Sunday, February 19, 2012

The Duchess of Devonshire

Georgiana Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire; 7 June 1757 – 30 March 1806) was the first wife of the 5th Duke of Devonshire, and mother of the 6th Duke of Devonshire. Her father, the 1st Earl Spencer, was a great-grandson of the 1st Duke of Marlborough. Her niece was Lady Caroline Lamb. She is an ancestor (via her illegitimate daughter Eliza Courtney) of Sarah, Duchess of York. She is also related to Diana, Princess of Wales, who was her great-great-grandniece.

“Helped Lettie wash this forenoon.  Went up town and got some oak lumber from Munts mill 259 ft this P.M.  Lettie and I went over to Ed. Robbins together with Will and Libbie McEwen to spend the evening very pleasant day.  The Blood cow calved yesterday and has got along very nicely.”

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