Cork Street and Savile Row Area: Table of notable inhabitants on the Burlington Estate

Survey of London: Volumes 31 and 32, St James Westminster, Part 2. Originally published by London County Council, London, 1963.

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Table of Notable Inhabitants on the Burlington Estate


1. Lord Sidney Beauclerk, son of the Duke of St. Albans and father of Topham Beauclerk, 1735–6; John Shirley, esquire, 1737; Robert Shirley, esquire, 1738–42; Miss Manners, 1743–1748; Lady Ann Connelly (? daughter of Sir Thomas Wentworth, third Baron Raby), 1754; Lady Drake, 1755–70; Miss Sophia Drake, 1770–83; George Squibb, auctioneer, 1801–14.

2. John Trusler (? eccentric divine), 1764–5; Elias Prestage, auctioneer, 1778; William Haines, engraver and painter who had his studio here, 1816–30.


3. Colonel the Hon. William Egerton, 1721–3; Lady Forbes, wife of George Forbes, Baron Forbes, later third Earl of Granard, naval commander and diplomatist, 1731–4; Lady Elizabeth Granard, 1735–40; Hon. Mrs. Egerton, 1741–1744; John Egerton, second Duke of Bridgwater, 1747; Stephen Johnson, chaplain to Russian ambassador, 1756–61; Rev. Doctor Russell, 1772–81.

4. Frederick Moore Simpson, architect, 1894.

5. Francis Whitworth, M.P., Surveyor General of Woods and Forests, 1722–37; Doctor William Carmichael, later Archbishop of Dublin, 1745–1753; Wenman Coke (? father of first Earl of Leicester), 1754–61; Colonel Carey, 1761–1770 or 1771; Lady Ramsden (? widow of Sir John, third baronet), 1770 or 1771–5; Charles Meadows (? later Charles Pierrepoint, first Earl of Manvers), 1776 or 1777–81; Doctor William Smith, 1782–3; Robert Liston, surgeon, 1840–7; Sir William Bowman, ophthalmic surgeon, 1850–92.

6. Lady Teynham, widow of eighth Baron, 1724–1730; Alexander Hume-Campbell, second Earl of Marchmont, 1733; Henry Somerset (afterwards Scudamore), third Duke of Beaufort, 1734–6; Baron Hop(p), Dutch envoy, 1737–1761; Count Woronzof, Russian envoy, 1762; Thompson for Russian ambassador, 1765–9; Jeremiah Dyson, civil servant and politician, 1770–6; William Mitford, historian, 1789–1824.

7. Lieutenant-General Richard Gorges, M.P., 1721–8; George Brudenell, third Earl of Cardigan, 1729–31; John Monson, first Lord Monson, 1733–4; Edward Stanley, eleventh Earl of Derby, 1740–2; Robert Marsham, second Baron Romney, 1753–8; Hon. Henry Grenville, 1758–61; Doctor Anthony Addington, physician, father of below, 1762–80; Henry Addington, first Viscount Sidmouth, Prime Minister, 1805–1807 or 1808 and 1816–24; John Randolph, Bishop of Bangor and later of London, 1807 or 1808–10; F. H. W. Cornewall, Bishop of Worcester, 1811–16.

8. Thomas Walker, M.P., Surveyor General of Crown Lands, 1721–48; George Fermor, second Earl of Pomfret, 1770–2; General Harvey, 1772–5; Thomas Gisborne, physician, 1782–1806; Admiral Sir Eliab Harvey, commanded Téméraire at Trafalgar, 1808–30.

9. Anthony Grey, Earl of Harold, son of the Duke of Kent, 1721–3; Sir Jacob Des Bouverie, first Viscount Folkestone, 1737–61; Lady Folkestone to 1780; Sir Thomas Skipworth (? Sir Thomas George Skipworth, fourth baronet of Newbold Hall, Warwickshire), 1780–4; John Calcraft the younger, politician, 1809–16; William O'Bryen, second Marquis of Thomond, 1816–19; Clayton and Bell, glass painters, 1911–35; John Belcher and John James Joass, architects, 1912–19; Francis Bacon, architect, 1916–19; James M. W. Halley, architect, 1916–19; Mervyn (later Sir Mervyn) E. Macartney, architect, 1916–27.

10. Sir John Rouse (? Sir John Rouse, fifth baronet, father of first Earl of Stradbroke), 1758–65; Sir James Gray (? diplomatist and antiquary), 1766–7; Hon. Henry Grenville, 1769–80; George Stultz, tailor, from 1809 (to 1915, latterly as Stultz, Binnie & Co.).

11. Lady Caroline Mountjoy, 1731–c. 1738; Lady Ann Mountjoy, c. 1738–42; Francis Reynolds, M.P. for Lancaster, father of below, 1750–73; Thomas Reynolds, afterwards Reynolds-Moreton, second Lord Ducie of Tortworth, 1773–4.

14. Colonel Sir Edmund Elwell, baronet, Comptroller of Excise, 1721–40; Sir John Elwell, baronet, 1740–56; Charles Lyttelton, antiquary and Bishop of Carlisle, 1767–8; Sir John Trevelyan, fourth baronet, 1768–71; Thomas Gisborne (see No. 8), 1773–81; Alexander Cuming, mathematician and watchmaker, 1782–90.

15e. John St. John, tenth Baron St. John of Bletso, ? 1725–7; Lady Hereford, widow of eigth Viscount, 1729–40; W. Bush, architect and surveyor, 1853–7 to 1869.

16. Samuel Sandys, later first Baron Sandys, Chancellor of the Exchequer, 1725–42.

17. Charles Wither, M.P., Surveyor General of Woods and Forests, 1725–7 to 1731; Hester, Lady Cobham, widow of Richard Granville, later Countess Temple, 1737–49; John Moore, physician and man of letters, 1784–99 (his son, General Sir John Moore, stayed here); Sir Alexander Crichton, physician, 1800–4.

18. General Sir John West, seventh Baron (later first Earl) De La Warr, 1725–7 to 1740; Lady Preston (? widow of second Viscount), 1741–58; Admiral Sir John Moore, 1763–79.


1. Sir Theodore Janssen, South Sea Company Director, 1725 or 1726–34; Lady Gifford (? widow of Sir John Gifford, second baronet of Burstall, Leicestershire), 1736–52; Henry Arundell, seventh Baron Arundell of Wardour, 1753–1756; Lady Arundell, widow of above, to 1764; Sir Robert Mackreth, club proprietor, 1764– 1805.

2. Lady Forrester, 1728; Lady Buck (? widow of Sir Charles Buck, third baronet of Hamby Grange, Lincolnshire), 1729–34; Brigadier Richbell, 1748–9; Hon. Mrs. Ann Pitt, 1760–3; Frederick J. Francis, architect, 1846–50.

3. Sir Brownlow Sherard, third baronet of Lopethorpe, Lincolnshire, 1728–36; Thomas Penstone, hairdresser, 1768–1808.

4. Lady Forbes, wife of George, Lord Forbes, later third Earl of Granard, 1729–30; Colonel Douglas (? Robert Douglas, M.P. for Orkney, Colonel, killed at Fontenoy, brother of below), 1741–3; James Douglas, fourteenth Earl of Morton, 1745–6 (but living in France and imprisoned in Bastille, 1746); Henry Pelham, 1762–9; Countess Dowager Cornwallis, widow of first Earl, 1769–84; Captain (later Admiral Sir) William Cornwallis, son of above, 1784–9; William Fisher, artist, 1845–50; Read and Macdonald, architects at No. 4A, 1895 or 1896– 1909.

5. Samuel Masham, first Baron Masham, and wife Abigail, confidante to Queen Anne, 1725–36; Samuel Masham, second Baron Masham, 1737–1776; Richard Seccombe, upholsterer, 1778–1808; John Weyland (? writer on Poor Laws), 1810–15.

6. ? Doctor Paul Buissière, surgeon, 1720–39; Doctor Alex. Mayersbach, 1791–6.

7. ? Colonel Thomas Harrison, 1720–2; Erasmus Lewis, 1724–54 (Alexander Pope stayed here with Lewis, c. 1739–40); Lady Stuart Shirley, 1762–74; William Booth, Messenger in Ordinary to H.M., 1780–3; Colonel Strickland, 1784–5; Samuel John Stump, painter and miniaturist, 1816–51.

8. Christian Cole, former Resident at Venice, dilettante, 1720–7; Madam Fenton (? Lavinia Fenton, actress, later married third Duke of Bolton), 1728–30; Colonel James Durand, 1756–63.

9. Colonel Dormer, part of 1729; Lady Henrietta Cholmondeley, 1742–9; Lady Cholmondeley, 1764–83.

10. Colonel Robinson, 1750–61.

11. Doctor John Arbuthnot, friend of Pope, 1721–1735; Doctor Askew or Ascough (? Francis Ayscough, D.D., Clerk of the Closet to Prince Frederick 1740), 1743–4.

12. Lady Folliott, widow of third Baron of Ballyshannon, 1722–42; Doctor William Cox, 1747–1754.

14. Colonel Hayes (? Colonel Robert Hayes), (fn. 1) 1729–31; Lady Harriot Lumley, 1733–40; Lady Hatton, 1743–54; William Needham, Messenger in Ordinary to H.M., 1774–80.

15. Lord William Manners, son of second Duke of Rutland, 1728–33; Lucius Charles Cary, seventh Viscount Falkland, 1733; George Robinson, hairdresser, 1772–97; Peter Frederick Robinson, architect, 1797–1800.

16. William Deyman (? the Mr. Diamond, apothecary, visited by Dr. Johnson in Cork Street in 1752), (fn. 2) 1746–52; Read and Macdonald, architects, 1910–29.

17. Lady Sherborne, c. 1724; Lady Fitzwilliam, 1749–60; General (Charles or George) Vernon, 1760–c. 1809.

18. (Sir) Edward Wilmot, physician, 1727–9; Brigadier Fielding, 1729–31; Colonel Edward Wolfe, father of General James Wolfe (see No. 10 Old Burlington Street), 1735.

28. Basil Ionides, architect, 1929–44.

29. Robert Hooper, medical writer, had 'Surgical Theatre' here, 1806–14.

30. William Tassie, modeller (see No. 26 Old Burlington Street), 1831–3.


1. ? Rev. Dr. Joseph Smith, later Provost of Queen's College, Oxford, 1720 to 1724–6.

2. William Capon (? the architect and scene painter who d. 1827, and his son), 1809–42.

4. Lady Sherborne, 1721.

5. Lady Rouse, 1721.

15–16. Charles Cornwallis, fourth Baron Cornwallis, 1720–2; Charles Cornwallis, fifth Baron (later first Earl) Cornwallis, 1722–31; Ralph Verney, second Earl Verney, 1747–58; Sir William Dalbin, baronet, 1758–60; Catherine, Duchess of Devonshire, widow of third Duke, 1768–77.

18. Thomas Hamilton, sixth Earl of Haddington, 1721–3; Lady Elizabeth Wentworth, 1724–30; Lavinia Fenton ('Mrs. Beswick'), actress, later wife of third Duke of Bolton, 1731–4.


1. Lady Mary Howard, daughter of third Earl of Carlisle, 1753–86; Thomas Dimsdale, Baron of the Russian Empire, physician, 1787–94; John Clarke, physician, 1795–1815; Sir George Gray (? Sir George Grey, second baronet, statesman), 1827–34.

2. Sir Joseph Banks, scientist, perhaps lived here with his uncle, Robert Banks Hodgkinson, c. 1765–7. (fn. 3)

3. General Charles Cadogan, second Baron Cadogan, 1763–76; John Crosbie, Viscount Crosbie, later second Earl of Glandore, 1778–9; Charles Sloane Cadogan, third Baron Cadogan, later first Earl of the second creation, 1786–8; Henry Petty, third Marquess of Lansdowne, 1808–10; Sir William Rumbolt (? Sir William Rumbold, third baronet), 1811–12 to 1813; Sir George Talbot, third baronet, 1813–33.

4. Henry Worsley, former Governor of Barbados and envoy to Portugal, 1738–40; Sir Robert Worsley of Appledurcombe, fourth baronet, 1741–7; Lionel Tollemache, fourth Earl of Dysart, 1748–58; Admiral John Forbes, 1758–1761; Robert Carteret, third Earl Granville, 1764–75; Sir Charles Pratt, first Earl Camden, Lord Chancellor, 1778–84; Henry Frederick Thynne Carteret, first Baron Carteret, 1787–98; Sir Philip Gibbs (? Sir Philip Gibbes, first baronet, of Springhead, Barbados and Faikley, Oxon.), 1798–1815; Sir Charles Hulse, fourth baronet, 1822–54; Sir Edward Hulse, fifth baronet, 1854–69.

5. Anne, Dowager Viscountess Irwin, Lady of Bedchamber to Princess of Wales, 1738–64; George Squibb, auctioneer, 1791–7; 'Dowager Lady Harvey' (? widow of Captain John Augustus Hervey, styled Lord Hervey, son of fourth Earl of Bristol), 1798–1804; Martin Tupper, author (with his father, Dr. Martin Tupper, physician, d. 1844), 1825–45; (Royal) Asiatic Society, 1848–69.

6. John Sawbridge, Lord Mayor of London, 1765–1784; Sir Walter Rawlinson, knight, merchant, (fn. 4) 1784–91; Edmund Boyle, seventh Earl of Cork and Orrery, 1796–7; Dowager Countess of Cork and Orrery, widow of above, bluestocking and hostess, 1799–1840; Robert Cocks, music publishers, 1844–1904.

7. Alan Broderick, second Viscount Midleton, 1738–47; Lady Midleton, widow of above, 1747–55; Colonel (? Charles) Floyer, 1757–63; John Henry Upton, second Baron, later first Viscount Templetown, 1798–1803; William Eliot, second Earl of St. Germans, 1825–45; Lord Henry Thynne (younger son of third Marquess of Bath), 1857; Thomas Heron Jones, seventh Viscount Ranelagh, 1858–74.

8. George Nassau Clavering-Cowper, Viscount Fordwich, later third Earl Cowper, 1764; Thomas Pakenham, second Earl of Longford, 1815–19; Henry Colburn, publisher, 1824–1834; Richard Bentley, publisher, 1834–c. 1867 (retired). In partnership with Colburn (above) from 1829. The firm continued here until 1898.

9. Lieutenant-Colonel William Elliott, 1737–64; Lady Frances Elliott, 1764–73; Lady Ladd, 1782–6; General Sir David Dundas, 1797–1803; Henry Clutton, architect, 1858–77.

10. John Wallop, first Earl of Portsmouth, 1742–62; Field-Marshal Sir John Griffin Griffin, fourth Baron Howard de Walden and first Baron Braybrooke, 1762–97; Lady Howard de Walden, widow of above, to 1803; second Baron Braybrooke, 1803–25; third Baron Braybrooke, editor of Pepys's Diary, 1825–58; fourth Baron Braybrooke, 1858–61.

11. Thomas Alcock (? surgeon to St. James's Workhouse, 1813–28), 1823–33; Sir James E. Anderson, physician, 1833–52; John S. M. Churchill, medical publisher, 1854–70 (retired). Firm continued until 1896–7 as J. and A. Churchill.

12. General Panton, 1743–5; Countess of Peterborough (née Brown), 1755–61; Charles Mordaunt, fourth Earl of Peterborough (? paid rates for tenants), 1762–75 (intermittently); Lady Glynn (? widow of Sir Richard, first baronet), 1775–88; Lieutenant-Colonel Glynn (? Thomas, son of above), 1788–95; Frank Consitt, surgeon, 1796–1800; Doctor Robert M. Kerrison, 1809– 1845; S. W. Sibley, physician, 1858–75.

13. Lady Woodhouse, 1738; William Henry Zuylestein, fourth Earl of Rochford, 1739–42; John Montagu, fifth Earl of Sandwich, 1797–1809; Martin Tupper, author (born here, son of Dr. Martin Tupper, physician), 1810–24; Colonel Thomas Armstrong, 1825–43; Colonel (Sir) George Cadogan, son of third Earl Cadogan, 1846–51; Colonel Courtley, 1857.

14. Captain (later Lieutenant-Colonel) Hon. Charles Feilding, 1737–42; Lady Stafford, widow of third Earl, 1752–8; Sir Edward Dering, sixth baronet, 1759–67; Joseph Banks, later Sir Joseph, first baronet, scientist, 1771–7; Horatio Walpole, second Earl of Orford, second creation, 1788–1811; Admiral Sir Joseph Yorke, 1819–1831; S. F. Edge, limousine car manufacturers, 1903–13; D. Napier and Son Ltd., motor car manufacturers, 1914–27.

15. Colonel Needham, 1784–9; General Richard Grenville, 1789–1805; Sir George James Ludlow, third Earl Ludlow, 1811–38.

16. William Home, eighth Earl of Home, 1743; Hon. James Stewart Mackenzie, 1752–8, 1760–1764; Colonel Fitzroy (? Colonel Charles Fitzroy, later first Baron Southampton, A.D.C. to Ferdinand of Brunswick at Minden), 1759–60; Major-General Keppel, 1764–7; Peregrine Bertie, 1768–71; Anthony Preston, eleventh Viscount Gormanston, 1771–84; Commodore George Johnstone, Governor of West Florida, 1784–7; Sir John Frederick, fifth baronet, 1806–9; General Campbell, 1813–24; Philip Charles Sidney, first Baron De L'Isle and Dudley, 1837–51; Hon. Adelaide Sidney, daughter of above, 1851–2; Royal Archaeological Institute, 1868–82.


1. (Queensberry, later Uxbridge, House). Charles Douglas, third Duke of Queensberry, 1724–78; John Gay, c. 1729–32; Henry Bayly, afterwards Paget, first Earl of Uxbridge, 1789–1812; Henry William Paget, first Marquess of Anglesey, 1812–54; Mewès and Davis, architects, 1935 to date.

2. Thomas Catesby Paget, Lord Paget, author, 1721–4 (see No. 3); Colonel Tobias Cremer (? Captain Toby Cramer of Harrison's Foot Regiment, 1716 (fn. 5) ), 1731–7; Madam Hill (? relation of Abigail (Hill), Lady Masham), 1738–61;? Samuel Masham, second Baron Masham, 1762–3 (or non-resident ratepayer); Stephen Fox, afterwards Fox-Strangways, first Earl of Ilchester, 1763–76; Peter Whitewood, dentist, 1777–99; John Waite, dentist, 1800–20.

3. Thomas, Lord Paget (see No. 2), 1721–30; Lady Eliza Wearg, 1731–45; Lady Margaret Herbert, c. 1747–9; Major Sawyer, c. 1750–3; Countess Fitzwilliam, wife of third Earl (d. 1756), 1754–69; Thomas Lloyd, apothecary, 1779–84.

4. Hon. Mrs. Anne Lumley (widow of General Henry Lumley), 1723–36; Henry Harcourt esquire, 1737; John Poulett, second Earl Poulett, 1738–50; Colonel Speak, 1751–3; Lady Drake, widow of Sir William, baronet, 1753–82; George Augustus North, third Earl of Guilford, 1782–93; Poole and Cooling, tailors, 1828–82 (latterly as Henry Poole and Company).

5. Colonel the Hon. William Egerton, 1723–32; Hon. Mrs. Poyntz, 1756–7 to 1763; General Durand, 1763–5 (see No. 8 Cork Street); FieldMarshal Studholme Hodgson, 1766–98; James Copland, physician, 1840–69; Baroness M. de Brienen, 1918–23.

6. Lord Charles Spencer, politician, 1762–5; John Heaton, agent to the Duke of Devonshire, 1777–1817; R. Pollen, 1818–42; C. and J. Weatherby (Racing Calendar Office), 1842–1913.

7. Lady Sophia Duncombe, 1722–7; Doctor Tomlinson, 1738–43; John Heaton (see No. 6), 1783–8 and 1795–1817; John Shaw (?surgeon), 1817–25; Ralph Nevill, author, 1920–30.

8. Governor Johnson, 1768–76; S. P. Cockerell, architect, 1802–27; C. R. Cockerell, architect, son of above whom he succeeded here until 1837; Walter Frederick Cave, architect, 1897–1919.

9. Sir Noah Thomas, physician, 1761–76; General Russell Manners, 1786–1807; S. P. Cockerell (see No. 8), 1808–10.

10. Colonel John Ligonier (later Field-Marshal Earl Ligonier), 1723–30; Lord Sidney Beauclerk, son of first Duke of St. Albans and father of Topham Beauclerk, 1731–4; Lord Vere Beauclerk, brother of above, 1735; Lord Henry Beauclerk, brother of above, 1736–42; Major-General Edward Wolfe, 1743–51 (father of General James Wolfe who stayed here during this period, latterly, as he said, 'in the idlest dissolute abandoned manner that could be conceived'); (fn. 6) Sir John Abercrombie (? General Sir John Abercromby, d. 1817), 1816–17; John Whitaker Hulke, surgeon, 1859–95; John Belcher and John James Joass, architects, 1920–6.

11. Mr. Kreyenberg, Hanoverian Resident, 1722–c. 1727; Norborne Berkeley, later Lord Botetourt, 1741–2; Robert Hoblyn esquire (? book collector), 1743; John Wood, apothecary, 1771–1813; John Syer Bristowe, physician, 1868–87.

12. Sir Thomas Hanmer, baronet, former Speaker of the House of Commons, 1723–7; Thomas Wynne esquire, 1728–43; Sir Thomas Wynne, 1743–8; Captain Draper (? Lieutenant-General Sir William Draper, 1721–87), 1752; Mark Akenside, poet and physician, 1762–70; Sir Egerton Leigh (? first baronet, Attorney-General of South Carolina), 1776–8; Doctor Thomas Denman (? physician, 1733–1815), 1780–92; Sir Richard Croft, accoucheur, 1792–1818; Robert Liston, surgeon, 1834–40; Sir John Forbes, physician, 1840–59; Arthur Leared, traveller and physician, 1859–79.

13. Lieutenant-General Archibald Hamilton, 1721–1749; Constantine Phipps (? later first Baron Mulgrave), 1752–6; William Bouverie, first Earl of Radnor, 1762–7; Sir John Macnamara Hayes, physician, 1792–1809; Sir Charles Aldis, surgeon, 'founded Cancer hospital, Clifford Street,' (fn. 7) 1832–63; John Syer Bristowe (see No. 11), 1887–95.

13a. Hon. Mrs. Ann Britton, 1724–41; Sir William Britton, 1764–73.

14. St. George's and St. James's Dispensary, 1817–1823.

15. Sir Humphrey Howard, 1723–4; Nicholas Dubois, architect, c. 1726–9; Colonel Thomas Coggan or Cockayne, 1731–48.

16. Colonel Armstrong, 1810–17.

22. E. Lankester, man of science, 1845–54 (Sir Edwin Ray Lankester, zoologist, his son, born here in 1847); Rev. John Oakley, curate of St. Luke's, Berwick Street, and of St. James's, Piccadilly, later Dean of Manchester, 1865–7; Robert Kerr, architect, 1868–98; Richard Phené Spiers, architect, 1869–72; Herbert Marshall, architect, 1871–8.

23. Andrew Thomas Blayney, eleventh Baron Blayney, 1816; William Mitford, historian, 1817–23.

24. James Northcote (? painter and author), 1781–9.

25. Lady Phillipa Pratt, 1725–7 to 1735; Doctor Michael Connell, 1736–63; Lady Phyllis Connell, 1763–7; General (Sir) John Irwin, 1770–7; Countess of Castlehaven, widow of eighth Earl, 1777–84; George Hyde, apothecary, 1785–1814.

26. Dowager Lady Romney, Lady of the Bedchamber to Princess of Orange, 1725–7 to 1733; William Tassie, modeller, 1831–3.

27. Charles Dartiquenave, Paymaster of Works, 1723–37; Lord Fairfax of Cameron, 1915–23.

28. Major-General Folliott, 1741–8; Charles Lyttelton, Bishop of Carlisle and antiquary, 1763–6; Governor Lyttelton (? Sir Richard Lyttelton, Governor of Minorca, brother of above), 1766–1767; John Gunning, surgeon, 1768–81; Joseph Ireland, architect, 1816–30; Richard Anthony Stafford, surgeon, 1838–54.

29. Field-Marshal George Wade, 1725–48; John Smith Bourke, afterwards De Burgh, eleventh Earl of Clanricarde, 1770–7; Robert Monckton Arundell, fourth Viscount Galway, 1777–8; Sir Charles Asgill, second baronet, Colonel of 11th Regiment of Foot (see Burke's Extinct Baronetcies, 1844, for his capture at Yorktown when serving under the Marquess Cornwallis), 1778–85; Sir John Call, military engineer, 1786–1801; Charles Cornwallis, first Marquess Cornwallis, 1802–5; Charles Cornwallis, second Marquess Cornwallis, 1805–23.

30. Sir Michael Newton, K.B. and baronet, M.P., 1725–43; Lady Gower, widow of first Earl, 1777–85; Hon. Edward Bouverie, younger son of first Viscount Folkestone, 1785–1810; Francis North, fourth Earl of Guilford, 1811–12; Sir Thomas Neave, second baronet, 1812–35.

31. Sir William Stapleton, M.P., 1724; John Lord Hervey, memoir-writer, 1725–30; Stephen Fox, afterwards Fox-Strangways, first Earl of Ilchester, 1730–64; Lady Ilchester, 1765–71; first Earl of Ilchester, 1772–5; Lady Ilchester, 1776–84; Colonel Stephen Digby, son-in-law of first Earl of Ilchester, 1784–8; Henry Thomas FoxStrangways, second Earl of Ilchester, 1788–1802; Henry Stephen Fox-Strangways, third Earl of Ilchester, 1802–4; Countess of Ilchester, 1804–1809; third Earl of Ilchester, 1809–58; William Thomas Horner Fox-Strangways, fourth Earl of Ilchester, 1858–65; Countess of Ilchester, 1865–1866; William George Hylton Jolliffe, first Baron Hylton, second husband of above, Conservative Whip, 1866–7; George Ponsonby O'Callaghan, second Viscount Lismore, 1867–1898; Viscountess Lismore, 1898–1900; Lenygon & Co. Ltd., 1909–53; Sir Albert Richardson and E. A. S. Houfe, architects, 1948–53.

32. Henry Pelham, M.P., later Prime Minister, 1722–32; Lord William Manners, son of second Duke of Rutland, 1733–74; John Manners, 1774–80; John Gunning, surgeon, 1781–98; Alleyne Fitzherbert, Lord St. Helens, diplomatist, 1799–1809; Samuel Cartwright, dentist, 1823–57; Samuel Beverley and Frank Thomas Verity, architects (latterly Beverley only), 1937–57.

33. Seventh Earl of Warwick, 1720–1; Countess of Warwick, widow of sixth Earl and of Joseph Addison, 1721–31; Charlotte Addison, daughter of above, 1732–47; John Dymoke, King's Champion, 1780–4; General William Greenfield, 1785–96; Count de Brühl, Saxon ambassador, 1796–1809; Sir James G. Craufurd, second baronet, 1811–19.

34. Hon. Richard Arundell, M.P., Surveyor General of Works, 1720–49; Thomas Townshend, Teller of the Exchequer, 1751–80; Rt. Hon. or Colonel William Elliott or Eliot, 1808–19; Gilbert Elliot-Murray-Kynynmound, second Earl of Minto, diplomatist, 1819–21; Eric Mackay, seventh Lord Reay, 1821–3; General the Hon. Henry F. C. Cavendish, son of first Earl of Burlington (second creation), 1823–73.


Letters were written by William Pitt from Savile Street, 22 July 1783. (fn. 8)

1. Bryan Fairfax, Commissioner of Customs (and his brother Ferdinando), 1733–49; Hon. Robert Fairfax, later seventh Baron Fairfax of Cameron, 1750–7; Sir John Shaw, 1758–9 or 1760; General John Waldegrave, third Earl of Waldegrave, who distinguished himself at Minden (1759) and Warburg and Kloster Campen (July and October 1760), 1760–71; Colonel St. John (? Henry St. John, later General, son of second Viscount St. John), 1771–3; Lord Richard Cavendish, younger son of fourth Duke of Devonshire, grandson of third Earl of Burlington, 1773–81; Lord George Cavendish, later first Earl of Burlington (second creation), brother of above, 1784–1818; Hon. John Simpson of Babworth Hall, Nottinghamshire, 1819–40; Zadock Aaron Jessel, diamond merchant and father of Sir George Jessel, Master of the Rolls, 1841–64; New University Club, 1866–8; Royal Geographical Society, 1871–1912; Hawkes and Company, 1913 to date.

2. Theophilus Hastings, ninth Earl of Huntingdon (and wife Selina, the Evangelical Countess), 1735–40; Nicholas Hardinge, Clerk to the House of Commons and litterateur, 1739–58; Dowager Countess De La Warr, widow of fourth Earl, 1811–26; Rev. Thomas Thurlow (? son of Thomas, Bishop of Durham, the younger brother of the Lord Chancellor), 1830–7; Stafford Club, 1860–75; St. George's Club, 1875–85; Royal London Yacht Club, 1885–1906.

3. Hon. William Finch, M.P., Vice-Chamberlain of Household, 1735–66; Admiral Sir Charles Knowles, 1768; Admiral John Forbes, 1768–96; General Ross (? Alexander Ross), 1796–1809; William Wellesley-Pole, third Earl of Mornington and first Baron Maryborough, brother of Duke of Wellington (Chief Secretary for Ireland, 1809–12), 1810–44; James Startin, surgeon, 1850–73; E. W. Cottle, surgeon, 1876–95; Lady Layard, widow of Sir Henry Layard, 1896–1912.

4. General Parker (? Lieutenant-General George Lane Parker), 1758–82; John Richard West, fourth Earl De La Warr, 1783–94; Richard Bingham, Lord Bingham, later second Earl of Lucan, 1796–8; Doctor Robert Lee, obstetric physician, 1843–75; S. W. Sibley, physician, 1875–8; Scientific Club, 1879–83.

5. Colonel Thomas Hatton, 1736–67; Colonel Raban, 1825–9; Doctor J. C. Somerville, 1831–1837; Doctor George Cursham, physician, 1837–59; S. J. Goodfellow, physician, 1859–74; Doctor James Edmunds, Medical Officer of Health, St. James's, Westminster, 1874–8; M. M. McHardy, surgeon, 1878–1911.

6. John Carmichael, third Earl of Hyndford, diplomatist, 1756–61; Thomas Dimsdale, Baron of the Russian Empire, physician, 1795–1800; Lady Katherine Walpole, 1810–25; Henry Charles Johnson, surgeon, 1837–63; Samuel Solly, surgeon, 1863–71; J. F. Payne, physician, 1873– 1877; R. J. Lee, physician, 1878–93.

7. Lionel Tollemache, fourth Earl of Dysart, 1739–1744; Edward Noel, first Viscount Wentworth, 1753–74 (intermittently); Sir Egerton Leigh (? first baronet, see No. 12 Old Burlington Street), 1775–6; Thomas Noel, second Viscount Wentworth, 1777–82; Samuel Pepys Cockerell, architect, 1788–1801; Sir Thomas Trigge, 1802–14; Lady Catherine Trigge, 1814–34; Dame J. M. Trigge, 1835–9; H. N. Pearson, Dean of Salisbury, 1841–6.

8. Lieutenant-General Thomas Howard, Governor of Berwick, 1735–53; Colonel Woodford, 1790–1794; Augustus Bozzi Granville, physician and Italian patriot, 1818–(?)24, described in ratebooks as 'physician to the Sardinian Ambassador'; (fn. 9) Thomas Joseph Pettigrew, surgeon, 1825–54; Edwin Lankester, man of science, Medical Officer of Health, St. James's, Westminster, 1854–66.

9. Hugh Hume-Campbell, Lord Polwarth, later third Earl of Marchmont, diplomat, 1735–43; Lady Worley or Worsley (? widow of Sir Robert Worsley, fourth baronet), 1748–9; Lady Jane Coke, widow of Robert Coke (first occupant of No. 14), 1750–60; Miss Draycott, heiress of Lady Jane Coke, married 1764, second Earl of Pomfret, 1760–4; George Fermor, second Earl of Pomfret, 1764–7; Sir Anthony Abdy, fifth baronet, 1767–75; Anthony Chamier, under secretary of state and friend of Samuel Johnson, 1775–80; General Blaithwaite, 1791–3; Henry Lee, surgeon, 1858–95.

10. Sir Charles Mansfield Clarke, accoucheur, 1814–1840; Dr. Joseph Moore, physician, 1840–54; John Marshall, anatomist and surgeon, 1854–90.

11. George Legge, Lord Lewisham, later third Earl of Dartmouth, 1782–5; Sir Robert Barker (? Officer of East India Company), 1785–9; Richard Beadon, Bishop of Gloucester, 1790–2; William Henry Lyttelton, later third Baron Lyttelton (second creation), 1816–19; George Tierney, statesman, 1819–30; Richard Bright, physician, discoverer of Bright's Disease, 1830–1858; Sir George Johnson, physician, 1859–96.

12. Lady Frederick, widow of Sir Thomas Frederick and secondly of William Poyntz, 1748–67; John Needham, tenth Viscount Kilmorey, 1771–87; Sir Robert Gunning, first baronet, diplomatist, 1787–1804; Sir George Gunning, second baronet, 1805–24; Sir William Cunningham, 1825–32; Lady Cunningham, 1833–45; George Grote, historian, 1848–71; Mrs. Grote, widow of above, to 1878.

13. General Johnson, 1782–5; Andrew Douglas (? physician), 1787–91; Dowager Lady Hunloke, 1811–21; Lewis Vulliamy, architect, 1838–49; James Nichols, surgeon, 1850–71; T. Edgelow, dentist, 1873–95; J. H. Craigie, dentist, 1882–98.

14. Brownlow Bertie, fifth Duke of Ancaster, 1762–1809; Henry Dundas, first Viscount Melville, statesman, 1810–11; Sir George Warrender, fourth baronet, Lord of Admiralty, 1812–13; Richard Brinsley Sheridan, 1813–16 (he is said to have lived also at No. 17); (fn. 10) Dowager Lady Melville, widow of first Viscount, who married secondly in 1814 the first Lord Wallace, 1819–1821 or 1822; Hon. Thomas Wallace, husband of above, Vice-President of Board of Trade, later Baron Wallace, 1821–2 to 1823–4; James McGrigor (? Sir James McGrigor, army surgeon), 1824–9; Sir Benjamin Collins Brodie the elder, surgeon, 1831–61; Barnard White Holt, consulting surgeon, 1861–94; E. Hurry Fenwick, surgeon, 1894–1920.

15. Henrietta, Countess of Suffolk, 1735–67; Sir John Rushout, later first Baron Northwick, 1768–95; Dr. Mayersback, 1796–9 (cf. No. 6 Cork Street); Countess of Clare, widow of first Earl, 1802–29; Lady Gordon, 1830–5; Hon. William Gordon, 1836–7; Lady Alice Gordon, 1837–41; James Yearsley, aural surgeon, 1849–1869; Savile Club, 1871–82.

16. Sir Henry Banks, 1766–74; Rev. Doctor Michael Lort, Professor of Greek at Cambridge, 1782–1790; Rev. Doctor Anthony Hamilton, Vicar of St. Martin in the Fields, 1792–7; Count Welderen, 1798–1808; (Sir) Benjamin Brodie (see No. 14), 1819–31; William Imrie, senior and junior, dentists, 1838–65; J. S. Wells, surgeon, 1866–79; J. W. Haward, surgeon, 1880–99.

17. Lord Robert Montagu, later third Duke of Manchester, 1735–9; William Gore, M.P. (? friend of Gay), 1741–68; Philip Metcalfe, M.P., brewer, friend of Johnson, 1780–94; Countess Dowager of Ely, widow of first Earl, 1799–1809; (Richard Brinsley Sheridan, see sub No. 14); George Basevi, architect, 1826–45; Richard King, physician, traveller and ethnologist, 1847–1867; Offices of London University, 1867–70; Burlington Fine Arts Club, 1870–c. 1940.

18. James Murray, second Duke of Atholl, 1736–9 to 1756; Frances Lady Banks, 1774–1806; Lady Abdy (? widow of sixth baronet), 1812–29; Doctor Henry Davies, 1830–50; Joseph Toynbee, aural surgeon, 1850–66; James Hinton, aural surgeon and philosophical writer, 1866–74; Sir William B. Dalby, aural surgeon, 1874–1909; A. H. Cheatle, surgeon and otologist, 1903–23.

19. John, Lord Carmichael, later third Earl of Hyndford, diplomat, 1735–6; Doctor Simon Burton, Alexander Pope's physician, 1737–44; Doctor Ross, 1750–3; W. H. Corfield, Professor of Hygiene, University College, London, 1886–1903.

20. Francis Whitworth, M.P., Surveyor General of Woods and Forests, 1737–42; Richard Vernon, 'father of the Turf,' 1762–80; Sir John Frederick, fifth baronet, 1780–97; Lady Howard De Walden (? widow of first Baron Braybrooke, see No. 10 New Burlington Street), 1806–7; Sir Stephen Glynne, baronet, 1807–9; Robert P. Smith, advocate-general of Bengal, brother of Rev. Sydney Smith, 1812–45; Rev. Sydney Smith, brother of above, stayed here; (fn. 11) Robert Vernon Smith (afterwards Vernon), first Baron Lyveden, son of R. P. Smith above, 1845–1873; Lady Lyveden, widow of above, to 1882.

22–23. John Boson, wood carver, (fn. 12) 1735–43; Sir John Bland, baronet, of Kippax Park, Yorks., 1744–6; Sir Thomas Sebright, fifth baronet, 1748–58; John Prestage, auctioneer, 1759 or earlier to 1769 (rated 1768–9 for part only); Colonel St. John (see No. 1 Savile Row), 1768–71 (rated for part of premises only); Henry William Bunbury, artist and caricaturist, 1771–6 (for part only); Squibb and Company, auctioneers, 1777–1834; tenth Earl of Barrymore's private theatre (in succession to Fantoccini marionette theatre), 1790–2; Michael Bryan (? connoisseur), 1793–1796; Eric Mackay, seventh Baron Reay, 1798–1803 (for part only); Rushworth and Jarvis (later Rushworth and Brown), auctioneers, 1835–1937; Sir Paul Edmund de Strzelecki, Australian explorer, 1854–6 to 1873 (for part only); Y.M.C.A., 1881–95 (for part only); Alpine Club, 1896–1937 (for part only).

24. Hon. Robert Byng, Paymaster of Navy, 1735–6; Joseph Goupy, watercolour painter and etcher, 1737–47 or 1748; John Netterville, sixth Viscount Netterville, 1781–96.

25–26. Hon. Sarah Osborn of Chicksands, 1735–41; Sir Danvers Osborn, third baronet, 1742–4; Governor Samuel Ogle, 1744–6; Sir John Bland (see No. 22–3), 1747–55; Wilmot Vaughan (? later first Earl of Lisburne), 1756; Henry Vernon (? of Hilton Park, Staffs.), 1756–1765; Lady Harriot Vernon (widow of above), 1766–75; Doctor William Rowley, surgeon, 1787–1806; Doctor Robert Hooper, medical writer, lectured here on the practice of medicine, 1806–28; John Howship, surgeon, 1828–41; Anthony Salvin, architect, 1842–9.

25 or 26 only. Francis Fowler, architect, 1850 to 1851–2.

25 only. F. G. Bennett, surgeon, 1891 to 1896–7.

27. Doctor Rowley (see No. 25–6), 1799–1800; Charles Hawkins, surgeon, 1848–84; H. M. Murray, physician, 1885–98.

34. C. R. Cockerell, architect, 1832–6 (additional to adjacent No. 8 Old Burlington Street, q.v.).

38. Poole and Cooling, tailors, 1828–1961 (latterly as Henry Poole and Company).


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  • 2. H. B. Wheatley, op. cit. (350 above), 1870, p. 79.
  • 3. Edward Smith, The Life of Sir Joseph Banks, 1911, pp. 9, 12.
  • 4. The Universal British Directory, 1793.
  • 5. Dalton, op. cit. (277 above), vol. 1, 1910, p. 198.
  • 6. Robert Wright, The Life of Major-General James Wolfe, 1864, pp. 96, 101, 113, 161, 166, 172.
  • 7. D.N.B.
  • 8. H.M.C., MSS. of J.B. Fortescue, vol. I, 1892, pp. 214–15.
  • 9. R.B.
  • 10. Walter Sichel, Sheridan, 1909, vol. I, p. 537, vol. II, p. 379 note.
  • 11. A Memoir of The Reverend Sydney Smith by his Daughter Lady Holland, 1855, vol. I, pp. 192, 243, 247; The Letters of Sydney Smith, ed. Nowell C. Smith, vol. I, 1953, pp. 412 note, 469, 471, 489.
  • 12. Gunnis.