A-Z of Entries


HCR diary 9.11.1825 Mrs Tom Gilbert died - Robinson not told - married dau of a first cousin

                   15.8.1827 saw Mrs Rankin who spoke with feeling about loss of her daughter Mrs Gilbert

                   18.3.1828 young Rolfe son of Mrs Rolfe my cousin formerly Lucy Crabb

Thomas Gilbert = St Mary Bocking Essex 14.9.1820 Elizabeth Rankin. Elizabeth Gilbert bur 14.9.1825 St Pancras age 25 from 12 Tottenham Place. Elizabeth Rankin born 14.10.1796 bapt 18.7.1700 at her father's house dau of William Rankin, farmer of Bocking, Essex and Elizabeth (Crabb) his…

Raymond, George

HCR diary 1.8.1824 of barristers on Norfolk circuit with Robinson "Raymond has the manners of a gay coxcomb with a touch of affected humour - he is said to be a damned dramatist - he is a punster and versifier - he will be an amusing companion at all events and may be a pleasant value. Rough says he has dress and effeminate manner of a man addicted to bad practices"

                   9.9.1827 dined with Raymond and parents at Brighton "His mother a steady respectable old lady - the father not at the table - laid up by gout. He is also a quiet old citizen with the manners of a…


HCR diary 15.5.1839 "call from Miss Aldebert with her brother in law Reeve"

Richard Gilson Reeve bach otp = St Mary Islington 11.7.1829 Maria Elizabeth Aldebert otp sp by banns wits Charles Cooper, Frances Aldebert, Mary Ann Keane. See Isaac Aldebert senior and Isaac Aldebert junior in Crabb Robinson Diary dataset. Richard Gilson Reeve born 7.3.1803 bapt 18.3.1803 St Marylebone of Richard & Ann. See Mallalieu British Watercolour Artists under his brother Alfred William Reeve. Their father Richard was an aquatinter and draughtsman, R G Reeve was an aquatinter and watercolourist…

Reid, Mrs

HCR diary 29.5.1842 re: Mrs Aders "I then called on Mrs Reid and began a narrative of Mrs A's history and I have no doubt shall interest her in Mrs A's behalf"

                    31.5.1842 "I wrote today a long letter to Mrs Reid giving her an acct of Mrs Aders' life and situation, from which I expect something"

                      2.6.1842 wrote "to Mrs Reid about Mrs Aders"

                      3.4.1843 "I called in the forenoon on Mrs Reid with whom was Mrs Jameson who now pleases to be very gracious to me after having in a marked way declined my overtures. I…

Rice, Spring

HCR diary 22.3.1838 "I had this morning a letter from Spring Rice directing me to make a formal offer of Aders' pictures to the National Gallery thro' Mr Sequier"

Thomas Spring Rice (DNB 1790-1866) was Chancellor of the Exchequer at the time

Richards, Mr

HCR diary 10.4.1822 at Aders "a large mixed party. Some strangers - a Mr Richards who married a sister of Mr Pouncefort pleased me. A well informed clear headed sensible young man"

John Richards = Swansea 25.4.1816 Frances Smith, who was baptised 20.4.1782 at St Nicholas Nottingham, daughter of Thomas Smith (will PCC 1817 Swansea) and his wife Mary dau of James Bigsby. Her brother Robert Smith changed his name to Pauncefote on inheriting an estate (see my Background Article, "3 Wives, 3 Husbands Living"). Their father Thomas Smith 1744-1817 was the nephew of Abel Smith (DNB 1717?-…

Richardson, attorney

HCR diary 4.1.1833 Loevenhagen "went to another attorney Richardson in Golden Square" "we all drove to Mr Richardson's with whom after a time all was arranged"

                 29.4.1833 "I attended for thee first time in Warwick St, Aders, Lemmé, Loevenhagen, Richardson and Upton, and there accepted the trusteeship with L: of Aders' pictures"

               21.10.1833 "Aders called for me to go to Richardson and sign the deed of trust which I did"

Born 7.2.1796 bapt 21.3.1796 at St Paul Covent Garden, son of Charles Richardson and Mary née Cottney, who were married by…

Ries, Ferdinand

HCR diary 30.4.1822  "to Aders - it being Ellen's birthday. The Cardons were there and Mr & Mrs Reece and some young men"

                    19.5.1822 to Aders "only the Reeces there and a little musick"

                  31.10.1822 "to Aders. I found the Reeces and a small party there"

letter from S T Coleridge to Mrs Aders 23.3.1833 "That Mr R. is Your's & Mr Aders' Friend had been enough; but besides this I should feel gratified by any oportunity in my power of proving my sense of Mr Rees' own Merits, and of thanking him for the high & unusual delight,…


HCR diary 7.4.1834  call on Aders "Miss Reilly there and from Norwich"

                 26.6.1834 call at Aders "I found the Reileys with Mr A: (Mrs A: being from home). These are seemingly a great comfort to the A: and Miss R: is a very sweet girl"

                 11.7.1834 at the Opera House "where in the Concert Room was the performance - There came into Mrs Jaffray's box Mrs Masquerier and Mrs Aders and Miss Riley - 2 friends of Mrs J's were there"  "I accompanied Mrs Aders and Miss Riley home"

                 18.3.1835 call at Aders "I found them in trouble -…

Roberts, Miss

HCR diary 11.7.1836 at Mrs Aders' blue stocking party "Miss Robarts, an authoress"

Very likely Emma Roberts (DNB 1791-1840) who was in India from 1828 to 1832, in London from 1832 to 1839, then returned to India and died at Poona 17.9.1840. Lived with Letitia Elizabeth Landon (DNB 1802-1838) at 22 Hans Place, half boarding house, half boarding school (Landon lived there from 1826). Her sister Laura, Mrs Macnaghten. Blackburn Standard 25.11.1840 (from the Britannia)

Robson, Mrs

HCR diary 9.4.1839 at Mrs Robson's "Lady Pocock I had seen at the Aders"


HCR diary 20.3.1828 "young Rolfe son of Lucy Rolfe mt cousin formerly Lucy Crabb"

                    24.6.1828 "dined with Rolfe - no one there but Mrs Dalton and Collier"

Thomas Rolfe = Lucy Crabb, bapt 1776 dau of Zachariah Crabb, brother of Henry Crabb Robinson's mother Jemima, and Elizabeth (née Jolly). Thomas Rolfe will PCC 1841 of Rayne, Essex



HCR diary 8.4.1826 "to Aders where I heard melancholy news - poor Sieveking has failed - an excellent man and his family must be grievously afflicted by the blow - A: spoke of the uncertainty of the times as of an overwhelming evil and of Rothschild as a sort of general prop intimating that had not R: taken this paper of his own house they could not have gone on"

Nathan Meyer Rothschild (DNB 1777-1836). The DNB article refers to Rothschild's substantial deposits of bullion over a prolonged period in 1825 which averted a stoppage of payments by the Bank of England. For Sieveking (QV…


HCR diary 1.8.1824 see Raymond (QV*)

                 15.4.1828 shorthand passage Masquerier Rough

                 26.4.1828 to Masqueriers "where were Rough and his daughters"

               29.11.1828 call on Mrs Kay "a chat about Rough - she seemed to have no recollection of what had passed between her father and me on Rough's leaving England"

                 17.1.1829 Rough going to Tobago

                 7.10.1836 letter to Mrs Masquerier about "Rough's not being Chief Justice"

                 2.11.1836 with Masquerier "we talked about…

Rowe, magistrate

HCR diary 24.4.1823 Kelly, Mrs Aders first husband fined for drunkenness outside Aders' house "I spoke with the sitting magistrate Mr Rowe - or Roe" "R: said he was going to talk about family matters but I would not listen to him. Mr A's servant has since told me that Mr Cameron whispered to Mr R: that it was a family matter"

See Cameron (QV*). Sir Frederick Adair Roe born 19.3.1789 created baronet 1836 died 20.4.1866 when baronetcy expired see Burke's Peerage & Baronetage between 1837 and 1866. Will proved effects under £120,000

Rutt, John Towill

SOCIETY FOR CONSTITUTIONAL INFORMATION: John Towill Rutt Esq of 239 Thames St proposed member 11.5.1792 by John Farnell Tuffin 2nded William Sharpe (probably WS of Leadenhall St but perhaps WS of Charles St engraver)

John Towill Rutt DNB 1760-1841