Paul Frecker
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Madame Le Caux
17 April 1861

Volume 3, page 105, sitting number 3110.

[The Silvy daybooks identify the sitter as Madame Lecaux but most other sources give her surname as Le Caux.]

Born at Cowbridge in Glamorganshire in or about 1790, Elizabeth Cadogan was the daughter of William and Elizabeth Cadogan. She was baptised at Cowbridge on 19 March 1790.

At the time of the 1851 census, she was a widow living with her brother Edward Cadogan, ‘Colonel East India Company,’ at 104 New Bond Street, London.

When the census was taken in 1861 ‘Elisa Le Caux’ had her own household at 13 Mansfield Street in Marylebone (later the home and office of architect Sir Edwin Lutyens from 1919 until his death in 1944). She shared the house with her nephew William Henry Cadogan, who worked in the ‘Civil Service Tithe Dept.’ and three servants.

Elizabeth Le Caux died, aged 77, on 17 October 1867 at 2 Mansfield Street, Marylebone, leaving an estate valued at £8000. Her will was proved by her nephews Reverend Edward Cadogan, of Walton Parsonsage in Warkwickshire, and William Henry Cadogan.

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