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Jewels and costume of Annabell, Countess of Mar

31 July 2023

Clothes and jewellery in a will of Annabell Murray, Countess of Mar A will of Annabell Murray, Countess of Mar (died 1603), dated 16 November 1602 is held by the National Library...

Toothache and the Death of Jean Savage Paulet, Marchioness of Worcester

25 November 2022

Jane Savage Paulet, Marchioness of Winchester, by Gilbert Jackson Mary, Countess of Westmorland, wrote to her daughter, Grace, Countess of Home, on 22 April 1631 with news of the...

Copying a recipe book of physic in 1633

22 October 2022

Mary Sutton Dudley, Countess of Home, wrote to her daughter, Margaret, Lady Doune, with advice about the sickness of her child Francis. She mentioned that her man Abram, probably her...

Rebecca Graham makes a band, 1603

12 September 2022

Rebecca Graham worked making textiles in Edinburgh, weaving fringes and passementerie. She made a band or sash for Elizabeth Stewart in 1603, the younger sister of Margaret Stewart,...