Dorothea Helena van den Kerckhove, Countess of Derby (b. - 1673) MP

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Dorothea Helena van den Kerchhove1

F, #13889, d. 6 April 1673

Last Edited=21 Oct 2007

    Dorothea Helena van den Kerchhove was the daughter of Jan van der Kerchhove, Lord of Henvliet and Catherine Wotton, Countess of Chesterfield.1 She married Charles Stanley, 8th Earl of Derby, son of James Stanley, 7th Earl of Derby and Charlotte de la Trémoille, in 1650.1 She died on 6 April 1673.1
    Her married name became Stanley. As a result of her marriage, Dorothea Helena van den Kerchhove was styled as Countess of Derby on 15 October 1651.

Children of Dorothea Helena van den Kerchhove and Charles Stanley, 8th Earl of Derby

William George Richard Stanley, 9th Earl of Derby+1 b. 18 Mar 1656, d. 5 Nov 1702

James Stanley, 10th Earl of Deby+1 b. 3 Jul 1664, d. 1 Feb 1735/36

Citations

[S37] Charles Mosley, editor, Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage, 107th edition, 3 volumes (Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.A.: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd, 2003), volume 1, page 1102. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition.

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Dorothea Helena van den Kerchhove was the daughter of Jan van der Kerchhove, Lord of Henvliet and Catherine Wotton, Countess of Chesterfield.1 She married Charles Stanley, 8th Earl of Derby, son of James Stanley, 7th Earl of Derby and Charlotte de la Trémoille, in 1650.1 She died on 6 April 1673.1
    Her married name became Stanley. As a result of her marriage, Dorothea Helena van den Kerchhove was styled as Countess of Derby on 15 October 1651.

Children of Dorothea Helena van den Kerchhove and Charles Stanley, 8th Earl of Derby

1.William George Richard Stanley, 9th Earl of Derby+1 b. 18 Mar 1656, d. 5 Nov 1702

2.James Stanley, 10th Earl of Deby+1 b. 3 Jul 1664, d. 1 Feb 1735/36

Citations

1.[S37] Charles Mosley, editor, Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage, 107th edition, 3 volumes (Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.A.: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd, 2003), volume 1, page 1102. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition.

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http://www.thepeerage.com/p12953.htm#i129524

Jan van der Kerchhove, Lord of Henvliet married Catherine Wotton, Countess of Chesterfield, daughter of Thomas Wotton, 2nd Baron Wotton of Marley and Mary Throckmorton, after 1635.1 He died on 7 March 1660 at Sassenheim.2

    Jan van der Kerchhove, Lord of Henvliet gained the title of Lord of Henvliet, in Zealand.1

Children of Jan van der Kerchhove, Lord of Henvliet and Catherine Wotton, Countess of Chesterfield

1.Dorothea Helena van den Kerchhove+3 d. 6 Apr 1673

2.Charles Henry Kirkhoven, 1st and last Earl of Bellomont1 d. 5 Jan 1682/83

Citations

1.[S6] G.E. Cokayne; with Vicary Gibbs, H.A. Doubleday, Geoffrey H. White, Duncan Warrand and Lord Howard de Walden, editors, The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, new ed., 13 volumes in 14 (1910-1959; reprint in 6 volumes, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 2000), volume II, page 106. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage.

2.[S6] Cokayne, and others, The Complete Peerage, volume III, page 180.

3.[S37] Charles Mosley, editor, Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage, 107th edition, 3 volumes (Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.A.: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd, 2003), volume 1, page 1102. Hereinafter cited as Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Katherine_Stanhope,_Countess_of_Chesterfield

Katherine Stanhope, Countess of Chesterfield (1609-1667) was the governess and confidante of Mary, Princess Royal and Princess of Orange.

She was born eldest daughter to Thomas Wotton, 2nd Baron Wotton and his wife, Mary, daughter of Sir Arthur Throckmorton of Paulerspury, Northamptonshire.

She first married Henry, Lord Stanhope, in 1628, with whom she had two daughters, Mary and Catherine, and a son, Philip, who would later inherit the Earldom of Chesterfield from his grandfather in 1656. Her husband died prematurely in 1634.

After being courted by several suitors, she married Jehan van der Kerckhove, Lord of Heenvliet in early 1641, one of the diplomats involved in negotiating the marriage between William II, Prince of Orange and the Princess Royal Mary, daughter of King Charles I.

After the marriage of William and Mary in May 1641, she followed her husband to Holland as the governess to the princess Royal. As the princess came to age, Lady Stanhope grew to become her confidante and adviser.

During the English Civil War, Lady Stanhope sided with Charles I and his heir, King Charles II; she is said to have supplied them both politically and financially, and to have been involved in much of the royalist plots of that decade.

After the death of Heenvliet in 1660, Charles II created her Countess of Chesterfield in recognition of both her service and her friendship. She remained in princess Mary's service until the latter's death in illness on 24 December 1660. She then passed into service to the Lady Anne Hyde, Duchess of York and 1662 to Queen Catherine.

That same year, Lady Catherine married her friend Daniel O'Neill, another one of the King's men during the civil war. Upon his death in 1664, she increased her by then already considerable wealth by inheriting O'Neill's office of the Postmaster General.[1] She died of an edema in 1667, and was buried on the estate of her father.

Notes

^ "GPO - PMG's & Secretaries". Falmouth Packet Archives 1688-1850. http://www.xjt60.dial.pipex.com/id70.htm. Retrieved 2010-03-05.

References

Poynting, Sarah. "Stanhope née Wotton; other married name van der Kerckhove, Katherine, suo jure countess of Chesterfield, and Lady Stanhope (bap. 1609, d. 1667), courtier". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. http://www.oxforddnb.com/view/article/15669. Retrieved 2007-08-01.

Green, Mary Anne Everett (1849-55). Lives of the Princesses of England: from the Norman Conquest. London, H. Colburn.

Newman, J. (1976). West Kent and the weald.

Cowper, J. M. (1890). Wotton of Marley.

Cokayne, George (1887-1898). The Complete Peerage. Sutton, Alan.

Attribution

This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: McMullen Rigg, James (1892). "Kirkhoven, Catherine". In Sidney Lee. Dictionary of National Biography, 1885–1900​. 31. London: Smith, Elder & Co. pp. 217-219.

Katherine Stanhope

Countess of Chesterfield

Spouse (1) Henry Stanhope, Lord Stanhope (d. 1634)

(2) Jehan van der Kerckhove, Lord of Heenvliet (d. 1660)

(3) Daniel O'Neill (d. 1664)

Children Mary Stanhope (1629-1660)

Catherine Stanhope (c.1633-1662)

Philip Stanhope, 2nd Earl of Chesterfield (1634-1713)

Charles van der Kerckhove, 1st Earl of Bellomont (1643-1683)

Amelie van der Kerckhove (1646-1663)

Dorothea Helena van der Kerckhove (d. 1703)

Parents Thomas Wotton, 2nd Baron Wotton (1587-1630) and Mary Throckmorton (d. 1658)

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