Biography of Baroness Angela Georgian Burdett-Coutts


Burdett-Coutts, Angela Georgina, Baroness. Born in 1814. The daughter of Sir Francis Burdett, succeeded in 1837 to the great wealth of her grandfather, Mr. Thomas Coutts. The Shoe-black Brigade, the Nova Scotia Gardens, model lodging house, and Columbia Market are of her foundation. The poor and the distressed at home and abroad had a constant benefactress in her; the east-end weavers, the Irish fishermen of Cape Clear, the Turkish peasantry after the Russo-Turkish War, are among those who received her help. In 1871, the queen made Miss Coutts a peeress, and in 1881 the baroness married William Ashmead-Bartlett. Died 1906.