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Kensington, London

Earls Court

On 24 Aug 1703 Lionel Boyle 3rd Earl Orrery 1671-1703 (32) died at Earls Court.

On 05 Aug 1802 Richard Grosvenor 1st Earl Grosvenor 1731-1802 (71) died at Earls Court. Richard Grosvenor 1st Earl Grosvenor 1731-1802 (71) was buried at Grosvenor Vault, St Mary's Church, Eccleston. His Son Robert Grosvenor 1st Marquess Westminster 1767-1845 (35) succeeded 2nd Earl Grosvenor. Eleanor Egerton Marchioness Westminster 1752-1816 (49) by marriage Countess Grosvenor.

Before 1802. Benjamin West Painter 1738-1820. Richard Grosvenor 1st Earl Grosvenor 1731-1802.

Eaton Place

47 Eaton Place, Eaton Place

On 20 Apr 1848 Katherine Isabella Manners Marchioness Bristol 1809-1848 (39) died of smallpox at 47 Eaton Place, Eaton Place.

1839 Francis Grant 1803-1878 (35). Portrait of Katherine Isabella Manners Marchioness Bristol 1809-1848 (29).

Kensal Green

Kensal Green Cemetery, Kensal Green

On 21 Apr 1843 Augustus Frederick Hanover 1st Duke Sussex 1773-1843 (70) died at Kensington Palace. He was buried at Kensal Green Cemetery, Kensal Green.

1817. James Lonsdale Painter 1777-1839 (39). Portrait of Augustus Frederick Hanover 1st Duke Sussex 1773-1843 (43).

On 15 Aug 1855 Edward Seymour 11th Duke Somerset 1775-1855 (80) died at Somerset House (40), Park Lane, Mayfair. He was buried at Kensal Green Cemetery, Kensal Green. His Son Edward Adolphus Seymour 12th Duke Somerset 1804-1885 (50) succeeded 12th Duke Somerset (4C 1547). Jane Georgiana Sheridan Duchess Somerset 1809-1884 (45) by marriage Duchess Somerset (4C 1547).

On 06 Dec 1879 William John Cavendish-Scott-Bentinck 5th Duke Portland 1800-1879 (79) died at his London residence Harcourt House, Cavendish Square, Marylebone. He was buried in Kensal Green Cemetery, Kensal Green. His First-Cousin Once-Removed William Cavendish-Bentinck 6th Duke Portland 1857-1943 (21) succeeded 6th Duke Portland.

On 20 Jan 1889 Edward Chichester 4th Marquess County Donegal 1799-1889 (89) died at St Leonards On Sea, East Sussex. He was buried at Kensal Green Cemetery, Kensal Green. His Son George Augustus Hamilton Chichester 5th Marquess County Donegal 1822-1904 (66) succeeded 5th Marquess County Donegal.

Catacomb B, Kensal Green Cemetery, Kensal Green

On 01 Jul 1857 William Pole-Tylney-Long-Wellesley 4th Earl Mornington 1788-1857 (69) died at Thayer Street, Manchester Square, Marylebone. He was buried at Catacomb B, Kensal Green Cemetery, Kensal Green. His Son William Richard Arthur Pole-Tylney-Long-Wellesley 5th Earl Mornington 1813-1863 (43) succeeded 5th Earl Mornington (1C 1760), 5th Viscount Wellesley of Dangan Castle.

Kensington

In 1714 Charles Pratt 1st Earl Camden 1714-1794 was born to John Pratt 1657-1725 (57) in Kensington.

Before 15 Oct 1811. Nathaniel Dance-Holland Painter 1735-1811. Portrait of Charles Pratt 1st Earl Camden 1714-1794.

On 23 Aug 1743 Mary Edwards 1704-1743 (39) died in Kensington.

In 1734 William Hogarth 1697-1764 (36).Titled "Edwards Hamilton family on a Terrace" the subjects are Anne Hamilton 1709-1748 (24) and Mary Edwards 1704-1743 (30) and their child Gerard Edwardes of Welham Grove 1734-1773.In her left hand she holds Addison’s Spectator No.580 that describes the need to fill the mind with an awareness of the Divine Being.The books on the table beside her include poetry or sermons of Edward Young, the works of Swift, Pope’s translation of the Iliad, and the devotional writings of Damuel Bowens and John Tillotson Archbishop Canterbury 1630-1694.

In 1742 William Hogarth 1697-1764 (44). Portrait of Mary Edwards 1704-1743 (38).

On 22 May 1781 Garrett Wellesley 1st Earl Mornington 1735-1781 (45) died at Kensington. He was buried at Grosvenor Chapel, South Audley Street, Mayfair. On 22 May 1781 His Son Richard Wellesley 1st Marquess Wellesley 1760-1842 (20) succeeded 2nd Earl Mornington (1C 1760), 2nd Viscount Wellesley of Dangan Castle.

On 11 Mar 1881 William Henry Frederick Cavendish 1817-1881 (63) died at Kensington.

Campden Hill

Campden Lodge, Campden Hill

Holland House

In 1682 Jean Chardin Traveller 1643-1713 (38) was elected Fellow of the Royal Society. He was living at Holland House at the time.

Cope Castle, Holland House

In 1605 Walter Cope 1553-1614 (52) commissioned the building of Cope Castle, Holland House.

On 30 Jul 1614 Walter Cope 1553-1614 (61) died at Cope Castle, Holland House.

Hyde Park

John Evelyn's Diary 1653 Apr. 11 Apr 1653. I went to take the air in Hyde Park, where every coach was made to pay a shilling, and horse sixpence, by the sordid fellow who had purchased it of the state, as they called it.

Samuel Pepy's Diary 1669 May. Saturday 01 May 1669. Up betimes. Called up by my tailor, and there first put on a summer suit this year; but it was not my fine one of flowered tabby vest, and coloured camelott tunique, because it was too fine with the gold lace at the hands, that I was afeard to be seen in it; but put on the stuff suit I made the last year, which is now repaired; and so did go to the Navy Office, Seething Lane in it, and sat all the morning, the day looking as if it would be fowle. At noon home to dinner, and there find my Elizabeth de St Michel 1640-1669 (28) extraordinary fine, with her flowered tabby gown that she made two years ago, now laced exceeding pretty; and, indeed, was fine all over; and mighty earnest to go, though the day was very lowering; and she would have me put on my fine suit, which I did. And so anon we went alone through the town with our new liveries of serge, and the horses’ manes and tails tied with red ribbons, and the standards there gilt with varnish, and all clean, and green refines, that people did mightily look upon us; and, the truth is, I did not see any coach more pretty, though more gay, than ours, all the day. But we set out, out of humour — I because Betty Turner, whom I expected, was not come to go with us; and my Elizabeth de St Michel 1640-1669 (28) that I would sit on the same seat with her, which she likes not, being so fine: and she then expected to meet Henry Sheers -1710, which we did in the Pall Mall, St James', and, against my will, I was forced to take him into the coach, but was sullen all day almost, and little complaisant: the day also being unpleasing, though the Hyde Park full of coaches, but dusty and windy, and cold, and now and then a little dribbling rain; and, what made it worst, there were so many hackney-coaches as spoiled the sight of the gentlemen’s; and so we had little pleasure. But here was William Batalier and his sister in a borrowed coach by themselves, and I took them and we to the Keeper's Lodge, Hyde Park; and at the door did give them a syllabub, and other things, cost me 12s., and pretty merry. And so back to the coaches, and there till the evening, and then home, leaving Henry Sheers -1710 at St James' Gate, St James', where he took leave of us for altogether, he being this night to set out for Portsmouth post, in his way to Tangier, which troubled my Elizabeth de St Michel 1640-1669 (28) mightily, who is mighty, though not, I think, too fond of him. But she was out of humour all the evening, and I vexed at her for it, and she did not rest almost all the night, so as in the night I was forced; to take her and hug her to put her to rest. So home, and after a little supper, to bed.

Samuel Pepy's Diary 1669 May. Sunday 02 May 1669. Lord’s Day. Up, and by water to Whitehall Palace, and there visit my Edward Montagu 1st Earl Sandwich 1625-1672 (43), who, after about two months’ absence at Hinchingbrooke House, Huntingdon, come to town last night. I saw him, and very kind; and I am glad he is so, I having not wrote to him all the time, my eyes indeed not letting me. Here with Charles Harbord 1640-1670 (29), and my Edward Montagu 2nd Earl Sandwich 1648-1688 (21), and Sidney, we looked upon the picture of Tangier, designed by Charles Harbord 1640-1670 (29), and drawn by Dancre, which my Lord Sandwich admires, as being the truest picture that ever he’s saw in his life: and it is indeed very pretty, and I will be at the cost of having one of them. Thence with them to Whitehall Palace, and there walked out the sermon, with one or other; and then saw the James II King England, Scotland and Ireland 1633-1701 (35) after sermon, and he talked to me a little; and so away back by water Navy Office, Seething Lane, and after dinner got my Elizabeth de St Michel 1640-1669 (28) to read, and then by coach, she and I, to the Hyde Park, and there spent the evening with much pleasure, it proving clear after a little shower, and we mighty fine as yesterday, and people mightily pleased with our coach, as I perceived; but I had not on my fine suit, being really afeard to wear it, it being so fine with the gold lace, though not gay. So home and to supper, and my Elizabeth de St Michel 1640-1669 (28) to read, and Tom, my Nepotisme, and then to bed.

Around 1749. Canaletto Painter 1697-1768. Whitehall Palace and the Privy Garden from Richmond House.

Around 1650 Peter Lely 1618-1680 (31). Portrait of Edward Montagu 1st Earl Sandwich 1625-1672 (24).

Around 1662 Peter Lely 1618-1680 (43). Portrait of Edward Montagu 1st Earl Sandwich 1625-1672 (36) in his Garter Robes and Garter Collar.

Around 1665 Peter Lely 1618-1680 (46). Portrait of James II King England, Scotland and Ireland 1633-1701 (31) and Anne Hyde Queen Consort England 1637-1671 (27).

Before 04 Jan 1674 Peter Lely 1618-1680. Portrait of James II King England, Scotland and Ireland 1633-1701 wearing his Garter Robes.

Around 1672 Henri Gascar 1635-1701 (37). Portrait of James II King England, Scotland and Ireland 1633-1701 (38).

Samuel Pepy's Diary 1669 May. Sunday 09 May 1669. Lord’s day. Up and, after dressing in my best suit with gold trimming, I to the Navy Office, Seething Lane, and there with Richard Gibson and Tom finishing against to-morrow my notes upon Commanders’ Instructions; and, when church-time, to St Olave's Church, Hart Street with my Elizabeth de St Michel 1640-1669 (28), leaving them at work. Daniel Milles Rector -1689 preached a dull sermon, and so we home to dinner; and thence by coach to St Andrew's Church, Holborn, thinking to have heard Edward Stillingfleet Bishop Worcester 1635-1699 (34) preach, but we could not get a place, and so to St Margaret's Church, and there heard a sermon, and did get a place, the first we have heard there these many years, and here at a distance I saw Betty Howlett, but she is become much a plainer woman than she was a girl. Thence towards the Hyde Park, but too soon to go in, so went on to Knightsbridge, and there eat and drank at “World's End, Knightsbridge,” where we had good things, and then back to the Park, and there till night, being fine weather, and much company, and so home, and after supper to bed. This day I first left off both my waistcoats by day, and my waistcoat by night, it being very hot weather, so hot as to make me break out, here and there, in my hands, which vexes me to see, but is good for me.

Around 1680 Mary Cradock 1633-1699 (46). Portrait of her husband Edward Stillingfleet Bishop Worcester 1635-1699 (44)When Dean of St Pauls.

Around 1690 Mary Cradock 1633-1699 (56) (attributed). Portrait of Edward Stillingfleet Bishop Worcester 1635-1699 (54).

1749. Canaletto Painter 1697-1768. Westminster Abbey with a procession of Knights of the Bath. St Margaret's Church adjacent with the flag.

Samuel Pepy's Diary 1669 May. Friday 14 May 1669. Up, and to St. James’s to the James II King England, Scotland and Ireland 1633-1701 (35), and thence to Whitehall Palace, where we met about office business, and then at noon with Christopher Wren Architect 1632-1723 (45) to Lambeth, to dinner with the Gilbert Sheldon Archbishop Canterbury 1598-1677 (70); the first time I was ever there and I have long longed for it; where a noble house, and well furnished with good pictures and furniture, and noble attendance in good order, and great deal of company, though an ordinary day; and exceeding great cheer, no where better, or so much, that ever I think I saw, for an ordinary table: and the Gilbert Sheldon Archbishop Canterbury 1598-1677 (70) mighty kind to me, particularly desiring my company another time, when less company there. Most of the company gone, and I going, I heard by a gentleman of a sermon that was to be there; and so I staid to hear it, thinking it serious, till by and by the gentleman told me it was a mockery, by one Cornet Bolton, a very gentleman-like man, that behind a chair did pray and preach like a Presbyter Scot that ever I heard in my life, with all the possible imitation in grimaces and voice. And his text about the hanging up their harps upon the willows: and a serious good sermon too, exclaiming against Bishops, and crying up of my good Alexander Montgomerie 6th Earl Eglinton 1588-1661, a till it made us all burst; but I did wonder to have the Gilbert Sheldon Archbishop Canterbury 1598-1677 (70) at this time to make himself sport with things of this kind, but I perceive it was shewn him as a rarity; and he took care to have the room-door shut, but there were about twenty gentlemen there, and myself, infinitely pleased with the novelty. So over to Whitehall Palace, to a little Committee of Tangier; and thence walking in the Gallery, I met Thomas Osborne 1st Duke Leeds 1632-1712 (37), who, to my great content, did of his own accord fall into discourse with me, with so much proFessions of value and respect, placing the whole virtue of the Office of the Navy upon me, and that for the Comptroller of the Navy place, no man in England was fit for it but me, when John Mennes Comptroller 1599-1671 (70), as he says it is necessary, is Removed: but then he knows not what to do for a man in my place; and in discourse, though I have no mind to the other, I did bring in Thomas Hayter Comptroller to be the fittest man in the world for it, which he took good notice of. But in the whole I was mightily pleased, reckoning myself now fifty per cent. securer in my place than I did before think myself to be. Thence to John Unthank, and there find my Elizabeth de St Michel 1640-1669 (28), but not dressed, which vexed me, because going to the Hyde Park, it being a most pleasant day after yesterday’s rain, which lays all the dust, and most people going out thither, which vexed me. So home, sullen; but then my Elizabeth de St Michel 1640-1669 (28) and I by water, with my John Pepys, as high as Fulham, talking and singing, and playing the rogue with the Western barge-men, about the women of Woolwich, which mads them, an so back home to supper and to bed.

In 1711 Godfrey Kneller Painter 1646-1723. Portrait of Christopher Wren Architect 1632-1723 (87).

Before 09 Dec 1641 Anthony Van Dyck 1599-1641. Portrait of John Mennes Comptroller 1599-1671.

Samuel Pepy's Diary 1669 May. Sunday 16 May 1669. Lord’s Day. My Elizabeth de St Michel 1640-1669 (28) and I at St Olave's Church, Hart Street, our pew filled with Mary Leigh, and six more that she brought with her, which vexed me at her confidence. Dined at home and William Batalier with us, and I all the afternoon drawing up a foul draught of my petition to the James II King England, Scotland and Ireland 1633-1701 (35), about my eyes, for leave to spend three or four months out of the Office, drawing it so as to give occasion to a voyage abroad which I did, to my pretty good liking; and then with my Elizabeth de St Michel 1640-1669 (28) to Hyde Park, where a good deal of company, and good weather, and so home to supper and to bed.

Samuel Pepy's Diary 1669 May. Monday 17 May 1669. Up, and to several places doing business, and then home to dinner, and then my Elizabeth de St Michel 1640-1669 (28) and I and John Pepys by coach to the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, Convent Garden, and saw “The Spanish Curate” revived, which is a pretty good play, but my eyes troubled with seeing it, mightily. Thence carried them and Richard Gibson, who met me at my William Brouncker 2nd Viscount Brounckner 1620-1684 (49) with a fair copy of my petition, which I thought to shew the James II King England, Scotland and Ireland 1633-1701 (35) this night, but could not, and therefore carried them to the Hyde Park, where they had never been, and so home to supper and to bed. Great the news now of the French taking St Domingo, Dominican Republic, Caribbean, in Spaniola, from the Spaniards, which troubles us, that they should have it, and have the honour of taking it, when we could not.

Samuel Pepy's Diary 1669 May. Wednesday 19 May 1669. With my coach to St James's Palacee; and there finding the James II King England, Scotland and Ireland 1633-1701 (35) gone to muster his men, in Hyde Park, I alone with my boy thither, and there saw more, walking out of my coach as other gentlemen did, of a soldier’s trade, than ever I did in my life: the men being mighty fine, and their Commanders, particularly the James Scott 1st Duke Monmouth, 1st Duke Buccleuch 1649-1685 (20); but me-thought their trade but very easy as to the mustering of their men, and the men but indifferently ready to perform what was commanded, in the handling of their arms. Here the news was first talked of Henry Killigrew 1637-1705 being wounded in nine places last night, by footmen, in the highway, going from the Hyde Park in a hackney-coach towards Hammersmith, to his house at Turham Green: they being supposed to be my Anna Maria Brudenell Countess Shrewsbury, Countess Waterford 1642-1702 (27) men, she being by, in Anna Maria Brudenell Countess Shrewsbury, Countess Waterford 1642-1702 (27) coach with six horses; upon an old grudge of his saying openly that Henry Killigrew 1637-1705 had lain with her. Thence by and by to Whitehall Palace, and there I waited upon the Charles II King England, Scotland and Ireland 1630-1685 (38) and Henrietta Maria Bourbon Queen Consort England 1609-1669 (59) all dinner-time, in the Queen’s lodgings, she being in her white pinner and apron, like a woman with child; and she seemed handsomer plain so, than dressed. And by and by, dinner done, I out, and to walk in the Gallery, for the James II King England, Scotland and Ireland 1633-1701 (35) coming out; and there, meeting Hugh May Architect 1621-1684 (47), he took me down about four o’clock to William Chiffinch 1602-1691 (67) lodgings, and all alone did get me a dish of cold chickens, and good wine; and I dined like a prince, being before very hungry and empty. By and by the James II King England, Scotland and Ireland 1633-1701 (35) comes, and readily took me to his closet, and received my petition, and discoursed about my eyes, and pitied me, and with much kindness did give me his consent to be absent, and approved of my proposition to go into Holland to observe things there, of the Navy; but would first ask the Charles II King England, Scotland and Ireland 1630-1685 (38) leave, which he anon did, and did tell me that the Charles II King England, Scotland and Ireland 1630-1685 (38) would be a good master to me, these were his words, about my eyes, and do like of my going into Holland, but do advise that nobody should know of my going thither, but pretend that I did go into the country somewhere, which I liked well. Glad of this, I home, and thence took out my wife, and to Thomas Hollier Doctor 1609-1690 (60) about a swelling in her cheek, but he not at home, and so round by Islington and eat and drink, and so home, and after supper to bed. In discourse this afternoon, the James II King England, Scotland and Ireland 1633-1701 (35) did tell me that he was the most amazed at one thing just now, that ever he was in his life, which was, that the George Villiers 2nd Duke Buckingham 1628-1687 (41) did just now come into the Henrietta Maria Bourbon Queen Consort England 1609-1669 (59) bed-chamber, where the Charles II King England, Scotland and Ireland 1630-1685 (38) was, and much mixed company, and among others, Thomas Killigrew 1612-1683 (57), the father of Henry Killigrew 1637-1705, who was last night wounded so as to be in danger of death, and his man is quite dead; and [George Villiers 2nd Duke Buckingham 1628-1687 (41)] there in discourse did say that he had spoke with some one that was by (which all the world must know that it must be his whore, my Anna Maria Brudenell Countess Shrewsbury, Countess Waterford 1642-1702 (27)), who says that they did not mean to hurt, but beat him, and that Henry Killigrew 1637-1705 did run first at them with his sword; so that he do hereby clearly discover that he knows who did it, and is of conspiracy with them, being of known conspiracy with her, which the James II King England, Scotland and Ireland 1633-1701 (35) did seem to be pleased with, and said it might, perhaps, cost him his life in the House of Lords; and I find was mightily pleased with it, saying it was the most impudent thing, as well as the most foolish, that ever he knew man do in all his life.

Before 11 Jul 1671 Adriaen Hanneman 1603-1671. Portrait of Charles II King England, Scotland and Ireland 1630-1685.

Around 1625 John Hoskins 1590-1664 (35). Portrait of Henrietta Maria Bourbon Queen Consort England 1609-1669 (15).

Before 09 Dec 1641 Anthony Van Dyck 1599-1641. Portrait of Henrietta Maria Bourbon Queen Consort England 1609-1669 and the dwarf Jeffrey Hudson.

Before 09 Dec 1641 Anthony Van Dyck 1599-1641. Portrait of Henrietta Maria Bourbon Queen Consort England 1609-1669 and her son Charles James Stewart 1629-1629.

Before 09 Dec 1641 Anthony Van Dyck 1599-1641. Portrait of Henrietta Maria Bourbon Queen Consort England 1609-1669.

Around 1675 Peter Lely 1618-1680 (56). Portrait of George Villiers 2nd Duke Buckingham 1628-1687 (46) wearing his Garter Collar.

Around 1635 Anthony Van Dyck 1599-1641 (35). Portrait of Thomas Killigrew 1612-1683 (22).

In 1638 Anthony Van Dyck 1599-1641 (38). Portrait of Thomas Killigrew 1612-1683 (25) and (probably) William Crofts 1st Baron Crofts 1611-1677 (27).

Samuel Pepy's Diary 1669 May. Saturday 29 May 1669. The Charles II King England, Scotland and Ireland 1630-1685 (39) birth-day. To Whitehall Palace, where all very gay; and particularly the Cosimo III de Medici Prince Tuscany 1642-1723 (26) very fine, and is the first day of his appearing out of mourning, since he come. I heard the Bishop of Peterborough preach but dully; but a good anthem of Pelham Humfrey Composer 1647-1674 (22). Home to dinner, and then with my Elizabeth de St Michel 1640-1669 (28) to Hyde Park, where all the evening; great store of company, and great preparations by the Cosimo III de Medici Prince Tuscany 1642-1723 (26) to celebrate the night with fire-works, for the Charles II King England, Scotland and Ireland 1630-1685 (39) birth-day. And so home.

Samuel Pepy's Diary 1669 May. Sunday 30 May 1669. Whitsunday. By water to Whitehall Palace, and thence to William Coventry 1628-1686 (41), where all the morning by his bed-side, he being indisposed. Our discourse was upon the notes I have lately prepared for Commanders’ Instructions; but concluded that nothing will render them effectual, without an amendment in the choice of them, that they be seamen, and not gentleman above the command of the Admiral, by the greatness of their relations at Court. Thence to Whitehall Palace, and dined alone with William Chiffinch 1602-1691 (67) Elizabeth Chiffinch: whither by and by come in Edward Proger 1621-1713 (47) and Thomas Allin 1st Baronet 1612-1685 (57), and by and by fine Winifred Wells 1642-, who is a great beauty; and there I had my full gaze upon her, to my great content, she being a woman of pretty conversation. Thence to the James II King England, Scotland and Ireland 1633-1701 (35), who, with the officers of the Navy, made a good entrance on my draught of my new Instructions to Commanders, as well expressing general of a reformation among them, as liking of my humble offers towards it. Thence being called by my Elizabeth de St Michel 1640-1669 (28), Richard Gibson and I, we to the Hyde Park, whence the rain suddenly home.

Before 23 Jun 1686 Mary Cradock 1633-1699. Portrait of William Coventry 1628-1686.

Samuel Pepy's Diary 1669 May. Monday 31 May 1669. Up very betimes, and so continued all the morning with Will Hewer 1642-1715 (27), upon examining and stating my accounts, in order to the fitting myself to go abroad beyond sea, which the ill condition of my eyes, and my neglect for a year or two, hath kept me behindhand in, and so as to render it very difficult now, and troublesome to my mind to do it; but I this day made a satisfactory entrance therein. Dined at home, and in the afternoon by water to Whitehall Palace, calling by the way at Betty Howlett, where I have not been many a day till just the other day, and now I met her mother there and knew her Michael Mitchell to be out of town. And here je did baiser elle, but had not opportunity para hazer some with her as I would have offered if je had had it. And thence had another meeting with the James II King England, Scotland and Ireland 1633-1701 (35), at Whitehall Palace, on yesterday’s work, and made a good advance: and so, being called by my Elizabeth de St Michel 1640-1669 (28), we to the Hyde Park, Mary Batalier, and a Dutch gentleman, a friend of hers, being with us. Thence to “World's End, Knightsbridge,” a drinking-house by the Park; and there merry, and so home late.
And thus ends all that I doubt I shall ever be able to do with my own eyes in the keeping of my journal, I being not able to do it any longer, having done now so long as to undo my eyes almost every time that I take a pen in my hand; and, therefore, whatever comes of it, I must forbear: and, therefore, resolve, from this time forward, to have it kept by my people in long-hand, and must therefore be contented to set down no more than is fit for them and all the world to know; or, if there be any thing, which cannot be much, now my amours to Deborah Willet 1650-1678 (18). are past, and my eyes hindering me in almost all other pleasures, I must endeavour to keep a margin in my book open, to add, here and there, a note in short-hand with my own hand.
And so I betake myself to that course, which is almost as much as to see myself go into my grave: for which, and all the discomforts that will accompany my being blind, the good God prepare me!.

John Evelyn's Diary 1682 Jan. 24 Jan 1682. To the Royal Society, where at the Council we passed a new law for the more accurate consideration of candidates, as whether they would really be useful; also concerning the honorary members, that none should be admitted but by diploma.
This evening I was at the entertainment of the Morocco Ambassador at the Louise Kéroualle 1st Duchess Portsmouth 1649-1734 (32) glorious apartments at Whitehall Palace, where was a great banquet of sweetmeats and music; but at which both the Ambassador and his retinue behaved themselves with extraordinary moderation and modesty, though placed about a long table, a lady between two Moors, and among these were the King's natural children, namely, Charlotte Fitzroy Countess Lichfield 1664-1718 (17) and Anne Fitzroy Countess Sussex 1661-1722 (20), the Louise Kéroualle 1st Duchess Portsmouth 1649-1734 (32), Nell Gwyn 1650-1687 (31), etc., concubines, and cattle of that sort, as splendid as jewels and excess of bravery could make them; the Moors neither admiring nor seeming to regard anything, furniture or the like, with any earnestness, and but decently tasting of the banquet. They drank a little milk and water, but not a drop of wine; they also drank of a sorbet and jacolatt; did not look about, or stare on the ladies, or express the least surprise, but with a courtly negligence in pace, countenance, and whole behavior, answering only to such questions as were asked with a great deal of wit and gallantry, and so gravely took leave with this compliment, that God would bless the Duchess of Louise Kéroualle 1st Duchess Portsmouth 1649-1734 (32) and the Charles Lennox 1st Duke Richmond 1672-1723 (9), her son meaning the little Duke of Richmond. The Charles II King England, Scotland and Ireland 1630-1685 (51) came in at the latter end, just as the Ambassador was going away. In this manner was this slave (for he was no more at home) entertained by most of the nobility in town, and went often to Hyde Park on horseback, where he and his retinue showed their extraordinary activity in horsemanship, and flinging and catching their lances at full speed; they rode very short, and could stand upright at full speed, managing their spears with incredible agility. He went sometimes to the theaters, where, upon any foolish or fantastical action, he could not forbear laughing, but he endeavored to hide it with extraordinary modesty and gravity. In a word, the Russian Ambassador, still at Court behaved himself like a clown compared to this civil heathen.

Before 1723 Godfrey Kneller Painter 1646-1723. Portrait of Louise Kéroualle 1st Duchess Portsmouth 1649-1734.

Before 07 Dec 1680 Peter Lely 1618-1680. Portrait of Louise Kéroualle 1st Duchess Portsmouth 1649-1734.

In 1670 Henri Gascar 1635-1701 (35). Portrait of Louise Kéroualle 1st Duchess Portsmouth 1649-1734 (20).

In 1673 Henri Gascar 1635-1701 (38). Portrait of Louise Kéroualle 1st Duchess Portsmouth 1649-1734 (23).

Before 01 Jan 1701 Henri Gascar 1635-1701. Portrait of Louise Kéroualle 1st Duchess Portsmouth 1649-1734.

Before 01 Jan 1701 Henri Gascar 1635-1701. Portrait of Louise Kéroualle 1st Duchess Portsmouth 1649-1734.

Before 08 Oct 1699 Mary Cradock 1633-1699 (attributed). Portrait of Nell Gwyn 1650-1687.

Around1680 Simon Pietersz Verelst 1644-1710. Portrait of Nell Gwyn 1650-1687 (29).

Before 14 Nov 1687 Simon Pietersz Verelst 1644-1710. Portrait of Nell Gwyn 1650-1687.

John Evelyn's Diary 1686 Mar. 16 Mar 1686. I was at a review of the Army about London, in Hyde Park, about 6000 horse and foote, in excellent order ; his James II King England, Scotland and Ireland 1633-1701 (52) and infinity of people being present.

On 04 Feb 1692 Bourchier Wrey 4th Baronet Wrey 1653-1696 (39) duelled with Thomas Bulkeley 1633-1708 (59) in which of the six men engaged as principals and seconds five were MPs; two of the seconds were slightly wounded at Hyde Park.

Hamilton–Mohun Duel

On 12 Nov 1712 Charles Mohun 4th Baron Mohun Okehampton 1675-1712 (37) duelled with James Hamilton 4th Duke Hamilton, 1st Duke Brandon 1658-1712 (54) at Hyde Park over a legal dispute about the estate and inheritance of the late Earl Macclesfield (1C 1679); Mohun had married Charlotte Orby Baroness Mohun Okehampton grand-daughter of Charles Gerard 1st Earl Macclesfield 1618-1694. James Hamilton 4th Duke Hamilton, 1st Duke Brandon 1658-1712 (54) was a rival claimant.
On 15 Nov 1712 James Hamilton 4th Duke Hamilton, 1st Duke Brandon 1658-1712 (54) died from wounds received in the duel. His Son James Hamilton 5th Duke Hamilton, 2nd Duke Brandon 1703-1743 (9) succeeded 5th Duke Hamilton, 2nd Duke Brandon of Suffolk, 2nd Baron Dutton of Cheshire
On 15 Nov 1712 Charles Mohun 4th Baron Mohun Okehampton 1675-1712 (37) died from wounds received from the duel; his father had died the same way.

26 Hyde Park, Hyde Park

On 07 May 1932 Everard Baring 1865-1932 (66) died at 26 Hyde Park, Hyde Park.

Cumberland Gate, Hyde Park

Funeral of Horatio Nelson

Gazette 15881. 09 Jan 1806. Early in the Morning of Thursday the 9th Instant, George IV King Great Britain and Ireland 1762-1830 (43), Their Royal Highnesses the Dukes of the Blood Royal, with several of the Great Officers, and the Nobility and Gentry, in their Carriages; the Relations of the Deceased, with the Officers and others of his Household, the Officers of Armss, and a Number of Naval Officers, in Mourning Coaches, assembled in Hyde Park; having been admitted at Cumberland Gate, Hyde Park and Grosvenor Gate, Hyde Park Gates upon producing Tickets issued from the College of Arms.; and, having there been marshalled within the Rails, proceeded, One by One, across Piccadilly, into St. James's Park, by the Gate at the top of Constitution Hill, and onwards, through the Horse Guards, to the Admiralty, in the Order in which they were to move in the Procession.
The Chief Mourner, with his Supporters and Train-Bearer, and the several Naval Officers to whom Duties were assigned in the Solemnity, assembled at the Admiralty : the Seamen and Marines of the Victory, the Pensioners from Greenwich Hospital, the Watermen of the Deceased, the Six Conductors, the Messenger of the College of Arms, and the Marshal's-Men, with the Trumpets and Drums, were stationed in the Admiralty Yard.
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Around 1792 Thomas Beach 1738-1806 (54). Portrait of George IV King Great Britain and Ireland 1762-1830 (29).

In 1782 Thomas Gainsborough 1727-1788 (54). Portrait of George IV King Great Britain and Ireland 1762-1830 (19).

Before 1830. Thomas Lawrence 1769-1830. Portrait of George IV King Great Britain and Ireland 1762-1830.

In 1792 John Hoppner 1758-1810 (33). Portrait of George IV King Great Britain and Ireland 1762-1830 (29) when Prince of Wales.

In 1807 John Hoppner 1758-1810 (48). Portrait of George IV King Great Britain and Ireland 1762-1830 (44) in his Garter Robes and Leg Garter.

Grosvenor Gate, Hyde Park

Funeral of Horatio Nelson

Gazette 15881. 09 Jan 1806. Early in the Morning of Thursday the 9th Instant, George IV King Great Britain and Ireland 1762-1830 (43), Their Royal Highnesses the Dukes of the Blood Royal, with several of the Great Officers, and the Nobility and Gentry, in their Carriages; the Relations of the Deceased, with the Officers and others of his Household, the Officers of Armss, and a Number of Naval Officers, in Mourning Coaches, assembled in Hyde Park; having been admitted at Cumberland Gate, Hyde Park and Grosvenor Gate, Hyde Park Gates upon producing Tickets issued from the College of Arms.; and, having there been marshalled within the Rails, proceeded, One by One, across Piccadilly, into St. James's Park, by the Gate at the top of Constitution Hill, and onwards, through the Horse Guards, to the Admiralty, in the Order in which they were to move in the Procession.
The Chief Mourner, with his Supporters and Train-Bearer, and the several Naval Officers to whom Duties were assigned in the Solemnity, assembled at the Admiralty : the Seamen and Marines of the Victory, the Pensioners from Greenwich Hospital, the Watermen of the Deceased, the Six Conductors, the Messenger of the College of Arms, and the Marshal's-Men, with the Trumpets and Drums, were stationed in the Admiralty Yard.
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Around 1792 Thomas Beach 1738-1806 (54). Portrait of George IV King Great Britain and Ireland 1762-1830 (29).

In 1782 Thomas Gainsborough 1727-1788 (54). Portrait of George IV King Great Britain and Ireland 1762-1830 (19).

Before 1830. Thomas Lawrence 1769-1830. Portrait of George IV King Great Britain and Ireland 1762-1830.

In 1792 John Hoppner 1758-1810 (33). Portrait of George IV King Great Britain and Ireland 1762-1830 (29) when Prince of Wales.

In 1807 John Hoppner 1758-1810 (48). Portrait of George IV King Great Britain and Ireland 1762-1830 (44) in his Garter Robes and Leg Garter.

Keeper's Lodge, Hyde Park

Samuel Pepy's Diary 1669 May. Saturday 01 May 1669. Up betimes. Called up by my tailor, and there first put on a summer suit this year; but it was not my fine one of flowered tabby vest, and coloured camelott tunique, because it was too fine with the gold lace at the hands, that I was afeard to be seen in it; but put on the stuff suit I made the last year, which is now repaired; and so did go to the Navy Office, Seething Lane in it, and sat all the morning, the day looking as if it would be fowle. At noon home to dinner, and there find my Elizabeth de St Michel 1640-1669 (28) extraordinary fine, with her flowered tabby gown that she made two years ago, now laced exceeding pretty; and, indeed, was fine all over; and mighty earnest to go, though the day was very lowering; and she would have me put on my fine suit, which I did. And so anon we went alone through the town with our new liveries of serge, and the horses’ manes and tails tied with red ribbons, and the standards there gilt with varnish, and all clean, and green refines, that people did mightily look upon us; and, the truth is, I did not see any coach more pretty, though more gay, than ours, all the day. But we set out, out of humour — I because Betty Turner, whom I expected, was not come to go with us; and my Elizabeth de St Michel 1640-1669 (28) that I would sit on the same seat with her, which she likes not, being so fine: and she then expected to meet Henry Sheers -1710, which we did in the Pall Mall, St James', and, against my will, I was forced to take him into the coach, but was sullen all day almost, and little complaisant: the day also being unpleasing, though the Hyde Park full of coaches, but dusty and windy, and cold, and now and then a little dribbling rain; and, what made it worst, there were so many hackney-coaches as spoiled the sight of the gentlemen’s; and so we had little pleasure. But here was William Batalier and his sister in a borrowed coach by themselves, and I took them and we to the Keeper's Lodge, Hyde Park; and at the door did give them a syllabub, and other things, cost me 12s., and pretty merry. And so back to the coaches, and there till the evening, and then home, leaving Henry Sheers -1710 at St James' Gate, St James', where he took leave of us for altogether, he being this night to set out for Portsmouth post, in his way to Tangier, which troubled my Elizabeth de St Michel 1640-1669 (28) mightily, who is mighty, though not, I think, too fond of him. But she was out of humour all the evening, and I vexed at her for it, and she did not rest almost all the night, so as in the night I was forced; to take her and hug her to put her to rest. So home, and after a little supper, to bed.

Prince's Terrace, Hyde Park

On 31 Aug 1869 Charles Young Garter King of Arms 1795-1869 (74) died at his home in Prince's Terrace, Hyde Park.

The Serpentine, Hyde Park

On 23 Jan 1831 Horace Pitt-Rivers 3rd Baron Rivers 1777-1831 (53) drowned himself in The Serpentine, Hyde Park having reneged on a pledge to never play cards again. His Son George Pitt-Rivers 4th Baron Rivers 1810-1866 (20) succeeded 4th Baron Rivers (4C 1802).

Kensington Gore

On 06 Aug 1745 Henry Shirley 3rd Earl Ferrers 1691-1745 (53) died at Kensington Gore. His Nephew Laurence Shirley 4th Earl Ferrers 1720-1760 (24) succeeded 4th Earl Ferrers.

Kensington High Street

St Mary Abbots

On 07 Apr 1663 William Clifton 3rd Baronet Clifton 1663-1686 was christened at St Mary Abbots.

Kensington Palace

Death of Queen Mary II

On 28 Dec 1694 Mary Stewart II Queen England, Scotland and Ireland 1662-1694 (32) died of smallpox shortly after midnight at Kensington Palace. Her body lay in state at the Banqueting House, Whitehall Palace.
On 05 Mar 1695 she was buried in Westminster Abbey. Thomas Tenison Archbishop Canterbury 1636-1715 (58) preached the semon.
She had reigned for five years. Her husband William III King England, Scotland and Ireland 1650-1702 (44) continued to reign for a further eight years.

Around 1676 Peter Lely 1618-1680 (57). Portrait of Mary Stewart II Queen England, Scotland and Ireland 1662-1694 (13).

Around 1686 Willem Wissing 1656-1687 (30). Portrait of Mary Stewart II Queen England, Scotland and Ireland 1662-1694 (23).

Around 1749. Canaletto Painter 1697-1768. View of Whitehall, Old Horseguards, Whitehall Palace and Banqueting House, Whitehall Palace.

Around 1750. Canaletto Painter 1697-1768. Westminster from near the Terrace of Somerset House, Strand In the distance the Banqueting House, Whitehall Palace, Westminster Abbey and Westminster Bridge.

Around 1747. Canaletto Painter 1697-1768. View across the River Thames to Westminster Abbey and Westminster Hall.

1749. Canaletto Painter 1697-1768. Westminster Abbey with a procession of Knights of the Bath. St Margaret's Church adjacent with the flag.

Around 1801. Benjamin West Painter 1738-1820 (62). Milkmaids in St James' Park, St James' with Westminster Abbey Beyond.

Around 1680 Willem Wissing 1656-1687 (24). Portrait of William III King England, Scotland and Ireland 1650-1702 (29) wearing his Garter Collar.

Death of Queen Anne

On 01 Aug 1714 Anne I Queen England, Scotland and Ireland 1665-1714 (49) died at Kensington Palace. Her Second-Cousin George I King Great Britain and Ireland 1660-1727 (54) succeeded I King Great Britain and Ireland: Hanover. Sophia Dorothea Hanover Queen Consort England 1666-1726 (47) by marriage Queen Consort England.

In 1703 John Closterman 1660-1711 (43). Portrait of Anne I Queen England, Scotland and Ireland 1665-1714 (37).

Before 24 May 1711 John Closterman 1660-1711. Possibly school of. Portrait of Anne I Queen England, Scotland and Ireland 1665-1714.

In 1686 Willem Wissing 1656-1687 (30). Portrait of Anne I Queen England, Scotland and Ireland 1665-1714 (20).

Around 1705. Michael Dahl 1659-1743 (46). Portrait of Anne I Queen England, Scotland and Ireland 1665-1714 (39).

Before 1727. Michael Dahl 1659-1743. Portrait of George I King Great Britain and Ireland 1660-1727.

On 25 Oct 1760 George Augustus II King Great Britain and Ireland 1683-1760 (76) died at Kensington Palace. His Grandson George III King Great Britain and Ireland 1738-1820 (22) succeeded III King Great Britain and Ireland: Hanover.

In 1724 Charles Jervas 1675-1739 (49). Portrait of George Augustus II King Great Britain and Ireland 1683-1760 (40).

Before 02 Nov 1739 Charles Jervas 1675-1739. Portrait of George Augustus II King Great Britain and Ireland 1683-1760.

Before 1744 Enoch "The Younger" Seeman 1694-1744. Portrait of George Augustus II King Great Britain and Ireland 1683-1760.

Before 25 Oct 1760 George Knapton 1698-1778. Portrait.of George Augustus II King Great Britain and Ireland 1683-1760 wearing his Garter Robes.

Before 25 Oct 1760 Thomas Hudson 1701-1779. Portrait of George Augustus II King Great Britain and Ireland 1683-1760.

Before 25 Oct 1760 Thomas Hudson 1701-1779. Portrait of George Augustus II King Great Britain and Ireland 1683-1760.

In 1744 Thomas Hudson 1701-1779 (43). Portrait of George Augustus II King Great Britain and Ireland 1683-1760 (60).

In 1754 Jean-Etienne Liotard 1702-1789 (51). Portrait of George III King Great Britain and Ireland 1738-1820 (15).

In 1782 Thomas Gainsborough 1727-1788 (54). Portrait of George III King Great Britain and Ireland 1738-1820 (43).

In 1781 Thomas Gainsborough 1727-1788 (53). Portrait of George III King Great Britain and Ireland 1738-1820 (42).

In 1781 Thomas Gainsborough 1727-1788 (53). Portrait of George III King Great Britain and Ireland 1738-1820 (42).

In 1782 Thomas Gainsborough 1727-1788 (54). Portrait of George III King Great Britain and Ireland 1738-1820 (43).

Around 1768. Nathaniel Dance-Holland Painter 1735-1811 (32). Portrait of George III King Great Britain and Ireland 1738-1820 (29).

In 1804. Samuel Woodford 1763-1817 (40). Portrait of George III King Great Britain and Ireland 1738-1820 (65).

Around 1800. William Beechey Painter 1753-1839 (46). Portrait of George III King Great Britain and Ireland 1738-1820 (61).

On 09 Jan 1769 William Robert Spencer 1769-1834 was born to Charles Spencer 1740-1820 (28) and Mary Beauclerk 1743-1812 (25) at Kensington Palace.

On 18 Feb 1828 Ernst Christian Carl Hohenlohe-Langenburg I Prince 1794-1860 (33) and Anna Feodora Auguste Charlotte Wilhelmine Leiningen Princess were married at Kensington Palace. Anna Feodora Auguste Charlotte Wilhelmine Leiningen Princess by marriage Prince of Hohenlohe-Langenburg.

Death of King William IV Succession of Queen Victoria

On 20 Jun 1837 William IV King United Kingdom 1765-1837 (71) died at Windsor Castle. His Niece Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom 1819-1901 (18) succeeded I King United Kingdom: Hanover. His Brother Ernest Augustus King Hanover 1771-1851 (66) succeeded King Hanover. Frederica Mecklenburg-Strelitz Queen Consort Hanover (59) by marriage Queen Consort Hanover.
At 5am Francis Nathaniel Conyngham 2nd Marquess Conyngham 1797-1876 (40) and William Howley Archbishop Canterbury 1766-1848 (71) went to Kensington Palace to inform the Princess she was now Queen. Francis Nathaniel Conyngham 2nd Marquess Conyngham 1797-1876 (40) was the first to address her as 'Your Majesty'.

Around 1830. William Beechey Painter 1753-1839 (76). Portrait of William IV King United Kingdom 1765-1837 (64).

1830. James Lonsdale Painter 1777-1839 (52). Portrait of William IV King United Kingdom 1765-1837 (64).

1845 Francis Grant 1803-1878 (41). Portrait of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom 1819-1901 (25).

1833. George Hayter 1792-1871 (40). Portrait of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom 1819-1901 (13).

Around 28 Jun 1838. George Hayter 1792-1871 (45). Coronation Portrait of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom 1819-1901 (19).

10 Feb 1840. George Hayter 1792-1871 (47). Wedding of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. Hayter included portraits of fifty-six of those present at the occasion and sittings took place over the next year. The Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom 1819-1901 (20) sat for him in March in her 'Bridal dress, veil, wreath & all', and Prince Albert Saxe-Coburg-Gotha 1819-1861 (20) also posed for his portrait several times during the following months. Hayter's family too helped out with his son, Henry, modelling the Prince's costume, while his daughter Mary posed for the Queen's arm and wearing the veil. Victoria's aunt Adelaide Saxe-Meiningen Queen Consort England (47), however, was unwilling to co-operate and the artist had to refer to a miniature for her likeness. Hayter included himself in the painting, on the lower right, with his sketchbook and pencil.

Around 1840. Franz Xaver Winterhalter 1805-1873 (34). Portrait of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom 1819-1901 (20). Note the Garter worn on the Arm as worn by Lady of the Garter.

Around 1846. Franz Xaver Winterhalter 1805-1873 (40). Portrait of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom 1819-1901 (26) and Prince Albert Saxe-Coburg-Gotha 1819-1861 (26) and their children.

In 1840. Richard Rothwell Painter 1800-1868 (39). Portrait of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom 1819-1901 (20).

1880.Henry Tanworth Wells Painter 1828-1903 (51). Portrait of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom 1819-1901 (60) being informed she was Queen by Francis Nathaniel Conyngham 2nd Marquess Conyngham 1797-1876 and William Howley Archbishop Canterbury 1766-1848.Death of King William IV Succession of Queen Victoria

10 Mar 1863. William Powell Frith 1819-1909 (44). Marriage of the future King Edward VII and Alexandra. The artist has depicted the moment when the Edward VII King United Kingdom 1841-1910 (21) is about to place the ring on the Alexandra Glücksburg Queen Consort England 1844-1925 (18) finger. The two little boys dressed in tartan are Leopold Saxe-Coburg-Gotha 1st Duke Albany 1853-1884 (9) and Prince Arthur Windsor 1st Duke Connaught and Strathearn 1850-1942 (12), Queen Victoria's youngest sons. At the top right of the painting the Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom 1819-1901 (43) herself looks down on the ceremony.

On 21 Apr 1843 Augustus Frederick Hanover 1st Duke Sussex 1773-1843 (70) died at Kensington Palace. He was buried at Kensal Green Cemetery, Kensal Green.

1817. James Lonsdale Painter 1777-1839 (39). Portrait of Augustus Frederick Hanover 1st Duke Sussex 1773-1843 (43).

On 13 Aug 1868 Adolphus Cambridge Duke Teck 1868-1927 was born to Francis Teck 1837-1900 (30) and Mary Adelaide Hanover 1833-1897 (34) at Kensington Palace.

In 1874 Alexander Teck 1st Earl Athlone 1874-1957 was born to Francis Teck 1837-1900 (36) and Mary Adelaide Hanover 1833-1897 (40) at Kensington Palace.

In 1957 Alexander Teck 1st Earl Athlone 1874-1957 (83) died at Kensington Palace.

On 27 Aug 1968 Marina Glücksburg Duchess Kent 1906-1968 (61) died at Kensington Palace.

Knightsbridge

On 06 Jan 1689 Seth Ward Bishop Exeter, Bishop Salisbury 1617-1689 (72) died in Knightsbridge.

Brompton, Knightsbridge

On 10 Feb 1791 Erskine Douglas -1791 died at Brompton, Knightsbridge.

On 28 Mar 1809 George Richmond Painter 1809-1896 was born in Brompton, Knightsbridge.

Brompton Oratory, Knightsbridge

Times Newspaper Marriages. 28 Jan 1937. THE DUKE OF NORFOLK AND MISS STRUTT
Princess Alice Countess Athlone 1883-1981 (53) and Alexander Teck 1st Earl Athlone 1874-1957 (63), and Prince Arthur of Connaught 1883-1938 (54) were present 27 Jan 1937 afternoon at the marriage at Brompton Oratory, Knightsbridge of the Bernard Fitzalan 16th Duke Norfolk 1908-1975 (28), and the Lavinia Mary Strutt Duchess Norfolk 1916-1995 (20), only daughter of Algernon Strutt 3rd Baron Belper 1883-1956 (53) and the Eva Isabel Countess Rosebery 1892-1987 (44).
Princess Alice Countess Athlone 1883-1981 (53) wore a mink coat over a dress of burgundy-red crepe, with a small red hat to match.
The Brompton Oratory, Knightsbridge was decorated with four large stands of flowers, placed at the chancel steps. They were in mixed shades of red and included amaryllis lilies, poinsettia, anthuriums, roses, carnations, and red leaves. While the guests were arriving the organist played Felix Mendelssohn 1809-1847 Allegretto Fourth Sonata, Elgar's Allegro Maestoso from the First Sonata, and the prelude and fugue in E flat, and the organ choral "Mortify us by Thy Goodness" by J. S. Bach.
The Lavinia Mary Strutt Duchess Norfolk 1916-1995 (20) arrived with her Algernon Strutt 3rd Baron Belper 1883-1956 (53), and was loudly cheered by the crowd outside the Brompton Oratory, Knightsbridge, who broke through the police cordon. She walked up the nave to Handel's March from the Occasional Oratorio, and was met by Father Talbot and Father John Cuddon. Lavinia Mary Strutt Duchess Norfolk 1916-1995 (20) wore a classically simple dress of silver lame, cut on straight sheath lines with long tight sleeves and a high round roll collar. The skirt just touched the ground and was continued at the back to form a long square train. She wore a girdle of silver cord knotted in front. Her long veil of white tulle fell from a simple coronet of orange-blossom and green leaves, and she carried a sheaf of arum lilies. She was followed by six little pages-Robin Herbert, Timothy Hunloke, Bob McCreery, John Scrope, George Vivian-Smith, and Michael Watt; and by six bridesmaids-Katherine Mary Fitzalan 1912-2000 (25) and Winefride Alice Fitzalan 1914-2006 (23) (sisters of the bridegroom), Anne Pamela Bridgeman 1913-2009 (23), the Pamela Digby 1920-1997 (16), Miss Gillian Drummond, and Miss Nancy Malcolmnson. The Bernard Fitzalan 16th Duke Norfolk 1908-1975 (28) racing colours, pale blue and scarlet, were introduced into the dresses and suits of the attendants. The pages were in pale blue satin suits piped with scarlet, and the bridesmaids wore dresses of sky-blue corded crepe, with touches of scarlet at the waistline. They had high rounded necklines with long bell sleeves and their headdresses of red bavardia were massed in front. They carried bouquets of red flowers, including tulips, amaryllis lilies, carnations, and euphorbia. The bridegroom gave them brooches showing his and his bride's initials in rubies and diamonds. The John Scott 4th Earl Eldon 1899-1976 (37) was best man.
The marriage service was very short and non-choral, as the Lavinia Mary Strutt Duchess Norfolk 1916-1995 (20) is not a Roman Catholic. After they had plighted their troth Father Ronald Knox gave an address from the centre of the transept. The Lavinia Mary Strutt Duchess Norfolk 1916-1995 (20) and Bernard Fitzalan 16th Duke Norfolk 1908-1975 (28) remained kneeling at the chancel steps, facing the altar. They then went in procession to the vestry, where the registrar, Mr. J. P. Bond, conducted the civil ceremony.
Afterwards the Lavinia Mary Strutt Duchess Norfolk 1916-1995 (20) and Bernard Fitzalan 16th Duke Norfolk 1908-1975 (28) left for 38 Berkeley Square, Berkeley Square, Mayfair (the residence of the Albert Edward Harry Meyer Archibald Primrose 6th Earl Rosebery 1882-1974 (55)), where the Eva Isabel Countess Rosebery 1892-1987 (44) held a reception. The Lavinia Mary Strutt Duchess Norfolk 1916-1995 (20) went away for the honeymoon in a dress of black and red shot silk taffeta, under a broadtail coat with a fur cap to match.
Among those present at the Oratory were:
The Albert Edward Harry Meyer Archibald Primrose 6th Earl Rosebery 1882-1974 (55) and Eva Isabel Countess Rosebery 1892-1987 (44).
The Gwendolen Constable-Maxwell Duchess Norfolk 1877-1945 (60),
Mary or Rachel Fitzalan 1905-1992 (32).
Lady Belper,
the Alexander Ronald George Strutt 4th Baron Belper 1912-1999 (24) and the Michael Strutt 1914-1942 (23), the Hon. Mrs. Parry-Evans. Mr. and the Hon. Mrs. Vernon Malcolmsonson, Lord and Lady Aberdare, the Hon. Margaret Strutt, the Hon. Mrs. Frank Hormsby, etc.

Gloucester Lodge, Brompton, Knightsbridge

On 14 Dec 1812 Charles Canning 1st Earl Canning 1812-1862 was born to George Canning 1770-1827 (42) and Joan Scott 1776- at Gloucester Lodge, Brompton, Knightsbridge.

In 1810. Thomas Lawrence 1769-1830 (40). Portrait of George Canning 1770-1827 (39).

On 04 Apr 1825 Ulick Burgh 1st Marquess Clanricarde 1802-1874 (22) and Harriet Canning Marchioness Clanricarde 1804-1876 (20) were married at Gloucester Lodge, Brompton, Knightsbridge. Harriet Canning Marchioness Clanricarde 1804-1876 (20) by marriage Marchioness Clarincade (2C 1825).

St Augustine's in the Gate

In May 1631 Thomas Turner Dean Canterbury 1591-1672 (40) obtained the rectory of St Augustine's in the Gate, but exchanged it on 10 Nov 1631 for that of Southwark.

Knightsbridge Chapel, Knightsbridge

On 29 Jan 1667 John Wilmot 2nd Earl Rochester 1647-1680 (19) and Elizabeth Malet Countess Rochester 1651-1681 (16) were married at Knightsbridge Chapel, Knightsbridge. Elizabeth Malet Countess Rochester 1651-1681 (16) by marriage Countess Rochester (1C 1652). They having eloped and married against her families wishes. Two years previously he had abducted her for which he spend three weeks in prison. Her father being dead it isn't clear whose ward she was.

Before 07 Dec 1680 Peter Lely 1618-1680. Portrait of John Wilmot 2nd Earl Rochester 1647-1680.

Before 26 Jul 1680 Jacob Huysmans 1633-1696. Portrait of John Wilmot 2nd Earl Rochester 1647-1680.

Before 07 Dec 1680 Peter Lely 1618-1680. Portrait of Elizabeth Malet Countess Rochester 1651-1681.

Kingston House, Knightsbridge

On 26 Sep 1842 Richard Wellesley 1st Marquess Wellesley 1760-1842 (82) died at Kingston House, Knightsbridge. His Brother William Wellesley-Pole 3rd Earl Mornington 1763-1845 (79) succeeded 3rd Earl Mornington (1C 1760), 3rd Viscount Wellesley of Dangan Castle. Katherine Forbes Countess Mornington 1761- by marriage Countess Mornington (1C 1760).

Serpentine Terrace, Knightsbridge

On 30 Jun 1839 Richard Bingham 2nd Earl Lucan 1764-1839 (74) died at Serpentine Terrace, Knightsbridge. His Son George Charles Bingham 3rd Earl Lucan 1800-1888 (39) succeeded 3rd Earl Lucan of Castlebar in Mayo, 3rd Baron Lucan of Castlebar in Mayo. Anne Brudenell Countess Lucan 1809-1877 (30) by marriage Countess Lucan of Castlebar in Mayo.

St Paul's Church, Knightsbridge

On 01 Nov 1894 James Albert Edward Hamilton 3rd Duke Abercorn 1869-1953 (24) and Rosalind Cecilia Caroline Bingham Duchess Abercorn 1869-1958 (25) were married (he was her Third-Cousin) at St Paul's Church, Knightsbridge.

Times Newspaper Marriages. 17 Jan 1918. THE George Josslyn L'Estrange Howard 11th Earl Carlisle 1895-1963 (23) AND Bridget Helen "Biddy" Ruthven Countess Carlisle 1896-1982
The Marriage of George Josslyn L'Estrange Howard 11th Earl Carlisle 1895-1963 (23) and Bridget Helen "Biddy" Ruthven Countess Carlisle 1896-1982 eldest daughter of the Walter Hore-Ruthven 10th Lord Ruthven of Freeland 1870-1956 (47) and the Jean Leslie Lampson took place yesterday at St Paul's Church, Knightsbridge. The ceremony was performed by the Charles Gore Bishop 1853-1932 (64), cousin of the bride. assisted bv the Hugh Richard Lawrie Sheppard Priest 1880-1937 (37).
The bride, who was given away by her Walter Hore-Ruthven 10th Lord Ruthven of Freeland 1870-1956 (47) wore a gown of cloth of silver, covered with Old Brussels lace. and lace sleeves, and as tulle veil vith wreath of real orange blossom. and carried a bouquet of myrtle. She was attended by three little pages and one bridesmaid. The pages were Master Patrick Hore-Ruthven, son of Lieutenant-Colonel the Hon. Alexander and Mrs. Hore-Ruthvcn, couson of the bride Master Michael Henley son or the Hon. Francis and Lady Dorothy Henley; and Master Anthony Toynbee son of Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Toynbee, cousins of the bridegroom. They wore Kate Greenaway costumes of pale pink satin, with lawn collars and cuffs. The bridesmaid, Miss Jean Ruthven, sister of the bride, also wore pale pink satin, with a ruby-coloured velvet waistband embroidered in silver, a pale pink veil, with wreath of green leaves. She carried a small bouquet of myrtle. Lioutetant Henry Bovell, R.N.. was best man.
Among those present were:-
The Hon. Mrs. Ruthven and the Misses Ruthven, Mrs. Jampson grandmother of the bride. Lord Ruthven, the Hon. Mrs. Alexander Hore-Ruthin. the Hon. Geoffrey Howard. M.P.. ProFessor Gilbert Murray and Lady Mary Murray. Lady Cecelia Roberts. Lady Dorothy Hanley, Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Toynbee. the Duchess of Buccleuch and lady Sybil Scott, Winifred Countess of Arran, Lady Winifred Gore and Mrs. Dougal Malcolm, Mr. and Lady Mary Ehart, Viscountess Hambleden and the Hon. Edith Smith, Lord Sheffield, Viscount and Viscountess Dunluce. the Countess of Selkirk, Lord and Lady Stuart-Wortley, Grace Countess of Weymss, the Dowager Countems of Airlie. Lady Helen Mitford, Mrs. L'Estrange. Mrs. L'Estrange Malone, Lady Alwyne Compton. Lady Victoria Russell and the Misses Russell. Lady Jane Combe and the Misses Combe. Lady Blanche Conyngham, Lady (Francis) Howard, Lady Gore, Lady Paget aind Miss Winifred Paget. ....
Men from nthe ship on which the Earl of Carlislc served at the Battle of Jutlaud formed a Guard of honour as the brlde and bridegroom left the church. There was no reception after the ceremony, but relatives went on to Farm House, Pont Street. Later the George Josslyn L'Estrange Howard 11th Earl Carlisle 1895-1963 (23) and Bridget Helen "Biddy" Ruthven Countess Carlisle 1896-1982 left to spend the honeymoon at Muncaster Castle, the brlde vearing a dress of mole-coloured chiffon velvet with a fur coat aud a mole velvet toque.

Times Newspaper Marriages. 05 Jan 1938. John Henry Guy Neville 5th Marquess Abergavenny 1914-2000 (23) AND Mary Patricia Harrison Marchioness Abergavenny 1915-2000 (22)
The Henry Windsor 1st Duke Gloucester 1900-1974 (37) and Alice Christabel Montagu-Douglas-Scott Duchess Gloucester 1901-2004 (36) have sent a silver condiments set to John Henry Guy Neville 5th Marquess Abergavenny 1914-2000 (23), Life Guards, elder son of Guy Larnach Neville 4th Marquess Abergavenny 1883-1954 (54) and Nellie Larnach Marchioness Abergavenny, of Uckfield House, Uckfield, and Mary Patricia Harrison Marchioness Abergavenny 1915-2000 (22), daughter of Major and the Hon. Mrs. J. F. Harrison, of Kings Walden Bury, Hitchin, whose marriage took place 04 Jan 1938 at St Paul's Church, Knightsbridge. The Rev. G. S. Shackleford officiated, assisted by the Rev. E. C. Dunford. The Mary Patricia Harrison Marchioness Abergavenny 1915-2000 (22), who was given away by her father, wore a gown of ivory-tinted panne velvet, embossed with sprays of silver flowers. The bodice was fashioned with a square neckline and long sleeves, slightly full at the shoulder, and the square train was lined with silver tissue. A headdress of silver-tipped doves' wings surmounted her long tulle veil, and she carried a spray of mixed white flowers. A retinue of six little girls and four pages folowed the bride. They were Penelope Harrison (sister of the bride), the Hon. Clare Beckett, Marye Pepys (niece of the bridegroom), Margaret Rosselli, Caroline Bury, Joanna Spencer, Hugh Lawson (cousin of the bride), David Myddelton (cousin of the bridegroom), Thomas Pilkington (nephew of the bride), and Charles Smith-Bingham. The pages wore replicas of the uniform of the Life Guards of the early nineteenth century, and the little girls wore long frocks of silver lame, the high-waisted bodices cut with short, puff sleeves, and square necks. They wore caps of silver lame, trimmed with white fur, and carried white fur muffs. Roderic Pratt 1915-1997 (22), Life Guards, was best man, and there was a guard of honour from the same regiment. The Hon. Mrs. J. F. Harrison afterwards held a reception at 28 Grosvenor Square, Belgravia, W1. The honeymoon wil be spent in Switzerland.

World's End, Knightsbridge

Samuel Pepy's Diary 1669 May. Sunday 09 May 1669. Lord’s day. Up and, after dressing in my best suit with gold trimming, I to the Navy Office, Seething Lane, and there with Richard Gibson and Tom finishing against to-morrow my notes upon Commanders’ Instructions; and, when church-time, to St Olave's Church, Hart Street with my Elizabeth de St Michel 1640-1669 (28), leaving them at work. Daniel Milles Rector -1689 preached a dull sermon, and so we home to dinner; and thence by coach to St Andrew's Church, Holborn, thinking to have heard Edward Stillingfleet Bishop Worcester 1635-1699 (34) preach, but we could not get a place, and so to St Margaret's Church, and there heard a sermon, and did get a place, the first we have heard there these many years, and here at a distance I saw Betty Howlett, but she is become much a plainer woman than she was a girl. Thence towards the Hyde Park, but too soon to go in, so went on to Knightsbridge, and there eat and drank at “World's End, Knightsbridge,” where we had good things, and then back to the Park, and there till night, being fine weather, and much company, and so home, and after supper to bed. This day I first left off both my waistcoats by day, and my waistcoat by night, it being very hot weather, so hot as to make me break out, here and there, in my hands, which vexes me to see, but is good for me.

Around 1680 Mary Cradock 1633-1699 (46). Portrait of her husband Edward Stillingfleet Bishop Worcester 1635-1699 (44)When Dean of St Pauls.

Around 1690 Mary Cradock 1633-1699 (56) (attributed). Portrait of Edward Stillingfleet Bishop Worcester 1635-1699 (54).

1749. Canaletto Painter 1697-1768. Westminster Abbey with a procession of Knights of the Bath. St Margaret's Church adjacent with the flag.

Samuel Pepy's Diary 1669 May. Monday 31 May 1669. Up very betimes, and so continued all the morning with Will Hewer 1642-1715 (27), upon examining and stating my accounts, in order to the fitting myself to go abroad beyond sea, which the ill condition of my eyes, and my neglect for a year or two, hath kept me behindhand in, and so as to render it very difficult now, and troublesome to my mind to do it; but I this day made a satisfactory entrance therein. Dined at home, and in the afternoon by water to Whitehall Palace, calling by the way at Betty Howlett, where I have not been many a day till just the other day, and now I met her mother there and knew her Michael Mitchell to be out of town. And here je did baiser elle, but had not opportunity para hazer some with her as I would have offered if je had had it. And thence had another meeting with the James II King England, Scotland and Ireland 1633-1701 (35), at Whitehall Palace, on yesterday’s work, and made a good advance: and so, being called by my Elizabeth de St Michel 1640-1669 (28), we to the Hyde Park, Mary Batalier, and a Dutch gentleman, a friend of hers, being with us. Thence to “World's End, Knightsbridge,” a drinking-house by the Park; and there merry, and so home late.
And thus ends all that I doubt I shall ever be able to do with my own eyes in the keeping of my journal, I being not able to do it any longer, having done now so long as to undo my eyes almost every time that I take a pen in my hand; and, therefore, whatever comes of it, I must forbear: and, therefore, resolve, from this time forward, to have it kept by my people in long-hand, and must therefore be contented to set down no more than is fit for them and all the world to know; or, if there be any thing, which cannot be much, now my amours to Deborah Willet 1650-1678 (18). are past, and my eyes hindering me in almost all other pleasures, I must endeavour to keep a margin in my book open, to add, here and there, a note in short-hand with my own hand.
And so I betake myself to that course, which is almost as much as to see myself go into my grave: for which, and all the discomforts that will accompany my being blind, the good God prepare me!.

Around 1749. Canaletto Painter 1697-1768. Whitehall Palace and the Privy Garden from Richmond House.

Around 1665 Peter Lely 1618-1680 (46). Portrait of James II King England, Scotland and Ireland 1633-1701 (31) and Anne Hyde Queen Consort England 1637-1671 (27).

Before 04 Jan 1674 Peter Lely 1618-1680. Portrait of James II King England, Scotland and Ireland 1633-1701 wearing his Garter Robes.

Around 1672 Henri Gascar 1635-1701 (37). Portrait of James II King England, Scotland and Ireland 1633-1701 (38).