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Mary Henrietta Stuart (1631 - 1660)

Mary Henrietta "Maria" Stuart aka Princess Royal, Prinses van Oranje Nassau
Born in St. James Palace, London, Englandmap
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Wife of — married 2 May 1641 in Royal Chapel of the Palace of Whitehall, London, Englandmap
Died in Whitehall Palace, Englandmap
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English Biography

  • Mary Stuart, Princess Royal , Mary Henrietta, was born 4 November 1631 and died 24 December 1660 she was Princess of Orange and Countess of Nassau as the wife of Prince William II. She was the eldest daughter of King Charles I of England, Scotland, and Ireland and his wife, Henrietta Maria Bourbon of France. Her only child later reigned as King William III of England and Ireland and II of Scotland.
  • Mary was the first daughter of a British sovereign to hold the title Princess Royal. She was co-regent for her son as Sovereign Prince of Orange from 1651 to 1660.
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  • Page 65: Dec. 24, 1660 "Mary Princess of Orange and eldest sister to the King died of the small pox at Whitehall, being not a week sick at all. It is generally conceived that the old queen's French doctors by letting thrice blood was on principal natural cause of her death, being contrary to the cold climatae and English bodies so to be used, but permitting nature to work its course."

Dutch Biography

  • Maria Henriëtte Stuart, (Mary Henrietta) ze is geboren in Londen op 4 november 1631 en overleden aldaar op 24 december 1660, Princess Royal en Prinses van Oranje Nassau, ze was de oudste dochter van koning Karel I en zijn vrouw Henriëtta Maria. Zij was de vrouw van stadhouder Willem II van Oranje.
  • Maria Henriëtte Stuart werd geboren in St. James's Palace, Londen.Karel I gaf haar in 1642 de titel Princess Royal, waarmee de traditie werd gevestigd dat de oudste dochter van de Britse vorst deze titel zou dragen.
  • Zij verloofde zich met Willem, de zoon en de erfgenaam van Frederik Hendrik, de Prins van Oranje-Nassau en stadhouder van de Verenigde Provincies en van Amalia van Solms. Het huwelijk vond op 2 mei 1641 plaats in de Royal Chapel van het Palace of Whitehall in Londen, maar vanwege de jonge leeftijd van de bruid maakte Maria pas in 1642 de oversteek naar Holland met haar moeder en in 1644 begon ze haar rol in het openbare leven te spelen als schoondochter van de stadhouder.
  • In november 1650 stierf Willem onverwacht en het enige kind van het paar, Willem, werd een paar dagen later geboren. De Prinses van Oranje, nu weduwe, werd gedwongen om het voogdijschap over haar pasgeboren zoon te delen met zijn grootmoeder Amalia, weduwe van Frederik Hendrik, en met Frederik Willem van Brandenburg.
  • In september 1660 keerde Mary naar Engeland terug. Zij stierf twee maanden later op 29-jarige leeftijd aan pokken in het Palace of Whitehall en werd begraven in Westminster Abbey.


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Thanks for sharing :)

Yes they all went trough this, those days I know. The royals/aristocrats had to keep their money, titles and land save, and by marriage of course tried to get even more rich or more land, property or titles, so they (almost never) were marrying just because they fell in love. So your great...something parents were very lucky I guess eeh :)

Mary married on 2 May 1641 in London and because of her young age, Mary, accompanied by her mother, went to the Netherlands one year later, so in 1642 and it was in 1644 when her role in public as daughter in law of the stadhouder officially started.

Their son was born in 1650, she was 19 years of age. In the earlier middle ages, children were seen as adults when they were abt. 14 years of age (if I remember correct ;) )

posted by Bea (Timmerman) Wijma
Mary Henrietta Stuart: Yes, they did get married at 9 years old, but they then went back to their parents and didn't actually start living together until the girl was about 17 or 18 and the boy about 24 or so. For another instance of this, read The Artistocrats about the famous Lennox sisters (descendants of Charles II)...their parents went through exactly this sort of arranged marriage and then she went back to her parents and he (2nd Duke of Richmond) went off to be educated and also, I think, went on the Grand Tour. After about 7 or 8 years they met again at the theatre and fell instantly in love with each other!

They are my great something grandparents. I am descended from Lady Emily Lennox who married 1st Duke of Leinster and their son Lord Edward Fitzgerald & his wife Pamela.

Stuart-2385 and Stuart-13 appear to represent the same person because: same can be merged
posted by Bea (Timmerman) Wijma
Stuart-2077 and Stuart-13 appear to represent the same person because: Duplicates
posted by [Living Ogle]
Stuart-979 and Stuart-13 do not represent the same person because: Stuart-13 IS THE DAUGHTER OF CHARLES I, Stuart-979 is THE DAUGHTER OF JAMES OF ENGLAND/SCOTLAND, Stuart-979 IS MARY II. Stuart-13 IS MARY HENRIETTA. THE PROFILE FOR Stuart-979 is poorly WRITTEN, AND ADOPTED, BUT THESE ARE NOT A MATCH. SINCERELY GENE ADKINS

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