Grace Jane Stein (1803 - 1878)

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Nicknames: "Lady Grace Jane Don", "Wallace"
Birthplace: Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
Death: Died in Fife, Scotland
Managed by: June Barnes (Buchanan)
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About Grace Jane Stein

Wikipedia Biographical Summary

"Grace Jane Wallace, Lady Wallace, (died 1878) was a Scottish author.

She was the eldest daughter of John Stein of Edinburgh. She became, on 19 August 1824, the second wife of Sir Alexander Don, 6th Baronet of Newton Don, and the intimate friend of Sir Walter Scott. She had two children: Sir William Henry Don, 7th Baronet, the actor; and Alexina Harriet, who married Sir Frederick Acclom Milbank, bart., of Hart and Hartlepool.

In his Familiar Letters (ii.348) Sir Walter Scott writes to his son in 1825: "Mama and Anne are quite well; they are with me on a visit to Sir Alex. Don and his new lady, who is a very pleasant woman, and plays on the harp delightfully".

Sir Alexander died in 1826; and in 1836 his widow married Sir James Maxwell Wallace (1785–1867). Lady Wallace died on 12 March 1878 without children from her second marriage."

SOURCE: Wikipedia contributors, 'Grace Jane Wallace', Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 5 January 2013, 18:58 UTC, <> [accessed 12 January 2013]

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Lady Grace Jane Don's Timeline

February 20, 1803
Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
August 18, 1824
Age 21
Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
May 4, 1825
Age 22
April 2, 1836
Age 33
Claclmannan, Scotland
March 13, 1878
Age 75
Fife, Scotland