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Katherine Darnley

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Birthplace: Westminster,London,England
Death: Died in St James Park,London,England
Immediate Family:

Daughter of James VII of Scotland & II of England and Ireland and Catherine Sedley, Countess of Dorchester
Wife of James Annesley, 3rd Earl of Anglesey and John Sheffield, 1st Duke of Buckingham and Normanby
Mother of Lady Catherine Annesley; John Sheffield, Marquess of Normanby; Robert Sheffield, Marquess of Normanby and Edmund Sheffield, 2nd Duke of Buckingham & Normanby
Sister of James Darnley
Half sister of David Colyear,Viscount Mislington; Sir Charles Colyear, 2nd Earl Portmore; Charles Stuart, Duke of Cambridge; Mary II Queen of England, Scotland and Ireland; James Stuart, Duke of Cambridge and 16 others

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About Katherine Darnley

Explains her mother's affair with James II: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catherine_Sedley

Catherine gave birth to several children while James II's mistress, but only a daughter survived. The daughter Catherine, although acknowledged by James, in all probability was the daughter of Colonel James Grahame, a witty and fashionable hanger-on at court and the King's Keeper of the Privy Purse. Apparently Catherine felt no need to confine her favors to just the one man. When her daughter began to give herself airs, Catherine told her, "You need not be so vain, daughter, you are not the King's child, but old Grahame's."

Catherine the younger married first James Annesley, 3rd Earl of Anglesey, and had a daughter Lady Catherine whose descendants include the Baron Mulgrave. After his death, she married John Sheffield, 1st Duke of Buckingham and Normanby.

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Katherine Darnley's Timeline

1681
1681
Westminster,London,England
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Age 19
1710
September 26, 1710
Age 29
1711
December 11, 1711
Age 30
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January 11, 1716
Age 35
1743
March 14, 1743
Age 62
St James Park,London,England
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