JANE AUSTEN

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  • ID: I18464
  • Name: Elizabeth HAMILTON 1
  • Sex: F
  • Change Date: 11 FEB 2016
  • Birth: 26 JAN 1753 1
  • Death: 14 MAR 1797 1



    Father: James HAMILTON 6th Duke of Hamilton, Duke of Brandon, etc. b: 05 JUL 1724
    Mother: Elizabeth GUNNING Baroness Hamilton of Hameldon, co. Leicester; Lady of the Bedchamber to Queen Charlotte, 1761-84 b: 1733

    Marriage 1 Edward SMITH-STANLEY 12th Earl of Derby b: 12 SEP 1752
    • Married: 23 JUN 1774
    • Note: ' "A reluctant beauty of 19, sacrificed to his [Lord Derby's] arms by the vanity of her mother." (The Whig Club, 1794). In 1776 her portrait was painted both by Sir Joshua Reynolds and Romney, and at that date she and her husband were among the most profuse entertainers in London Society. Unfortunately in 1778 she was led into an intrigue with the vicious Duke of Dorset, with whom she lived. Lord Derby burnt her portrait at Knowsley, and would not divorce her, being determined to prevent their marriage. See Queen Victoria's Diary, 24 July 1838. As she was, in the words of Princess Augusta, " really very amiable and prudent," many people were willing to look over her lapse, though Queen Charlotte steadily refused to receive her. Many of her letters, and many references to her, are to be found in Intimate Society Letters, ed. by the Duke of Argyll, 1910; she appears to have been a brilliant, popular, affectionate, kindly woman. [G.E.C. and V.G. ]' 1 2

    Sources:
    1. Title: The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, new ed
      Abbrev: Complete Peerage
      Author: G.E. Cokayne with Vicary Gibbs
      Publication: St Catherine Press Ltd, London, 1910 and later
      Page: Derby, Vol.4 pp.218-19
    2. Title: The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, new ed
      Abbrev: Complete Peerage
      Author: G.E. Cokayne with Vicary Gibbs
      Publication: St Catherine Press Ltd, London, 1910 and later
      Page: Derby, Vol.4 p.218 note (e)
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