Facts and Events
Charles Radclyffe was a follower of Charles Stuart and took part in the Jacobite uprising in 1745. He was captured on the way back to Scotland from France, and was beheaded in London on 8 December 1746 at age 53 at Tower Hill and his body buried in St. Guiles-in-the-Fields. His heart was carried to Dilson by two loyal servants where it was placed in a leaden box beside the coffin of his brother James, the Fifth Earl of Derwentwater.
Margaret Snowden was born in 1694, died in 1723, daughter of Jane and John Snowden, who was a common laborer. Jane Snowden died on Jan. 14, 1709. Charles was married to his cousin Lady Betty Lee Linchfield when he found out that his previous girlfriend Margaret Snowden was with child. Charles then was forced to marry her by her father and brother having a shotgun wedding for them. Charles stayed with Meg long enough to give the baby a Radclyffe name. Charles went back to his wife Lady Betty but stayed in touch with them until his death. His daughter was Lady Jane "Jenny" (born in 1710, England-died in America) (Married Robert "Rob" Wilson on May 6, 1726, at the Church of Westover, Virginia) (she came to America on April 20, 1726
Charles married in 1724 Lady Charlotte Maria, the Countess of Newburgh, daughter of the second Earl of Newburgh.