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Louisa Anne Whitworth-Aylmer Aylmer

Aylmer, Louisa Anne Whitworth-Aylmer (Baroness) née Call, 1778—1862

Louisa Anne Call was the daughter of Sir John Call (1732-1801; ODNB) and Philadelphia Call, née Batty (d. 1822). She married Matthew Whitworth-Aylmer, 5th baron Aylmer (1775-1850), army officer and colonial administrator, in 1801. Whether she followed her husband's postings during the Napoleonic Wars is not known but she most likely travelled with him through Switzerland and Italy from 1823-30 when he was without other employment.

In 1830 Aylmer was appointed governor-in-chief of Lower Canada despite being ill-prepared for the post. In the years following, Lady Aylmer joined with Aylmer in promoting the arts and culture, becoming patroness of the Quebec Driving Society, among other charitable organizations. Frequent confrontations with his legislative assembly led ultimately to Aylmer's dismissal and the Aylmers returned to England in 1835, the voyage home being that which forms the matter for Lady Aylmer's Narrative.

Sources:

Buckner, Phillip. 'Whitworth-Aylmer, Matthew, 5th Baron Aylmer'. ODCB. Vol. 7.

Lundy, Daryl, comp. The Peerage: A Genealogical Survey of Britain as Well as the Royal Families of Europe. 2013. Online.

Texts

Title Published
Narrative of the Passage of the Pique across the Atlantic 1837