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Queen Victoria in Brighton.......
« on: Thursday 09 January 20 21:51 GMT (UK) »
I know from other reading that Queen Victoria had holidays in the Brighton area.  My mother told me that family legend says that my 3rd great-grandfather, William Stredwick, "took care of the Queen's horses." I know he lived & died in the Brighton area (1795-1866.) I wonder if the Queen kept horses in Brighton or had a stable there?  I know it may only be legend but often legends have a kernel of truth, which I'd love to uncover!  Are there any historical resources or records that tell about Queen Victoria's activities in Brighton that might give me clues?

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Re: Queen Victoria in Brighton.......
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 09 January 20 22:22 GMT (UK) »
More King Edward VII, when he was Regent.  He had the Royal Pavilion built in Brighton and certainly had stables - they hae now been turned into the Brighton Dome.

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Re: Queen Victoria in Brighton.......
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 03 March 20 22:15 GMT (UK) »
More King Edward VII, when he was Regent.  He had the Royal Pavilion built in Brighton and certainly had stables - they hae now been turned into the Brighton Dome.

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I believe it was George IV when Regent.

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Re: Queen Victoria in Brighton.......
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 03 March 20 22:27 GMT (UK) »
More King Edward VII, when he was Regent.  He had the Royal Pavilion built in Brighton and certainly had stables - they hae now been turned into the Brighton Dome.

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I believe it was George IV when Regent.

Yes, definitely not Edward VII - too late.
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Re: Queen Victoria in Brighton.......
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 03 March 20 22:36 GMT (UK) »
Does not really matter which royal it was, deblouky55 has not got back to this post.

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Re: Queen Victoria in Brighton.......
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 03 March 20 22:38 GMT (UK) »
Does not really matter which royal it was, deblouky55 has not got back to this post.

I was thinking more the time period in relation to her ancestor in Brighton.

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Re: Queen Victoria in Brighton.......
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 04 March 20 11:40 GMT (UK) »
Google suggests Victoria's visits to Brighton were between 1837 & 1845.
BORCHARDT in Poland/Germany, BUSS in Germany, FEKETE in Hungary + Austria, GOTTHILF in Hammerstein, GUBLER in Switzerland, KONIG in Germany, KRONER in Poland, PLACZEK in Poland.

Also: ROWSE in Brixham, Tenby, Hull & Ramsgate. Strongman, in Falmouth. Champion. Coke. Eame/s. Gibbons. Passmore. Pulsever. Sparkes in Brixham & Ramsgate. Toms in Cornwall. Waymoth. Wyatt.

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Re: Queen Victoria in Brighton.......
« Reply #8 on: Friday 24 April 20 21:43 BST (UK) »
Thanks to everyone for those clues! I'm sorry I was absent the discussion for a time while dealing with travel and then illness.  I did read through the links that were sent in the first reply....very interesting history.  It sounds like my ancestor could perhaps have taken care of "the Queen's horses." But I'll probably never know for sure!