3 Annotations

First Reading

Rich Merne  •  Link

Failed to identify, but I think the sense of the entry is obscured. By 'her brother's lady', I feel he meant that the lady was regarded by Elizabeth's brother in a broadly chivalrous way, ie. the lady might have been loosely called 'his lady' if he were the one to introduce her or 'carry' her to the company. Best I can do.

Paul Brewster  •  Link

L&M identify her with the following footnote: "I.e., Lady Kingston's brother's lady; Elizabeth, wife of Maurice Fenton."

Second Reading

Terry Foreman  •  Link

Elizabeth Waller, Baroness Shelburne (c. 1636–February 1708) was an Anglo-Irish peer.

Elizabeth Waller was a daughter of Elizabeth Dowdall (died 1658) and Sir Hardress Waller (c. 1604–1666).

On 23 October 1653 she married Sir Maurice Fenton, 1st Baronet (c. 1622–1664). From then on her married name became Fenton. They had a daughter Margaret and a son William. Margaret died in 1667 unmarried. William died in 1670.

In 1667 she married Sir William Petty (1623–1687). From then on her married name became Petty.

Lady Petty was created Baroness Shelburne on 13 dec. 1688 suo jure by James II. On the same day her eldest son by William Petty, Charles Petty, became Baron Shelburne. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eli…

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