Tuesday, 18 October 2011

The Gentlemen of the Gentleman's Magazine 1809-1810

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You were probably starting to think that all those ladiesI listed in the other Gentleman posts were getting married to air and not men. I assure you that wasn't the case. But you see, in the Magazine's wedding section men's names are not straight forward. They are often given in a format of a number of initials followed by a surname, or a title in the army and a surname, or if they are part of the aristocracy, then only their titles are given (for example the Duke of Manchester or the Earl Spencer). To complicate matters even further, the Georgians often gave their sons important family names, often surnames, as first names, which is why you'll see men called things such as Pryce on these posts. 

1809
John-Richard
Peter
William Elliot
Arthur
Robin
Thomas George
Henry Garrett
Philip-Frederick
Tyson
Walter
Humphrey
Gilbert
Josiah
Stanier
Augustus
Theophilus
Foster
Marsham
John-Louis
Lancelot Robert
Johnson
Emanuel
Thynne

1810
Edmond Elliot
James Henry
Harvey
Alexander
Anthony
William Gerald
Charles Cecil
Paul
Robinson
Martin
Michael Henry
Caleb
Christopher
Jonas
Evelyn John
Philip Sidney
Benjamin
Pryce
Edward Herbert
Valentine
Daniel
Lister
Denzil
Abraham
Francis Blake
Bellingham Reginald
Brooke-John

Some fantastic names there! Some classics, some unexpectant ones. I like Lister, although it is a bit unheard of. What were your favourites? Any that strike you as out of place?

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