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Bedford Square, Camden
Caroline Street, Bedford Square, Camden
Bloomsbury Square, Bloomsbury, Camden
On 08 Nov 1707 Samuel Barnardiston 1st Baronet Brightwell 1620-1707 (87) died at his house in Bloomsbury Square, Bloomsbury, Camden. His Nephew Samuel Barnardiston 2nd Baronet Brightwell 1659-1709 (48) succeeded 2nd Baronet Barnardiston of Brightwell.
Southampton House, Bloomsbury Square, Bloomsbury, Camden
On 27 Sep 1735 Diana Spencer Duchess Bedford 1710-1735 (25) died at Southampton House, Bloomsbury Square, Bloomsbury, Camden.
Southampton Street, Bloomsbury Square, Bloomsbury, Camden
On 21 Jan 1710 John Ashburnham 1st Baron Ashburnham 1656-1710 (54) died at Southampton Street, Bloomsbury Square, Bloomsbury, Camden. His Son William Ashburnham 2nd Baron Ashburnham 1679-1710 (30) succeeded 2nd Baron Ashburnham of Ashburnham in Sussex. Catherine Taylor -1710 by marriage Baroness Ashburnham of Ashburnham in Sussex.
Montague House, Bloomsbury, Camden
John Evelyn's Diary 1683 Oct. 10 Oct 1683. Visited the Duchess of Grafton (28), not yet brought to bed, and dining with my Lord Chamberlain (her father) (65), went with them to see Montague House, Bloomsbury, Camden, a palace lately built by Lord Montague (44), who had married the most beautiful Countess of Northumberland (29). It is a stately and ample palace. Signor Verrio's (47) fresco paintings, especially the funeral pile of Dido, on the staircase, the labors of Hercules, fight with the Centaurs, his effeminacy with Dejanira, and Apotheosis or reception among the gods, on the walls and roof of the great room above,—I think exceeds anything he has yet done, both for design, coloring, and exuberance of invention, comparable to the greatest of the old masters, or what they so celebrate at Rome. In the rest of the chamber are some excellent paintings of Holbein, and other masters. The garden is large, and in good air, but the fronts of the house not answerable to the inside. The court at entry, and wings for offices seem too near the street, and that so very narrow and meanly built, that the corridor is not in proportion to the rest, to hide the court from being overlooked by neighbors; all which might have been prevented, had they placed the house further into the ground, of which there was enough to spare. But on the whole it is a fine palace, built after the French pavilion-way, by Mr. Hooke, the Curator of the Royal Society. There were with us my Lady Scroope, the great wit, and Monsieur Chardine (39), the celebrated traveler.
John Evelyn's Diary 1686 Jan. 06 Jan 1686. Passed the Privie Seale, amongst others, the creation of Mrs. Sedley J (concubine to) Countesse of Dorchester (28), which the Queene took very grievously (27), so as for two dinners, standing neere her I observed she hardly eate one morsel, nor spake one word to the King (52), or to any about her, tho' at other times she us'd to be extreamly pleasant, full of discourse and good humour. The Roman Catholics were also very angry, because they had so long valu'd the sanctity of their religion and proselytes. Dryden (54) the famous playwriter, and his two sonns, and Mrs. Nelly (35) (Misse to ye late) were said to go to masse ; such proselytes were no greate losse to the church. This night was burnt to the ground my Lord Mountague's Montague House, Bloomsbury, Camden, than wch for painting and furniture there was nothing more glorious in England. This happen'd by the negligence of a servant, airing, as they call it, some of the goods by the fire in a moist season ; indeede so wet and mild a winter had scarce ben seene in man's memory. At this Seale there also pass'd the creation of Sr H. Walgrave (25) to be a Peere. He had married one of the King's natural daughters (19) by Mrs. Churchill. These two Seales my brother Commissioners pass'd in the morning before I came to towne, at. wch I was not displeas'd. We likewise pass'd Privy Seales for 5.2/6,000 upon severall accounts, pensions, guards, wardrobes, pri vie purse, &c. besides divers pardons, and one more wch I must not forget (and wch by Providence I was not present at) one Mr. Lytcott to be Secretary to the Ambassador to Rome. We being three Commissioners, any two were a quorum.
In 1746 John Rocque Mapmaker 1704-1762 (42). Map of London Part 1C.
Queen Square, Bloomsbury, Camden
Church of St George the Martyr, Queen Square, Bloomsbury, Camden
On 26 Jul 1717 Charles Cadogan 2nd Baron Cadogan 1685-1776 (32) and Elizabeth Sloane Baroness Cadogan were married at Church of St George the Martyr, Queen Square, Bloomsbury, Camden. The marriage transferred the 250-acre (1.0 km2) Sloane estate in suburban Chelsea to the Cadogan family, which has been the basis of the family wealth ever since.
Ely Palace, Camden
On 05 Jun 1467 the challenger Edward Woodville Lord Scales -1488 travelled to London and was conveyed to Ely Palace, Camden by John "Butcher of England" Tiptoft 1st Earl Worcester 1427-1470 (40). .
After 1557 John Arundell 1530-1590 was imprisoned at Ely Palace, Camden.
Great Ormond Street, Camden
On 24 Feb 1725 John Pratt 1657-1725 (68) died in Great Ormond Street, Camden.
Lincoln's Inn, Holborn, Camden
On Feb 1311 Henry Lacy 3rd Earl Lincoln, 4th Earl Salisbury 1251-1311 (60) died at Lincoln's Inn, Holborn, Camden. His Daughter Alice Lacy Countess Leicester, Countess Lancaster, 5th Countess Salisbury, 4th Countess Lincoln 1281-1348 (29) succeeded 5th Earl Salisbury (1C 1149), 4th Earl Lincoln (4C 1217).
On Jun 1486 James Ormond -1497 admitted at Lincoln's Inn, Holborn, Camden.
On 12 May 1490 George Manners 11th Baron Ros Helmsley 1470-1513 (20) enrolled at Lincoln's Inn, Holborn, Camden.
In 1515 Robert Townshend -1556 admitted at Lincoln's Inn, Holborn, Camden.
On 10 Apr 1559 John Puckering 1544-1596 (15) entered Lincoln's Inn, Holborn, Camden.
In 1567 John Glanville 1542-1600 (25) educated at Lincoln's Inn, Holborn, Camden.
In 1575 Thomas Harries 1st Baronet Tong Castle 1550-1628 (25) educated at Lincoln's Inn, Holborn, Camden.
On 29 Jan 1587 William Godolphin 1567-1613 (20) admitted at Lincoln's Inn, Holborn, Camden.
In 1604 John St John 1st Baronet St John Lydiard Tregoze 1585-1648 (18) admitted at Lincoln's Inn, Holborn, Camden.
On 22 Apr 1619 Oliver St John 1598-1673 (20) admitted at Lincoln's Inn, Holborn, Camden.
On 19 Mar 1622 Hugh Wyndham Baron of the Exchequer 1602-1684 (20) was admitted to Lincoln's Inn, Holborn, Camden.
On 01 Apr 1627 William Pierrepoint 1608-1678 (19) admitted at Lincoln's Inn, Holborn, Camden.
On 16 Jun 1629 Hugh Wyndham Baron of the Exchequer 1602-1684 (27) was admitted to Lincoln's Inn, Holborn, Camden.
In 1638 Christoper Wray 4th Baronet Glentworth 1621-1664 (16) admitted at Lincoln's Inn, Holborn, Camden,.
On 05 Nov 1638 William Wray 1st Baronet Ashby 1625-1669 (13) admitted at Lincoln's Inn, Holborn, Camden.
On 04 May 1650 John Temple 1632-1705 (18) admitted at Lincoln's Inn, Holborn, Camden.
John Evelyn's Diary 1652 Mar. 29 Mar 1652. I heard that excellent prelate, the primate of Ireland (Jacobus Usher (71)) preach in Lincoln's Inn, Holborn, Camden, on Heb. iv. 16, encouraging of penitent sinners.
In 1658 John Strangeways 1636-1676 (21) educated at Lincoln's Inn, Holborn, Camden.
On 21 Jul 1683 William Russell 1639-1683 (43) was beheaded by Jack Ketch -1686 at Lincoln's Inn, Holborn, Camden for his involvement in the Rye House Plot. The executioner was so inept that he took four axe blows to separate the head from the body. After the first failed blow his victim looked up and said "You dog, did I give you 10 guineas to use me so inhumanely?".
On 11 Jul 1689 Samuel Edwin 1671-1722 (18) admitted at Lincoln's Inn, Holborn, Camden.
On 27 Apr 1782 William Talbot 1st Earl Talbot 1710-1782 (71) died at Lincoln's Inn, Holborn, Camden. His Daughter Cecil Cardonnel 2nd Baroness Dynevor 1735-1793 (46) succeeded 2nd Baron Dynevor of Dynevor in Camarthenshire.
In 1799 William Courtenay 10th Earl Devon 1777-1859 (21) called to the bar at Lincoln's Inn, Holborn, Camden.
Lincoln's Inn Chapel
John Evelyn's Diary 1686 Nov. 05 Nov 1686. I went to St Martin's in the Fields, Charing Cross in the morning, where Dr. Birch preached very boldly against the Papists, from John xvi. 2. In the afternoon I heard Dr. Tillotson (56) in Lincoln's Inn chapel, on the same text, but more cautiously.
Lincoln's Inn Fields
On 27 Oct 1661 Thomas Coventry 2nd Baron Coventry 1606-1661 (55) died at Lincoln's Inn Fields. He was buried at St Mary Magdalene's Church, Crome D'Abitot. His Son George Coventry 3rd Baron Coventry 1628-1680 (33) succeeded 3rd Baron Coventry.
John Evelyn's Diary 1683 Jul. 21 Jul 1683. Lord Russell (43) was beheaded in Lincoln's Inn Fields, the executioner giving him three butcherly strokes. The speech he made, and the paper which he gave the Sheriff declaring his innocence, the nobleness of the family, the piety and worthiness of the unhappy gentleman, wrought much pity, and occasioned various discourses on the plot.
On 14 Feb 1737 Charles Talbot 1st Baron Talbot 1685-1737 (52) died at Lincoln's Inn Fields. His Son William Talbot 1st Earl Talbot 1710-1782 (26) succeeded 2nd Baron Talbot of Hensol in Glamorganshire. Mary Cardonnel Countess Talbot by marriage Baroness Talbot of Hensol in Glamorganshire.
Cardigan House, Lincoln's Inn Fields
On 26 Jul 1712 George Montagu 1st Duke Montagu 1712-1790 was born to George Brudenell 3rd Earl Cardigan 1685-1732 (26) and Elizabeth Bruce 3rd Countess Cardigan 1689-1745 (23) at Cardigan House, Lincoln's Inn Fields.
Duke of York's Playhouse, Lincoln's Inn Fields
Samuel Pepy's Diary 1669 May. Wednesday 12 May 1669. Up, and to Westminster Hall, where the term is, and this the first day of my being there, and here by chance met Roger Pepys (52), come to town the last night: I was glad to see him. After some talk with him and others, and among others Sir Charles Harbord (29) and Sidney Montagu (18), the latter of whom is to set out tomorrow towards Flanders and Italy, I invited them to dine with me to-morrow, and so to Mrs. Martin’s lodging, who come to town last night, and there je did hazer her, she having been a month, I think, at Portsmouth with her husband, newly come home from the Streights. But, Lord! how silly the woman talks of her great entertainment there, and how all the gentry come to visit her, and that she believes her husband is worth 6 or 700l., which nevertheless I am glad of, but I doubt they will spend it a fast. Thence home, and after dinner my wife (28) and I to the Duke of York's Playhouse, Lincoln's Inn Fields, and there, in the side balcony, over against the musick, did hear, but not see, a new play, the first day acted, “The Roman Virgin,” an old play, and but ordinary, I thought; but the trouble of my eyes with the light of the candles did almost kill me. Thence to my Lord Sandwich’s (43), and there had a promise from Sidney (18) to come and dine with me to-morrow; and so my wife and I home in our coach, and there find my brother John, as I looked for, come to town from Ellington, where, among other things, he tell me the first news that my sister Jackson (28) is with child, and far gone, which I know not whether it did more trouble or please me, having no great care for my friends to have children; though I love other people’s. So, glad to see him, we to supper, and so to bed.
Lincoln's Inn Theatre, Lincoln's Inn Fields
In 1661 Henry Harris Actor 1634-1704 (27) joined William Davenant's (55) company at the Lincoln's Inn Theatre, Lincoln's Inn Fields.
Newcastle House, Holborn, Camden
On 08 Sep 1692 Ralph Montagu 1st Duke Montagu 1638-1709 (53) and Elizabeth "Mad Duchess" Cavendish Duchess Albermarle, Duchess Montagu 1654-1734 (38) were married at Newcastle House, Holborn, Camden.
St Andrew Holborn, Holborn, Camden
Vine Tavern, Holborn, Camden
On 19 May 1676 John Greenhill 1644-1676 (32) died. He had been returning home somewhat less than sober from an evening in the Vine Tavern, Holborn, Camden when he fell into a ditch in Long Acre. He was carried to his lodgings in Lincoln's Inn Fields but didn't recover. He was buried in St Giles in the Fields.
St Giles in the Fields, Camden
On 01 Jun 1583 George Carew Archdeacon Totnes, Archdeacon Exeter 1498-1583 (85) died. He was buried at St Giles in the Fields, Camden.
On 01 Dec 1638 Toby Tyrrell 2nd Baronet Tyrrell 1617-1638 (21) died in St Giles in the Fields, Camden. His Son Thomas Tyrrell 3rd Baronet Tyrrell 1633-1705 (5) succeeded 3rd Baronet Tyrrell of Thornton.
Before 13 Nov 1639 Peregrine Bertie 1584-1639 died. He 13 Nov 1639 Peregrine Bertie 1584-1639 was buried at St Giles in the Fields, Camden.
On 02 Jun 1644 Stephen Anderson 1st Baronet Anderson 1644-1707 and Mary Glynne Baronetess Anderson were married at St Giles in the Fields, Camden.
On 13 Feb 1646 Christopher Wray 1601-1646 was buried at St Giles in the Fields, Camden.
On 09 Jun 1655 Gilbert Holles 3rd Earl Clare 1633-1689 (22) and Grace Pierrepoint Countess Clare were married at St Giles in the Fields, Camden.
On 27 Jun 1655 Robert Montagu 3rd Earl Manchester 1634-1683 (21) and Anne Yelverton Countess Manchester, Countess Halifax were married at St Giles in the Fields, Camden.
On 22 Jan 1669 Alice Leigh 1st Duchess Dudley 1578-1669 (91) died at St Giles in the Fields, Camden. She was buried at The Church of the Virgin Mary, Stoneleigh.
Monument to Alice Leigh 1st Duchess Dudley 1578-1669 (91) and her daughter. A large elaborate memorial in black and white marble erected in 1668. Has two recumbent female figures under a canopy supported on eight Ionic columns and on either side an angel with trumpet holding back curtains.
On 19 Feb 1672 Bethel Wray 5th Baronet Glentworth 1623-1672 (49) died. He was buried at St Giles in the Fields, Camden. His Half First-Cousin Once-Removed Christopher Wray 2nd Baronet Ashby, 6th Baronet Glentworth 1652-1679 (20) succeeded 6th Baronet Glentworth.
Before 31 Aug 1679 Christopher Wray 2nd Baronet Ashby, 6th Baronet Glentworth 1652-1679 died. On 31 Aug 1679 Christopher Wray 2nd Baronet Ashby, 6th Baronet Glentworth 1652-1679 was buried at St Giles in the Fields, Camden. His Brother William Wray 3rd Baronet Ashby, 7th Baronet Glentworth -1687 succeeded 3rd Baronet Ashby, 7th Baronet Glentworth.
John Evelyn's Diary 1686 Sep. 08 Sep 1686. Dr. Compton, Bishop of London (54), was on Monday suspended, on pretense of not silencing Dr. Sharp (41) [NOTE. Assumed to be the subsequent Archbishop?] at St Giles in the Fields, Camden, for something of a sermon in which he zealously reproved the doctrine of the Roman Catholics. The Bishop having consulted the civilians, they told him he could not by any law proceed against Dr. Sharp without producing witnesses, and impleaded according to form; but it was overruled by my Lord Chancellor (41), and the Bishop sentenced without so much as being heard to any purpose. This was thought a very extraordinary way of proceeding, and was universally resented, and so much the rather for that two Bishops, Durham (53) and Rochester (51), sitting in the commission and giving their suffrages the Archbishop of Canterbury (69) refused to sit among them. He was only suspended ab officio, and that was soon after taken off. He was brother to the Earl of Northampton, had once been a soldier, had traveled in Italy, but became a sober, grave, and excellent prelate.
On 30 Mar 1695 Francis Howard 5th Baron Howard 1643-1695 (51) died at Lingfield. He was buried at St Giles in the Fields, Camden. His Son Thomas Howard 6th Baron Howard 1682-1725 (13) succeeded 6th Baron Howard of Effingham (1C 1554).
On 13 Feb 1718 George Brydges Rodney 1st Baron Rodney 1718-1792 was baptised at St Giles in the Fields, Camden.
Great Queen Street, St Giles in the Fields, Camden
On 14 Sep 1694 Thomas Savage 3rd Earl Rivers 1628-1694 (66) died at Great Queen Street, St Giles in the Fields, Camden. His Son Richard Savage 4th Earl Rivers 1654-1712 (40) succeeded 4th Earl Rivers (2C 1626).