1st Duchess of Cleveland
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Barbara became King Charles' mistress in 1660, while still married to Palmer, and whilst Charles was still in exile at The Hague. The Palmers had joined the ambitious group of supplicants who sailed for Brussels at the end of 1659. As a reward for her services, the King created her husband Baron Limerick and Earl of Castlemaine in 1661. In many contemporary accounts, including Pepys's Diary, she is referred to as "Lady Castlemaine".
- England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975 index, FamilySearch, Barbara Villiers, 27 Nov 1640; citing , reference ; FHL microfilm 908,519.
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On 1 Aug 2014 at 22:55 GMT Betty (Delisle) Tierney wrote:
Barbara is 18 degrees from Kevin Bacon, 35 degrees from Anne Frank, 20 degrees from AJ Jacobs, 22 degrees from Neil deGrasse Tyson and 11 degrees from Queen Elizabeth II of the Commonwealth Realms on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.