The appointment letters of John Durancé George, Dental Surgeon

Writer: Lady Glentworth

Date: -

Address: 10 Cambridge Square, Hyde Park

Lady Glentworth presents
her Compts to Mr J.D. George
& having had a front
Tooth stopped by Mr.
Cartwright two years
ago, the stopping of
which came out this
morning, she fears
that it will cause
pain if not immediately
refilled, & she therefore
hopes that Mr. J.D. George
will see her – but
should his engagements
render it impossible
she will trust him
to recommend her
to a good alternative,
likely to see her

10 Cambridge Square
Hyde Park


Viscount Glentworth was a title used by the Earl of Limerick. In this case, Lady Glentworth would have been Margaret Jane Horsley, 2nd wife of the 2nd Earl, William Henry Tennison Pery (1812–1866), who had married in April 1842 on Norfolk Island, Australia. He was the Superintendent of Agriculture, and she the daughter of Nicholas Horsley, a Lieutenant in the 96th Regiment.

She and the Earl were divorced in 1863. She died in London on 25th November 1875, aged 47 (which age, if correct, means that she was married at the age of 14!). She had been baptised in February 1828 at Christchurch, Tynemouth, which supports this claim of her age (although it is not uncommon for children to be baptised, or re-baptised, some years after birth).

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