History of Piccadilly

Piccadilly is in Westminster.

On 17 Dec 1846 Thomas Granville 1755-1846 (90) died at Piccadilly.

Arlington Place, Piccadilly, Westminster

On 12 Mar 1749 or 13 Mar 1749 William Robert Fitzgerald 2nd Duke Leinster 1749-1804 was born to James Fitzgerald 1st Duke Leinster 1722-1773 (27) and Emilia Mary Lennox Duchess Leinster 1731-1814 (17) at Arlington Place. He a great x 2 grandson of Charles II King England Scotland and Ireland 1630-1685.

Around 1762. Allan Ramsay Painter 1713-1784. Portrait of Emilia Mary Lennox Duchess Leinster 1731-1814.

Bath House, Piccadilly, Westminster

On 30 May 1805 William Pulteney 1729-1805 (75) died intestate in Bath House.

On 18 Jul 1889 Alexander Hugh Baring 4th Baron Ashburton 1835-1889 (54) died at Bath House. His son Francis Denzil Edward Baring 5th Baron Ashburton 1866-1938 (22) succeeded 5th Baron Ashburton of Ashburton in Devon.

Burlington Estate, Piccadilly, Westminster

Old Burlington Street, Burlington Estate, Piccadilly, Westminster

On 05 Nov 1792 Thomas Wentworth Beaumont 1792-1848 was born to Colonel Thomas Richard Beaumont 1758-1829 (34) and Diana Wentworth 1765-1831 (27) at Old Burlington Street.

On 05 Jun 1800 Henry Bridgeman 1st Baron Bradford 1725-1800 (74) died at Old Burlington Street.

Burlington House, Piccadilly, Westminster

On 10 Apr 1670 Edward Montagu 3rd Earl Sandwich 1670-1729 was born to Edward Montagu 2nd Earl Sandwich 1648-1688 (22) and Mary Anne Boyle 1644-1671 (25) at Burlington House.

Before 24 May 1711 John Closterman Painter 1660-1711. Portrait of Edward Montagu 3rd Earl Sandwich 1670-1729.

On 19 Mar 1853 Mary Susan Cavendish Viscountess Cobham 1853-1937 was born to William George Cavendish 2nd Baron Chesham 1815-1882 (37) and Henrietta Frances Lascelles Baroness Chesham -1884 at Burlington House.

Cholmondeley House, Piccadilly, Westminster

On 28 Feb 1799 Charles Arbuthnot 1767-1850 (31) and Marcia Clapcote Lisle 1774-1806 (24) were married at Cholmondeley House.

On 28 Feb 1825 William Cholmondeley 3rd Marquess Cholmondeley 1800-1884 (24) and Marcia Emma Georgiana Arbuthnot Marchioness Cholmondeley 1804-1878 (21) were married at Cholmondeley House.

Clarendon House

Devonshire House, Piccadilly, Westminster

Devonshire House was built between 1734 and about 1740 on the site of Berkeley House which was built between 1665 and 1673.

John Evelyn's Diary 25 September 1672. 25 Sep 1672. I dined at Lord John Berkeley's (70), newly arrived out of Ireland, where he had been Deputy; it was in his new house, or rather palace; for I am assured it stood him in near £30,000. It was very well built, and has many noble rooms, but they are not very convenient, consisting but of one Corps de Logis; they are all rooms of state, without closets. The staircase is of cedar, the furniture is princely: the kitchen and stables are ill placed, and the corridor worse, having no report to the wings they join to. For the rest, the fore-court is noble, so are the stables; and, above all, the gardens, which are incomparable by reason of the inequality of the ground, and a pretty piscina. The holly hedges on the terrace I advised the planting of. The porticos are in imitation of a house described by Palladio; but it happens to be the worst in his book, though my good friend, Mr. Hugh May (50), his Lordship's architect, effected it.

John Evelyn's Diary 27 October 1675. 27 Oct 1675. Lord Berkeley (47) coming into Council, fell down in the gallery at Whitehall, in a fit of apoplexy, and being carried into my Lord Chamberlain's (57) lodgings, several famous doctors were employed all that night, and with much ado he was at last recovered to some sense, by applying hot fire pans and spirit of amber to his head; but nothing was found so effectual as cupping him on the shoulders. It was almost a miraculous restoration. The next day he was carried to Berkeley House. This stopped his journey for the present, and caused my stay in town. He had put all his affairs and his whole estate in England into my hands during his intended absence, which though I was very unfit to undertake, in regard of many businesses which then took me up, yet, upon the great importunity of my lady (23) and Mr. Godolphin (30) (to whom I could refuse nothing) I did take it on me. It seems when he was Deputy in Ireland, not long before, he had been much wronged by one he left in trust with his affairs, and therefore wished for some unmercenary friend who would take that trouble on him; this was to receive his rents, look after his houses and tenants, solicit supplies from the Lord Treasurer (43), and correspond weekly with him, more than enough to employ any drudge in England; but what will not friendship and love make one do?.

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Around 1690 Daniel Finch 2nd Earl Nottingham 7th Earl Winchilsea 1647-1730 (42) commissioned the building of Burley-on-the-Hill House as it is known today. Christopher Wren 1632-1723 (66) was consulted. The designs of Montague House and Devonshire House were reviewed.

In 1711 Godfrey Kneller Painter 1646-1723. Portrait of Christopher Wren 1632-1723.

John Evelyn's Diary 13 January 1695. 13 Jan 1695. The Thames was frozen over. The deaths by smallpox increased to five hundred more than in the preceding week. The King (44) and Princess Anne (29) reconciled, and she was invited to keep her Court at Whitehall, having hitherto lived privately at Berkeley House; she was desired to take into her family divers servants of the late Queen (32); to maintain them the King (44) has assigned her £5,000 a quarter.

On 29 Aug 1785 Harriet Cavendish Countess Granville 1785-1862 was born to William Cavendish 5th Duke Devonshire 1748-1811 (37) and Georgiana Spencer Duchess Devonshire 1757-1806 (28) at Devonshire House.

Around 1809 Thomas Barber Painter 1771-1843. Portrait of Harriet Cavendish Countess Granville 1785-1862.In 1768 Pompeo Batoni Painter 1708-1787. Portrait of William Cavendish 5th Duke Devonshire 1748-1811.In 1783 Thomas Gainsborough Painter 1727-1788. Portrait of Georgiana Spencer Duchess Devonshire 1757-1806.Around 1786 Thomas Gainsborough Painter 1727-1788. Portrait of Georgiana Spencer Duchess Devonshire 1757-1806.Around 1775 Joshua Reynolds Painter 1723-1788. Portrait of Georgiana Spencer Duchess Devonshire 1757-1806.

On 30 Mar 1806 Georgiana Spencer Duchess Devonshire 1757-1806 (48) died at Devonshire House. She was buried at Derby Cathedral.

Dover Street

Gloucester House, Piccadilly, Westminster

On 24 Jun 1774 Caroline Hanover 1774-1775 was born to William Henry Hanover 1st Duke Gloucester and Edinburgh 1743-1805 (30) and Maria Walpole Duchess Gloucester and Edinburgh 1736-1807 (37) at Gloucester House. She a great granddaughter of King George II of Great Britain and Ireland 1683-1760.

In 1775 Thomas Gainsborough Painter 1727-1788. Portrait of William Henry Hanover 1st Duke Gloucester and Edinburgh 1743-1805.Around 1804. John Opie Painter 1761-1807. Portrait of William Henry Hanover 1st Duke Gloucester and Edinburgh 1743-1805.1764. Francis Cotes Painter 1726-1770. Portrait of Maria Walpole Duchess Gloucester and Edinburgh 1736-1807.In 1765 Francis Cotes Painter 1726-1770. Portrait of Maria Walpole Duchess Gloucester and Edinburgh 1736-1807.

On 17 Mar 1904 Prince George Hanover 2nd Duke Cambridge 1819-1904 (84) died at Gloucester House without issue. Duke Cambridge 4C 1801 extinct.

Hamilton Place, Piccadilly, Westminster

On 30 Nov 1869 James Albert Edward Hamilton 3rd Duke Abercorn 1869-1953 was born to James Hamilton 2nd Duke Abercorn 1838-1913 (31) and Mary Anna Curzon Howe Duchess Abercorn 1848-1929 (21) at Hamilton Place.

Piccadilly Circus, Westminster

14 Jun 1913. The Central News reported:
Emily Wilding Davison's (40) funeral procession passing Piccadilly Circus, 14th June 1913. Following her tragic death, Davison was instantly embraced as a martyr to the cause. On 14 June 1913 her body was borne on an open hearse through London to a memoroial service at St George's Church, Bloomsbury before being taken by train to Morpeth, Northumberland for a family funeral. The funeral procession (the last great suffrage march) was organised by fellow suffragette Grace Roe, and the memorial service was presided over by clergy from the Church League for Women's Suffrage.

Portugal Street, Piccadilly, Westminster

On 28 Jul 1791 Emma Sophie Edgecumbe Countess Brownlow 1791-1872 was born to Richard Edgecumbe 2nd Earl Mount Edgcumbe 1764-1839 (26) and Sophia Hobart Countess Mount Edgcumbe 1768-1806 (23) in Portugal Street.

On 22 Oct 1792 Caroline Anne Edgecumbe 1792-1894 was born to Richard Edgecumbe 2nd Earl Mount Edgcumbe 1764-1839 (28) and Sophia Hobart Countess Mount Edgcumbe 1768-1806 (24) in Portugal Street.

Before 1824 . John Jackson Painter 1778-1831. Portrait of Caroline Anne Edgecumbe 1792-1894.

Dorset Garden Theatre Portugal Street, Piccadilly, Westminster

In 1675 Thomas Betterton produced Otway's (22) first play Alcibades at the Dorset Garden Theatre.

Before 16 Apr 1685. John Riley Painter 1646-1691. Portrait of Thomas Otway 1652-1685.

Regent Street, Piccadilly, Westminster

Great Castle Street Regent Street, Piccadilly, Westminster

1 Great Castle Street Great Castle Street Regent Street, Piccadilly, Westminster

On 04 Feb 1858 Thomas Campbell Sculptor 1790-1858 (68) died in 1 Great Castle Street, Westminster.

Ritz Hotel, Piccadilly, Westminster

On 03 May 1934 Courtenay Morgan 1st Viscount Tredegar 1867-1934 (67) died at the Ritz Hotel. His son Evan Morgan 2nd Viscount Tredegar 1893-1949 (40) succeeded 2nd Viscount Tredegar 2C 1926.

On 21 Jan 1940 Henry Robin Ian Russell 14th Duke Bedford 1940-2003 was born to John Ian Robert Russell 13th Duke Bedford 1917-2002 (22) and Clare Bridgman 1903-1945 (37) at Ritz Hotel.

Stratton Street, Piccadilly, Westminster

On 25 Aug 1804 Henry Pelham 3rd Earl Chichester 1804-1886 was born to Thomas Pelham 2nd Earl Chichester 1756-1826 (48) and Mary Henrietta Juliana Osborne Countess Chichester 1776-1862 (27) at Stratton Street.

On 10 Apr 1874 Ulick Burgh 1st Marquess Clanricarde 1802-1874 (71) died at Stratton Street. On 10 Apr 1874 His son Hubert George Burgh 2nd Marquess Clanricarde 1832-1916 (41) succeeded 2nd Marquess Clarincade 2C 1825.