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Before 1761 Thomas Hudson 1701-1779 (59) . Portrait of Frances Finch Viscountess Courtenay -1761 .

Before 1761 Edward Berkeley Portman 1761-1823 was born to Henry William Berkeley Portman 1709-1761 (51)

In 1761 Nicholas Bayly 2nd Baronet Plas Newydd Anglesey 1709-1782 (52) was appointed as Lord Lieutenant Anglesey

In 1761 Gertrude Bayly -1761 died

In 1761 Brownlow Bertie 5th Duke Ancaster and Kesteven 1729-1809 (31) was elected as MP Lincolnshire .

In 1761 Charles Bingham 1st Earl Lucan 1735-1799 (25) was elected as MP Mayo .

In 1761 Henry Carteret 1st Baron Carteret 1735-1826 (26) was elected as MP Weobley .

Around 1761 Joshua Reynolds 1723-1788 (37) . Portrait of Janet "Queen of the Gypsies" Fall .

Around 1761 Joshua Reynolds 1723-1788 (37) . Portrait of Janet "Queen of the Gypsies" Fall .

In 1761 George Cholmondeley 1724-1764 (36) was elected as MP Corfe Castle

In 1761 Spencer Compton 8th Earl Northampton 1738-1796 (22) was elected as MP Northampton

In 1761 Henry Digby 1st Earl Digby 1731-1793 (29) was elected as MP Wells .

In 1761 Henry Fane 1703-1777 (57) was elected as MP Lyme Regis .

In 1761 Frances Finch Viscountess Courtenay -1761 died

In 1761 James Brudenell 5th Earl Cardigan 1725-1811 (35) was elected as MP Hastings

In 1761 Robert Fox-Lane 1732-1768 (28) was elected as MP York during the General Election

In 1761 Booth Grey 1740-1802 (20) was awarded as Master of Arts: Cambridge University at Queen's College, Cambridge University, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

In 1761 Son Hervey 1761-1761 was born to Frederick Augustus Hervey 4th Earl Bristol 1730-1803 (30) and Elizabeth Davers Countess Bristol 1733-1800 (28) .

In 1761 Son Hervey 1761-1761 died .

In 1761 Edwin Lascelles 1st Baron Harewood 1713-1795 (48) was elected as MP Yorkshire

In 1761 Edward Lascelles 1st Earl Harewood 1740-1820 (20) was elected as MP Northallerton .

In 1761 John Lumley-Savile 7th Earl Scarborough 1761-1835 was born to Richard Lumley-Sanderson 4th Earl Scarborough 1725-1782 (35) and Barbara Savile Countess Scarborough

In 1761 John Manners 3rd Duke Rutland 1696-1779 (64) was appointed as Master of the Horse

In 1761 Charles Manners -1761 died

In 1761 Frances Pierrepoint Countess Mar -1761 died .

In 1761 Charles Spencer 1740-1820 (20) was elected as MP Oxfordshire .

In 1761 Merolina Spring 1695-1761 (66) died .

In 1761 William Talbot 1st Earl Talbot 1710-1782 (50) was appointed as Privy Council

In 1761 Edward Townshend Dean Norwich 1719-1765 (41) was appointed Dean Norwich

In 1761 Barbara Villiers 1706-1761 (54) died .

In 1761 John West 1st Earl De La Warr 1693-1766 (67) was created 1st Earl De La Warr (1761) , 1st Viscount Cantalupe . Anne Walker Countess De La Warr -1748 by marriage Countess De La Warr (1761) .

In 1761 Augustus Keppel 1st Viscount Keppel 1725-1786 (35) was elected as MP Windsor .

In 1761 John Wynn 1701-1773 (59) was elected as MP Caernarfon Boroughs

In 1761 Thomas Wynn 1st Baron Newborough 1736-1807 (25) was elected as MP Caernarfonshire

In 1761 Thomas Wynn 1st Baron Newborough 1736-1807 (25) was appointed as Lord Lieutenant Carnarvonshire

In 1761 Andrew Archer 2nd Baron Archer 1736-1778 (24) was elected as MP Bramber during the General Election

In 1761 Andrew Archer 2nd Baron Archer 1736-1778 (24) was elected as MP Coventry during the General Election

Around 1761 William Barrington 3rd Viscount Barrington 1761-1801 was born to John Barrington 1717-1764 (43) .

Around 1761 Richard Barrington 4th Viscount Barrington 1761-1814 was born to John Barrington 1717-1764 (43)

In 1761 William Willoughby Cole 1st Earl Enniskillen 1736-1803 (24) was elected as MP Enniskillen .

In 1761 James Edward Colebrooke 3rd Baronet Colebrooke 1761-1838 was born to George Colebrooke 2nd Baronet Colebrooke 1729-1809 (31) .

In 1761 Catherine Collingwood Baronetess Throckmorton -1761 died .

In 1737 John Vanderbank 1694-1739 (42) . Portrait of Catherine Collingwood Baronetess Throckmorton -1761 .

In 1761 Anthony Ashley-Cooper 4th Earl Shaftesbury 1711-1771 (49) was appointed as Privy Council

In 1761 Henry Cornwallis 1740-1761 (20) died .

In 1761 John Cust 3rd Baronet Cust 1718-1770 (42) was elected as Speaker of the House of Commons

In 1741 Enoch "The Younger" Seeman 1694-1744 (47) . Portrait of the Cust Family.From left to right … Francis Cockayne Cust 1722-1791 (19) , William Cust 1720-1748 (21) seated wearing a blue coat, Jane Cust 1725-1791 (16) , Peregrine Cust 1723-1785 (18) , Savile Cockayne Cust 1681-1772 (59) seated stroking a dalmatian, Richard Cust 1726-1783 (15) , John Cust 3rd Baronet Cust 1718-1770 (22) Holding a minature of his new wife Etheldreda Payne Baronetess Cust 1720-1775 (21) , Anne Brownlow Baronetess Cust 1694-1779 (47) Wears a black widow's hood and lace-trimmed kerchief, kept in place by a band attached to the robings of a closed blue damask gown, Lucy Cust 1732-1804 (9) , Jane Cust 1725-1791 (16) Pouring tea, and, lastly, Dorothy Cust 1729-1770 (12) .

In 1761 Thomas Frankland 6th Baronet Thirkleby 1750-1831 (10) took custody of at Eton College, Eton, Windsor, Berkshire

In 1761 Richard Frankland -1761 died

In 1761 James Graham 1st Baronet Graham 1761-1824 was born

In 1761 James Graham 1st Baronet Graham 1761-1824 was created 1st Baronet Graham of Netherby in Cumberland .

In 1761 George Vere Hobart 1761-1802 was born to George Hobart 3rd Earl Buckinghamshire 1731-1804 (29)

In 1761 John Kemp 5th Baronet Kemp 1700-1761 (61) died .

In 1761 Kenneth Mackenzie 1718-1761 (43) died

In 1761 James Charles Pitt 1761-1780 was born to William "The Elder" Pitt 1st Earl Chatham 1708-1778 (52) and Hester Grenville Countess Chatham 1720-1803 (40)

In 1761 John Rawdon 1st Earl Moira 1720-1793 (40) was created 1st Earl Moira . Elizabeth Hastings Countess Moira 1731-1808 (29) by marriage Countess Moira .

In 1761 Grizel Gordon -1761 died

In 1761 Langdale Smithson 1680-1761 (81) died .

In 1761 Frances Bisshop 1741-1804 (20) was appointed Maid of Honour to Charlotte Mecklenburg-Strelitz Queen Consort England 1744-1818 (16) .

Around 1766 Johan Joseph Zoffany 1733-1810 (32) . Portrait of Charlotte Mecklenburg-Strelitz Queen Consort England 1744-1818 (21) .

Around 1768 . Nathaniel Dance-Holland Painter 1735-1811 (32) . Portrait of Charlotte Mecklenburg-Strelitz Queen Consort England 1744-1818 (23) .

In 1761 John Tylney 2nd Earl Tylney 1712-1784 (48) was elected as MP Malmesbury during the General Election

In 1761 John Rushout 1st Baron Northwick 1738-1800 (22) was elected MP Evesham which seat he held until 1796.

In 1761 Simon Luttrell 1st Earl Carhampton 1713-1787 (48) was elected MP Wigan .

In 1761 Catherine Grenville Baroness Braybrook 1761-1796 was born to George Grenville 1712-1770 (48) and Elizabeth Wyndham 1719-1769 (42) .

In 1761 Capel Molyneux 3rd Baronet Castle Dillon 1717-1797 (44) was elected MP Clogher .

In 1740 . James Latham 1696-1747 (44) . Portrait of Capel Molyneux 3rd Baronet Castle Dillon 1717-1797 (23) .

Around 1761 Richard Worsley 7th Baronet 1751-1805 (9) was educated at Winchester College, Winchester, Hampshire .

In 1761 John William 1st Baronet Bodelwyddan 1761-1830 was born .

Jan 1761

On Jan 1761 Katherine Forbes Countess Mornington 1761- was born to John Forbes 1714-1796 (46) and Mary Capell -1792

04 Jan 1761

06 Jan 1761

On 06 Jan 1761 Thomas Barrett-Lennard 1761-1857 was born .

10 Jan 1761

On 10 Jan 1761 Edward Boscawen 1711-1761 (49) died .

19 Jan 1761

On 19 Jan 1761 Charlotte Aglaé Bourbon 1700-1761 (60) died .

1720 . Pierre Gobert 1662-1744 (58) . Portrait of Charlotte Aglaé Bourbon 1700-1761 (19) as Hebe .

1725 . Pierre Gobert 1662-1744 (63) . Portrait of Charlotte Aglaé Bourbon 1700-1761 (24) .

Around 1725 . Pierre Gobert 1662-1744 (63) . Portrait of Charlotte Aglaé Bourbon 1700-1761 (24) .

On 19 Jan 1761 Henry William Berkeley Portman 1709-1761 (51) died

22 Jan 1761

On 22 Jan 1761 Henry Agar 2nd Viscount Clifden 1761-1836 was born in Gowran Castle, Gowran, County Kilkenny.

On 22 Jan 1761 Edward Wortley-Montagu 1678-1761 (82) died

23 Jan 1761

On 23 Jan 1761 Maria Forbes Countess Clarendon 1761-1844 was born to John Forbes 1714-1796 (46) and Mary Capell -1792

30 Jan 1761

On 30 Jan 1761 George Murray Bishop St David's 1761-1803 was born to John Murray 3rd Duke Atholl 1729-1774 (31) and Charlotte Murray Duchess Atholl 1731-1805 (29)

Feb 1761

12 Feb 1761

On 12 Feb 1761 Richard "Beau, King of Bath" Nash 1674-1761 (86) died in Bath, Somerset . He was buried in Bath Abbey_Bath, Somerset.

In 1745 Adrien Carpentiers 1713-1778 (32) . Portrait of Richard "Beau, King of Bath" Nash 1674-1761 (70) .

17 Feb 1761

On 17 Feb 1761 Jacob Bouverie 1st Viscount Folkestone 1694-1761 (66) died . His son William Pleydell-Bouverie 1st Earl Radnor 1725-1776 (35) succeeded as 2nd Viscount Folkestone , 2nd Baron Longford . Rebecca Alleyne Countess Radnor 1725-1764 (35) by marriage Viscountess Folkestone .

On 17 Feb 1761 Thomas Brudenell 1st Earl Ailesbury 1729-1814 (31) and Susanna Hoare Countess Ailesbury 1732-1783 (28) were married . Susanna Hoare Countess Ailesbury 1732-1783 (28) by marriage Countess Ailesbury (2C 1776) .

In 1757 . Arthur Pond 1705-1758 (52) . Portrait of Susanna Hoare Countess Ailesbury 1732-1783 (24) .

Mar 1761

20 Mar 1761

On 20 Mar 1761 Elizabeth Popham -1761 died .

28 Mar 1761

On 28 Mar 1761 Edward Southwell 20th Baron Clifford 1738-1777 (22) was elected as MP Bridgwater .

29 Mar 1761

On 29 Mar 1761 William Talbot 1st Earl Talbot 1710-1782 (50) was created 1st Earl Talbot (1C 1761) . Mary Cardonnel Countess Talbot by marriage Countess Talbot (1C 1761) .

Before 23 Dec 1739 John Vanderbank 1694-1739 (45) . Portrait of Mary Cardonnel Countess Talbot .

Apr 1761

On Apr 1761 Thomas Robinson 1st Baron Grantham 1695-1770 (66) was created 1st Baron Grantham

On Apr 1761 Laurence Shirley 4th Earl Ferrers 1720-1760 was tried for murder by his peers at Westminster Hall, Westminster Palace, Westminster with Attorney General Charles Pratt leading for the prosecution and found guilty.

04 Apr 1761

On 04 Apr 1761 Henry Ingram 7th Viscount Irvine 1691-1761 (69) died . His brother George Ingram 8th Viscount Irvine 1694-1763 (67) succeeded as 8th Viscount Ingram

08 Apr 1761

On 08 Apr 1761 John Savile 2nd Earl Mexborough 1761-1830 was born to John Savile 1st Earl Mexborough 1719-1778 (41) and Sarah Delaval Countess Mexborough 1742-1821 (19)

In 1751 . Arthur Pond 1705-1758 (46) . Portrait of Rhoda Delaval 1725-1757 (25) and her siblings Francis Blake Delaval 1727-1771 (23) , Edward Hussey Delaval 1729-1814 (22) , John Delaval 1st Baron Delaval 1728-1808 (22) , Anne Hussey Delaval 1743- and Sarah Delaval Countess Mexborough 1742-1821 (9) .

15 Apr 1761

On 15 Apr 1761 Archibald Campbell 3rd Duke Argyll 1682-1761 (78) died . His first-cousin John Campbell 4th Duke Argyll 1693-1770 (68) succeeded as 4th Duke Argyll

May 1761

10 May 1761

On 10 May 1761 James Colebrooke 1st Baronet Colebrooke 1722-1761 (38) died . His brother George Colebrooke 2nd Baronet Colebrooke 1729-1809 (31) succeeded as 2nd Baronet Colebrooke of Gatton in Surrey

14 May 1761

On 14 May 1761 John Petty 1st Earl Shelburne 1706-1761 (55) died . His son William Petty 1st Marquess Lansdowne 1737-1805 (24) succeeded as 2nd Earl Shelburne in County Wexford (2C 1751) .

On 14 May 1761 Louisa Egerton Countess Gower 1723-1761 (38) died .

29 May 1761

On 29 May 1761 George Carpenter 1st Earl Tyrconnel 1723-1762 (37) was created 1st Earl Tyrconnel . Frances Clifton Countess Tyrconnel by marriage Countess Tyrconnel .

Jul 1761

17 Jul 1761

On 17 Jul 1761 Thomas Pitt 1705-1761 (56) died .

20 Jul 1761

On 20 Jul 1761 Arthur Saunders Gore 3rd Earl Arran 1761-1837 was born to Arthur Saunders Gore 2nd Earl Arran 1734-1809 (26) and Catherine Annesley 2nd Countess Arran -1770 .

In 1769 Pompeo Batoni 1708-1787 (60) . Portrait of Arthur Saunders Gore 2nd Earl Arran 1734-1809 (34) and Catherine Annesley 2nd Countess Arran -1770 .

30 Jul 1761

On 30 Jul 1761 Henry Fitzgerald 1761-1829 was born to James Fitzgerald 1st Duke Leinster 1722-1773 (39) and Emilia Mary Lennox Duchess Leinster 1731-1814 (29)

Sep 1761

07 Sep 1761

On 07 Sep 1761 James Lowther 1st Earl Lonsdale 1736-1802 (25) and Mary Stuart Countess Lonsdale 1741-1824 (20) were married .

Before 26 Jan 1779 Thomas Hudson 1701-1779 (78) . Portrait of James Lowther 1st Earl Lonsdale 1736-1802 (42) .

21 Sep 1761

On 21 Sep 1761 John Bentley Ashley 1702-1761 (59) died . Monument to John Bentley Ashley 1702-1761 (59) in Saint Leodegarius Church, Ashby St Ledgers, Northamptonshire . Sculpted by John Bacon Sculptor 1740-1799 (20) . Standing wall monument with two large allegorical figures flanking the inscription. Above them is a sarcophagus on which is a Roman lamp on front of a black obelisk . Also to James Ashley -1798. Simple wall monument with urn and obelisk . Also to Jane Pocock 1710-1784 (51) and by whose will the monument was erected.

On 21 Sep 1761 John Bentley Ashley 1702-1761 (59) died . Monument to John Bentley Ashley 1702-1761 (59) in Saint Leodegarius Church, Ashby St Ledgers, Northamptonshire . Sculpted by John Bacon Sculptor 1740-1799 (20) . Standing wall monument with two large allegorical figures flanking the inscription. Above them is a sarcophagus on which is a Roman lamp on front of a black obelisk . Also to James Ashley -1798. Simple wall monument with urn and obelisk . Also to Jane Pocock 1710-1784 (51) and by whose will the monument was erected.

On 21 Sep 1761 John Bentley Ashley 1702-1761 (59) died . Monument to John Bentley Ashley 1702-1761 (59) in Saint Leodegarius Church, Ashby St Ledgers, Northamptonshire . Sculpted by John Bacon Sculptor 1740-1799 (20) . Standing wall monument with two large allegorical figures flanking the inscription. Above them is a sarcophagus on which is a Roman lamp on front of a black obelisk . Also to James Ashley -1798. Simple wall monument with urn and obelisk . Also to Jane Pocock 1710-1784 (51) and by whose will the monument was erected.

On 21 Sep 1761 John Bentley Ashley 1702-1761 (59) died . Monument to John Bentley Ashley 1702-1761 (59) in Saint Leodegarius Church, Ashby St Ledgers, Northamptonshire . Sculpted by John Bacon Sculptor 1740-1799 (20) . Standing wall monument with two large allegorical figures flanking the inscription. Above them is a sarcophagus on which is a Roman lamp on front of a black obelisk . Also to James Ashley -1798. Simple wall monument with urn and obelisk . Also to Jane Pocock 1710-1784 (51) and by whose will the monument was erected.

On 21 Sep 1761 John Bentley Ashley 1702-1761 (59) died . Monument to John Bentley Ashley 1702-1761 (59) in Saint Leodegarius Church, Ashby St Ledgers, Northamptonshire . Sculpted by John Bacon Sculptor 1740-1799 (20) . Standing wall monument with two large allegorical figures flanking the inscription. Above them is a sarcophagus on which is a Roman lamp on front of a black obelisk . Also to James Ashley -1798. Simple wall monument with urn and obelisk . Also to Jane Pocock 1710-1784 (51) and by whose will the monument was erected.

On 21 Sep 1761 John Bentley Ashley 1702-1761 (59) died . Monument to John Bentley Ashley 1702-1761 (59) in Saint Leodegarius Church, Ashby St Ledgers, Northamptonshire . Sculpted by John Bacon Sculptor 1740-1799 (20) . Standing wall monument with two large allegorical figures flanking the inscription. Above them is a sarcophagus on which is a Roman lamp on front of a black obelisk . Also to James Ashley -1798. Simple wall monument with urn and obelisk . Also to Jane Pocock 1710-1784 (51) and by whose will the monument was erected.

On 21 Sep 1761 John Bentley Ashley 1702-1761 (59) died . Monument to John Bentley Ashley 1702-1761 (59) in Saint Leodegarius Church, Ashby St Ledgers, Northamptonshire . Sculpted by John Bacon Sculptor 1740-1799 (20) . Standing wall monument with two large allegorical figures flanking the inscription. Above them is a sarcophagus on which is a Roman lamp on front of a black obelisk . Also to James Ashley -1798. Simple wall monument with urn and obelisk . Also to Jane Pocock 1710-1784 (51) and by whose will the monument was erected.

29 Sep 1761

On 29 Sep 1761 Catherine Douglas -1761 died

Oct 1761

03 Oct 1761

On 03 Oct 1761 Robert Hay-Drummond Archbishop York 1711-1776 (49) was elected at Archbishop York .

In or before 1771 Andrea Soldi 1703-1771 (68) . Portrait of Robert Hay-Drummond Archbishop York 1711-1776 (59) .

07 Oct 1761

On 07 Oct 1761 Elizabeth Trevor Duchess Marlborough 1713-1761 (48) died

10 Oct 1761

On 10 Oct 1761 William Dummer 1677-1761 (84) died

11 Oct 1761

On 11 Oct 1761 Charlotte Maria Waldegrave Duchess Grafton 1761-1808 was born to James Waldegrave 2nd Earl Waldegrave 1715-1763 (46) and Maria Walpole Duchess Gloucester and Edinburgh 1736-1807 (25) .

In 1780 Joshua Reynolds 1723-1788 (56) .Known as The Ladies Waldegrave.From left to right three sisters: Charlotte Maria Waldegrave Duchess Grafton 1761-1808 (18) , Elizabeth Laura Waldegrave Countess Waldegrave 1760-1816 (19) and Anne Horatia Waldegrave 1762-1801 (18) .Believed to have been commissioned by their mother in the hope of atracyting suitors since at the time of the painting all three were unmarried.All three did subsequently marry.

Nov 1761

21 Nov 1761

On 21 Nov 1761 Dorothea Bland 1761-1816 was born near Waterford, County Waterford.

Around 1788 John Hoppner 1758-1810 (29) . Portrait of Dorothea Bland 1761-1816 (26) playing the character ' Viola ' in Twelth Night .

In 1791 John Hoppner 1758-1810 (32) . Portrait of Dorothea Bland 1761-1816 (29) as Hypolita

Dec 1761

05 Dec 1761

On 05 Dec 1761 Dorothea Bland 1761-1816 was baptised at St Martin's in the Fields, Charing Cross, Westminster .

Around 1788 John Hoppner 1758-1810 (29) . Portrait of Dorothea Bland 1761-1816 (26) playing the character ' Viola ' in Twelth Night .

In 1791 John Hoppner 1758-1810 (32) . Portrait of Dorothea Bland 1761-1816 (29) as Hypolita

12 Dec 1761

On 12 Dec 1761 Wilhelm Ludwig Nassau-Weilburg 1761-1770 was born to Charles Christian Nassau-Weilburg 1735-1788 (26) and Carolina Orange-Nassau 1743-1787 (18) at The Hague .

1780 . Wilhelm Bottner 1758-1810 (27) . Portrait of Charles Christian Nassau-Weilburg 1735-1788 (44) .

15 Dec 1761

On 15 Dec 1761 Henriette-Louise Jeffreys Countess Pomfret 1698-1761 (63) died .

17 Dec 1761

On 17 Dec 1761 William Keppel 1727-1782 (34) was appointed as Colonel: 56th Regiment of Foot .

26 Dec 1761

On 26 Dec 1761 James King 4th Baron Kingston 1693-1761 (68) died .