1841(?) Emily, Duchess of Beaufort

This is her article from thepeerage.com:  "Emily Frances Smith F, #10172, b. 3 March 1800, d. 2 October 1889

Emily Frances Smith was born on 3 March 1800. She was the daughter of Charles Culling Smith and Lady Anne Wellesley. She married Henry Somerset, 7th Duke of Beaufort, son of Henry Charles Somerset, 6th Duke of Beaufort and Lady Charlotte Sophia Leveson-Gower, on 29 June 1822. She died on 2 October 1889 at age 89 at 19 Hill Street, London, England. She was buried at Badminton, Gloucestershire, England.

Her married name became Somerset. As a result of her marriage, Emily Frances Smith was styled as Duchess of Beaufort on 23 November 1835.

Children of Emily Frances Smith and Henry Somerset, 7th Duke of Beaufort

Lady Emily Blanche Charlotte Somerset+ d. 27 Jan 1895

unknown daughter Somerset

unknown daughter Somerset

Henry Charles FitzRoy Somerset, 8th Duke of Beaufort+ b. 1 Feb 1824, d. 30 Apr 1899

Lady Geraldine Somerset b. 1832, d. 1915

Lady Katherine Emily Mary Somerset b. 1834, d. 20 May 1914

Lady Edith Frances Wilhelmina Somerset+5 b. 1838, d. 15 May 1915."

From eBay. This is one of several prints of beauties in Queen Victoria's court released in 1849. The original was prepared over a decade earlier based on her dress. The National Portrait Gallery in London has a version released in 1841 by or after William Henry Mote, after Alfred Edward Chalon.

Duchess Emily's dress has an off shoulder straight neckline and a pelisse bodice that appears to spread from a wide waist band. She wears an Apollo knot.

Keywords:  Mote, Chalon, Emily Somerset, Smith family, Somerset family, Duchess, British, curly coiffure, Apollo knot, floral headdress, off shoulder straight neckline, modesty piece, bertha, lace, puffed sleeves, bows, waist band, full skirt, necklace


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