Saturday, July 6, 2013

Souvenir Saturday: the Caithness, Scorey, Loftus connection

Caroline Anne Caithness, 4th Marchioness of Ely

Caroline Anne b ca 1843 was the daughter of George Caithness, Master Mariner.
Her grandmother was Anne Caithness, nee Scorey, who married James Caithness Snr.

Caroline Anne married John Henry Wellington Graham Loftus, 4th Marquess of Ely, in 1875, becoming the 4th Marchioness. The Marquess held estates in Ireland. 

The 3rd Marchioness of Ely was Jane Hope-Vere (1821 – 1890). Jane was close companion and Lady of the Bedchamber to H.M. Queen Victoria; Caroline Ann Caithness was Jane’s daughter-in-law, becoming the 4th Marchioness.

For more on Jane Hope-Vere (daughter of James Hope-Vere, M.P. and Lady Elizabeth Hay) and her role as Lady of the Bedchamber, see 

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