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Margaret Emma Alice Asquith, countess of Oxford and Asquith (1864–1945) by Baron Adolf de Meyer, c. 1911 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Asquith [née Tennant], Margaret Emma Alice [Margot], countess of Oxford and Asquith (1864–1945), political hostess and diarist, was born on 2 February 1864, the sixth daughter and eleventh child of Sir Charles Tennant, first baronet (1823–1906), wealthy Scottish industrialist and Liberal MP, and his first wife, ...

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Georgiana Cavendish, duchess of Devonshire (1757–1806) by Sir Joshua Reynolds, 1784 [with her daughter Lady Georgiana Cavendish] Chatsworth House. Photograph: Photographic Survey, Courtauld Institute of Art, London

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Cavendish [née Spencer], Georgiana, duchess of Devonshire (1757–1806), political hostess, was born in Wimbledon, Surrey, on 7 June 1757, the eldest daughter of John Spencer, first Earl Spencer (1734–1783), and his wife, Margaret Georgiana Spencer (née Poyntz) (1737–1814). Four more siblings followed, of whom two survived: ...

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Mary Amelia Cecil, marchioness of Salisbury (1750–1835) by Sir Joshua Reynolds, 1780–81 [altered, 1787–9] The Marquess of Salisbury

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Cecil [née Hill], Mary Amelia [Emily Mary], marchioness of Salisbury (1750–1835), political hostess and sportswoman, was born and baptized in Dublin on 16 August 1750, the eldest daughter of Wills Hill, second Viscount Hillsborough and successively later first earl of Hillsborough and first marquess of Downshire...

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Emilia Mary Fitzgerald, duchess of Leinster (1731–1814) by Sir Joshua Reynolds, 1774 private collection; photograph © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Fitzgerald [née Lennox; other married name Ogilvie], Emilia Mary [Emily], duchess of Leinster (1731–1814), political hostess, was born on 6 October 1731, the second of the seven surviving children of Charles Lennox, second duke of Richmond and Lennox (1701–1750), and his wife, ...

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Frances Elizabeth Anne Parkinson- Fortescue (1821–1879) by Camille Silvy, 1861 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Fortescue, Frances Elizabeth Anne Parkinson- [née Frances Elizabeth Anne Braham; other married name Frances Elizabeth Anne Waldegrave, Countess Waldegrave] (1821–1879), political hostess, was born on 4 January 1821 at 3 Tavistock Square, London, the third child and eldest daughter of John Braham (1777?–1856)...

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Jane Gordon, duchess of Gordon (1748/99–1812) by George Romney, 1778 [ and George Gordon, marquess of Huntly, later fifth duke of Gordon (1770–1836)] Scottish National Portrait Gallery

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Gordon [née Maxwell], Jane, duchess of Gordon (1748/9–1812), political hostess and agricultural reformer, was born at Hyndford's Close, Edinburgh, the third of the four children of Sir William Maxwell of Monreith, Wigtownshire, third baronet, (c.1712–1771), and his wife, Magdalene, daughter of ...

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Cynthia Jebb, Lady Gladwyn (1898–1990) by unknown photographer © reserved; private collection; photograph National Portrait Gallery, London

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Jebb [née Noble], Cynthia, Lady Gladwyn (1898–1990), political hostess and diarist, was born on 20 November 1898 at The Grove, Jesmond Dene, Newcastle upon Tyne, the younger daughter and youngest of the four children of Sir Saxton William Armstrong Noble, third baronet...

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Jekyll [née Graham], Dame Agnes (1861–1937), philanthropist and political hostess, was born on 12 October 1861 in Largs, Ayrshire, the sixth daughter of William Graham (1817–1885), Liberal MP and art collector, and his wife, Jane Catherine (1819/20–1899), daughter of John Loundes of ...

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Elizabeth Lamb, Viscountess Melbourne (bap. 1751, d. 1818) by Sir Thomas Lawrence, c. 1800 reproduced by kind permission of Lord Ralph Kerr, Melbourne Hall

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Lamb [née Milbanke], Elizabeth, Viscountess Melbourne (bap. 1751, d. 1818), political hostess and agricultural improver, was baptized on 15 October 1751 at Croft-on-Tees, Yorkshire, the only daughter of Sir Ralph Milbanke, fifth baronet (1721?–1798), of Halnaby Hall, Yorkshire, landowner and politician, and his wife, ...

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Mary Isabella Manners, duchess of Rutland (1756–1831) by Valentine Green, pubd 1780 (after Sir Joshua Reynolds, 1780) © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Manners [née Somerset], Mary Isabella, duchess of Rutland (1756–1831), politician and society hostess, was born on 1 August 1756, the fifth and youngest daughter of Charles Noel Somerset, fourth duke of Beaufort (1709–1756) [see under Somerset, Henry, second duke of Beaufort...

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