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Blount, Martha (1690–1763)  

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Martha Blount (1690–1763) by Charles Jervas, 1716 [Blount sisters [left to right]: and Teresa Blount (1688–1759)] reproduced by permission of the Mapledurham Trust. Photograph: Photographic Survey, Courtauld Institute of Art, London

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Blount, Martha (1690–1763), Roman Catholic gentlewoman  

Valerie Rumbold

Blount, Martha (1690–1763), Roman Catholic gentlewoman, was born on 15 June 1690 at the family estate of Mapledurham, Berkshire, the third child (but second eldest surviving) of six born to Lister Blount (1654–1710) and his wife, Martha (d. 1743), daughter of Anthony Englefield...

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Digby [née Stanley], Venetia, Lady Digby (1600–1633), gentlewoman and celebrated beauty  

Sara H. Mendelson

Digby [née Stanley], Venetia, Lady Digby (1600–1633), gentlewoman and celebrated beauty, was born on 19 December 1600 at Tong Castle, Shropshire, the daughter of Sir Edward Stanley (d. 1629?), from a younger branch of the family of the earls of Derby...

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Venetia Digby, Lady Digby (1600–1633) by Anthony Van Dyck, 1633 [detail] by permission of the Trustees of Dulwich Picture Gallery

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Howard [née Shireburne], Mary, duchess of Norfolk (1692–1754), Jacobite sympathizer and landowner  

John Callow

Howard [née Shireburne], Mary, duchess of Norfolk (1692–1754), Jacobite sympathizer and landowner, was born on 22 November 1692 at Bedford Row, Bloomsbury, the second daughter and third (but second surviving) child of Sir Nicholas Shireburne (1658–1717) and Catherine Charleton (d. 1728)...

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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)  

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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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Ogilvy, Marion (d. 1575), landowner and mistress of Cardinal David Beaton  

Margaret H. B. Sanderson

Ogilvy, Marion (d. 1575), landowner and mistress of Cardinal David Beaton, was the youngest known daughter of James, first Lord Ogilvy of Airlie (d. 1504), and his fourth wife, Janet Lyle (d. in or before 1525). Her father had made only partial provision for her before his death, a marriage contract (1503) by which the heir of ...

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Redmond [née Mallick], Bridget Mary (1904–1952), landowner and politician  

S. Pašeta

Redmond [née Mallick], Bridget Mary (1904–1952), landowner and politician, was born at The Curragh, co. Kildare, on 13 October 1904, the eldest daughter of John Mallick, hotel proprietor, and his wife, Bridget Mary. John Mallick was a well-known judge of horses and his racing colours were familiar at meetings in ...

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Saint-Étienne de La Tour, Agathe de (b. c. 1690, d. in or after 1765), landowner  

Maurice Basque

Saint-Étienne de La Tour, Agathe de (b. c. 1690, d. in or after 1765), landowner, was probably born in Cap de Sable in the French colony of Acadia (Nova Scotia), the third of the seven children of Acadian seigneur Jacques de Saint-Étienne de La Tour (...

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Scott, Jean [Janet], Lady Ferniehirst (b. c. 1548, d. after 1593), landowner  

Rosalind K. Marshall

Scott, Jean [Janet], Lady Ferniehirst (b. c. 1548, d. after 1593), landowner, was the eldest of the three daughters of Sir William Scott the younger of Buccleuch (1520–1552) and his wife, Grisel (d. after 1552), second daughter of John Betoun of Creich...