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Villiers [married name Hamilton], Elizabeth, countess of Orkneylocked

(c. 1657–1733)
  • Rachel Weil

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Villiers [married name Hamilton], Elizabeth, countess of Orkney (c. 1657–1733), presumed mistress of William III, was the eldest daughter of Sir Edward Villiers (1620–1689) of Richmond, Surrey, knight marshal of England. Her mother, Frances (1630–1677), was the daughter of Theophilus Howard, second earl of Suffolk...

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