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Kingsbury, Clara, Marchioness Of

The second wife of the Marquis, bitterly envious of the two older children, Lady Frances and Lord Hampstead, who stood in the way of her own three sons. Her schemes to alienate her husband’s affection from them made with the resident chaplain, almost brought her to disaster.

"If words would not serve her occasion at the moment, her countenance would do so,and if not that, her absence. She could he very eloquent with silence, and strike an adversary dumb by the way in which she would leave a room. She was a tall, handsome woman, with a sublime gait. To be every inch an aristocrat ...was the object of her life" - Marion Fay.