CONNECTION WITH DAVID GARRICK
BERTIE, Lord Robert (1721-1782). Small archive of five Chancery documents in the case between Lord Robert Bertie and his wife Mary Lady Bertie by Bills of Revivor and Supplement, against Wyndham et al, folio, 19 sides in total, with embossed tax stamps, variously dated during 1766. Amongst the list of plaintiffs in the document of 14th July 1766, are David Garrick and Benjamin Stillingfleet, plus a wealth of other names throughout the documents, including the families of Blacknell, Blundell, Bracebridge, Huddleston, Chetwynd, Dampier, Lindon, Perrott, Ryder, Standish, Wilmot, etc.
Lord Robert Bertie, son of Robert, first Duke of Ancaster, married the Rt Hon. Mary Baroness Dowager Raymond in 1762. He was Lord of the Bedchamber, colonel of the 7th Regiment of Foot (Royal Fusileers), and defended Admiral Byng during his trial in 1757. The impending marriage of Lord Bertie and Lady Mary Raymond, is touched upon in a letter from Horace Walpole to George Montagu, written in 1762 "We had a tempest of wind and snow for two hours beyond any thing I remember ..... Lady Raymond's house in Berkeley-square is totally unroofed; and Lord Robert Bertie, who is going to marry her, may descend into it like a Jupiter Pluvius".