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Elizabeth Chudleigh (c. 1720–1788) by Thomas Gainsborough Christie's Images Ltd. (2004)


Chudleigh, Elizabeth [married namesElizabeth Hervey, countess of Bristol; Elizabeth Pierrepont, duchess of Kingston upon Hull] (c. 1720–1788), courtier and bigamist, was born probably at the family estate of Ashton, Devon. She was the younger daughter and youngest child of Colonel Thomas Chudleigh (...


Spencer [married name Dowling or Dawlin], Barbara (c. 1697–1721), coiner, was born of 'mean parents' in the parish of St Giles Cripplegate, in London (Lives, 1.46). One of the more obscure figures in the criminal annals of the eighteenth century, very little is known of her early life. ...