Diana (de Vere) Beauclerk
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Diana (de Vere) Beauclerk (1679 - 1742)

Diana Beauclerk formerly de Vere
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Wife of — married 17 Apr 1694 (to 1726) in London Englandmap
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Died [location unknown]
Profile last modified | Created 26 Nov 2008
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Biography

Diana de Vere was the daughter and sole heiress of the 20th and last Earl of Oxford. In 1694 she married Charles Beauclerk, 1st Duke of St Albans. She was First Lady of the Bedchamber and Groom of the Stole to Caroline of Ansbach when Princess of Wales.

Diana was one of the Hampton Court Beauties painted in the 1690s by Sir Godfrey Kneller for Queen Mary. There were eight portraits, Isabella Bennet, Duchess of Grafton, Margaret Cecil, Countess of Ranelagh, Carey Fraser, Countess of Peterborough, Frances Whitmore, Lady Middleton, Mary Scrope, later Mrs Pitt, Diana De Vere, Duchess of St Albans, Lady Mary Bentinck, Countess of Essex, and Mary Compton, Countess of Dorset. All eight portraits hang in Hampton Court Palace. [1]

Sources

  1. Wikipedia: Hampton Court Beauties

http://www.thepeerage.com/p10842.htm#i108419



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