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Robert Sherard, 6th earl Harborough
« on: Thursday 07 July 11 14:12 BST (UK) »
Welcome,
I am search informations about Robert Sherard, 6th and last earl Harborough. Now I know infos from peerage, journals from googlebooks. For example:
http://www.rootschat.com/links/0e8q/
http://www.rootschat.com/links/0e8r/
books:
http://www.rootschat.com/links/0e8s/
http://www.rootschat.com/links/0e8t/
http://www.rootschat.com/links/0e8u/
http://www.rootschat.com/links/0e8v/

First of all things are:
1. Battle of Saxby- full description of this event with description of lord's behavior.
2. Role of earl in divorce of captain Calcraft
http://www.british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=17007&strquery=harborough
3. Assault for watchman- effects for lord.
4. Situation of Stapleford Park when lord was lived in this estate.
5. Construction investment in Stapleford Park in years 1807-1859
6. ,,The 6th Earl, nicknamed "The Naughty Earl", was nothing if not a colourful character. Once, he found an unorthodox solution to the irritating problem of a public footpath passing close by his Cottage, mistress in residence. He is said to have bought some bears from a travelling circus and let them loose in the wood. He did, however, later build roads along the west and south of the park to allow the public to go round it.
When his new wife moved into the hall, locals were reluctant to visit to pay respects to the new countess and, in a fit of pique, he posted armed gamekeepers at all entrances to the park and prevented access, effectively making his new wife a prisoner.''
http://www.rootschat.com/forum/index.php?action=post;board=1.0
More about cases raised in this article.
7. History of Stapleford Park after his death.

There is very important for me, becouse this person is really fascinating and I would know him better.

If you have any informations about cases from points 1-7 which are not in internet ( Probably in internet I was find all) I really please to share them.

Ps. Did exist some portrait of this lord?

And... did someone have informations about history of portrait of Abigail Sherard in XIX and XX century:
183-184 bottom of the pages
http://www.rootschat.com/links/0e8w/


I please about help,
Martin Sherard



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Re: Robert Sherard, 6th earl Harborough
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 11 January 18 04:11 GMT (UK) »
Very interesting finding this I must say!

Why do I say that...well on my mothers side, my 3x great grandfather is Philip Graham R.N.

If this link below works ok-- it states that after 4 months he was released and then promoted to a Commander. 

lol..so are we supposed to be like family enemies then? just joking!  ;D

https://books.google.ca/books?id=INd_-8gb3HoC&pg=PA171&lpg=PA171&dq=Alexander+John+Spence+executed&source=bl&ots=SDeBQhioPt&sig=EAF8Y_CDClPrP78hN2OeIaBurDc&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwj14tXs_M7YAhWG7IMKHRtMDV4Q6AEITDAJ#v=onepage&q=Alexander%20John%20Spence%20executed&f=false