Countess of Ilchester et al. in Bowood House, Derry Hill, Wiltshire - 27 October, 1818, at night
from Diary of Thomas Moore, 27 October 1818, pages 203–206:
Dined at Bowood. Rogers went away yesterday. The company, besides the Aucklands, Lord and Lady Ilchester, two sons of Bobus Smith, Mr. and Mrs. Oakden, and Lysons, the Magna Britannia man, come to see Lord Ilchester about some Roman pavement which has been found on his lordship's estate. […] Music in the evening. Mrs. Oakden played the “Ranz des Vaches” and the beautiful “Chaconne” of Jomelli.
Thomas Moore, Diary of Thomas Moore, 27 October 1818. In Lord John Russell and Lord John Russell (ed.), Memoirs, Journal and Correspondence of Thomas Moore, volume 2 (London, 1853), p. 203–206. https://led.kmi.open.ac.uk/entity/lexp/1593794523441 accessed: 7 December, 2023
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|'Ranz des Vaches'||performed by Mrs Oakden|
written by Niccolò Jommelli
|performed by Mrs Oakden|
|Date/Time||27 October, 1818, at night|
|Listening Environment||in the company of others, in private, indoors|
Samuel Lysons and his brother Daniel collaborated on the writing of Magna Britannia, but it is most likely that Moore was referring to Samuel in this instance, as he was also well known for his archaeological work on Roman sites. George Eden, 1st Earl of Auckland, was unmarried. A previous entry from Moore's diary, dated 18 October 1818, mentions that two of his sisters were amongst the party at Bowood House. It is possible that they were also present on this occasion.