Duchess Caroline of Montrose

The logotype of The National Horseracing Museum, Newmarket Suffolk was removed by copying part of the Duchess' fur coat on top of it using Photoshop. It mas located in the lower right corner.

This is her article from thepeearage:  "Hon. Caroline Agnes Horsley-Beresford F, #68622, d. 16 November 1894

Hon. Caroline Agnes Horsley-Beresford married, firstly, James Graham, 4th Duke of Montrose, son of James Graham, 3rd Duke of Montrose and Lady Caroline Maria Montagu, on 15 October 1836. She married, secondly, William Stuart Stirling-Crawford on 22 January 1876. She married, thirdly, Marcus Henry Milner on 26 July 1888.2 She died on 16 November 1894.

She was the daughter of John Horsley-Beresford, 2nd Baron Decies and Charlotte Philadelphia Horsley. From 15 October 1836, her married name became Graham. From 22 January 1876, her married name became Stirling-Crawford. From 26 July 1888, her married name became Milner.

Children of Hon. Caroline Agnes Horsley-Beresford and James Graham, 4th Duke of Montrose

Lady Beatrice Violet Graham+ d. 29 Feb 1932

Douglas Beresford Malise Ronald Graham, 5th Duke of Montrose+ b. 7 Nov 1852, d. 10 Dec 1925

Lady Alma Imogen Leonora Charlotta Graham b. 7 Sep 1854, d. 10 May 1932."

The National Horseracing Museum has a more interesting article:  "The thrice married Duchess was a formidable lady. The be-all and end-all of her life was racing. No suprise then that she flounced from the church and berated the vicar who prayed for fine weather at harvest time, when her Classic hopeful wanted soft going!

The Duchess's horses raced under the assumed name of Mr. Manton. Perhaps the best of them was St. Mirin, runner up in the St. Leger and third in the Derby.   The Duchess of Montrose's second husband, Stirling Crawfurd, won the 1878 Derby with Sefton. After his death in 1883 she married the 24 year-old Harry Milner."

Her daughter-in-law Violet appears earlier in this album.

The Duchess' sleeves date this photo to about 1890.

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