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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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Canning, Charlotte Elizabeth, Countess Canning (1817–1861)  

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Charlotte Elizabeth Canning, Countess Canning (1817–1861) by unknown photographer Christie's Images Ltd. (2004)

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Canning [née Stuart], Charlotte Elizabeth, Countess Canning (1817–1861), courtier and vicereine of India  

K. D. Reynolds

Canning [née Stuart], Charlotte Elizabeth, Countess Canning (1817–1861), courtier and vicereine of India, was born at the British embassy in Paris on 31 March 1817, the elder of the two daughters of Sir Charles Stuart, later Baron Stuart de Rothesay (1779–1845), diplomatist, and his wife, ...

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Churchill, Sarah, duchess of Marlborough (1660–1744)  

Maker: Sir Godfrey Kneller

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Sarah Churchill, duchess of Marlborough (1660–1744) by Sir Godfrey Kneller, 1705 National Trust Photographic Library / Tim Stephens / The Egremont Collection / Petworth

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Churchill [née Jenyns], Sarah, duchess of Marlborough (1660–1744), politician and courtier  

James Falkner

Churchill [née Jenyns], Sarah, duchess of Marlborough (1660–1744), politician and courtier, was born on 5 June 1660, probably at Holywell, St Albans, Hertfordshire, the fourth and youngest daughter of Richard Jenyns (c.1618–1668), whose name is often spelt Jennings by later writers, and his wife, ...

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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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Pope, Mary (d. 1653?), royalist writer  

Catie Gill

Pope, Mary (d. 1653?), royalist writer, of unknown parentage, was married to John Pope (d. 1646), a member of the London Salters' Company who served as its master for 1642. They were living in Friday Street, in the parish of St Margaret Moses, London...

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Seymour [née Percy], Elizabeth, duchess of Somerset (1667–1722), courtier and politician  

R. O. Bucholz

Seymour [née Percy], Elizabeth, duchess of Somerset (1667–1722), courtier and politician, was born on 26 January 1667 at Petworth, Sussex, and baptized there on 29 January. She was the only surviving daughter and heir of Joceline Percy, eleventh earl of Northumberland (1644–1670)...

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Seymour, Elizabeth, duchess of Somerset (1667–1722)  

Maker: Michael Dahl

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Elizabeth Seymour, duchess of Somerset (1667–1722) by Michael Dahl The Lord Egremont. Photograph: Photographic Survey, Courtauld Institute of Art, London

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Stanley, Charlotte, countess of Derby (1599–1664)  

Maker: Gerrit van Honthorst

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Charlotte Stanley, countess of Derby (1599–1664) by Gerrit van Honthorst, 1632 [as Minerva] Christie's Images Ltd. (2004)

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Stanley [née de La Trémoille], Charlotte, countess of Derby (1599–1664), noblewoman and royalist heroine  

John Callow

Stanley [née de La Trémoille], Charlotte, countess of Derby (1599–1664), noblewoman and royalist heroine, was born at the château of Thouars, Poitou, in France, in early December 1599, the second child and eldest daughter of Claude de La Trémoille, duc de Thouars...