Marguerite Gardiner, Countess of Blessington
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Marguerite Gardiner, Countess of Blessington (1 September 1789 - 4 June 1849) was an Irish novelist. Marguerite had left him some time before, moving to Hampshire where she met the Irish earl Charles John Gardiner, 1st Earl of Blessington, a widower with four children (two legitimate), seven years her senior. They married at St Mary's, Bryanston Square, Marylebone on 16 February 1818 (only four months after her first husband's death).Born Margaret Power near Clonmel in County Tipperary, Ireland, she was a daughter of Edmund Power, a small landowner. Her childhood was made unhappy by her father's character and poverty, and her early womanhood wretched by her compulsory marriage at the age of fifteen to a Captain Maurice St. Leger Farmer, an English officer whose drunken habits finally brought him as a debtor to the King's Bench Prison, where he died in October 1817.
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- 14 Apr 2011
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