Tagged with Almack’s

Regency Women of Charater: Lady Jersey

Sarah Sophia Villiers, daughter of the 10th Earl of Westmorland, became Lady Jersey upon marriage to George Villiers, 5th Earl of Jersey in 1804. Nicknamed, rather ironically, Silence, Sarah was born in 1785 and lived until 1867.  Her mother was the principal shareholder and heiress as the only child to her father’s banking firm Child … Continue reading

Regency Hot Spots: Almacks

Almack’s Assembly Rooms.  That bastion and beacon of the haute ton.  Moreover, it was one of the first London clubs that admitted both men and women. Opened Feb. 20, 1756 on King Street in St. James, exclusivity of the club was managed by the six or seven Lady Patronesses, who gave non-transferrable annual vouchers to … Continue reading