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Caroline Louisa Cavendish-Bentinck (née Burnaby; 5 December 1832 – 6 July 1918) was the maternal grandmother of Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother and the great-grandmother of Elizabeth II.[1]

Louisa Cavendish-Bentinck
Caroline Louisa Burnaby

5 December 1832
Died(1918-07-06)6 July 1918
(aged 85)
Known forGreat-grandmother of Elizabeth II
Spouse(s)Charles Cavendish-Bentinck
Harry Warren Scott
Ann Violet
Parent(s)Edwyn Burnaby, of Baggrave Hall
Anne Caroline Salisbury

She was born in Leicester, the daughter of Edwyn Burnaby of Baggrave Hall and his wife Anne Caroline Salisbury.[2] She was baptised on 5 December 1832 at Hungarton, Leicestershire.[3] She was a sister of Edwyn Burnaby and a first cousin of Frederick Gustavus Burnaby.


She married the Reverend Charles Cavendish-Bentinck, as his second wife, on 13 December 1859.[4] Together they had three children:

After her first husband's death in 1865, she married Harry 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.[5] Baroness Louisa Scott died aged 85, twice widowed, on 6 July 1918 at Dawlish, Devon.[6]


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  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. ^ The Times Tuesday, 27 August 1889; no. 32788, p. 1, col. A
  6. ^ The Times Tuesday, 9 July 1918; no. 41837, p. 1, col. A