private collection.

Margaret of Vienwray (1780 – 1846)
The illegitimate daughter of Lord Frederick bore to him by a chamber maid, it was Lord Fredericks’ quick thinking that led to Margaret being raised as part of his brood. He simply placed her in the nursery with the other children. His wife and Governess had already lost count as to how many children there were – the addition went unnoticed. Although tender as a child, in time she became spoiled and extremely bored. There were four annulled marriages to various diplomats by the age of 16. With each annulment she was given a horse in hopes that riding would occupy her time instead of unsuitable men. When her marriage to the riding instructor was annulled, her father sold the horses, and gave her a parakeet instead.

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