Died in childbirth

1477 Trial and Execution of Ankarette Twynyho

1817 Death of Princess Charlotte

Died in childbirth is in Childbirth.

Around 1130 Beatrix Vesci -1130 died in childbirth.

On 04 Oct 1160 Constance of Castile 1140-1160 (20) died in childbirth.

On 28 Aug 1231 Eleanor of Portugal Queen Consort Denmark 1211-1231 (20) died in childbirth.

On 19 Jun 1282 Eleanor Montfort Princess of Wales 1252-1282 (30) died in childbirth.

On 09 Apr 1283 Margaret "Maid of Norway" I Queen Scotland 1283-1290 was born to Eric II King Norway 1268-1299 (15) and Margaret Dunkeld Queen Consort Norway 1261-1283 (22) at Tønsberg. She a great granddaughter of Henry III King England 1207-1272. Margaret Dunkeld Queen Consort Norway 1261-1283 (22) died in childbirth. She was buried at Tønsberg.

On 02 Mar 1316 King Robert II of Scotland 1316-1390 was born to Walter Stewart 6th High Steward 1296-1327 (20) and Marjory Bruce 1296-1316 (20) at Paisley Abbey. He a great x 3 grandson of John "Lackland" King England 1166-1216. His mother Marjory Bruce 1296-1316 (20) died in childbirth.

On 05 May 1316 Isabel Bohun 1316- was born to Humphrey Bohun 4th Earl Hereford 3rd Earl Essex 1276-1322 (40) and Princess Elizabeth of Rhuddlan Countess Essex Hereford and Holland 1282-1316 (33). She a granddaughter of Edward "Longshanks" I King England 1239-1307. His mother Princess Elizabeth of Rhuddlan Countess Essex Hereford and Holland 1282-1316 (33) died in childbirth. She was buried at Walden Abbey.

In 1372 Isabelle Valois 1348-1372 (24) died in childbirth.

On 04 Jun 1394 Philippa Lancaster Queen Consort Denmark 1394-1430 was born to Henry IV King England 1367-1413 (27) and Mary Bohun 1368-1394 (26) at Peterborough Castle. His mother (26) died in childbirth. She was buried at Church of the Annunciation of our Lady of the Newark.

On 16 Aug 1400 Joan Plantagenet Baroness Strange Blackmere Baroness Talbot 1384-1400 (16) died in childbirth.

On 22 May 1409 Blanche Lancaster Elector Palatinate 1392-1409 (17) died in childbirth at Haguenau.

On 13 Sep 1409 Isabella Valois Queen Consort England 1389-1409 (19) died in childbirth.

On 07 Jul 1448 Marie Bourbon Duchess Anjou 1428-1448 (20) died in childbirth.

On 14 Jan 1476 Anne St Leger Baroness Ros Helmsley 1476-1526 was born to Thomas St Leger 1440-1483 (36) and Anne York Duchess Exeter 1439-1476 (36). She a great x 3 granddaughter of King Edward III England. Her mother (36) died in childbirth. She was buried at St Leger Chantry St George's Chapel Windsor Castle.

Trial and Execution of Ankarette Twynyho

On 22 Dec 1476 Isabel Neville Duchess Clarence 1451-1476 (25) died in childbirth. She was buried in Tewkesbury Abbey. George York 1st Duke Clarence 1449-1478 (27) believed she had been murdered by Ankarette Twynyho -1477. Her son Edward "Last Plantagenet" York 17th Earl Warwick 1475-1499 (1) succeeded 17th Earl Warwick 1C 1088. See Trial and Execution of Ankarette Twynyho.

In 1488 Giovanna degli Albizzi 1468-1488 (19) died in childbirth.

In 1488 Domenico Ghirlandaio Painter 1448-1494. Portrait of Giovanna degli Albizzi 1468-1488 commissioned around the time of her death by her husband Lorenzo Tornabuoni 1465-1497. The figure is wearing precious clothes including a gamurra vest. On the right, behind her, are a hanging coral necklace (perhaps a rosary), a partly closed prayer book, and a Latin inscription, taken from an epigram by the 1st century AD poet Martial. She also holds a handkerchief. The figure of Giovanna is idealized in appearance and proportion which was the tradition of the time.<BR>Many aspects of this portrait hold symbolic significance in emphasizing her wealth, status, and piety. Giovanna's fine clothing indicates her status and the wealth of her family.<BR>The Tornabuoni emblem is present on her clothes, as well as two "Ls" on her shoulder, referring to her husband, Lorenzo.<BR>In addition to the clothes, the presence of pearls and brooches also emphasizes the family's wealth.<BR>The pendant featured in the portrait shows a small diamond set in gold above a large ruby with three pearls hanging beneath it. This was a signature ornament found in depictions of Giovanna and came from Lodovica's dowry.<BR>The coral beads seen in the background are likely a rosary, signifying Giovanna's religious piety.<BR>The book seen behind Giovanna, possibly a prayer book, also refers to her piety and educated status.<BR>A significant aspect of the background in this portrait is the cartellino behind Giovanna. The inscription is a modified excerpt of a poem by the author Martial: "ARS VTINAM MORES ANIMVM QVU EFFINGERE POSSES PVCHRIOR IN TERRIS NVLLA TABELLA FORET MCCCCLXXXVIII". This translates to "Art, would that you could represent character and mind! There would be no more beautiful painting on earth 1488".<BR><p class="inline-paragraph">

On 30 Nov 1497 Anne Sforza 1476-1497 (21) died in childbirth.

In 1498 Isabella Trastámara Queen Consort Portugal 1470-1498 (28) died in childbirth.

In 1512 Anna Wood aka Wode -1512 died in childbirth whilst visiting her sister Elizabeth at Blickling. She was buried in St Andrew's Church Blickling

In 1546 Elizabeth Parker -1546 died in childbirth.

On 22 Jul 1552 Anthony Browne 1552-1592 was born to Anthony Browne 1st Viscount Montague 1528-1592 (23) and Jane Radclyffe -1552 at Cowdray House. His mother died in childbirth. His mother died in childbirth although Henry Machen's diary reports her death in 1553.

Around 1590 Unknown Painter. Portrait of Anthony Browne 1552-1592.<BR><p class="inline-paragraph">In 1559 Hans Eworth Painter 1520-1574. Portrait of Anthony Browne 1st Viscount Montague 1528-1592 wearing a Garter Collar and St George Pendant.<BR><p class="inline-paragraph">

Before 04 Oct 1558 Elizabeth Blanke 1528-1558 died in childbirth.

Before 24 Apr 1560 Anne Smyth 1520-1560 died in childbirth apparently giving birth to her seventeenth child.

On 22 May 1560 Joanne Daborn 1523-1560 (37) died in childbirth.
After 22 May 1560 she was buried at St Leonard Eastcheap Church where the inscription read:
"Here under this stone lieth Joane wife of William Allyn (45) citizen and alderman, who died in childbed of her 9th child the 22. of May 1560." (MS. Lansd. 874, f. 10b.)
Sir William Allen (for he was afterwards knighted) was the son of William Allen, citizen and poulterer of London; was sheriff 1562–3, lord mayor 1571–2. "He was at first free of the Leathersellers, afterwards a Mercer. And dwelled when he was sheriff in Bow-lane; when he was maior, in Tower-strete. But buried at St. Botulphes without Bishopsgate, in which parish he was borne."
Arms, Per fess sable and argent, a pale engrailed counterchanged, and three talbots passant of the second, collared gules.

Before 29 Mar 1563 Katherine Copley -1563 died in childbirth. She was buried on 29 Mar 1563.

Around 21 Feb 1575 Claude of Lorraine 1575-1576 was born to Charles "The Great" Lorraine III Duke Lorraine 1543-1608 (32) and Claude Valois Angoulême Duchess Lorraine 1547-1575 (27). She died a year later. Her mother (27) died in childbirth. She had given birth to nine children during the course of her sixteen year marriage; she was married aged twelve.

Before 1572. François Clouet Painter 1510-1572 or studio of. Portrait of Charles "The Great" Lorraine III Duke Lorraine 1543-1608.<BR><p class="inline-paragraph">Before 21 Feb 1575. François Clouet Painter 1510-1572. Portrait of Claude Valois Angoulême Duchess Lorraine 1547-1575.<BR><p class="inline-paragraph">

On 13 Feb 1587 Dorothea Hedwig of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel 1587-1609 was born to Henry Julius Duke of Brunswick-Lüneburg 1564-1613 (22) and Dorothea of Saxony 1563-1587 (23). Her mother (23) died in childbirth.

On 19 May 1591 Elizabeth Manners 15th Baroness Ros Helmsley 1575-1591 (16) died in childbirth at Tower Street All Hallows Barking. Her son William Cecil 16th Baron Ros Helmsley 1590-1618 (1) succeeded 16th Baron Ros Helmsley.

On 25 Jun 1601 Peregrine Bertie 13th Baron Willoughby de Eresby 1555-1601 (45) died at Berwick on Tweed. His son Robert Bertie 1582 1642 (18) succeeded 14th Baron Willoughby de Eresby. He was buried at St James' Church Spilsby.
On 15 Feb 1610 Catherine Bertie 1595-1610 (15) died in childbirth. She was buried at St James' Church Spilsby.
Monument Elizabethan Recumbent. Tall Sideboard Tomb with reclining hooded figure of Lady Katherine, daughter of Peregrine, with Chrisom Child in the crib at her feet. Above a standing figure of Peregrine Bertie 13th Baron Willoughby de Eresby 1555-1601 (45) in a niche, with strapwork embellishments, all supported on composite columns with a dentilated cornice.

Around 1597 Robert "The Elder" Peake Painter 1551-1619. Portrait of Peregrine Bertie 13th Baron Willoughby de Eresby 1555-1601.<BR><p class="inline-paragraph">Before 27 Jun 1641 Unknown Painter. Portrait of Robert Bertie 1582 1642.<BR><p class="inline-paragraph">

On 16 Oct 1609 Dorothea Hedwig of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel 1587-1609 (22) died in childbirth.

In Jul 1616 George Livingston 3rd Earl Linlithgow 1616-1690 was born to Alexander Livingston 2nd Earl Linlithgow -1648 and Elizabeth Gordon 1596-1616 (20). Elizabeth Gordon 1596-1616 (20) died in childbirth.

In 1625 Catherine Carey Countess Home 1609-1625 (16) died in childbirth.

On 20 Mar 1627 Anne Chichester -1627 died in childbirth. She was buried in the Church of St Peter and St Paul Exton. In north aisle, a very classical monument for its date, black and white marble table tomb with shrouded effigy. The Chichester Crest being a Heron with an Eel in its mouth.

On 19 Sep 1628 Anne Leighton -1628 died in childbirth.

In 1631 Jane Savage Marchioness Winchester -1631 died in childbirth. Her epitaph was written by John Milton Poet 1608-1674 (22) ...
An Epitaph on the Marchioness of Winchester
This rich Marble doth enterr
The honour'd Wife of Winchester (33),
A Viscount's (45) daughter, an Earls (66) heir,
Besides what her vertues fair
Added to her noble birth,
More then she could own from Earth.
Summers three times eight save one
She had told, alas too soon,
After so short time of breath,
To house with darknes, and with death.
Yet had the number of her days
Bin as compleat as was her praise,
Nature and fate had had no strife
In giving limit to her life.
Her high birth, and her graces sweet,
Quickly found a lover meet;
The Virgin quire for her request
The God that sits at marriage feast;
He at their invoking came
But with a scarce-wel-lighted flame;
And in his Garland as he stood,
Ye might discern a Cipress bud.
Once had the early Matrons run
To greet her of a lovely son,
And now with second hope she goes, [ 25 ]
And calls Lucina to her throws;
But whether by mischance or blame
Atropos for Lucina came;
And with remorsles cruelty,
Spoil'd at once both fruit and tree:
The haples Babe before his birth
Had burial, yet not laid in earth,
And the languisht Mothers Womb
Was not long a living Tomb.
So have I seen som tender slip
Sav'd with care from Winters nip,
The pride of her carnation train,
Pluck't up by som unheedy swain,
Who onely thought to crop the flowr
New shot up from vernall showr;
But the fair blossom hangs the head
Side-ways as on a dying bed,
And those Pearls of dew she wears,
Prove to be presaging tears
Which the sad morn had let fall
On her hast'ning funerall.
Gentle Lady may thy grave
Peace and quiet ever have;
After this thy travail sore
Sweet rest sease thee evermore,
That to give the world encrease,
Shortned hast thy own lives lease,
Here besides the sorrowing
That thy noble House doth bring,
Here be tears of perfect moan
Weept for thee in Helicon,
And som Flowers, and som Bays,
For thy Hears to strew the ways,
Sent thee from the banks of Came,
Devoted to thy vertuous name;
Whilst thou bright Saint high sit'st in glory,
Next her much like to thee in story,
That fair Syrian Shepherdess,
Who after yeers of barrennes
The highly favour'd Joseph bore
To him that serv'd for her before,
And at her next birth much like thee,
Through pangs fled to felicity,
Far within the boosom bright
Of blazing Majesty and Light,
There with thee, new welcom Saint,
Like fortunes may her soul acquaint,
With thee there clad in radiant sheen,
No Marchioness, but now a Queen.

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In 1632 Gilbert Jackson Painter 1595-1648. Portrait of Jane Savage Marchioness Winchester -1631.<BR><p class="inline-paragraph">

In 1631 Arabella Holles -1631 died in childbirth.

On 13 Sep 1631 Elizabeth Southwell 1583-1631 (48) died in childbirth.

On or before 23 Oct 1634 Anne Banks -1634 died in childbirth. She was buried on 23 Oct 1634.

In 1636 Lady Katherine Bertie -1636 died in childbirth. Memorial in the Church of St Michael Oxnead. Bust carved by Nicholas Stone Sculptor 1587-1647 (49). Paston and Bertie.

On 13 May 1646 Maria Habsburg Spain Archduchess Austria 1646- was born to Ferdinand King Bohemia III Holy Roman Emperor 1608-1657 (37) and Maria Anna of Spain Holy Roman Empress 1606-1646 (39). Maria Anna of Spain Holy Roman Empress 1606-1646 (39) died in childbirth.

1630. Diego Velázquez Painter 1599-1660. Portrait of Maria Anna of Spain Holy Roman Empress 1606-1646.<BR><p class="inline-paragraph">

On 05 Nov 1648 Mary Digby Countess Donegal 1612-1648 (36) died in childbirth. She was buried at All Saints Church Eggesford.

On 09 Oct 1650 Frances Altham Countess Carbery 1621-1650 (29) died in childbirth.

Around 1650 Mary Beale aka Cradock Painter 1633-1699 (attributed). Portrait of Frances Altham Countess Carbery 1621-1650 Probably painted posthumously..<BR><p class="inline-paragraph">

Before 1651 Jane Evelyn -1651 died in childbirth.

On 22 May 1653 unamed child was born to Charles Paulet 1st Duke Bolton 1630-1699 (23) and Christian Freschville 1633-1653 (19). She died in childbirth. The child died seven days later on 29 May 1653. Both were buried at the Church of St John the Baptist Staveley. Monument erected by her husband Charles Paulet 1st Duke Bolton 1630-1699 (23) the future Duke Bolton. Reclining figure with Chrisom Child.
Armorials...
Top Middle Paulet differenced with a label argent three points impaled Freschville.
Top Left: His Arms, in sixths 1 Paulet 2 Possibly Seymour although wings should be Or 3 Unknown Arms 4 Unknown Arms 5 Unknown Arms 6 St John with a label argent three points to reflect his status as son of the current owner of the Arms.
Top Right: Her Arms, in sixths 1 Freschville 2 Unknown Arms 3 Unknown Arms 4 Unknown Arms 5 Unknown Arms 6 Harrington.

Before 1667 Mary Darnall -1666 died in childbirth.

Around 11 Jan 1668 Elizabeth Cranfield -1668 died in childbirth.

On 15 Jul 1672 Lady Diana Bruce -1672 died in childbirth. The child, named Robert, died the same day.

On 09 Sep 1678 Margaret Blagge Maid of Honour 1652-1678 (26) died in childbirth at Whitehall Palace. She was buried at St Breage's Church Breage.

In 1673. Unknown Painter, possibly Matthew Dixon. Portrait of Margaret Blagge Maid of Honour 1652-1678.<BR><p class="inline-paragraph">

On 30 Sep 1678 Mary Rich 1638-1678 (40) died in childbirth.

On 23 Mar 1684 Essex Rich 2nd Countess Nottingham 1652-1684 (32) died in childbirth.

Around 1675 Peter Lely Painter 1618-1680. Portrait of Essex Rich 2nd Countess Nottingham 1652-1684.<BR><p class="inline-paragraph">Before 07 Dec 1680 Peter Lely Painter 1618-1680. Portrait of Essex Rich 2nd Countess Nottingham 1652-1684.<BR><p class="inline-paragraph">

In Jan 1690 Anne Savile Countess Carbery 1663-1690 (27) died in childbirth. She was buried at St Andrew Holborn.

On 30 Jan 1692 Isabella van Nassau 1668-1692 (24) died in childbirth.

On 07 Mar 1693 Isabella Carr -1693 died in childbirth.

On 04 Nov 1699 Elizabeth Greville Baroness Guildford -1699 died in childbirth.

On 23 Dec 1705 Louise Dorothea Hohenzollern 1680-1705 (25) died in childbirth.

On 13 Sep 1709 Rachel Noel 2nd Duchess Beaufort 1687-1709 (22) died in childbirth.

In 1710 Mary Melville -1710 died in childbirth.

On 20 Nov 1713 Elizabeth Harley 1689-1713 (24) died in childbirth.

On 15 Jan 1716 Louisa Lennox Countess Berkeley 1694-1716 (21) died in childbirth.

On 30 Jul 1722 Theodosia Hyde 1695-1722 (26) died in childbirth. Her son Edward Bligh 2nd Earl Darnley 1715-1747 (7) succeeded 11th Baron Clifton.

On 27 Nov 1722 Anne Seymour Duchess Leeds 1709-1722 (13) died in childbirth (probably) at the age of thirteen.

On 14 Aug 1724 Anne Cochrane Duchess Hamilton Duchess Brandon 1706-1724 (18) died in childbirth.

On 22 Jun 1725 Susan Murray 1699-1725 (26) died in childbirth.

On 16 Aug 1731 Emilia Plunkett -1714 died in childbirth.

On 17 Aug 1734 Elizabeth Shirley 1704-1734 (30) died in childbirth following the premature birth of her daughter Elizabeth as a result of the shock caused by a violent flash of lightning.

In 1743 Mary Montagu 1718-1743 (25) died in childbirth, or soon after childbirth.

On 04 Feb 1743 Anne Bayne -1743 died in childbirth.

1739. Allan Ramsay Painter 1713-1784. Portrait of his first wife Anne Bayne -1743.<BR><p class="inline-paragraph">

On 19 Jan 1745 Anne Obrien 1724-1745 (21) died in childbirth. She was buried at St Canice's Cathedral, Kilkenny, County Kilkenny.

In Jul 1759 Frances Hanbury Williams Countess Essex -1759 died in childbirth.

On 28 Mar 1766 Diana Beauclerk 1746-1766 (20) died in childbirth. The child was stillborn.

In 1786 Margaret Gordon 1762-1786 (24) died in childbirth.

In Sep 1786 Jemima Elizabeth Ashburnham -1786 died in childbirth.

On 22 May 1788 Anne Elizabeth Cholmley Baroness Mulgrave 1769-1788 (18) died in childbirth.

On 09 Sep 1789 Maria Archer 1768-1789 (21) died in childbirth at Corby Castle Corby. Monument in Holy Trinity Church Wetheral sculpted by Joseph Nollekens Sculptor 1737-1823 (52) costing £1500. He regarded it as his finest work; entitled Faith. When Nollekens realized that his work was destined for so remote a part of the Kingdom it is said that he burst into tears as he felt so few people would see it. This work is represented on the Nollekens Monument in Paddington Parish Church by William Behnes Sculptor 1795-1864. On seeing the sculpture Wordsworth wrote "XXXIX Monument Of Mrs Howard - By Nollekens - In Wetheral Church, Near Corby, On The Banks Of The Eden".

In 1810 Henry St John Mildmay 5th Baronet 1810-1902 was born to Henry St John Mildmay 4th Baronet 1787-1848 (22) and Charlotte Bouverie -1810. His mother died in childbirth.

Around 1840 Francis Grant Painter 1803-1878. Portrait of Henry St John Mildmay 5th Baronet 1810-1902.<BR><p class="inline-paragraph">

On 09 Sep 1812 Sophia Pitt Baroness Romney -1812 died in childbirth at The Mote Maidstone.

Death of Princess Charlotte

On 06 Nov 1817 Princess Charlotte Augusta Hanover 1796-1817 (21) died in childbirth at Claremont House Esher. She buried at St George's Chapel Windsor Castle.

In 1818 Elizabeth Grey 1800-1818 (18) died in childbirth.

In 1827 Frances Bathurst Baroness Feversham Downton -1827 died in childbirth.

On 15 Oct 1828 Lucretia Georgiana ffolkes -1828 died in childbirth at Bombay eleven days after having given birth to a posthumous son who only lived at few hours.

In Oct 1829 Arabella Hamlyn-Williams -1829 died in childbirth.

On 09 Sep 1833 Adeliza Maria Howard -1833 died in childbirth. Monument in Holy Trinity Church Wetheral sculpted by Richard Westmacott 1775-1856 (58).

On 10 Aug 1844 Wilhelm Hesse Kassel 1844-1844 was born to Friedrich Wilhelm Hesse Kassel 1820-1884 (23) and Alexandra Nikolaevna Holstein Gottorp Romanov 1825-1844 (19). He a great x 3 grandson of King George II of Great Britain and Ireland 1683-1760. He died the same day. His mother Alexandra Nikolaevna Holstein Gottorp Romanov 1825-1844 (19) died in childbirth.

On 05 Sep 1846 Augusta Margaret Fitzclarence 1822-1846 (24) died in childbirth.

In 1852 Flora Elizabeth Campbell -1852 died in childbirth. Buried at St Andrew's Church Wimpole.
On 16 Jul 1861 Henry Eliot Yorke 1838-1861 (23) died in India.

On 27 Jan 1862 Florence Louisa Miles 1840-1862 (22) died in childbirth.

In Dec 1866 Fanny Waugh 1833-1866 (33) died in childbirth. She was buried at the English Cemetery next to Elizabeth Barrett Browning in a tomb sculpted by her husband William Holman Hunt Painter 1827-1910 (39).

1866. William Holman Hunt Painter 1827-1910. Portrait of his wife Fanny Waugh 1833-1866.<BR><p class="inline-paragraph">

On 04 Dec 1866 Evelina de Rothschild 1839-1866 (27) died in childbirth after giving birth to their first child, a stillborn son.

On 14 Sep 1867 Adelbert Salusbury Cockayne Cust 5th Baron Brownlow 1867-1927 was born to Henry Cockayne Cust 1819-1884 (47) and Sara Jane Cookson -1867. His mother Sara Jane Cookson -1867 died in childbirth.

In 1881 Florence Chaplin -1881 was born to Henry Chaplin 1st Viscount Chaplin 1840-1923 (40) and Florence Sutherland Leveson-Gower 1855–1881 (26). Florence Sutherland Leveson-Gower 1855–1881 (26) died in childbirth.

On 12 Oct 1905 Isabel Innes-Kerr 1879-1905 (26) died in childbirth.

Elizabeth Culpepper 1541- died in childbirth.