History of Badminton

Badminton is in Gloucestershire.

On 21 Jan 1700 Henry Somerset 1st Duke Beaufort 1629-1700 (71) died at Badminton. He was buried at Beaufort Chapel St George's Chapel Windsor Castle. Henry Somerset 2nd Duke Beaufort 1684-1714 (15) succeeded 2nd Duke Beaufort.

Before 1699 Godfrey Kneller 1646-1723. Portrait of Henry Somerset 1st Duke Beaufort 1629-1700. Around 1707. Michael Dahl Painter 1659-1743. Portrait of Henry Somerset 2nd Duke Beaufort 1684-1714. Powis Castle.

On 12 Dec 1767 Charles Henry Somerset 1767-1831 was born to Henry Somerset 5th Duke Beaufort 1744-1803 (23) and Elizabeth Boscawen Duchess Beaufort 1747-1828 (20) at Badminton.

In 1748 Andrea Soldi Painter 1703-1771. Portrait of Henry Somerset 5th Duke Beaufort 1744-1803.

On 08 Apr 1828 Colonel Thomas Henry Kingscote of Kingscote Park in Gloucestershire 1799-1861 (29) and Isabella Somerset Anne Frances 1808-1831 (19) were married at Badminton. She died three years later in childbirth.

On 12 May 1948 Vere Fane 14th Earl Westmoreland 1893-1948 (55) died at his home near Badminton. David Fane 15th Earl Westmoreland 1924-1993 (24) succeeded 15th Earl Westmoreland 2C 1624.

Badminton House, Gloucestershire

My Recollections by Adeline Horsey Countess Cardigan 1824 1915 Chapter V: Country House Visits. From Badminton we went on a visit to Lord Forester at Willey Park, Shropshire, where I met Lady Jersey (56) and her daughter, Lady Clementina Villiers (18).

Lady Jersey was the greatest grande dame in London Society, and her house in Berkeley Square was the centre of the Tory party. She knew all the artistic and literary celebrities of the day, and her popularity was most remarkable. Lady Clementina Villiers (18) was a beautiful and accomplished girl, and everybody loved her. Once when some one said to her father (68) that " no one was perfect", Lord Jersey (68) replied: " There is one who is perfect — there is Clementina (18)". Many suitors proposed for her, a most persistent one being the Duke d'Ossuna, a grandee of Spain, and an immensely rich man. He must have been deeply in love with the beautiful English girl, for he used to keep many drawings and portraits of Lady Clementina in his palace at Madrid.

"Those whom the gods love die young", and so it was with Clementina Villiers; she was taken ill during a visit to Germany with her mother and only returned to England to die.

Her portraits were in all the " Books of Beauty " of the day, but although they faithfully portray her perfect features, they cannot convey the beauty of colour and changing expression that were her greatest charms.

Before 1858. Franz Xaver Winterhalter Painter 1805-1873. Portrait of Clementina Augusta Wellington Child Villiers 1824-1858.

My Recollections by Adeline Horsey Countess Cardigan 1824 1915 Chapter V: Country House Visits. From Cowes we went to stay with the Ailesburys at Savernake, and then to Badminton, where the Beauforts had a large family party. The church was attached to the house, and one actually walked out of the library into the Parish Church, where the roomy Beaufort pew was well warmed by a fire. I remember going with the Duchess, my mother, and Lord Cantelupe (27) to see Berkeley Castle, a most interesting but very uncomfortable draughty old place. I afterwards heard that Colonel Berkeley (55), whose name figured in certain scandals of the Regency, had spent much of his time there with the numerous frail ladies who found him irresistible.

In 1899 Henry Charles Fitzroy Somerset 8th Duke Beaufort 1824-1899 (75) died at Badminton House. He was buried at St Michael and all Angels Church Badminton. Henry Adelbert Wellington Fitzroy 9th Duke Beaufort 1847-1924 (51) succeeded 9th Duke Beaufort. Louise Emily Harford 9th Duchess Beaufort 1864-1945 (34) by marriage Duchess Beaufort.

On 05 Feb 1984 Henry Hugh Arthur Fitzroy Somerset 10th Duke Beaufort 1900-1984 (83) died at Badminton House without issue. He was buried at St Michael and all Angels Church Badminton. David Fitzroy 11th Duke Beaufort 1928-2017 (55) succeeded 11th Duke Beaufort. Caroline Jane Thynne 11th Duchess Beaufort 1928-1995 (56) by marriage Duchess Beaufort.

St Michael and all Angels Church Badminton, Gloucestershire

On 24 Apr 1714 Henry Somerset 2nd Duke Beaufort 1684-1714 (30) died. He was buried at St Michael and all Angels Church Badminton. Henry Somerset 3rd Duke Beaufort 1707-1745 (7) succeeded 3rd Duke Beaufort.

Around 1707. Michael Dahl Painter 1659-1743. Portrait of Henry Somerset 2nd Duke Beaufort 1684-1714. Powis Castle.

On 26 Feb 1745 Henry Somerset 3rd Duke Beaufort 1707-1745 (37) died. He was buried at St Michael and all Angels Church Badminton. Charles Noel Somerset 4th Duke Beaufort 1709-1756 (35) succeeded 4th Duke Beaufort.

On 28 Oct 1756 Charles Noel Somerset 4th Duke Beaufort 1709-1756 (47) died. He was buried at St Michael and all Angels Church Badminton. Henry Somerset 5th Duke Beaufort 1744-1803 (12) succeeded 5th Duke Beaufort.

In 1748 Andrea Soldi Painter 1703-1771. Portrait of Henry Somerset 5th Duke Beaufort 1744-1803.

On 11 Oct 1803 Henry Somerset 5th Duke Beaufort 1744-1803 (58) died. He was buried at St Michael and all Angels Church Badminton. Henry Charles Somerset 6th Duke Beaufort 1766-1835 (36) succeeded 6th Duke Beaufort. Charlotte Sophia Leveson-Gower Duchess Beaufort 1771-1854 (32) by marriage Duchess Beaufort.

In 1878 Henry Somerset 1st Duke Beaufort 1629-1700 was buried at St Michael and all Angels Church Badminton.

Before 1699 Godfrey Kneller 1646-1723. Portrait of Henry Somerset 1st Duke Beaufort 1629-1700.

In 1899 Henry Charles Fitzroy Somerset 8th Duke Beaufort 1824-1899 (75) died at Badminton House. He was buried at St Michael and all Angels Church Badminton. Henry Adelbert Wellington Fitzroy 9th Duke Beaufort 1847-1924 (51) succeeded 9th Duke Beaufort. Louise Emily Harford 9th Duchess Beaufort 1864-1945 (34) by marriage Duchess Beaufort.

On 24 Nov 1924 Henry Adelbert Wellington Fitzroy 9th Duke Beaufort 1847-1924 (77) died at Badminton House. He was buried at St Michael and all Angels Church Badminton. Henry Hugh Arthur Fitzroy Somerset 10th Duke Beaufort 1900-1984 (24) succeeded 10th Duke Beaufort.

On 05 Feb 1984 Henry Hugh Arthur Fitzroy Somerset 10th Duke Beaufort 1900-1984 (83) died at Badminton House without issue. He was buried at St Michael and all Angels Church Badminton. David Fitzroy 11th Duke Beaufort 1928-2017 (55) succeeded 11th Duke Beaufort. Caroline Jane Thynne 11th Duchess Beaufort 1928-1995 (56) by marriage Duchess Beaufort.