Countess of Lincoln

Countess of Lincoln

A carte-de-visite portrait of the Countess of Lincoln (1843-1913).

Born Henrietta Adela Hope on 11 April 1843, she was the daughter of Henry Thomas Hope. On 11 February 1861 she married Henry Pelham Pelham-Clinton, Earl of Lincoln, son of the 5th Duke of Newcastle-under-Lyme. At the death of her father-in-law in 1864, her husband became the 6th Duke of Newcastle-under-Lyme.

The Dowager Duchess of Newcastle died aged 70 on 8 May 1913. Her obituary published the following day in the Times read: 'Henrietta Adela Duchess of Newcastle died yesterday at her residence at Woodford, Essex. She had a stroke on Tuesday and never recovered consciousness. The Duke of Newcastle and other members of her family were present at her death. Her Grace was the only daughter of Mr Henry Thomas Hope, of the Deepdene, Dorking, to whom Disraeli dedicated "Coningsby". She married, in 1861, the Earl of Lincoln, who succeeded in 1864 as sixth Duke of Newcastle and died in 1879. They had two sons - the present Duke of Newcastle and Lord Francis Hope, of the Deepdene, who is heir-presumptive to the title; and three daughters - Lady Beatrice Adeline, wife of Mr Cecil Lister-Kaye, brother and heir-presumptive of Sir John Lister-Kaye; Lady Emily Augusta Mary, who married in 1882 Prince Philip Doria Pamphilj, Duc d'Avigliano, son of Prince Philip Doria Pamphilj Landj by his marriage with Lady Mary Talbot; and Lady Florence Josephine Clinton. The Duchess married, secondly, in 1880, Mr Thomas Theobald Hohler, son ot the Rev. F. W. Hohler, rector of Winstone and Colesborne, Gloucestershire, retaining her title by courtesy; he died in 1892. The Duchess had been received into the Roman Catholilc Church in 1879, and in 1893, at the suggestion of Cardinal Vaughan, she joined the new crusade of the Catholic Social Union. She became head of the Girls' Club of the Tower Hill Settlement, where she did remarkable work. The Social Union workers have since become known as the Ladies of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul.' The requiem Mass before her funeral was attended by Cardinal Vaughan.

Photographed by Camille Silvy of London on 22 July 1861.


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