn writer)
  • Alexander Tilloch
  • Jonathan Boucher
  • W.M. Praed
  • John Moultrie
  • William Sidney Walker
  • Charles Austin
  • Frederick Denison Maurice
  • Richard Arden 1st Baron Alvanley
  • John Cartwright (political reformer)
  • Thomas Curson Hansard
  • William Benbow
  • Thomas Robert Malthus
  • John Claudius Loudon
  • Thomas Townshend 1st Viscount Sydney
  • John Montagu 5th Earl of Sandwich
  • Lachlan Macquarie
  • William Dawes
  • Watkin Tench
  • Charles Craufurd
  • James Shaw Kennedy
  • Robert Henley 2nd Earl of Northington
  • Thomas Brown (philosopher)
  • George Gilbert Scott
  • Charles Vignoles
  • Thomas Brassey
  • Charles Pasley
  • William Mackenzie
  • William Ward
  • William Ward 3rd Viscount Dudley and Ward
  • John Nichols
  • John Higton
  • George Ashburnham 3rd Earl of Ashburnham
  • John Ashburnham 2nd Earl of Ashburnham
  • Hugh Percy (bishop)
  • Elizabeth Fenning
  • Mr. Justice Abbot
  • Sir William Garrow
  • John Stoddart
  • Thomas Binney
  • Joseph Strutt
  • Lord Charles FitzRoy (1764-1829)
  • Francis Spencer 1st Baron Churchill
  • William FitzRoy
  • William Hopkins
  • William Hamilton Maxwell
  • Isaac Robert Cruikshank
  • Robert Seymour (illustrator)
  • David Collins
  • Thomas Linley the Elder
  • William Linley
  • Andrew Bloxam
  • Elijah Impey
  • William Etty
  • George Henry Harlow
  • Henry Bunbury
  • Rudolph Ackermann
  • William Combe
  • George Gipps
  • Geroge Barney
  • William M. James (naval historian)
  • Sir Jahleel Brenton 1st Baronet
  • Richard Sharp (politician)
  • Thomas Barnard (1726-1806)
  • William Howley
  • Edward Valentine Blomfield
  • Charles Bunbury 6th Baronet
  • George Napier
  • Reginald Heber
  • John Gibson
  • Sir Horatio Mann
  • William Yalden
  • William Bedster
  • Other Windsor 6th Earl of Plymouth
  • Jeffrey Amherst 1st Baron Amherst
  • William Amherst 1st Earl Amherst
  • John Landseer
  • William Bewick
  • Charles Landseer
  • Sir Peter Hesketh-Fleetwood
  • Richard Turner (iron-founder)
  • Joseph Wright of Derby
  • Edward Copleston
  • Gavin Hamilton
  • Franz Bauer
  • Isaac Barré
  • Charles Finch 9th Earl of Winchilsea
  • Priscilla Bertie 21st Baroness Willoughby de Eresby
  • Thomas Banks
  • Richard Burdon
  • Thomas Bowdler
  • Patrick Brydone
  • Henry Tresham
  • Thomas Jones (artist)
  • Nathaniel Marchant
  • Lieutenant-General Sir John Gaspard Le Marchant (colonial adiminstrator)
  • Henry Bankes
  • Stephen Storace
  • Nancy Storace
  • Robert Mylne
  • Joseph Gandy
  • James Boaden
  • Josiah Boydell
  • George Nicol
  • John Hoole
  • George Steevens
  • Richard Westall
  • Francesco Bartolozzi
  • Thomas Kirk (Artist)
  • Thomas Macklin
  • William Marshall (Scottish Composer)
  • Nathaniel Wraxall
  • Robert Stewart 1st Marquess of Londonderry
  • John Bligh 4th Earl of Darnley
  • Edward Bligh
  • Frances Anne Vane Marchioness of Londonderry
  • Sir Henry Vane-Tempest
  • Frederick William Robert Stewart 4th Marquess of Londonderry
  • Richard Seymour-Conway 4th Marquess of Hertford
  • John Ebers
  • Ralph Harrison (1748-1810)
  • Henry Crabb Robinson
  • William Blackwood
  • Daniel Maclise
  • Leigh Hunt
  • John Shaw Sr
  • William Russell
  • Richard Bagot (Bishop)
  • John Newton
  • Robert Nisbet-Hamilton
  • James Gandon
  • Robert Roddam
  • James Adam (architect)
  • John Erasmus Blackett
  • Jane Fleming
  • Michael Anthony Fleming
  • Thomas Hood
  • John Reid
  • David Thompson
  • Sir John Johnson
  • Robert Unwin Harwood
  • Charles Yorke 4th Earl of Hardwicke
  • James Beeching
  • John Franklin
  • George Jardine
  • William Herschel
  • Henry Collen
  • Thomas Maclear
  • George Ralph Campbell Abercromby
  • Robert Abercromby of Airthey
  • Fox Maule-Ramsay 11th Earl of Dalhousie
  • Andrew Bell
  • Wiliam Andrews Nesfield
  • Thomas Cundy
  • Thomas Cubitt
  • Archibald Cochrane 9th Earl of Dundonald
  • Philip Beaver
  • Frederick Marryat
  • Andrew Cochrane-Johnstone
  • Maria Graham
  • Mary Anne Clarke
  • Sarah Trimmer
  • Joseph Johnson
  • Anna Laetitia Barbauld
  • John Crichton-Stuart 2nd Marquess of Bute
  • Margaret King
  • Lord Evelyn Stuart
  • Henry Villiers-Stuart 1st Baron Stuart de Decies
  • Lord Dudley Stuart
  • William Sharp (Surgeon)
  • Olaudah Equiano
  • Hyde Parker (Sea Lord)
  • John Boteler Parker
  • James Hook
  • Charles Mathews
  • Michael Kelly
  • Mary Ann Duff
  • Charles Murray
  • Joseph Pease (reformer)
  • Matthew Baillie
  • Fanny Burney
  • Elizabeth Carter
  • James Montgomery
  • John Wall Callcott
  • Thomas Young (scientist)
  • James St Clair-Erskine 2nd Earl of Rosslyn
  • Benjamin Godwin
  • John Emes
  • Frederick Hervey 1st Marquess of Bristol
  • Charles Ellis 6th Baron Howard de Walden
  • Field Marshall John Griffin Griffin 4th Baron Howard de Walden
  • Charles Rose Ellis 1st Baron Seaford
  • John Crome
  • David Roberts
  • William Dyce
  • William Collins
  • Abraham Cooper
  • William Clarkson Stanfield
  • Joseph Stannard
  • Samuel Sharpe
  • Daniel Sharpe
  • Henry Mackenzie
  • Martin Archer Shee
  • Charles Alfred Stothard
  • Robert Bloomfield
  • Lieutenant-General Benjamin Bloomfield 1st Baron Bloomfield
  • Henry Francis Cary
  • Alexander Dyce
  • Henry Grattan
  • Samuel Prout
  • Nathaniel Dance
  • Charles Stanhope 3rd Earl Harrington
  • Peter Halkett
  • Frank Sayers
  • Charles Marsh
  • Thomas Starling Norgate
  • Edward Rigby
  • George Burnett
  • Thomas Manning
  • James Harvey D’Egville
  • Thomas King
  • John Bannister
  • John Henry Johnstone
  • John Genest
  • John Mitchell Kemble
  • Peter Puget
  • Alan Hyde Gardner 2nd Baron Gardner
  • Robert Barrie
  • William Linnaeus Gardner
  • William Thomas Beckford
  • Tomas Pettigrew
  • Sir William Congreve
  • Amos Norcott
  • Sir John Murray 8th Baronet
  • John Robertson
  • Thomas Denman
  • Thomas Denman 1st Baron Denman
  • Benjamin Disraeli
  • John Gray
  • Edward Montagu
  • Matthew Robinson 2nd Baron Rokeby
  • James Beattie (poet)
  • Wilmot Vaughan 1st Earl of Lisburn
  • Ernest Vaughan 4th Earl of Lisburn
  • George Wyndham 1st Baron Leconfield
  • William Frederick Wyndham
  • Geroge FitzClarence 1st Earl of Munster
  • James Graham (British Army Soldier)
  • John Robison
  • Charles Arbuthnot (abbot)
  • Mariot Arbuthnot
  • Sir Andrew Snape Hamond 1st Baronet
  • Isaac Bickerstaffe
  • Tate Wilkinson
  • John Edwin the Younger
  • Sir James Lamb 1st Baronet
  • Samuel de Wilde
  • John Abernethy
  • Thomas Wakley
  • Thomas Forster
  • Nathaniel Day Cochrane
  • John Cochrane
  • Basil Cochrane
  • Peniston Lamb 1st Viscount Melbourne
  • Carlo Andrea Pozzo di Borgo
  • Thomas Trigge
  • General Frederick Maitland
  • James Athol Wood
  • Sidney Smith (naval Officer)
  • Richard Dacres
  • Thomas Harvey
  • John Talbot
  • Arthur Kaye Legge
  • Thomas Bladen Capel
  • Thomas Grenville
  • David Buchan
  • James Robinson Planche
  • Isaac Nathan
  • Charles James Mathews
  • Francis Charteris Lord Elcho
  • Francis Wemyss-Charteris
  • Augustus Keppel 5th Earl of Albemarle
  • Nathaniel Clements 2nd Earl of Leitrim
  • Henry Keppel
  • Sir Thomas Barrett-Lennard 1st Baronet
  • Thomas Garnier
  • John Poulett 4th Earl of Poulett
  • Augusta Leigh
  • John William Polidori
  • Allegra Byron
  • Edward John Trelawny
  • Joseph Ritson
  • George Bartley (Comedian)
  • William Blanchard (Comedian)
  • John O’Keeffe (Irish Writer)
  • George Clint
  • Thomas Talfourd
  • Sir Godrey Webster 4th Baronet
  • Henry Vassall-Fox 3rd Baron Holland
  • John Allen (Historian)
  • Fleetwood Pellew
  • Thomas Powys 3rd Baron Lilford
  • Thomas Orde-Powlett 1st Baron Bolton
  • James Stephen
  • George Stephen (Abolitionist)
  • John Prior Estlin
  • John Venn
  • Sir Henry Taylor
  • William Smyth
  • James Spedding
  • Sir Everard Home 1st Baronet
  • Sir Herbert Croft 5th Baronet
  • Sir James Clark 1st Baronet
  • Orlando Bridgeman 1st Earl of Bradford
  • Geroge Child Villiers 6th Earl of Jersey
  • Charles O’Hara
  • Henry Phipps 1st Earl of Mulgrave
  • William Harcourt 3rd Earl of Harcourt
  • General Oliver De Lancey
  • Denzil Onslow
  • William Henry Whitbread
  • Samuel Charles Whitbread
  • Isaac Taylor (Engraver)
  • Charles Taylor (Engrager)
  • Lord Edward FitzGerald
  • Thomas Pelham 1st Earl of Chichester
  • George Pelham
  • Lord Francis Osborne 1st Baron Godolphin
  • Frederick Thomas Pelham
  • Henry Pelham 3rd Earl of Chichester
  • Sir William John Codrington
  • Sir Henry Codrington
  • Henry Heneage St Paul
  • Henry Bickersteth 1st Baron Langdale
  • George Thomas Napier
  • Mary Hays
  • Sir John Conroy
  • Baroness Louise Lehzen
  • John Law (bishop)
  • John Brinkley (astronomer)
  • Charles Paulet 13th Marquess of Winchester
  • Vice Admiral Lord Henry Paulet
  • Henry de Burgh 1st Marquess of Clanricarde
  • George Bingham 3rd Earl of Lucan
  • James Brudenell 7th Earl of Cardigan
  • Robert Brudenell 6th Earl of Cardigan
  • William Macready the Elder
  • William Abbot
  • Richard Lalor Sheil
  • Isaac Pocock
  • Edward Fitzball
  • Alexander Nasmyth
  • Charles Richardson
  • George Villiers
  • George Villiers 4th Earl of Clarendon
  • General Francis Nathaniel Conyngham 2nd Marquess Conyngham
  • Henry Burton ConyngHam 1st Marquess Conyngham
  • David Murray 2nd Earl of Mansfield
  • General Sir William Medows
  • Edwad Alured Draper
  • Josiah Rees
  • Robert Wallace
  • Edward Wedlake Brayley
  • Thomas Walker Horsfield
  • William ‘Strata’ Smith
  • George Francis Wyndham 4th Earl of Egremont
  • Sir Jonathan Wathen-Waller 1st Baronet
  • Thomas Garth (British Army Officer)
  • Thomas Creevey
  • John Copley 1st Baron Lyndhurst
  • James Grant (newspaper editor)
  • James Murray 1st Baron Glenlyon
  • Lord Charles Murray-Aynsley
  • James Ochoncar Forbes 17th Baron Forbes
  • Charles Wentworth-Fitzwilliam, 5th Earl Fitzwilliam
  • Thomas Blore
  • Andrew Stuart
  • Arthur Annesley 1st Earl of Mountnorris
  • Thomas Pakenham 2nd Earl of Longford
  • Sir Augustus Frederick d’Este
  • Thomas Wilde 1st Baron Truro
  • Henry Digby 1st Earl Digby
  • Richard Baker Wingfield-Baker
  • Nathaniel Sneyd
  • John Andrew Stevenson
  • John Murray (1778-1843)
  • Stanley Lees Giffard
  • James William Freshfield
  • Mary Knowles
  • Sir James Tylney-Long 7th Baronet
  • John Weld-Forester 2nd Baron Forester
  • Admiral John Montagu
  • Captain James Montagu
  • Captain Robert Digby
  • James Saumarez 1st Baron de Saumarez
  • Francis Pickmore
  • William Donthorne
  • Alexander Dalrymple
  • Sir Harry Burrard
  • Sir Hew Dalrymple
  • William Marsden (Orientalist)
  • James Stanier Clarke
  • Mark Beaufoy
  • Joseph Huddart
  • Sir William Jackson Hooker (Botanist)
  • Joseph Paxton
  • Lieutenant-General Robert Ballard Long
  • Denis Le Marchant
  • John Small (Cricketer)
  • Sir John Orde
  • John Pitt 2nd Earl of Chatham
  • Mather Brown
  • Henry Herbert 1st Earl of Carnarvon
  • Francis Reynolds-Moreton 3rd Baron Ducie
  • Maria Edgeworth
  • John Almon
  • John Debrett
  • Bryan Edwards (politician)
  • George Chalmres (antiquarian)
  • John Aikin
  • Joseph Nightingale
  • Mary Stockdale
  • Peter Robert Drummond-Burrell 22nd Baron Willoughby de Eresby 2nd Baron Gwydyr
  • Lady Elizabeth Murray
  • Dido Elizabeth Belle
  • George Finch-Hatton
  • Lady Charlotte Finch
  • Henry Seymour Conway
  • Lord Henry Seymour (Politician)
  • George Mason-Villiers 2nd Earl Grandison
  • Henry Pelham-Clinton Earl of Lincoln
  • Lord George Seymour
  • Sir George Hamilton Seymour
  • James Caulfeild 1st Earl of Charlemont
  • Frederick Stewart 4th Marquess of Londonderry
  • John Pratt 1st Marquess Camden
  • James Templer (Canal Builder)
  • James Fraser (publisher)
  • Paul Benfield
  • Madame Alphonsine-Therese-Bernardine-Julie de Montgenet de Saint-Laurent
  • Sir John Wentworth 1st Baronet
  • Jonathan Sewell
  • Edward Hayward (“E.H.”) Budd
  • Sir Charles Barry
  • Elizabeth Farren
  • Edward Smith-Stanley 13th Earl of Derby
  • Anne Seymour Damer
  • Henrietta Ponsonby Countess of Bessborough
  • Robert Burns
  • Grace Dalrymple Elliott
  • Isabella Ingram-Seymour-Conway Marchioness of Hertford
  • Lieutenant-Colonel John By
  • Major-General Henry Gladden
  • Major-General Francis de Rottenburg Baron de Rottenburg
  • Charles Manners-Sutton 1st Viscount Canterbury
  • Henry Ford (professor)
  • Mungo Park (explorer)
  • Vice-Admiral Sir John Tremayne Rodd
  • General Sir Henry Clinton (American War of Independence)
  • Charles Lock Eastlake
  • William Seguier
  • Thomas Attwood
  • George Howard 7th Earl of Carlisle
  • John Campbell 1st Marquess of Breadalbane
  • Charles Hamilton 8th Earl of Haddington
  • Thomas Hamilton 9th Earl of Haddington
  • George Baillie Hamilton 10th Earl of Haddington
  • Henry Paget 2nd Marquess of Anglesey
  • Robert Semple (Canada)
  • Samuel Black
  • Colin Halkett
  • John Hope 4th Earl of Hopetoun
  • William FitzGerald-de Ros 23rd Baron de Ros
  • Lord William Pitt Lennox
  • Mary Ann Paton
  • Field Marshal Sir Samuel Hulse
  • Thomas Graham 1st Baron Lynedoch
  • Sir John Hamilton 1st Baronet of Woodbrook
  • Major General Sir William Erskine 2nd Baronet
  • Sir William Miles 1st Baronet
  • General Sir William Henry Clinton
  • General Sir James Leith
  • William Saurin
  • Daniel O’Connell
  • Ignace-Michel-Louis-Antoine d’Irumberry de Salaberry
  • Phillippe-Joseph Aubert de Gaspé
  • James McGill
  • Thomas Malton
  • Sir George Cockburn 10th Baronet
  • Edward Dayes
  • Lord John Townshend
  • Brownlow Cecil 2nd Marquess of Exeter
  • Henry Cecil 1st Marquess of Exeter
  • James Loch
  • Thomas Howard 16th Earl of Suffolk
  • John Howard 15th Earl of Suffolk
  • Frederick North 5th Earl of Guilford
  • Francis North 4th Earl of Guilford
  • Arthur Hill 2nd Marquess of Downshire
  • Philip Henry Stanhope 4th Earl of Stanhope
  • Archibald Primrose Lord Dalmeny
  • Sir James Johnstone 4th Baronet
  • John Johnstone (East India Company)
  • John Charles Villiers 3rd Earl of Clarendon
  • Andrew Kippis
  • John Hurford Stone
  • Francis Egerton 8th Earl of Bridgewater
  • Thomas Taylor 1st Earl of Bective
  • Valentine Richard Quin 1st Earl of Dunraven and Mount-Earl
  • Thomas Taylour 2nd Marquess of Headfort
  • Thomas Cooke
  • Thomas Noel 2nd Viscount Wentworth
  • William Frend
  • Sir Robert Adair
  • Caroline Townshend 1st Baroness Greenwich
  • James George Stopford 3rd Earl of Courtown
  • John Kerr 7th Marquess of Lothian
  • James Maitland 8th Earl of Lauderdale
  • William Lowther 2nd Earl of Lonsdale
  • Henry Cecil Lowther
  • Sir John Beckett 2nd Baronet
  • Richard Polwhele
  • Sackville Walter Lane-Fox
  • Godfrey MacDonald 3rd Baron MacDonald of Slate
  • Mary Berry
  • Du Pre Alexander 2nd Earl of Caledon
  • John Reeve (actor)
  • George Rodwell
  • Benjamin Wrench
  • Frances “Fanny” Elizabeth Fitzwilliam
  • John Braham
  • Elizabeth Yates (Actress)
  • William FitzHardinge Berkeley 1st Earl FitzHardinge
  • Augustus De Morgan
  • Alfred Tennyson 1st Baron Tennyson
  • Joseph Gilbert (Minister)
  • William Ashford
  • Charles Moore 2nd Marquess of Drogheda
  • James Thomas Stopford 4th Earl of Courtown
  • Charles Marsham 3rd Earl of Romney
  • Alicia Ann Spottiswoode
  • Charles Cecil Cope Jenkinson 3rd Earl of Liverpool
  • Paul Storr
  • Harriet Leveson-Gower Countess Granville
  • George Murray (Bishop of Rochester)
  • Amelia Matilda Murray
  • Henry Stephen Fox-Strangeways 3rd Earl of Ilchester
  • Edward St Vincent Digby 9th Baron Digby
  • Thomas Alexander Fraser 12th Lord Lovat

The Dukes

  • Elizabeth Cavendish Duchess of Devonshire
  • William Cavendish 7th Duke of Devonshire
  • John Manners 5th Duke of Rutland
  • Henry Pelham Fiennes Pelham-Clinton 4th Duke of Newcastle-under-Lyne
  • Henry Fiennes Pelham-Clinton 2nd Duke of Newcastle-under-Lyne
  • Catherine Wellesley Duchess of Wellington
  • Arthur Wellesley 2nd Duke of Wellington
  • Douglas Hamilton 8th Duke of Hamilton
  • Walter Francis Montagu Douglas Scott 5th Duke of Buccleuch
  • Harriet Sutherland-Leveson-Gower Duchess of Sutherland
  • Francis D’Arcy-Osborne 7th Duke of Leeds
  • Richard Temple-Nugent-Brydges-Chandos-Grenville 1st Duke of Buckingham and Chandos
  • Richard Plantagenet Temple-Nugent-Brydges-Chandos-Grenville 2nd Duke of Buckingham and Chandos
  • Catherine Lucy Wilhelmina Stanhope Duchess of Cleveland

The Royals

  • Charles Edward Stuart Count Roehenstart
  • Princess Sophia Matilda of Gloucester
  • Prince Alfred
  • Princess Frederica of Mecklenburg-Strelitz
  • Princess Mary Duchess of Gloucester and Edinburgh
  • Lady Augusta Murray
  • Princess Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen
  • Princess Augusta of Hesse-Kassel

The Dandy Club

  • Beau Brummell
  • William Arden, 2nd Baron Alvanley

Regency Business

  • The Morning Post
  • Lackington-Temple of Muses
  • Almack’s
  • Burlington Arcade
  • The Times
  • Marylebone Cricket Club
  • White’s
  • Boydell Shakespeare Gallery

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Trolling Down to Old Mah Wee

Not only do I write Regency and Romance, but I also have delved into Fantasy.

The Trolling series, (the first three are in print) is the story of a man, Humphrey. We meet him as he has left youth and become a man with a man’s responsibilities. We follow him in a series of stories that encompass the stages of life.

We see him when he starts his family, when he has older sons and the father son dynamic is tested. We see him when his children begin to marry and have children, and at the end of his life when those he has loved, and those who were his friends proceed him over the threshold into death.

All this while he serves a kingdom troubled by monsters. Troubles that he and his friends will learn to deal with and rectify. It is now available in a variety of formats.

For $2.99 you can get this 2nd book in the fantasy adventure series of Humphrey and Gwendolyn.

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When the neighboring kingdom of Mah Wee begins to experience the same problems that beset Torahn some years before, they urgently request the aid of the experts in containing a new Troll infestation. But eradicating Trolls is not as easy as exterminating a few rats or mice.

Trolls are bigger than men, they are stronger than men, and then are meaner than men. Humphrey Cutter and his band of mismatched warriors must once again rise to the occasion, but can they without the aid of expertise of Gwendolyn and her particular skills?   

Mah Wee, an ancient kingdom, with a monarch more steeped in the rights of being a king rather than the obligations and duties that a king should be. Here Humphrey and his crew finds that they have more than Trolls to overcome if they are to save Mah Wee from the same or nearly similar problems that they faced before in Torahn.

But, as Humphrey knows, nothing can truly be accomplished if the lovely Gwendolyn is not able to lend her aid as well.

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Regency Personalities Series
In my attempts to provide us with the details of the Regency, today I continue with one of the many period notables.

Jane Gordon Duchess of Gordon
1748 or 1749 – 14 April 1812

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Jane Gordon

Jane Gordon Duchess of Gordon was the fourth child of Sir William Maxwell, 3rd Baronet of Monreith, and his wife Magdalene Blair. She was born at Myrton Castle the now ruined castle a short distance from the present seat of the family, Monreith House, which was not built until fifty years later.

Her father has been depicted as a drunk who allowed his family to exist in poverty in Edinburgh while he sold most of his 30,000-acre (12,000 ha) estate to make ends meet. In Edinburgh Jane lived together with her mother and her two sisters in a rented second-floor flat in Hyndford’s Close near Royal Mile. As for the family living in an Edinburgh apartment, that would have been normal at that time. Titled Scottish land owning families often rented apartments in Edinburgh so their girls could receive further education, be launched on Edinburgh Society, and attend the balls. This is exactly what happened when Lady Maxwell moved there in 1760 with her three daughters: Catherine, 13; Jane, 11; and Eglantine, 9, the future Lady Wallace of Craigie.

The Monreith Maxwells would have been considered a respectable family in that era. They were closely related to the Maxwells at Caerlaverock, Earls of Nithsdale who in the 17th Century had been considered one of the most powerful families in Scotland. And their grandmother was the daughter of the 9th Earl of Eglinton, head of the great Ayrshire land owning family and distinguished Member of Parliament.

Jane had a nasty accident as a 14 year-old when playing in the High Street in Edinburgh. She somehow got a finger of her right hand jammed in the wheel of a cart which moved away and tore her finger off. There is at Monreith House a letter written, left handed, by her after the accident explaining how it happened. After this, whenever possible, she wore gloves in which a wooden finger replaced the one missing. One of these wooden fingers is still at Monreith House. In later life she used to explain the loss of the finger by saying it was a coaching accident.

When Jane reached 16, she was so strikingly beautiful that a song was written about her: “Bonnie Jennie of Monreith, the Flower of Galloway”. That was also when she fell in love for the first and probably only time. The object of her affections was a young officer who was probably a Fraser, a relative of Lord Lovat. Soon after they met, he left with his regiment, probably to go to America, and word later reached her that he had died.

On 28 October 1767 Jane married the 24-year-old Alexander Gordon, 4th Duke of Gordon. The young Duke lived in the Gordon townhouse almost opposite the Maxwells, and he had inherited a considerable fortune and the title at the age of nine.

It was while they were on honeymoon at the Fordyce’s country seat, Ayton in Berwickshire, that she received a note from her former love, the young Fraser, very much alive, asking her to marry him. She is said to have read the note and fainted. However, she kept in touch with the young Fraser.

For the next 20 years, the Duke and Duchess lived at Gordon Castle in Morayshire which Jane’s husband enlarged to be one of the largest homes in Scotland—with a facade 600 feet long and an 84 foot high central tower. Part of the town of Fochabers had to be demolished and rebuilt elsewhere tomake room for the extensions. However, years later most of the enlargements were dismantled again.

At Gordon Castle, Jane organised parties, planted trees, and took a keen interest in farming. She was a great enthusiast for local dancing and fiddle and pipe music. She is credited with establishing the Strathspey as a dance form.

The couple had seven children. Her first son, George, Marquess of Huntly, the later George Gordon, 5th Duke of Gordon was born in 1770. The Duke also had an illegitimate son at about the same time, also called George, by a Mrs. Christie. Jane used to refer to “my George and the Duke’s George”.

Jane entertained on an increasingly lavish scale, with as many as 100 sitting down to dinner and guests staying for three months in the Castle. And in the 1780s, the Duchess started entertaining in Edinburgh, quickly becoming the leading hostess. Jane was the sole arbitress of fashion in Edinburgh. Horace Walpole called her the “Empress of fashion”. She regularly gave soirée evenings where up and coming artists were asked to entertain. It was in her drawing room that Robert Burns first read his poetry to Edinburgh society, and she became his chief sponsor, purchasing all his early published works.

In 1787 the Duke and the Duchess of Gordon moved to London. They first rented a house on Downing Street from Lord Sheffield, then one in Pall Mall from the Marquess of Buckingham, and finally one in St. James’s Square. And Jane continued her party-giving habit, but with a distinctly Scottish flavour. She made everyone dance Scottish dances. King George III adored her, and she supported the King, so she was allowed to promote her Scottish heritage more than others would have dared. She gave a ball at which she and the Duchess of York dressed in tartan when it was officially banned, and she arranged for the King to inspect troops dressed in tartan in Hyde Park.

It was in the Pall Mall house that she held her greatest parties. Close to Parliament in Westminster, she kept open house for the Tories. Pitt, the Prime Minister, and Dundas, the Lord Advocate were frequent visitors. And it was during this time that she arranged a truce between the King and his eldest son, the Prince Regent, whose had run up enormous debts. She arranged for his debts to be met, and this enabled the construction of the Royal Pavilion at Brighton to be continued.

In 1793, the French Revolutionary Government declared war on Great Britain. At that time the British army was short of recruits, since the military service was not very popular among the young men. As a consequence the Government asked Jane’s husband, the Duke of Gordon, to raise another regiment. The outcome of this was a bet between Jane and the Prince Regent, the future King George IV. Jane bet with the Prince Regent that she could raise more men than he, meaning the Government. Although 45 by then, she was still extremely attractive. Her recruiting technique was, to say the least, unusual. She wore a military uniform and a large black feathered hat (highland bonnet), touring Scotland to organise reels. Anyone who joined the reel joined the army and received the King’s shilling, the recruiting payment, from between the Duchess’ lips by kissing her. This was how the Gordon Highlanders were founded. Her total was 940 men. On 24 June 1794, the newly embodied regiment paraded for the first time at Aberdeen. The regiment existed until 1994.

In 1799, Jane became depressed and ill. Her eldest son, George, the later George Gordon, 5th Duke of Gordon, had gone off to the wars, and she wrote in a letter to a friend: “Oh where and oh where has my highland laddie gone?” Her second son, Alexander (1785–1808), died at 23, and her husband had moved his mistress, Jane Christie, into Gordon Castle and built a small house on the Spey, called Kinrara, for his estranged wife. Jane lived there for the next six years, continuing her entertaining and partying.

Having enjoyed life as a Duchess, Jane was determined to get her daughters well married, and she set out securing suitable husbands for them. In 1802, after the Peace of Amiens, she took her younger daughter, Georgiana (1781–1853), to Paris with a view to marrying her to the son of the Empress Joséphine, Eugène de Beauharnais. This would not have been popular so soon after hostilities, but nothing came of it. A short time later, Georgiana was reputed to be friendly, if not engaged, to Francis Russell, 5th Duke of Bedford, but he died before they could marry. Jane then arranged a meeting with the Duke’s younger brother John Russell, 6th Duke of Bedford who had inherited the title and recently been widowed with several children. All went as planned, and he soon married his late brother’s fiancée on 23 June 1803 in London. Georgiana had ten children by the Duke, and she followed in her mother’s partying footsteps, entertaining frequently in her Bedford home, Woburn Abbey. The Duchess of Bedford was a great patroness of the arts, and had a long standing relationship with the painter Sir Edwin Henry Landseer.

Jane then turned to finding a husband for Charlotte (1768–1842), the eldest daughter. She plotted to have her marry William Pitt, the Prime Minister, but her plan failed when Pitt’s close friend, Lord Henry Dundas, took an interest in Charlotte. Neither potential husband worked out, and Charlotte later married on 9 September 1789 at Gordon Castle Colonel Charles Lennox, the future 4th Duke of Richmond.

General Cornwallis had returned to England from his disastrous command of the British troops during the American Revolution to be, rather surprisingly, treated as a hero and created a Marquess. Having fought with Jane’s brother at Plessey in India as well as in the American war, he would have been a friend of Jane’s. So his eldest son, Lord Brome, was therefore considered suitable for Louisa (1776–1850), the fourth daughter. Cornwallis refused to approve the marriage, however, citing madness in the Gordon family. The Duchess allayed his fears by swearing that there was “not one drop of Gordon blood” in this particular daughter. The marriage then proceeded on 17 April 1795 in London. History does not relate who Louisa’s natural father was, but it is thought to have been Captain Fraser, her early love from Edinburgh.

Susan (1774–1828), the third daughter, married on 7 October 1793 in Edinburgh to William Montagu, 5th Duke of Manchester, and Madeleine (1772–1847), the second daughter, married firstly on 2 April 1789 in London to Sir Robert Sinclair, 7th Baronet. On 25 November 1805 she married secondly at Kimbolton Castle to Charles Fysche Palmer.

Jane’s own marriage had been more of less an arrangement from the beginning. The return from the dead of her lover during the honeymoon was an inauspicious start. The Duke having an illegitimate son by Jane Christie at the same time as his heir was born was an unfortunate sequence, to be followed by the birth of her illegitimate daughter a few years later. The Duke openly kept his mistress at Gordon Castle while the Duchess seems to have preferred assignations with her lover on the windswept moors.

By 1805, the marriage was officially over, and the couple reached a financial agreement whereby the Duchess would be given a new house, capital payments, and generous annual supplements. The Duke was by then in financial difficulties, however; he acknowledged his liability to the Duchess, but he did not pay all the monies legally due her.

Jane was reduced to living in hotels, and she became increasingly eccentric. She was involved in an acrimonious dispute with her estranged husband over money, and she died in 1812 at Poultney’s Hotel, Piccadilly, London, surrounded by her four daughters and surviving son. Her body was taken north to be buried at the old Celtic Chapel by the banks of the Spey at Kinrara. There her husband carried out her final wish and erected a monument to her on which were recorded the marriages of her children.

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Jane Austen and Ghosts.

Not only do I write Regency and Romance, but this can take a humorous turn. Some years back, I am sure readers of this blog will be aware that some writers began to take great liberty with Jane Austen and her works. Pride and Prejudice being liberally rewritten with the inclusion of zombies.

Then other books appeared with sea monsters, and werewolves and vampires. President Lincoln has even made it to the big screen where he is intent on sending foul creatures to hell. It occurred to me, even before I read any of this literature, that Jane would probably not appreciate what had been done to her classic piece.

That the tales and her life have become visual spectacles that we enjoy she might not like either, but is perhaps resigned to. That zombies, ghosts and vampires are now used to follow her own plot lines would I think, have her turning over in her grave. Jane Austen and Ghosts is my take on that.

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In the world of moviemaking, nothing is as golden as rebooting a classic tale that has made fortunes every time before when it has been adapted for the silver screen.

Certainly any work by Jane Austen made into a movie will not only be bankable, but also considered a work of art. That is of course until the current wave of adaptations that unite her classic stories with all the elements of the afterlife is attempted to be created.

That these have found success in the marketplace amongst booklovers may not be quite understood by those who make movies. But that they are a success is understood and a reason to make them into movies.

All that being said, perhaps it would also be fair to say that the very proper Jane, were she present to have anything to say about it, would not be pleased. Of course she has been away from this Earth for nearly 200 hundred years.

But does that mean were she upset enough, she wouldn’t come back?

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