History of Marylebone
On 24 Jan 1743 Anne Luttrell Duchess Cumberland and Strathearn 1743-1808 was born to Simon Luttrell 1st Earl Carhampton 1713-1787 (30) and Judith Maria Lawes Countess Carhampton 1720- in in Marylebone.
On 23 Aug 1746, Saturday, Robert Rochfort 1st Earl of Belvedere 1708-1774 (38) and Richard Herbert MP 1704-1754 (42) engaged in a duel over a long-standing debt of honour at the fields between Tottenham Court Road and Marylebone. Robert Rochfort 1st Earl of Belvedere 1708-1774 (38) was badly wounded. Richard Herbert MP 1704-1754 (42) received a ball in the eye which came out at the back of the skull. He survived albeit with mentaal impairment.
On 30 Sep 1780 Elizabeth Fortescue 5th Marchioness Lothian 1745-1780 (35) died in Marylebone probably as a result of childbirth.
On 18 Jan 1832 Henry Holroyd 3rd Earl Sheffield 1832-1909 was born to George Augustus Frederick Charles Holroyd 2nd Earl Sheffield 1802-1876 (29) and Harriett Lascelles Countess Sheffield 1802-1889 (30) at Marylebone.
On 28 Jul 1836 Edward Seymour 11th Duke Somerset 1775-1855 (61) and Margaret Shaw-Stewart Duchess Somerset were married at Marylebone. Margaret Shaw-Stewart Duchess Somerset by marriage Duchess Somerset (4C 1547).
On 14 Aug 1837 Robert Brudenell 6th Earl Cardigan 1769-1837 (68) died at Marylebone. His son James Brudenell 7th Earl Cardigan 1797-1868 (39) succeeded 7th Earl Cardigan. Elizabeth Tollemache Countess Cardigan 1797-1858 (39) by marriages Countess Cardigan.
On 28 Jan 1838 Edward Cavendish 1838-1891 was born to William Cavendish 7th Duke Devonshire 1808-1891 (29) and Blanche Georgiana Howard Duchess Devonshire 1812-1840 (26) at Marylebone.
Baker Street, Marylebone
Bryanston Square, Marylebone
Cavendish Square, Marylebone
32 Cavendish Square, Marylebone
Harcourt House, Cavendish Square, Marylebone
On 06 Dec 1879 William John Cavendish-Scott-Bentinck 5th Duke Portland 1800-1879 (79) died at his London residence Harcourt House, Cavendish Square, Marylebone. He was buried in Kensal Green Cemetery, Kensal Green. His first-cousin once-removed William Cavendish-Bentinck 6th Duke Portland 1857-1943 (21) succeeded 6th Duke Portland.
Holies Street, Cavendish Square, Marylebone
George Street, Marylebone
Heatherley School of Fine Art, George Street, Marylebone
Great Cumberland Place
On 20 Sep 1814 George Augustus Frederick Murray 6th Duke Atholl 1814-1864 was born to James Murray 1st Baron Goldolphin Helston 1782-1837 (32) and Emily Frances Percy Baroness Goldolphin Helston 1788-1844 (26) at Great Cumberland Place.
On 06 Mar 1923 Robert George Windsor-Clive 1st Earl Plymouth 1857-1923 (65) died at Great Cumberland Place. He was buried at Windsor-Clive Family Plot, St Bartholomew's Church, Tardebigge. His son Ivor Windsor-Clive 2nd Earl Plymouth 1889-1943 (34) succeeded 2nd Earl Plymouth in Devon (3C 1905). Irene Corona Charteris Countess Plymouth 1902-1989 (21) by marriage Countess Plymouth in Devon (3C 1905).
Great Cumberland Street
Times Newspaper Deaths. 13 Feb 1867. DEATH OF LORD FEVERSHAM. We regret to announce the death, after a short illness, of Lord Feversham, which occurred on Monday night at his residence in Great Cumberland Street. The late William Duncombe Baron Feversham, of Dancombe Park, County York, in the Peerage of the United Kingdom, was son of Charles first Lord by his marriage with Lady Charlotte Legge, only daughter of William, second Earl of Dartmouth. He was born on the 14th of January, 1798, so that he was in his 69th year. The deceased nobleman was educted at Eton, and afterwards proceeded to Christ Church, Oxford. He married l8th of December, 1823, Lady Louisa Stewart (63), third daugtter of George, eighth Earl of Galloway, by whom,who survives his Lordship, he leaves issue the Hon. Wiliam E. Duncombe (38), M.P., and Captain the Hon. Cecil Duncombe, of the 1st Life Guards, and three daughters, the Hon Jane, married l1th of April, 1849, to the Hon. Laurence Parsons; the Hon. Gertrude (39), married 27th of November 1&19, to Mr. Francis Horatio Fitzroy (43); and the Hon. Helen, married 18th of July, 1855, to Mr. William Becket Denison. Previously to his accession to tbe peerage on the death of his father in July, 1841, he repreeented Yorkshire in the House of Cormmons from 1826 to 1830. At the general election in 1831 he was unsuceessful candidatu for the coenty, but was returned for the North Riding in the following year, which he continued to represent till 18S1. He voted against the Reforzn Bill of 1832, and was uniformly in favour of agricultural protection. He took great interest in agricultural pursuit, And was a distinguished member of the Royal Agricultural Society, of which he was one of the trustees The deceased noblemna is succeded by his eldest son, the Hon. Wiliam Ernest Duncombe (38), above me6tioned, who was born January 28 1829, and married, August 7, 1851, Mabel Violet, second daughter of the late Right Hon. Sir James Graham, of Netherby. He was M.P. for East Retford from February, 1852, to 1857 and elected for the North Riding of Yorkshire inI 1859, anA was also returned at the last general election After a sharp contest, being second on the poll. He is Captain of the Yorkshire Yeomianry (Hussars) Cavalry, and Lientenent Colonel of the 2d North Riding like his deceased father, he is a supporter of Lord Derby, but in favour of such a measure of Parliamentary Reforms would give no undue preponderance to any one class, but would ensure to a fair distribution of political privileges.
Harley Street, Marylebone
On 03 Feb 1807 Arthur Wellesley 2nd Duke Wellington 1807-1884 was born to Arthur Wellesley 1st Duke Wellington 1769-1852 (37) and Catherine "Kitty" Pakenham Duchess Wellington 1773-1831 (34) at Harley Street, Marylebone.
Upper Harley Street, Harley Street, Marylebone
On 26 Apr 1831 George Grey 3rd Baron Walsingham 1776-1831 (54) died in a house fire with his wife at Upper Harley Street, Harley Street, Marylebone. His brother Thomas Grey 4th Baron Walsingham 1778-1839 (53) succeeded 4th Baron Walsingham of Walsingham in Norfolk. Elizabeth North Baroness Walsingham 1776-1845 (54) by marriage Baroness Walsingham of Walsingham in Norfolk.
Langham Place, Marylebone
King Edward VII's Hospital
On 09 Feb 2002 Princess Margaret 1930-2002 (71) died at King Edward VII's Hospital. He was buried at King George VI Memorial Chapel, St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle.
Manchester Square, Marylebone
Thayer Street, Manchester Square, Marylebone
On 01 Jul 1857 William Pole-Tylney-Long-Wellesley 4th Earl Mornington 1788-1857 (69) died at Thayer Street, Manchester Square, Marylebone. He was buried at Catacomb B, Kensal Green Cemetery, Kensal Green. His son William Richard Arthur Pole-Tylney-Long-Wellesley 5th Earl Mornington 1813-1863 (43) succeeded 5th Earl Mornington (1C 1760), 5th Viscount Wellesley of Dangan Castle.
Marylebone Road, Marylebone
St Marylebone Parish Church, Marylebone Road, Marylebone
Portland Place, Marylebone
On 11 Aug 1786 George Sutherland-Leveson-Gower 2nd Duke Sutherland 1786-1861 was born to George Granville Leveson-Gower 1st Duke Sutherland 1758-1833 (28) and Elizabeth Gordon Duchess Sutherland 1765-1839 (21) at Portland Place, Marylebone.
Portland Square, Marylebone
Portland Towers, Marylebone
On 19 Feb 1990 Frances Laura Charteris Duchess Marlborough 1915-1990 (74) died at Portland Towers, Marylebone.
Portman Square, Marylebone
On 06 Jan 1789 Noel Hill 1st Baron Berwick 1745-1789 (43) died at Portman Square, Marylebone. On 20 Jan 1789 he was buried at St Eata's Church. His son Thomas Noel Hill 2nd Baron Berwick 1770–1832 (18) succeeded 2nd Baron Berwick of Attingham in Shropshire.
My Recollections by Adeline Horsey Countess Cardigan 1824-1915 Chapter VII: My Marriage. On September 28, 1858, my marriage took place at the Military Chapel, Gibraltar, and I was the first Countess of Cardigan to be married on foreign soil, I wore a white silk gown draped with a blue scarf, and a large hat adorned with many feathers ; Lord Cardigan's (60) friends, Stuart Paget, Mrs, Paget and the Misses Paget, were present, and we gave a ball on the yacht in the evening. We spent a very gay week at Gibraltar, and then left for Cadiz, touching at Malacca and Alicante ; then we took rail to Madrid, where we arrived on October 16 in time to witness a review of 30,000 troops on Queen Isabella's (27) birthday. After a short stay at Madrid we rejoined the Airedale at Barcelona, and went 500 miles by sea to Leghorn. We experienced bad weather and many storms, and every one on board was ill except myself. The cook was a great sufferer, and his absence was naturally felt by those who were able to look at food without aversion.
From Leghorn we went to Elba, when I saw the place Napoleon embarked from after the "hundred days." We left the Airedaie at Civiti Vecchia and started for Rome in our travelling-carriage with six horses, escorted by some of the Papal Guard sent by the Pope to protect us. I met many of my friends in the Eternal City ; I saw everything worth seeing during my delightful sojourn there, and before we left Lord Cardigan and I were blessed by the Pope at an audience we had with his Holiness. As I wished to go to Genoa by sea, we returned to Civita Vecchia and set out in the yacht for Genoa, where we landed ; we went from there to Turin, and on by rail by the Mont Cenis route to Paris.
Paris was then a city of delight, revelling in the palmy days of the Second Empire, and I greatly enjoyed my visit there. One night I went to the Opera with Cardigan and we saw Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Trelawney in a box. Mrs. Trelawney was the famous Miss Howard, once the English mistress of Louis Napoleon (50), who paid her £250,000 when he renounced her to marry Eugenie de Montijo (32). Mrs. Trelawney annoyed the Emperor (50) and Empress (32) as much as she dared by sitting opposite the Royal box at the Opera, and driving almost immediately behind the Empress's (32) carriage in the Bois de Boulogne. She was a very fat woman, and her embonpoint increased to such an extent that the doors of her carriage had to be enlarged to allow her to get in and out with comfort.
Clarence Trelawney was a friend of mine, and the poor fellow came to a sad end. After his wife's death he married an American lady, but unfortunately he got into debt. He appealed to his relations, who were very wealthy but apparently equally mean, for they refused to lend him the £400 he asked for, and driven desperate by worry he blew out his brains.
From Paris we came to London and stayed at Lord Cardigan's town-house in Portman Square, Marylebone ; then we went to Deene on December 14, where we met with a royal reception, six hundred tenants on horseback escorting our carriage from the station to the house.
On 22 Feb 1865 Amy Courtenay 1865-1948 was born to Henry Reginald Courtenay 1836-1898 (29) in Portman Square, Marylebone.
My Recollections by Adeline Horsey Countess Cardigan 1824-1915 Chapter VII: My Marriage. Lord Cardigan's father, the sixth Earl, was a splendid-looking man, and his seven daughters were lovely girls and great heiresses. They all married men of title, and each received a dowry of £100,000 on her wedding day.
When the old Earl was lying dangerously ill at his house in Portman Square, he asked the doctor to tell him whether there was any chance of his recovery. " You are to tell me the truth," he insisted. The doctor was silent. " I see by your manner that you can hold out no hope," said the Earl; "well, death has no terrors for me — but tell me, how long have I to live ? " There was a pause, and at last the doctor stammered, "Two or three days, your Lordship ! "
The Earl sat up, and rang the bell placed on the table by his bedside. A servant answered the summons. "Order my carriage," said the dying man.
"Good gracious, my Lord!" exclaimed the terrified doctor, "your Lordship cannot realise what you have said."
" I do realise it," the Earl calmly answered, " but if I am going to die, I will die at Deene and not here." Remonstrance was useless : Lord Cardigan was carried to his carriage and taken to Deene, where he died a few days afterwards.
My Recollections by Adeline Horsey Countess Cardigan 1824-1915 Chapter VII: My Marriage. Our marriage was a veritable romance ; we enjoyed all the good things life could give us, but in his own happiness Cardigan never failed to extend a helping hand to the less fortunate, and among our tenantry the name of the Earl of Cardigan is even now a synonym for all that is generous and kind.
We entertained a great deal both at Deene and Portman Square, and for the first three years of our married life Lord Cardigan never allowed any one but himself to take me in to dinner. I had to persuade him at last to give up this very flattering habit, and so he did not monopolise me quite so much in future.
Montagu House (Number 22), Portman Square, Marylebone
On 23 Nov 1762 Matthew Robinson-Montagu 4th Baron Rokeby 1762-1831 was born to Morris Robinson-Montagu 1714-1777 (48) at Montagu House (Number 22), Portman Square, Marylebone.
Seymour Street, Portman Square
My Recollections by Adeline Horsey Countess Cardigan 1824-1915 Chapter XI: Newmarket and Melton. The modern woman, who has her own particular club, may be interested in hearing about a certain "Parrot Club" which existed in the 'fifties. It had the smallest membership of any club, I should imagine, and its short history was in some ways an amusing one. Three ladies — Mrs. D— W , Lady P , and Lady K , had become rather tired of their husbands, and transferred their affections to three charming lovers, Lord Strathmore, Captain Vivian, and another gen- tleman whose name I forget.
As married lovers' meetings generally lead to the Divorce Court, one of the sextette hit upon the idea of renting a furnished house which would be a safe place for assignations. A house in Seymour Street, Portman Square, was therefore taken, and it was afterwards, for some unknown reason, called "The Parrot Club."
The arrangement answered splendidly for a time, as the ladies were all friends and their husbands never suspected them. Hence, each cheerfully believed that his wife's long absences from home were accounted for by shopping or theatre parties with one or other of her two friends.
The course of true love ran with great smoothness at Seymour Street until Lady K , who liked variety, commenced to change her lovers with such alarming rapidity that the other two members were obliged to ask her to resign.
Captain Vivian and Lord Strathmore still enjoyed Mrs. D W 's and Lady P 's society, but unfortunately the unexpected happened which terminated the club's existence. One morning Captain Vivian, who was smoking an after-breakfast cigar and possibly thinkinor of his next visit to the delightful "Parrot Club," was told by his man that Mrs. D W 's maid had called with a letter from her mistress.
" I'll see her at once," said the Captain ; the maid was shown in, and with a smile which betrayed intimate knowledge and infinite dis- cretion, she handed him a delicate little note. Directly John Vivian broke the seal and glanced at the contents, his face changed, and no wonder, for this is what he read :
" My dear Strathmore, — Come to Seymour Street at 3. I'll be all alone."
Now, as the name Vivian bears no resemblance to that of Strathmore, there was only one possible interpretation of the matter, and the furious lover turned to the trembling maid and said fiercely :
"Your mistress gave you two letters to deliver ; this is Lord Strathmore's. Where's mine?" In vain the girl protested that she had no other, but Vivian made her give up the note directed to him. He opened it and, alas for the duplicity of women, this is what it contained :
" Dear old Johnny, — Don't come to Seymour Street to-day, because I am spending the day with my mother-in-law."
It is almost superfluous to add that the house in Seymour Street was soon " To Let," and that a crestfallen lady's-maid was looking for another situation.
Upper George Street, Portman Square, Marylebone
Queen Anne's Gate, Marylebone
34 Queen Anne's Gate, Marylebone
Times Newspaper Marriages. 27 Jan 1916. MARRIAGE OF LORD GRANBY
The marriage of the Marquess of Granby (29), only son of the Duke (63) and Duchess of Rutland (59), to Miss Kathleen Tennant (21), youngest daughter of Mr. (55) and Mrs. (52) Frank Tennant, of Innes House, took place yesterday at St. Margaret's. There was a very large attendance, and a number of those present brought young children vith them.
The bride (21), who was given away by her father (55), wore a Venetian gown of white satin with a gold, brocade train four yards long and a short mantlet of old Venetian family lace; the sleeves were long and close-fitting, and she had a long white net veil with a wreath of orange blossoms. She carried a copy of the marriage service embroidered in seed pearl and coloured silks, worked by her mother after an old design in the British Museum.
Lady Diane Manners (24), who was one of the bridesmaids, designed the bridesmaids' gowns in the medieval manner; they were of white chiffon belted in silver worn with flowing veils of blue tulle held bv silver bands. Each of the bridesmaids carried a tail branch of almond blossom; the others were Miss Elizabeth Asquith, Miss Mary Lyttelton, and Miss Violet Warrenrder. The Hon. Stephen Tennant (9), wlho wore a Romeo suit with a jewelleed belt, was the page. Captain Charles-Lindsay, Grenadier Guards, was best man. Canon Sheppard (35), Sub-Dean of the Chapels Royal, and the Rev. F. W. Knox, the Duke of Rutland's (63) chaplain, performed the ceremony.
SOME OF THE GOWNS. The Duke of Rutland (63) was among the first to come to the church, and most of the guests were there early. Thre Prime Minister arrived with Mr. and Mrs. Bonhlam-Carter, anld Mr. Balfour with a party which included Mr. and Mrs. William Balfour. The Duchess on Rutland (59) wore gold charmeuse with gold tissue in her hat and a rose pink velvet cloak bordered with fur. The Marchioness of Anglesey (32), in white box-cloth, brought her little daughter, Lady Carolinie Paget (2), in a little Ermine coat and hat. Mrs. Asquith, who was with Mrs. Graham Smith, wore a black charmeuse gown made with a ruched cape and trimmed with chinchilla; her hat was black with emerald feathers.
Mrs. Tennant (52) wore black and white embroidered taffetas; Lady Robert Manners had a long muauve coat trimmed with skunk; and the Countess of Wemyss (53) was in black and white. Lady Tree had a pervenche panne long coat made tight-fitting and a plain black sailor hat. The Countess of Droghleda wore black and gold, Lady D'Abernon grey chinchilla furs with a black coat and skirt, and Lady Arthur Paget a musquash coat bordered with skunk. Mrs. Guy Charteris brought her baby, and the Hon. Mrs. George Keppel (45), in black and white, was accomapanied by her two daughters, and Mrs. McKenna by her two sons. Mrs. Hwfa Williams and Lady Randolph Churchill (who was with Mrs. Churchill) both were black velvet.
The Guests. Among those present were:
The Italian Ambassador, the Spanish Ambassador, the Duchess of Buccleuch (44), and Lady Margaret Scott, etc
A small reception was held after the ceremony at Lord and Lady Glenconner's house in Queen Anne's gate, and the bride (59) and bridegroom (29) subsequently left for Belvoir Castle, where the honeymoon vill be spent.
On 21 Nov 1920 Edward Tennant 1st Baron Glenconner 1859-1920 (61) died at 34 Queen Anne's Gate, Marylebone following an operation ten days before.
Queen Anne Street, Marylebone
2 Queen Anne Street aka Chandos House, Marylebone
On 29 Sep 1789 James Brydges 3rd Duke Chandos 1731-1789 (57) died without male issue. Duke Chandos (1C 1719) extinct. His wife Anne Eliza Gamon Duchess Chandos 1737-1813 (52) had pulled away a chair, whether inadvertently or deliberately is unknown, he was about to sit in causing him injuries from which he ultimately died. She was, thereafter, declared a lunatic and confined to their London home, 2 Queen Anne Street aka Chandos House, Marylebone.
On 26 Mar 1889 Richard Temple-Nugent-Brydges-Chandos-Granville 3rd Duke of Buckingham and Chandos 1797-1889 (65) died from diabetes at 2 Queen Anne Street aka Chandos House, Marylebone. His nephew William Stephen Gore-Langton 4th Earl Temple 1847-1902 (41) succeeded 4th Earl Temple of Stowe.
56 Queen Anne Street, Marylebone
On 03 May 1914 Cecilia Wyndham 1829–1914 died at 56 Queen Anne Street, Marylebone.
St Marylebone Parish Church, Marylebone
On 23 May 1778 Charles Stanhope 3rd Earl Harrington 1753-1829 (25) and Jane Fleming Countess Harrington 1755-1824 (23) were married at St Marylebone Parish Church, Marylebone.
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.
Bentinck Family Vault, St Marylebone Parish Church, Marylebone
On 17 Jun 1839 William Henry Cavendish-Bentinck 1774-1839 (64) died in Paris. He was buried at Bentinck Family Vault, St Marylebone Parish Church, Marylebone.
In May 1843 Mary Acheson 1787-1843 (56) died. She was buried at Bentinck Family Vault, St Marylebone Parish Church, Marylebone.
St Thomas Church, Marylebone
On 28 Jun 1881 Henry de Vere Vane 9th Baron Barnard 1854-1918 (27) and Catherine Sarah Cecil Baroness Barnard 1861-1918 (20) were married at St Thomas Church, Marylebone.
Stratford Place, Marylebone
Vere Street, Marylebone
St Peter aka Oxford Chapel, Vere Street, Marylebone
On 11 Jun 1734 William Bentinck 2nd Duke Portland 1709-1762 (25) and Margaret Cavendish Harley 2nd Duchess Portland 1715-1785 (19) were married at St Peter aka Oxford Chapel, Vere Street, Marylebone. Margaret Cavendish Harley 2nd Duchess Portland 1715-1785 (19) by marriage 2nd Duchess Portland.
On 21 May 1744 James Hamilton 2nd Earl Clanbrassil 1730-1798 (13) and Grace Foley Countess Clanbrassil 1743-1813 (1) were married at St Peter aka Oxford Chapel, Vere Street, Marylebone.
Theatre Royal aka King's House, Vere Street, Marylebone
Samuel Pepy's Diary 1660 December. 31 Dec 1660. At the office all the morning and after that home, and not staying to dine I went out, and in Paul’s Churchyard I bought the play of "Henry the Fourth," and so went to the new Theatre (only calling at Mr. Crew’s (62) and eat a bit with the people there at dinner) and saw it acted; but my expectation being too great, it did not please me, as otherwise I believe it would; and my having a book, I believe did spoil it a little.
That being done I went to my Lord’s (35), where I found him private at cards with my Lord Lauderdale (44) and some persons of honour. So Mr. Shepley and I over to Harper’s, and there drank a pot or two, and so parted. My boy taking a cat home with him from my Lord’s, which Sarah had given him for my wife (20) we being much troubled with mice.
At Whitehall inquiring for a coach, there was a Frenchman with one eye that was going my way, so he and I hired the coach between us and he set me down in Fenchurch Street. Strange how the fellow, without asking, did tell me all what he was, and how he had ran away from his father and come into England to serve the King (30), and now going back again.
Home and to bed.