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Anna Margaretta Brett

Death: 1743 (37)
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Col. Henry Brett and Anne Savage
Wife of Sir William Leman, 3rd Baronet

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About Anna Margaretta Brett

Anna Margaretta Brett "was the impudent mistress of George I when in his 65th year."


Title: The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, new ed Abbrev: Complete Peerage Author: G.E. Cokayne with Vicary Gibbs Publication: St Catherine Press Ltd, London, 1910 and later Page: Macclesfield, Vol.8 p.331 note (d)

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  • Abstracts of Somersetshire wills, etc., copied from the manuscript collections of the late Rev. Frederick Brown (1887) 5th Series
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  • HON'BLE ANN BRETT, of St George's Hanover Square, Midd., widow. Will dated Mar. 21, 1745, proved Apr. 11, 1754, by Lady Ann Cust, wid. [99 Pinfold.] To be buried at Sutton, Surrey, in my father's vault. To Robert Long his grandmother's picture, by Sir Peter Lilly. To Lord Tyrconnel, my Cornelian seal with the head of Augustus Caesar, & my picture of the Holy Family. To my faithful friend Hum-
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  • phrey Brent, Esq., L50, & my own picture & that of my late husband, both of which were in the custody of my late daughter Lady Leman at her death. Residue to Lady Cust, of Grantham, Exix. Certificate of Frances & Mary Bellington as to the handwriting of the Testatrix.
    • The above lady was daughter of Sir Richard Mason, of Sutton, Surrey, and Anna Margaretta, his wife. She married, 1683, Charles Lord Brandon, afterwards Eal of Macclesfield, with whom she lived very unhappily. She had a child by Earl Rivers, born Jan. 10, 1697-8, and bapt. at St. Andrew's, Holborn. This was Richard Savage the poet. He was afterwards disclaimed by his mother, but was taken care of by Lady Mason. She was divorced in 1697, and within two years married Col. Henry Brett, of the Bretts of Gloucestershire, b whom she had a daughter, Anna Margaretta, who married Sir William Leman, Bart. Mrs. Brett died in Old Bond Street, Oct. 11, 1753, aged 80.
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Age 37
December 24, 1745
Age 37