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1678 Popish Plot

Before 1678 Jasper Churchill educated at Queen's College, Oxford University, Oxford, Oxfordshire .

Before 1678 Anne Margetson 1678-1693 was born to James Margetson 1600-1678 (77) and Alice Caulfeild Baroness Carpenter

Before 1678 Sarah Margetson 1678-1733 was born to James Margetson 1600-1678 (77) and Alice Caulfeild Baroness Carpenter

Before 1678 William Anstruther 1650-1711 (27) and Helen Hamilton were married .

Around 1678 Peter Lely 1618-1680 (59) . Portrait of James Butler 1st Duke Ormonde 1610-1688 (67) in his Garter Robes .

Around 1678 Peter Lely 1618-1680 (59) . Portrait of Francis Beckford .

Around 1678 Peter Lely 1618-1680 (59) . Portrait of Francis Beckford .

Popish Plot

Between 1678 and 1681 the Popish Plot was a fictitious Catholic conspiracy to murder Charles II King England, Scotland and Ireland 1630-1685 (47) invented by Titus Oates (28) that led to the execution of more than twenty-two men.

In 1678 John Arundell 3rd Baron Arundel Trerice 1678-1706 was born to John Arundell 2nd Baron Arundel Trerice 1649-1698 (29) and Margaret Acland Baroness Arundel Trerice -1691

Around 1678 Charles Bertie 1678-1730 was born to Charles Bertie 1640-1711 (38)

In 1678 Charles Bertie 1678-1747 was born to James Bertie 1st Earl Abingdon 1653-1699 (24)

In 1678 Elizabeth Brydges Countess Castlehaven 1619-1678 (59) died .

In 1678 Elizabeth Capell Countess Carnarvon 1633-1678 (45) died .

Around 1678 Mary Grey Baroness Ossulston 1678-1710 was born to Ford Grey 1st Earl Tankerville 1655-1701 (22) and Mary Berkeley Countess Tankerville -1718

In 1678 Charles Mordaunt 3rd Earl Peterborough, 1st Earl Monmouth 1658-1735 (20) and Carey Fraser Countess Peterborough, Countess Monmouth 1660-1709 (18) were married .

In 1678 John Ponsonby 1609-1678 (69) died

In 1678 Francis Russell 1638-1678 (40) died .

In 1678 Edward Seymour 4th Baronet Seymour 1633-1708 (45) was appointed as MP Baltinglass .

In 1678 James Tuchet 3rd Earl Castlehaven 1617-1686 (61) was restored 13th Baron Audley Heighley in Staffordshire .

Around 1678 Peter Lely 1618-1680 (59) . Portrait of Elizabeth Grey Countess Kildare 1497-1548 .

Around 1678 John Anstruther 1st Baronet 1678-1753 was born to William Anstruther 1650-1711 (27) and and Helen Hamilton .

In 1678 Andrew Archer 1659-1741 (18) was educated at Trinity College, Oxford University, Oxford, Oxfordshire .

In 1678 Walter Bagot 3rd Baronet Bagot 1644-1704 (33) was elected as MP Staffordshire which he held until 1695.

Around 1678 Peter Lely 1618-1680 (59) . Portrait of Charles II King Scotland in his Garter Robes and Garter Collar and Leg Garter .

In 1678 John Campbell 1st Earl Breadalbaine and Holland 1636-1717 (41) and Mary Campbell Countess Breadalbaine and Holland were married

In 1678 Robert Bruce Cotton 5th Baronet Cotton 1678-1745 was born to John Cotton 3rd Baronet Cotton 1621-1702 (57) .

In 1678 Margaret Douglas Marchioness Argyll 1610-1678 (68) died .

In 1678 William Dummer 1657-1678 (21) died of smallpox

In 1678 Jean Gordon 1678- was born to George Gordon 1st Earl Aberdeen 1637-1720 (40)

In 1678 Joseph Habsburg-Spain I Holy Roman Emperor 1678-1711 was born to Leopold Habsburg-Spain I Holy Roman Emperor 1640-1705 (37)

In 1678 Arthur Northcote 1651-1680 (27) and Margaret Gay were married .

In 1678 Mary Osbaldeston Baronetess Wroth 1678-1721 was born to Thomas Osbaldeston .

Around 1705 . Michael Dahl 1659-1743 (46) . Portrait of Mary Osbaldeston Baronetess Wroth 1678-1721 (27) .

Around 1678 Roger Palmer 1st Earl Castlemaine 1634-1705 (44) was imprisoned being under suspiscion of supporting a Popish Plot at Tower of London, Tower Hill, City of London

Around 1678 Alexander Gordon 2nd Duke Gordon 1678-1728 was born to George Gordon 1st Duke Gordon 1643-1716 (35) and Elizabeth Howard Duchess Gordon .

In 1678 David Wemyss 4th Earl Wemyss 1678-1720 was born to James Wemyss 1st Lord Burntisland 1656-1682 (21) and Margaret Wemyss Countess Cromartie, 3rd Countess Wemyss 1659-1705 (18) .

In 1678 Edward Worth 1678-1733 was born to John Worth 1648-1688 (30)

In 1678 Thomas Allin 1st Baronet 1612-1685 (66) retired from public life settling at his country seat Somerleyton Hall, Somerleyton, Lowestoft, Suffolk .

In 1678 Frances Cheeke -1678 died .

In 1678 Thomas Hanmer 2nd Baronet Hamner 1612-1678 (66) died . His son John Hamner 3rd Baronet Hamner -1701 (30) succeeded as 3rd Baronet Hamner

Around 1638 Anthony Van Dyck 1599-1641 (38) . Portrait of Thomas Hanmer 2nd Baronet Hamner 1612-1678 (26) .

Around 1678 William Hamner 1648-1678 (30) died

In 1678 William Heveningham 1604-1678 (74) died

In 1678 John Lindsay 1st Earl Lindsay, 17th Earl Crawford 1596-1678 (82) died .

In 1678 William Lindsay 18th Earl Crawford, 2nd Earl Lindsay 1644-1644 succeeded as 18th Earl Crawford , 2nd Earl Lindsay .

In 1678 Henry Lyttelton 2nd Baronet 1624-1693 (54) was elected MP Lichfield .

Around 1678 Peter Lely 1618-1680 (59) . Portrait of Frances Savile 1658-1695 (20) .

In 1678 John Barrington 1st Viscount Barrington 1678-1734 was born

In 1678 Thomas Otway 1652-1685 (25) obtained a commission through Charles, Earl of Plymouth (21) in a regiment serving in the Netherlands. The English troops were disbanded in 1679, but were left to find their way home as best they could. They were paid with depreciated paper, and Otway arrived in London late in the year, ragged and dirty.

Before 16 Apr 1685 . John Riley 1646-1691 (39) . Portrait of Thomas Otway 1652-1685 .

In 1678 Edward Stillingfleet Bishop Worcester 1635-1699 (42) was appointed Dean St Paul's Cathedral

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) .

In 1678 Deborah Willet 1650-1678 (27) died .

Around 1678 Mary Cradock 1633-1699 (44) . Portrait of George Savile 1st Marquess Halifax 1633-1695 (44) .

In 1678 Margaret Kerr 1678- was born to Robert Kerr 1st Marquess Lothian 1636-1703 (41) and Jean Campbell -1700

Around 1678 Simon Pietersz Verelst 1644-1710 . Portrait of Robert Kerr 1st Marquess Lothian 1636-1703 (41) .

In 1678 Gilbert Vane 2nd Baron Barnard 1678-1753 was born to Christopher Vane 1st Baron Barnard 1653-1723 (24) and Elizabeth Holles Baroness Barnard .

Around 1678 William Glynne 3rd Baronet Bicester aka Bisseter 1663-1721 (14) educated at St Edmund Hall, Oxford University, Oxford, Oxfordshire

In 1678 Robert Williams 2nd Baronet Penrhyn Caernarfonshire 1627-1678 (51) died

Around 1678 Simon Pietersz Verelst 1644-1710 . Portrait of Robert Kerr 1st Marquess Lothian 1636-1703 (41) .

Around 1678 Simon Pietersz Verelst 1644-1710 . Portrait of Robert Kerr 1st Marquess Lothian 1636-1703 (41) .

After 1678 Charles Dormer 2nd Earl Carnarvon 1632-1709 (45) and Mary Bertie Countess Carnarvon 1655-1709 (23) were married (he was her third-cousin). Mary Bertie Countess Carnarvon 1655-1709 (23) by marriage Countess Carnarvon (1C 1628) , Baron Dormer .

Mar 1678

12 Mar 1678

On 12 Mar 1678 Archibald Campbell 1st Duke Argyll 1658-1703 (19) and Elizabeth Tollemache Duchess Argyll 1659-1735 (18) were married .

Apr 1678

Around Apr 1678 John Willoughby 8th Baron Willoughby Parham 1669-1678 (9) died at Belvoir Castle, Belvoir, Leicestershire . His uncle John Willoughby 9th Baron Willoughby Parham 1669-1678 (9) succeeded as 9th Baron Willoughby Parham .

19 Apr 1678

23 Apr 1678

On 23 Apr 1678 Walter Aston 1609-1678 (69) died

May 1678

From 1673 to May 1678 Henry Savile 1642-1687 (31) was appointed Groom of the Bedchamber to Charles II King England, Scotland and Ireland 1630-1685 (42) .

03 May 1678

On 03 May 1678 George Frederick Hohenzollern 1678-1703 was born to John Frederick Hohenzollern 1654-1686 (23)

16 May 1678

On 16 May 1678 Heneage Finch 1st Earl Aylesford 1649-1719 (29) and Elizabeth Banks Countess Aylesford were married .

Before 1708 Walter St John 3rd Baronet St John Lydiard Tregoze 1622-1708 (85) . Portrait of Elizabeth Banks Countess Aylesford . Lydiard House.

Around 1710 Johnathan "The Elder" Richardson 1667-1745 (42) . Portrait of Elizabeth Banks Countess Aylesford .

19 May 1678

On or before 19 May 1678 Charles Monck of St Stephen's Green 1678-1752 was born to Henry Monck .

22 May 1678

On 22 May 1678 Charles Grenville 2nd Earl Bath 1661-1701 (17) and Martha Osborne 1664-1689 (14) were married .

Aug 1678

21 Aug 1678

On 21 Aug 1678 Pury Cust 1655-1698 (23) and Ursula Woodcock 1659-1684 (19) were married .

Around 1679 Gilbert Soest 1605-1681 (74) (style of).Portrait of Ursula Woodcock 1659-1684 (20) . Belton House.

28 Aug 1678

On 28 Aug 1678 James Margetson 1600-1678 (78) died

Sep 1678

In Sep 1678 John Willoughby 9th Baron Willoughby Parham 1669-1678 (9) died . His brother Charles Willoughby 10th Baron Willoughby Parham 1669-1679 (9) succeeded as 10th Baron Willoughby Parham .

On Sep 1678 Humphrey Ferrers 1652-1678 (25) drowned in the River Trent.

01 Sep 1678

Before 01 Sep 1678 Henry Obrien 1642-1678 (36) and Katherine Stewart were married

On 01 Sep 1678 Henry Obrien 1642-1678 (36) died .

Oct 1678

01 Oct 1678

On 01 Oct 1678 Stephen Anderson 2nd Baronet Anderson 1678-1741 was born to Stephen Anderson 1st Baronet Anderson 1644-1707 (34) . He was baptised at St Helen's Church, Bishopsgate, City of London on the same day.

12 Oct 1678

On 12 Oct 1678 Edmund Berry Godfrey 1621-1678 (56) died .

18 Oct 1678

On 18 Oct 1678 Charlotte Argenteau Countess Elgin, Countess Ailesbury 1678-1710 was born

26 Oct 1678

On 26 Oct 1678 Arthur Chichester 2nd Earl Donegal -1678 died . His son Arthur Chichester 3rd Earl Donegal 1666-1706 (12) succeeded as 3rd Earl Donegal . Barbara Boyle Countess Donegall -1682 by marriage Countess Donegal .

Nov 1678

04 Nov 1678

On 04 Nov 1678 Captain Silas Taylor 1624-1678 (54) died .

Dec 1678

In Dec 1678 Joseph Williamson 1633-1701 (45) and Katherine Stewart were married three months after the death of her first husband leading to speculation they had commenced a relationship whilst she was married to her first husband.