Person:Anne Oglethorpe (1)

Watchers
Browse
Anne Henrietta Oglethorpe
b.1680 - 1684
 
Facts and Events
Name Anne Henrietta Oglethorpe
Gender Female
Birth? 1680 - 1684

The Jacobite Peerage Published 1904, Page 134

Anne Henrietta Oglethorpe, eldest daughter 1722 of Sir Theophilus Oglethorpe of Westbrook Place, Godalming, Knight, by Eleanor Wall, and sister of the first Baron Oglethorpe (E), was born between 1680/1 and 1684, and was on the Revolution sent with her sister Eleanor (afterwards wife of Eugene Maurice de Bethesy, Marquis of Mezieres) to France to be brought up at St. Germains as a Catholic. In 1704 she returned to England without a pass, and was consequently arrested, which led to her connection with Harley. On 1st May 1707 she appeared at the Court of the Queen's Bench, charged with high treason, for trepanning Frances Shaftoe into France and trying to force her into the Catholic Church. She was 'continued upon her recognisances/ and appeared again, 27th May, but was discharged by Anne's order, 14th June. On Harley's fall she returned to Paris, and appears to have been attached to the household of the Duchess of Portsmouth. On 6th October 1722 she was, by James III and VIII, created Countess of [? Oglethorpe] [I], 'as a special mark of his Royal favour.' She returned to England some time before 1736, and lived at the town house and at Godalming, deep in the plots that went on so busily, until 1754, at least. In 1752 she is said to have concealed the Prince at Westbrook for some time. She was living in 1774, an old lady of ninety-one. There is no register of her death at Godalming or at St. James's, Piccadilly, where other members of the family were buried.