Summary

Younger sister of Frances Stuart, Duchess of Richmond.

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San Diego Sarah  •  Link

My L&M says: Sophia Stewart, a younger sister; later married to Henry Bulkeley, Master of the Horse.

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Bill is correct; Sophia Stewart was named for her mother.

The rule of thumb is that the royal family adopted the French spelling of Stewart in order to distinguish themselves from the rest of the clan. Considering Charles Stewart, Duke of Richmond and Lennox was a cousin, shows this "rule" was fluid -- or that he had no wish to be considered as wanting to be King.

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Chart showing the number of references in each month of the diary’s entries.

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