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Bacon [née Cooke], Anne, Lady Bacon (c. 1528–1610), gentlewoman and scholar  

Lynne Magnusson

Bacon [née Cooke], Anne, Lady Bacon (c. 1528–1610), gentlewoman and scholar, was probably born at Gidea Hall, Essex. She was third of the nine children of Sir Anthony Cooke (1505/6–1576), one of the humanist educators who tutored Edward VI, and Anne (...

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Bacon [Cooke], Anne, Lady Bacon (c. 1528–1610)  

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Anne Bacon, Lady Bacon (c. 1528–1610) by unknown artist reproduced by permission of the Earl of Verulam. Photograph: Photographic Survey, Courtauld Institute of Art, London

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Bankes [née Hawtrey], Mary, Lady Bankes (d. 1661), royalist landholder  

Barbara Donagan

Bankes [née Hawtrey], Mary, Lady Bankes (d. 1661), royalist landholder, was the only daughter and an heir of Ralph Hawtrey (1570–1638) and his wife, Mary Altham (1578–1647). The Hawtreys claimed Norman descent and established themselves in Ruislip, Middlesex, in the sixteenth century. In 1618 she married ...

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Barrington [née Lytton], Judith, Lady Barrington (d. 1657), gentlewoman  

Caroline M. K. Bowden

Barrington [née Lytton], Judith, Lady Barrington (d. 1657), gentlewoman, was the daughter of the MP Sir Rowland Lytton (d. 1615) of Knebworth, Hertfordshire. Her family had puritan sympathies and was one in which daughters were encouraged to read. In 1612 she married ...

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Chichester, Rosalie Caroline (1865–1949), landowner  

Jan Marsh

Chichester, Rosalie Caroline (1865–1949), landowner, was born on 29 November 1865 at Arlington Court, Devon, the only child of Sir Alexander Palmer Bruce Chichester (1842–1881), baronet, and his wife, Rosalie Amelia (1842/3–1908), daughter of Thomas Chamberlayne of Cranbury Park, Hampshire. Both parents came from long-established, well-connected ‘county’ families. Her paternal grandfather, ...

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Chichester, Rosalie Caroline (1865–1949)  

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Rosalie Caroline Chichester (1865–1949) by unknown photographer, 1928 [right, with her companion, Miss Clara Peters] National Trust, Arlington Court

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See Dacre family

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Digby [née Fitzgerald], Lettice, Lady Digby and suo jure Baroness Offaly (c. 1580–1658), landowner  

Sean Kelsey

Digby [née Fitzgerald], Lettice, Lady Digby and suo jure Baroness Offaly (c. 1580–1658), landowner, was the only surviving child of Gerald Fitzgerald (1559–1580), Lord Gerald, and his wife, Catherine (d. 1632), daughter of Sir Francis Knollys (1511/12–1596). She may have lived first on her mother's Irish jointure lands at ...

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Dudley [née Robsart], Amy, Lady Dudley (1532–1560), gentlewoman  

Simon Adams

Dudley [née Robsart], Amy, Lady Dudley (1532–1560), gentlewoman, was born on 7 June 1532, probably at Stanfield Hall, Norfolk, the only child and heir of Sir John Robsart (d. 1554), landowner, of Syderstone, Norfolk, and his wife, Elizabeth (d. 1557...

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Fitton [married names Polewhele, Lougher], Mary (bap. 1578, d. 1641), courtier and gentlewoman  

Vivienne Larminie

Fitton [married names Polewhele, Lougher], Mary (bap. 1578, d. 1641), courtier and gentlewoman, was baptized at Gawsworth, Cheshire, on 24 June 1578, the younger daughter of Sir Edward Fitton (1548/9–1606) and his wife, Alice Holcroft (d. 1626). At some point between July 1596 and early 1598 she went as a maid of honour to the court of ...

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Griffin [married name Grey], Elizabeth [other married name Elizabeth Wallop, countess of Portsmouth] (bap. 1691, d. 1762), landowner  

John Martin

Griffin [married name Grey], Elizabeth [other married name Elizabeth Wallop, countess of Portsmouth] (bap. 1691, d. 1762), landowner, was baptized on 30 November 1691 at Dingley, Northamptonshire, the eldest daughter of James Griffin (bap. 1667, d. 1715) and his wife, ...

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Harley [née Conway], Brilliana, Lady Harley (bap. 1598, d. 1643), parliamentarian gentlewoman  

Jacqueline Eales

Harley [née Conway], Brilliana, Lady Harley (bap. 1598, d. 1643), parliamentarian gentlewoman, was baptized in 1598 at the English garrison at Brill, Netherlands (hence her unusual forename), the second daughter of Edward Conway, first Viscount Conway and first Viscount Killultagh (d. 1631)...

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Hill [née Sandys], Mary, marchioness of Downshire and suo jure Baroness Sandys of Ombersley (1764–1836), landowner and politician  

Rosemary Richey

Hill [née Sandys], Mary, marchioness of Downshire and suo jure Baroness Sandys of Ombersley (1764–1836), landowner and politician, was born on 19 September 1764, the daughter and heir of Colonel Martin Sandys (c.1729–1768), and his wife, Mary (d. 1769)...

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Ingram [née Shepheard, Gibson], Frances, Viscountess Irwin (1734?–1807), landowner and political manager  

E. H. Chalus

Ingram [née Shepheard, Gibson], Frances, Viscountess Irwin (1734?–1807), landowner and political manager, may have been born on 8 August 1734, the illegitimate daughter and heir of the wealthy speculator Samuel Shepheard (c. 1676–1748) [see under Shepheard, Samuel (c. 1648-1719)]. Her mother's name was probably ...

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Katheryn of Berain [called Mam Cymru] (c. 1540–1591), gentlewoman  

Enid Roberts

Katheryn of Berain [called Mam Cymru] (c. 1540–1591), gentlewoman, was born at Berain, Llanefydd, Denbighshire, the only child of the soldier and courtier Tudur ap Robert Fychan (d. 1564) and his wife, Jane, daughter of Sir Roland de Veleville (d...

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Katheryn of Berain [Mam Cymru] (c. 1540–1591) by Adriaen van Cronenburg, 1568 © National Museums and Galleries of Wales

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Richard C. Allen

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Killigrew [née Cooke], Katherine (c. 1542–1583), gentlewoman and scholar  

Caroline M. K. Bowden

Killigrew [née Cooke], Katherine (c. 1542–1583), gentlewoman and scholar, was the fifth daughter of Sir Anthony Cooke (1505/6–1576), Edward VI's tutor, of Gidea Hall in Essex, and Anne (d. 1553), daughter of Sir William Fitzwilliam, and widow of Sir John Hawes...