Henrietta Harley, Countess of Oxford and Countess Mortimer

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Henrietta Harley (Holles), Countess of Oxford and Countess Mortimer

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Birthplace: Welbeck Abbey, Nottinghamshire, England
Death: Died
Place of Burial: Westminster Abbey, London, England
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Daughter of John Holles, 1st Duke of Newcastle-upon-Tyne and Lady Margaret Cavendish
Wife of Edward Harley, 2nd Earl of Oxford and Earl Mortimer
Mother of Margaret Cavendish Harley, Duchess of Portland and Henry Cavendish Harley, styled Baron Harley

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About Henrietta Harley, Countess of Oxford and Countess Mortimer

Her hand was sought in marriage even in her youth, as a means of alliance with her powerful father, by the Intendant of the Court of a Count of the Holy Roman Empire in December 1703, the Elector of Hanover's son in June 1706, the Duke of Somerset's son Lord Hertford in 1707-11, Count Nassau in 1709, and finally Lord Danby (grandson of Thomas Osborne, 1st Duke of Leeds) in 1711, before her father settled on Edward Harley, 2nd Earl of Oxford and Earl Mortimer. They were married on 31 August 1713, at Wimpole. They had two children. Their son, Henry Cavendish Harley, Lord Harley, lived only four days.[2] Their only child to attain maturity was Margaret (1715–1785), and so whilst Margaret inherited most of the combined Holles-Harley fortunes on her parents' deaths, the title of Earl of Oxford and Earl Mortimer passed to Edward's cousin (also Edward).

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Henrietta Harley, Countess of Oxford and Countess Mortimer's Timeline

1694
February 11, 1694
Welbeck Abbey, Nottinghamshire, England
1713
October 31, 1713
Age 19
1715
February 11, 1715
Age 21
Welbeck Abbey, Nottinghamshire, England
1725
October 18, 1725
Age 31
1755
December 8, 1755
Age 61
December 26, 1755
Age 61
London, England
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heir to the Duke of Newcastle