Percy, Elizabeth (1667–1722)

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Percy, Elizabeth (1667–1722)

Duchess of Somerset. Name variations: Lady Elizabeth Percy; countess of Ogle. Born on January 26, 1667, in Petworth, Sussex; died of breast cancer on November 23, 1722, at Northumberland House; interred at Salisbury Cathedral; only surviving daughter and sole heir of Josceline also known as Jocelyn Percy (1644–1670), 11th and last earl of Northumberland, and Elizabeth Wriothesly ; married Henry Cavendish, earl of Ogle, on March 27, 1679; married Thomas Thynne (1648–1682), on November 15, 1681 (marriage never consummated because he was murdered by Königsmark, one of her suitors); married Sir Charles Seymour, 6th duke of Somerset, on May 30, 1682; children: Charles Seymour, earl of Herford; Elizabeth Seymour (1685–1734, who married Henry O'Brien, 8th earl of Thomond); Lady Catherine Seymour (d. 1731, who married Sir William Wyndham); Algernon Seymour (b. 1684), 7th duke of Somerset; Anne Seymour (d. 1722, who married Peregrine Hyde Osborne, 3rd duke of Leeds).

Elizabeth Percy, duchess of Somerset, was mistress of the robes to Queen Anne .

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