Lennox, Louisa (1743–1821)

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Lennox, Louisa (1743–1821)

English peeress. Name variations: Louisa Lennox Conolly. Born Nov 1743 in London; died in 1821 in Castletown, Ireland; dau. of Charles Lennox, 2nd duke of Richmond, and Sarah Cadogan (d. 1751); sister of Emily Lennox (1731–1814), Caroline Lennox (1723–1774), and Sarah Lennox (1745–1826); great-granddau. of Charles II, king of England, and Louise de Kéroüaille; m. Thomas Conolly (member of Parliament and long-time Speaker of the Irish House of Commons), in 1758; children: adopted sister Sarah's daughter Emily Louisa Napier (b. 1783).

One of four aristocratic daughters of the duke and duchess of Richmond, renowned for their beauty and intelligence.

See also Stella Tillyard, Aristocrats: Caroline, Emily, Louisa and Sarah Lennox (Farrar, 1994); and Women in World History.

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