John Paradise and Lucy Ludwell of London and Williamsburg
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John Paradise and Lucy Ludwell of London and Williamsburg by Archibald Bolling Shepperson

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Published by The Dietz Press, incorporated in Richmond, Va .
Written in English


  • Paradise, John, 1743-1795.,
  • Paradise, Lucy (Ludwell) 1751-1814.

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Edition Notes

Statementby Archibald Bolling Shepperson ...
ContributionsColonial Williamsburg, inc.
LC ClassificationsDA506.P3 S4
The Physical Object
Pagination6 p. l., 501 p. incl. geneal. tables.
Number of Pages501
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6448719M
LC Control Number43001770

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Lucy Ludwell lived in London from to Then she returned to Virginia where she eventually died in an asylum. During three generations the Ludwells played important parts in the drama of Colonial Virginia, and then the name became extinct. Lucy married John Paradise, "a scholar who never wrote a book, a Fellow. Format Book; Microform Published Richmond, Va.: Dietz Press, Language English Series SOLINET/ASERL Cooperative Microfilming Project (NEH PS).   Nicholas Chapman: In Lucy married John Paradise in London. He was a decade her senior and one of the Executors of her father’s will and legal guardian. John was born in Thessalonika, Greece of an English father and Greek mother and it seems the families met in the early s at the Orthodox church in London. In London in she married John Paradise of Rathbone-place, the son of an English father who became esteemed in London literary circles, and a Greek-English mother. Known in Virginia circles as “Madam Paradise,” Lucy Ludwell Paradise was renowned for her pride, stubbornness, personality, charm, and sometimes violent temper.

  Lucy (Ludwell) lived lavishly in London with her husband, John Paradise, so her Williamsburg home was rented out to residents when the Paradises were away. While she was in London, the house enjoyed a colorful history, including the American Revolution, a decades long legal battle and a gaggle of interesting tenants, but that’s just the house. John Paradise and Lucy Ludwell of London and Williamsburg. Richmond, Va., description e –22). In a letter to John Adams, Richard Price described Andriani as “a respectable Nobleman from Milan a friend to the liberties of mankind” (Price to Adams, 21 Mar. , quoted in Boyd, Jefferson Papers, description begins Julian P. Boyd et al., eds. Seventeen-year-old Lucy Ludwell Paradise stood on the staircase of her London home in her night shift and cap. A low rumble of thunder caused the crystals to tremble on the chandelier above. Trying not to make the floorboards creak, Lucy followed the sound of clinking glass to the dining room, where her husband sat facing the windows, a half. John Paradise was born in Greece where his father was serving as British consul. He was educated at the University of Padua, but spent most of his life in London. He married Lucy Ludwell and moved to Virginia in In , however, he returned to London.

John Paradise and Lucy Ludwell of London and Williamsburg by Archibald Bolling Shepperson (pp. ) Review by: Robert Hunt Land DOI: / Biographies of John Paradise () of London and his wife Lucy Ludwell () of Virginia. They were married 18 May in London, Eng. From inside the book.   In , Philip Ludwell III’s youngest daughter, Lucy Ludwell, married John Paradise in London. John was born in in Salonika, Greece, the son of the British consul Peter Paradise, who was also an official of the Levant Company. An Orthodox Christian, John Paradise spoke numerous languages including English, Greek, Turkish, Italian, and. The Ludwell-Paradise House now houses Mrs. John D. Rockefeller’s collection of American Folk Art, ranging from cigar store Indians to oil paintings. This house was owned and occupied in the early years of the 19th century by Mrs. Lucy Ludwell Paradise, daughter and granddaughter of two Ludwells who owned this and many other Virginia estates.