Elizabeth Berkeley, Duchess of Beaufort
d.9 April 1799
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Elizabeth Somerset, Duchess of Beaufort (née Berkeley; 9 April 1799) was born in Stoke Gifford in Gloucestershire to John Symes Berkeley and Elizabeth Norborne. Her younger brother was Norborne, Lord Botetourt.
On 1 May 1740 she married Charles Noel Somerset, 4th Duke of Beaufort, younger son of Henry Somerset, 2nd Duke of Beaufort and his second wife Rachel Noel. They had six children:
- Lady Anne Somerset (11 March 1741 – 18 May 1763, aged 22), married Charles Compton, 7th Earl of Northampton on 13 September 1759 and had issue
- Lady Elizabeth Somerset (12 March 1742 – 7 May 1760, aged 18)
- Henry Somerset, 5th Duke of Beaufort (16 October 1744 – 11 October 1803, aged 58)
- Lady Rachel Somerset (August 1746 – May 1747) (died an infant)
- Lady Henrietta Somerset (26 April 1748 – 24 July 1770, aged 22), married Sir Watkin Williams-Wynn, 4th Baronet on 6 April 1769, no issue.
- Lady Mary Isabella Somerset (1 August 1756 – 2 September 1831, aged 75), married Charles Manners, 4th Duke of Rutland on 26 December 1775 and had issue
A stone obelisk to the memory of her daughter Elizabeth is located in Stoke Park, Bristol. It is engraved with the Latin inscription:
CAROLI DUCIS BEAUFORT FILIA SECUNDA HIC OBIIT VII
RESTITUTUM ANNO MMIV
This translates as 'Elizabeth Somerset, second daughter of Charles Duke of Beaufort, died here 7 May 1760. Restored in the year 2004'.
- ↑ Elizabeth Somerset, Duchess of Beaufort, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. (Online: Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.).
- ↑ FamilySearch: Unidentified database - please replace source when identified.
- ↑ Elizabeth Berkeley, in Lundy, Darryl. The Peerage: A genealogical survey of the peerage of Britain as well as the royal families of Europe.