Wife of Sir Algernon Percy, 10th Earl of Northumberland, Lord High Admiral 1638-42.
Elizabeth Wriothesley Percy, Countess of Northumberland (1646 – 19 September 1690), was a British courtier. She was one of the Windsor Beauties, painted by Sir Peter Lely.
She married twice:
• Firstly on 23 December 1662 she married Joceline Percy, 11th Earl of Northumberland (1644-1670), of Petworth House in Sussex, and owner of vast estates elsewhere in England. She traveled with her husband to Italy, where he was taken ill and died in Turin in 1670.
By Northumberland she had two children:
o Henry Percy, Lord Percy (1668–1669), who predeceased his father and died an infant.
o Lady Elizabeth Percy (1667–1722), who became the heiress of the great Percy estates and who at the age of 15 married (as her third husband) Charles Seymour, 6th Duke of Somerset (1662-1748).
• Secondly on 24 August 1673 at Titchfield, Hampshire, Elizabeth Wriothesley Percy married Ralph Montagu, by whom she had two children:
o John Montagu, 2nd Duke of Montagu (c.1690 – 5 July 1749).
o Anne Montagu, wife of Alexander Popham.
During her marriage to Ralph Montagu, he inherited his father's barony and later acquired the title "Earl Montagu", making Elizabeth a countess once again. After her death he was created 1st Duke of Montagu.
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Chart showing the number of references in each month of the diary’s entries.