History of Bloomsbury

Bloomsbury is in Camden.

On 28 May 1745 Johnathan "The Elder" Richardson Painter 1667-1745 (78) died in Bloomsbury.

On 18 Jun 1828 Henry Hugh Sculptor 1828-1905 was born in Bloomsbury.

Bloomsbury Square Bloomsbury, Camden

On 08 Nov 1707 Samuel Barnardiston 1st Baronet Brightwell 1620-1707 (87) died at his house in Bloomsbury Square Bloomsbury. His nephew Samuel Barnardiston 2nd Baronet Brightwell 1659-1709 (48) succeeded 2nd Baronet Barnardiston of Brightwell.

In 1663 Jacob Huysmans Painter 1633-1696. Portrait of Samuel Barnardiston 1st Baronet Brightwell 1620-1707.Around 1670 Jacob Huysmans Painter 1633-1696. Portrait of Samuel Barnardiston 1st Baronet Brightwell 1620-1707.

On 29 Oct 1722 George Thorold 1st Baronet 1666–1722 (56) died without suriving issue at Bloomsbury Square Bloomsbury. His brother Samuel Thorold 2nd Baronet -1738 succeeded 2nd Baronet Thorold of Harmston.

Southampton House, Bloomsbury Square Bloomsbury, Camden

John Evelyn's Diary 21 July 1664. 21 Jul 1664. I dined with my Lord Treasurer (57) at Southampton House, where his Lordship used me with singular humanity. I went in the afternoon to Chelsea, to wait on the Duke of Ormond (53), and returned to London.

John Evelyn's Diary 29 June 1670. 29 Jun 1670. To London, in order to my niece's marriage, Mary, daughter to my late brother Richard (47), of Woodcot, with the eldest son of Mr. Attorney Montague, which was celebrated at Southampton-House chapel, after which a magnificent entertainment, feast, and dancing, dinner and supper, in the great room there; but the bride was bedded at my sister's lodging, in Drury-Lane.

On 27 Sep 1735 Diana Spencer Duchess Bedford 1710-1735 (25) died at Southampton House.

Southampton Street, Bloomsbury Square Bloomsbury, Camden

In 1668 John Hayls Painter 1600-1679 (68) moved from Southampton Street to Long Acre.

On 21 Jan 1710 John Ashburnham 1st Baron Ashburnham 1656-1710 (54) died at Southampton Street. His son William Ashburnham 2nd Baron Ashburnham 1679-1710 (30) succeeded 2nd Baron Ashburnham of Ashburnham in Sussex. Catherine Taylor -1710 by marriage Baroness Ashburnham of Ashburnham in Sussex.

Southampton Market, Southampton Street, Bloomsbury Square Bloomsbury, Camden

Cake House, Southampton Market, Southampton Street, Bloomsbury Square Bloomsbury, Camden

Diary of Samuel Pepys 16 April 1667. 16 Apr 1667. Up, and to the office, where sat all the morning, at noon home to dinner, and thence in haste to carry my wife to see the new play I saw yesterday, she not knowing it. But there, contrary to expectation, find "The Silent Woman". However, in; and there Knipp come into the pit. I took her by me, and here we met with Mrs. Horsley, the pretty woman—an acquaintance of Mercer's, whose house is burnt. Knipp tells me the King (36) was so angry at the liberty taken by Lacy's (52), part to abuse him to his face, that he commanded they should act no more, till Moone went and got leave for them to act again, but not this play. The King (36) mighty angry; and it was bitter indeed, but very true and witty. I never was more taken with a play than I am with this "Silent Woman", as old as it is, and as often as I have seen it. There is more wit in it than goes to ten new plays.
Thence with my wife and Knipp to Mrs. Pierce's, and saw her closet again, and liked her picture.
Thence took them all to the Cake-house, in Southampton Market-place, where Pierce told us the story how, in good earnest, [the King (36)] is offended with the Duke of Richmond's (28) marrying, and Mrs. Stewart's (19) sending the King (36) his jewels again. As she tells it, it is the noblest romance and example of a brave lady that ever I read in my life. Pretty to hear them talk of yesterday's play, and I durst not own to my wife to have seen it.
Thence home and to Sir W. Batten's (66), where we have made a bargain for the ending of some of the trouble about some of our prizes for £1400.
So home to look on my new books that I have lately bought, and then to supper and to bed.

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Crowne Tavern, Bloomsbury, Camden

Diary of Samuel Pepys 26 April 1668. 26 Apr 1668. Lord's Day. Lay long, and then up and to Church, and so home, where there come and dined with me Harris (34), Rolt (39), and Bannister, and one Bland, that sings well also, and very merry at dinner, and, after dinner, to sing all the afternoon. But when all was done, I did begin to think that the pleasure of these people was not worth so often charge and cost to me, as it hath occasioned me. They being gone I and Balty (28) walked as far as Charing Cross, and there got a coach and to Hales's (68) the painter, thinking to have found Harris (34) sitting there for his picture, which is drawing for me. But he, and all this day's company, and Hales (68), were got to the Crown tavern, at next door, and thither I to them and stayed a minute, leaving Captain Grant (48) telling pretty stories of people that have killed themselves, or been accessory to it, in revenge to other people, and to mischief other people, and thence with Hales (68) to his house, and there did see his beginning of Harris's (34) picture, which I think will be pretty like, and he promises a very good picture.
Thence with Balty (28) away and got a coach and to Hide Park, and there up and down and did drink some milk at the Lodge, and so home and to bed.

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Queen Square, Bloomsbury, Camden

21 Queen Square, Bloomsbury, Camden

1871. The census records William Morris Author 1834-1896 (36), Jane Morris nee Burden Model 1839-1914 (31), Elizabeth Burden, sister-in-law, Jane Alicia Morris -1861 (10), Mary "May" Morris Model 1862-1938 (8) and three servants living at 21 Queen Square.

Around 25 Dec 1860. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882. Portrait of Mrs William Morris aka Jane Morris nee Burden Model 1839-1914. Signed top-left Upton (ie the Red House) Xmas 1860.

Slade School of Art, Bloomsbury, Camden

Before 1880 Maria Terpsithea Cassavetti Model 1843-1914 studied art at the Slade School of Art under Alphonse Legros Sculptor 1837-1911 and Auguste Rodin Sculptor 1840-1917.

1870. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882. Portrait of Maria Terpsithea Cassavetti Model 1843-1914.1870. Dante Gabriel Rossetti Painter 1828-1882. Portrait of Maria Terpsithea Cassavetti Model 1843-1914.1870. Edward Coley Burne-Jones Painter Baronet 1833-1898. Portrait of Maria Terpsithea Cassavetti Model 1843-1914.

Around 1902 Ambrose McEvoy Painter 1877-1927 (24) enrolled at the Slade School of Art.