Anne van Keppel, Countess of Albemarle
Anne van Keppel (24 June 1703 – 20 October 1789) born Lady Anne Lennox, was a British court official and noble, the daughter of the 1st Duke of Richmond and Anne Brudenell. Her father Charles was an illegitimate child of King Charles II, thus making her the granddaughter of the Merry Monarch.
The Countess of Albermarle
Lady Anne Lennox
24 June 1703
|Died||20 October 1789(aged 86)|
(m. 1722; died 1754)
|Children||George Keppel, 3rd Earl of Albemarle|
Augustus Keppel, 1st Viscount Keppel
Hon. William Keppel
Hon. Frederick Keppel
Lady Caroline Adair
Elizabeth Russell, Marchioness of Tavistock
|Parent(s)||Charles Lennox, 1st Duke of Richmond|
|Relatives||Charles II of England (paternal grandfather)|
Marriage and childrenEdit
- George Keppel, 3rd Earl of Albemarle (1724–1772)
- Augustus Keppel, 1st Viscount Keppel (1725–1786)
- Lt.-Gen. Hon. William Keppel (1727–1782)
- Rt. Rev. Hon. Frederick Keppel (1728–1777)
- Lady Caroline Keppel (1734–?), who married Robert Adair
- Lady Elizabeth Keppel (1739–1768), who married Francis Russell, Marquess of Tavistock.
The Countess was 'one of 21 ladies of quality and distinction' who signed a petition in 1735 calling for the establishment of the Foundling Hospital in London, UK. The petition was presented to King George II by philanthropist Thomas Coram and although it was initially rejected, it was instrumental in gaining further support for the children's home which was granted a Royal Charter in 1739.
|Ancestors of Anne van Keppel, Countess of Albemarle|
- G.E. Cokayne; with Vicary Gibbs, H.A. Doubleday, Geoffrey H. White, Duncan Warrand and Lord Howard de Walden, editors, The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, new ed., 13 volumes in 14 (1910-1959; reprint in 6 volumes, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 2000), volume I, page 94.
- Fund, Art. "The Foundling Museum: Putting women back in the picture". Art Fund. Retrieved 17 November 2018.
- "Campaigning for children | Coram". www.coram.org.uk. Retrieved 17 November 2018.