Catharine Sedley

Name
Catharine Sedley (Countess of Dorchester, and Countess of Portmore.)
Birth and death
1657 - 1717
Occupations
Related place
Author
Alistair Grant

Catharine Sedley, suo jure Countess of Dorchester, and Countess of Portmore (1657-1717) Royal mistress. The Duke of Norfolk's widow sold Portmore in 1688 to the Duke of York, who later became King James II. The (Catholic) James gave it to his (Protestant) mistress Catherine Sedley, the Countess of Dorchester. After she died, her body was transferred from Bath to the Portmore vault in the old church at Weybridge.

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