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The Devonshire Section (pp. 48-53) of

An Account of the Celebration of the Jubilee on the 25th October 1809:

Being the forty-ninth anniversary of the reign of George the Third, "The Father of His People"


A Lady (The Wife of a Naval Officer)

Birmingham: R Jabet (1809) xiv, 207 pp.

Prepared by Michael Steer

George III's Golden Jubilee was a 'spontaneous effusion of love' according to one of its chroniclers. There was a national day of celebration. Everywhere town and village folk feasted on roast ox, plum puddings and strong beer. Sermons were preached, God Save the King sung heartily and food and alms distributed to the poor. In parts of Devon the day was celebrated by the ringing of bells. Services were conducted by the Established Church and the Dissenters. Soon afterwards the king's mental state collapsed. He completely lost his sight and hearing; one of his doctors commented that "he appears to be living in another world and has lost almost all interest in the concerns of this." This rare book was produced from a digital copy held by the Bodleian Library that can be downloaded from Google Books. Google has sponsored the digitisation of books from several libraries. These books, on which copyright has expired, are available for free educational and research use, both as individual books and as full collections to aid researchers.
Acland, Sir Thomas Dyke 48-50
Bawden, Major 49
Boringdon, Lord 52
Bright, Major General 52
Edsall, Rev John 53
Exeter, Lord Bishop of 48
Fortescue, Countess 50
Fortescue, Earl 50
Gandy, Rev J, AM 51
Handel 49
Hawker, Rev John 52
Heathfield, Lord 53
Hole, Rev Mr 51
Hunt, Messrs A & Co 50
Knight, Rev Mr 49
Locke, Mr 50
Mawman, Mr 53
Milford, S F Esq 48
Mount Edgcumbe, Lord 50-2
Pole, Sir William, Bt 49
Rocket, Rev Caleb 50
Rolle, Lady 49
Rolle, Rt Hon Lord 49, 51, 53
Savile, Mr 51
Strike, Mrs 52
Tucker, William Esq 49
Webb, Jane 53