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Elizabeth Somerset, Duchess of Beaufort

(b. Oct. 17, 1719, Stoke Gifford, Gloucestershire – d. April 9, 1799, London, England )

Gender: F

Elizabeth, Dowager Duchess of Beaufort (1718/9-1799), daughter of John Symes Berkeley and mother of Henry Somerset, who became Duke of Beaufort in 1756 and married the daughter of Elizabeth Montagu’s rival hostess and fellow bluestocking, Mrs Boscawen.

Also known as:

  • Dowager Duchess of Beaufort
  • Miss Elizabethq Berkeley
  • Elizabeth Somerset (née  Berkeley)


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