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34 People in sitter grouping: Jacobites

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

1722-1790
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

1693?-1778
Jacobite soldier
Sitter in 1 portrait

George Keith, 5th Earl Marischal

1553?-1623
Naval officer
Sitter in 1 portrait

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

1649-1714
Secretary of State for Scotland and Jacobite
Sitter in 3 portraits

Alexander Murray

1712-1778
Jacobite
Sitter in 3 portraits

James Butler, 2nd Duke of Ormonde

1665-1745
Soldier and Jacobite
Sitter in 26 portraits

Henry Oxburgh

died 1716
Jacobite Insurgent
Sitter in 3 portraits

William Paul

1678-1716
Vicar of Orton; Jacobite; Executed for Treason
Sitter associated with 6 portraits

Richard Graham, Viscount Preston

1648-1695
Jacobite
Sitter associated with 1 portrait

Richard Rawlinson

1690-1755
Topographer and bishop of the nonjuring Church of England
Sitter in 2 portraits

James Sheppard

1697-1718
Jacobite
Sitter in 5 portraits

Sir Watkin Williams Wynn, 3rd Bt

1692-1749
Jacobite
Sitter in 6 portraits

Sir William Wyndham, 3rd Bt

1687-1740
Chancellor of the Exchequer
Sitter in 5 portraits