Mary Sackville, Countess of Dorset (1669–1691)

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Mary Sackville
Countess of Dorset
Mary Compton.jpg
Spouse Charles Sackville, 6th Earl of Dorset
Father James Compton, 3rd Earl of Northampton
Mother Mary Noel
Born 1669
Died 6 August 1691(1691-08-06)

Lady Mary Compton (1669 – 6 August 1691), later Mary Sackville, Countess of Dorset, was a member of Queen Mary II's court. She was one of the Hampton Court Beauties painted by Sir Godfrey Kneller for Queen Mary.[1] She was Lady of the Bedchamber to Queen Mary II.

Family[edit]

Her father was James Compton, 3rd Earl of Northampton (1622–1681), and her mother was Hon. Mary Noel (died 1719), daughter of Baptist Noel, 3rd Viscount Campden. In 1685 she married Charles Sackville, 6th Earl of Dorset (1637–1705), KG.[2]

They lived at Copt Hall, Waltham Abbey, Essex.[3]

She and her husband had two children:

Death[edit]

Mary Sackville, Countess of Dorset died of smallpox in 1691, aged 22 years.

References[edit]

  1. ^ The New Monthly magazine. 1826. 
  2. ^ Profile of Charles Sackville, 6th Earl of Dorset, cracroftspeerage.co.uk; accessed 25 March 2014.[dead link]
  3. ^ Clare Jerrold (1911). The fair ladies of Hampton Court. Little, Brown, and Co. 
  4. ^ Profile of Lionel Sackville, 1st Duke of Dorset, cracroftspeerage.co.uk; accessed 25 March 2014.[dead link]

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