Augusta Fitzalan-Howard, Duchess of Norfolk

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The Hon. Augusta Mary Minna Catherine Lyons (1 August 1821 in Torquay, Devon – 22 March 1886 Norfolk House, St James's Square, London), who was commonly known by her middle name, "Minna", was the younger daughter of Edmund Lyons, 1st Baron Lyons by his wife Augusta Louisa (née Rogers).

In 1838/9 Minna was residing with her parents in Athens, whilst her father, Sir Edmund Lyons, was serving as the British Minister to Greece, when Lord Fitzalan, heir to the Duke of Norfolk, became a guest of Sir Edmund Lyons. Whilst a guest, Lord Fitzalan was disabled by an attack of fever, and subsequently nursed by Augusta, with whom he fell in love. The two married with on 19 June 1839, and subsequently had eleven children.

Augusta Minna, Duchess Dowager of Norfolk, died on 22 March 1886, and was buried at Fitzalan Chapel in the grounds of Arundel Castle.


Name Birth Death Notes
Lady Victoria Alexandrina Fitzalan-Howard 1840 1870 Married 1861, James Robert Hope-Scott
Lady Minna Charlotte Fitzalan-Howard 1843 1921 Carmelite nun
Lady Mary Adeliza Fitzalan-Howard 1845 1925
Henry Fitzalan-Howard, 15th Duke of Norfolk 1847 1917 15th Duke of Norfolk
Lady Etheldreda Fitzalan-Howard 1849 1926 Sister of Charity
Lady Philippa Fitzalan-Howard 1852 1946 Married 1888, Sir Edward Stewart (1857–1948)
Hon. Philip Thomas Fitzalan-Howard 1853 1855
Lord Edmund Bernard FitzAlan-Howard 1855 1947 Created Viscount FitzAlan of Derwent; Married 1879, Lady Mary Caroline Bertie (1859–1938)
Lady Anne Fitzalan-Howard 1857 1931 Married 1878, Maj-Gen. Lord Ralph Drury Kerr (1837–1916), son of the 7th Marquess of Lothian
Lady Elizabeth Mary Fitzalan-Howard 1859 1859
Lady Margaret Fitzalan-Howard 1860 1899 Founded the Catholic Social Union

See also[edit]


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  • Langford Vere, Oliver. History of the Island of Antigua, Vol. 2. Mitchell and Hughes, London, 1894. pp. 214–217.
  • Jenkins, Brian. Lord Lyons: A Diplomat in an Age of Nationalism and War. McGill-Queen’s Press, 2014.
  • "Richard Bickerton Pemell Lyons, 1st Viscount Lyons". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.