CollectionPapers of Mary Compton and Augusta Caroline Baynes
TitleCorrespondence from the Royal Family to Mrs Mary Compton and her daughter Augusta Caroline Baynes, 1768-1830
DescriptionThis collection principally comprises correspondence from various members of the Royal Family to Mary Compton, Henry Compton and Augusta Caroline Baynes. It also includes certificates of baptism and marriage; Naval Warrant for Thomas Baynes; various prints of etchings; and notes regarding Mary Compton and Augusta Caroline Baynes.
Extent219 documents
Admin HistoryAugusta Caroline Baynes (née Compton), was the daughter of Henry and Mary Compton (née Dacres) who both served in the court of George III. Henry Compton was Page-in-Waiting to George III and Mary Dacres was in charge of the Royal children (including Princess Charlotte, Princess Royal (later Queen of Württemberg) and Princess Augusta Sophia) as Dresser from 1770 until her marriage in 1777. The couple had only one child as Mary died in childbirth. Their daughter Augusta married Thomas Baynes, a Captain in the Royal Navy on 22 July 1813.
Custodial HistoryPresented to the Royal Archives in 1953.
ArrangementCatalogued skeletally to file level, 2020. For further arrangement details see Series level.
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