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Lawrence 
Sterne
1713 - 1768


Lawrence 
Sterne
, eldest of 7 children Author of Tristram Shandy. Of Shandy hall Coxwold 1760-67. Vicar of Sutton in the Forest, Yorks., 1738- At his marriage, he also obtained the living of Stillington i.e. 1743. Prebendary of York, 05 Jan 1741; perpetual curate of Coxwold, 29 March 1760. "Laurence Sterne Born: 24 November 1713; Clonmel, Ireland Childhood poverty; moves w/father's regiment School in Halifax, Yorkshire - 1723-31 B. A., Cambridge - 1737 ---- influence of John Locke 1st hemorrhage of the lungs (TB) Vicar of Sutton-in-the-forest - 1738 Marries Elizabeth Montagu - 1741 Nights of debauchery in York Political articles supporting Sir Robert Walpole - 1741-42 Enmity w/uncle Jaques Sterne - 1742 Satire A Political Romance burned - 1759 ---- at insistence of church Elizabeth threatens suicide Shandy a success; Sterne feted in London Settles at Shandy Hall, Coxwold Injures his voice - 1762 Trip to France - 1762 Wife stays in France, Sterne returns to England Sentimental flirtation w/Elizabeth Draper - 1767 Dies: 18 March 1768; London Body stolen by grave robbers, shows up at anatomy lesson - 1768" "As to the squire of the parish," he remarks in the Memoir, "I cannot say we were on a very friendly footing, but at Stillington the family of the C[rofts] showed us every kindness: 'twas most agreeable to be within a mile and a half of an amiable family who were ever cordial friends;" and who, it may be added, appear to have been Sterne's only reputable acquaintances. Presented to a curacy in Coxwold, Yorks. 1760 by Lord Fauconberg. This is just after the triumph which followed the publication of Tristram Shandy. "Arthur H. Cash's "Laurence Sterne: the early and middle years" (published in London by Methuen in 1975): Appendix (page 307) where he lists known copies of Sterne portraits "6. Attributed to James Northcote. Location unknown. Exhibited 1868 in the Yorkshire Worthies section of the National Exhibition of Works of Art, Leeds (3179), on loan from the collection of Mrs. Wallis. The attribution, made in the exhibition catalogue, is doubtful." I (RW) presume that 3179 is the catalogue reference, but am not sure. The curator of the York City Art Gallery at the time that Cash's wrote his book was called John Ingamells and he helped him a lot. Maybe it was Margaret nee Dale whose picture it was.."

Born: military barracks, Clonmel, , , 24th Nov 1713 Baptised:
Died: Bond street, London, , , England 18th Mar 1768 Buried: New burying Ground at Typburn, London, , , England 22nd Mar 1768
Family:
Sterne

Ancestors
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1.
Lawrence 
Sterne
(
Lumley
) 1713 - 1768
2.
Lt. Roger 
Sterne
(
Nuttle
) post 1680 - 1732
4.
Simon 
Sterne
(
Jaques
) + 1703
5.
Mary 
Jaques
(
Sterne
) + post 1713
3.
Agnes 
Nuttle
(
Hobert
,
Sterne
) + c. 1759
 
 

Siblings


1.
Mary 
Sterne
(
Weemans
) 1712 - post 1738
2.
Joram 
Sterne
1715 - 1719
3.
Anne 
Sterne
1719 - c. 1722
4.
Devijeher 
Sterne
1721 - 1723
5.
Susan 
Sterne
1723 - c. 1723
6.
Catherine 
Sterne
c. 1724 - post 1738

Spouses



1. York, Yorks., England 30th Apr 1741
Elizabeth 
Lumley
(
Sterne
) 1714 - c. 1772

Descendants
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a.
Elizabeth 
Lumley
(
Sterne
) 1714 - c. 1772
1.
Lydia 
Sterne
1745 - 1745
2.
Lydia 
Sterne
(
de Medalle
) 1747 - post 1776
Sources

Timeline


24th Nov 1713Born Clonmel
30th Apr 1741Married
Elizabeth 
Lumley
(
Sterne
) 1714 - c. 1772 York, Yorks., England
18th Mar 1768Died London, England
22nd Mar 1768Buried London, England
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