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The Jacobites were the group of followers dedicated to the restoration of a Roman Catholic King to the Great British thrones. From 1688-1746 a series of risings occurred, in an attempt to restore James II and his subsequent heirs to the throne. Support was greatest in Ireland, Scotland and the North of England and the main years of uprising are remembered as 1715 and 1745. The decline of Jacobitism can be seen from 1747, when Henry IX, the Cardinal King (son of James II, and younger brother of Bonnie Prince Charlie) in financial difficulties after the French Revolution, bequeathed the Stuart Crown jewels to the future George IV. Although he never formally renounced his claim to the throne all Jacobite activities ceased, and on his death the Jacobite claim was passed on to those families excluded by the Act of Settlement, however a Jacobite heir has not made a claim to the throne since 1807.

Flora Macdonald

Jacobite heroine
Sitter in 7 portraits

John Erskine, 22nd or 6th Earl of Mar

baptised 1675-1732
Jacobite army officer, politician, and architect
Sitter in 2 portraits

George Keith, 10th Earl Marischal

Jacobite soldier
Sitter in 1 portrait

George Keith, 5th Earl Marischal

Naval officer
Sitter in 1 portrait

John Drummond, 1st Earl of and titular Duke of Melfort

Secretary of State for Scotland and Jacobite
Sitter in 4 portraits

Alexander Murray

Sitter in 3 portraits

James Butler, 2nd Duke of Ormonde

Soldier and Jacobite
Sitter in 28 portraits

Henry Oxburgh

died 1716
Jacobite Insurgent
Sitter in 3 portraits

William Paul

Vicar of Orton; Jacobite; Executed for Treason
Sitter associated with 6 portraits

Sir John Philipps, 6th Bt

Politician; MP for Camarthen, Petersfield and Pembrokeshire
Sitter in 3 portraits

Richard Graham, Viscount Preston

Sitter associated with 1 portrait

Richard Rawlinson

Topographer and bishop of the nonjuring Church of England
Sitter in 2 portraits

James Sheppard

Sitter in 5 portraits

William Murray, 2nd Duke of Atholl and Marquess of Tullibardine

Jacobite leader and army officer
Sitter in 1 portrait

Sir Watkin Williams Wynn, 3rd Bt

Sitter in 6 portraits

Sir William Wyndham, 3rd Bt

Politician; Chancellor of the Exchequer
Sitter in 8 portraits