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In 1772 he married, firstly, Amelia, 9th Baroness Conyers, only daughter and heiress of Robert D'Arcy, Earl of Holderness and had issue. Upon her father's death five years later, she inherited Hornby Castle in Yorkshire. The marriage was dissolved by Act of Parliament in 1779 as she eloped with Captain James Byron after their scandalous affair was discovered by the Marquis. Her subsequent trial for adultery ended in their divorce in 1779. She died at the age of 29 and Captain Byron subsequently married Catherine Gordon in 1785. Their first son was to become Lord Byron, the famous poet.
The 5th Duke of Leeds married secondly, Catherine, daughter of Thomas Anguish, an accountant General of the Court of Chancery. They had three children and Catherine died in 1799.
The marriage of Francis Godolphin Osborne and Amelia D'Arcy, bought together many of the items which were to comprise the Fauconberg & Conyers Collection. The reverse of the dishes is engraved with a small F & C, with a Baron's Coronet above, and inventory number of the collection. Andrew Fogelberg is a very sought after maker as he was Master of the great Paul Storr and the quality of his work is exceptionally fine. He had workshops in Church Street, Soho, when these Dishes were made. A painting of the Duke, by Benjamin West, is shown.
Diameter: 10.5 inches, 16.25cm.
Weight: 50oz the pair.
Mary Cooke Antiques Ltd
12 The Old Power Station
121 Mortlake High Street