History of Bath

577 Battle of Dyrham

973 Coronation of King Edgar Peaceful

1477 Trial and Execution of Ankarette Twynyho

1640 Short Parliament

1640 Attack on Lambeth Palace

1643 Battle of Lansdowne

1661 Cavalier Parliament

1679 Habeas Corpus Parliament 3C2

1690 Glorious Revolution

Bath is in Somerset.

300BC. Solsbury Hill is a 191m hill overlooking Bath on which an Iron Age Univallate Hill Fort, occupied between 300BC and 100BC, is located.

Battle of Dyrham

In 577 Ceawlin King Wessex -592 and his son Cuthwine 565- (12) won a major victory over the Britons at the Battle of Dyrham at Hinton Hill Dyrham. The victory of resulted in the capture of Gloucester, Cirencester and Bath.

Coinmail Briton -577, Condidan Briton -577 and Farinmail Briton -577 were killed.

Coronation of King Edgar Peaceful

In 973 Edgar "Peaceful" I King England 943-975 (30) was crowned in Bath. The service forms the basis of the present English Coronation ceremony.

Anglo-Saxon Chronicle Henry I Beauclerc 1106. 1106. At Easter was the king (38) at Bath, and at Pentecost at Salisbury; because he would not hold his court when he was beyond the sea.

On 05 Jan 1411 Margaret Clivedon 1347-1411 (64) died at Bath.

Trial and Execution of Ankarette Twynyho

On 12 Apr 1477 Ankarette Twynyho -1477 was arrested at Keyford and taken to Bath.

On 19 Jan 1503 Richard Beauchamp 2nd Baron Beauchamp Powick 1435-1503 (68) died at Bath.

On 04 Jun 1606 Edmund Pelham 1533-1606 (73) died at Bath.

In 1614 Robert Killigrew 1580-1633 (34) was elected MP Helston at Bath.

In Jul 1614 Robert Killigrew 1580-1633 (34) was appointed MP Bath and Heytesbury.

In 1621 Robert Pye Auditor of the Exchequer 1585-1662 (36) was elected MP Bath.

In 1624 Robert Pye Auditor of the Exchequer 1585-1662 (39) was elected MP Bath and Heytesbury.

John Evelyn's Diary 20 May 1639. 20 May 1639. Accompanied with one Mr. J. Crafford (who afterward being my fellow-traveler in Italy, there changed his religion), I took a journey of pleasure to see the Somersetshire baths, Bristol, Cirencester, Malmesbury, Abington, and divers other towns of lesser note; and returned the 25th.

On 03 Jul 1639 George Chaworth 1st Viscount Chaworth 1554-1639 (85) died at Bath. He was buried at St Andrew's Church Langar. His son John Chaworth 2nd Viscount Chaworth 1605-1644 (34) succeeded 2nd Viscount Chaworth in County Armagh.

Short Parliament

In 1640 Charles Berkeley 2nd Viscount Fitzhardinge 1599-1668 (40) was elected MP Bath during the Short Parliament.

Attack on Lambeth Palace

John Evelyn's Diary 10 June 1640. 10 Jun 1640. I repaired with my brother (17) to the term, to go into our new lodgings (that were formerly in Essex-court), being a very handsome apartment just over against the Hall-court, but four pair of stairs high, which gave us the advantage of the fairer prospect; but did not much contribute to the love of that impolished study, to which (I suppose) my father (53) had designed me, when he paid £145 to purchase our present lives, and assignments afterward.

London, and especially the Court, were at this period in frequent disorders, and great insolences were committed by the abused and too happy City: in particular, the Bishop of Canterbury's (66) Palace at Lambeth was assaulted by a rude rabble from Southwark, my Lord Chamberlain (55) imprisoned and many scandalous libels and invectives scattered about the streets, to the reproach of Government, and the fermentation of our since distractions: so that, upon the 25th of June, I was sent for to Wotton, and the 27th after, my father's (53) indisposition augmenting, by advice of the physicians he repaired to the Bath.

In 1631 Daniel Mijtens Painter 1590-1648. Portrait of William Laud Archbishop of Canterbury 1573-1645. Around 1636 Anthony Van Dyck Painter 1599-1641. Portrait of William Laud Archbishop of Canterbury 1573-1645. Wearing a black Chimere over his white Rochet. Around 1615 William Larkin Painter 1582-1619. Portrait of Philip Herbert 4th Earl Pembroke 1st Earl Montgomery 1584-1650. In 1634 Daniel Mijtens Painter 1590-1648. Portrait of Philip Herbert 4th Earl Pembroke 1st Earl Montgomery 1584-1650 wearing his Leg Garter and Garter Collar. Around 1634 Anthony Van Dyck Painter 1599-1641. Portrait of Philip Herbert 4th Earl Pembroke 1st Earl Montgomery 1584-1650. Around 1615 Unknown Painter. Posthumous portrait of Philip Herbert 4th Earl Pembroke 1st Earl Montgomery 1584-1650 wearing his Garter Robes and Garter Collar.

On 17 Dec 1640 Francis Foljambe 1st Baronet Walton 1590-1640 (50) died at Bath.

John Evelyn's Diary 27 June 1654. 27 Jun 1654. We all went to see Bath, where I bathed in the cross bath. Among the rest of the idle diversions of the town, one musician was famous for acting a changeling, which indeed he personated strangely.

The facciáta of this cathedral is remarkable for its historical carving. the King's Bath is esteemed the fairest in Europe. The town is entirely built of stone, but the streets narrow, uneven and unpleasant. Here, we trifled and bathed, and intervisited with the company who frequent the place for health, till the 30th, and then went to Bristol, a city emulating London, not for its large extent, but manner of building, shops, bridge, traffic, exchange, market-place, etc. The Governor of showed us the castle, of no great concernment. The city wholly mercantile, as standing near the famous Severn, commodiously for Ireland, and the Western world. Here I first saw the manner of refining sugar and casting it into loaves, where we had a collection of eggs fried in the sugar furnace, together with excellent Spanish wine. But, what appeared most stupendous to me, was the rock of St. Vincent, a little distance from the town, the precipice whereof is equal to anything of that nature I have seen in the most confragose cataracts of the Alps, the river gliding between them at an extraordinary depth. Here, we went searching for diamonds, and to the Hot Wells, at its foot. There is also on the side of this horrid Alp a very romantic seat: and so we returned to Bath in the evening, and July 1st to Cadenham.

Cavalier Parliament

On 08 May 1661 King Charles II of England Scotland and Ireland 1630-1685 (30) summoned his second Parliament.

John Bennet 1st Baron Ossulston 1616-1695 (44) was elected MP Wallingford.

James Thynne 1605-1670 (56) was elected MP Wiltshire.

Adam Browne 2nd Baronet Browne 1626-1690 (35) was elected MP Surrey.

Henry Cavendish 2nd Duke Newcastle upon Tyne 1630-1691 (30) was elected MP Northumberland.

William Compton Master of the Ordnance 1625-1663 (36) was elected MP Cambridge.

Thomas Coventry 1st Earl Coventry 1629-1699 (32) was elected MP Camelford.

Charles Berkeley 2nd Viscount Fitzhardinge 1599-1668 (61) was elected MP Bath and Heytesbury.

Edward Hungerford 1632-1711 (28) was elected MP Chippenham.

Robert Pierrepoint 1636-1681 (24) was elected MP Nottingham.

John Melbury Sampford Strangeways 1585-1666 (75) was elected MP Weymouth.

Giles Strangeways 1615-1675 (45) was elected MP Dorset.

John Strangeways 1636-1676 (24) was elected MP Bridport.

William Wyndham 1st Baronet Wyndham 1632-1683 (29) was elected MP Taunton.

James Herbert 1623-1667 (38) was elected MP Queenborough.

William Alington 3rd Baron Alington 1640-1685 (21) was elected MP Cambridge.

William Bowes 1657-1707 (4) was elected MP Durham.

Robert Brooke 1637-1669 (24) was elected MP Aldeburgh.

Josiah Child Merchant 1631-1699 (30) was elected MP Dartmouth.

Gervase Clifton 1st Baronet Clifton 1587-1666 (73) was elected MP Nottinghamshire.

Thomas Crew 2nd Baron Crew 1624-1697 (37) was elected MP Brackley.

Richard Jennings 1619-1668 (42) was elected MP St Albans.

Robert Kemp 2nd Baronet Kemp 1628-1710 (33) was elected MP Norfolk.

Edward Phelips 1613-1680 (48) was elected MP Somerset.

Robert Robartes 1634-1682 (27) was elected MP Bossiney.

Hender Robartes 1635-1688 (25) was elected MP Bodmin.

Clement Fisher 2nd Baronet 1613-1683 (48) was elected MP Coventry.

William Portman 6th Baronet 1643-1690 (17) was elected MP Taunton.

John Robinson Lord Mayor of London 1st Baronet 1615-1680 (46) was elected MP Rye.

Around 1642. William Dobson Painter 1611-1646. Portrait of the future King Charles II of England Scotland and Ireland 1630-1685. Before 1691. John Riley Painter 1646-1691. Portrait of King Charles II of England Scotland and Ireland 1630-1685. Around 1665 John Greenhill Painter 1644-1676. Portrait of King Charles II of England Scotland and Ireland 1630-1685 in his Garter Robes. Around 1661 John Michael Wright 1617-1694. Portrait of King Charles II of England Scotland and Ireland 1630-1685 in his coronation robes. Before 11 Jul 1671 Adriaen Hanneman Painter 1603-1671. Portrait of King Charles II of England Scotland and Ireland 1630-1685. 1675. Hendrick Danckerts Painter 1625-1680. Portrait of Royal Gardener John Rose presenting a pineappel to King Charles II In 1676 Mary Beale aka Cradock Painter 1633-1699 (attributed). Portrait of Henry Cavendish 2nd Duke Newcastle upon Tyne 1630-1691 wearing the his Garter Collar. Around 1675 Mary Beale aka Cradock Painter 1633-1699. Portrait of Thomas Coventry 1st Earl Coventry 1629-1699. Before 1691. John Riley Painter 1646-1691. Portrait of Josiah Child Merchant 1631-1699. Around 1707. Charles D'Agar Painter 1669-1723. Portrait of Thomas Crew 2nd Baron Crew 1624-1697. Before 06 Aug 1658 Jacob Huysmans Painter 1633-1696. Portrait of Edward Phelips 1613-1680. Around 1662 John Michael Wright 1617-1694. Portrait of John Robinson Lord Mayor of London 1st Baronet 1615-1680.

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Diary of Samuel Pepys 11 August 1663. 11 Aug 1663. Up and to my office, whither, by and by, my brother Tom (29) came, and I did soundly rattle him for his neglecting to see and please the Joyces as he has of late done. I confess I do fear that he do not understand his business, nor will do any good in his trade, though he tells me that he do please every body and that he gets money, but I shall not believe it till I see a state of his accounts, which I have ordered him to bring me before he sees me any more. We met and sat at the office all the morning, and at noon I to the 'Change, where I met James Pearce Surgeon, who tells me that the King (33) comes to towne this day, from Tunbridge, to stay a day or two, and then fetch the Queen (24) from thence, who he says is grown a very debonnaire lady, and now hugs him, and meets him gallopping upon the road, and all the actions of a fond and pleasant lady that can be, that he believes has a chat now and then of Mrs. Stewart (16), but that there is no great danger of her, she being only an innocent, young, raw girl; but my Baroness Castlemaine's (22), who rules the King (33) in matters of state, and do what she list with him, he believes is now falling quite out of favour.

After the Queen (24) is come back she goes to the Bath; and so to Oxford, where great entertainments are making for her.

This day I am told that my Lord Bristoll (50) hath warrants issued out against him, to have carried him to the Tower; but he is fled away, or hid himself. So much the Chancellor (54) hath got the better of him.

Upon the 'Change my brother, and Will bring me word that Madam Turner (40) would come and dine with me to-day, so I hasted home and found her and Mrs. Morrice there (The. Joyce being gone into the country), which is the reason of the mother rambling. I got a dinner for them, and after dinner my uncle Thomas (68) and aunt Bell came and saw me, and I made them almost foxed with wine till they were very kind (but I did not carry them up to my ladies).

So they went away, and so my two ladies and I in Mrs. Turner's (40) coach to Mr. Povy's (49), who being not within, we went in and there shewed Mrs. Turner (40) his perspective and volary1, and the fine things that he is building of now, which is a most neat thing.

Thence to the Temple and by water to Westminster; and there Morrice and I went to Sir R. Long's (63) to have fetched a niece of his, but she was not within, and so we went to boat again and then down to the bridge, and there tried to find a sister of Mrs. Morrice's, but she was not within neither, and so we went through bridge, and I carried them on board the King's pleasure-boat, all the way reading in a book of Receipts of making fine meats and sweetmeats, among others to make my own sweet water, which made us good sport.

So I landed them at Greenwich, and there to a garden, and gave them fruit and wine, and so to boat again, and finally, in the cool of the evening, to Lyon Kee2, the tide against us, and so landed and walked to the Bridge, and there took a coach by chance passing by, and so I saw them home, and there eat some cold venison with them, and drunk and bade them good night, having been mighty merry with them, and I think it is not amiss to preserve, though it cost me a little, such a friend as Mrs. Turner (40).

So home and to bed, my head running upon what to do to-morrow to fit things against my wife's coming, as to buy a bedstead, because my brother John (22) is here, and I have now no more beds than are used.

1. A large birdcage, in which the birds can fly about; French 'voliere'. Ben Jonson uses the word volary.

2. Lion Key, Lower Thames Street, where the famous Duchess of Suffolk in the time of Bishop Gardiner's persecution took boat for the continent. James, Duke of York (29), also left the country from this same place on the night of April 20th, 1648, when he escaped from St. James's Palace.

Before 1687 Pieter Borsseler Painter 1634-1687. Portrait of Catherine of Braganza Queen Consort England 1638-1705. Around 1663 Peter Lely Painter 1618-1680. Portrait of Eleanor Needham Baroness Byron 1627-1664 depicted as Saint Catherine of Alexandria in a guise probably intended to flatter Charles II's Queen, Catherine of Braganza. Accordingly she carries the martyr's palm branch and leans upon a wheel. The sitter looks to two putti in the upper left, one of whom holds a wreath of bay leaves above her head. She is wearing a copper-red dress with a richly decorated blue mantle about her arms. Around 1665 Peter Lely Painter 1618-1680. Portrait of Catherine of Braganza Queen Consort England 1638-1705. Around 1670 Jacob Huysmans Painter 1633-1696. Portrait of Catherine of Braganza Queen Consort England 1638-1705. Before 1696 Jacob Huysmans Painter 1633-1696. Portrait of Catherine of Braganza Queen Consort England 1638-1705. Before 1696 Jacob Huysmans Painter 1633-1696. Portrait of Catherine of Braganza Queen Consort England 1638-1705. Around 1662 Peter Lely Painter 1618-1680. Portrait of Frances Teresa Stewart Duchess Lennox and Richmond 1647-1702. One of the Windsor Beauties. Before 07 Nov 1666. William Faithorne Before 1694 John Michael Wright 1617-1694. Portrait of Barbara Villiers 1st Duchess of Cleveland 1640-1709. Around 1664 Peter Lely Painter 1618-1680. Portrait of Barbara Villiers 1st Duchess of Cleveland 1640-1709 and her son Charles Fitzroy 1st Duke Southampton as Madonna and Child. Around 1666 Peter Lely Painter 1618-1680. Portrait of Barbara Villiers 1st Duchess of Cleveland 1640-1709. One of the Windsor Beauties. Before 07 Dec 1680 Peter Lely Painter 1618-1680. Portrait of Barbara Villiers 1st Duchess of Cleveland 1640-1709. Before 07 Dec 1680 Peter Lely Painter 1618-1680. Portrait of Barbara Villiers 1st Duchess of Cleveland 1640-1709. Around 1690 Jacob Huysmans Painter 1633-1696. Portrait of Barbara Villiers 1st Duchess of Cleveland 1640-1709. Before 01 Jan 1701 Henri Gascar Painter 1635-1701. Portrait of Barbara Villiers 1st Duchess of Cleveland 1640-1709. Around 1637 Anthony Van Dyck Painter 1599-1641. Portrait of George Digby 2nd Earl Bristol 1612-1677 and William Russell 1st Duke Bedford 1616-1700. Around 1638 Anthony Van Dyck Painter 1599-1641. Portrait of George Digby 2nd Earl Bristol 1612-1677. Around 1643. William Dobson Painter 1611-1646. Portrait of Edward Hyde 1st Earl Clarendon 1609-1674. Before 04 Jan 1674 Peter Lely Painter 1618-1680. Portrait of Edward Hyde 1st Earl Clarendon 1609-1674. Around 1657 John Michael Wright 1617-1694. Portrait of Thomas Povey Master of Requests 1614-1705. Before 13 Jul 1673 Jacob Huysmans Painter 1633-1696. Portrait of Robert Long 1st Baronet Long 1600-1673. Around 1535 Hans Holbein The Younger Painter 1497-1543. Drawing of Catherine Willoughby Duchess Suffolk 1519-1580. Before 1694 John Michael Wright 1617-1694. Portrait of King James II when Duke of York. Around 1666 Peter Lely Painter 1618-1680. Portrait of King James II and Anne Hyde Queen Consort England 1637-1671. See Diary of Samuel Pepys 24 March 1666. Before 04 Jan 1674 Peter Lely Painter 1618-1680. Portrait of King James II wearing his Garter Robes. Around 1672 Henri Gascar Painter 1635-1701. Portrait of King James II.

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Diary of Samuel Pepys 25 August 1663. 25 Aug 1663. Up very early and removed the things out of my chamber into the dining room, it being to be new floored this day. So the workmen being come and falling to work there, I to the office, and thence down to Lymehouse to Phin. Pett's about masts, and so back to the office, where we sat; and being rose, and Mr. Coventry (35) being gone, taking his leave, for that he is to go to the Bath with the Duke (29) to-morrow, I to the 'Change and there spoke with several persons, and lastly with Sir W. Warren, and with him to a Coffee House, and there sat two hours talking of office business and Mr. Wood's knavery, which I verily believe, and lastly he tells me that he hears that Captain Cocke (46) is like to become a principal officer, either a Controller or a Surveyor, at which I am not sorry so either of the other may be gone, and I think it probable enough that it may be so.

So home at 2 o'clock, and there I found Ashwell gone, and her wages come to 50s., and my wife, by a mistake from me, did give her 20s. more; but I am glad that she is gone and the charge saved.

After dinner among my joyners, and with them till dark night, and this night they made an end of all; and so having paid them 40s. for their six days' work, I am glad they have ended and are gone, for I am weary and my wife too of this dirt. My wife growing peevish at night, being weary, and I a little vexed to see that she do not retain things in her memory that belong to the house as she ought and I myself do, I went out in a little seeming discontent to the office, and after being there a while, home to supper and to bed.

To-morrow they say the King (33) and the Duke (29) set out for the Bath.

This noon going to the Exchange, I met a fine fellow with trumpets before him in Leadenhall-street, and upon enquiry I find that he is the clerk of the City Market; and three or four men carried each of them an arrow of a pound weight in their hands. It seems this Lord Mayor begins again an old custome, that upon the three first days of Bartholomew Fayre, the first, there is a match of wrestling, which was done, and the Lord Mayor (48) there and Aldermen in Moorefields yesterday: to-day, shooting: and to-morrow, hunting. And this officer of course is to perform this ceremony of riding through the city, I think to proclaim or challenge any to shoot. It seems that the people of the fayre cry out upon it as a great hindrance to them.

Before 23 Jun 1686 Mary Beale aka Cradock Painter 1633-1699. Portrait of William Coventry 1628-1686.

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Diary of Samuel Pepys 26 August 1663. 26 Aug 1663. Up, and after doing something in order to the putting of my house in order now the joynery is done, I went by water to White Hall, where the Court full of waggons and horses, the King (33) and Court going this day out towards the Bath, and I to St. James's, where I spent an hour or more talking of many things to my great content with Mr. Coventry (35) in his chamber, he being ready to set forth too with the Duke (29) to-day, and so left him, and I meeting Mr. Gauden, with him to our offices and in Sir W. Pen's (42) chamber did discourse by a meeting on purpose with Mr. Waith about the victualling business and came to some issue in it.

So home to dinner, and Mr. Moore came and dined with me, and after dinner I paid him some money which evened all reckonings between him and me to this day, and for my Lord also I paid him some money, so that now my Lord owes me, for which I have his bond, just £700. After long discourse with him of the fitness of his giving me a receipt for this money, which I for my security think necessary and he otherwise do not think so, at last, after being a little angry, and I resolving not to let go my money without it, he did give me one.

Thence I took him, and he and I took a pleasant walk to Deptford and back again, I doing much business there. He went home and I home also, indoors to supper, being very glad to see my house begin to look like itself again, hoping after this is over not to be in any dirt a great while again, but it is very handsome, and will be more when the floors come to be of one colour. So weary to bed. !Pleased this day to see Captain Hickes come to me with a list of all the officers of Deptford Yard, wherein he, being a high old Cavalier, do give me an account of every one of them to their reproach in all respects, and discovers many of their knaverys; and tells me, and so I thank God I hear every where, that my name is up for a good husband for the King (33), and a good man, for which I bless God; and that he did this by particular direction of Mr. Coventry (35).

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Diary of Samuel Pepys 31 August 1663. 31 Aug 1663. Up and to my office all the morning, where Sir W. Batten (62) and Sir J. Minnes (64) did pay the short allowance money to the East India companies, and by the assistance of the City Marshall and his men, did lay hold of two or three of the chief of the companies that were in the mutiny the other day, and sent them to prison.

This noon came Jane Gentleman to serve my wife as her chamber mayde. I wish she may prove well. So ends this month, with my mind pretty well in quiett, and in good disposition of health since my drinking at home of a little wine with my beer; but no where else do I drink any wine at all. The King (33) and Queen (24) and the Court at the Bath, my Lord Sandwich (38) in the country newly gone.

Before 09 Dec 1641 Anthony Van Dyck Painter 1599-1641. Portrait of John Mennes Comptroller 1599-1671. Around 1650 Peter Lely Painter 1618-1680. Portrait of Edward Montagu 1st Earl Sandwich 1625-1672.

Diary of Samuel Pepys 13 June 1668. 13 Jun 1668. Saturday. Up at four o'clock, being by appointment called up to the Cross Bath, where we were carried one after one another, myself, and wife, and Betty Turner (15), Willet, and W. Hewer (26). And by and by, though we designed to have done before company come, much company come; very fine ladies; and the manner pretty enough, only methinks it cannot be clean to go so many bodies together in the same water. Good conversation among them that are acquainted here, and stay together. Strange to see how hot the water is; and in some places, though this is the most temperate bath, the springs so hot as the feet not able to endure. But strange to see, when women and men herein, that live all the season in these waters, that cannot but be parboiled, and look like the creatures of the bath! Carried away, wrapped in a sheet, and in a chair, home; and there one after another thus carried, I staying above two hours in the water, home to bed, sweating for an hour; and by and by, comes musick to play to me, extraordinary good as ever I heard at London almost, or anywhere: 5s. Up, to go to Bristol, about eleven o'clock, and paying my landlord that was our guide from Chiltern, 10s., and the serjeant of the bath, 10s., and the man that carried us in chairs, 3s. 6d. Set out towards Bristoll, and come thither (in a coach hired to spare our own horses); the way bad, but country good, about two o'clock, where set down at the Horse'shoe, and there, being trimmed by a very handsome fellow, 2s., walked with my wife and people through the city, which is in every respect another London, that one can hardly know it, to stand in the country, no more than that. No carts, it standing generally on vaults, only dog-carts1.

So to the Three Crowns Tavern I was directed; but, when I come in, the master told me that he had newly given over the selling of wine; it seems, grown rich; and so went to the Sun; and there Deb. going with W. Hewer (26) and Betty Turner (15) to see her uncle [Butts], and leaving my wife with the mistress of the house, I to see the quay, which is a most large and noble place; and to see the new ship building by Bally, neither he nor Furzer being in town. It will be a fine ship. Spoke with the foreman, and did give the boys that kept the cabin 2s. Walked back to the Sun, where I find Deb. come back, and with her, her uncle, a sober merchant, very good company, and so like one of our sober, wealthy, London merchants, as pleased me mightily. Here we dined, and much good talk with him, 7s. 6d.: a messenger to Sir John Knight, who was not at home, 6d. Then walked with him [Butts] and my wife and company round the quay, and to the ship; and he shewed me the Custom-house, and made me understand many things of the place, and led us through Marsh Street, where our girl was born. But, Lord! the joy that was among the old poor people of the place, to see Mrs. Willet's daughter, it seems her mother being a brave woman and mightily beloved! And so brought us a back way by surprize to his house, where a substantial good house, and well furnished; and did give us good entertainment of strawberries, a whole venison-pasty, cold, and plenty of brave wine, and above all Bristoll milk2, where comes in another poor woman, who, hearing that Deb. was here, did come running hither, and with her eyes so lull of tears, and heart so full of joy, that she could not speak when she come in, that it made me weep too: I protest that I was not able to speak to her, which I would have done, to have diverted her tears. His wife a good woman, and so sober and substantiall as I was never more pleased anywhere. Servant-maid, 2s. So thence took leave, and he with us through the city, where in walking I find the city pay him great respect, and he the like to the meanest, which pleased me mightily. He shewed us the place where the merchants meet here, and a fine Cross yet standing, like Cheapside. And so to the Horseshoe, where paid the reckoning, 2s. 6d. We back, and by moonshine to the Bath again, about ten-o'clock: bad way; and giving the coachman 1s., went all of us to bed.

1. "They draw all their heavy goods here on sleds, or sledges, which they call 'gee hoes,' without wheels, which kills a multitude of horses". Another writer says, "They suffer no carts to be used in the city, lest, as some say, the shake occasioned by them on the pavement should affect the Bristol milk (the sherry) in the vaults, which is certainly had here in the greatest perfection". An order of Common Council occurs in 1651 to prohibit the use of carts and waggons-only suffering drays. "Camden in giving our city credit for its cleanliness in forming 'goutes,' says they use sledges here instead of carts, lest they destroy the arches beneath which are the goutes".-Chilcott's New Guide to Bristol, &c.,.

2. A sort of rum punch (milk punch), which, and turtle, were products of the trade of Bristol with the West Indies. So Byron says in the first edition of his "English Bards and Scotch Reviewers" "Too much in turtle Bristol's sons delight, Too much oer bowls of rack prolong the night". These lines will not be found in the modern editions; but the following are substituted: "Four turtle feeder's verse must needs he flat, Though Bristol bloat him with the verdant fat". Lord Macaulay says of the collations with which the sugar-refiners of Bristol regaled their visitors: "The repast was dressed in the furnace, And was accompanied by a rich brewage made of the best Spanish wine, and celebrated over the whole kingdom as Bristol milk" ("Hist. of England", vol. i., p. 335) B.

In 1689 Godfrey Kneller 1646-1723. Portrait of William Hewer 1642-1715.

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Diary of Samuel Pepys 14 June 1668. 14 Jun 1668. Sunday. Up, and walked up and down the town, and saw a pretty good market-place, and many good streets, and very fair stone-houses. And so to the great Church, and there saw Bishop Montagu's tomb1 and, when placed, did there see many brave people come, and, among others, two men brought in, in litters, and set down in the chancel to hear: but I did not know one face. Here a good organ; but a vain, pragmatical fellow preached a ridiculous, affected sermon, that made me angry, and some gentlemen that sat next me, and sang well.

So home, walking round the walls of the City, which are good, and the battlements all whole. The sexton of the church is.

So home to dinner, and after dinner comes Mr. Butts again to see me, and he and I to church, where the same idle fellow preached; and I slept most of the sermon.

Thence home, and took my wife out and the girls, and come to this church again, to see it, and look over the monuments, where, among others, Dr. Venner and Pelting, and a lady of Sir W. Waller's (71); he lying with his face broken.

So to the fields a little and walked, and then home and had my head looked [at], and so to supper, and then comes my landlord to me, a sober understanding man, and did give me a good account of the antiquity of this town and Wells; and of two Heads, on two pillars, in Wells church. But he a Catholick. So he gone, I to bed.

1. James Montagu, Bishop of Bath and Wells in 1608, and of Winchester in 1616-died 1618. He was uncle to the Earl of Sandwich, whose mother was Pepys's aunt. Hence Pepys's curiosity respecting the tomb. B.

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In 1669 Francis Popham 1646-1674 (23) was elected MP Bath.

John Evelyn's Diary 21 September 1674. 21 Sep 1674. I went to see the great loss that Lord Arlington (56) had sustained by fire at Goring House, this night consumed to the ground, with exceeding loss of hangings, plate, rare pictures, and cabinets; hardly anything was saved of the best and most princely furniture that any subject had in England. My lord (56) and lady (40) were both absent at the Bath.

Around 1676 Peter Lely Painter 1618-1680. Portrait of Henry Bennet 1st Earl Arlington 1618-1685 wearing his Garter Robes. Before 07 Dec 1680 Peter Lely Painter 1618-1680. Portrait of Henry Bennet 1st Earl Arlington 1618-1685. In 1651 Gerrit van Honthorst Painter 1592-1656. Portrait of Elisabeth Nassau Beverweert Countess Arlington 1633-1718.

On 17 Feb 1677 Robert Greville 4th Baron Brooke 1639-1677 (38) died at Bath. His brother Fulke Greville 5th Baron Brooke 1643-1710 (33) succeeded 5th Baron Brooke of Beauchamps Court. Sarah Dashwood Baroness Brooke 1646-1705 (31) by marriage Baroness Brooke of Beauchamps Court.

Habeas Corpus Parliament 3C2

In 1679 Walter Long 2nd Baronet Long 1627-1710 (52) was elected MP Bath during the Habeas Corpus Parliament 3C2.

In 1681 Maurice Berkeley 3rd Viscount Fitzhardinge 1628-1690 (52) was elected MP Bath.

Glorious Revolution

John Evelyn's Diary 02 December 1688. 02 Dec 1688. Dr. Tenison (52) preached at St. Martin's on Psalm xxxvi. 5, 6, 7, concerning Providence. I received the blessed Sacrament. Afterward, visited my Lord Godolphin (43), then going with the Marquis of Halifax (55) and Earl of Nottingham (41) as Commissioners to the Prince of Orange (38); he told me they had little power. Plymouth declared for the Prince (38). Bath, York, Hull, Bristol, and all the eminent nobility and persons of quality through England, declare for the Protestant religion and laws, and go to meet the Prince (38), who every day sets forth new Declarations against the Papists. The great favorites at Court, Priests and Jesuits, fly or abscond. Everything, till now concealed, flies abroad in public print, and is cried about the streets. Expectation of the Prince (38) coming to Oxford. The Prince of Wales and great treasure sent privily to Portsmouth, the Earl of Dover (52) being Governor. Address from the Fleet not grateful to his Majesty (55). The Papists in offices lay down their commissions, and fly. Universal consternation among them; it looks like a revolution.

Around 1678 Mary Beale aka Cradock Painter 1633-1699. Portrait of George Savile 1st Marquess Halifax 1633-1695. Around 1680 Willem Wissing Painter 1656-1687. Portrait of King William III of England, Scotland and Ireland 1650-1702 wearing his Garter Collar. Around 1698. Francois de Troy Painter 1645-1730. Portrait of James

Around 1699 Edward Harley 3rd Earl Oxford and Earl Mortimer 1699-1755 was born to Edward Harley 1664-1735 (34) and Sarah Foley in Bath.

John Evelyn's Diary 27 June 1702. 27 Jun 1702. I went to Wotton with my family for the rest of the summer, and my son-in-law, Draper, with his family, came to stay with us, his house at Addiscombe being new-building, so that my family was above thirty. Most of the new Parliament were chosen of Church of England principles, against the peevish party. The Queen (37) was magnificently entertained at Oxford and all the towns she passed through on her way to Bath.

In 1703 John Closterman Painter 1660-1711. Portrait of Queen Anne of England Scotland and Ireland 1665-1714. Before 24 May 1711 John Closterman Painter 1660-1711. Possibly school of. Portrait of Queen Anne of England Scotland and Ireland 1665-1714. In 1686 Willem Wissing Painter 1656-1687. Portrait of Queen Anne of England Scotland and Ireland 1665-1714. Around 1705. Michael Dahl Painter 1659-1743. Portrait of Queen Anne of England Scotland and Ireland 1665-1714.

On 29 Jan 1706 Charles Sackville 6th Earl Dorset 1643-1706 (63) died at Bath. His son Lionel Cranfield Sackville 1st Duke Dorset 1688-1765 (18) succeeded 7th Earl Dorset 4C 1604.

In 1715 Godfrey Kneller 1646-1723. Portrait of Lionel Cranfield Sackville 1st Duke Dorset 1688-1765.

On 02 Feb 1714 John Sharp Archbishop York 1645-1714 (68) died in Bath.

On 23 Feb 1714 Charles Godfrey 1646-1714 (68) died in Bath. He was buried in Bath Abbey.

On 26 Oct 1717 Catherine Sedley Countess Dorchester and Portmore 1657-1717 (59) died in Bath.

In 1684 Godfrey Kneller 1646-1723. Portrait of Catherine Sedley Countess Dorchester and Portmore 1657-1717.

On 29 Sep 1719 Henry Johnson Baron Wentworth 1661-1719 (58) died of gout at Bath.

On 10 May 1726 Charles Beauclerk 1st Duke St Albans 1670-1726 (56) died at Bath. He was buried at Westminster Abbey. His son Charles Beauclerk 2nd Duke St Albans 1696-1751 (30) succeeded 2nd Duke St Albans 1C 1684, 2nd Earl Burford, 2nd Baron Heddington. Lucy Werden Duchess St Albans 1699-1752 (27) by marriage Duchess St Albans.

Around 1690 Godfrey Kneller 1646-1723. Portrait of Charles Beauclerk 1st Duke St Albans 1670-1726.

On 02 May 1728 John Eden 2nd Baronet 1677-1728 (50) died at Bath. His son Robert Eden 3rd Baronet West Auckland 1717-1755 (10) succeeded 3rd Baronet Eden of West Auckland.

In 1730 John Alleyne 1695-1730 (34) died in Bath.

On 27 Mar 1736 Anne Vane -1736 died at Bath.

On 01 May 1738 Charles Howard 3rd Earl Carlisle 1669-1738 (69) died at Bath. He was buried at Castle Howard Mausoleum Castle Howard North Yorkshire. His son Henry Howard 4th Earl Carlisle 1694-1758 (43) succeeded 4th Earl Carlisle 3C 1661. Frances Spencer Countess Carlisle 1696-1742 (42) by marriage Countess Carlisle.

On 04 Oct 1738 Edmund Bacon 5th Baronet Bacon 1693-1738 (45) died in Bath. His son Edmund Bacon 6th Baronet Bacon 1711-1755 (27) succeeded 6th Baronet Bacon of Mildenhall. Mary Kemp Lady Bacon by marriage Lady Bacon of Mildenhall.

On 21 Sep 1744 William Neville 18th Baron Bergavenny 1695-1744 (49) died at Bath. On 30 Sep 1744 William Neville 18th Baron Bergavenny 1695-1744 (49) was buried at East Grinstead. His son George Neville 1st Earl Abergavenny 1727-1785 (17) succeeded 19th Baron Bergavenny 1C 1392, 17th Baron Bergavenny 2C 1450.

In 1755 Prince Hoare 1755-1834 was born to William Hoare 1707-1792 (48) at Bath.

Before 27 Feb 1755 Mary Jenkinson Lady Cope 1690-1755 died at Bath. On 27 Feb 1755 she was buried at Hanwell.

On 06 Jan 1756 John Mytton 1690-1756 (65) died in Bath.

Around 1738 Enoch

On 12 Feb 1761 Richard "Beau King of Bath" Nash 1674-1761 (86) died in Bath. He was buried in Bath Abbey.

In 1745 Adrien Carpentiers Painter 1713-1778. Portrait of Richard

Before 1762 Charles Bingham 1st Earl Lucan 1735-1799 and Margaret Smith Countess Lucan 1740-1814 were married at Bath. She by marriage Lady Bingham of Castlebar in County Mayo.

On 27 Jan 1765 Edward Townshend Dean of Norwich 1719-1765 (45) died in Bath.

On 23 Aug 1767 Richard Bedingfeld 5th Baronet 1767-1829 was born to Richard Henry Bedingfield 4th Baronet 1720-1795 (46) and Mary Browne 1722-1767 (45) at Bath.

On 10 Sep 1772 Henry Herbert 1st Earl Powis 1703-1772 (69) died at Bath. He was buried at St Mary's Church Welshpool. His son George Edward Henry Arthur Herbert 2nd Earl Powis 1755-1801 (17) succeeded 2nd Earl Powis 2C 1748.

Around 1740 Thomas Hudson Painter 1701-1779. Portrait of Henry Herbert 1st Earl Powis 1703-1772. In 1776 Pompeo Batoni Painter 1708-1787. Portrait of George Edward Henry Arthur Herbert 2nd Earl Powis 1755-1801.

On 14 Jan 1773 William Pitt Amherst 1st Earl Amherst 1773-1857 was born to William Amherst 1732-1781 (40) and Elizabeth Patterson at Bath.

In 1803 Arthur William Devis Painter 1762-1822. Portrait of William Pitt Amherst 1st Earl Amherst 1773-1857.

In 1774 Elizabeth Amherst 1774-1826 was born to William Amherst 1732-1781 (41) and Elizabeth Patterson at Bath.

On 12 Apr 1775 William Henry Kerr 4th Marquess Lothian 1710-1775 (65) died at Bath. His son William John Kerr 5th Marquess Lothian 1737-1815 (38) succeeded 5th Marquess Lothian. Elizabeth Fortescue 5th Marchioness Lothian 1745-1780 (30) by marriage Marchioness Lothian.

Before 02 Aug 1788 Joshua Reynolds 1723-1788. Portrait of Elizabeth Fortescue 5th Marchioness Lothian 1745-1780.

On 07 Mar 1779 Henry Howard 12th Earl Suffolk 5th Earl Berkshire 1739-1779 (39) died at Bath. He was buried at Charlton. On 08 Aug 1779 his postumous son His son Henry Howard 13th Earl Suffolk 6th Earl Berkshire 1779-1779 succeeded 13th Earl Suffolk 4C 1603, 6th Earl Berkshire 2C 1626 although he died two days later.

On 31 Oct 1783 John Spencer 1st Earl Spencer 1734-1783 (48) died at Bath. He was buried at St Mary the Virgin Church Great Brington. His son George John Spencer 2nd Earl Spencer 1758-1834 (25) succeeded 2nd Earl Spencer, 2nd Viscount Althorp, 2nd Viscount Spencer, 2nd Baron Spencer Althorp. Lavinia Bingham Countess Spencer 1762-1831 (21) by marriage Countess Spencer.

Before 02 Aug 1788 Thomas Gainsborough 1727-1788. Portrait of John Spencer 1st Earl Spencer 1734-1783. In 1833 Henry William Pickersgill Painter 1782-1875. Portrait of George John Spencer 2nd Earl Spencer 1758-1834. Around 1800 John Singleton Copley 1738-1815. Portrait of George John Spencer 2nd Earl Spencer 1758-1834. In 1781 Joshua Reynolds 1723-1788. Portrait of Lavinia Bingham Countess Spencer 1762-1831.

On 27 Apr 1784 Heinrich Uhthoff 1728-1784 (55) died at Bath.

On 05 Apr 1785 Thomas Hay-Drummond 11th Earl Kinnoull 1785-1866 was born at Bath.

On 15 Mar 1786 Catherine Cochrane Countess Galloway 1709-1786 (77) died in Bath.

On 29 Aug 1789 Anna-Maria Banneck 1734-1789 (55) died at Bath.

1752. Arthur Devis 1712-1787. Portrait of Joshua Vanneck 1st Baronet 1701-1777 and Family. Sitters believed to be left to right: Joshua Vanneck 1st Baronet 1701-1777, Mrs. de la Mont (likely his sister), Henry Uthoff (Anna Maria's husband), Gerard (son), Gertrude (daughter, with telescope), Joshua (son, on ground), Margaret (youngest daughter, on ground), Anna Mara, Elizabeth (eldest daughter), and Thomas Walpole (Elizabeth's husband and cousin of Horace Walpole).

In 1790 Thomas Thynne 2nd Marquess Bath 1765-1837 (24) was elected MP Bath.

On 07 Nov 1790 John Thornton of Clapham 1720-1790 (70) died at Clapham or Bath.

On 03 Nov 1795 Bishop John Hotham 9th Baronet 1736-1795 (59) died at Bath. He was buried at St Mary's Church South Dalton. His son Charles Hotham 10th Baronet 1766-1811 (29) succeeded 10th Baronet Hotham of Scorborough in Yorkshire.

On 13 Jul 1797 Bacon Bedingfield 1746-1797 (51) died in Bath.

In 1800 Julia Colyear 1774-1800 (26) died in Bath.

In 1800 Mary Colyear 1773-1800 (27) died in Bath.

On 02 Jun 1800 Jane Dutton 1753-1800 (46) died at Bath. Monument in Church of St Mary the Virgin Tittleshall sculpted by Joseph Nollekens 1737-1823 (62). Flat obelisk background. Pedestal with inscription and supporting the carving which is centred around a broken column with standing figure of woman leaning on it in front of opened book. Angel on cloud above and putto below holding up a flaming heart.

On 02 Feb 1802 Armar Lowry-Corry 1st Earl Belmore 1740-1802 (61) died at Bath. His son Somerset Lowry-Corry 2nd Earl Belmore 1774-1841 (27) succeeded 2nd Earl Belmore in the County of Fermanagh, Viscount Belmore of Fermanagh and Baron Belmore of Castle Coole in the County of Fermanagh. Juliana Butler Countess Belmore 1783-1861 (18) by marriage Countess Belmore in the County of Fermanagh.

Around 1771. Robert Hunter Painter 1720-1780. Portrait of Armar Lowry-Corry 1st Earl Belmore 1740-1802. Around 1800. Hugh Douglas Hamilton 1740-1808. Portrait of Somerset Lowry-Corry 2nd Earl Belmore 1774-1841.

On 04 Apr 1808 Charlotte Murray 1754-1808 (53) died in Bath.

In May 1811 Elizabeth Hamilton Countess Aldborough 1757-1811 (54) died at Bath.

On 01 Jun 1821 John Campbell 1st Baron Cawdor 1753-1821 (68) died at Bath. He was buried at Bath Abbey. His son John Campbell 1st Earl Cawdor 1790-1860 (30) succeeded 2nd Baron Cawdor of Castlemartin in Pembrokeshire. Elizabeth Thynne Countess Cawdor 1795-1866 (26) by marriage Baroness Cawdor of Castlemartin in Pembrokeshire.

In 1837 Richard Wingfield 6th Viscount Powerscourt 3C 1744 1815-1844 (21) was elected MP Bath which seat he held until 1841.

On 07 Mar 1857 Major Sutherland George Gordon Orr 1816-1858 (41) and Alexandra Orr nee Leighton 1828-1903 (28) were married at Bath. He died fifteen months later.

1892. Frederick Leighton Painter 1830-1896. Portrait of Alexandra Orr nee Leighton 1828-1903, the artist's sister. 1853. Frederick Leighton Painter 1830-1896. Portrait of Alexandra Orr nee Leighton 1828-1903, the artist's sister. 1889. Frederick Leighton Painter 1830-1896. Portrait of Alexandra Orr nee Leighton 1828-1903, the artist's sister.

On 28 Feb 1858 Olivia Letitia Catherine Fitzgerald 1787-1858 (70) died at Bath.

On 14 Jul 1859 John Bacon The Younger 1777-1859 (82) died at Bath.

On 26 Jun 1860 Mary Florence Baring Marchioness Northampton 1860-1902 was born to Bingham-Baring 2nd Baron Ashburton 1799-1864 (61) and Louisa Caroline Stewart Baroness Ashburton 1827-1903 (33) in Bath. She was named after Florence Nightingale.

The Gloucester Gloucestershire River Avon rises near Acton Turville after which it flows past Luckington, Sherston, Easton Grey, Malmesbury, Great Somerford, Christian Malford, Chippenham, Melksham, Bradford on Avon, under the Dundas Aquaduct, through Bath, past Keynsham, through Bristol under the Clifton Suspension Bridge to Avonmouth where it joins the Severn Estuary.

Abbey House, Bath, Somerset

Bannerdown Road, Bath, Somerset

Fosse Way 5c Bath to Cirencester. After Batheaston the Fosse Way continues along Bannerdown Road where it curves around Solsbury Hill to reach the high ground where the road straightens out passing Three Shires Stone, Fosse Gate, crossing the Gloucestershire River Avon 1.2km south-west of Easton Grey before reaching the Cotswold Airport after which it travels to Corinium Dobunnorum aka Cirencester.

Bath Abbey

Bath Roman Bridge, Somerset

Fosse Way 5b Ilchester to Bath. From Lindinis aka Ilchester the Fosse Way crosses the River Yeo at Northover, then travels just west of the Podimore Roundabout, to Wraxall where there is a slight deviation to climb Wraxall Hill, and then descend Pye Hill. Then through Cannard's Grave to Beacon's Hill where the Fosse Way is crossed by the Sorviodunum aka Old Sarum to Charterhouse Roman Road. Then through Stratton-on-the-Fosse, Midsomer Norton, Clandown, Peasdown, Dunkerton Bottom, Wellsway, Holloway to the Roman Bridge over the Gloucestershire River Avon into Aquae Sulis aka Bath.

Batheaston, Somerset

Fosse Way Bath. In Aquae Sulis aka Bath the Fosse Way continues along Southgate Street, Stall Street past the Roman Baths. Here the Fosse Way had to turn right and combine with the London to Sea Mills Roman Road along Cheap Street before turning left into High Street then along either, or both, Walcot Street and/or Broad Street, both were Roman roads. Thereafter the Fosse Way passes through Batheaston along London Road.

Broad Street, Bath, Somerset

Fosse Way Bath. In Aquae Sulis aka Bath the Fosse Way continues along Southgate Street, Stall Street past the Roman Baths. Here the Fosse Way had to turn right and combine with the London to Sea Mills Roman Road along Cheap Street before turning left into High Street then along either, or both, Walcot Street and/or Broad Street, both were Roman roads. Thereafter the Fosse Way passes through Batheaston along London Road.

Cheap Street, Bath, Somerset

Fosse Way Bath. In Aquae Sulis aka Bath the Fosse Way continues along Southgate Street, Stall Street past the Roman Baths. Here the Fosse Way had to turn right and combine with the London to Sea Mills Roman Road along Cheap Street before turning left into High Street then along either, or both, Walcot Street and/or Broad Street, both were Roman roads. Thereafter the Fosse Way passes through Batheaston along London Road.

High Street, Bath, Somerset

Fosse Way Bath. In Aquae Sulis aka Bath the Fosse Way continues along Southgate Street, Stall Street past the Roman Baths. Here the Fosse Way had to turn right and combine with the London to Sea Mills Roman Road along Cheap Street before turning left into High Street then along either, or both, Walcot Street and/or Broad Street, both were Roman roads. Thereafter the Fosse Way passes through Batheaston along London Road.

Holloway, Bath, Somerset

Fosse Way 5b Ilchester to Bath. From Lindinis aka Ilchester the Fosse Way crosses the River Yeo at Northover, then travels just west of the Podimore Roundabout, to Wraxall where there is a slight deviation to climb Wraxall Hill, and then descend Pye Hill. Then through Cannard's Grave to Beacon's Hill where the Fosse Way is crossed by the Sorviodunum aka Old Sarum to Charterhouse Roman Road. Then through Stratton-on-the-Fosse, Midsomer Norton, Clandown, Peasdown, Dunkerton Bottom, Wellsway, Holloway to the Roman Bridge over the Gloucestershire River Avon into Aquae Sulis aka Bath.

Kingsmead Square Bath, Somerset

Rosemead House Kingsmead Square Bath, Somerset

On 16 Jun 1792 Joseph Butler Bishop 1692-1792 died unmarried at Rosemead House Kingsmead Square Bath.

Lansdown Crescent Bath, Somerset

On 02 May 1844 William Beckford 1760-1844 (83) died at Lansdown Crescent Bath.

Lansdown Hill Bath, Somerset

On 05 May 1643 Charles Leke -1643 was killed at Lansdown Hill Bath.

On 05 Jul 1643 the Battle of Lansdowne was an inconclusive battle between a Royalist army commanded by Ralph Hopton 1st Baron Hopton 1596-1652 (47) and a Parliamentary Army commanded by William Waller 1597-1668 (46) at Lansdown Hill Bath. The two commanders being old friends.

Edward Leke -1643 was killed.

Bevil Grenville 1595-1643 (48) was killed at the at the head of the Cornish infantry as it reached the top of Lansdown Hill. He received a blow to the head with a pole-axe and was taken to the rectory at nearby Cold Ashton where he died.

Lime Gardens Bath, Somerset

7 Lime Gardens Bath, Somerset

On 14 Aug 1960 Elizabeth Maude Guinness -1960 died at 7 Lime Gardens Bath.

1910. Philip de László Painter 1869-1937. Portrait of Elizabeth Maude Guinness -1960.

London Road, Bath, Somerset

Fosse Way Bath. In Aquae Sulis aka Bath the Fosse Way continues along Southgate Street, Stall Street past the Roman Baths. Here the Fosse Way had to turn right and combine with the London to Sea Mills Roman Road along Cheap Street before turning left into High Street then along either, or both, Walcot Street and/or Broad Street, both were Roman roads. Thereafter the Fosse Way passes through Batheaston along London Road.

Painswick Bath, Somerset

In 1600 William Prynne 1600-1669 was born in Painswick Bath.

Southgate Street, Bath, Somerset

Fosse Way Bath. In Aquae Sulis aka Bath the Fosse Way continues along Southgate Street, Stall Street past the Roman Baths. Here the Fosse Way had to turn right and combine with the London to Sea Mills Roman Road along Cheap Street before turning left into High Street then along either, or both, Walcot Street and/or Broad Street, both were Roman roads. Thereafter the Fosse Way passes through Batheaston along London Road.

Stall Street, Bath, Somerset

Fosse Way Bath. In Aquae Sulis aka Bath the Fosse Way continues along Southgate Street, Stall Street past the Roman Baths. Here the Fosse Way had to turn right and combine with the London to Sea Mills Roman Road along Cheap Street before turning left into High Street then along either, or both, Walcot Street and/or Broad Street, both were Roman roads. Thereafter the Fosse Way passes through Batheaston along London Road.

Walcot Street, Bath, Somerset

Fosse Way Bath. In Aquae Sulis aka Bath the Fosse Way continues along Southgate Street, Stall Street past the Roman Baths. Here the Fosse Way had to turn right and combine with the London to Sea Mills Roman Road along Cheap Street before turning left into High Street then along either, or both, Walcot Street and/or Broad Street, both were Roman roads. Thereafter the Fosse Way passes through Batheaston along London Road.

White Lion Inn, Bath, Somerset

Widcombe, Bath, Somerset

St Matthew's Church Widcombe, Bath, Somerset

Around 1755 Edward Astley 1755-1756 was born to Edward Astley 4th Baronet Astley 1729-1802 (25) and Rhoda Delaval 1725-1757 (29). She died before 12 May 1755 when she was buried at St Matthew's Church Widcombe. Given the close of the dates he may have been a twin. Before 1757 Edward Astley 1755-1756 (2) died.

1769. Francis Cotes 1726-1770. Portrait of Edward Astley 4th Baronet Astley 1729-1802. 1772. Benjamin West 1738-1820. Portrait of Edward Astley 4th Baronet Astley 1729-1802. In 1750. Arthur Pond Painter 1705-1758. Portrait of Rhoda Delaval 1725-1757. In 1751. Arthur Pond Painter 1705-1758. Portrait of Rhoda Delaval 1725-1757 and her siblings Francis Blake Delaval 1727-1771, Edward Hussey Delaval 1729-1814, John Delaval 1st Baron Delaval 1728-1808, Anne Hussey Delaval 1743- and Sarah Delaval Countess Mexborough 1742-1821. 1756. Francis Cotes 1726-1770. Portrait of Rhoda Delaval 1725-1757.

On 14 Apr 1755 Editha Rhoda Astley 1755-1755 was born to Edward Astley 4th Baronet Astley 1729-1802 (25) and Rhoda Delaval 1725-1757 (29). She died before 12 May 1755 when she was buried at St Matthew's Church Widcombe.