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Lady Constance Hastings

Lady Constance Hastings

A carte-de-visite portrait of Lady Constance Hastings (1844-1905).

Born Lady Augusta Constance Muir Rawdon-Hastings on 16 March 1844, her father, who died before her birth, was George Augustus Francis Rawdon-Hastings, 2nd Marquess of Hastings. Her mother was Barbara Yelverton, Baroness Grey (of Ruthin). On 30 July 1863 at Castle Donington, Leicestershire, she married Charles Marsham, son of the 4th Earl of Romney. Her husband succeeded his father in 1874 and Lady Marsham became the Countess of Romney. She died on 21 August 1905, at the age of 64.

‘About the same time, but in the south of England, my attention was again drawn to metapsychics by an experience connected with the death of the
famous Marquis of Hastings, of horse-racing repute. As a young girl I
lived close to the Mote Park at Maidstone, where his sister, the present
Lady Romney, was then living as Lady Constance Marsham.’ [Katherine Bates, Seen and Unseen, New York, 1908.]

Photographed by Camille Silvy of London on 3 May 1861.

[From an album compiled by Anna Maria Louisa Barnewall, daughter of Lord Trimleston.]

Code: 124778
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