Lt.-Gen. Charles Horneck

Lt.-Gen. Charles Horneck

Male - 1804    Has 4 ancestors but no descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name Charles Horneck 
    Prefix Lt.-Gen. 
    Relationshipwith Adam
    Born Middlesex, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 8 Apr 1804  Bath, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I682816  Geneagraphie
    Last Modified 16 Sep 2014 

    Father Kane William Horneck,   b. Middlesex, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Hannah Mangles,   b. Devonshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Siblings 2 siblings 
    Family ID F278418  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Sarah Keppel,   b. 1752-1753, Middlesex, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 31 May 1773  St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Westminster, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Divorced 1776 
    Last Modified 16 Sep 2014 
    Family ID F278940  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Frances Gould,   b. 1752,   d. 1832  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 1791  Bath, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 16 Sep 2014 
    Family ID F285409  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsMarried - 31 May 1773 - St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Westminster, London, England Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    Letter of Admiral John Jervis to George Elliot, Viceroy of Corsica
    Letter of Admiral John Jervis to George Elliot, Viceroy of Corsica
    I have sent the William and Ann, copperbottomed transport, and the Seven Brothers, sheathed with fir, to Calvi; and Lieutenant Guion has orders to co-operate with Colonel Wemys. The Tartar, copper-bottomed, and two others, pass to-morrow, under convoy of the Dolphin, for Ajaccio. The Tartar having very commodious apartments, I have recommended her to Major-General Horneck, as a proper vessel for the accommodation of any Corsican families.

    Histories

    1796 ALMANAC ARMY AND NAVY LIST OF THE ARMY IN JAMAICA
    STAFF

  • Notes 
    • Although referred to scathingly as a ? little lilly macaroni? in his youth, Charles Horneck had a distinguished army career reaching the rank of General by the time of his death in 1804 yet no obituary recording his life has been found.

      Charles Horneck was educated at Westminster School and bought a commission as Ensign in the Third 3rd Footguards in 1768 . Based at St James barracks, the Guards had a reputation for parading in the nearby park in their finery and enjoying the attractions of London ? frequenting the? nunneries? of St James, the Pantheon, Vauxhall Gardens and Covent Garden. They were the subject of mockery and doubt was thrown on their masculinity, sexual preferences and general conduct. Charles Horneck had developed foppish tastes in clothing and made the acquaintance of the cross dressing French diplomat and spy - The Chevalier D'Eon. He dined with the Chevalier and his associates - Morande and Beaumarchais - and attended masquerades at the Pantheon . For some reason young Horneck was not popular and he attracted the attention of the satirical press as the the subject of two caricatures in the Darly macaroni print series and an article in the satirical press in the early 1770s.

      In May 1773, Horneck married Sarah Keppel, the natural daughter of George, the deceased third Earl of Albemarle but the marriage was very shortlived. Mrs eloped with her husband's friend and fellow officer John Scawen less than a year after the wedding. The couple toured extensively on the continent and Horneck eventually petitioned for divorce in 1776. Afterwards he continued to keep "unsuitable" company and became embroiled in the speculation over the sexual identity of the Chevalier D'Eon. After suffering similar insults about his own masculinity, he eventually challenged his accuser De Morande to a duel.
      Shortly after this matter was settled, Horneck embarked for America with his regiment .

      He was involved in the American War of Independence and lived subsequently in Jamaica and St Domingo.

      Eventually he returned to England and snippets of evidence show him attending coffee houses and clubs, visiting Bath and even participating in amateur dramatics.

      Lieutenant-Colonel Charles Horneck of the 3rd Regiment of Foot Guards exchanged regiments with Campbell of the 62nd Regiment of Foot on 5 June 1789. and two years later me married the daughter of General Gould - Frances Gould in Bath.

      He served 1795-1796 on Corsica


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