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Baldrey, Joshua Kirby

CURRENT TEXT "Baldrey must have been a widower when on"
SUGGESTED CHANGE <Baldrey was already a widower when on 17 February 1795 he married Elizabeth Parsons, spinster, at St George's, Hanover Square. She was buried at Cambridge on 14 September 1806 aged 42. On>
CURRENT TEXT "left a large family."
SUGGESTED CHANGE <left a large family; three children were baptised at Cambridge and eight more on 3 May 1829 at Hatfield, a few months after their father's death.>

Barney, Joseph

JOSEPH BARNEY 1753-1829?
CURRENT TEXT "(1753-1829?)"
SUGGESTED CHANGE <(c.1753-1832)>
CURRENT TEXT "Barney had married well before 1803 (a painting entitled Mrs Barney was shown at the Royal Academy that year) and his son"
SUGGESTED CHANGE <Barney had married Jane Whiston Chambers (bap.1760-1839) at St Peter's, Wolverhampton on 3 August 1779 and his will named three sons and three daughters. His son>
CURRENT TEXT "He probably died in 1829, the last year he exhibited."
SUGGESTED CHANGE <He last exhibited in 1829, and died at Stanhope…


Barthelemis 14.1.1802 at Fenwick's (& Plumptres, Fells)

Surely Francois Hippolyte Barthelemon DNB 1741-1808. He lived at Vauxhall not far from the Fenwicks. In the context of other plural names the misspelling still suggests some of his family were present. His first wife died in 1799 and his daughter Cecilia DNB 1767-1859 had married Edward Prentis Henslow in 1797, though she may have still been known by her stage name to Godwin. Barthelemon married secondly on 4.4.1802 Sarah Ray of Kingsland, Hackney. By this time he was a Swedenborgian and his two children by her were…

Batty, Robert

Battie at Morgan's 16.9.1794 / 17.3.1795 Godwin calls on Battie / 14.12.1804 Battie calls.

The first two are clearly same as Robert Batty - associated with miss Alderson each time. For the 1804 entry see Batty, John

Farington's diary Sunday 21.12.1794 Batty at Tooke's with Kyd and Pearson

Amendments to Oxford DNB

ROBERT BATTY 1762/3-1849

CURRENT TEXT "born at Kirkby Lonsdale, Westmorland."

SUGGESTED CHANGE <born at Kirkby Lonsdale, Westmorland, and baptised there 17 January 1762, son of John & Elizabeth Batty.>


Bromley, Henry

ANTHONY WILSON 1750?-1814?
NOTES I have no clear suggestions for revising this article as all I can do is cast doubt on it and suggest some possibilities. The only evidence for Henry Bromley having been a pseudonym of Anthony Wilson comes from the Catalogue of Edward Evans DNB 1789-1835 who was only aged 4 in 1793 when Bromley's catalogue was issued, and from a manuscript note by Evans in his copy of Bromley's catalogue. This copy was in the collection of Sir George Scharf so was likely to have passed to the National Portrait Gallery; there are two copies of Bromley listed in the…

Brunton, Richard

1.7.1796 Mail with Merry & RB / 2.7.1796 dine at Bracon with Merry's, Louisa Brunton & Richard enfant / 23.7.1796 call on mrs Merry adv Richard & Sophia

The DNB article on John Brunton 1741-1822 gives the dates of his youngest son Richard as 1789-1859, but his death was reported in newspapers as occurring on 28.7.1846, one report said in his 58th year and the more detailed one said in his 56th year. His sister Sophia was born 19.6.1789 and baptised 9.8.1789 at St Peter Mancroft, Norwich, so his more likely year of birth was 1791, which would make him about 5 years old…

Burke, Thomas

THOMAS BURKE 1749-1815
CURRENT TEXT "He died in London on 31 December 1815."
SUGGESTED CHANGE <He died in London in 1815 and was probably the Thomas Burke buried at St Marylebone on 30 July 1815 aged 66.>
NOTES See Gents Mag 1816 vol.1 p.89 where there is a heading '31 December 1815' followed by a different death notice, followed by another heading 'Lately', followed by the notice of Burke's death.