Eloped is in General Things.

In 1541 Anne Bourchier 7th Baroness Bourchier (age 24) eloped with John Lyngfield.

Parr Family Ennobled

On 23 Dec 1543 Henry VIII (age 52) enobled his new wife's (age 31) brother (age 31) and uncle (age 60) at ceremony in the Presence Chamber, Hampton Court Palace [Map]. Henry Grey 1st Duke of Suffolk (age 26) and Edward Stanley 3rd Earl of Derby (age 34) were present. Christopher Barker read the Patents.

William Parr 1st Baron Parr of Horton (age 60) was created 1st Baron Parr of Horton. William was sixty with five daughters. He died four years later at which time the Barony became extinct.

William Parr 1st Marquess Northampton (age 31) was created 1st Earl Essex. His estranged wife Anne Bourchier 7th Baroness Bourchier (age 26) was daughter of the last Earl of Essex of the Fifth Creation. A somewhat curious choice given his wife had eloped the year previous year with John Lyngfield, the prior of Tandbridge, Surrey [Map], by whom she had an illegitimate child.

On 29 Jan 1667 John Wilmot 2nd Earl Rochester (age 19) and Elizabeth Malet Countess Rochester (age 16) were married at Knightsbridge Chapel. She by marriage Countess Rochester. They having eloped and married against her families wishes. Two years previously he had abducted her for which he spent three weeks in prison. Her father being dead it isn't clear whose ward she was. He the son of Henry Wilmot 1st Earl Rochester and Anne St John Countess Rochester (age 52).

In 1712 Edward Wortley-Montagu (age 33) and Mary Wortley-Montagu née Pierrepont (age 22) were married after they eloped together to avoid her marriage to Clotworthy Skeffington 4th Viscount Massereene. She the daughter of Evelyn Pierrepont 1st Duke Kingston upon Hull (age 57) and Mary Fielding Countess Kingston upon Hull.

In 1734 Philip Medows (age 26) and Frances Pierrepont (age 21) were married. On the day of her 21st birthday she attended the opera. During the interval she eloped much to the disapproval of her aunt Mary Wortley-Montagu née Pierrepont (age 44) who had eloped in 1712.

In 1737 Elizabeth Folkes Lady Hamner (age 37), wife of Thomas Hanmer 4th Baronet (age 59), eloped with Thomas Hervey (age 37). In 1739 she made a will bequeathing to Hervey the reversion of her estates in Cambridgeshire, Middlesex, Anglesey and Caernarvonshire, which had been settled 'after death of me and my husband and failure of issue of my body to the use of such person or persons as I should appoint'.

In 1742 Captain Philip Thicknesse (age 23) eloped with Maria Lanove, a wealthy heiress, whom he abducted from a street in Southampton.

On 01 Mar 1752 Allan Ramsay (age 38) and Margaret Lindsay (age 26) at Canongate Kirk without the approval of her parents having eloped together. Her father never forgave her for marrying an artist.

Before 22 Jun 1776 William Byron (age 26) and Juliana Elizabeth Byron were married having eloped to Gretna Green, Dumfrieshire. They were first cousins.

Before 08 Feb 1812 George Coventry 8th Earl Coventry (age 27) and Sophia Dubochet (age 17) eloped together. Discovered after only one night both claimed nothing untoward had happened.

In 1815 Archibald Primrose 4th Earl Rosebery (age 31) divorced Harriett Bouverie Countess Camden (age 24) after she eloped with Henry St John-Mildmay 4th Baronet (age 27) who had previously been married to her sister Charlotte Bouverie who had died in childbirth five years previously.

On 24 Jun 1829 Georgiana Carolina Dashwood Lady Astley (age 33) eloped with Captain Thomas Garth (age 28).

On 02 Jun 1840 Archibald William Douglas 8th Marquess Queensberry (age 22) and Caroline Clayton Marchioness Queensbury (age 19) were married at Gretna Green, Dumfrieshire having eloped against the wishes of his father. They had five sons and two daughters. He the son of John Douglas 7th Marquess Queensberry (age 61).

On 16 Jul 1864 Henry Weysford Charles Plantagenet Rawdon-Hastings 4th Marquess Hastings (age 21) and Florence Cecilia Paget Marchioness Hastings (age 21) were married. The marriage created a scandal as the bride had been engaged to Henry Chaplin (age 23) and had eloped with her husband the day before her planned wedding to Chaplin. Chaplin later got his revenge by outbidding Hastings for the horse Hermit which went on to win the 1867 Derby and against which Hastings had bet heavily. The loss led Hastings into heavy debt and drinking. He died some four years later in poverty. She the daughter of Henry Paget 2nd Marquess Anglesey (age 67) and Henrietta Bagot Marchioness Anglesey. He the son of George Augustus Francis Rawdon-Hastings 2nd Marquess Hastings and Barbara Yelverton Marchioness Hastings.

In 1872 Edward Thynne (age 64) eloped with Anne Elizabeth Clementina Duff Marchioness Townshend (age 24) wife of John Townshend 4th Marquess Townshend. She being some forty years younger than Edward Thynne (age 64).