Person:Mary Villiers (1)

Mary Villiers
d.abt Nov 1685
  1. Esmé Stewart, 2nd Duke of Richmond1649 - 1660
  2. Lady Mary Stewart1651 - 1668
Facts and Events
Name Mary Villiers
Alt Name Mary Stewart, Duchess of Richmond
Gender Female
Birth[2][1] 1622
Alt Death[2] 1685
Reference Number? Q6780772?
Death[1] abt Nov 1685

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Mary Stewart, Duchess of Richmond and Duchess of Lennox (1622–1685), formerly Lady Mary Villiers, was the daughter of the 1st Duke of Buckingham.

On 8 January 1634, at the age of 12, she married the 15-year-old Charles, Lord Herbert, eldest son of the 4th Earl of Pembroke and 1st Earl of Montgomery, but was widowed in 1635 when her young husband died of smallpox.

On 3 August 1637, she married the 4th Duke of Lennox, who was created Duke of Richmond in 1641.

They had two children:

After the death of her son, sometime before 1664, Mary married Colonel Thomas Howard (d. 1678) about whom little is known.

Maureen E. Mulvihill has built a case for Mary Villiers as the author of the poems published under the pseudonym Ephelia, including Female Ephelia (1679).

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Lady Mary Villiers, in Lundy, Darryl. The Peerage: A genealogical survey of the peerage of Britain as well as the royal families of Europe.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Mary Stewart, Duchess of Richmond, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.