Flora Mure-Campbell, Marchioness of Hastings

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Flora Mure-Campbell, Marchioness of Hastings and 6th Countess of Loudoun (1780 – 8 January 1840) was a British peer, second daughter of James Mure-Campbell, 5th Earl of Loudoun and Lady Flora Macleod.

She married Francis Rawdon-Hastings, 2nd Earl of Moira (later Marquess of Hastings), on 12 July 1804 and they had six children:

Around 1807 she commissioned the building of Loudoun Castle in Ayrshire, to designs by Archibald Elliot.[2]

Her husband died on 28 November 1826 aboard H.M.S. Revenge off Naples,[3] and, following his directions, his right hand was cut off to be buried with his wife when she died. This wish was complied with, and it now rests clasped with hers in the family vault at Loudoun Kirk.[3]

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Beevor, Page 60
  2. ^ "Loudoun Castle: Listed Building Report". Historic Scotland. 
  3. ^ a b Beevor, Page 59

Sources[edit]

  • Beevor, R. J. (1931). Hastings of Hastings. Printed for Private Circulation.
Peerage of Scotland
Preceded by
James Campbell
Countess of Loudoun
1786–1840
Succeeded by
George Rawdon-Hastings