Social Victorians/People/Falmouth

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Also Known As[edit | edit source]

  • Family name: Boscawen
  • Viscount Falmouth
    • Evelyn Boscawen, 6th Viscount Falmouth (29 August 1852 – 6 November 1889)
    • Evelyn Edward Thomas Boscawen, 7th Viscount Falmouth (6 November 1889 – 1 October 1918)[1]
  • Viscountess Falmouth
    • Mary Frances Elizabeth Stapleton Boscawen (29 August 1852 – 6 November 1889)
    • Kathleen Douglas-Pennant Boscawen (6 November 1889 – )
  • Dowager Viscountess
    • Mary Frances Elizabeth Stapleton Boscawen (6 November 1889 – 20 November 1891)

Acquaintances, Friends and Enemies[edit | edit source]

Timeline[edit | edit source]

1886 October 19, Evelyn Edward Thomas Boscawen and the Hon. Kathleen Douglas-Pennant married.[2]

1889 November 6, Evelyn Edward Thomas Boscawen succeeded to the title Viscount Falmouth.[1]

1897 July 2, Friday, Lord and Lady Falmouth attended the Duchess of Devonshire's fancy-dress ball at Devonshire House.

Black-and-white photograph of a standing woman richly dressed in an historical costume
Kathleen, Viscountess Falmouth in costume as Madame Recamier. ©National Portrait Gallery, London.
woman seated on a chaise looking over her shoulder at the viewer
Madame Recamier, by Jacques-Louis David, 1800

Costume at the Duchess of Devonshire's 2 July 1897 Fancy-dress Ball[edit | edit source]

At the Duchess of Devonshire's fancy-dress ball, Evelyn, Viscount Falmouth (at 172) sat at Table 6 in the first seating for supper. The Times lists Lord and Lady Falmouth. Kathleen, Lady Falmouth (at 471) was also present.

Alice Hughes's portrait of "Kathleen (née Douglas-Pennant), Viscountess Falmouth as Madame Recamier" in costume is photogravure #95 in the album presented to the Duchess of Devonshire and now in the National Portrait Gallery.[3] The printing on the portrait says, "Viscountess Falmouth as Madame Recamier," with a Long S in Viscountess.[4]

The famous 1800 portrait of Madame Juliet Récamier (right) by Jacques-Louis David hangs in the Louvre. Kathleen, Viscountess Falmouth's dress and hair look like they might have been inspired by this painting, although the shawl and jewelry are quite different.

Demographics[edit | edit source]

  • Nationality: British[5]

Family[edit | edit source]

  • Evelyn Boscawen, 6th Viscount Falmouth (18 March 1819 – 6 November 1889)[6]
  • Mary Frances Elizabeth Stapleton Boscawen, Baroness le Despenser (– 20 November 1891)[7]
  1. Mary Elizabeth Frances Catherine Boscawen (1846 – 21 January 1916)
  2. Evelyn Edward Thomas Boscawen, 7th Viscount Falmouth (24 July 1847 – 1 October 1918)
  3. Hugh le Despenser Boscawen (28 February 1849 – 8 April 1908)
  4. Edith Maria Boscawen (1851 – 24 September 1906)
  5. Mabel Emma Boscawen (1855 – 26 October 1927)
  6. John Richard de Clare Boscawen (19 December 1860 – 12 December 1915)


  • Evelyn Edward Thomas Boscawen, 7th Viscount Falmouth (24 July 1847 – 1 October 1918)[1]
  • Kathleen Douglas-Pennant Boscawen (1861 – 29 December 1953)[2]
  1. Evelyn Hugh John Boscawen, 8th Viscount Falmouth (5 August 1887 – 18 February 1962)
  2. George Edward Boscawen (6 December 1888 – 6 June 1918)
  3. Vere Douglas Boscawen (3 August 1890 – 29 October 1914)
  4. Mildmay Thomas Boscawen (5 February 1892 – 13 November 1958)
  5. Kathleen Pamela Mary Corona Boscawen (29 April 1902 – 25 June 1995)

Notes and Questions[edit | edit source]

Footnotes[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Evelyn Edward Thomas Boscawen, 7th Viscount Falmouth." "Person Page". thepeerage.com. Retrieved 2020-11-26.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Hon. Kathleen Douglas-Pennant." "Person Page". thepeerage.com. Retrieved 2020-11-26.
  3. "Devonshire House Fancy Dress Ball (1897): photogravures by Walker & Boutall after various photographers." 1899. National Portrait Gallery https://www.npg.org.uk/collections/search/portrait-list.php?set=515.
  4. "Kathleen (née Douglas-Pennant), Viscountess Falmouth as Madame Recamier." Diamond Jubilee Fancy Dress Ball. National Portrait Gallery https://www.npg.org.uk/collections/search/portrait/mw158455/Kathleen-ne-Douglas-Pennant-Viscountess-Falmouth-as-Madame-Recamier.
  5. "Evelyn Boscawen, 7th Viscount Falmouth". Wikipedia. 2020-06-23. https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Evelyn_Boscawen,_7th_Viscount_Falmouth&oldid=964086163. 
  6. "Evelyn Boscawen, 6th Viscount Falmouth." "Person Page". thepeerage.com. Retrieved 2020-11-26.
  7. "Mary Frances Elizabeth Stapleton, Baroness le Despenser." "Person Page". thepeerage.com. Retrieved 2020-11-26.