SUBALBUM:  Margaret Cecil, Countess of Ranelagh

According to her article in thepeerage, she was born Margaret Cecil, first married John Stawel, 2nd Lord Stawel of Somerton, who died in 1692 and then married Richard Jones, 1st and last Earl of Ranelagh. She was John Stawel’s second wife after Elizabeth Willoughby who died in 1695. She bore no offspring. She was one of the Hampton Court beauties portrayed by Sir Godfrey Kneller for Queen Mary II.


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