Evelyn Philip Medows 3 Dec 1736 d 4 July 1826
Buried Conbolt Hampshire
(Evelyn was the heir of Sir Sidney Medow's will)
He married 25 May 1811 Harriot Maria Noris b 1736 d of James Norrie
She remarried after his death
1830 married Sir Alexander Dickson lived at Charles st Berkley Square
1842 married Sir John Campbell still living at Charles St Berkley Square, the home of Sir Sidney Medows.
Records indicate he also married Margaret Cramond daughter of Sir William Cramond
In 1755 he was made an Ensign 5th Brigade on Foot
Unlike his brothers, the information about Evelyn Philip Medows was very limited. He was married twice, spent time with the King of Prussia, and married for a second time when he was 70.
However in 1776 he became quite well known for initiating a court case on behalf of his mother against her brother's wife.
And then a search revealed the following story from:
There are a few things I'd like to pass along about this satire.
The reference for the actual article is "History of the Tête-à-tête annexed: or, Memoirs of P_____ M______, Esq; and Miss Clara H_____d. (No. 4, 5)" in The Town and Country Magazine of February 1776, at page 65, with the engravings on the page between 64 and 65. The page with the engravings shows a date of March 1, 1776, but the online version of the magazine is quite clearly the February 1776 issue. It caused me a little confusion when I found the article referred to as being in the March edition, so, don't do what I did and go looking in March. The thing you want is in February.
Evelyn Philip Medows, on the other hand, lived from 1736 to 1826, making him about 14 years older than Clara and aged 40 during the heyday of their romance. Some records say that Evelyn married Margaret Cramond, and in one of the Duchess of Kingston's letters, she mentions his wife. However, when this marriage occurred and how long it lasted, I don't know. I haven't seen records of any surviving children.
I don't know why Town and Country identified him as Philip Meadows, nor do I know whether Evelyn Medows ever held the position of Deputy Ranger of Richmond Park. It is quite possible that he did: his father had that role, as did his uncle Sidney Medows (from whom Evelyn eventually did inherit a substantial fortune, including his house in Charles Street).
The Earl of Bute was connected by marriage to the Pierrepont family (notably to Evelyn Pierrepont, Duke of Kingston, brother to Lady Frances Medows nee Pierrepont) and thus to the Medows. Evelyn Medows was the eldest son of Lady Frances, and the eldest nephew of the childless Duke, making him the heir apparent of the Pierreponts.
It wouldn't surprise me if the Earl favoured him with a home at Richmond Park. However, I have no proof at all that Evelyn was ever the Deputy Ranger. I'm casting about for an explanation as to why Town and Country gave the description they did.
At any rate, the satire tells of how the young man was a favourite hunting companion of the King of Prussia and had visited Voltaire in France. Disappointed in love in England, he took a three-month tour of the country, eventually settling into his post at Richmond Park. He saw the lady on the stage and was smitten; took her to Richmond and there they lived in rural contentment.
There is no question about the Town and Country lady's identity. She is Clara Hayward, an actress about whom I've only found snippets on the Web. In the satire, her story is one of rags to riches, or at least from rags to comfort at the expense of a series of men, including a lawyer and a dashing officer. She appears as a supporting character in a variety of books about the life and times of women in the 18th century and I believe there is much more known about her than I have found in my Web surfing. Here are a few quotes about Clara.
There are other discoveries that show he was a Page at Court.
She attracted the attention of a young guards officer who initially wished only "temporary gratification," but, charmed with her mind as well as her person, he taught her to read. When he left her, she "fled to her books as an asylum, which she occasionally relieved with a lover." Her reading attracted her to tragedy and to the stage, and through a friend who knew Samuel Foote, she was introduced to theatrical circles. Sheridan "voluntarily became her instructor in the histrionic mysteries," and on 9 July 1770 she made her first appearance on any stage at the Haymarket Theatre playing Calista in The Fair Penitent.
He refers to her as one of his favourites (among 20 or so) who was, to paraphrase, warmer in bed than one Emily, to whom he is drawing a comparison. (All 20-plus are warmer than Emily.) The timing here seems confusing as in 1772 and 1776, the publications of the day have Clara linked to Evelyn Medows.
In planning a very expensive party to be held at Richmond-upon-Thames, Hickey lists the beautiful ladies he will invite, Clara among them, " … each of whom could with composure carry off her three bottles [of wine]."
Charles the 1st Earl Manvers 4 Nov 1737 d 17 June 1816
Charles Pierrepont, 1st Earl Manvers (4 November 1737 – 17 June 1816) was an English nobleman and naval officer. Born Charles Medows, he was the second son of Philip Medows, deputy ranger of Richmond Park, by his marriage to Lady Frances Pierrepont, daughter of William, Earl of Kingston (1692-1713), the heir apparent of Evelyn Pierrepont, 1st Duke of Kingston-upon-Hull.
Because William predeceased his father, the Dukedom and estates devolved on his son, Evelyn, Lady Frances's brother. He, however, died childless, leaving Charles Medows as the eventual heir to the estates.
Educated at Oxford, Medows became a midshipman in the Royal Navy and was promoted to lieutenant on 7 August 1755. He became a commander on 5 April 1757 in Renown, a 20-gun sloop, but on 17 August the same year was promoted to post-captain in the frigate Shannon, and was ordered to join the Mediterranean Fleet.
He commanded her until April 1761, when Vice-Admiral Saunders appointed him to the 50-gun frigate Isis, replacing Captain Edward Wheeler, who had been killed during the capture of the French ship Oriflamme. Medows continued in Isis, in the Mediterranean, until the end of the war in 1763, and in 1769 retired altogether from the Navy.
The duke's nephews challenged the will on the grounds of bigamy, and the proceedings which followed established that the marriage of the Duchess had indeed been bigamous. However, this was found not to affect her inheritance, so she was able to retain the Pierrepont estates until her death, which took place in August 1788.
Upon inheriting the estates, Medows adopted the surname of Pierrepont.
With the patronage of the Duke of Newcastle, Pierrepont was returned as one of the Members of Parliament for Nottinghamshire in December 1778. He continued to sit in the Commons as a knight of the shire until he was ennobled in 1796.
In Parliament, Pierrepont supported the Duke of Portland, whose influence helped him to be raised to the peerage as Baron Pierrepont, of Holme Pierrepont in the County of Nottingham, and Viscount Newark, of Newark on Trent in the County of Nottingham, on 23 July 1796,and on 1 April 1806 he was promoted to an earldom as Earl Manvers. In the Lords, Manvers supported agricultural reform and was vice-president of the Board of Agriculture in 1803.
He married Anne Orton and had 5 children
He married Anne Orton, daughter of William Mills of Richmond, in 1774. They had five children:
*He was the co-heir in his uncle Evelyn Medows' will
- Hon. Evelyn Henry Frederick Pierrepont (1775–1801).
- Charles Herbert Pierrepont, 2nd Earl Manvers (1778–1860).
- Hon. Henry Manvers Pierrepont (1780–1858). m Lady Sophia Cecil *
The Honourable Henry Manvers Pierrepont (18 March 1780 – 10 November 1851) was an English diplomat. He served as Envoy to the Court of Sweden from 1804 to 1807.Pierrepont was the third son of Charles Pierrepont, 1st Earl Manvers, by Anne, daughter of William Mills, of Richmond, Surrey. Evelyn Pierrepont and Charles Pierrepont, 2nd Earl Manvers, were his elder brothers.
Pierrepont was Envoy to the Court of Sweden from 1804 to 1807. He was sworn of the Privy Council in 1807
Pierrepont married Lady Sophia Cecil, daughter of Henry Cecil, 1st Marquess of Exeter, in 1818. They lived at Conholt Park, Wiltshire. Their daughter Augusta Sophia Anne Pierrepont married Major-General Lord Charles Wellesley. Through her, Pierrepont is the maternal grandfather of Henry Wellesley, 3rd Duke of Wellington and Arthur Wellesley, 4th Duke of Wellington. Lady Sophia died in 1823. Pierrepont died in November 1851, aged 71.
His memorial is in St. Edmund's Church, Holme Pierrepont.
He died in 1816 and was buried at Holme Pierrepont.
* He was the next co-heir in his uncle Evelyn Medows' will
- Hon. Philip Sydney Pierrepont (13 June 1786 – 15 February 1864), of Evenley Hall, Northamptonshire, married on 19 August 1810 Georgiana Browne, died without issue.
- Lady Frances Augusta Pierrepont (d. 1847), married on 20 October 1802 Admiral William Bentinck (1746–1813), married on 30 July 1821 Henry William Stephens.
Earl Manvers was a title in the Peerage of the United Kingdom. It was created in 1806 for Charles Pierrepont, 1st Viscount Newark. He had already been created Baron Pierrepont, of Holme Pierrepont in the County of Nottingham, and Viscount Newark, of Newark-on-Trent in the County
of Nottingham, in 1796
Both these titles were in the Peerage of Great Britain. Born Charles Medows, he was the second son of Philip Medows, Deputy Ranger of Richmond Park, by Lady Frances Pierrepont, daughter of William Pierrepont, Earl of Kingston (1692–1713), eldest son and heir apparent of Evelyn Pierrepont, 1st Duke of Kingston-upon-Hull.
In 1788 Charles Medows succeeded to the Pierrepont estates on the death of the second Duke's wife, and assumed the same year by Royal sign manual the surname of Pierrepont in lieu of Medows. Manvers's eldest son Evelyn Pierrepont predeceased him and he was succeeded by his second son Charles, the second Earl.
He was a naval commander and Member of Parliament. He was succeeded by his second and only surviving son, Sydney, the third Earl. He represented Nottinghamshire South in Parliament. He was succeeded by his eldest son, Charles, the fourth Earl.
He sat as Conservative Member of Parliament for Newark. On his death the titles passed to his only son Evelyn, the fifth Earl. He suffered a mental breakdown at the age of 17 and never married.
He was succeeded by his cousin Gervas Pierrepont, the sixth Earl. He was the only son of the Hon. Evelyn Henry Pierrepont (1856–1926), second son of the third Earl. The fifth Earl's only son died as a child and the title became extinct on Lord Manvers's death in 1955.
Other members of the family may also be mentioned. Edward Medows (died 1813), brother of the first Earl, was a Captain in the Royal Navy. Sir William Medows, brother of the first Earl, was a General in the British Army. The Honourable Henry Pierrepont, third son of the first Earl, was a diplomat.
The ancestral seat of the Earls Manvers was Thoresby Hall, near Ollerton, Nottinghamshire. The hall itself, built in the 1860s by the third Earl to the designs of Anthony Salvin. It is now used as a hotel and conference venue. It remained the country residence of the last Countess Manvers until the 1970s, but was subsequently sold by the family after the death of the Countess Manvers in 1984, aged 95. The Thoresby agricultural and forestry estate remains in private hands.
Some more information:
Brigadier General Medows at St Louis with 1300 bayonets they defeated five thousand picket troops of France 1778
And from the book:
In The Thing About Thugs, Amir Ali leaves his village in Bihar to travel to London with an English captain, William Meadows, to whom he narrates the story of his life – the story of a murderous thug. While Meadows tries to analyse the strange cult of the Indian Thug, a group of Englishmen sets out to prove the inherent difference between races by examining their skulls – with bizarre consequences.
Edward Medows born 1739 d Nov 1813 mar. 1785 Mary Brodie
Mary Brodie born 29 October 1765 daughter of James and Mary in St Margaret Westminster
Probate of will living at Lower Brook St Grosvenor Sq*
Capt Edward Medows RN (d. 1813), .Promoted..Royal Lancashire Militia 2nd Battalion 7 Dec 1811
December 7th, Lieutenant Meadow to be Captain v. Bigland promoted, and Ensign
Grundy to be a Lieutenant, vice Meadow, in the 2nd Regiment Royal Lancashire Militia.”
594 b “ December 23rd, George Smith, Esq., to be Captain in the 3rd Regiment Royal
He was the Commissioner of taxes in London his addresses include:
Edward Medows, 52 David Street Berkeley Square, gent.
Edward 57 Grafton St Fitzroy Square
He lived at Lower Brook St Grosvenor Square and had a 99 year lease.
It replaces two houses originally erected under building leases of 1724 and first occupied in 1728 and 1731. No. 64 (formerly No. 22B), at the corner, was larger than the adjoining houses, having a three-bay frontage to Brook Street, twenty-five feet wide.
The entrance was at the side in Davies Street which made possible a more spacious plan. The main front rooms occupied the full width of the house as did the entrance hall and staircase compartment behind. In 1796, during negotiations for the renewal of the lease, the house was surveyed for Edward Meadows, esquire, by Samuel Wyatt, who may have designed 'the improvements' which Meadows was then projecting.
Grosvenor Square/ is a large garden square in the exclusive Mayfair district of London, England. It is the centrepiece of the Mayfair property of the Duke of Westminster, and takes its name from their surname, "Grosvenor".
The north side of Grosvenor Square in the 18th or early 19th century. The three houses at the far left form a unified group, but the others on this side are individually designed. Most later London squares would be more uniform.
There is probate of a Will of Thomas Medows in 1776 Perogative Court of Canterbury
Left to his wife Elizabeth Parish of St Luke County of Middlesex
Frances Medows born 22 Mar 1740 d 1770
Frances married m 2 Sept 1768 Lieut-Col Alexander Campbell
- Son Lieut-Col Henry Frederick Campbell of the 1st Regiment of foot guards
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|Cawdor Castle Scotland|
Child of Lt.-Col. Alexander Campbell and Frances Meadows
- General Sir Henry Frederick Campbell b. 10 Jul 1769, d. 2 Sep 1856
He was educated at Greenwich from 1778 to 1780, and in November 1785 succeeded his father. On 10 April 1808 he married Emma, daughter of Thomas Williams of Temple House, Berkshire;
He was the only son of Lieutenant-Colonel Alexander Campbell (third son of John Campbell of Cawdor) by his wife Frances, daughter of Philip Medows, the deputy ranger of Richmond Park (and son of Sir Philip Medows, knight marshal).
He was educated at Greenwich from 1778 to 1780, and in November 1785 succeeded his father. On 10 April 1808 he married Emma, daughter of Thomas Williams of Temple House, Berkshire; they had one son, George Herbert Frederick Campbell, and two daughters, Henrietta Frances Campbell and Frances Augusta Campbell.
His wife had three sons from her previous marriage to Lieutenant-Colonel Thomas Knox, a nephew of Thomas Knox, 1st Viscount Northland.
He was invested as a Knight Commander, Order of the Bath (K.C.B.). He was invested as a Knight Grand Cross, Hanoverian Order (G.C.H.).
- Frances Augusta Campbell d. 29 May 1878
- Colonel George Herbert Frederick Campbell b. 19 Jun 1811
In 1792 Campbell succeeded his maternal uncle Charles Pierrepont in the sinecure post of prothonotary to the Palace Court; he would hold the office until the Court was abolished in 1849.
From 1796 to 1802 and from 1806 to 1807 he was Member of Parliament for Nairnshire, returned through the influence of his cousin John Campbell, 1st Baron Cawdor.
From about 1809 he was a groom of the bedchamber to King George III, continuing in the same post at the King's court at Windsor during the Regency. He was secretary and comptroller to Queen Charlotte from 1817 to 1818, and was made a Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Guelphic Order in 1818.
The Royal Guelphic Order (German: Guelphen-Orden), sometimes also referred to as the Hanoverian Guelphic Order, is a Hanoverian order of chivalry instituted on 28 April 1815 by the Prince Regent (later George IV).
It has not been conferred by the British Crown since the death of King William IV in 1837, when the personal union of the United Kingdom and Hanover ended.