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James I of Stover’s daughter Anne (1757-
Anne, the only daughter of James and Mary, was baptised at Rotherhithe when 29 days old on 16 January 1758. She married in 1779 Sir John William de la Pole, 6th Baronet, of a well known Devonshire family whose seat was at Shute. Several Templer monuments as well as de la Pole monuments are to be found in Shute church.
Rarely do we find anything in our Templer history to throw light on the character or activity of our womenfolk. No doubt like most whose fate was to be born into the class of the landed gentry, they waited patiently at home for a suitable husband to turn up. When he did, they then continued to wait patiently at home for the numerous offspring to turn up. In the case of Anne, however, her memorial in Shute church tells us a little of her last days-
"The last days of her life were devoted to soothing the pillow of mortal sickness for her beloved brother, the Reverend John Templer. He died at Lindridge on 5 February 1832 aged 81. Under the same roof on the ensuing Sabbath unable to endure her irreparable loss she followed him to the land of eternal rest in her 74th year. The daughter of James Templer of Stover House, she married 9 January 1781 and died 12 February 1832"
The most famous painting was by George Romney (1734-
The most famous painting was by George Romney. This was eventually sold to the Boston Art Gallery in Massacusetts
PROVENANCE 1786, John William de la Pole (b. 1757 -
 Original commission from the artist by the husband of the sitter. Anne Templer (d. 1832) of Stover House, Devonshire, married John William de la Pole (d. 1799) on January 9, 1791.
 See Agnew's, 1817-
Copy in private hands
Two miniatures of Anne de la Pole in later life
To commemorate the marriage of the de la Poles to the Templers, a Coade stone ornament was made
see Coade Stone section
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