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Sarah Ponsonby

Also Known As: "they were known as "The Ladies of Llangollen"", "With Eleanor Butler"
Birthdate: (76)
Death: December 9, 1831 (76)
Place of Burial: Llangollen, Wales
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Daughter of Chambré Brabazon Ponsonby, MP and Louisa Lyons
Wife of Eleanor Charlotte Butler
Half sister of Frances Ponsonby; Chambré Brabazon Ponsonby-Barker and Mary Barton

Managed by: Paul Douglas Van Dillen
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The "Ladies of Llangollen", Eleanor Butler and Sarah Ponsonby, were two upper-class Irish women whose relationship scandalized and fascinated their contemporaries.

Sarah Ponsonby (1755 – 9 December 1831) lived with relatives in Woodstock, County Kilkenny, Ireland. She was a second cousin of Frederick Ponsonby, 3rd Earl of Bessborough, and thus a second cousin once removed of his daughter Lady Caroline Lamb.

Eleanor Butler (1745-1829), sister of the 17th Earl, caused enormous scandal when she eloped with her neighbour, Sarah Ponsonby. They lived together for the rest of their lives in Wales where they created a world-famous and picturesque home and were known as "The Ladies of Llangollen"

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December 9, 1831
Age 76
Llangollen, Wales