Venetia Anastasia Digby (Stanley) (c.1600 - 1633)

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Birthplace: Borris, Leinster, Ireland
Death: Died in Borris, Leinster, Ireland
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About Venetia Anastasia Digby (Stanley)

A celebrated beauty, Venetia moved to London alone in her early teens, and had garnered a licentious reputation well before her twentieth birthday. Rumour noted later by the curious antiquary John Aubrey had it that she was the "concubine" of Richard Sackville, Earl of Dorset (died 1624), who had children by her and settled upon her an annuity of £500 per annum.[2] Circa 1625, she eventually married the celebrated scientist and adventurer Kenelm Digby, who, when the earl or his heir withheld Venetia's annuity, sued for it, according to John Aubrey, and won. Sir Kenelm wrote a "private memoir" of their courtship which is one of the major sources of information about her. It uses pseudonyms, Theagenes and Stelliana, and appears to have been revised throughout Digby's life. "This lady carried herself blamelessly," Aubrey note, "yet (they say) he was jealous of her".

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Venetia Stanley's Timeline

1600
1600
Borris, Leinster, Ireland
1631
1631
Age 31
Borris, Leinster, Ireland
1633
1633
Age 33
Borris, Leinster, Ireland
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