Lady Barbara FitzRoy

Lady Barbara FitzRoy

Born Jul 16, 1672

Lady Barbara FitzRoy was the sixth and youngest child of Barbara Palmer, 1st Duchess of Cleveland, a mistress of Charles II of England. Although Charles publicly acknowledged her as his child, he was probably not the father. She became a Benedictine nun, known as Benedite.… Read More

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1672 Birth Born in 1672.
1677 5 Years Old She and her mother were painted by Thomas Pooley in 1677. … Read More


1691 19 Years Old 1 More Event
In March 1691, eighteen-year-old Barbara gave birth to an illegitimate son of the Earl of Arran, whom she named Charles Hamilton (1691-1754). … Read More


1721 49 Years Old Right after giving birth, she became a nun in the English Priory of St. Nicholas, at Pontoise in Normandy, France, taking the name Sister Benedicta, where she later became prioress in 1721. … Read More


1731 59 Years Old Died in 1731.
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