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Anderson [née Bodley], (Alix Yveline) Ava Courtenay, Viscountess Waverley (1895–1974), political and social hostess, was born in France on 12 December 1895, the only daughter and third of four children of the writer John Edward Courtenay Bodley (1853–1925) and his first wife, ...

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Asquith [née Tennant], Margaret Emma Alice [Margot], countess of Oxford and Asquith (1864–1945), political hostess and diarist, was born on 2 February 1864, the sixth daughter and eleventh child of Sir Charles Tennant, first baronet (1823–1906), wealthy Scottish industrialist and Liberal MP, and his first wife, ...

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Margaret Emma Alice Asquith, countess of Oxford and Asquith (1864–1945) by Baron Adolf de Meyer, c. 1911 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Cavendish [née Spencer], Georgiana, duchess of Devonshire (1757–1806), political hostess, was born in Wimbledon, Surrey, on 7 June 1757, the eldest daughter of John Spencer, first Earl Spencer (1734–1783), and his wife, Margaret Georgiana Spencer (née Poyntz) (1737–1814). Four more siblings followed, of whom two survived: ...

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Georgiana Cavendish, duchess of Devonshire (1757–1806) by Sir Joshua Reynolds, 1784 [with her daughter Lady Georgiana Cavendish] Chatsworth House. Photograph: Photographic Survey, Courtauld Institute of Art, London

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Cecil [née Hill], Mary Amelia [Emily Mary], marchioness of Salisbury (1750–1835), political hostess and sportswoman, was born and baptized in Dublin on 16 August 1750, the eldest daughter of Wills Hill, second Viscount Hillsborough and successively later first earl of Hillsborough and first marquess of Downshire...

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Mary Amelia Cecil, marchioness of Salisbury (1750–1835) by Sir Joshua Reynolds, 1780–81 [altered, 1787–9] The Marquess of Salisbury

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Crewe [née Greville], Frances Anne, Lady Crewe (bap. 1748, d. 1818), political hostess, was baptized at Newton Toney, Wiltshire, on 28 November 1748, the only daughter of Fulke Greville (1717–1805), diplomat and man of fashion, and his wife, the poet Frances Greville, ...

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Frances Anne Crewe, Lady Crewe (bap. 1748, d. 1818) by Sir Thomas Lawrence, c. 1810 private collection. Photograph: Photographic Survey, Courtauld Institute of Art, London