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Around 1797 . Samuel Woodford 1763-1817 (33) . Portrait of Henry Hoare 1784-1836 (13) as a boy.

Around 1797 . Samuel Woodford 1763-1817 (33) . Portrait of Henry Hoare 1784-1836 (13) as a boy.

In 1797 John Hoppner 1758-1810 (38) . Portrait of Henry Cockayne Cust 1780-1861 (16) .

In 1797 Charles Thompson 1st Baronet Virkees 1740-1799 (57) was created 1st Baronet Virkees

In 1797 Elizabeth Mary Leveson-Gower Marchioness Westminster 1797-1891 was born to George Granville Leveson-Gower 1st Duke Sutherland 1758-1833 (38) and Elizabeth Gordon Duchess Sutherland 1765-1839 (31)

In 1797 Martha Maria Howard 1705-1797 (92) died

In 1797 Richard Lumley-Sanderson 6th Earl Scarborough 1757-1832 (39) was appointed as High Sheriff Nottinghamshire

In 1797 Arthur Caesar Tollemache 1797-1848 was born to William Tollemache 1766-1833 (30)

Around 1797 Spencer Rodney 5th Baron Rodney 1785-1846 (11) educated at Westminster School, Westminster .

In 1797 Henry John Spencer-Churchill 1797-1840 was born to George Spencer-Churchill 5th Duke Marlborough 1766-1840 (30) and Susan Stewart Duchess Marlborough 1767-1841 (29)

In 1797 Charles Henry Somerset 1767-1831 (29) was appointed as Comptroller of the Household

In 1797 George Anson 1797-1857 was born to Thomas Anson 1st Viscount Anson 1767-1818 (29) and Anne Margaret Coke Viscountess Anson 1779-1843 (17) .

Around 1815 Thomas Barber 1771-1843 (44) . Portrait of Anne Margaret Coke Viscountess Anson 1779-1843 (35) .

In 1797 Barbara Bagot -1797 died

In 1797 Caroline Burdett -1797 died

Around 1797 Fredericka Louisa Elizabeth Harford 1797- was born to Henry Harford 1758-1834 (38) and Louisa Pigou -1803 .

In 1797 Walter Charteris 1797-1818 was born to Francis Charteris 8th Earl Wemyss 1772-1853 (24)

In 1797 Sarah Hoggins Countess Exeter 1774-1797 (23) died

In 1797 Richard Howe 1st Earl Howe 1726-1799 (70) was appointed 620th Knight Garter: George III

1794 John Singleton Copley 1738-1815 (55) . Portrait of Richard Howe 1st Earl Howe 1726-1799 (67) . He wears an admiral's undress uniform of 1783 to 1787, of a blue jacket with gold braid.

In 1797 George Sitwell 2nd Baronet Sitwell 1797-1853 was born to Sitwell Sitwell 1st Baronet Sitwell 1769-1811 (27) .

In 1797 Richard White 1st Earl Bantry 1767-1851 (29) led led forces loyal to the Kingdom of Great Britain against a French invasion force, which had landed at Bantry Bay in order to support Irish rebels in the lead up to the Irish Rebellion of 1798.

In 1797 Francis Ingram-Seymour-Conway 2nd Marquess Hertford 1743-1822 (53) bought the lease of Hertford aka Manchester House, Manchester Square, Marylebone, Westminster .It was later renamed Hertford House.

In 1797 John Rushout 1st Baron Northwick 1738-1800 (58) was created 1st Baron Northwich of Northwick Park in Worcestershire .

In 1797 Robert Smith 1st Baron Carrington 1752-1838 (44) was created 1st Baron Carrington of Upton

In 1797 William Hotham 1st Baron Hotham 1736-1813 (61) was created 1st Baron Hotham of South Dalton

In 1797 Charles Marsham 1st Earl Romney 1744-1811 (52) was appointed as Lord Lieutenant Kent .

In 1797 Humphry Sibtorpe Botanist 1713-1797 (84) died .

In 1745 Adrien Carpentiers 1713-1778 (32) . Portrait of Humphry Sibtorpe Botanist 1713-1797 (32) .

Around 1797 James Hay 1797-1815 was born to William Hay 17th Earl Erroll 1772-1819 (24) and Alicia Eliot Countess Erroll -1812

In 1797 James Hay -1797 died

In 1797 Isabella Emily Kerr 1797-1858 was born to William Kerr 6th Marquess Lothian 1763-1824 (33) and Harriet Hobart 1762-1805 (35) .

Jan 1797

01 Jan 1797

On 01 Jan 1797 Thomas Cecil 1797-1873 was born to Henry Cecil 1st Marquess Exeter 1754-1804 (42) and Sarah Hoggins Countess Exeter 1774-1797 .

03 Jan 1797

On 03 Jan 1797 Catherine Gordon 1751-1797 (45) died .

10 Jan 1797

On 10 Jan 1797 Jemima Campbell 2nd Marchioness Kent 1723-1797 (73) died .

14 Jan 1797

On 14 Jan 1797 John Stuart-Wortley-Mackenzie 1773-1797 (23) died .

On 14 Jan 1797 George James Welbore Agar 1st Baron Dover 1797-1833 was born to Henry Agar 2nd Viscount Clifden 1761-1836 (35) and Caroline Spencer Viscountess Clifden 1763-1813 (34) .

In 1825 . George Hayter 1792-1871 (32) . Portrait of George James Welbore Agar 1st Baron Dover 1797-1833 (27) .

17 Jan 1797

On 17 Jan 1797 Anne Speke Countess Guilford 1740-1797 (57) died

19 Jan 1797

On 19 Jan 1797 William Ashburnham 1797-1797 was born to George Ashburnham 3rd Earl Ashburham 1760-1830 (36) and Charlotte Percy Countess Ashburham 1776-1862 (21) .

After 19 Jan 1797 William Ashburnham 1797-1797 died .

22 Jan 1797

On 22 Jan 1797 Charlotte Grimstead 1797-1881 was born to Joseph Valentine Grimstead

Feb 1797

13 Feb 1797

On 13 Feb 1797 Wilhelm Hesse-Kassel 1777-1847 (19) and Princess Augusta of Prussia 1780-1841 (16) were married (he was her third-cousin).

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) .

1800 . Wilhelm Bottner 1758-1810 (47) . Portrait of Princess Augusta of Prussia 1780-1841 (19) .

Mar 1797

On Mar 1797 Reginald Courtenay Bishop Bristol, Bishop Exeter 1741-1803 (55) was appointed as Bishop Exeter .

Around Mar 1797 Richard Erle-Drax-Grosvenor 1797-1828 was born to Richard Erle-Drax-Grosvenor 1762-1819 (34) and Frances Drax -1822 .

10 Mar 1797

On 10 Mar 1797 Henry Thomas Liddell 1st Earl Ravensworth 1797-1878 was born to Thomas Liddell 1st Baron Ravensworth 1775-1855 (22) and Maria Susannah Simpson Baroness Ravensworth 1773-1845 (24)

11 Mar 1797

On 11 Mar 1797 Edwin Sandys 2nd Baron Sandys Ombersley 1726-1797 (70) died without issue.The title Baron Sandys became extinct. His estates passed to his niece Mary Sandys

14 Mar 1797

On 14 Mar 1797 Robert Bernard Sparrow -1805 and Olivia Acheson 1778-1863 (19) were married

On 14 Mar 1797 Elizabeth Hamilton Countess Derby 1753-1797 (44) died .

22 Mar 1797

On 22 Mar 1797 William I King Prussia 1797-1888 was born to Frederick William II King Prussia 1770-1840 (26) .

24 Mar 1797

On 24 Mar 1797 Richard Lockwood 1712-1797 (85) died without issue.

On 24 Mar 1797 Sackville Lane-Fox 1797-1874 was born to James Lane-Fox 1756-1821 (40)

May 1797

In May 1797 Richard Griffin 2nd Baron Braybrook 1750-1825 (46) succeeded as 2nd Baron Braybrook . Catherine Grenville Baroness Braybrook 1761-1796 by marriage Baroness Braybrook .

01 May 1797

On 01 May 1797 Edward Smith-Stanley 12th Earl Derby 1752-1834 (44) and Elizabeth Farren Countess Derby 1759-1829 (38) were married . Elizabeth Farren Countess Derby 1759-1829 (38) by marriage Countess Derby (3C 1485)

07 May 1797

On 07 May 1797 Jedediah Strutt 1726-1797 (71) died .

Around 1780 Joseph Wright of Derby 1734-1797 (45) . Portrait of Jedediah Strutt 1726-1797 (54) .

09 May 1797

On 09 May 1797 George Thynne 2nd Baron Carteret 1770-1838 (27) and Harriet Courtenay Baroness Carteret 1771-1826 (25) were married . Harriet Courtenay Baroness Carteret 1771-1826 (25) by marriage Baroness Carteret of Hawnes (1C 1681) .

13 May 1797

On 13 May 1797 William Miles 1797-1878 was born

17 May 1797

On 17 May 1797 William Bligh 1797-1807 was born to John Bligh 4th Earl Darnley 1767-1831 (29) .

26 May 1797

On 26 May 1797 William Brabazon 9th Earl Meath 1769-1797 (27) was killed in a duel with Mr Gore. It isn't clear what the duel was being fought over. His brother John Brabazon 10th Earl Meath 1772-1851 (25) succeeded as 10th Earl Meath .

Jun 1797

11 Jun 1797

On 11 Jun 1797 Francis Nathaniel Conyngham 2nd Marquess Conyngham 1797-1876 was born to Henry Conyngham 1st Marquess Conyngham 1766-1832 (30) and Elizabeth Denison Marchioness Conyngham 1769-1861 (27) .

On 11 Jun 1797 Henry Lascelles 3rd Earl Harewood 1797-1857 was born to Henry Lascelles 2nd Earl Harewood 1767-1841 (29) .

21 Jun 1797

On 21 Jun 1797 Robert Jocelyn 1st Earl Roden 1731-1797 (65) died at York Street, Dublin, County Dublin. His son Robert Jocelyn 2nd Earl Roden 1756-1820 (40) succeeded as 2nd Earl Roden .

Jul 1797

11 Jul 1797

On 11 Jul 1797 Francis Close Dean Carlisle 1797-1882 was born in Frome, Somerset .

17 Jul 1797

After 19 Oct 1216 John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216 was buried in the Chancel of Worcester Cathedral . His monument in the place of honour in the Choir in front of the High Altar. Sides decorated with the Three Lions of England. The Purbeck Marble effigy is the earliest of a King in England. Unusually carved to be life-like. Unsheathed sword at his side; his sword was found in the tomb when it was opened in 1529. His head supported by St Oswald and St Wulfstan, the two patron saints of Worcester. The base constructed in the 16th Century. The tomb was opened again on Monday 17 Jul 1797 at the instigation of Valentine Green (1739–1813). Inside the tomb chest, a stone coffin was discovered, containing the royal remains.

After 19 Oct 1216 John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216 was buried in the Chancel of Worcester Cathedral . His monument in the place of honour in the Choir in front of the High Altar. Sides decorated with the Three Lions of England. The Purbeck Marble effigy is the earliest of a King in England. Unusually carved to be life-like. Unsheathed sword at his side; his sword was found in the tomb when it was opened in 1529. His head supported by St Oswald and St Wulfstan, the two patron saints of Worcester. The base constructed in the 16th Century. The tomb was opened again on Monday 17 Jul 1797 at the instigation of Valentine Green (1739–1813). Inside the tomb chest, a stone coffin was discovered, containing the royal remains.

After 19 Oct 1216 John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216 was buried in the Chancel of Worcester Cathedral . His monument in the place of honour in the Choir in front of the High Altar. Sides decorated with the Three Lions of England. The Purbeck Marble effigy is the earliest of a King in England. Unusually carved to be life-like. Unsheathed sword at his side; his sword was found in the tomb when it was opened in 1529. His head supported by St Oswald and St Wulfstan, the two patron saints of Worcester. The base constructed in the 16th Century. The tomb was opened again on Monday 17 Jul 1797 at the instigation of Valentine Green (1739–1813). Inside the tomb chest, a stone coffin was discovered, containing the royal remains.

On 17 Jul 1797 Dorothy Fane Countess Sandwich 1717-1797 (80) died

25 Jul 1797

On 25 Jul 1797 Elizabeth Penelope Mcdouall-Crichton 1772-1797 (24) died .

On 25 Jul 1797 Augusta Hesse-Kassel Duchess Cambridge 1797-1889 was born to Frederick Hesse-Kassel 1747-1837 (49)

30 Jul 1797

On 30 Jul 1797 Harriet Windsor 1797-1869 was born to Other Windsor 5th Earl Plymouth 1751-1799 (46) and Sarah Archer Countess Amherst, Countess Plymouth 1762-1838 (35)

Aug 1797

In Aug 1797 Capel Molyneux 3rd Baronet Castle Dillon 1717-1797 (80) died . His son Capel Molyneux 4th Baronet Castle Dillon 1766-1832 (31) succeeded as 4th Baronet Molyneux of Castle Dillon Armagh .

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

03 Aug 1797

On 03 Aug 1797 Jeffrey Amherst 1st Baron Amherst 1717-1797 (80) died .

28 Aug 1797

On 28 Aug 1797 Robert Trefusis 17th Baron Clinton 1764-1797 (32) died . His son Robert Cotton St John Trefusis 18th Baron Clinton 1787-1832 (10) succeeded as 18th Baron Clinton .

29 Aug 1797

Before 29 Aug 1797 Joseph Wright of Derby 1734-1797 (62) . Portrait of Eramus Darwin 1731-1802 (65) .

On 29 Aug 1797 Joseph Wright of Derby 1734-1797 (62) died at his home 28 Queen Street, Derby, Derbyshire .

Around 1752 Joseph Wright of Derby 1734-1797 (17) . Portrait of Rev Thomas Wilson and Catharine Sawbridge 1731-1791 (20) .

Around 1760 Joseph Wright of Derby 1734-1797 (25) . Portrait of Elizabeth Brooke 1726-1766 (34) .

Around 1760 Joseph Wright of Derby 1734-1797 (25) . Portrait of William Pigot 1729-1782 (31) .

Around 1760 Joseph Wright of Derby 1734-1797 (25) . Portrait of William Brooke 1694-1763 (66) .

Around 1760 Joseph Wright of Derby 1734-1797 (25) . Portrait of Lawrence Monck of Caenby Lincolnshire -1774 .

Around 1764 Joseph Wright of Derby 1734-1797 (29) . Portrait of John Grey 1743-1802 (21) as a Gentleman Commoner of Cambridge University.

In 1764 Joseph Wright of Derby 1734-1797 (29) . Portrait of Richard Fitzwilliam 7th Viscount Fitzwilliam 1745-1816 (18) .

In 1769 Joseph Wright of Derby 1734-1797 (34) . Portrait of Fleetwood Hesketh 1738-1769 (30) .

In 1769 Joseph Wright of Derby 1734-1797 (34) . Portrait of Frances Bold 1740-1809 (29) .

After 28 Jul 1773 Joseph Wright of Derby 1734-1797 (38) . Portrait of Hannah Swift -1790 (assumed to be the artist's wife).

Around 1780 Joseph Wright of Derby 1734-1797 (45) . Portrait of Jedediah Strutt 1726-1797 (54) .

Around 1780 Joseph Wright of Derby 1734-1797 (45) . Portrait of Eramus Darwin 1731-1802 (48) .

Before 29 Aug 1797 Joseph Wright of Derby 1734-1797 (62) . Portrait of Eramus Darwin 1731-1802 (65) .

Sep 1797

01 Sep 1797

On 01 Sep 1797 William Fitzgerald-De-Ros 22nd Baron Ros Helmsley 1797-1874 was born to Henry Fitzgerald 1761-1829 (36) and Charlotte Boyle 20th Baroness Ros Helmsley 1769-1831 (28) at Thames Ditton, Surrey

06 Sep 1797

On 06 Sep 1797 Henry Adam Lennox 1797-1812 was born to Charles Lennox 4th Duke Richmond 1764-1819 (32) and Charlotte Gordon Duchess Richmond 1768-1842 (28) .

08 Sep 1797

On 08 Sep 1797 Edward King 1st Earl Kingston 1726-1797 (71) died . His son Robert King 1754-1799 (43) succeeded as 2nd Earl Kingston , 2nd Viscount Kingston , 2nd Baron Kingston of Rockingham in Roscommon. Caroline Fitzgerald by marriage Countess Kingston .

15 Sep 1797

On 15 Sep 1797 Elizabeth Hamilton Baroness Dormer -1797 died .

18 Sep 1797

On 18 Sep 1797 Christian Franz Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld 1730-1797 (67) died at Coburg

30 Sep 1797

On 30 Sep 1797 Edward Crofton 2nd Baronet Crofton 1748-1797 (48) died . His son Edward Crofton 3rd Baronet Crofton 1778-1816 (18) succeeded as 3rd Baronet Crofton of The Mote in Roscommon . Charlotte Stewart Baronetess Crofton 1777-1842 (20) by marriage Baronetess Crofton of The Mote in Roscommon .

Oct 1797

11 Oct 1797

Battle of Camperdown

On 11 Oct 1797 Adam Duncan 1st Viscount Duncan 1731-1804 (66) was victorious at the Battle of Camperdown .A complete victory for the British, who captured eleven Dutch ships without losing any of their own.

1798 John Singleton Copley 1738-1815 (59) . Portrait of Adam Duncan 1st Viscount Duncan 1731-1804 (66) .

Before 1804 John Singleton Copley 1738-1815 (65) . Portrait of Adam Duncan 1st Viscount Duncan 1731-1804 (72) .

Around 1798 John Hoppner 1758-1810 (39) . Portrait of Adam Duncan 1st Viscount Duncan 1731-1804 (66) .

Around 1800 John Hoppner 1758-1810 (41) . Portrait of Adam Duncan 1st Viscount Duncan 1731-1804 (68) .

20 Oct 1797

On 20 Oct 1797 Thomas Orde-Powlett 1st Baron Bolton 1740-1807 (57) was created 1st Baron Bolton . Jean-Mary Browne-Powlett Baroness Bolton 1751-1814 (46) by marriage Baroness Bolton .

21 Oct 1797

On 21 Oct 1797 Augustus Saxe-Coburg-Altenburg Duke Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg 1772-1822 (24) and Louise Charlotte Mecklenburg-Schwerin (17) were married

Battle of Camperdown

On 21 Oct 1797 Adam Duncan 1st Viscount Duncan 1731-1804 (66) was created 1st Viscount Duncan of Camperdowne in recognition of his victory at the Battle of Camperdown

1798 John Singleton Copley 1738-1815 (59) . Portrait of Adam Duncan 1st Viscount Duncan 1731-1804 (66) .

Before 1804 John Singleton Copley 1738-1815 (65) . Portrait of Adam Duncan 1st Viscount Duncan 1731-1804 (72) .

Around 1798 John Hoppner 1758-1810 (39) . Portrait of Adam Duncan 1st Viscount Duncan 1731-1804 (66) .

Around 1800 John Hoppner 1758-1810 (41) . Portrait of Adam Duncan 1st Viscount Duncan 1731-1804 (68) .

After 21 Oct 1797 Adam Duncan 1st Viscount Duncan 1731-1804 (66) was awarded the Large Naval Gold Medal and an annual pension of £3,000, to himself and the next two heirs to his title - the biggest pension ever awarded by the British government.

1798 John Singleton Copley 1738-1815 (59) . Portrait of Adam Duncan 1st Viscount Duncan 1731-1804 (66) .

Before 1804 John Singleton Copley 1738-1815 (65) . Portrait of Adam Duncan 1st Viscount Duncan 1731-1804 (72) .

Around 1798 John Hoppner 1758-1810 (39) . Portrait of Adam Duncan 1st Viscount Duncan 1731-1804 (66) .

Around 1800 John Hoppner 1758-1810 (41) . Portrait of Adam Duncan 1st Viscount Duncan 1731-1804 (68) .

26 Oct 1797

On 26 Oct 1797 James Lowther 1st Earl Lonsdale 1736-1802 (61) was created 1st Viscount Lowther . Mary Stuart Countess Lonsdale 1741-1824 (56) by marriage Viscountess Lowther .

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

On 26 Oct 1797 Thomas Lister 1st Baron Ribblesdale 1752-1826 (45) was created 1st Baron Ribblesdale of Gisburne Park in the West Riding of Yorkshire

Nov 1797

01 Nov 1797

On 01 Nov 1797 Hedworth Williamson 1797-1861 was born

16 Nov 1797

On 16 Nov 1797 Frederick William II King Prussia 1744-1797 (53) died . His son Frederick William II King Prussia 1770-1840 (27) succeeded as II King Prussia .

17 Nov 1797

On 17 Nov 1797 Henrietta Obrien 1737-1797 (60) died

30 Nov 1797

On 30 Nov 1797 Francis Basset 1st Baron Dunstanville, 1st Baron Basset Stratton 1757-1835 (40) was created 1st Baron Basset Stratton with special remainder to his daughter.

On 30 Nov 1797 William Henry Lambton 1764-1797 (33) died of consumption . He was buried at Old English Cemetery

Dec 1797

01 Dec 1797

On 01 Dec 1797 Anne Croker 1st Baroness Crofton 1751-1817 (46) was created 1st Baron Crofton . Her husband Edward Crofton 2nd Baronet Crofton 1748-1797 had died shortly before he was to be awarded a Peerage so it was conferred on his wife instead.

06 Dec 1797

On 06 Dec 1797 Thomas Reynolds-Moreton 1st Earl Ducie 1776-1840 (21) and Frances Herbert Baroness Ducie Tortworth 1782-1830 (15) were married .

08 Dec 1797

On 08 Dec 1797 Henry Burgh 1st Marquess Clarincade 1742-1797 (55) died without issue. Marquess Clarincade (1C 1789) became extinct. His brother John Thomas Burgh 13th Earl Clanricarde 1744-1808 (53) succeeded as 13th Earl Clanricarde .

23 Dec 1797

On 23 Dec 1797 George Grey 6th Earl Stamford, 2nd Earl Warrington 1765-1845 (32) and Henrietta Charteris Countess Stamford, Countess Warrington were married .

30 Dec 1797

On 30 Dec 1797 John Porter Bishop Clogher -1819 was translated as Bishop Clogher