Mary Devonshire
Duchess of Devonshire
Mary Devonshire
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    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 1988
    Age 92
    Died on December 24, 1988.
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  • 1957
    Age 61
    Adams was tried in 1957 for her murder but acquitted.
    More Details Hide Details Home office pathologist Francis Camps, however, linked Adams to 163 suspicious deaths in total.
  • FIFTIES
  • 1950
    Age 54
    On 26 November 1950, her husband Edward Cavendish, the 10th Duke of Devonshire had a heart attack and died while being attended by John Bodkin Adams, the suspected serial killer.
    More Details Hide Details In the process of transferring his assets to his son, the death of the Duke fell 10 weeks prior to a required 5-year period, and his estate was subjected to taxes of 80%. 13 days before his death, Edith Alice Morrell, another patient of Adams, had also died.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1917
    Age 21
    She was married on 21 April 1917 to Edward Cavendish, Lord Hartington, who succeeded his father as 10th Duke of Devonshire in 1938, whereupon Mary became Duchess of Devonshire.
    More Details Hide Details She was Mistress of the Robes to Elizabeth II from 1953 to 1967 and Chancellor of the University of Exeter from 1955 to 1972. She was awarded Hon. LLD (Exon) in 1956.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1895
    Born
    Born on July 25, 1895.
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