Sir Brownlow Cust, 1st Baron Brownlow FSA, FRS, MP (1744 – 1807) (after George Romney)
Henry Bone, RA (Truro 1755 – Somers Town, London 1834)
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Belton House, Lincolnshire (Accredited Museum)
Portrait miniature, enamel, Sir Brownlow Cust, 1st Baron Brownlow FSA, FRS, MP (1744 – 1807) (after George Romney) by Henry Bone, RA (Truro 1755 – Somers Town, London 1834). 1809. Three-quarter length portrait of a man turned to the left, gazing at the spectator wearing peer's robes, powdered wig. Signed on the obverse and signed and dated 1809 on the reverse, signed in full on the reverse 'Brownlow, Lord Brownlow, only son of the Rt. Hon. Sir John Cust, Bt., Speaker of the House of Commons, after the portrait by Romney 1778'. Brownlow Cust, 1st Baron Brownlow of Belton was born on 3 December 1744 at Norfolk Street, Westminster. He was the son of Rt. Hon. Sir John Cust, 3rd Bt. (1718-1770) Speaker of the House of Commons and Etheldred Payne (1720-1775). He married, (i) Jocosa Katherina Drury 1748/9-1772), daughter of Lt.-Gen. Sir Thomas Drury, 1st and last Bt.(1712-1759) and Martha Tyrrell (d.1768), on 16 October 1770 at St. George's Church, St. George Street, Hanover Square, London, England and (ii) Frances Bankes (1756-1847), daughter of Sir Henry Bankes and Frances Pembrooke, on 31 August 1775 at St. James' Church, Westminster. He was educated at Eton and graduated from Corpus Christi College, Cambridge in 1766 with an MA. He was MP (Tory) for Ilchester 1768-1774 and Grantham 1774-1776. He was created 1st Baron Brownlow of Belton on 20 May 1776, for his late father's services. He became a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries (F.S.A.) on 13 June 1776 and a Fellow of the Royal Society (F.R.S.) on 8 May 1783. His sister, Elisabeth married Philip Yorke I of Erddig in 1770, who had been a friend of his at Cambridge He died on 25 December 1807 at age 63 at Belton and is buried at Belton..
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Henry Bone, RA (Truro 1755 – Somers Town, London 1834) , artist after George Romney (Dalton-in-Furness 1734 – Kendal 1802), artist