Charlotte Temple
aka Lady Charlotte Rose

From: "Types of Canadian Women Past and Present" Vol.I
Ed. by Henry James Morgan, Published by William Briggs, Toronto, 1903
(photo by Webster Brothers, London, England.) 


Charlotte Temple, daughter of Robert Emmet Temple, Esquire, of Rutland, Vermont, married, first, September 11th, 1833, Major Robert Sweeney, of Montreal, who, in May, 1838, fought a duel with, and killed, Major Henry J. Warde; of the 1st Royals (he died December 15th, 1840); and, secondly, July 3rd, 1843, John Rose, Esquire, Advocate, of Montreal, a gentleman who attained great distinction as a public man in Canada, and, who, after his removal to England, in 1869, was created a Baronet, sworn of the Privy Council, and was given the Grand Cross of the Order of St. Michael and St. George.

There was issue of this latter marriage, three sons and two daughters, viz,: The late Sir William Rose, Charles Day Rose, now M. P., Captain Edward Temple Rose, late 10th Hussars, Mary Temple Rose, (Lady Clarke), and Charlotte Amy Rose, wife of Francis Sloane-Stanley, Esquire. 

Lady Rose, who was a woman of beauty, grace and culture, was long the dominant social figure in Montreal, and her husband's advancement in life was due in a large measure to her wise counsel and ready tact. Their house, " Rosemount," which was occupied by the Prince of Wales (now King Edward VII.), during his visit to Canada, in 1860, and by Prince Arthur (Duke of Connaught), when quartered in Montreal with his regiment ten years afterwards, was the scene of some of the most brilliant entertainments ever given in the commercial metropolis. Among those who had been guests there, at one time or another, were the several GovernorsGeneral and their wives, John Bright, Richard Cobden, the Duke of Devonshire and his two brothers, Lord Edward and Lord Frederick Cavendish, Prince Napoleon, Sir Howard Russell, Prince Doria, Lord Wolseley, General Buller, Sir Fenwick Williams, the Prince de Joinville, etc. 

After removing to England, Sir John and Lady Rose occupied Loseley Park, in Surrey, and there, as well as in London, gathered about them all that was brightest and best of social, literary or artistic merit. They also rented Braham Castle, Ross-shire. Lady Rose, who together with her husband had been the guest of Queen Victoria on several occasions, died at Queen's Gate, London, December 3rd, 1883, and was buried at Guildford, in Surrey. Sir John Rose, married, secondly, January 24th, 1887, Julia, Marchioness of Tweeddale, widow of the 9th Marquis of Tweeddale, and daughter of Keith Stewart Mackenzie, Esquire, of Seaforth. He died, suddenly, while shooting in the Duke of Portland's deer forest, in Caithness, Scotland, August 24th, 1888, and was interred by the side of his first wife in Guildford cemetery. The Prince of Wales sent a wreath to, and was represented at, his funeral.

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