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Lady Anne Howard

 

 

 

 

 

Lady Ann HowardBritish Hanoverian courtier and verse writer, Lady Anne Howard (1696 – 1764) was the daughter of Charles Howard, third Earl of Carlisle, and his wife, Anne Capell.

 

Lady Anne was married (1717) to Rich Ingram (1688 – 1721), Viscount Irvine, but the marriage remained childless.

 

Lady Irvine served at court as lady-in-waiting, being appointed by Caroline of Ansbach, the wife of George II (1727 – 1760), to serve her daughter-in-law, Augusta of Saxe-Gotha, the wife of Frederick, Prince of Wales.

 

A famous beauty, whose portrait survives, she was forced to keep her second marriage (1737) with Colonel William Douglas (died 1747) a secret for fear of losing her paid position in the royal household. During the rows which erupted in the royal family between the king and queen and the Prince of Wales, Lady Irvine retained her position at court. Lady Irvine was the author of poetic verses including ‘On Mr Pope’s Characters of Women,’ which was praised in Susanna Duncombe’s Feminead, and her surviving letters to her father, Lord Carlisle, have been edited and published.

 

 Lady Anne Irvine died (Dec 2, 1764) aged sixty-eight.

A colonel when he married at St.George's, Hanover Sq, Brigadier William Douglas, who died in 1747, in South Beveland (in Holland), has a memorial on the north wall of the church (Kew Chapel).

 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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