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us: Blessington, Marguerite, Countess of, 1789-1849


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    • us: B, Lady
    • us: Blessington, Countess of, 1789-1849
    • us: Blessington, Lady, 1789-1849
    • us: Gardiner, Marguerite 1789-1849
    • us: Power, Margaret 1789-1849
    • us: Farmer, Margaret 1789-1849
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      Blessington, Marguerite Power Farmer Gardiner, Countess of, 1789-1849
  • Sources

    • found: nuc85-53587: Her Memoirs of a femme de chambre [MI] 1846 (hdg. on GmC rept.: Blessington, Marguerite (Power) Farmer Gardiner, countess of, 1789-1849; usage: Countess of Blessington)
    • found: LC data base, 2/10/86 (hdg.: Blessington, Marguerite Power Farmer Gardiner, Countess of, 1789-1849; usage: Countess of Blessington; Lady Blessington)
    • found: Ency. Britannica, 15th ed. (Blessington, Marguerite, countess of (b. Sept. 1, 1789, d. June 4, 1849))
    • found: NUCMC data from Historical Society of Washington, D.C. for D'Orsay correspondence, 1834-1842 (Lady B)
    • found: The Cambridge Bibliography of English Literature, 1969: volume 3, page 388 (Marguerite, Countess of Blessington, née Power (1789-1849); wrote fiction, non-fiction, biography and criticism)
    • found: Oxford DNB, viewed online July 28, 2017 (Gardiner [née Power; other married name Farmer], Marguerite [Margaret], countess of Blessington (1789-1849); author; born 1 September 1789 Knockbrit, near Clonmel, co. Tipperary, Ireland; married Captain Maurice St Leger Farmer 7 March 1804; three months later she returned to her father's house at Clonmel; in 1807 she moved to Cahir and then in 1809 to Dublin; married Charles John Gardiner, second Viscount Mountjoy and first earl of Blessington 16 February 1818; on her marriage she changed both her birth name and surname: Margaret Farmer became Marguerite, countess of Blessington; lived at 11 St. James's Square, Seamore Place, Park Lane, Gore House Kensington; fled to Paris 14 April 1849 to escape her creditors; lived in the rue de Cirque, near the Champs Elysées; died 4 June 1849 at age 59; buried at Chambourcy, near St Germain-en-Laye)
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    • PR4149.B5
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    • 1986-02-10: new
    • 2017-08-03: revised
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