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Harriet (Westbrooke) Shelley (1795 - 1816)

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Harriet Shelley formerly Westbrooke
Born [location unknown]
Daughter of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Wife of — married (to ) [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died [location unknown]
Profile last modified | Created 22 Feb 2015
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On 10 December 1816, the body of Shelley's estranged wife Harriet was found in an advanced state of pregnancy, drowned in the Serpentine in Hyde Park, London.

Her memory was so slandered after her death, that no less a personage than Mark Twain took it upon himself to write an essay defending her:


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Harriet is 21 degrees from George Bush, 24 degrees from Rick San Soucie and 8 degrees from Victoria of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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