Charlotte (Bertie) Schreiber

Charlotte Elizabeth (Bertie) Schreiber (1812 - 1895)

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Lady Charlotte Elizabeth Schreiber formerly Bertie aka Guest
Born in Uffington, Lincolnshire, Englandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married (to ) in London Englandmap
Wife of — married (to ) in Westminster, London, Englandmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Canford Magna, East Dorset District, Dorset, Englandmap
Profile last modified | Created 16 Nov 2015
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The daughter of Albemarle Bertie, 9th Earl of Lindsey (1744–1818), and his second wife Charlotte Susanna Elizabeth Layard, later Pegus. She was a descendent of the Congreve's of Mount Congreve in Ireland[1]

Lady Charlotte Elizabeth Guest (née Bertie; 19 May 1812 – 15 January 1895), later Lady Charlotte Schreiber, was an English aristocrat who is best known as the first publisher in modern print format of The Mabinogion which is the earliest prose literature of Britain.

As an accomplished linguist, and the wife of a foremost Welsh ironmaster John Josiah Guest she became a leading figure in the study of literature and the wider Welsh Renaissance of the 19th century. With her second husband, Charles Schreiber, she became a well known Victorian collector of porcelain; their collection is held in the Victoria and Albert Museum. She was also an international industrialist, pioneering liberal educator, philanthropist and elite society hostess.

Children: Charlotte Maria Guest Ivor Bertie Guest, Katharine Gwladys Guest, Thomas Merthyr Guest, Montague Guest, Augustus Frederick Guest, Arthur Edward Guest, Mary Enid Evelyn Guest, Constance Rhiannon Guest, Blanche Guest, Jennifer Bertie Guest

Among her many grandchildren were: Edward Ponsonby, the 8th Earl of Bessborough, Granville Eliot (1867–1942) and Montague Eliot (1870–1960), who became the 7th and 8th Earls of St Germans, respectively. There was also Frances Guest (1869–1957), known as Lady Chelmsford, who married Frederic Thesiger, 1st Viscount Chelmsford, who served as Viceroy of India, Ivor Churchill Guest (1873–1939), who became 1st Viscount Wimborne, Christian Henry Charles Guest (1874–1957), a Liberal Member of Parliament "MP", Frederick "Freddie" Edward Guest (1875–1937), another Liberal MP, and Oscar Montague Guest (1888–1958), who was both a Liberal, and later, a Conservative MP. Among her other descendants are the American Guests (the late socialite C. Z. Guest was the wife of one of these), the Earls of Bessborough, the Viscounts Chelmsford, and others.


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  • 2nd marriage England Marriages, 1538–1973 ," database, FamilySearch ( : 10 December 2014), Charles Schreiber and Charlotte Elizabeth Guest, 10 Apr 1855; citing Saint Martin In The Fields,Westminster,London,England, reference , index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 561,169, 561,170, 561,171, 561,172, 561,173, 561,174, 561,175.

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