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Son Peregrine on the monument "To the memory of Mary Duchess of Ancaster whose death sealed the inimitable virtues of a useful and pious life on the 8th day of October 1793 at Cours near Lausanne"


Portrait of Mary Panton Bertie held by husband Peregrine 3rd Duke with her sons Peregrine & Robert who died before her.

Monument by Charles Harris of London

Mary was the illegitimate heiress daughter (bringing a fortune of £60,000) of Thomas Panton "a disreputable horse jockey" and a lady called Priscilla

She m (2nd wife) General Peregrine Bertie, 3rd Duke of Ancaster and Kesteven 1714-1778 son of Peregrine Bertie, 2nd Duke 1741 by Jane daughter of Sir John Brownlow, 3rd Bart and Alice daughter of Richard Sherard and Mary daughter of Lumley Dew

Peregrine was the widower of Elizabeth 1743 heiress (with £70,000 dowry) daughter of William Blunden / Blundell of Basingstoke: Widow of Sir Charles Gounter Nicoll 1733 of Racton )

Peregrine also had some illegitimate offspring

1. Diana c1736-1829 m Joseph son of John Cator & Mary Brough

1. Admiral Sir Albemarle Bertie, 1st Bart January1755 – 1824 of Donnington Berks m Emma Heyward


Children of Peregrine & Mary

1. Peregrine Bertie, Marquess of Lindsey May 1755-58

2. Robert, 4th Duke of Ancaster and Kesteven 1756-79

3. Priscilla 1761-1828 m Peter Burrell, 1st Baron Gwydyr 1820

4.Georgiana Charlotte 1764-1838 m George, 1st Marquess of Cholmondeley son of George Cholmondeley, Viscount Malpas and Hester daughter of Sir Francis Edwardes & Hester Lacon.

(their son George Horatio Cholmondeley 2nd Marquess m1 Caroline Campbell )

After the death of son Robert on 8 July 1779 of scarlet fever at the age of 22, his dukedom passed to his uncle Brownlow who became 5th Duke , but the barony of Willoughby de Eresby, as well as the office of Lord Great Chamberlain, went into abeyance between daughters Priscilla and Georgiana On 17 March 1780, however, the abeyance of the barony was terminated in Priscilla's favour as the eldest sibling. - Church of St Michael & All Angels, Edenham Lincolnshire



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