Frances Cairnes Murray, Lady Clermont
Frances Cairnes Murray (1733-1820) was the daughter and heiress of Colonel John Murray, MP for County Monaghan in Ireland. In 1752 she married William Henry Fortescue, 1st Earl of Clermont (1722-1806), who was a friend of Charles James Fox and of the Prince of Wales (later George IV), and they had one daughter. Their house at 44 Berkeley Square, London, at which they entertained lavishly, is now the Clermont Club. Lady Clermont was a friend of Queen Charlotte and of Marie Antoinette. She was also a friend of Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire; she visited her at Chatsworth and gave her refuge at their home in London during the Gordon Riots. She corresponded with Georgiana’s mother, the Countess Spencer.
Also known as:
- Lady Clermont
- Frances Murray (née  Cairnes)
Mentioned in 1 letters
|Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to Mary Robinson||1795|
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