Person:Amelia Darcy (1)

Amelia Darcy
b.12 Oct 1754
d.27 Jan 1784
Facts and Events
Name Amelia Darcy
Married Name Amelia Osborne, Marchioness of Carmarthen
Gender Female
Birth[1] 12 Oct 1754
Divorce 1779 from Francis Godolphin Osborne, 5th Duke of Leeds
Death[1] 27 Jan 1784
Title (nobility)[2] suo jure Baroness Darcy
Title (nobility)[2] suo jure Baroness Conyers
Title (nobility)[2] suo jure Countess of Mertola (Portugal)

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Amelia Osborne (née Darcy), Marchioness of Carmarthen and de jure 12th Baroness Darcy de Knayth and 9th Baroness Conyers and 5th Countess of Mértola (12 October 1754 – 27 January 1784) was a British peeress and a Portuguese countess.

Amelia was the only child of the Robert Darcy, 4th Earl of Holderness and his wife, Mary. On 29 November 1773, she married Francis Osborne, Marquess of Carmarthen and they had three children:

Lord and Lady Carmarthen divorced in May 1779 and a month later, Amelia then married John "Mad Jack" Byron (father of the poet, Lord Byron) and they had one daughter, Augusta Leigh. A year earlier, Amelia had inherited the right to her father's baronies of Darcy de Knayth and Conyers (although this wasn't confirmed until 1798, long after her death) and also inherited the Portuguese countship of Mértola from him. On her own death in 1784, they were inherited by her eldest son, George.

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