Elizabeth, Duchess of Northumberland (Biographical details)

Elizabeth, Duchess of Northumberland (British; Female; 1716 - 1776)

Also known as

Seymour, Elizabeth; Smithson, Elizabeth; Percy, Elizabeth; Northumberland; Northumberland


Courtier. In 1750 succeeded her father, Algernon Seymour as Baroness Percy while her husband, Sir Hugh Smithson (q.v.) succeeded him as Earl of Northumberland and assumed the name Percy; in 1766, he was created Duke of Northumberland.


Antony Griffiths, 'Elizabeth, Duchess of Northumberland and her albums of prints' in 'Festschrift for Marjorie B.Cohn' ed. C.Bowen and others, Cambridge Mass. 2001
Anne French, 'Art Treasures in the North, northern families on the Grand Tour', 2009, pp.59-82