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Balfour [née Lytton], Elizabeth Edith [Betty], countess of Balfour (1867–1942), social hostess and biographer, was born on 12 June 1867 at Hyde Park Gate, London, the eldest of the five surviving children of Edward Robert Bulwer-Lytton, first earl of Lytton (1831–1891), viceroy, diplomat, and poet, and his wife, ...

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Harriet Mary Baring, Lady Ashburton (1805–1857) by Henry William Pickersgill photograph © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Baring [née Montagu], Harriet Mary, Lady Ashburton (1805–1857), literary hostess, eldest child of George John Montagu, sixth earl of Sandwich (1773–1818), and his wife, Lady Louisa Lowry-Corry (1781–1862), daughter of Armar Lowry-Corry, first earl of Belmore, was born on 14 May 1805. The early death of ...

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Boscawen [née Glanville], Frances Evelyn [Fanny] (1719–1805), letter writer and literary hostess, was born at St Clere, near Wrotham in Kent, on 23 July 1719, only child of William Evelyn, MP and high sheriff of Kent, and his wife, Frances Glanville (1696/7–1719)...

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Mary Boyle, countess of Cork and Orrery (1746–1840) by Sir Joshua Reynolds, c. 1777–8 © Tate, London, 2004

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Boyle [née Monckton], Mary [Maria], countess of Cork and Orrery (1746–1840), literary hostess, was born on 21 May 1746, the youngest child and only surviving daughter of John Monckton, first Viscount Galway (1695–1751) and his second wife, Jane (d. 1788), fourth daughter of ...

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Brookfield [née Elton], Jane Octavia (1821–1896), literary hostess and writer, was born on 25 March 1821, at Clifton, near Bristol, the youngest of the eight daughters (there were also five sons) of Sir Charles Abraham Elton, sixth baronet (1778–1853), of Clevedon Court...

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See Bunsen, Christian Karl Josias von, Baron von Bunsen in the Prussian nobility

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Charteris [née Wyndham], Mary Constance, countess of Wemyss (1862–1937), hostess, was born on 3 August 1862 at 44 Belgrave Square, London, the eldest of the five children of the Hon. Percy Wyndham (1835–1911), second son of the first Lord Leconfield, and his wife, ...

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Mary Constance Charteris, countess of Wemyss (1862–1937) by Sir Edward John Poynter, 1886 in a private Scottish collection; photograph courtesy the Scottish National Portrait Gallery