Lady Charlotte Cadogan
X:1 T:Lady Charlotte Cadogan's Reel C:Robert Mackintosh M:C L:1/8 R:Reel B:Robert Mackintosh – “A Fourth Collection of New Strathspey Reels, also some Famous old Reels” (1804, p. 39) N:Dedicated to the Dutchess [sic] of Manchester N:Robert “Red Rob” Mackintosh (c. 1745-1808) was a Scottish violinist and N:composer active in Edinburgh at the end of the 18th century. Originally from N:Tullymet, near Pitlochry, Perthshire. He moved to London in the last decade N:of his life. Z:AK/Fiddler’s Companion K:G B|G2 (BF) (GEEG)|FdAd FDAF|GBFB GEeg|afbf (geeB)| G2 (BF) (GEEG)|FdAd FDAF|EGFA GBAc|BGAF GEE|| f|(a/g/f/e/ b)e Bege|defg afdf|gebe Bege|Bbfa g(eef)| (a/g/f/e/ b)e Bege|dadf AdFD|GBEe ^dfBa|bgaf gee||
At the time Mackintosh composed the reel, Charlotte Cadogan (1781-1853), daughter of the former Mary Churchill and Charles Cadogan, 1st Earl Cadogan, MP for Cambridge and Master of the Mint, had been newly awarded the courtesy title of 'Lady' when her father was raised to the peerage in 1800. In September, 1803, she married Henry Wellesley, younger brother of Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, and with him had four children. However, in 1810 the couple was divorced on grounds of her adultery with the Marquess of Anglesey, then Lord Paget. After the messy scandal that included a divorce from Paget by his first wife, Lady Charlotte and Paget were married, and she gave birth to another ten children (of whom seven survived infancy). When Paget was raised to the peerage in March, 1812, Lady Charlotte became the Countess of Uxbridge and upon his further elevation in 1815, she became the Marchioness of Anglesey. She died in 1853, followed by Paget a year later.