Louisa Cavendish-Bentinck

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Louisa Cavendish-Bentinck
Caroline Louisa Burnaby

Baptised5 December 1832
Died6 July 1918(1918-07-06) (aged 85)
Dawlish, Devon, England
Known forGreat-grandmother of Elizabeth II

Caroline Louisa Cavendish-Bentinck (née Burnaby; baptised 5 December 1832 – 6 July 1918) was the maternal grandmother of Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother and the great-grandmother of Elizabeth II.

Early life

Caroline Louisa Burnaby was born at Baggrave Hall, near Hungarton, Leicestershire on 23 November 1832.[1] She was a daughter of Edwyn Burnaby of Baggrave Hall and his wife, the former Anne Caroline Salisbury.[2] She was baptised on 5 December 1832 at Hungarton, Leicestershire.[3] She was a sister of Edwyn Burnaby, a first cousin of Frederick Gustavus Burnaby, and an aunt of Algernon Burnaby.

Marriages and issue

Louisa Burnaby married the Rev. Charles Cavendish-Bentinck, as his second wife, on 13 December 1859.[4] Rev. Cavendish-Bentinck was the elder son of Lieutenant Colonel Lord Charles Bentinck and Anne Wellesley, formerly Lady Abdy.[5] His paternal grandparents were William Cavendish-Bentinck, 3rd Duke of Portland, Prime Minister of Great Britain, and Dorothy Cavendish, a daughter of William Cavendish, 4th Duke of Devonshire. Together Louisa and Charles were the parents of three children:

After her first husband's death in 1865, she married Henry Warren Scott, the son of Sir William Scott, 6th Baronet, of Ancrum, on 30 September 1870.[4] He died on 23 August 1889 at Forbes House, Ham, Surrey,[7] and was buried in St Andrew's Church, Ham.[8]

Louisa Scott, died aged 85, twice widowed, on 6 July 1918 at Dawlish, Devon.[9]


Through her eldest daughter Cecilia, the Countess of Strathmore and Kinghorne, she was a grandmother of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother and thus the great-grandmother of Queen Elizabeth II.[10]



  1. ^ "Leicester Chronicle". 1 December 1832.
  2. ^ The Times Tuesday, 9 July 1918; no. 41837, p. col. A
  3. ^ Parish register
  4. ^ a b Almanach de Gotha (1922) (Justus Perthes, Gotha); Almanach de Gotha (1904) (Justus Perthes, Gotha)
  5. ^ "Anne Wellesley". Archived from the original on February 11, 2007.
  6. ^ Major, Joanne; Murden, Sarah (2016). A Right Royal Scandal: Two Marriages That Changed History. Pen and Sword. ISBN 978-1-4738-6342-2. Retrieved 20 December 2019.
  7. ^ "THE LATE MR HARRY SCOTT OF BALGAY". Dundee Courier. 26 August 1889. Retrieved 13 July 2021 – via British Library Newspapers.
  8. ^ "Deaths". Times. 27 August 1889. p. 1. Retrieved 13 July 2021 – via The Times Digital Archive.
  9. ^ The Times Tuesday, 9 July 1918; no. 41837, p. 1, col. A
  10. ^ Botha, Rudolf; Knight, Chris (2009). The Cradle of Language. OUP Oxford. p. 170. ISBN 978-0-19-156767-4. Retrieved 20 December 2019.