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In 1779 Joshua Reynolds 1723-1788 (55) . Portrait of Anne Montgomery Marchioness Townshend 1752-1819 (27) .

In 1779 Joshua Reynolds 1723-1788 (55) . Portrait of Anne Montgomery Marchioness Townshend 1752-1819 (27) .

Around 1779 George Romney 1734-1802 (44) . Portrait of Peregrine Cust 1723-1785 (56) .

In 1779 Anne Elizabeth Brydges Duchess Buckingham and Chandos 1779-1836 was born to James Brydges 3rd Duke Chandos 1731-1789 (47) and Anne Eliza Gamon Duchess Chandos .

In 1779 Keppel Richard Craven 1779- was born to William Craven 6th Baron Craven 1738-1791 (40) and Elizabeth Berkeley Margrave Brandenburg-Ansbach 1750-1828 (28) .

Around 1779 Louisa Augusta Greville 1743-1779 (35) died .

Around 1779 George Grey 6th Earl Stamford, 2nd Earl Warrington 1765-1845 (13) educated at Trinity College, Cambridge University, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire .

In 1779 Amelia Grey 1779-1849 was born to George Grey 5th Earl Stamford, 1st Earl Warrington 1737-1819 (41) and Henrietta Bentinck Countess Stamford, Countess Warrington 1737-1827 (41)

Around 1779 Robert Grosvenor 1st Marquess Westminster 1767-1845 (11) educated at Harrow School, Harrow, Middlesex

In 1779 James Dutton 1st Baron Sherborne 1744-1820 (34) was appointed as High Sheriff Gloucestershire

Around 1779 William Robert Spencer 1769-1834 (9) educated at Harrow School, Harrow, Middlesex

In 1779 Thomas Stanley 1733-1779 (46) died .

In 1779 Dorothy Townshend 1722-1779 (57) died

In 1779 Sarah Villiers 1779- was born to George Bussy Villiers 4th Earl Jersey 1735-1805 (43) and Frances Twysden 1753-1821 (25)

In 1779 Augusta Fitzroy 1779-1839 was born to Augustus Henry Fitzroy 3rd Duke Grafton 1735-1811 (43) and Elizabeth Wrottesley Duchess Grafton 1745-1822 (33) .

In 1779 Anne Brownlow Baronetess Cust 1694-1779 (85) died

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 1779 Peter Burrell 21st Baron Willoughby Eresby, 1st Baron Gwydyr 1754-1820 (24) and Priscilla Barbara Elizabeth Bertie 21st Baroness Willoughby Eresby 1761-1828 (17) were married . Peter Burrell 21st Baron Willoughby Eresby, 1st Baron Gwydyr 1754-1820 (24) by marriage 21st Baron Willoughby Eresby

On 1779 Mary Darby 1757-1800 (21) gained popularity when she played the role of Perdita in Florizel and Perdita, an adaptation of Shakespeare. It was during this performance that she attracted the notice of the young Prince of Wales, the future George IV King Great Britain and Ireland 1762-1830 (16) . At this time Amy "Emma Hart Lady Hamilton" Lyon 1765-1815 (13) sometimes worked as her maid and dresser at the theatre.

In 1779 John Douglas 7th Marquess Queensberry 1779-1856 was born to William Douglas 4th Baronet Kelhead 1730-1783 (49) and Grace d William Johnstone Baronetess Kelhead .

Around 1779 Alexander Hamilton 10th Duke Hamilton, 7th Duke Brandon 1767-1852 (11) educated at Harrow School, Harrow, Middlesex

In 1779 Francis Osborne 5th Duke Leeds 1751-1799 (27) divorced Amelia Darcy 12th Baroness Darcy Knayth, 9th Baroness Conyers 1754-1784 (24)

In 1779 Elizabeth Percy 1777-1779 (2) died .She was buried at Northumberland Vault, Westminster Abbey .

In 1779 Algernon Percy 1779-1833 was born to Algernon Percy 1st Earl Beverley 1750-1830 (28) and Isabella Susan Burrell Countess Beverley 1750-1812 (28)

In 1779 Eleanor Gore 1779-1812 was born to Arthur Saunders Gore 2nd Earl Arran 1734-1809 (44) .

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 .

In 1779 Elizabeth Jeffreys Countess Camden 1725-1779 (54) died

In 1779 Thomas King 5th Baron King 1712-1779 (67) died in Ockham, Surrey . His son Peter King 6th Baron King 1736-1793 (43) succeeded as 6th Baron King

In 1779 Emily Byng 1779-1824 was born to George Byng 4th Viscount Torrington 1740-1812 (38) and Lucy Boyle Viscountess Torrington .

In 1779 James Yorke Bishop St David's, Bishop Gloucester Cathedral, Bishop Ely 1730-1808 (48) was appointed as Bishop Gloucester Cathedral

After 1779 . St Peter's Church, Elford, Staffordshire . Monument to Henry Howard 12th Earl Suffolk, Craven Howard 1649-1700 and Henry Bowes Howard 4th Earl Berkshire.

After 1779 . St Peter's Church, Elford, Staffordshire . Monument to Henry Howard 12th Earl Suffolk, Craven Howard 1649-1700 and Henry Bowes Howard 4th Earl Berkshire.

Jan 1779

08 Jan 1779

On 08 Jan 1779 Dinah Frankland Countess Lichfield 1719-1779 (60) died

26 Jan 1779

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

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

Before 26 Jan 1779 Thomas Hudson 1701-1779 (78) . Portrait of Lucy Manners Duchess Montrose 1717-1788 (62) .

On 26 Jan 1779 Thomas Hudson 1701-1779 (78) died

In 1763 Thomas Hudson 1701-1779 (62) . Portrait of Anne Gordon Countess Dumfries 1709-1755 .

Around 1740 Thomas Hudson 1701-1779 (39) . Portrait of Anne Lee 1726-1742 (14) .

Around 1750 Thomas Hudson 1701-1779 (49) (attributed).Portrait of Augusta Saxe-Coburg-Altenburg 1719-1772 (30) .

In 1754 Thomas Hudson 1701-1779 (53) . Portrait of George Parker 2nd Earl Macclesfield 1696-1764 (58) .

In 1740 Thomas Hudson 1701-1779 (39) . Portrait of Watkin Williams-Wynn 3rd Baronet Williams-Wynn 1692-1749 (48) .

Around 1746 Thomas Hudson 1701-1779 (45) . Portrait of Admiral George Pocock 1706-1792 (39) .

In 1754 Thomas Hudson 1701-1779 (53) . Portrait of Thomas Drury 1st Baronet Drury 1712-1759 (41) .

In 1754 Thomas Hudson 1701-1779 (53) . Portrait of Martha Tyrrell Baronetess Drury 1716-1768 (37) and her daughter Mary Anne Drury Countess Buckinghamshire .

Before 1772 Thomas Hudson 1701-1779 (70) . Portrait of Robert Henley 1st Earl Northington 1708-1772 (63) .

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

Before 27 Jul 1768 Thomas Hudson 1701-1779 (67) . Portrait of William Dalrymple-Crichton 5th Earl Dumfries 1699-1768 (69) .

Apr 1779

01 Apr 1779

On 01 Apr 1779 William Stanhope 2nd Earl Harrington 1719-1779 (59) died . His son Charles Stanhope 3rd Earl Harrington 1753-1829 (26) succeeded as 3rd Earl Harrington , 3rd Viscount Petersham , 3rd Baron Stanhope of Harrington . Jane Fleming Countess Harrington 1755-1824 (23) by marriage Countess Harrington .

In 1768 Joshua Reynolds 1723-1788 (44) . Portrait of Jane Fleming Countess Harrington 1755-1824 (12) .

In 1775 Joshua Reynolds 1723-1788 (51) . Portrait of Jane Fleming Countess Harrington 1755-1824 (19) .

06 Apr 1779

On 06 Apr 1779 Barbara Webb Viscountess Montague 1697-1779 (82) died .

08 Apr 1779

On 08 Apr 1779 Richard FitzGerald King 1779-1856 was born to Robert King 1754-1799 (25) and Caroline Fitzgerald .

14 Apr 1779

On 14 Apr 1779 Jemima Tullekin Jones Marchioness Cornwallis -1779 died

May 1779

10 May 1779

On 10 May 1779 George Forbes 6th Earl Granard 1760-1837 (19) and Selina Frances Rawdon Countess Granard 1759-1827 (20) were married .

13 May 1779

On 13 May 1779 Heinrich Reuss 1724-1779 (55) died

28 May 1779

On 28 May 1779 Michael Cox Archbishop Cashel 1689-1779 (89) died . He was buried at St Canice's Cathedral, Kilkenny, County Kilkenny.

Jun 1779

20 Jun 1779

On 20 Jun 1779 John Hamilton 1st Marquess Abercorn 1756-1818 (22) and Catherine Moyle Marchioness Abercorn -1791 were married at St Marylebone Parish Church, Marylebone, Westminster .

21 Jun 1779

On 21 Jun 1779 Paul Methuen Baron Methuen 1779-1849 was born

24 Jun 1779

On 24 Jun 1779 John Dutton 2nd Baron Sherborne 1779-1862 was born to James Dutton 1st Baron Sherborne 1744-1820 (34) and Elizabeth Coke Baroness Sherborne 1753-1824 (26) .

Aug 1779

03 Aug 1779

On 03 Aug 1779 George Rice -1779 died

28 Aug 1779

On 28 Aug 1779 Antoinette Ernestine Amalie Saxe-Coburg-Gotha Duchess Württemberg 1779-1824 was born to Francis Saxe-Coburg-Gotha I Duke Saxe-Coburg-Gotha 1750-1806 (29) and Augusta Reuss-Lobenstein-Ebersdorf Duchess Saxe-Coburg-Gotha .

Sep 1779

07 Sep 1779

On 07 Sep 1779 Catherina de Jong Jong -1779 died at Sheen, Richmond, Surrey

15 Sep 1779

On 15 Sep 1779 John Campbell 1st Baron Campbell 1779-1861 was born .

Before 1861 . George Hayter 1792-1871 (68) . Portrait of John Campbell 1st Baron Campbell 1779-1861 (81) .

Oct 1779

20 Oct 1779

On 20 Oct 1779 William Mordaunt Sturt Milner 4th Baronet Milner 1779-1855 was born to William Mordaunt Milner 3rd Baronet Milner 1754-1811 (25) and Diana Sturt .

After 1798 John Hoppner 1758-1810 (39) . Portrait of William Mordaunt Milner 3rd Baronet Milner 1754-1811 (43) .

Nov 1779

19 Nov 1779

On 19 Nov 1779 Louise Charlotte Mecklenburg-Schwerin was born .

On 19 Nov 1779 Edward Rice-Trevor 1779-1862 was born to George Rice -1779 and Cecil Cardonnel 2nd Baroness Dynevor 1735-1793 (44) .

26 Nov 1779

On 26 Nov 1779 Henry Fane 1779-1840 was born to Henry Fane 1739-1802 (40) and Anne Buckley -1838

27 Nov 1779

On 27 Nov 1779 Catherine Howard 1779-1850 was born to John Howard 1739-1820 (40) and Julia Gaskarth 1737-1819 (42)

On 27 Nov 1779 William Philip Howard 1779-1780 was born to John Howard 1739-1820 (40) and Julia Gaskarth 1737-1819 (42)

28 Nov 1779

On 28 Nov 1779 Robert Lawley 4th Baronet -1779 died . His son Robert Lawley 5th Baronet Lawley 1736-1793 (43) succeeded as 5th Baronet Lawley of Spoonhill in Shropshire .