Title: Free BMD
Page: Letter 21 Dec 1805
Author: 3rd Baron Hylton (gson of Berkeley Paget’s dau Eleanor)
Publication: John Murray
Note: N16887 Eldest daughter.
Or Gertrude Janet?
A postcript to a letter dated 21 Dec 1805 from the Countess of Uxbridge to her son Arthur says “Jane has a Son and Sophia a Daughter since my last.”
DOWAGER VISCOUNTESS GUILLAMORE: Apt 24. Hampton Court Palace. 15 January 1852.
Gertrude Jane (d 22 October 1871), eldest daughter of the Hon Berkeley Paget and of Sophia Askell, daughter of the Hon William Bucknall. In 1828 she married Standish Derby, 2nd Viscount Guillamore (1792–1848). For her father and mother, see the Haunted Gallery Lodgings and Apt 27; for her sister, Matilda, see Apt 27; for her cousin, see Apts 30 and 40; see also Apts 12 and 24.
The O'Grady (Gerald de Courcy O'Grady, of Killballyowen, died 1862*) felt proud of his name and ancestors. His ire was worked up to its height when the present 91862) Lady Guillamore had placed on the mausoleum of the Guillamore family, “The O'Grady Vault.” He wrote to her ladyship that if it was not removed, he would do so himself with a sledge. She placed the missive in the hands of her solicitor, who was on the most intimate terms with the O'Grady, and he wrote to the O'Grady, upon which he relinquished his threat.
(From obit of The O’Grady, in The Cork Examiner, 3 September 1862)
* Descendant, by his first wife, of John O’Grady who married Honora Alen, qv.
“A briliant and amusing person who was accustomed to speak her mind to all alike.”
(From anecdote of her firmly telling Tennyson to dance with her daughter Sophia, during his tour of Ireland in 1848., in Tennyson at Kilkee, in The Old Limerick Journal Winter 2002.)
W J O’Doherty in 1863 exhibited a bust of “Lady Guillamore”, at the RA.
However if that was the current Viscountess that would have been the wife of Paget Standish O'Grady, 4th Viscount Guillamore (1835–1877).
Also in the 1863 Portrait exhibition at the RA was a portrait by Buckner of Viscountess Guillamore. (”Probably the most popular portrait in the exhibition”)
The Exhibition of the Royal Academy. 1960. Page 12.
“AC Stannus 237 Preciosa . . j JW Chapman 23S The Viscountess Guillamore.”
In 1858 she wrote to Sir William Jackson Hooker at Kew Gardens to request some specimens of Datura tatula wood for her son to smoke as a remedy for his asthma.
Note: Age 65 at death
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