George Engleheart

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Born: 1752 Died: March 1829 Married: Ursula Sarah Brown Mother: Ann Dawney Father: Francis Englehart Descendant: Nathaniel Engleheart

George Engleheart married Ursula Sarah Brown and was the father of Nathaniel Brown Engleheart. George was a world renowned miniaturist, who painted George III 25 times.

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George Engleheart,, miniature-painter, born in 1752, was one of the younger sons of Francis Engleheart, a member of a noble Silesian family, who came into England in the time of George II, and settled at Kew. Engleheart was a pupil of Sir Joshua Reynolds, and gained some repute as a miniature-painter, practising in Hertford Street, Mayfair. In 1790 he was appointed miniature-painter to the king. His miniatures were mostly executed on ivory, though occasionally on enamel, and were well drawn and coloured, showing great character and power. He exhibited at the Royal Academy between 1773 and 1812, mostly original portraits, or copies from Reynolds and others. Engleheart died at Blackheath on 21 March 1829.

His father was Francis Englehart and his mother was Ann Dawney, the family changed the spelling of their surname from the German manner when Francis died.

First Marriage

George married twice, first to Elizabeth Brown (1775), and then to her sister Ursula Sarah Brown (1781).

Marriage of George and Elizabeth

On the 14th February 1775 at St George, Hanover Square, George Engleheart married Elizabeth Brown of the parish of St James Westminster.

The witnesses were: Nathaniel Brown (father of the Bride), John Dillman Engleheart (Groom's brother), Francis Engleheart (father of the Groom), Sophia Stewart, Sarah Baynes, Mary Woolley, Ursula Brown (sister of the Bride, and future Bride).

However Elizabeth died four years later in 1779 at the age of only 26. The original inscription on the family vault read:

Also Mrs. Elizabeth Wife of Mr. George Englehart, died 29th April 1779, in the 26th year of her age.

Second Marriage

He married Ursula Sarah Brown on the 27th May 1781 (license obtained 17 May 1781)

George and Ursula

At the time of the marriage, Ursula's father Nathaniel Brown is deceased, and so her guardian is John Dillman Engleheart, he is one of the witnesses along with Jane Woolley.

A George Engleheart married an Elizabeth Issac in 1801 at St George, Hanover Square.


Possible children:

  • Amelia Engleheart daughter of George and Catherine Engleheart (b. 24 Apr 1772 c. 17 May 1772) St George, Hanover Square.
  • George Engleheart son of George and Ursula Sarah Engleheart (b.9 Nov 1786, c.6 Dec 1786, d.1833) St George, Hanover Square. Became Lieutenant Colonel in the East India Company.
  • Emma Engleheart daughter of George and Ursula Sarah Engleheart (b.5 Mar 1788, c.1 Apr 1788) St George, Hanover Square
  • Nathaniel Brown Engleheart son of George and Ursula Sarah Engleheart (b.13 May 1790, c.11 Jun 1790) St George, Hanover Square. Became a Proctor at the Doctors Commons.
  • Henry Engleheart son of George and Ursula Sarah Engleheart (b.22 Jan 1801, c.14 Feb 1801) St George, Hanover Square. Became a Reverend. A stained-glass window in the church of St Mary, Bedfont states: "To the glory of God and in memory of Henry Engleheart Clerk in holy orders 12 May 1885". Reverend Engleheart was not a Vicar of Bedfont.

There is also a Paul and Elizabeth Engleheart giving birth to children in the same period in St George, Hanover Square. And also a Francis and Ann Engleheart.

In 1815 he was mentioned in a book "Eloise, and Other Poems, by a young lady" as a subscriber: Engleheart, George Esq. Bedfont Lodge.

His wife Ursula Sarah Engleheart (nee Brown) resident of Bedfont, died on the 16th October 1817 at the age of 58 and was buried in the parish of St Ann, Kew Green on October 21st, 1817.



George Engleheart died in 1829 at the age of 78. He was buried on the 28th March 1829 at St Anne (Anglican) Kew, Surrey.

The Bishop's transcripts says that George Engleheart (78) of Bedfont, Middlesex, was buried at St. Anne Kew Green in the country of Surrey on the 28th March 1829.

Probate was given to Nathaniel B. Engleheart of Doctor Commons v2 p250.

Other Records

A George Engleheart was christened on the 26th October 1750, the son of George and Ann Engleheart, at Kew, St Anne.

His son George Engleheart

A George Engleheart was christened on the 26th October 1750, the son of George and Ann Engleheart, at Kew, St Anne.

His son George Engleheart was buried in the same parish in 1833.

From the Biographical History of Gonville and Caius College 1349-1897:

Engleheart, Henry: son of George Engleheart, gent., of Bedfont, Middx. Born in London. School, Sunbury, eight years, under Dr Curtis. Age 16. Admitted pensioner , March 27, 1817.

B.A. 1821 : M.A. 1824. Scholar, Mich* 1817 to Mich* 1824. 1st mathematical prize, 1818. Ordained deacon (London., 1.d. from Cant.) May 21, 1826 : priest (Roch.) Sep. 30, 1827. Curate of Orlestone, 1826. Lived for many years at Bedfont Lodge, Middx.: died there, May 12, 1885.

Other Records

Sarah Engleheart

A Sarah Engleheart who was born around 1758 was buried at St. Mary the Virgin, Bedfont, Middlesex on the 15th June 1828 at the age of 70.

Francis Engleheart Witness, 1801

A different Francis Engleheart (possibly a nephew or son) was a witness in a court case in 1801.

639. WILLIAM ADAMS was indicted for feloniously stealing, on the 4th of August , a cask, value 4d. and 94lb. of butter, value 1l. 18s. the property of Francis Luman .

FRANCIS ENGLEHART sworn. - I am clerk to the wharfingers at Brewen's quay : On Tuesday evening, the 4th of August, between six and seven o'clock, I was returning to the wharf from tea, and in the gateway I met the prisoner at the bar with a cask of butter on his shoulder, judging that he had not come honestly by it; I did not stop him; he was going up the gateway towards the street, I was going down; I made enquiry of the Draper's porters if a man had been sent away with a single cask of butter; they told me, no; I said, a man was gone up the gateway with one, and we immediately pursued him to the top of the gateway; I saw the cask of butter standing there, and the prisoner in the street; I am positive it was the same cask of butter; I pointed out the man to the porter, and they immediately seized him; at the moment of their seizing him came up a coach, which he had called to convey away the cask; he was given into the charge of the constable.

Q. Do you know to whom this butter belonged?- A. It belonged to Mr. Francis Inman.

Q. How do you know that? - A. By the mark; the Lord Mayor ordered it to be delivered, it being a perishable commodity; the constable has the cask.

FRANCIS INMAN sworn. - I received twenty-

See original Click to see original nine casks of butter in the country, when I ought to have received thirty. JOSEPH BENNETT sworn. - I am a constable: I took charge of the prisoner; the cask was knocked to pieces by being thrown down; the prisoner told me a man had given him sixpence to carry the cask of butter up the quay.

Q.(To Inman.) Brewer's quay was where your butter was? - A. Yes, it was landed there.

Prisoner's defence. A man ordered me to take the firkin of butter to the top of the gateway, while he called a coach; I took it to the top of the gateway, and never saw the man afterwards, and this man laid hold of me; I know the wharfinger's clerk, and saw him pass me, and therefore it was not likely that I should stand at the top of the gateway after I had stole it.

Q.(To Englebart.) Did you see any gentleman near the prisoner? - A. No, I did not.

GUILTY , aged 28.

One month in Newgate , and publicly whipped .

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.