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Egerton [née Compton], Marianne Margaret, Viscountess Alford [known as Lady Marian Alford] (1817–1888), art patron and writer on needlework, was born on 21 June 1817 in the Casa del Pre, Naples; she lived with her parents in Rome from 1820 to 1830, mostly in the ...


Marianne Margaret Egerton, Viscountess Alford (1817–1888) by unknown artist Belton House, The Brownlow Collection (The National Trust). Photograph: Photographic Survey, Courtauld Institute of Art, London


Thomson, William George (1865–1942), tapestry historian, was born on 7 February 1865 at Roman Camp Gatehouse, Fochabers, Moray, Scotland, youngest of four children of James Thomson (d. 1875/6), head gamekeeper to the duke of Richmond at Gordon Castle, and Ellen (b...