Person:Elizabeth Berkeley (40)

Elizabeth Berkeley, Duchess of Beaufort
d.9 Apr 1799
m. Bef 1717
  1. Gov. Norborne Berkeley, 4th Baron BotetourtAbt 1717 - 1770
  2. Elizabeth Berkeley, Duchess of Beaufort1718/19 - 1799
m. 1 May 1740
  1. Lady Anne Somerset1740/41 - 1763
  2. Henry Somerset, 5th Duke of Beaufort1744 - 1803
  3. Lady Henrietta Somerset1747/48 - 1770
  4. Lady Mary Isabella Somerset1756 - 1831
  5. Lady Elizabeth Somerset - 1760
  6. Lady Rachael Somerset
Facts and Events
Name Elizabeth Berkeley, Duchess of Beaufort
Married Name Elizabeth Somerset, Duchess of Beaufort
Gender Female
Birth? 17 Jan 1718/19 of Stoke Gifford, Gloucester, England
Marriage 1 May 1740 to Charles Noel Somerset, 4th Duke of Beaufort
Alt Death[2][3] 8 Apr 1799
Death[1] 9 Apr 1799
Reference Number? Q5363527?

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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.[1]

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:

  1. 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
  2. Lady Elizabeth Somerset (12 March 1742 – 7 May 1760, aged 18)
  3. Henry Somerset, 5th Duke of Beaufort (16 October 1744 – 11 October 1803, aged 58)
  4. Lady Rachel Somerset (August 1746 – May 1747) (died an infant)
  5. Lady Henrietta Somerset (26 April 1748 – 24 July 1770, aged 22), married Sir Watkin Williams-Wynn, 4th Baronet on 6 April 1769, no issue.
  6. 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 Lady Elizabeth Somerset is located in Stoke Park, Bristol. It is engraved with the Latin inscription:


This translates as 'Elizabeth Somerset, second daughter of Charles Duke of Beaufort, died here 7 May 1760. Restored in the year 2004'. She was killed when her horse shied.

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  1. Elizabeth Somerset, Duchess of Beaufort, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
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  3. Elizabeth Berkeley, in Lundy, Darryl. The Peerage: A genealogical survey of the peerage of Britain as well as the royal families of Europe.