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Wellesley [née Ashton], Dorothy Violet, duchess of Wellingtonlocked

  • Vita Sackville-West
  • , revised by Clare L. Taylor


Wellesley [née Ashton], Dorothy Violet, duchess of Wellington (1889–1956), poet, was born on 30 July 1889 at Heywood Lodge, White Waltham, Berkshire, the only daughter of Robert Ashton, of Croughton, Cheshire, and his wife, Lucy Cecilia, née Dunn-Gardner (d. 1931). After her father's death when she was about seven years old, her mother married, in 1899, ...

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