The Hon. Mrs. Louisa Hay (nee: Pleydell-Bouverie)



Portrait of Louisa Pleydell-Bouverie as a Young Gardener,
in the Park of Longford Castle, Wiltshire, c. 1820.
© Market Lavington Museum

Louisa Pleydell-Bouverie was the daughter of Hon. Duncombe Pleydell-Bouverie (1) and Louisa May (2) and was born at Hale House, Hale, Hampshire on 17th February 1811.

She married Hon. Samuel Hay (3), on 2 April 1832 in St George Hanover Square, Westminster, London.

After her husband died in 1847, Louisa moved to Clyffe Hall in Market Lavington (4) Wiltshire (This was a Pleydell-Bouverie family property and occupied at the time by her parents). Louisa inherited Clyffe Hall from her father on his death in 1850 and continued to live at Clyffe Hall until her death on 18 April 1898, aged 87.

Louisa was buried on 22/4/1898 alongside her husband at St. Mary’s (the Parish Church) at Market Lavington.

Residences:

YearResidenceNotesSource
1851Clyffe Hall,
Market Lavington, Wiltshire
Louisa Pleydell-Bouverie – Head (Widow)
Louisa Hay – Daughter
Jane Frere – Visitor
Philip Pleydell-Bouverie – Visitor
Martha Stedman – Servant (Housekeeper)
Mary Sparks – Servant (Lady’s Maid)
Benjamin Gates – Servant (Butler)
Esther Neale – Servant (Cook)
Elizabeth Giles – Servant (Housemaid)
Sarah Godden – Servant (Kitchen Maid)
Richard Bond – Servant (Coachman)
Thomas Mercer – Servant (Footman)
The National Archives (TNA):
Census Returns of England, 1851.
HO 107/1839. Folio 240. Page 26.
1861Clyffe Hall,
Market Lavington, Wiltshire
Hon. Louisa Hay – Head (Widow)
Louisa May – 1st Cousin
Mary Haines – Servant (Housekeeper)
Sarah Davis – Servant (Cook)
Eliza Peapell – Servant (Housemaid)
James Cole – Servant (Footman)
The National Archives (TNA):
Census Returns of England, 1861.
RG 9/1291. Folio 101. Page 17.
1871Clyffe Hall,
The Spring, Market Lavington, Wiltshire
Louisa Hay – Head (Widow)
Philip Pleydell-Bouverie – Uncle
Caroline Richards – Visitor
Mary Staines – Servant (Housekeeper)
Eliza Penpell – Servant (Housemaid)
Emma Bunney – Servant (Cook)
Mary Ann Bowden – Servant (Kitchen Maid)
Joseph Crow – Servant (Footman)
William Seabrook – Servant (Butler)
Arthur Brown – Servant (Stableman)
The National Archives (TNA):
Census Returns of England, 1871.
RG 10/1911. Folio 31. Page 21.
1881Clyffe Hall,
Market Lavington, Wiltshire
Louisa Hay – Head (Widow)
Susannah F. May – Visitor
Ellen Pleydell-Bouverie – Visitor
Walter Pleydell-Bouverie – Visitor
Joseph L. Crow – Servant (Butler)
Louisa Smith – Servant (Lady’s Maid)
Emily Brown – Servant (Cook)
Sarah A.E. Nash – Servant (Housemaid)
Annie Jolliffe – Servant – (Kitchen Maid)
Elizabeth Smith – Visitor (Servant – Out of Employment)
John Lye – Servant (Page)
The National Archives (TNA):
Census Returns of England, 1881.
RG 11/2042. Folio 86. Page 1.
1891Clyffe Hall,
Market Lavington, Wiltshire
Louisa Hay – Head (Widow)
Louisa J Balfour – Visitor
Eleanor P Doel – Servant (Lady’s Maid)
Joseph L Crow – Servant (Butler)
Alma Clark – Servant (Cook)
Barbara Orchard – Servant (Housemaid)
Sophia Nash – Servant (Kitchen Maid)
The National Archives (TNA):
Census Returns of England, 1891.
RG 12/1601. Folio 63. Page 8.

We would welcome any further information on Louisa and her family and the residences she lived in, so if you have any information please contact us.

Additional Notes:

  1. Hon. Duncombe Pleydell-Bouverie
    • Born on 23/6/1780.
    • Baptised on 28/06/1780 at St George Hanover Square, Westminster, London.
    • Died on 5/11/1850, at Clyffe Hall, Market Lavington, Wiltshire.
    • Buried on 12/11/1850 at St. Mary’s at Market Lavington, Market Lavington.
    • Duncombe was the second son of Jacob Pleydell-Bouverie, 2nd Earl of Radnor.
    • Duncombe was a British Naval Commander and Whig politician.
    • He married Louisa May on 27 December 1808 at Hale, Hampshire.
  2. Louisa May
    • Born on 15/05/1778.
    • Baptised on the 12 June 1778 at St George, Bloomsbury, London.
    • Died on 06/06/1852 at Clyffe Hall, Market Lavington, Wiltshire.
    • Buried on the 15/6/1852 at St. Mary’s at Market Lavington, Market Lavington.
    • Was the second daughter of Joseph May of Hale House, Hampshire.
    • She married Hon. Duncombe Pleydell-Bouverie on 27 December 1808 at Hale, Hampshire.
  3. Hon. Samuel Hay
    • Born on 09/01/1807.
    • Died on 25/11/1847 at Clyffe Hall, Market Lavington, Wiltshire.
    • Buried on 1/12/1847 at St. Mary’s at Market Lavington, Market Lavington.
    • Was the third son of William Hay (b. 12/3/1722 – d. 26/1/1819), 17th Earl of Erroll and Alicia Ellot (d. 1812).
    • He gained the rank of Captain in the British Army.
  4. The Pleydell Bouverie family held the lordship of Market Lavington during the nineteenth century.