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H. M. Stephens

revised by Roger T. Stearn

Dowdeswell, William (1760–1828), army officer and art collector, was born on 27 February 1760, the third son of the Right Hon. William Dowdeswell (1721–1775) of Pull Court, near Upton upon Severn, Worcestershire, and his wife, Bridget (d. 1818), youngest daughter of Sir William Codrington, ...


John Guise (1682/33–1765) by Sir Joshua Reynolds, 1755–6 Christ Church, Oxford


Guise, John (1682/3–1765), army officer and art collector, was the son of William Guise (bap. 1652, d. 1683) of Ablode Court, Sandhurst, Gloucestershire (where John was born), professor of oriental languages at Oxford, and his wife, Frances, the daughter and coheir of George Southcote...