- Bush. Anne Bush: housekeeper at Powderham, mentioned in William’s English will (section 10). For her own will, see Wills of other people.
- Carte. Edward Carte: William’s agent in Ireland from 1811 to 1818, a cousin of the Thomas Locke who married William’s aunt Ann Clack.
- Chaudlet. Joseph Chaudlet: “He was an important character in the old village [Bloomingdale, New York] and a man of many talents and resources. Bom in Marseilles, he met in Paris with Gen. Lafayette who found that Joseph was an excellent cook and gave him, on leaving France, letters to Fulton and Major Colden, which procured him the position of chef to Lord Courtenay, who kept an almost princely household at “Claremont.” Chaudlet exhibited such skill in treating the Viscount’s horses that he was promoted to the post of veterinary surgeon. Afterwards he built and managed the Harsenville smithy.” (Hopper Striker Mott, The New York of Yesterday, 1908, page 417.)
- Corbyn. Henry Corbyn: William’s tenant in Devon and (from 1821) in France; he witnessed the first codicil to William’s English will.
- Ferrère-Laffitte: William’s bankers in France.
- Fouchécour. Comte de Fouchécour: Jean Francois Louis Marie Marguerite de Salivet de Courtenay, Comte de Fouchécour et de Salivet Vicomte de Blomchamps et du Boire, a French aristocrat born in 1759 who migrated to England in 1792 and was naturalized with support from William’s family as ‘Jean de Courtenay’ by an 1812 act of the UK parliament (Journals of the House of Commons volume 67 pages 68, 307, & 54; Journals of the House of Lords volume 48 pages 824, 826 & 830). When his French translation of Samuel Johnson’s Rasselas was published in London in 1798, Fouchécour describes himself as ‘Heureux si mes efforts me méritent l’approbation de mes lecteurs, et si la nation loyale et hospitalière à la quelle je fais hommage de ma traduction l’accueille avec indulgence.‘ He taught French to support himself in England, and Brit Nicholson quotes an 1808 description of him by one of his pupils: ‘His manners were gentle but like his face, very plain and his figure small but well made.’ As a friend of William’s cousin and brother-in-law sir John Honywood, two of his letters appear in Lady Honywood’s Memorial (pages 16-17 and 29); he seems to have been held in The Fleet, a prison for debtors, in December 1811 (London Gazette, No. 16557 page 24).
- Fryer. William Fryer, a labourer from Powderham, was indicted at Exeter in 1811 for having consensual sex with William.
- Gawler. See Sisters (Anne).
- Genevray. See Sisters (Frances).
- Henley. Samuel Henley: born at Abbotskerswell (Devon).
- Hoskins. Alexander Hoskins (1766-c1830) – AH: William’s agent in Ireland from 1818 to 1821; AH was the [elder?] son of Ann & Alexander Hoskins of Great Broughton (Cumberland) and Hornby Hall (Lancs); father’s will proved in 1826 [but his father may be the Alexander Hoskins who died in 1800 and was buried on 5 July at Melling, Lancashire]. AH married Margaret Smith (see Smith below; aged 54 at death in 1838; buried 26 February at Melling) at Heysham (Lancashire) 21 June 1798; they had at least 8 children: rev. William Edward H, Margaret Royse of Nantenan (co. Limerick), Elizabeth H, James Alexander H, Henry Repton H, Thomas (killed in Ireland aged 19 in 1821), Maria (baptised St Pancras 16 November 1807), Alexander (died as an infant 16 January 1807). AH‘s elder/younger brother George was a merchant at Liverpool; their sister Ann (died 1819 @57 & buried at Melling) married Timothy Parker (-1805) of Hornby Hall and their children included 9 sons. AH articled 1781-1786 to Robert Fisher of London but interrupted by ill health; residue from 1793-1795 with Edward Newsham of Liverpool.
- La Forest. Charles Henry La Forest: a legatee in William’s English will (section 4 and codicil 4). Le comte de Laforest is listed at 15 rue Belle-Chasse and madame la comtesse Laforest at 8 place Vendôme in Almanach des 25000 addresses des principaux habitans de Paris par l’année 1832.
- La Gage. Augustus Louis La Gage: a legatee in William’s English will (section 4).
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