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Lady Maria Ponsonby

Lady Maria Ponsonby

Born Lady Maria Emma Catherine Coventry on 13 December 1836, she was the daughter of George William Coventry, Viscount Deerhurst. Her father died in 1838, before her second birthday. In 1843 her brother succeeded his grandfather and became the 9th Earl of Coventry. His sister was granted the rank and precedence of an Earl’s daughter. On 9 February 1858 she married Hon Gerald Henry Brabazon Ponsonby, son of John William Ponsonby, 4th Earl of Bessborough. The couple had four children.

Lady Maria Ponsonby died on 7 February 1912, aged 75.

Photographed by the Southwell Brothers of London.


Code: 125715
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