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Blessington, Marguerite, Countess of, 1789-1849

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  • Variants

    • B, Lady
    • Blessington, Countess of, 1789-1849
    • Blessington, Lady, 1789-1849
    • Blessington, Marguerite Power Farmer Gardiner, Countess of, 1789-1849
    • Gardiner, Marguerite 1789-1849
    • Power, Margaret 1789-1849
    • Farmer, Margaret 1789-1849
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1789-09-01
    • Death Date

        (edtf) 1849-06-04
    • Has Affiliation

        • Affiliation Address: 11 St. James Square , London
        • Affiliation Address:
        • City: London
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Tipperary (Ireland : County)
    • Death Place

        (naf) Paris (France)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) Clonmel (Ireland)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) Caher (Tipperary, Ireland)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) Dublin (Ireland)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) England
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      • Earlier Established Forms

        • 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)
      • LC Classification

        • PR4149.B5
      • Change Notes

        • 1986-02-10: new
        • 2017-08-03: revised
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