Feilding, Lady Mary Frances Catherine

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Feilding, Lady Mary Frances Catherine

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1823-1896

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Lady Mary Frances Catherine Feilding (1823–1896) was the eldest daughter of William Basil Percy Feilding, seventh earl of Denbigh (1796–1865), and of Mary Elizabeth Kitty, eldest daughter of Thomas Reynolds Moreton, first earl of Ducie. Her mother died in 1842, when Mary was nineteen years old, and she was left in charge of the substantial household and a large number of younger brothers and sisters.
It is not clear, but it appears that she was the twin sister of the eight earl of Denbigh, Rudolph William Basil, Viscount Feilding, later 8th Earl of Denbigh (1823–1892).
Lady Mary remained unmarried and is documented in the census throughout the nineteenth century as living with various siblings.
Her most important philanthropic initiative was the establishment of the Working Ladies' Guild in January 1877, of which she acted as president. Its patron was the bishop of London and the founding committee included Jessie Boucherett, Louisa Hubbard, and Louisa Wade of the Royal School of Art-Needlework, as well as stalwarts of any such enterprise, the marchioness of Ripon, Lady Knightley, and Lady Eden. The guild was dedicated to the welfare of unmarried and widowed gentlewomen in need of employment. Its aim was to provide links between people connected with such institutions as already existed for the benefit of ladies, so as to maximize the efficiency with which

For more information, see Wikipedia entries at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Feilding,_7th_Earl_of_Denbigh .

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Denbigh, Lady Mary (d.3 June 1901)

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29 September 1857-

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Denbigh, Earl Rudolph William Basil (9 April 1823 - 10 March 1892)

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1823-

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Levett, Lady Jane Lissey Harriet (1829-1912)

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Welby, Victoria, Lady, 1837-1912 (1837-1912)

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29543057

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1886-1891

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Created 2015-10-28 by Anna St.Onge.

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  • English

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  • Latin

Sources

http://www.maryfeildingguild.co.uk/fund/about.htm
Jane Garnett, ‘Feilding, Lady Mary (1823–1896)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004 [http://www.oxforddnb.com.ezproxy.library.yorku.ca/view/article/59482, accessed 14 Feb 2016]
http://www.halhed.com/t4r/getperson.php?personID=I6150&tree=tree1
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Feilding,_7th_Earl_of_Denbigh
https://books.google.ca/books?id=L4QIAAAAQAAJ&dq=Working+Ladies+Guild&source=gbs_navlinks_s

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