Genealogy research by Mark Humphrys.
George Markham, Dean of York,
Elizabeth was unfaithful to him for 5 years
before discovery (apparently 1797-1802).
On 6 Apr 1802 he became Dean of York. Dean until his death 1822.
He discovered her adultery and sued her lover John Fawcett for criminal conversation. He received a verdict on 6 May 1802 against him, with substantial damages.
They divorced in 1803.
Elizabeth and her lover John Fawcett married after the divorce and had issue. Her wealthy cousin Laura Pulteney, 1st Countess of Bath supported them, and she left Elizabeth a huge fortune in 1808. John Fawcett changed his name to John Pulteney in 1813.
George died 1822.
On his death his unmarried daughters went to live at Ightham, Kent.
Elizabeth fl 1832.
John Pulteney (former John Fawcett) died 1849.
George and Elizabeth had issue:
Memorial to Elizabeth Markham. Port Elizabeth, South Africa.
Erected 1820 by her husband Sir Rufane Donkin.
Photo 2011. From here.
See street view.
Entry for Cecilia Markham on pp.80-81 of vol.2 of [Markham, 1913].
Extract from Will of Cecilia Markham, 14 Apr 1866.
Executors are her sister Sarah and her niece Isabella Chadwick.
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