Very Rev Charles Peter LAYARD 
- Born: 19 Feb 1748/49
- Christened: Mar 1749, St Anne Soho Westminster LND
- Marriage (1): Elizabeth WARD  on 1 Dec 1777 in St Martin in the Fields LND MDX
- Marriage (2): Elizabeth CARVER  on 24 Oct 1798 in St Nicholas Rochester KEN
- Died: 11 Apr 1803, The Deanery Bristol GLS aged 54
Cause of his death was was gout in his stomach.
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Very Rev. Charles Peter Layard:
Degree: 1770, Batchelor of Arts Educ. Huntingdon School and St. John's College Oxford; Chaplain in Order George II; 1800 - 1803, Dean (Bristol Cathedral); 1777 - 1799, Vicar of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields, Vicar of Kewstock, Somerset; 1793, Prebendary of Worcester; 1798 - 1803, Prebendary of Bangor, Rector of Uffinton, Lics; 799 - 1803,
Charles Peter Layard
Adm. pens. (age 17) at ST JOHN'S, June 27, 1766. S. of Daniel Peter (F.R.S.; D.C.L., Oxon.), physician, of Middlesex. B. [Feb. 19, 1749-50], in the parish of St Ann, Westminster. School, Huntingdon (Mr Unwin). Matric. Michs. 1766; B.A. 1770; M.A. 1773; Seatonian prize, 1773 and 1774; D.D. 1787. Fellow, 1773-7. Ord. deacon (London, Litt. dim. from Ely) Dec. 21, 1771; priest, Feb. 27, 1774. For some time Minister of Oxenden Chapel, Oxenden Street, London, where he was greatly admired for his eloquence. Librarian of Archbishop Tenison's Library and Chaplain in Ordinary to the King. F.R.S., 1778. V. of Wootton Bassett, Wilts., 1793-8. Preb. of Worcester Cathedral. R. of Uffington, Lincs., 1798-1803. Preb. of Bangor, 1799-1803. V. of Kewstoke, Somerset, 1777-99. Dean of Bristol, 1800-3. A man 'of great learning and most amiable manners.' Author, Sermons; Poetical Essays. Twice married and had issue ten children. Died, of gout in the stomach, Apr. 11, 1803, at the Deanery, Bristol. M.I. in Bristol Cathedral. Father of Brownlow V. (1803); grandfather of the next. (St John's Coll. Adm., III. 713; G. Mag., 1803, I. 481.)
Cambridge University Alumni, 1261-1900
Sunday evening died, in his 55th year, at the Deanery, the Rev Dr Layard, Dean of Bristol; a man very highly and most deservedly esteemed in his public and private character. His attention to his professional duties in many important departments was exemplary. Many in the city have profited by the lectures which he delivered on the church catechism as well as by his impressive discourses from the pulpit, and other exertions in the cause of religion and morality. His private virtues can be duly appreciated only by those who knew him intimately in domestic life and they will be long and deeply lamented by his family and an extensive circle of friends of the highest distinction and respectability.
Bristol NP dated Saturday April 16, 1803
1. Charles Peter Layard and Elizabeth Ward c1778.: Garden Party by Francis Wheatley.
The Oliver & Ward families
L - R. Thomas Oliver, Mrs Ward (nee Pye) & his mother-in-law, her daughter (wife of Thomas), Mrs. William Ward, at her feet her husband with their eldest child Frances Oliver, the Rev. Charles Layard & his fiancée Elizabeth Ward, extreme rt - Joseph Ward. In boat - James Ward R.N.
48 x 62½ (122x159cm)
Con: Mr & Mrs. A.P. Hoblyn Oliver (Arthur Peter Hoblyn Oliver)
Sold: Sotheby 26 Mar 1975 1 or no: 50 (colour illus)
So, Thomas Oliver (left) married to Mary Ward (3rd from left). Beside them Mrs Ward Snr nee Pye (2nd from left), Mrs William Ward (4th from left), William Ward at her feet with Frances eldest child of the Olivers. Then Charles Layard Elizabeth Ward Joseph Ward and James Ward in the boat.
It is down the Layard line that a small conversation copy of this work passed before its destruction in a 1940 bombing of Bath, a B&W image of this is in the National Portrait Gallery.
It was the feature of an article in Country Life 11 Feb 1963 Pg 362 following an enquiry concerning the artist.
From an image of the large work I cropped out the picture of Charles Layard & Elizabeth Ward his fiancée.
2. Rev Charles Peter Layard DD: Memorial in Bristol Cathedral.
Sacred to the Memory of
The very Reverend CHARLES PETER LAYARD DD Dean of this Cathedral Fellow of the Royal Society & of the Society of Antiquaries
An eminent Divine, an accomplished Scholar, and a good Man, who in numerous times discharged his Duties of an .... Ministry with zealous and ..., and exemplary faithfulness. He closed a life dear to his Family and Friends, valuable to the community, and most important to the ... of the established Church the ..... House Bristol, on the tenth day of Fourth month in the year of our LORD .....EIGHT HUNDRED and three in the fifty-fifth year ...his age.
"Blessed are the dead which die in the LORD from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours; and their works do follow them.
Rev. XIV. 13"
Charles married Elizabeth WARD  [MRIN: 6905], daughter of Joseph WARD  and Unknown, on 1 Dec 1777 in St Martin in the Fields LND MDX. (Elizabeth WARD  was born in 1755 in Greenwich LND, died on 4 Dec 1796 and was buried on 7 Dec 1796.)
Charles next married Elizabeth CARVER  [MRIN: 6908], daughter of Rev John CARVER  and Unknown, on 24 Oct 1798 in St Nicholas Rochester KEN. (Elizabeth CARVER  died on 11 Apr 1803.)