Elizabeth Hungerford Keate

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Elizabeth Hungerford Keate

Birthplace: Bath, Somersetshire, England
Immediate Family:

Daughter of John Hungerford Keate, Lt. and Penelope Keate
Partner of Hugh Percy, 1st Duke of Northumberland
Mother of James Louis Macie Smithson
Sister of Henrietta Maria Walker-Hungerford

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About Elizabeth Hungerford Keate

Elizabeth Hungerford Keate, the daughter of John Keate, an uncle of George Keate (1729–1797) who was elected to the Royal Society in 1766.

Elizabeth was an heiress of the Hungerfords of Studley. She was also the widow of John Macie, of Weston, near Bath, Somerset, and the mother of Jacques Louis Macie Smithson

She later married John Marshe Dickinson, a troubled son of Marshe Dickinson who was Lord Mayor of the City of London in 1757 and Member of Parliament. During this marriage, she had another son; but the 1st Duke of Northumberland, rather than Dickinson, is thought to have been the father of this second son also.

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'Hugh Percy, 1st Duke of Northumberland, KG, PC (c. 1714 – 6 June 1786)' was an English peer, landowner and art patron.

'He was born Hugh Smithson', the son of Langdale Smithson and grandson of Sir Hugh Smithson, 3rd Baronet from whom he inherited the baronetcy in 1733. He changed his surname to Percy when he married Elizabeth Seymour, daughter of Algernon Seymour, 7th Duke of Somerset, on 16 July 1740. She was Baroness Percy ......

'The duke's illegitimate son (by Elizabeth Hungerford Keate), James Smithson (1765–1829), is famed for having made the founding bequest and provided the name for the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C..[3]

From: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hugh_Percy%2C_1st_Duke_of_Northumberland

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James Smithson was born about 1765 to 'Hugh Percy, 1st Duke of Northumberland and Elizabeth Hungerford Keate Macie.[2] His mother was the widow of James Macie, a wealthy man from Weston, Bath'.[3] An illegitimate child, Smithson was born in secret in Paris, making his exact birth date a mystery. His birth name was James Lewis Macie, and after the death of his parents he changed his last name to Smithson in 1801.[2][4] He was educated and eventually naturalized in England.[3] In 1766, 'his mother inherited Hungerfords of Studley, where her brother had lived up until his death'.[5] Smithson enrolled at Pembroke College, Oxford in 1782 and graduated in 1786 with his Masters of Arts.[6][7]

From: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Smithson

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Elizabeth Hungerford Keate's Timeline

Bath, Somersetshire, England
Age 26
Paris Seine, France