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