Anne van Keppel, Countess of Albemarle

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Anne van Keppel, Countess of Albermarle
Anne, 2nd Countess of Albemarle by Sir Joshua Reynolds.jpg
Anne van Keppel, Countess of Albemarle, by Sir Joshua Reynolds
Born Lady Anne Lennox
(1703-06-24)24 June 1703
Died 20 October 1789(1789-10-20) (aged 86)
Spouse(s) William Anne Keppel, 2nd Earl of Albemarle
Children George Keppel, 3rd Earl of Albemarle
Augustus Keppel, 1st Viscount Keppel
Hon. William Keppel
Hon. Frederick Keppel
Lady Caroline Adair
Elizabeth Russell, Marchioness of Tavistock
Parent(s) Charles Lennox, 1st Duke of Richmond
Anne Brudenell
Relatives Charles II of England (paternal grandfather)

Anne van Keppel (24 June 1703 – 20 October 1789) born Lady Anne Lennox, was a British court official and noble, the daughter of the 1st Duke of Richmond and Anne Brudenell. Her father Charles was an illegitimate child of King Charles II, thus making her his granddaughter.[1]

On 21 February 1722, she married the 2nd Earl of Albemarle at Caversham, Oxfordshire (now Berkshire), whereupon she became Countess of Albemarle. She was the mother to six children;[1]

From 1725 to 1737, she was a Lady of the Bedchamber to Queen Caroline. Anne died in 1789 at Admiralty House at age 86.[1]

Titles and styles[edit]

  • 24 June 1703 - 21 February 1722: The Lady Anne Lennox
  • 21 February 1722 - 22 December 1754: The Right Honourable The Countess of Albemarle
  • 22 December 1754 - 20 October 1789: The Right Honourable The Dowager Countess of Albemarle



  1. ^ a b c G.E. Cokayne; with Vicary Gibbs, H.A. Doubleday, Geoffrey H. White, Duncan Warrand and Lord Howard de Walden, editors, The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, new ed., 13 volumes in 14 (1910-1959; reprint in 6 volumes, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 2000), volume I, page 94.