Social Victorians/People/Rodney

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Also Known As[edit | edit source]

  • Family name: Rodney
  • Baron Rodney
    • George Bridges Harley Dennett Rodney, 7th Baron Rodney of Rodney Stoke (19 August 1864 – 29 December 1909)[1]

Demographics[edit | edit source]

  • Nationality:

Family[edit | edit source]

  • George Bridges Harley Dennett Rodney, 7th Baron Rodney of Rodney Stoke (28 February 1857– 29 December 1909)[1]
  • Hon. Corisande Evelyn Vere Guest Rodney ( – 1 September 1943)[2]
  1. George Bridges Harley Guest Rodney, 8th Baron Rodney of Rodney Stoke (2 November 1891 – 18 December 1973)
  2. Hon. James Henry Bertie Rodney (29 March 1893 – 9 December 1933)
  3. Hon. Charles Christian Simon Rodney (26 July 1895 – 15 March 1980)
  4. Hon. William Francis Rodney (2 October 1896 – 9 May 1915)
  • Charlotte Eugenia Probyn Rodney (– 5 November 1939)[3]

Relations[edit | edit source]

  • Hon. Corisande Evelyn Vere Guest is the daughter of Ivor Bertie Guest.

Acquaintances, Friends and Enemies[edit | edit source]

Timeline[edit | edit source]

1891 January 24, Hon. Corisande Guest and George, Baron Rodney married.[2]

1897 July 2, George and Corisande Rodney, Baron and Lady Rodney, attended the Duchess of Devonshire's fancy-dress ball at Devonshire House.

1902, Hon. Corisande Guest Rodney and George, Baron Rodney divorced.[2]

1903 January 28, Charlotte Eugenia Probyn and George Bridges Harley Dennett Rodney married.[3]

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, George, Baron Rodney (at 80) was a Knight of the Round Table. All the knights wore

  • "white satin tabard, royal blue cloak embroidered in scarlet and gold over chain mail armour, with helmet, spurs, and two-handed sword complete, each with his own crest embroidered on his tabard."[4]:5, Col. 7a

According to the Morning Post, the Knights of the Round Table were Lord Rodney, Hon. R. Grosvenor, Earl Bathurst, and Hon. G. Hood.[5]:8, Col. 1b According to the Daily News, the Knights of the Table Round were "Lord Ashburton, Lord Rodney, Lord Bathurst, Lord Ampthill, and Lord Beauchamp."[4]:5, Col. 7a

Lafayette's portrait of "George Rodney, 7th Baron Rodney as King Arthur of the Round Table" in costume is #110 in the album presented to the Duchess of Devonshire and now in the National Portrait Gallery.[6] The printing on the portrait says, "Lord Rodney as King Arthur of the Round Table."[7]

Corisande, Baroness Rodney, is at 472. Lafayette's portrait of "Corisande Evelyn Vere (née Guest), Lady Rodney as Queen Guinevere" in costume is #109 in the album presented to the Duchess of Devonshire and now in the National Portrait Gallery.[6] The printing on the portrait says, "Lady Rodney as Queen Guinevere."[8]

Footnotes[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "George Bridges Harley Dennett Rodney, 7th Baron Rodney of Rodney Stoke." "Person Page". www.thepeerage.com. Retrieved 2020-10-17.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "Hon. Corisande Evelyn Vere Guest." "Person Page". www.thepeerage.com. Retrieved 2020-10-17.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Charlotte Eugenia Probyn." "Person Page". www.thepeerage.com. Retrieved 2020-10-17.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Duchess of Devonshire's Fancy Ball. A Brilliant Spectacle. Some of the Dresses." London Daily News Saturday 3 July 1897: 5 [of 10], Col. 6a–6, Col. 1b. British Newspaper Archive https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000051/18970703/024/0005 and https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/BL/0000051/18970703/024/0006.
  5. "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.
  6. 6.0 6.1 "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.
  7. "George Rodney." Diamond Jubilee Fancy Dress Ball. National Portrait Gallery https://www.npg.org.uk/collections/search/portrait/mw158472/George-Rodney-7th-Baron-Rodney-as-King-Arthur-of-the-Round-Table.
  8. "Corisande Evelyn Vere." Diamond Jubilee Fancy Dress Ball. National Portrait Gallery https://www.npg.org.uk/collections/search/portrait/mw158471/Corisande-Evelyn-Vere-ne-Guest-Lady-Rodney-as-Queen-Guinevere.