People of his age

The people named below were born around the same time as William in the years 1757-79. Most of them lived in the lands where he lived or had property: England, France, Ireland and the United States of America. Each name has a link to further information (lord Leicester has two links). The list follows the sequence of deaths.




lord Edward Fitzgerald (died 1798)








Caroline queen of the United Kingdom (died 1821)








Percy Jocelyn (died 1843)




William and his sisters were born in the years from 1763 to 1781 which made them close contemporaries of the children of queen Charlotte and king George III: six daughters and nine sons born from 1762 to 1783.

Images from the top

George Cruikshank: Inconveniences of a Crowded Drawing Room, 1818.

George Cruikshank: The Arrest of Lord Edward Fitzgerald, 1845.

George Cruikshank: The Radical Ladder, 1821.

George Cruikshank: The Arse Bishop Josclin G a Soldier, 1822.

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