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Bridget, Duchess of Leeds (1662-1734), Daughter of Sir Thomas and Lady Hyde, later Lady Vyner; wife of 2nd Duke of Leeds

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Bridget, Duchess of Leeds, was born Lady Bridget Bertie. She was the daughter of Sir Thomas Hyde, second baronet, of Aldbury, Hertfordshire, and the step-daughter of Sir Robert Vyner. The marriage was not straightforward, however: she had allegedly previously married her cousin, John Emerton, when she was just twelve, and this match had to be annulled.

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The Family of Sir Robert Vyner

by John Michael Wright
oil on canvas, 1673
NPG 5568