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In 1785 Pompeo Batoni 1708-1787 (76) . Portrait of Margaret Steuart 1755-1799 (30) .

In 1785 Pompeo Batoni 1708-1787 (76) . Portrait of Margaret Steuart 1755-1799 (30) .

Around 1785 Thomas Gainsborough 1727-1788 (57) . Portrait of Charles Phipps 1753-1786 (31) .

Around 1785 Thomas Gainsborough 1727-1788 (57) . Portrait of Charles Phipps 1753-1786 (31) .

Around 1785 Thomas Gainsborough 1727-1788 (57) . Portrait of Charles Howard 11th Duke Norfolk 1746-1815 (38) .

1785 . Joshua Reynolds 1723-1788 (61) . Portrait of Francis Seymour-Conway 1st Marquess Hertford 1718-1794 (66) .

Around 1785 George Romney 1734-1802 (50) .Self-portrait.

Around 1785 George Romney 1734-1802 (50) . Portrait of Brownlow Cust 1st Baron Brownlow 1744-1807 (40) .

Around 1785 George Romney 1734-1802 (50) . Portrait of Henry Bayly-Paget 1st Earl Uxbridge 1744-1812 (40) .

Around 1785 George Romney 1734-1802 (50) . Portrait of Anchitel Grey 1774-1833 (11) .

Around 1785 . Samuel Woodford 1763-1817 (21) . Portrait of Anne Hoare 1737-1759 .

Around 1785 . Samuel Woodford 1763-1817 (21) . Portrait of Anne Hoare 1737-1759 .

Around 1785 Joseph Gott Sculptor 1785-1860 was born .

In 1785 Edward James Eliot 1758-1797 (26) and Harriet Pitt 1758-1786 (27) were married

In 1785 Norborne Thompson 2nd Baronet Virkees 1785-1826 was born to Charles Thompson 1st Baronet Virkees 1740-1799 (45)

In 1785 Henrietta Louisa Greville 1785-1838 was born to George Greville 2nd Earl Warwick, 2nd Earl Brooke Warwick Castle 1746-1816 (38) and Henrietta Vernon Countess Warwick, Countess Brooke Warwick Castle 1760-1838 (24) .

In 1785 Hannah Althea Grey 1785-1832 was born to Charles Grey 1st Earl Grey 1729-1807 (55) and Elizabeth Grey Countess Grey 1744-1822 (41)

In 1785 Henry George Neville 1785-1806 was born to Henry Neville 2nd Earl Abergavenny 1755-1843 (29) and Mary Robinson Countess Abergavenny 1760-1796 (25) .

In 1785 Anne Poulett 1711-1785 (74) died

In 1785 Edward Seymour-Conway 1752-1785 (33) died

In 1785 Hugh Seymour-Conway 1759-1801 (25) and Anne Horatia Waldegrave 1762-1801 (23) were married

Around 1800 John Hoppner 1758-1810 (41) . Portrait of Hugh Seymour-Conway 1759-1801 (40) .Half-length portrait to left in vice-admiral's full-dress uniform of 1795–1812.

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.

In 1785 Georgiana Charlotte Sophia Stewart 1785-1809 was born to John Stewart 7th Earl Galloway 1736-1806 (48) and Anne Dashwood Countess Galloway 1743-1830 (42) .

In 1785 Mary Anne Fitzroy 1785-1855 was born to George Henry Fitzroy 4th Duke Grafton 1760-1844 (24) and Charlotte Maria Waldegrave Duchess Grafton 1761-1808 (23) .

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.

In 1785 Anne Campbell Countess Strafford 1715-1785 (70) died

Around 1758 Joshua Reynolds 1723-1788 (34) . Portrait of Anne Campbell Countess Strafford 1715-1785 (43) .

In 1785 Anthony Ashley-Cooper 5th Earl Shaftesbury 1761-1811 (23) was elected as Fellow of the Royal Society

In 1785 Elizabeth Cuffe 1st Countess Longford 1719-1794 (65) was created 1st Earl Longford (2C 1785)

In 1785 Matthew Fortescue 2nd Baron Fortescue 1719-1785 (66) died .

In 1785 James Graham 3rd Duke Montrose 1755-1836 (29) and Jemima Elizabeth Ashburnham -1786 were married .

In 1785 Joseph Gubbins 1785-1817 was born

In 1785 Alexander Gordon 1785-1808 was born to Alexander Gordon 4th Duke Gordon 1743-1827 (41) and Jane Maxwell Duchess Gordon 1748-1812 (37) .

Around 1764 Pompeo Batoni 1708-1787 (55) . Portrait of Alexander Gordon 4th Duke Gordon 1743-1827 (20) .

1774 Angelica Kauffmann 1741-1807 (32) . Portrait of Alexander Gordon 4th Duke Gordon 1743-1827 (30) .

Around 1778 George Romney 1734-1802 (43) . Portrait of Jane Maxwell Duchess Gordon 1748-1812 (30) and her son George Gordon 5th Duke Gordon 1770-1836 (7) .

1772 Angelica Kauffmann 1741-1807 (30) . Portrait of Jane Maxwell Duchess Gordon 1748-1812 (24) .

Around 1780 Daniel Gardner 1750-1805 (30) . Portrait of Jane Maxwell Duchess Gordon 1748-1812 (32) wearing a green riding habit.

In 1785 Henry Percy 1785-1825 was born to Algernon Percy 1st Earl Beverley 1750-1830 (34) and Isabella Susan Burrell Countess Beverley 1750-1812 (34)

In 1785 Robert Surtees 1694-1785 (91) died .

In 1785 John Thellusson 2nd Baron Rendlesham 1785-1832 was born .

In 1785 George John Cooke 1736-1785 (49) died

In 1785 Henry Hoare "The Magnificient" 1705-1785 (80) died .

In 1785 Thomas Orde-Powlett 1st Baron Bolton 1740-1807 (44) was appointed as Privy Council .

In 1785 Charles Marsham 2nd Earl Romney 1777-1845 (7) educated at Eton College, Eton, Windsor, Berkshire .

In 1785 George Fermor 2nd Earl Pomfret 1722-1785 (63) died . His son George Fermor 3rd Earl Pomfret 1768-1830 (16) succeeded as 3rd Earl Pomfret (Pontefract)

In 1785 Mary Lowther 1785-1863 was born to William Lowther 1st Earl Lonsdale 1757-1844 (27) and Augusta Fane Countess Lonsdale 1761-1838 (23)

After 1785 . Monument to Gilbert Heathcote 3rd Baronet Heathcote 1720-1785 (65) in St Mary's Church, Edith Weston, Rutlandshire .

Jan 1785

02 Jan 1785

On 02 Jan 1785 Peregrine Cust 1723-1785 (62) 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) .

04 Jan 1785

On 04 Jan 1785 Friedrich Wilhelm Glücksburg Duke Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg 1785-1831 was born to Friedrich Karl Ludwig Oldenburg I Duke Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck 1757-1816 (27) and Friederike Schlieben Duchess Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck at Schleswig

05 Jan 1785

On 05 Jan 1785 Vere Fane 1785-1863 was born to Henry Fane 1739-1802 (45) and Anne Buckley -1838

14 Jan 1785

On 14 Jan 1785 James Dawes Douglas 1785- was born to James Sholto Douglas 1757-1830 (27) and Sarah Dawes

20 Jan 1785

On 20 Jan 1785 Catherine Chetwynd 1722-1785 (62) died

Feb 1785

02 Feb 1785

On 02 Feb 1785 John Josiah Guest 1785-1852 was born

20 Feb 1785

On 20 Feb 1785 Karl Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen 1785-1853 was born to Anton Aloys Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen 1762-1831 (23)

24 Feb 1785

On 24 Feb 1785 John Dyke Acland 7th Baronet 1722-1785 (62) died .

28 Feb 1785

On 28 Feb 1785 Maria Hamilton 1785-1814 was born to John Hamilton 1st Marquess Abercorn 1756-1818 (28) and Catherine Moyle Marchioness Abercorn -1791 .

Mar 1785

13 Mar 1785

On 13 Mar 1785 Robert Murray 1785-1793 was born to John Murray 4th Duke Atholl 1755-1830 (29)

In 1825 . Thomas Lawrence 1769-1830 (55) . Portrait of John Murray 4th Duke Atholl 1755-1830 (69) .

17 Mar 1785

On 17 Mar 1785 Henry Burgh 1st Marquess Clarincade 1742-1797 (43) and Urania Paulet Marchiness Clanricarde 1767-1843 (18) were married .

22 Mar 1785

On 22 Mar 1785 Edward Herbert 2nd Earl Powis 1785-1848 was born to Edward Clive 1st Earl Powis 1754-1839 (31) and Henrietta Antonia Herbert 3rd Countess Powis 1758-1830 (26) .

1839 Francis Grant 1803-1878 (35) . Portrait of Edward Herbert 2nd Earl Powis 1785-1848 (53) .

1844 Francis Grant 1803-1878 (40) . Portrait of Edward Herbert 2nd Earl Powis 1785-1848 (58) .

1845 Francis Grant 1803-1878 (41) . Portrait of Edward Herbert 2nd Earl Powis 1785-1848 (59) .

1845 Francis Grant 1803-1878 (41) . Portrait of Edward Herbert 2nd Earl Powis 1785-1848 (59) .

27 Mar 1785

On 27 Mar 1785 Oswald Mosley 2nd Baronet Ancoats 1785-1871 was born to Oswald Mosley 1761-1789 (24) .

On 27 Mar 1785 Louis XVII King France 1785-1795 was born to Louis XVI King France 1754-1793 (30) . Louis XVII King France 1785-1795 succeeded as XVII King France: Capet Valois Bourbon .

28 Mar 1785

On 28 Mar 1785 Ferdinand Georg August Saxe-Coburg-Gotha 1785-1851 was born to Francis Saxe-Coburg-Gotha I Duke Saxe-Coburg-Gotha 1750-1806 (34) and Augusta Reuss-Lobenstein-Ebersdorf Duchess Saxe-Coburg-Gotha .

Apr 1785

05 Apr 1785

On 05 Apr 1785 Thomas Hay-Drummond 13th Earl Kinnoul 1785-1866 was born at Bath, Somerset

10 Apr 1785

On 10 Apr 1785 Maria Davenport 1785-1866 was born to William Davenport 1745-1829 (39)

11 Apr 1785

On 11 Apr 1785 Penelope Boothby 1785-1791 was born to Brooke Boothby 6th Baronet Boothby 1744-1824 (40) in Lichfield, Staffordshire .

18 Apr 1785

On 18 Apr 1785 George Hay 7th Marquess Teviotdale 1753-1804 (32) and Hannah Maitland Marchioness Teviotdale 1750-1804 (35) were married .

30 Apr 1785

On 30 Apr 1785 Spencer Rodney 5th Baron Rodney 1785-1846 was born to George Rodney 2nd Baron Rodney 1753-1802 (31) .

May 1785

03 May 1785

On 03 May 1785 George John Forbes 1785-1836 was born to George Forbes 6th Earl Granard 1760-1837 (25) and Selina Frances Rawdon Countess Granard 1759-1827 (26)

21 May 1785

On 21 May 1785 Mary Elizabeth Bennet 1785-1861 was born to Charles Bennet 4th Earl Tankerville 1743-1822 (41) and Emma Colebrooke Countess Tankerville 1752-1836 (33) .

Jul 1785

05 Jul 1785

On 05 Jul 1785 Charles Colyear 1st Earl Portmore 1700-1785 (84) died . On 05 Jul 1785 His son William Charles Colyear 3rd Earl Portmore 1745-1823 (40) succeeded as 3rd Earl Portmore . Mary Leslie Countess Portmore by marriage Countess Portmore .

17 Jul 1785

On 17 Jul 1785 George Nugent 1st Marquess Westmeath 1785-1871 was born

On 17 Jul 1785 Margaret Cavendish Harley 2nd Duchess Portland 1715-1785 (70) died .

31 Jul 1785

On 31 Jul 1785 John James Waldegrave 6th Earl Waldegrave 1785-1835 was born to George Waldegrave 4th Earl Waldegrave 1751-1789 (33) and Elizabeth Laura Waldegrave Countess Waldegrave 1760-1816 (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.

Aug 1785

07 Aug 1785

On 07 Aug 1785 Infante Louis of Spain 1727-1785 (58) died .

17 Aug 1785

On 17 Aug 1785 Henry Burgh 1st Marquess Clarincade 1742-1797 (43) was created 1st Marquess Clarincade (1C 1789) . Urania Paulet Marchiness Clanricarde 1767-1843 (18) by marriage Marchioness Clarincade (1C 1789) .

On 17 Aug 1785 William Woods Howard 1785-1842 was born to Charles Howard 11th Duke Norfolk 1746-1815 (39)

22 Aug 1785

On 22 Aug 1785 Hester Hoare -1785 died .

Around 1793 . Samuel Woodford 1763-1817 (29) . Portrait of Hester Hoare -1785 .

Sep 1785

11 Sep 1785

On 11 Sep 1785 Thomas Reynolds 2nd Baron Ducie Totworth 1733-1785 (51) died . His brother Francis Reynolds-Moreton 3rd Baron Ducie 1739-1808 (46) succeeded as 3rd Baron Ducie Tortworth (2C 1763).

On 11 Sep 1785 James Nugent Boyle Bernardo Townshend 1785-1842 was born to George Townshend 1st Marquess Townshend 1724-1807 (61) and Anne Montgomery Marchioness Townshend 1752-1819 (33)

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

19 Sep 1785

On 19 Sep 1785 Infanta Maria Antonia Spain 1729-1785 (55) died .

30 Sep 1785

On 30 Sep 1785 James Fitz-James 3rd Duke Berwick, 10th Duke Veragua 1718-1785 (66) died at Valencia . His son Carlos Fitz-James Stuart 10th Duke Veragua, 4th Duke Berwick 1752-1787 (33) succeeded as 10th Duke Veragua , 4th Duke of Liria , 4th Duke of Jérica , 4th Duke Berwick . Caroline Stolberg-Gedern Duchess Veragua, Duchess Berwick 1755-1828 (30)

On 30 Sep 1785 George Augustus North 3rd Earl Guilford 1757-1802 (28) and Maria Frances Hobart Countess Guilford 1762-1794 (23) were married .

Oct 1785

07 Oct 1785

On 07 Oct 1785 John Dormer 7th Baron Dormer 1691-1785 (94) died . His son Charles Dormer 8th Baron Dormer 1725-1804 (60) succeeded as 8th Baron Dormer . Elizabeth Hamilton Baroness Dormer -1797 by marriage Baroness Dormer .

31 Oct 1785

On 31 Oct 1785 Frederick Hesse-Kassel 1720-1785 (65) died . His son William Elector of Hesse 1743-1821 (42) succeeded as IX Landgrave Hesse-Kassel . Wilhelmina Caroline Oldenburg 1747-1820 (38) by marriage Landgrave Hesse-Kassel .

1791 . Wilhelm Bottner 1758-1810 (38) . Portrait of William Elector of Hesse 1743-1821 (47) and his family including his wife Wilhelmina Caroline Oldenburg 1747-1820 (43) and their children Wilhelm Hesse-Kassel 1777-1847 (13) , Marie Friederike Hesse-Kassel 1768-1839 (22) and Karoline Amalie Hesse-Kassel Duchess Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg 1771-1848 (19) .

1795 . Wilhelm Bottner 1758-1810 (42) . Portrait of William Elector of Hesse 1743-1821 (51) .

Nov 1785

On Nov 1785 John Lumley-Savile 7th Earl Scarborough 1761-1835 (24) and Anna Maria Herring Viscountess Lumley -1850 were married

18 Nov 1785

On 18 Nov 1785 Louis Philippe "The Fat" Bourbon I Duke Orléans 1725-1785 (60) died . His son Louis Philippe II Duke of Orléans 1747-1793 (38) succeeded as II Duke Orléans .