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  1. Catherine Sheffield, Duchess of Buckingham and Normanby (c. 1681 – 13 March 1743), formerly Lady Catherine Darnley, was an illegitimate daughter of King James II of England, and was married to two English noblemen in succession.

    • John Sheffield
    • Catherine, Duchess of Buckingham
    • Edmund Sheffield, 2nd Duke of Buckingham
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    A large marble monument to John Sheffield, 1st Duke of Buckingham stands in the north eastern chapel of Henry VII's chapelin Westminster Abbey. He, his wife Catherine and their four children lie in the vault in this chapel. The monument was designed by Denis Plumiere and sculpted by Laurent Delvaux and Peter Scheemakers. A sarcophagus stands on the...

    Catherine Darnley was the illegitimate daughter of James II by Catherine Sedley and she always insisted on being treated with royal state. (Her infant brotherJameswas buried in Henry VII's chapel "in the middle between the stalls" on 26th April 1685). She was married firstly to the Earl of Anglesey and married John at St Martin in the Fields church...

    Edmund, who succeeded his father as 2nd Duke of Buckingham, was baptised at St Margaret's Westminster on 29th January 1716 and served in Germany with his uncle. He died of consumption in Rome on 30th October 1735 and his body was returned to the Abbey for burial in the family vault on 31st January 1736. He had a magnificent funeral and the recumben...

    The wax figures are now all displayed in the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Galleries Oxford Dictionary of National Biography The Funeral Effigies of Westminster Abbeyedited by Anthony Harvey & Richard Mortimer, revised edition 2003 An account of Edmund's funeral appears in "The Old Whig" Feb. 5 1735/1736

  2. 'This very curious book containing the illustrations to Sturts Prayer Book appears from the writing on the back of the frontispiece to have been presented to the Lady Anne Hyde, daughter of the Earl of Clarendon and the first wife of the Duke of York afterwards James the Second, and from circumstances known to the writer of this note there is ...

  3. Her husband was created Duke of the County of Buckingham and of Normanby on 23 March 1702/03 and Katherine would have been known as the Duchess of those territories. She died on 7 February 1703/04, aged 38, without any further issue from her second marriage, and was buried in Westminster Abbey on 11 February that year.

    • Female
    • February 7, 1704
  4. The third construction, a castellated mansion, was ordered by Lady Catherine Sheffield, Duchess of Buckingham and Normanby, illegitimate daughter of James II of England and Lady Catherine Sedley, Countess of Dorchester. Catherine Sheffield married John Sheffield, 1st Duke of Buckingham and Normanby.

  5. John Sheffield, 1st Duke of Buckingham and Normanby, KG, PC (7 April 1648 – 24 February 1721) was an English poet and Tory politician of the late Stuart period who served as Lord Privy Seal and Lord President of the Council. He was also known by his original title, Lord Mulgrave.

  6. 2 de set. de 2023 · The last effigy known to have been carried at an Abbey funeral is that of Catherine, Duchess of Buckingham who died in 1743. Her son Robert Sheffield, Marquess of Normanby is the only effigy of a child in the collection.