Augusta de Ameland (née Murray) et al. in London, England - 10 June, 1819

from Diary of Thomas Moore, 10 June 1819, page 327:

Dined at Lady Cork's. Company: Lord and Lady Bessborough, William and Lady Caroline Lamb, Jekyll, Mr. and Mrs. Villiers, and Miss White. […] In the evening the Duchess of Sussex and her daughter came, the latter, at Lady Cork's request, in the dress she wore at Lady Darnley's. A good deal of singing by Mrs. Friere, myself, and Mrs. Cunliffe. From thence I went to Lady Grey's ball, which is always of the best kind, and stayed till between two and three.

cite as

Thomas Moore, Diary of Thomas Moore, 10 June 1819. In Lord John Russell and Lord John Russell (ed.), Memoirs, Journal and Correspondence of Thomas Moore, volume 2 (London, 1853), p. 327. accessed: 15 June, 2024

location of experience: London, England


Princess Emma
Caroline Lamb
3rd Earl of Bessborough
Joseph Jekyll
lawyer, Politician
Lydia Rogers White
literary hostess
2nd Viscount Melbourne
Politician, Prime Minister 1834 1835-41
Thomas Moore
Poet, Singer, song writer

Listening to

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unspecified vocal music performed by Elizabeth Emma Cunliffe, Mrs Friere, Thomas Moore

Experience Information

Date/Time 10 June, 1819
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors


The Villiers were a prominent aristocratic family, a number of whom were involved in politics. It is not possible to tell, from Moore's entry, which particular members of the family were present on the occasion of this party.

Originally submitted by lcc5 on Fri, 10 Jul 2020 18:28:17 +0100
Approved on Fri, 28 Aug 2020 11:11:03 +0100