Sunday, July 17, 2011

A timeline and links for Harriet Maria Campbell, formerly Dickson, formerly Medows, nee Norie

A woman with three husbands, each prominent and notable, but for three quite different reasons. Here is an overview of Harriet Maria Norie's life in timeline form.The books at the end relate to a famous case of bigamy among the upper class.

1700

1780
  • Born, probably at home, 39 Burr Street, London, fifth of nine known children.
  • November 5: Baptised at St Botolph Aldgate.

1800

1810
1811
  • May 25: Married Evelyn Philip MEDOWS, Esq.






1830
  • December 18: Married Major General Sir Alexander DICKSON, G.C.B., K.C.H.

1840
1841 CENSUS
  •  June 6: Charles Street, Berkeley Square with sister Isabel NORIE and 4 servants.
1842
  • July 12: Married Sir John CAMPBELL, K.C.T.S.

1850
1851 CENSUS
  • March 30:  51 Charles Street, Berkeley Square with husband Sir John CAMPBELL and 4 servants.

1860
1861 CENSUS
  • April 7: 51 Charles Street, Berkeley Square with husband Sir John CAMPBELL and 4 servants.
  • November 25: Died at Richmond, Surrey.
  • November 30: Buried at Kensal Green All Souls.
1862
  • February 13: Letters of Administration to Sir John CAMPBELL, Henry Hay NORIE, nephew, and Rowland BENNETT.


In 1776, Harriet Maria's first husband caused his uncle's wife, the so-called Duchess of Kingston, to be tried for bigamy. I hear they sold tickets to the trial. This was a huge event, all before Harriet Maria was born, and 35 years before she and Evelyn Philip Medows were married.

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