John Campbell, 3rd Earl of Breadalbane and Holland, KB
(10th March 1696 – 26th January 1782)
He was educated at the university of Oxford, and after holding many highly important public offices, died at Holyrood House in his 86th year. He was twice married, and had three sons, who all predeceased him.
born 21st April 1926. Crowned Queen Elizabeth II, 2nd June 1953.
His Royal Highness, The Prince Philip Mountbatten
Duke of Edinburgh, Earl of Merioneth and Baron Greenwich
(Philippos of Greece and Denmark)
Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten
born 10th June 1921
King George II
in German Georg II August
10th November 1683–25th October 1760)
Queen Elizabeth's 5th Great-Grandfather
King George the Second, by the Grace of God, King of Great Britain, France and Ireland, Defender of the Faith, etc. In some cases (especially in treaties), the formula "Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg, Archtreasurer and Prince-Elector of the Holy Roman Empire" was added before "etc.from 11 June 1727 until his death.
His signature is often mistakenly taken as being that of his son the PM. On the rignt is a signature comparison. The document from which this signature comes is dated 1739, when the 3rd Duke's son, the future PM, would have been only 19 years old and not yet an MP.
For William Cavendish, 5th Duke of Devonshire see Historical Signatures page 5
For William George Spencer Cavendish, 6th Duke of Devonshire see Historical Signatures page2
For William Cavendish, 7th Duke of Devonshire see Historical signatures page 5
(1691– 28th July 1762) English politician and nobleman.
Baron Melcombe of Melcombe-Regis. He is also known for his membership of Sir Francis Dashwood's Hellfire Club
William Clayton (Later Sundon)
Baron Sundon of Ardagh
A lord of the Treasury
John Wallop, 1st Earl of Portsmouth
(15th April 1690 – 22nd November 1762)
The great-grandson of the regicide Robert Wallop, Wallop was born into an influential Hampshire family. He was returned as Member of Parliament for both Andover and Hampshire in 1715, choosing to sit for the latter. In 1717, he was appointed a junior Lord of the Treasury.
Charles Jenkinson, 1st Earl of Liverpool, Baron Hawkesbury of Hawkesbury
(26 April 1727 – 17 December 1808)
Lord of the Treasury in both the Grafton and North administrations.
Father of British Prime Minister Robert Banks Jenkinson, 2nd Earl of Liverpool. English statesman. Eldest son of Colonel Charles Jenkinson (d. 1750) and grandson of Sir Robert Jenkinson, Bt, of Walcot, Oxfordshire, was born in Winchester. The family was descended from Anthony Jenkinson (d. 1611), sea-captain, merchant and traveller, the first Englishman to penetrate into Central Asia.
(13th September 1731-17th May 1814)
1st Earl of Onslow, Viscount Cranley PC
Treasury Commisioner in the Grafton administration
See also Index to Transcribed Atholl Papers. Longtime army officer. (aka. Commissioner Cochrane).
Commissioner of Excise in Scotland (1761). Commissioner of Customs in Scotland (1764)
Son of William Cochrane of Ochiltree, and Mary Bruce. Brother of James Boswell's maternal grandmother, Euphemia (d. 1721), making Cochrane Boswell's grand-uncle. James Boswell breakfasted with Basil Cochrane on 30th October 1762, "a man of great common sense and prudence". The two had a fairly close relationship.
Treasury Commisioner in the Grafton administration
Member of Parliament for Nairnshire. He was the son of John Campbell of Cawdor and Mary Pryse. He married Sarah Bacon, daughter of Sir Edmund Bacon, 6th Bt. and Mary Kemp, on 20 September 1752.. He lived at Stackpole Court, Pembrokeshire, Wales. Children of Pryse Campbell and Sarah Bacon: Sarah Campbell, Admiral Sir George Campbell d. 28 Jan 1821, John Campbell of Cawdor, 1st Baron Cawdor of Castlemartin b. c 1753, d. 1 Jun 1821
Jacobite Duke of Albemarle, Marquis Monck and Fitzhemmon, Earl of Bath, Viscount Bevil, and Baron Lansdown of Bideford
politician, poet and writer
This is a treasury order‚ signed on 7th June 1712 by a First Lords of the Treasury, Robert Harley, the Earl of Oxford. The order was also signed by Robert Benson‚ chancellor of the exchequer‚ ordering the payment of 171 pounds to George Lord Lansdowne (George Granville) for half a year’s rent of his park “which was laid into Her Majesty’s (Queen Anne) Great Parke at Windsor”‚ signed overleaf ‘Lansdowne’ on receipt. 14½ x 9 inches‚ complete‚ with the integral blank leaf tipped on to an old album page. It looks as if his signature had been witnessed by a John Evans.
John Berkeley, Lord Fitzharding 4th Viscount of Berehaven
Viscount Fitzhardinge is an extinct title in the Peerage of Ireland. It was created on 14 July 1663 for Charles Berkeley, later Earl of Falmouth, with the subsidiary title of Baron Berkeley of Rathdowne, also in the Peerage of Ireland. It passed by special remainder to Charles' father, Charles, then to Maurice, elder brother of the first viscount, and then to their younger brother, John. The title became extinct on John's death in 1712, the year of this signature..
An affectionate note dated 18th April 1887 written on the back of a letter by W. H. Smith to Admiral Sir Alfred Phillips Ryder. It can't be in the hand of Ryder as his wife, Louisa Dawson (Ryder), had died in 1855, and their son, Edward Lisle Ryder had died in 1877..It is my belief that this letter had somehow found it's way back to Smith following the death of Ryder and that Smith had, because of the personal nature of it's content, given it to his wife Emily.
Lowther was a Tory MP and the eldest son of Sir John Lowther, 1st Baronet, whom he succeeded on 11 May 1844. He represented Cockermouth 1816–1826, Wigtown Burghs 1826–1831, Cockermouth again 1831–1832, and York 1835–1847. He died unmarried, and was succeeded by his brother Charles Hugh Lowther. This is his signature from Christmas 1826
Doctor of Divinity; Dean of St. Paul's Cathedral and Master of the Temples in London
A controversial figure and an English church leader. Sherlock was a staunch supporter of Church of England orthodoxy, who defended in print and in the pulpit, the Church of England against Catholicism and dissenters, often courting widespread controversy. He became Dean of Saint Paul's Cathedral in 1691 making way for his predecessor, John Tillotson, to become Archbishop of Canterbury. This is his signature from 24th June 1692.
Note: Kings College London have published incorrect information on this matter. They say it was the 9th Earl that fought the duel: they are quite wrong. Just by checking the dates of birth and death should suffice. 'Handbags At Dawn'
George James Finch-Hatton
11th Earl of Winchilsea and 6th Earl of Nottingham (31st May 1815 – 9th June 1887)
Daughter of Dame Mary Barbara Hamilton Cartland (see above)
She is a British socialite and politician. She is the daughter of the novelist, Barbara Cartland and Alexander McCorquodale. Aged 23, she became the youngest member of Westminster City Council. As the Honourable Mrs Gerald Legge; Viscountess Lewisham, the Countess of Dartmouth, Lady Lewisham, and later Lady Dartmouth, she remained in local government for the following 17 years.
Charles Edward Maurice Spencer, 9th Earl Spencer
(born 20th May 1964)
The second and only surviving son of John Spencer, 8th Earl Spencer and Frances Burke Roche (later Frances Shand Kydd), The youngest of his three older sisters was Diana, Princess of Wales; the other two are Lady Sarah McCorquodale and Lady Jane Fellowes.
Lord Randolph Henry Spencer Churchill (13th February 1849 – 24th January 1895)
Chancellor of the Exchequer
Lord Randolph was the third son of the 7th Duke of Marlborough and his wife Frances Anne Emily Vane-Tempest. He was the father of the future wartime Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Sir Winston Churchill, who wrote the first major biography of Lord Randolph. Resignation speech in the Commons. See also Smith and Northcote on this site. This is an envelope (4th December 1885) addressed to his mother, The Duchess of Marlborough, Lady Frances Anne Emily Vane-Tempest (1822 – 1899), the only daughter of the 3rd Marquess of Londonderry. Posted from the India Office.
William Francis Spencer Ponsonby, 1st Baron de Mauley
(31st July 1787–16th May 1855)
The youngest child of 3rd Earl of Bessborough (above)
George William Lyttelton, 4th Baron Lyttelton
(31st March 1817–19th April 1876)
A British aristocrat and Conservative politician.The eldest son of William Henry Lyttelton, 3rd Baron Lyttelton, and Lady Sarah Spencer, daughter of George John Spencer, 2nd Earl Spencer. One of his daughters, Lavinia, married Edward Stuart Talbot, an Anglican bishop of Winchester. Lyttelton committed suicide at the age of 59 by throwing himself down the stairs at Hagley Hall.
taken on a tour in the 1970s & two photo's from 1970
Charles Richard John Spencer-Churchill9th Duke of Marlborough,
(13th November 1871 – 30th June 1934) He was a first cousin of Winston Churchill.
John Albert William Spencer-Churchill, 10th Duke of Marlborough
(18th September 1897 – 11th March 1972)
The elder son of Charles Spencer-Churchill, 9th Duke of Marlborough and his first wife, the former Consuelo Vanderbilt, the American railroad heiress. Before inheriting the dukedom in 1934 he was a Lt. Colonel in the Life Guards. He was Mayor of Woodstock from 1937 to 1942.
John George Vanderbilt Henry Spencer-Churchill,11th Duke of Marlborough
(born 13th April 1926)
The son of Lt.-Col. John Spencer-Churchill, 10th Duke of Marlborough and his wife, Hon. Alexandra Mary Hilda Cadogan. His principal seat is Blenheim Palace, in Woodstock, Oxfordshire. He is also a relation of The Duke of Devonshire and generational cousin of the war-time Conservative Prime Minister, Sir Winston Churchill. He is also a distant relative of Diana, Princess of Wales. This envelope has also been signed by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Roy Jenkins.
John George Edward Henry Douglas Sutherland Campbell, 9th Duke of Argyll
(6th August 1845 – 2th May 1914), Marquess of Lorne, by which he was known before 1900
Governor General of Canada from 1878 to 1883.
He is now remembered primarily for the place names bestowed on Canadian geography in honour of his wife, for his metrical paraphrase of Psalm 121, "Unto the hills around do I lift up" and for the frequency with which the name "Lorne" is given to male children in Canada, a custom uncommon elsewhere
(Great-great-great uncle of Diana, Princess of Wales)
He converted from Anglicanism to the Roman Catholic Church and entered the Passionist Order in 1841 and spent his life working for the conversion of England to the Catholic faith. He is also known as Father Ignatius of St Paul,and the 'Apostle of Prayer for England'. This is a letter dated 16th December 1834, one month following the death of his father, the 2nd Earl.
In March 2007, the Church announced that the first stage of Father Ignatius’ cause for beatification had been completed and that all the necessary documents had been forwarded to Rome. The next step in this process would be a declaration from the Holy See that Father Ignatius could be styled ‘Venerable’.
An English Member of Parliament and a Lord of the Treasury.
Sir Henry Vane (Harry Vane)
(1613 – 14th June 1662)
Son of Henry Vane (the Elder).
He was a leading Parliamentarian during the English Civil War. Vane served on the Council of State during the Interregnum, but refused to take the oath which expressed approval of the king's execution. At the Restoration in 1660, after much debate in Parliament, he was exempted from the Indemnity and Oblivion Act.
Edward Montagu, 2nd Earl of Manchester, Viscount Mandeville, Baron Montagu of Kimbolton
(1602 – 5th May 1671)
His father was Henry Montagu, 1st Earl of Manchester, a Lord Chief Justice & Lord High Treasurer
For a time Oliver Cromwell's superior. and the son of a First Lord who had been born at Boughton, Northamptonshire, and a step brother of another First Lord, Charles Montagu, 1st Earl of Halifax. Edward was an important commander of Parliamentary forces in the English Civil War.
For Sir Robert Long (referred to in this document)see Chancellors
Sarah, Duchess of York (née Sarah Margaret Ferguson, born 15th October 1959), is a charity patron, spokesperson, writer, film producer, television personality and former member of the British Royal Family. She was married to Queen Elizabeth II's second son, Prince Andrew, Duke of York, from 1986 to 1996.
Michael Howard's hand written notes during his live interview with Richard Oliff
Queen Alexandrina Victoria
(24 May 1819 – 22nd January 1901)
Defender of the Faith, Empress of India.
Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland from 20th June 1837, and the first Empress of India of the British Raj from 1st May 1876, until her death. Her reign as the Queen lasted 63 years and 7 months, longer than that of any other British monarch before or since, and her reign is the longest of any female monarch in history. The time of her reign is known as the Victorian era, a period of industrial, political, scientific and military progress within the United Kingdom.
King George V. George Frederick Ernest Albert
(3rd June 1865 – 20th January 1936)
King of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions, and Emperor of India, from 6 May 1910 through the First World War (1914–1918) until his death in 1936. George was the first British monarch of the House of Windsor, which he created from the British branch of the German House of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha.
In the world of celebrities, one landmark case put before the Press Complaints Commision was in 1995 when Lady Victoria Spencer was depicted in the News of the World leaving a clinic for eating disorders; her husband complained and the paper was forced to apologise.
Ralph Montagu, 1st Duke of Montagu
(24th December 1638 – 9th March 1709)
An English courtier and diplomat.
His signature appears at the bottom of this document that has also been signed by First Lord Charles Montague, Stephen Fox, Commisioner of the Treasury and father of Henry and Paternal grandfather of Charles James Fox, and Chancellor John Smith.
Known for his works of fiction such as The Jungle Book (1894), a collection of stories which includes Rikki-Tikki-Tavi, Kim (1901) A Tale of Adventure, many short stories, including The Man Who Would Be King (1888) Humorous Tales (1931).; and his poems, including Mandalay (1890), Gunga Din (1890) and If— (1910). He is regarded as a major "innovator in the art of the short story"
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King Edward VIII
(Edward Albert Christian George Andrew Patrick David)
23rd June 1894 – 28th May 1972
King of the United Kingdom and the British dominions, and Emperor of India from 20 January 1936 until his abdication on 11 December 1936.
LaterThe Duke of Windsor
Wallis, Duchess of Windsor
(Bessie Wallis Warfield - Spencer - Simpson)
19th June 1896 – 24th April 1986)
An American socialite who married, as her third husband, Prince Edward, Duke of Windsor, formerly King Edward VIII of the United Kingdom.
Mountbatten's nickname among family and friends was "Dickie," notable in that "Richard" was not among his given names. This was because his great-grandmother, Queen Victoria, suggested the nickname of "Nicky", however it got mixed up with the many Nickys of the Russian Imperial Family ("Nicky" was particularly used to refer to Nicholas II, the last Tsar) so they changed it to Dickie.
He succeeded his grandfather, the 3rd Earl, in 1729, at the age of ten. During his life he held various military and political offices (such as Postmaster General and First Lord of the Admiralty), but is perhaps most renowned for the claim to have originated the modern concept of the sandwich. He is also known for his membership of Sir Francis Dashwood's Hellfire Club
An English poet and author whose friends included Robert Graves (with whom he served), Thomas Hardy, H G Wells and T E Lawrence (of Arabia). He became known as a writer of satirical anti-war verse during World War I. He later won acclaim for his prose work, notably Memoirs of an Infantry Officer, a fictionalised account of his own life, a novel first published in 1930. His only child, George,had three children, two of whom were killed in a car crash in 1996.
Kendall Sassoon with
writer & broadcaster
Charles Spencer, 3rd Duke of Marlborough, 5th and LAST Earl of Sunderland, after which it became a subsidiary title
In 1734 he left Althorp, and with him went the Sunderland title. His younger brother, John Spencer, inherited the house and became the 1st Earl Spencer.
George Spencer, 4th Duke of Marlborough
(26th January 1739 – 29th January 1817)
Known as Marquess of Blandford until succeeding his father in 1758. His siblings were Charles, Diana, and Elizabeth. He was educated at Eton, and in 1755 entered the Coldstream Guards as an Ensign, becoming a Captain with the 20th Regiment of Foot in the following year.
George Spencer-Churchill, 5th Duke of Marlborough
(6 March 1766 – 5 March 1840)
The son of George Spencer, 4th Duke of Marlborough. For most of his life he was known by his father's secondary title of Marquess of Blandford.
Dame Mary Barbara Hamilton Cartland
(9th July 1901 – 21st May 2000)
Mother of Raine Spencer, Dowager Countess Spencer (born 9th September 1929) Stepmother of Diana, Princess of Wales.
A successful English author, known for her numerous romance novels. She also became one of the United Kingdom's most popular media personalities, appearing often at public events and on television, dressed in her trademark pink and discoursing on love, health and social issues. Other than her fictional romance books, she also wrote health and cookery books, and stage plays and recorded an album of love songs. She was often billed as the Queen of Romance. This is her signature on a letter to BBC Radio Nottingham in 1990: pink ink of course!
A similar letter can be seen in the Museum of the Royal Inniskillen Fusiliers in Inniskillen: sent to Private Frank Borrell, a stretcher bearer in France, taken prisoner in 1917.
Vice-Admiral Frederick Spencer, 4th Earl Spencer
(14th April 1798 – 27th December 1857)
A British peer, the son of George Spencer, 2nd Earl Spencer and the younger brother and successor of John Charles Spencer, 3rd Earl Spencer.
The Reverend William Nelson, 1st Earl Nelson (of Trafalgar and of Merton) 1805–1835 Viscount Merton (of Trafalgar and of Merton) 1805–1835
Baron Nelson (of the Nile and of Hillborough) 1805–1835
2nd Duke of Bronté (in the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies) 1805–1835
(20th April 1757–28th February 1835)
The elder brother of Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson, 1st Duke of Bronté
King William IV
William Henry - The Prince William, 1st Duke of Clarence and St Andrews
(21st August 1765 – 20th June 1837)
King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and of Hanover from 26th June 1830. William, the third son of George III and younger brother and successor to George IV, was the last king and penultimate monarch of the House of Hanover.
A queen consort of the United Kingdom and of Hanover.
Wife and Queen of William IV of the United Kingdom.
The Australian city of Adelaide is named after her.
Vice Admiral Sir Thomas Masterman Hardy, 1st Baronet
(5th April 1769 – 20th September 1839)
Flag Captain to Admiral Lord Nelson, and commanded HMS Victory at the Battle of Trafalgar.
Nelson was shot as he paced the decks with Hardy, and as he lay dying, Nelson's famous remark of "Kiss me, Hardy" was directed at him (although these were not Nelson's last words, as is sometimes claimed: Last words to Hardy: "God bless you Hardy". Last words recorded: "Thank God I have done my duty".). Hardy went on to reach the apex of the naval service, becoming First Naval Lord at the Admiralty in November 1830 and reaching the rank of Vice Admiral of the Blue in January 1837.
Admiral Maurice Frederick FitzHardinge Berkeley, 1st Baron FitzHardinge of Bristol
(3rd January 1788 – 17th October 1867)
A former Royal Navy First Sea Lord and former First and Principal Naval Aide-de-Camp to Queen Victoria. He held the office of Fourth Naval Lord, a Lord of the Admiralty, between 1833 and 1834. and once again between 1837 and 1839. He held the office of Naval Aide-de-Camp to HM Queen Victoria between 1846 and 1849 whilst also being the Third Naval Lord between 1846 and 1852 during which time he was promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral. He was the First Naval Lord for several different periods between 1852 and 1857. He reached the ranks of Vice-Admiral of the Red in 1856, Admiral of the Blue in 1862.
He reached the highest rank in the Royal Navy, Admiral of the White, in 1863.
Member of Parliament for Fowey 1830–1832. 'Fowey' written on reverse.
An envelope signed 'Brudenell' Monday 24th October 1831
A small wooden desk box which has been made from the original timber and copper sheathing of H.M.S. Victory. Originally owned by Captain Robert Floyd This is a ‘vintage’ item and was not issued as part of the bicentenary.
Fiennes was born at the family home of Broughton Castle near Banbury, in Oxfordshire. He was the only son of Richard Fiennes, seventh Baron Saye and Sele. During the personal rule of Charles I, his energies found a new outlet in helping to colonize Providence Island, and in interesting himself in other and similar enterprises in America. Saybrook in Connecticut is named after him. He was a thorough aristocrat, and his ideas for the government of colonies in America included the establishment of an hereditary aristocracy. Many leading puritans (including John Pym) who were members of the Providence Island Company met with Fiennes at Broughton Castle to coordinate their opposition to the King. On several occasions Saye outwitted the advisers of Charles I by his strict compliance with legal forms earning him the nickname "old subtlety".
Although Saye resisted the levy of ship money, he accompanied Charles on his march against the Scots in 1639; but, with only one other peer, he refused to take the oath binding him to fight for the king "to the utmost of my power and hazard of my life". Then Charles I sought to win his favour by making him a Privy Councillor and Master of the Court of Wards
This is a very rare treasury receipt fragment, signed and dated 1642, during the English Civil War, bearing the signatures of three Lords of the Treasury in addition to that of William Fiennes (W.Say & Seale):
The document has been 'pasted' to another. To the rear, on inspection, there are various other signatures including, I suspect Thomas Hales of Howlets
Signed 'FREE' Spencer
Short biography of William Nelson
(2nd June 1840 – 11th January 1928)
One of my two favorite English novelists and poet
While his works typically belong to the naturalist movement, several poems display elements of the previous romantic and enlightenment periods of literature, such as his fascination with the supernatural. While he regarded himself primarily as a poet who composed novels mainly for financial gain, during his lifetime he was much better known for his novels, such as Tess of the d'Urbervilles and Far from the Madding Crowd, which earned him a reputation as a great novelist. The bulk of his fictional works, initially published as serials in magazines, were set in the semi-fictional land of Wessex (based on the Dorchester region where he grew up) and explored tragic characters struggling against their passions and social circumstances. Hardy's poetry, first published in his fifties, has come to be as well-regarded as his novels and has had a significant influence over modern English poetry, especially after The Movement poets of the 1950s and 1960s cited Hardy as a major figure.
Lionel Cranfield Sackville
1st Duke of Dorset
See details and authorisation of his pension via Royal Warrant of King George ll left
Prince of Wales
9th November 1901
-6th May 1910
Front Row from Left to Right The Right Reverand Graeme Knowles Dean of St Pauls Cathedral, Mrs Anna Tribe Great Great Great Granddaughter of Admiral Nelson Major General Jeff Mason MBE Royal Marines, Captain Windsor, Back Row Royal Marine Bandsmen, POC Ben Chandler and Mr Peter Warwick chair of the 1805 Club.
Anna Tribe(nee Somerset)
born in 1929
A direct descendant of Admiral Lord Nelson being the great, great, great granddaughter of Nelson and Lady Hamilton, his mistress.
British politician. He was the son of Thomas Bolton (a nephew of Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson) by his wife Frances Elizabeth Eyre. On 28th February 1835 his father inherited the title Earl Nelson from William Nelson, 1st Earl Nelson (above) and adopted the surname of Nelson. He died on 1st November that year, and his son Horatio succeeded to the title and the estate, Trafalgar House in Wiltshire.
Hardy's signature in a little Victorian autograph book
Charles John Huffam Dickens
7th February 1812 – 9th June 1870)
One of my two favorite English novelists
The most popular English writer of the Victorian era, and he remains popular, responsible for some of English literature's most iconic characters
A most rare and original example of the autograph signature of Charles Dickens on an envelope addressed to his friend the actress Fanny Kelly . The letter this envelope contained would have been written from Tavistock House. During this period Dickens was involved in several charity performances in which he consulted her. see also the Royalty Theatre. Bleak House,his ninth novel, was published in twenty monthly installments between March 1852 and September 1853. "Shake me up Judy!"
The first adhesive postage stamp was issued in the United Kingdom in 1840, which means its safe to assume that Charles Dickens licked this 'penny red'. it is also possible to extract DNA from the saliva on the back of a postage stamp.
Rockingham Castle was a popular haunt of Charles Dickens who spent many a summer there, regularly 'performing' in the long gallery. The Castle is the inspiration for Chesney Wold in Bleak House
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"Butcher Cumberland" was a taunt used for political purposes in England
King George III
(George William Frederick; 4 June 1738 – 29 January 1820)
King of Great Britain and Ireland from 25 October 1760 until the union of the two countries on 1 January 1801, after which he was King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland until his death. He was concurrently Duke and prince-elector of Brunswick-Lüneburg ("Hanover") in the Holy Roman Empire until his promotion to King of Hanover on 12 October 1814. He was the third British monarch of the House of Hanover, but unlike his two predecessors he was born in Britain, spoke English as his first language, and never visited Hanover.
Price examples for similar item at £919, and another for £528
(Frederick Augustus; 16th August 1763 – 5th January 1827)
Frederick was the second eldest child and second son of King George III of the United Kingdom and a member of the House of Hanover. From the death of his father in 1820 until his own death in 1827, he was the heir presumptive to his elder brother, King George IV, both to the United Kingdom and the Kingdom of Hanover.
A note written to "My Dear Frederick, your most affectionate Father" dated 12th January 1781 and probably despatched to Hanover where Frederick, the Duke of York, would have been staying at that time . The previous 4th November (1780) the King had decided that his second son would pursue an army career and had him gazetted colonel.
Prince Augustus Frederick, Duke of Sussex
(27th January 1773 – 21st April 1843), was the sixth son of George III of the United Kingdom and his consort, Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz. He was the only surviving son of George III who did not pursue an army or naval career.The King created him Duke of Sussex, Earl of Inverness, and Baron Arklow in the Peerage of the United Kingdom and a Knight of the Garter on 27th November 1801. Since he had no legitimate issue, the title became extinct on his death in 1843. In 1815 The Duke became a Patron of the Jews' Hospital and Orphan Asylum, later to become the charity known today as Norwood. Royal patronage continued, with Queen Elizabeth II eventually becoming Norwood’s patron.the other signature as 'Augustus F' This is his elaborate flourishes and dots signature dated 4th March 1834
On the right is the Duke's more orthodox signature as 'Sussex' on an envelope dated 7th November 1841 to James William Freshfield, Moor Place, Dorking, Surrey.
Frederick William, Duke of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel
Nicknamed "The Black Duke"
(9th October 1771 – 16th June 1815)
A German prince and Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg and Oels, who was also a military officer who led the Black Brunswickers against French domination in Germany. He briefly ruled the state of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel from 1806 to 1807 and again from 1813 to 1815.
(Sophia Matilda; 3rd November 1777 – 27th May 1848)
The 12th child and 5th daughter of King George III and Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz.
Sophia is perhaps best known for the whispers surrounding a supposed illegitimate child to which she gave birth as a young woman. During her lifetime, there were various rumours about her alleged incestuous relationship with her brother, Ernest Augustus, Duke of Cumberland, who later became the King of Hanover.The Prince Regent supposedly warned his sisters not to be alone in the same room with the Duke, and Cumberland was deeply unpopular with the British people. It is unclear whether there was truth to these rumours or whether they were circulated by the Duke's numerous political enemies.
This is an unsigned note in her hand addressed to Mr. William Bridge.
Another envelope dated 7th Semptember 1839 addressed to Mr. Cotterell, Glynde, Lewes, East Sussex
King George IV
(George Augustus Frederick; 12 August 1762 – 26 June 1830)
King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and of Hanover following the death of his father, George III, on 29th January 1820, until his own death ten years later. From 1811 until his accession, he served as Prince Regent during his father's final mental illness. George IV led an extravagant lifestyle that contributed to the fashions of the Regency era. He was a patron of new forms of leisure, style and taste. He commissioned John Nash to build the Royal Pavilion in Brighton and remodel Buckingham Palace, and Sir Jeffry Wyattville to rebuild Windsor Castle. He was instrumental in the foundation of the National Gallery and King's College London. His charm and culture earned him the title "the first gentleman of England", but his poor relationship with both his father and his wife, Caroline of Brunswick, and his dissolute way of life, earned him the contempt of the people and dimmed the prestige of the monarchy. He even forbade Caroline to attend his coronation and introduced the unpopular Pains and Penalties Bill in a desperate, unsuccessful attempt to divorce her.
Left: Very rare unpublished family photographs. King’s camp Monday 7 August 1939. King George VI with Queen Elizabeth with Princesses Elizabeth and Margaret at the King's public schoolboys and industrial lad's camp, held in the grounds of Abergeldie Castle, within walking distance of Balmoral Castle.
Another example of another 6th Cardigan signed free front only. Not part of this collection
The daughter of General Rt. Hon. Sir Neville Gerald Lyttelton and Katherine Sarah Wortley. She married Lt.-Col. Arthur Morton Grenfell, son of Pascoe du Pré Grenfell and Sophia Grenfell, on 23 February 1909. She was Vice-President of World's Y.M.C.A. She was appointed Officer, Order of the British Empire (O.B.E.)
Kendall Elizabeth Grant Reeves-Sassoon
(born 21st December 1960 - 6am at Westminster Hospital)
Daughter of scientist, electronic engineer, linguist, translator and author.George Thornycroft Sassoon (30th October 1936 – 8th March 2006) and Marguerite Stephanie Fergusson Munro. Kendall is the only surviving grand child and one of only three (herself and her two children) blood relatives of the celebrated English poet and author Siegfried Loraine Sassoon (8th September 1886 – 1st September 1967). Her half sister Isobel Hannah Sassoon (1976–1996) and half brother Thomas Thornycroft Sassoon(1978–1996) were both killed in a road accident in Mendip, Somerset. She lives in Leicestershire with her Partner of 25 years Stewart Bernard Peter Reeves (b. 4th November 1959). Together they have had two children: Oliver Thornycroft Reeves-Sasson (b.31st January 1988), Logan Thea Reeves-Sassoon (b.9th March 1994).
NB. There was once a John Deedes, rector of Lagenhoe and Willingale Doe, Ongar, Essex
Grand Cricket Match played in Lord's Ground Mary-le-bone, on June 20 & following day between the Earl's of Winchelsea & Darnley for 1000 Guineas.
9th Earl of Winchilsea KG PC FRS
(4 November 1752 – 2 August 1826)
A very important figure in the history of cricket.
His main contributions to the game were patronage and organisation but Winchilsea, an amateur, was also a very keen player. George Finch served with the 87th Foot at the time of the American Revolutionary War from its formation in 1779 to its disbanding in 1783, with the temporary rank of major and lieutenant-colonel.
An example of a very similar piece sold at Christies for £540 in 2006