Thanks, everyone for helping to identify the ancestral portrait. The consensus is pretty clear that it is probably Charles Whyte (1714 – 1784) if it is anyone.
Which leads me to a problem. We were under the impression that the 18th century Charles Whyte was this gentleman:
who seems to be paired with this lady:
So, what period(s) do these two belong to? The choice for the men is between the following:
2) CHARLES WHYTE, Col. in Spain, mentioned in a letter to CHARLES II from Emperor Leopold I 1683, afterwards Gov. of Co. Kildare 1689, M.P. for Naas,
3) JOHN WHYTE, m. 1704, and d. 1741,
4) CHARLES WHYTE, b. 1714, m. 24 Dec. 1751, and d. 29 Nov. 1784,
5) JOHN WHYTE, b. 1752, m. 15 Feb. 1776, d. 4 Jan. 1814.
Their wives were all about ten to twenty years younger.
Thanks in advance, and thanks again especially to