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Butler [née Preston], Elizabeth, duchess of Ormond and suo jure Lady Dingwall (1615–1684), noblewoman  

M. Perceval-Maxwell

Butler [née Preston], Elizabeth, duchess of Ormond and suo jure Lady Dingwall (1615–1684), noblewoman, was born on 25 July 1615, the only child and heir of Richard Preston, Lord Dingwall (d. 1628), one of James I's gentlemen of the bedchamber, and ...

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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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Jones [née Boyle], Katherine, Viscountess Ranelagh (1615–1691), noblewoman associated with the Hartlib circle  

Sarah Hutton

Jones [née Boyle], Katherine, Viscountess Ranelagh (1615–1691), noblewoman associated with the Hartlib circle, was born in Ireland on 22 March 1615, the fifth daughter and seventh child of Richard Boyle, first earl of Cork (1566–1643), and his second wife, Catherine Fenton (...

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MacDonnell [née O'Neill], Rose, marchioness of Antrim (1631–1695), noblewoman  

Jane Ohlmeyer

MacDonnell [née O'Neill], Rose, marchioness of Antrim (1631–1695), noblewoman, was the daughter of Sir Henry O'Neill (d. 1638), from one of the pro-English cadet branches of the O'Neills of Clandeboye, and Martha Stafford (d. 1678), daughter of the English administrator and governor of ...

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Napier [Lennox], Lady Sarah (1745–1826)  

Maker: Sir Joshua Reynolds

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Lady Sarah Napier (1745–1826) by Sir Joshua Reynolds, 1762 Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Kimball Collection, 1922.4468 The Art Institute of Chicago. All rights reserved

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Napier [née Lennox; other married name Bunbury], Lady Sarah (1745–1826), noblewoman and society beauty  

Rosemary Richey

Napier [née Lennox; other married name Bunbury], Lady Sarah (1745–1826), noblewoman and society beauty, was born on 14 February 1745, the sixth of the seven surviving children of Charles Lennox, second duke of Richmond and Lennox (1701–1750), and Sarah (1706–1751), daughter of ...

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Villiers, Frances, countess of Jersey (1753–1821)  

Maker: John Hoppner

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Frances Villiers, countess of Jersey (1753–1821) by John Hoppner, c. 1795 private collection; photograph National Portrait Gallery, London

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Villiers [née Twysden], Frances, countess of Jersey (1753–1821), royal mistress and courtier  

Martin J. Levy

Villiers [née Twysden], Frances, countess of Jersey (1753–1821), royal mistress and courtier, was born on 25 February 1753 at Raphoe, Donegal, the only daughter (posthumous) of Philip Twysden (1713–1752), bishop of Raphoe, and his second wife, Frances, daughter of Thomas Carter of ...