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Louisa Cavendish-Bentinck

Caroline Louisa Cavendish-Bentinck
Born Caroline Louisa Burnaby
5 Dec 1832
Leicester, Leicestershire
Died 6 July 1918 (aged 87)
Dawlish, Devon
Known for Great-grandmother of Elizabeth II
Spouse(s) Charles Cavendish-Bentinck
Harry Warren Scott
Children Cecilia
Ann Violet
Parent(s) Edwyn Burnaby, of Baggrave Hall
Anne Caroline Salisbury

Caroline Louisa Cavendish-Bentinck (née Caroline Louisa Burnaby) (c. 1831 – 6 July 1918) was the maternal grandmother of Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, great-grandmother of Elizabeth II, great-great-grandmother of Charles, Prince of Wales, and great-great-great-grandmother of Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and his brother Prince Harry, as well as being an ancestress of other members of the British Royal Family, descended from the Queen Mother.

She was born in about 1831,[1] in Leicester, the daughter of Edwyn Burnaby of Baggrave Hall and his wife Anne Caroline Salisbury. She was baptised on 5 December 1832 at Hungarton, Leicestershire.[2]

She married the Reverend Charles Cavendish-Bentinck, as his second wife, on 13 December 1859.[3] Together they had three children:

After her first husband's death in 1865, she married Harry Warren Scott, the son of Sir William Scott of Ancrum, 6th Baronet, on 30 September 1870.[3] He died on 23 August 1889 at Forbes House, Ham, Surrey.[4] She died, twice widowed, on 6 July 1918 at Dawlish, Devon.[1]


  1. ^ a b The Times Tuesday, 9 July 1918; no. 41837, p. 1, col. A
  2. ^ Parish register
  3. ^ a b Almanach de Gotha (1922) (Justus Perthes, Gotha); Almanach de Gotha (1904) (Justus Perthes, Gotha)
  4. ^ The Times Tuesday, 27 August 1889; no. 32788, p. 1, col. A

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