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Ada [née Ada de Warenne], countess of Northumberland (c. 1123–1178), consort of Prince Henry of Scotland, was one of the family of three sons and two daughters of William (II) de Warenne, earl of Surrey (d. 1138), and his wife, Isabel (Elizabeth) de Vermandois (...

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Anne [née Anne Hyde], duchess of York (1637–1671), first wife of James II, was born on 12 March 1637 at Cranbourne Lodge, Windsor Park, the eldest daughter of Sir Edward Hyde (1609–1674), created earl of Clarendon in 1661, and Frances, daughter of ...

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Anne, duchess of York (1637–1671) by Sir Peter Lely, c. 1660 Scottish National Portrait Gallery

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Bruce, Edward, earl of Carrick (c. 1280–1318), soldier and claimant to the Irish throne, was the third, or possibly fourth, son of Robert VI de Brus (d. 1304), son of the claimant for the Scottish throne, and Marjory, countess of Carrick. He had two older brothers, ...

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Bruce, Sir Robert, lord of Liddesdale (c. 1293–1332), royal bastard, was the eldest son, albeit illegitimate, of Robert Bruce, earl of Carrick (1274–1329), later Robert I. The identity of his mother is unknown, though she perhaps resided on or near the Bruces' Scottish estates, given that all her son's activities took place in ...

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David, earl of Huntingdon and lord of Garioch (1152–1219), magnate, was the youngest in the family of three sons and three daughters of Prince Henry of Scotland (c. 1115–1152) and his wife, Ada de Warenne (c. 1123–1178). His grandfather David I, in whose honour he was named, and his elder brothers, ...

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Davis [Davies; married name Paisible], Mary [Moll] (c. 1651–1708), actress and royal mistress, was said to be 'a bastard of Collonell Howard, my Lord Barkeshire' (Pepys, 9.24), a phrase which is more likely to refer to Thomas Howard (bap...

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Douglas, Margaret, countess of Douglas, and duchess of Touraine in the French nobility (b. before 1373?, d. 1450/51), landowner, was the eldest child of Robert III (d. 1406) and his wife, Annabella, née Drummond (d. 1401), and thus the sister of James I...

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Drummond, Margaret (d. 1502), royal mistress, was the eldest of the six daughters of John Drummond of Cargill, first Lord Drummond (d. 1518) [see under Drummond family (per. 1363-1518)], and his wife, Elizabeth Lindsay. James IV may have met Margaret when he visited ...

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Elizabeth, Princess (1635–1650), second daughter of Charles I (1600–1649) and Henrietta Maria (1609–1669), was born at St James's Palace on 28 December 1635 and baptized there by William Laud on 2 January 1636. She had not reached her first birthday when her grandmother, ...