Amelia Lydia Dare (1851-1944) was the wife of Sir Thomas Jackson (1841-1915). Parts of this post will be included in my upcoming book, The Silver Bowl: The Surprisingly Irish Roots of HSBC. In this post, I am thinking out loud – sharing conjectures in the hopes of learning more.
UPDATE: Thanks to the research skills and work of Mark Sherbrooke, a number of errors (made by me) have been fixed, and new material added. July 28, 2015.
|Elizabeth Murray (1626-1698) aka Countess Dysart, wife of Sir Lionel Tollemache (1624-1669) - thought to be an ancestor of Amelia Lydia Dare.|
|William Ball Wright - the other photograph of him is more interesting, but copyrighted - so you need to follow the link to see it.|
The father (or grandfather) of Sarah Parke -George Dare had obtained all proofs of the legitimacy of the secret marriage, and all other descendants, and was on his way to London to put it in the hands of a lawyer with every chance of being given his lawful inheritance of both property and money. When on the way back by coach, he and his wife were taken ill with smallpox at Saffron Walden, and both died. The Landlord of the inn, fearing infection, had all their luggage burnt, and with it all the unreplaceable legal documents.
- Grand Hotels: Reality and Illusion. 2002. Elaine Denby. P 178 reference to Parke Hotel.