11th July 1827 - Queen Adelaide and Princess Amelia visit Salisbury

Samuel_Raven_-_The_Duchess_of_Clarence,_later_Queen_Adelaide_-_Google_Art_Project.jpg Adelaide, who would become Queen when William IV became King, visited Salisbury on 11th July 1827[1].

TJ Northy wrote:

The Duchess of Clarence (Queen Adelaide) and the Princess Amelia [3]honoured Salisbury with a visit on July 11th, 1827, being escorted by the Salisbury troop of Yeomanry on their arrival. The royal party sojourned at the Prince Regent's Hotel [2]; the following day they were conducted over the Cathedral and ascended the tower as far as the eight doors. On their departure for Weymouth the Yeomanry escorted the distinguished visitors two miles on their outward journey.

Image Credit

By Samuel RAVEN (c.1775 - 1847) (Britain) (Details of artist on Google Art Project) [Public domain or Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons


[1] The Popular History Of Old & New Sarum. T. J. Northy, Published by the Wiltshire County Mirror & Express Co. Ltd., 1897. Page 254. Available digitally on the Internet Archive - URL: https://archive.org/stream/popularhistoryof00nort/popularhistoryof00nort_djvu.txt. [2] The Regents Hotel was in Catherine Street.


The Sight of the Aged restored, the Weak Sight strengthened, and the Perfect Sight preserved by MORRIS'S IMPROVED SPECTACLES, upon unerring principles.

IN consequence of the many applications for the IMPROVED SPECTACLES, Mr. MORRIS (manufactuer to the late Messrs. Williams and Co. London,) respectfully informs the inhabitants of SALISBURY and its vicinity, that he intends residing a short time at Mr.Webb's, baker, Catherine-street, next door to the Prince Regent's Hotel, Salisbury, where may be had the Improved Spectacles, which have received the approbation of Medical Men of the first celebrity in London and Edinburgh; they do not require the frequent changing that other Glasses do, but give ease and comfort to the sight for years; likewise the Atmospheric Glasses, for weak and impaired Eyes.

P.S. Mr.Morris returns thanks to the Inhabitants of Salisbury and its vicinity, and begs to inform them that in consequence of numerous application he is induced to prolong his stay for a short time.

Mr.M. particularly cautions the public against the purchase of Spectacles from Hawkers or chance places of sale, as they frequently occasion a total blindness by their use.

Manufactory, No.46; Cable-street, St.George's in the East, London.

Please to enquire of Mr.Morris, at Mr. Webb's, baker; Catherine-street, next door to the Prince Regent's Hotel, Salisbury.

From: The Salisbury And Winchester Journal and General Advertiser of Wilts, Hants, Dorset, and Somerset., Monday, May 9. Found at a Newspaper transcripts page URL: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~dutillieul/ZOtherPapers/S&WJMay91825.html

[3] I’m not sure who the Princess Amelia mentioned here was. There was a Princess Amelia who was the daughter of George III, but she had died in 1810 - see Princess Amelia of the United Kingdom - Wikipedia