Lady Elizabeth Finch-Hatton
Lady Elizabeth Murray
Murray (right) and her cousin Dido Elizabeth Belle
Elizabeth Mary Murray
18 May 1760
|Died||1 June 1825(aged 65)|
(m. 1785; died 1823)
Lady Elizabeth Mary Finch-Hatton (née Lady Elizabeth Murray; 18 May 1760 – 1 June 1825) was a British aristocrat and the subject of a notable painting, once thought to be by Johann Zoffany, now attributed to David Martin.
Murray was born on 18 May 1760 in Warsaw, Poland-Lithuania. She was the daughter of David Murray, 2nd Earl of Mansfield (1727–1796), by his first marriage to Henrietta Frederica von Bünau. Her maternal grandfather was Count Heinrich von Bünau (1697–1762).
Following her mother's death in 1766, she was brought up at Kenwood House by her father's uncle William Murray, 1st Earl of Mansfield, and his wife, Elizabeth. They soon also took in their great-niece Dido Elizabeth Belle (1761-1804), the mixed-race natural daughter of Murray's nephew, Sir John Lindsay; he sent the young Dido to his uncle from the West Indies.
- Louisa Anne Hatton (d. 1 March 1875).
- George Finch-Hatton, 10th Earl of Winchilsea (19 May 1791 – 8 January 1858).
- Reverend Daniel Heneage Finch-Hatton (1795 – Jan 1866).
Coincidentally, George Finch-Hatton's father, Edward, and the 1st Earl of Mansfield's wife, Elizabeth, were both children of Daniel Finch, 7th Earl of Winchilsea, and Anne Hatton.
She died on 1 June 1825, aged 65.
In popular culture
- Let Justice Be Done Mixed Blessings Theatre Group. 2008 play featuring the possible influence that Elizabeth Lindsay's cousin Dido Elizabeth Belle might have had on the Somerset v Stewart ruling of 1772.
- Sarah Gadon portrayed Lady Elizabeth in the film Belle (2013).
- "Dido and Elizabeth Portrait". English Heritage. Retrieved 1 July 2013.
- Fake or Fortune?, Season 7, Episode 4
- "Taking a few liberties with the real story of 'Belle'". Retrieved 16 September 2016.
- The Peerage: Lady Elizabeth Mary Murray
- "Slavery and Justice at Kenwood House Part 1" (PDF). English Heritage. Retrieved 16 June 2014.
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