Augusta Leigh

Daughter of Lord Byron
Born Jan 26, 1783

Augusta Maria Byron, later Augusta Maria Leigh, styled "The Honourable" from birth, was the only daughter of John "Mad Jack" Byron, the poet Lord Byron's father, by his first wife, Amelia Osborne (Baroness Conyers in her own right and the divorced wife of Francis, Marquis of Carmarthen, who was later to become 5th Duke of Leeds).… Read More

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  • Oh Lord! What A Scoundrel The Independent
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  • To Sext, Or Not To Sext American Thinker
    Google News - Jun 17, 2011
  • What's On Today
    NYTimes - Jan 28, 2010
  • Oh, Lord
    NYTimes - Jun 14, 2009


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1783 Birth Born in 1783.


1804 21 Years Old Augusta's half-brother, George Lord Byron, didn't meet her until he went to Harrow School and even then only very rarely. From 1804 onwards, however, she wrote to him regularly and became his confidante especially in his quarrels with his mother. … Read More


1814 31 Years Old 1 More Event
There is some evidence to support the incest accusation. Augusta Leigh's third daughter, born in spring of 1814, was christened Elizabeth Medora Leigh. … Read More
1822 39 Years Old Neither Medora nor her mother met Byron's daughter by Claire Clairmont, Allegra Byron, who died at age five in 1822 in an Italian convent. … Read More


1829 46 Years Old There was personal unhappiness too, when Henry Trevanion, husband of one daughter Georgiana left her in 1829 - 30 (after four years of marriage) for her younger sister Elizabeth Medora (allegedly fathered by Lord Byron). … Read More


1833 50 Years Old By 1833 Henry and Medora were living in Brittany, at the Breton Carhaix.
1834 51 Years Old Medora became a Catholic and declared her intention of entering a convent. However, she got pregnant again by Henry. The Abbess was tolerant and found Medora lodgings outside the convent, where a living child was born on 19 May 1834; she was baptised Marie Violette Trevanion on 21 May 1834. … Read More
1838 55 Years Old In 1838, Henry Trevanion and Medora Leigh finally parted permanently. … Read More


1846 63 Years Old Medora travelled in poverty and eventually met Monsieur Jean-Louis Taillefer whom she married in Aveyron, France on 23 August 1846. … Read More
1849 66 Years Old Medora died on 28 August 1849 at Lapeyre, Aveyron, southern France, and is believed to be buried there. … Read More
1851 68 Years Old Died in 1851.
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