Katherine Darnley (c.1681 - 1743) MP

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Birthplace: Westminster,London,England
Death: Died in St James Park,London,England
Managed by: Anne Cecilia SHERLOCK
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About Katherine Darnley

Explains her mother's affair with James II: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catherine_Sedley

Catherine gave birth to several children while James II's mistress, but only a daughter survived. The daughter Catherine, although acknowledged by James, in all probability was the daughter of Colonel James Grahame, a witty and fashionable hanger-on at court and the King's Keeper of the Privy Purse. Apparently Catherine felt no need to confine her favors to just the one man. When her daughter began to give herself airs, Catherine told her, "You need not be so vain, daughter, you are not the King's child, but old Grahame's."

Catherine the younger married first James Annesley, 3rd Earl of Anglesey, and had a daughter Lady Catherine whose descendants include the Baron Mulgrave. After his death, she married John Sheffield, 1st Duke of Buckingham and Normanby.

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Katherine Darnley's Timeline

1681
1681
Westminster,London,England
1699
1699
Age 18
1700
1700
Age 19
1705
1705
Age 24
1710
September 26, 1710
Age 29
1711
December 11, 1711
Age 30
1716
January 11, 1716
Age 35
1743
March 14, 1743
Age 62
St James Park,London,England
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