SCONE PALACE (DIDO AND LADY ELIZABETH MURRAY) POSTCARD
A Painting of a Great Moment in Time.
Lady Elizabeth Mary Murray (1760-1 June 1825) was the daughter of David Murray, 2nd Earl of Mansfield. On her mother's death in 1766, she was brought up at Kenwood House by her father's brother William Murray, 1st Earl of Mansfield.She married George Finch-Hatton (1747 - 17 February 1823) on 10 December 1785. They had 3 children - Louisa Anne Hatton (d. 1 Mar 1875), George William Finch-Hatton (19 May 1791 - 8 January 1858), and 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.
Dido Elizabeth Lindsay was born around 1763. She was reputedly the daughter of Sir John Lindsay, a captain in the Royal Navy, and an enslaved woman whom he rescued from a captive Spanish ship and took to England. Dido was brought up in Kenwood House, Hampstead, the home of her great uncle and aunt, Lord and Lady Mansfield. The couple were childless and also took charge of Dido's cousin, Lady Elizabeth Murray. When Sir John died in 1788, he left in his will a generous sum for Dido. From Lord Mansfield she inherited £500 and an annuity of £100. Lord Mansfield apparently doted on her.
From my personal collection.