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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

23 November 1832
Died(1918-07-06)6 July 1918
(aged 85)
Dawlish, Devon, England
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 at Baggrave Hall, near Hungarton, Leicestershire on the 23rd November 1832[2], the daughter of Edwyn Burnaby of Baggrave Hall and his wife Anne Caroline Salisbury.[3] She was baptised on 5 December 1832 at Hungarton, Leicestershire.[4] She was a sister of Edwyn Burnaby, a first cousin of Frederick Gustavus Burnaby, and an aunt of Algernon Burnaby.


Louisa Burnaby married the Reverend Charles Cavendish-Bentinck, as his second wife, on 13 December 1859.[5] 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.[5] He died on 23 August 1889 at Forbes House, Ham, Surrey.[6] Louisa, Lady Scott, died aged 85, twice widowed, on 6 July 1918 at Dawlish, Devon.[7]


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  2. ^ "Leicester Chronicle". Leicester Chronicle. 1 December 1832.
  3. ^ The Times Tuesday, 9 July 1918; no. 41837, p. col. A
  4. ^ Parish register
  5. ^ a b Almanach de Gotha (1922) (Justus Perthes, Gotha); Almanach de Gotha (1904) (Justus Perthes, Gotha)
  6. ^ The Times Tuesday, 27 August 1889; no. 32788, p. 1, col. A
  7. ^ The Times Tuesday, 9 July 1918; no. 41837, p. 1, col. A