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Duchess of Wellington
Volume 1, page 274, sitting number 1276. [No image appears in the daybooks.]

Lady Elizabeth Hay, the daughter of George Hay, 8th Marquess of Tweeddale and Lady Susan Montagu, was born at Yester on 27 September 1820. On 18 April 1839 she married Arthur Richard Wellesley, Lord Douro, from 1852 the 2nd Duke of Wellington, at St. George's, Hanover Square. From 1843 to 1858 she was a Lady of the Bedchamber, and from 1861 to 1868 she was Mistress of the Robes. She was again Mistress of the Robes from 1874 to 1880.

Her husband died on 13 August 1884 and the Dowager Duchess survived him by exactly twenty years to the day, dying on 13 August 1904 at the age of 83 at Bearhill Park, Walton-on-Thames, Surrey. She was buried on 19 August 1904 at Stratfield Saye House, Basingstoke, Hampshire.

condition: Excellent.
price:   not for sale
code: cs002
Duchess of Wellington, Lady Elizabeth Hay
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