Mauritia Lindsay (de Nassau) (b. - c.1671) MP

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Birthplace: Probably Heerlijkheid van de Lek (within South Holland), Holland, Republiek der Zeven Verenigde Nederlanden (present The Netherlands)
Death: Died
Cause of death: Complications resulting from failed childbirth.
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About Mauritia Lindsay (de Nassau)

From Darryl Lundy's Peerage page on Mauritia de Nassau:

Mauritia de Nassau [1]

  • F, #65764,
  • d. circa 1671
  • Last Edited=27 Sep 2008

Mauritia de Nassau married Colin Lindsay, 3rd Earl of Balcarres, son of Alexander Lindsay, 1st Earl of Balcarres and Lady Anne Mackenzie, circa 1670.[1]

She died circa 1671, in childbed, without issue.[1] She was buried on 14 August 1671 at St. Margaret's Church, Westminster, London, England.[1]

She was the daughter of Louis de Nassau, Herr van der Leck and Beverwaerde and Elizabeth (?).[1]

As a result of her marriage, Mauritia de Nassau was styled as Countess of Balcarres circa 1670. From circa 1670, her married name became Lindsay.[1]


  • 1. [S6] G.E. Cokayne; with Vicary Gibbs, H.A. Doubleday, Geoffrey H. White, Duncan Warrand and Lord Howard de Walden, editors, The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, new ed., 13 volumes in 14 (1910-1959; reprint in 6 volumes, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 2000), volume I, page 378. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage.


From the English Wikipedia page on her husband, Colin Lindsay, 3rd Earl of Balcarres:,_3rd_Earl_of_Balcarres

In 1670 at the age of 16, he was presented at court by his cousin the Duke of Lauderdale, when Charles II, partly because he conceived a liking for him personally, and partly in recognition of his father's services, gave him command of a select cavalry troopmanned by gentlemen in reduced circumstances. Not long afterwards he was married to Mademoiselle Mauritiade Nassau, sister of Lady Arlington and the Countess of Nassau, and daughter of Louis de Nassau, count of Beverwaert and Auverquerque in Holland; but at the ceremony he, by mistake, placed a mourning instead of a wedding ring on the finger of the bride, who took the evil omen so much to heart that she died within a year. After her death he went to sea with the Duke of York (the future James II of England), under whom he distinguished himself at the battle of Solebay, 28 May 1672.

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Mauritia Lindsay (de Nassau), Countess of Balcarres's Timeline

August 14, 1671
City of London, Greater London, England, United Kingdom
August, 1671
Probably Heerlijkheid van de Lek (within South Holland), Holland, Republiek der Zeven Verenigde Nederlanden (present The Netherlands)