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Baronet Sir John Lade

Baronet Sir John Lade

Male 1759 - Abt 1838  (78 years)

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  • Name John Lade 
    Prefix Baronet Sir 
    Birth 1 Aug 1759  [1, 2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Death Abt 1838  [4
    • John inherited the baronetcy at his birth on the following August 1 after the death of his father (Gent. Mag. xxix. 194; lxxii. 376). He was made the ward of his uncle Henry Thrale 1724-1781 and fulfilled Dr. Johnson's worst predictions, becoming one of the notorious rakes of the Prince of Wales's circle, going through his own fortune and his mother's, which he inherited in 1802, and landing in King's Bench prison in 1813, whence Lady Keith (Queeney Thrale) tried to rescue him by appealing, in vain, to his former patron, the Prince Regent. Bowood Papers. Johnson sent the verses to Mrs. Thrale on August 8. Both the covering note and the verses are now in the Huntington Library. The verses were first published entire in Mrs. Piozzi's British Synonymy (1794) but the fourth stanza appeared in her Anecdotes (p. 281).

      One of Henry Thrale?s sisters was Lady Mary Lade (1733-1802), who married Baronet Sir John Lade on 27 May 1756. They had a son, also called John who inherited his father?s fortune and Baronetcy. Sir John Lade the junior was made ward of Henry Thrale, but when freed of this he took Samuel Johnson's advice and became a notorious rake.

    Person ID I604  UK Thrale family
    Last Modified 17 Apr 2010 

    Father Baronet Sir John Lade, M.P.,   b. Abt 1690   d. 21 Apr 1759 (Age ~ 69 years) 
    Mother Lady Mary Thrale,   b. 1733, St Albans, Hertfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 1802, Saint Michaels, St Albans, Hertfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 69 years) 
    Alt. Marriage Aft 27 May 1756  [5
    Marriage Jun 1756  [6
    Family ID F49  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Lady Letitia Derby   d. 1825 
    Marriage Abt 1787 
    Family ID F291  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 13 Feb 2004 

  • Photos
    Sir John Lade (1759 - 1838)
    Sir John Lade (1759 - 1838)
    Sir John Lade, 2nd Baronet, from a mezzotint by Frederick Bromley after the 1778 portrait by Sir Joshua Reynolds, published 1862 by Henry Graves

  • Sources 
    1. [S10] Edited by Donald Greene, Complete works of Samuel Johnson, (1984).

    2. [S16] Gentleman's Magazine, xxix. 194; Ixxii. 376 (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S2] Richard William Thrale, A New Thraliana, ((St. Albans, Hertfordshire, England, Falconer Press, 1973)), 69 (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S40] Katherine C Balderston, Thraliana, (Oxford University Press 1951).

    5. [S13] Faculty Office Marriage Licence Allegations 1701-1850, Order 0052305 (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S16] Gentleman's Magazine, June 1756 (Reliability: 3).