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Lady Henrietta Ogilvy

Lady Henrietta Ogilvy

A carte-de-visite portrait of Lady Henrietta Ogilvy.

Lady Henrietta Louisa Ogilvy was born in London on 17 December 1829, the daughter of Thomas William Fermor (1770-1833), 4th Earl of Pomfret. On 7 August 1856, she married Lieutenant-Colonel Thomas Ogilvy of the 2nd Life Guards, son of Peter Wedderburn Ogilvy of Islabank (later renamed 'Ruthven'), Forfarshire, Scotland.

She appears on the 1851 census, staying with her maternal grandmother, Lady Anna Maria Borough, at 32, Lower Brook Street, London. [Also present on the night of the census was her brother, a Cornet in the 2nd Life Guards, through whom Lady Henrietta probably met her future husband.] At the time of the 1861 census, she was staying at Easton Neston, her father's formidable seat in Northamptonshire, designed by Vanbrugh and Hawksmoor, and in 1871, Lady Ogilvy was living with her husband at 23, Grafton Street, London. (Lady Ogilvy had eight servants to help her run the house.) At the time of the 1871 census, she gave her age as 41 and her place of birth as London. For rank or profession, she described herself as 'Colonel's wife (Lady)'.

Photographed by Camille Silvy of London on 2 February 1861.

From an album compiled by Margaret Cecelia Tobin, a Canadian in London, prior to her marriage to Francis Langton in 1869.

Code: 124797
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