Lady Mary Tudor

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For other people named Mary Tudor, see Mary Tudor (disambiguation).

Lady Mary Tudor (16 October 1673 – 5 November 1726) was a natural daughter of King Charles II of England by his mistress, the actress and singer Mary 'Moll' Davis, a celebrated rival of Nell Gwyn, King Charles' London-born mistress who was also an actress. On 18 August 1687, Lady Mary married Edward Radclyffe, 2nd Earl of Derwentwater (9 December 1655 – 29 April 1705) by whom she had four children:[1]

On 23 May 1705, shortly after Lord Derwentwater's death, Mary married Henry Graham. On 26 August 1707, after Graham's death on 7 January 1707, she married thirdly Major James Rooke (died 16 June 1773).

Her sons James and Charles were dedicated Jacobites, who were both executed for rebellion and treason.

She died in Paris on 5 November 1726, shortly after her fifty-third birthday.

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  1. ^ thePeerage.com