Eileen Sutherland-Leveson-Gower, Duchess of Sutherland

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Eileen, Duchess of Sutherland

Eileen Sutherland-Leveson-Gower, Duchess of Sutherland (3 November 1891 – 24 August 1943), born Lady Eileen Gwladys Butler and styled Marchioness of Stafford from 1912 to 1913, was a British courtier.

Biography[edit]

She was born on 3 November 1891 to the 7th Earl of Lanesborough. She was married on 11 April 1912 to George Sutherland-Leveson-Gower, Marquess of Stafford, who succeeded his father as 5th Duke of Sutherland in 1913, whereupon Eileen became Duchess of Sutherland. In World War I, she was a Red Cross nurse.[1] She was Mistress of the Robes to Queen Mary from 1916 to 1921. She died in 1943, aged 51.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "A titled Red Cross nurse: the Duchess of Sutherland". The Independent. 7 September 1914. Retrieved 24 July 2012. 
Court offices
Preceded by
The Duchess of Devonshire
Mistress of the Robes to
Queen Mary

1916–1921
Succeeded by
The Duchess of Devonshire