School of Hoppner
Oil on canvas 29 x 24 ins.
Great grandfather of Noel, Countess of Rothes (P24).
1811 married Eleanor Margaret eldest daughter of Sir James Naysmith, she died 1844. They had 12 children, 5 sons and 3 daughters surviving them. The second son, James, married Lucy Drummond and their daughter, Clementina, married Thomas Dyer-Edwardes of Prinknash, Glos. Their only daughter Lucy Noel Martha, married 1900, Norman Evelyn, 19th Earl of Rothes.
Portrait shows uniform of the Blues. He joined the army 1807 and served in the Peninsular War and at Waterloo when he was a member of Lord Edward Somerset's staff.