Adair, Robert, 1763-1855

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Adair, Robert, 1763-1855

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ADAIR, SIR ROBERT, only son of Robert Adair, Stratford Place, Marylebone, London, Serjeant-Surgeon to George III and Surgeon-Gen. to the Forces, and Lady Caroline Keppel, sister of George Keppel, 3rd Earl of Albemarle (qv); b. 24 May 1763; adm. 7 Jul 1773; left 1778; Göttingen Univ; adm. Lincoln’s Inn 16 Feb 1780, called to bar 27 Apr 1785; MP Appleby 18 Jun 1799-1802, Camelford 1802-12; Minister Plenipotentiary to Austria 7 May 1806-8 and to Turkey 5 Jul 1808, Ambassador Extraordinary Apr 1809-10; on special mission to Belgium 3 Aug 1831-5, and Prussia 28 Jul 1835-6; Privy Councillor 23 Jul 1828; GCB 3 Aug 1831; a consistent Whig and intimate friend of Charles James Fox; author, Historical Memoir of a Mission to the Court of Vienna in 1806, with a selection of dispatches, 1844, and other works; m. 27 Jul 1805 Gabrielle Angélique, dau. of Charles Joseph, Marquis de L’Escuyer, Seigneur de Hagnicourt, Maréchal de Camp in the French army; d. 3 Oct 1855. DNB.


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Users should note that the information recorded here that is not to be found in the first two volumes of the Record of Old Westminsters and its first Supplement has been assembled from various published and manuscript sources by Hugh Edmund Pagan MA FSA, and all new resulting text is his copyright, © 2014.

The Record of Old Westminsters: A biographical list of all those who are known to have been educated at Westminster School from the earliest times to 1927, Volumes 1 & 2, compiled by G. F. Russell Barker and Alan H. Stenning, London, 1928.

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