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Hariot Georgina Hamilton-Temple- Blackwood, marchioness of Dufferin and Ava (1843–1936) by Barraud, pubd 1890 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Blackwood, Hariot Georgina Hamilton-Temple-, marchioness of Dufferin and Ava (1843–1936), vicereine of India, was born on 5 February 1843, the eldest child of four sons and three daughters of Archibald Rowan-Hamilton (1818–1860) of Killyleagh Castle, co. Down, in Ireland, and his wife, Catherine Anne (1820–1919)...

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Charlotte Elizabeth Canning, Countess Canning (1817–1861) by unknown photographer Christie's Images Ltd. (2004)

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Canning [née Stuart], Charlotte Elizabeth, Countess Canning (1817–1861), courtier and vicereine of India, was born at the British embassy in Paris on 31 March 1817, the elder of the two daughters of Sir Charles Stuart, later Baron Stuart de Rothesay (1779–1845), diplomatist, and his wife, ...

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Mary Victoria Curzon, Lady Curzon of Kedleston (1870–1906) by Underwood & Underwood, 1903 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Curzon [née Leiter], Mary Victoria, Lady Curzon of Kedleston (1870–1906), vicereine of India, was born on 27 May 1870 at 924 Indiana Avenue, Chicago, the second of the four children of Levi Ziegler Leiter (1834–1904), merchant and millionaire, and his wife, Mary Theresa (1845–1913)...