Social Victorians/People/Hamilton Temple Blackwood

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Also Known As[edit | edit source]

  • Family name
    • Blackwood (2 September 1862)[1]
    • Hamilton-Blackwood (2 September 1862)[2]
    • Hamilton-Temple-Blackwood (13 November 1872)
  • Earl of Dufferin, co. Down (U.K. peerage)
    • Frederick Temple Hamilton-Temple-Blackwood, 1st Marquess of Dufferin and Ava (13 November 1871 – 12 February 1902)
  • Marquess of Dufferin and Ava (U.K. peerage)
    • Frederick Temple Hamilton-Temple-Blackwood, 1st Marquess of Dufferin and Ava (17 November 1888 – 12 February 1902)
  • Earl of Ava, co. Down and Burma (U.K. peerage)
    • Frederick Temple Hamilton-Temple-Blackwood, 1st? Earl of Ava (17 November 1888 – )
    • Archibald James Leofric Temple Hamilton-Temple-Blackwood, 2nd Earl of Ava (17 November 1888? – 11 January 1900)
    • Terence John Temple Hamilton-Temple-Blackwood, 3rd Earl of Ava (11 January 1900 – 12 February 1902)[3]
    • Frederick Temple Hamilton-Temple-Blackwood, 4th Earl of Ava (12 February 1902 – 21 July 1930)

Demographics[edit | edit source]

  • Nationality
    • The Hamilton-Temple-Blackwoods: Anglo-Irish[2]
    • Flora David: American[4]

Family[edit | edit source]

  • Frederick Temple Hamilton-Temple-Blackwood, 1st Marquess of Dufferin and Ava (21 June 1826 – 12 February 1902)[2]
  • Hariot Georgina Rowan-Hamilton (5 February 1843 – 25 October 1936)[5]
    1. Lady Helen Hermione Hamilton-Temple-Blackwood (1863 – 9 April 1941)
    2. Archibald James Leofric Temple Hamilton-Temple-Blackwood, Earl of Ava (28 July 1863 – 11 January 1900)
    3. Terence John Temple Hamilton-Temple-Blackwood, 2nd Marquess of Dufferin and Ava (16 March 1866 – 11 February 1919)
    4. Sydney Temple Blackwood (29 May 1867 – 29 May 1867)[1]
    5. Lady Hermione Catherine Helen Hamilton-Temple-Blackwood (1869 – 19 October 1960)
    6. Lord Basil[6] (Ian Basil Gawaine Temple) Hamilton-Temple-Blackwood (4 November 1870 – 3 July 1917)
    7. Lady Victoria Alexandrina Hamilton-Temple-Blackwood (1873 – 11 February 1968)
    8. Frederick Temple Hamilton-Temple-Blackwood, 3rd Marquess of Dufferin and Ava (26 February 1875 – 21 July 1930)


  • Flora (Florence) Hamilton Davis (c. 1865[4] – 14 April 1925)[7]
  1. Lady Doris Gwendoline Blackwood (14 December 1895 – 1984[4])
  2. Lady Ursula Florence Blackwood (9 February 1899 – 1982[4])
  3. Lady Patricia Ethel Blackwood (20 March 1902 – 1983[4])
  • Terence John Temple Hamilton-Temple-Blackwood, 2nd Marquess of Dufferin and Ava (16 March 1866 – 11 February 1919)[8]
  • Richard George Penn Curzon, 4th Earl Howe (28 April 1861 – 10 January 1929)[9]

Acquaintances, Friends and Enemies[edit | edit source]

Timeline[edit | edit source]

1893 October 16, Florence Davis and Terence John Temple Hamilton-Temple-Blackwood married.

1897 July 2, Lady Florence Davis and Terence John Temple Hamilton-Temple-Blackwood attended the Duchess of Devonshire's Duchess of Devonshire's fancy-dress ball at Devonshire House.

1902 February 12, Terence John Temple Hamilton-Temple-Blackwood succeeded as 2nd Marquess of Dufferin and Ava.

1919 December 11, Florence Davis Hamilton-Temple-Blackwood and Richard George Penn Curzon, 4th Earl Howe married.

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

Lady Florence Blackwood[edit | edit source]

At the Duchess of Devonshire’s 1897 Duchess of Devonshire's fancy-dress ball, Lady Florence Blackwood (at 646) was dressed as Flora, Goddess of Flowers. She attended with her husband Lord Terence Blackwood (at 647) and his brother Archibald, Earl of Ava (at 636).

Gunn & Stuart's portrait of "Florence (née Davis), Marchioness of Dufferin and Ava (later Countess Howe) when Lady Terence Blackwood as Flora Goddess of Flowers" in costume was included in the album presented to the Duchess of Devonshire and now in the National Portrait Gallery.[10] The printing on the portrait says, "Lady Terence Blackwood, as Flora Goddess of Flowers," with a Long S in Goddess.[11]

Lord Terence Blackwood[edit | edit source]

Lord Terence Blackwood (at 647) was dressed as Captain Blackwood, Royal Navy.

Gunn & Stuart's portrait of "Terence John Temple Hamilton-Temple-Blackwood, 2nd Marquess of Dufferin and Ava when Lord Terence Blackwood as Captain Blackwood, R.N." in costume was included in the album presented to the Duchess of Devonshire and now in the National Portrait Gallery.[10] The printing on the portrait says, "Lord Terence Blackwood as Captain Blackwood, R.N."[12]

Archibald Hamilton-Temple-Blackwood, Earl of Ava[edit | edit source]

Archibald Hamilton-Temple-Blackwood, Earl of Ava (at 357) was present[13] and

  • was dressed as Archduke Maximilian in the Empress Maria Theresa Quadrille.[14][15]:7, Col. 6b
  • is represented in the article in the Gentlewoman with a line drawing and this description of a "black and blue satin costume."[16]:40, Col. 2a

Lord Basil Blackwood[edit | edit source]

Lord Basil Blackwood — Lord Basil (Ian Basil Gawaine Temple) Hamilton-Temple-Blackwood — (at 582) also attended.[13]

Lord and Lady J. Blackwood[edit | edit source]

Lord J. Blackwood (at 718) and Lady J. Blackwood (at 719) attended the ball.[13]

Notes and Questions[edit | edit source]

  1. It seems unlikely that Terence John Temple Hamilton-Temple-Blackwood would have been called Lord J. Blackwood; he seems to have gone by Terence. I see no others whose surname was Blackwood and whose name would begin with J. Perhaps the newspaper reporter in the Times meant to write Lord T. Blackwood? In cursive, perhaps the letters were not clear?

Footnotes[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Frederick Hamilton-Temple-Blackwood, 1st Marquess of Dufferin and Ava". Wikipedia. 2021-05-20. https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Frederick_Hamilton-Temple-Blackwood,_1st_Marquess_of_Dufferin_and_Ava&oldid=1024107132.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frederick_Hamilton-Temple-Blackwood,_1st_Marquess_of_Dufferin_and_Ava.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "Frederick Temple Hamilton-Temple-Blackwood, 1st Marquess of Dufferin and Ava." "Person Page". www.thepeerage.com. Retrieved 2021-05-31. https://www.thepeerage.com/p4999.htm#i49984.
  3. "Terence Hamilton-Temple-Blackwood, 2nd Marquess of Dufferin and Ava". Wikipedia. 2020-12-04. https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Terence_Hamilton-Temple-Blackwood,_2nd_Marquess_of_Dufferin_and_Ava&oldid=992359425.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terence_Hamilton-Temple-Blackwood,_2nd_Marquess_of_Dufferin_and_Ava.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 "Flora Curzon, Lady Howe". Wikipedia. 2021-03-08. https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Flora_Curzon,_Lady_Howe&oldid=1011048798.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flora_Curzon,_Lady_Howe.
  5. "Hariot Georgina Rowan-Hamilton." "Person Page". www.thepeerage.com. Retrieved 2021-05-31. https://www.thepeerage.com/p4999.htm#i49985.
  6. "Lord Ian Basil Gawaine Temple Hamilton-Temple-Blackwood." "Person Page". www.thepeerage.com. Retrieved 2021-06-01. https://www.thepeerage.com/p4999.htm#i49988.
  7. "Florence Davis." "Person Page". www.thepeerage.com. Retrieved 2021-05-31. https://www.thepeerage.com/p1068.htm#i10671.
  8. "Terence John Temple Hamilton-Temple-Blackwood, 2nd Marquess of Dufferin and Ava." "Person Page". www.thepeerage.com. Retrieved 2021-05-31. https://www.thepeerage.com/p4999.htm#i49983.
  9. "Richard George Penn Curzon, 4th Earl Howe." "Person Page". www.thepeerage.com. Retrieved 2021-05-31. https://www.thepeerage.com/p10633.htm#i106325.
  10. 10.0 10.1 "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.
  11. "Florence (née Davis), Marchioness of Dufferin and Ava (later Countess Howe) when Lady Terence Blackwood as Flora Goddess of Flowers." Diamond Jubilee Fancy Dress Ball. National Portrait Gallery https://www.npg.org.uk/collections/search/portrait/mw158393/Florence-ne-Davis-Marchioness-of-Dufferin-and-Ava-later-Countess-Howe-when-Lady-Terence-Blackwood-as-Flora-Goddess-of-Flowers.
  12. "Terence John Temple Hamilton-Temple-Blackwood, 2nd Marquess of Dufferin and Ava when Lord Terence Blackwood as Captain Blackwood, R.N.." Diamond Jubilee Fancy Dress Ball. National Portrait Gallery https://www.npg.org.uk/collections/search/portrait/mw158395/Terence-John-Temple-Hamilton-Temple-Blackwood-2nd-Marquess-of-Dufferin-and-Ava-when-Lord-Terence-Blackwood-as-Captain-Blackwood-RN.
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 "Ball at Devonshire House." The Times Saturday 3 July 1897: 12, Cols. 1a–4c The Times Digital Archive. Web. 28 Nov. 2015.
  14. "Ball at Devonshire House." The Times Saturday 3 July 1897: 12, Cols. 1a–4c The Times Digital Archive. Web. 28 Nov. 2015.
  15. "Fancy Dress Ball at Devonshire House." Morning Post Saturday 3 July 1897: 7 [of 12], Col. 4a–8 Col. 2b. British Newspaper Archive https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000174/18970703/054/0007.
  16. “The Duchess of Devonshire’s Ball.” The Gentlewoman 10 July 1897 Saturday: 32–42 [of 76], Cols. 1a–3c [of 3]. British Newspaper Archive https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0003340/18970710/155/0032.