Detail from "The Death of the Earl of Chatham" by John Singleton Copley, Family members are depicted clustering round the stricken Earl, including Pitt himself and his brother John. Lord Mahon, later the 3rd Earl Stanhope, was their brother-in-law. James Charles (1761-80), a naval officer, was the youngest brother. This is the only portrait I know of him. In reality, neither he nor John were present on this occasion.
A Titanic family feud: The mother and child disowned by in-laws after death of ship's hero violinist
Jock Hume, played the violin in Titanic's band. Starcrossed lovers: Jock Hume, right, in a portrait released by his family after the Titanic sank. Left, Mary Costin in 1915. Click on picture to read their story.
I can't decide what my favorite part of this is. God being Dean's father-in-law? Satan his brother-in-law? The fact that that conversation could totally make for a plausible episode? Naw, let's be honest, it's the "when."
Goodrich Castle, Herefordshire - In existence by 1101, known as Godric’s Castle, named probably after Godric of Mappestone. At the beginning of the 12th century, the castle had passed from Godric to William Fitz Baderon, thought to be his son-in-law, and on to his son, Baderon of Monmouth who married Rohese de Clare, a member of the powerful de Clare family. Gilbert de Clare eventually acquired Goodrich Castle himself. Gilbert generation 29 on tree.