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Vavasour [married names Finch, Richardson], Annelocked

(fl. 1580–1621)
  • Steven W. May


Vavasour [married names Finch, Richardson], Anne (fl. 1580–1621), lady of the royal household, was the daughter of Henry Vavasour of Copmanthorpe, Yorkshire, and Margaret Knyvet. Sworn as a gentlewoman of the bedchamber to Queen Elizabeth in 1580, she was serving within the year as one of the six maids of honour. This title proved all too ephemeral, for shortly after her arrival at court she became the mistress of ...

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