Some corrections and additions to the Complete Peerage: Volume 1: Aldborough


Volume 1, page 99:
He [John (Stratford), Earl of Aldborough (d. 1823)] m., Apr. 1777, Elizabeth, da. and h. of the Rev. Frederick HAMILTON (a grandson of William, DUKE OF HAMILTON [S.]), Archdeacon of Raphoe and Vicar of Wellingborough, Northants, by Rachel, da. of (----) DANIEL, of Ireland. ... His widow d. 29 Jan. 1846, at her hotel in Paris.(c)
Note c:
Gent. Mag. gives a circumstantial account of her death, at Bath, about May 1811, from an abscess, and adds that she had been a Dublin toast, and the best horsewoman in Ireland. V.G.

The date of Elizabeth's death was 29 January 1845, not 1846 [obituary notice in Gentleman's Magazine, new series 23, p. 677 (1845); the date was given correctly in the first edition of Complete Peerage]. The reference in the footnote to an account of her death in 1811 was apparently intended as a comment on journalistic inaccuracy.

[The apparent contradiction between the dates of death was pointed out by Leo van de Pas in January 2003. The correct date of death was provided by Morgan Wilkinson in July 2023.
Item last updated: 29 September 2023.]