Margaretta Roome

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Margaretta Roome (Houlcroft)

Also Known As: "Margaretta"
Birthplace: London, England (United Kingdom)
Death: July 24, 1784 (28-29)
St Marylebone, Middlesex, England
Immediate Family:

Daughter of John Houlcroft and Margaret Marsack [not a Countess]
Partner of William Roome
Mother of Major General William Roome; Charles Frederic Roome; Charles Roome; Major General Henry Roome and Major General Frederick Roome
Sister of Henry Houlcraft; William Houlcraft; Dorothy Anne Houlcraft and James Houlcroft
Half sister of Major Charles Marsack

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About Margaretta Roome

Margaret Holfroft/Houlcroft was a daughter of Margaret [nee Saunders, previously Marsack] and her second husband John Houcroft.

She had several sons while in a relationship with William Roome, although, for reasons unknown, she did not marry him. She referes to herself as a Spinster in her will and leaves the guardianship of he children to her half brother Charles Marsack.

It is apparently the descendants of her illegitimate sons who claim that their maternal grandmother was the Countess de Marsack & the father of her children was Frederick, Prince of Wales [rather than her two husbands Charles Marsac & John Houlcroft]. There is no evidence for these claims.

Margaretta Holcroft Roome Will- It is my Intention aus wise that in case of my Death before I could properly settle my affairs that I hereby give and bequeathe to my dear brother Charles Marsack all and whatever ? of money I might be entitled to by the will of my deceased father that is to say in trust for my dear son William Roome for his sole use and benefit at any time that Mr Marsack thinks proper at the same time authorise my dear brother to be a friend and protector to him and in case his death to be divided between my other surviving children I give to my dear brother all my clothes and to Mr Roome my diamond pill? as a small pledge of my affection. Margaretta Holcroft Roome. October 13 1783 witness to her signing this bill and testament Margaret Holcroft.

28th January 1785
Appeared personally, William Roome of the parish of St James Westminster, Middlesex, Esq, ... was well acquainted with Margaretta Holcroft Roome of the Parish of St Mary Le Bowe in the County of Middlesex, spinster... On the 1st day of February 1785 ...the goods, chattels etc to Charles Marsack, the natural and lawful brother of the half blood of the said deceased. etc.

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Margaretta Roome's Timeline

July 16, 1755
St. Martin in the Fields, Westminster, London
London, England (United Kingdom)
London, England
March 22, 1775
April 6, 1776
March 22, 1777
May 6, 1783
Marylebone, London, England
July 24, 1784
Age 29
St Marylebone, Middlesex, England
July 24, 1784
Age 29