ROMILLY, Thomas (Grimwade p.382)

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ROMILLY, Thomas (Grimwade p.382)

Postby MCB » Thu Dec 15, 2011 6:17 am

Goldworkers List (Section VII).

Born in 1753.
Christening record for Thomas Peter Romilly at St Anne, Soho dated 7th July 1753; parents Peter and Margaret.
Indentures signed on 9th July 1767 for Peter Romilly, Cook of London, to take his son Thomas Peter as an apprentice.
He married his cousin Jane Anne Romilly at St Marylebone, Westminster on 14th September 1780. He was from St Anne, Soho parish.
Christening of 1 of their children was recorded at St Anne, Soho in 1781 and 2 at St Marylebone in 1783-84.
2 maker’s marks entered at Goldsmiths Hall in 1785 as a goldworker from 17 Frith Street, Soho.
Christening of 4 of their children was recorded at St Anne, Soho in 1786-91 and 2 at St Pancras Old Church in 1793-97.
Thomas died in 1828.
London Deaths & Burials Index for St Mary, Paddington Green register dated 14th December 1828. Aged about 76 years; last address Dulwich St Giles, Camberwell.
The Dictionary of National Biography Vol. 1 p187 mentions Thomas Peter’s son Joseph (1791-1864); Vol.1 p.188 for Sir Samuel Romilly (1757-1818) notes that his brother was Thomas Peter Romilly and their father Peter a Huguenot who was a jeweller at Frith Street, Soho and who died in 1784. The marriage of Thomas Peter to his cousin is also mentioned as is her time as an invalid and death in 1796. The year of death stated in the narrative may be incorrect. There is a burial record dated 14th March 1803 at St Mary, Paddington Green for a Jane Anne Romilly of St Marylebone.

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Re: ROMILLY, Thomas (Grimwade p.382)

Postby dognose » Tue Jan 27, 2015 6:51 am

Romilly, Sir Samuel, an eminent lawyer, was the son of a jeweller, in Frith-street, Westminster, and born there March 1st, 1757. His education was private and contracted ; after which he became a clerk in an attorney's office, but left that situation to study in one of the inns of court. In 1783 he was called to the bar ; and for several years confined his practice to draughts in equity. At length he rose to distinction in the court of chancery; and in the last administration of Mr. Fox, was made solicitor-general, when he received the honour of knighthood. When the party to whom he was attached went out of office, he also retired; but still continued in parliament, where he displayed great powers in debate. He exerted himself in endeavouring to effect a revision of the criminal code, with a view to the limitation of capital punishments to a few heinous offences ; on which subject he published an able pamphlet; as he also did another against the erection of the office of vice-chancellor. The death of this eminent man was melancholy. Shocked at the loss of his lady, who died of a dropsy in the Isle of Wight, he became delirious, and destroyed himself, Nov. 2d, 1818.

Source: Lempriere's Universal Biography - John Lemprière and Eleazar Lord - 1825

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Re: ROMILLY, Thomas (Grimwade p.382)

Postby dognose » Wed Sep 11, 2019 5:14 am

Sir Samuel Romilly was born on the 1st March, 1751. He was descended from a respectable family in the south of France. His grandfather gave up his country and his patrimony rather than submit to the persecutions to which the professors of the reformed religion were exposed during the latter years of Louis the Fourteenth’s reign, and set up business in the neighbourhood of London as a wax-bleacher. He died poor, leaving a large family unprovided for. The youngest son, Peter, the father of Sir Samuel, was apprenticed to a jeweller in Broad Street, and appears to have made himself a thorough master of his business, for we subsequently find him mentioned as one of the leading jewellers of the day. He fell in love with the sister of his fellow-apprentice, Garnault, and after a protracted opposition on the part of her family, was united to her. But her health and spirits had received a fatal shock from their unkindness, and she remained through life incapable of taking an active share in the management of the household, or the education of her children.

Source: The Law Magazine or Quarterly Review of Jurisprudence - 1840

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Re: ROMILLY, Thomas (Grimwade p.382)

Postby silverly » Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:47 am

13 January 1829 Thomas Peter Romilly of Dulwich , Surrey Esquire will proved at London.

Reference: TNA PROB 11/1750/381


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