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Edwina Cynthia Annette Mountbatten (Ashley), Countess Mountbatten of Burma

Birthplace: Broadlands, Romsey, Hampshire, England
Death: Died in Jesselton, North Borneo, Malaysia
Place of Burial: buried at sea off the coast of Portsmouth
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Wilfrid Ashley, 1st Baron Mount Temple and Amalia Mary Maud Ashley
Wife of Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma
Mother of Patricia Knatchbull, 2nd Countess Mountbatten of Burma and Pamela Carmen Louise Hicks
Sister of Ruth Mary Clarisse, Baroness Delamere (Ashley)

Occupation: Mountbatten admitted "Edwina and I spent all our married lives getting into other people's beds."
Managed by: Jack Hynes
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About Edwina Mountbatten, Countess Mountbatten of Burma

By the time Lord Louis Mountbatten first met Edwina in 1920, she was a leading member of London society. Her grandfather died in 1921, leaving her £2 million (£77.4 million in today's pounds), the country seat of Broadlands, Hampshire and the palatial London townhouse, Brooke House, at a time when her future husband's naval salary was £610 per annum (£20 thousand in today pounds). Louis and Edwina Mountbatten 02.jpg

Ashley and Mountbatten were married on 18 July 1922 at St. Margaret's, Westminster. Louis Mountbatten's relatives, the British Royal Family, were all present. The then-Prince of Wales and future King Edward VIII served as the best man. The bridesmaids were the four daughters of Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark - Princesses Margarita, Theodora, Sophie and Cecilie - with Miss Mary Ashley (sister of the bride), Miss Joan Pakenham (cousin of the bride), and Lady Mary Ashley-Cooper.

The Mountbattens had two daughters, Patricia (born 14 February 1924) and Pamela (born 19 April 1929).

"Edwina Cynthia Annette Mountbatten, Countess Mountbatten of Burma, GBE, DCVO, CI, DStJ (28 November 1901 – 21 February 1960) was an English heiress, socialite, relief-worker, wife of Louis Mountbatten, 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma, and last Vicereine of India"


Edwina Mountbatten

Born: Edwina Cynthia Annette Ashley

28 November 1901

Broadlands, Romsey, Hampshire, England

Died: 21 February 1960 (aged 58)

Jesselton, North Borneo

Title: Countess Mountbatten of Burma

Spouse(s): Louis Mountbatten

(m. 1922–1960)

Issue: Patricia Knatchbull

Pamela Hicks



Wilfred William Ashley

Amalia Mary Maud Cassel








[S3] Marlene A. Eilers, Queen Victoria's Descendants (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1987), page 184. Hereinafter cited as Queen Victoria's Descendants.

[S21] L. G. Pine, The New Extinct Peerage 1884-1971: Containing Extinct, Abeyant, Dormant and Suspended Peerages With Genealogies and Arms (London, U.K.: Heraldry Today, 1972), page 202. Hereinafter cited as The New Extinct Peerage.

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Edwina Mountbatten, Countess Mountbatten of Burma's Timeline

November 28, 1901
Broadlands, Romsey, Hampshire, England
July 18, 1922
Age 20
St. Margaret's Church, Westminster, London, England
February 14, 1924
Age 22
Brook House, Park Lane, London, England
April 19, 1929
Age 27
Barcelona, CT, Spain
February 21, 1960
Age 58
Jesselton, North Borneo, Malaysia
buried at sea off the coast of Portsmouth