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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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Bryene, Alice (c. 1360–1435)  

Maker: Christopher S. Moss

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Alice Bryene (c. 1360–1435) monumental brass, photograph by Christopher S. Moss, 2015 © All Saints' Church, Acton, Suffolk

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Bryene [Brian, Bryan; née Bures], Alice (c. 1360–1435), landowner  

ffiona von Westhoven Peregrinor

Bryene [Brian, Bryan; née Bures], Alice (c. 1360–1435), landowner, was probably born at Acton, near Sudbury, Suffolk, the only child of Sir Robert Bures (d. 1361) and his wife, Joan, née Sutton. Her great-grandfather Sir Robert Bures (d. 1331) was a member of ...

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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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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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Douglas, Margaret, countess of Douglas, and duchess of Touraine in the French nobility (b. before 1373?, d. 1450/51), landowner  

Daphne Brooke

Douglas, Margaret, countess of Douglas, and duchess of Touraine in the French nobility (b. before 1373?, d. 1450/51), landowner, was the eldest child of Robert III (d. 1406) and his wife, Annabella, née Drummond (d. 1401), and thus the sister of James I...

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Dudley, Alice (1579–1669)  

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Estaugh [née Haddon], Elizabeth (1680–1762), Quaker leader and colonial landowner  

David Sox

Estaugh [née Haddon], Elizabeth (1680–1762), Quaker leader and colonial landowner, was born on 5 July 1680 in Bermondsey, Surrey, the second daughter and third child of John Haddon (1654–1724) and his wife, Elizabeth, née Clarke (1651?–1724). John Haddon was a convinced Quaker and twice had been fined for voicing his religious views. Like other Quakers he was persuaded by ...

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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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Haie, Nicola de la (d. 1230), landowner  

Susan M. Johns

Haie, Nicola de la (d. 1230), landowner, was a daughter and coheir of Richard de la Haie, the hereditary constable of Lincoln Castle and sheriff of Lincolnshire, and his wife, Matilda, the daughter of William de Vernon. She was married twice, first to ...

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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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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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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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Keith, Annas [Agnes], countess of Moray and of Argyll (c. 1540–1588), noblewoman  

Amy Blakeway

Keith, Annas [Agnes], countess of Moray and of Argyll (c. 1540–1588), noblewoman, was the daughter of William Keith, third earl Marischal (c. 1510–1581), and his wife, Margaret Keith (b. c.1518, d. in or before 1563), granddaughter and coheir of Sir William Keith...

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Luxembourg, Jaquetta de, duchess of Bedford and Countess Rivers (c. 1416–1472), noblewoman  

Lucia Diaz Pascual

Luxembourg, Jaquetta de, duchess of Bedford and Countess Rivers (c. 1416–1472), noblewoman, was the eldest of nine children born to Pierre de Luxembourg (1390–1433), count of St Pol, Conversano, and Brienne, seigneur of Enghien, and vicomte of Lille, and Marguerite del Balzo, or des Baux (...

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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 ...