Famous People Associated with Mercy

Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin

London-born Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin was the son of French émigré August Charles Pugin and his English wife Catherine Welby. August Charles influence was important – he worked as an architectural draughtsman and topographical watercolourist and the young Pugin began working in his father’s office shortly after leaving Christ’s Hospital School.....

Florence Nightingale and The Sisters of Mercy

The first women to leave England for the Crimea were a group of Sisters from the Convent of Mercy, Bermondsey, London. The Superior of the Convent, Reverend Mother Clare Moore, was asked by Bishop Thomas Grant of Southwark, in response to a plea for volunteer nurses issued by the Secretary of War, Sidney Herbert, to send a small contingent of Sisters to the East......

John Talbot

John Talbot was the last Catholic Earl of Shrewsbury. He lived in Alton Castle in Staffordshire which he inherited from his uncle Charles, the 15th Earl. He enthusiastically set about improving on the grounds and gardens as his uncle had started before him......

Lady Georgiana Charlotte Fullerton

Georgiana Charlotte was born in Staffordshire on 23rd September 1812. She was the youngest daughter of the first Earl Granville and Lady Harriet Cavendish. She was brought up in Paris, as her father was the English Ambassador there. Her mother was a High Anglican and Georgiana was brought up in this faith....

Sir George Bowyer

George Bowyer, eldest son of Sir George Bowyer, 6th Baronet and Anne Hammond Douglas, was born in Radley House, the family home since the late eighteenth century, near Abingdon in Berkshire on 8 October 1811....