Vane-Tempest-Stewart, Theresa (1856–1919)

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Vane-Tempest-Stewart, Theresa (1856–1919)

Irish political host. Name variations: Lady Theresa Vane-Tempest-Stewart Londonderry. Born Theresa Susey Helen Talbot, 1856, in Ireland; died Mar 16, 1919; dau. of Charles Chetwynd-Talbot, 19th earl of Shrewsbury, and Anna Theresa Cockerell; m. Charles Stewart Vane-Tempest-Stewart, 6th marquess of Londonderry, Oct 2, 1875; children: Helen Mary Theresa Vane-Tempest-Stewart (b. 1876), Charles Vane-Tempest-Stewart (1878–1949), 7th marquess of Londonderry.

Called one of the most striking and dominating women of her time, was the foremost Tory political hostess of 19th-century Ireland, entertaining royalty at her 2 residences: Wynyard Park, Co. Durham, and Mount Stewart, Co. Down.

See also Hyde, H. Montgomery. The Londonderrys: A Family Portrait (1979).