Mrs de Burgh
7 March 1862
Volume 6, page 78, sitting number 7180.
[The following sitting in the daybooks is identified as 'Miss de Burgh,' presumably this sitter's daughter. This was Mrs de Burgh's second sitting with Silvy; she had previously visited the studio on 21 March 1861.]
Born in or about 1810, Marianne Tollemache was the daughter of John Richard Delap Tollemache, who rose to the rank of Admiral in the service of the Royal Navy. Her mother was Lady Elizabeth née Statford, daughter of Irish peer John Stratford, 3rd Earl of Aldborough.
On 6 September 1827 she married Hubert de Burgh, son of James Godfrey Lill de Burgh, who had assumed the additional surname de Burgh in 1794. Their marriage produced seven children.
When the census was take in 1871 Hubert de Burgh was living at 32 Hans Place, Knightsbridge, with his son Francis and three servants. Marianne de Burgh was living at 61 Eccleston Square in Pimlico with two daughters and four servants.
Marianne de Burgh died, aged 70, on 24 July 1880 at 61 Eccleston Square London. She left an estate valued at £10,000.
Hubert de Burgh died two months later on 25 September 1872 at 32 Hans Place, Knightsbridge, leaving an estate valued at £3000.
[From an album compiled by Arthur Rickards, son of solicitor Edward Henry Rickards. From the bookplate, Arthur seems to have started the album in 1864 when he was 21 years old.]