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Jane Elizabeth Harley / Byron (Scott), Countess of Oxford and Mortimr

Also Known As: "Byron"
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Death: Died
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Daughter of Rev. James Scott
Wife of Edward Harley, 5th Earl of Oxford and Earl Mortimer
Partner of George Gordon Byron, Lord Byron
Mother of Alfred Harley; Jane Elizabeth Harley; Anne Harley; Edward Harley; Louise Harley and 2 others
Sister of Mary Ord

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About Jane Harley / Byron, Countess of Oxford and Mortimer

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jane_Elizabeth_Scott

Jane Elizabeth Harley (née Scott), Countess of Oxford and Countess Mortimer (1774–1824) was a notable English noblewoman, known as a patron of the Reform movement and a lover of Lord Byron.

Life

She was a daughter of the Reverend James Scott, M.A., Rector of Stokin, Southampton and was brought up in favour of French Revolutionary thought and Reform. In 1794 she married Edward Harley, 5th Earl of Oxford and Earl Mortimer (with her father taking the service), being styled Countess of Oxford and Countess Mortimer. She was a friend of the Princess of Wales. She frequently took lovers from among the pro-Reform party during her marriage, firstly Francis Burdett and most notably Lord Byron (the affair lasting from 1812, in the aftermath of Byron's affair with Caroline Lamb, when he was fourteen years her junior, until 1813, when she and her husband went abroad but Byron did not follow as she had hoped). Her marriage was not a love match and her large number of children were known as the "Harleian Miscellany" due to uncertainties over whether her husband was their father, but the marriage did not break up.

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Jane Harley / Byron, Countess of Oxford and Mortimer's Timeline

1774
1774
1794
March 3, 1794
Age 20
1796
March 9, 1796
Age 22
1800
January 20, 1800
Age 26
1809
January 10, 1809
Age 35
1824
1824
Age 50
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