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Mary  •  Link

'young Jermyn'

is 24 in 1660. Described in L&M Companion as a courtier and debauchee; 'The favoured of Venus and the desperate duellist' according to Gramont.

There was no truth in the report that he had married the Princess Royal; he married the daughter of Sir Edmund Pooley.

He appears to have been a loyal servant to James, Duke of York, eventually accompanying him into exile after the revolution of 1688. However, this loyalty seems to have been partial, as he is said to have numbered Anne Hyde and Barbara Castlemaine amongst his conquests, thus risking the wrath of both Stuart brothers.

Roger Arbor  •  Link

'... among his conquests..."
Pretty likely the other way around. Both Anne and Barbara were notorious man-eaters. Although an enthusiatic debauchee, he would likely have been available and young... a winning combination to both.

Wim van der Meij  •  Link

He was a younger nephew of the Earl of St. Albans. He was created Baron Jermyn of Dover 1685 and died in 1708.
Apparently he turned out quite allright.

Bill  •  Link

JERMYN, HENRY, first Baron Dover (1636-1708), nephew of Henry Jermyn, first earl of St Albans; master of the horse to Duke of York, 1660; Intrigued with Lady Castlemaine aud Lady Shrewsbury; wounded in duel with Colonel Thomas Howard, 1662; being a Romanist was created Baron Dover by James II, 1685; a commissioner of the treasury, 1687; entrusted with the Prince of Wales at the revolution; followed James to France; commanded troop at the Boyne, 1690; reconciled to William III; buried at Bruges.
---Dictionary of National Biography: Index and Epitome. S. Lee, 1906.

Bill  •  Link

Henry Jermyn, younger nephew of the Earl of St Albans. He was created Baron Jermyn of Dover, 1685, and died in 1708, s.p.; his elder brother, Thomas, became second Baron Jermyn of Bury St Edmund's, on the death of his uncle, the Earl of St Albans, in 1683, and died unmarried in 1703. Thomas Jermyn was Governor of Jersey.

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