3 Annotations

First Reading

Terry Foreman  •  Link

Katherine Boynton (d. 1678). Maid of Honor to Queen Catherine of Braganza from 1660. She was the daughter of Col. Matthew Boynton and in 1660 married Richard Talbot, later Earl of Tyrconnel. Gramont writes of her 'big, motionless eyes,' which 'gave, at a distance, a certain air of beauty, that faded away as one approached. She affected to be languishing, to speak husky and low, and to be capable of feeling faint two or three times every day'. At her only appearance in the diary she was seasick. (L&M Companion)

Second Reading

Bill  •  Link

Daughter of Matthew, second son to Sir Matthew Boynton, Bart., of Barnston, Yorkshire. She became the first wife of Richard Talbot, afterwards Duke of Tyrconnel.

---Diary and correspondence of Samuel Pepys, the diary deciphered by J. Smith. 1854.

San Diego Sarah  •  Link

Household of Queen (from 1685 Queen Dowager) Catherine 1660-1705 (compiled by J.C. Sainty, Lydia Wassmann, and R. O. Bucholz)

Boynton (Bointon, Bainton), Catherine, Maid of Honour app. [1662-63] (TNA/PRO SP Dom. 29/47 no. 117, f. 213). Occ. Oct. 1664-1669 (PD V, 306; NLS Adv. MS 31.1.22; last occ. Chamberlayne [1669 3rd edn.], p. 301). Vac. 1669 on marriage to Richard Talbot (CSPD 1668- 69, p. 308).

L&M doesn't get much wrong, but the marriage to Richard "Dick" Talbot took place in 1669.

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