file HALIFAX/A6/3/17 - Lady Dorothy Wood, Countess of Halifax Genealogical Notes

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Lady Dorothy Wood, Countess of Halifax Genealogical Notes


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Mainly compiled by 3rd Baron Gardner, about the Families of Fortune, Hayfield and Brown of Jamaica; showing their connection with the Family of Gardner. With Pedigree of the Browns, and copies of family letters 1778-1802. Typescript.


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Alan Legge, 3rd Baron Gardner, married in 1848 as his second wife Julia Sarah Hayfield Fortune, alias Fortescue, the actress. He died in 1883; she in 1899. They had two daughters of whom the elder was Florence Coulston Gardner, who married in 1875 William, 4th Earl of Onslow. Lord and Lady Onslow had two sons and two daughters. The younger daughter, born 1885, is Dorothy, Countess of Halifax.

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