Louisa McDonnell, Countess of Antrim

Louisa McDonnell, Countess of Antrim

Louisa Jane McDonnell, "née" Grey VA (15 February 1855, St. James's Palace–2 April 1949), was the daughter of Hon. Charles Grey (a son of the 2nd Earl Grey and Private Secretary to Prince Albert) and his wife, Caroline Eliza "née" Farquhar.

On 1 June 1875, Louisa married the 6th Earl of Antrim (thus becoming the Countess of Antrim) in the Chapel Royal at St. James's and they later had three children:

*Lady Sybil Mary McDonnell (26 March 1876–16 April 1959), married Vivian Smith, 1st Baron Bicester
*Randal Mark Kerr McDonnell, Viscount Dunluce (10 December 1878–15 June 1932)
*Hon. Angus McDonnell (7 June 1881–22 April 1966)

In 1890, the countess became a Lady of the Bedchamber to Queen Victoria until the latter's death in 1901 and was continued as such under Queen Alexandra until Edward VII's death in 1910. The Countess of Antrim died in 1949, aged 94.


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • McDonnell (surname) — Not to be confused with MacDonell. MacDonnell, Macdonnell, or McDonnell is a surname of Scottish and Irish origin. It is an anglicized form of the Gaelic name Mac Domhnall , which means son of Donald. Contents: Top · 0–9 A B C D E F G H I J… …   Wikipedia

  • Angus McDonnell — CB CMG (7 June 1881 22 April 1966) was Conservative Party Member of Parliament (MP) for Dartford between 1924 and 1929 and Honorary Attaché to Washington between 1941 and 1945. He was the younger son of William Randal McDonnell, 6th Earl of… …   Wikipedia

  • Lady of the Bedchamber — This is an incomplete list of those who have served as Lady of the Bedchamber in the British Royal Household. See also Ladies in Waiting , Women of the Bedchamber and Mistress of the Robes .Ladies of the Bedchamber to Elizabeth I, 1558 1603*1558… …   Wikipedia

  • Royal Order of Victoria and Albert — Tommaso Saulini: Alexandra, Princess of Wales Royal Order of Victoria and Albert, Verleihung im Jahr 1863 Der Royal Order of Victoria and Albert ist ein Teil des britischen Ehrensystems und Königlicher Familienorden von Großbritannien, der am 10 …   Deutsch Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”