From Mrs. Arbuthnot's Journal - February 25, 1822
I have been very much astonished, in common with the whole town, at the marriage of my old friend Mr Coke of Norfolk
, who at the age of 69
, has taken Lady Ann Keppel,
a girl of 19
. It is said she first wished to marry his nephew and heir, William Coke, and, failing with him, turned her attention upon the old man. It is very disgusting, I
think, in both lady and gentleman; the latter, however, called on me yesterday and seemed rather proud and to think he was going to do a very clever thing. I wish he may find it answer, but I doubt it much.
You can read more about the Cokes in Victoria's past posts about her visit to their home, Holkham House - Part One can be found here
and Part Two here.