Edith VILLIERS

Born1841 London
Died1936 Knebworth, Hitchin, Hertfordshire
FatherEdward Ernest VILLIERS (1806 – 1843)
MotherElizabeth Charlotte LIDDELL (1808 – 1890)
OccupationLady of the bedchamber to their Majesties Queen Victoria and Queen Alexandra.

Biography and Notes

Edith Villiers, by then Lady Lytton, was the author of Lady Lytton's Court Diary, 1895-1899, edited by her granddaughter, Mary Lutyens and published by Rupert Hart-Davis in 1961.

She was already a widow when she received Queen Victoria's invitation to serve her in June 1895. She kept her diary up till 1899 and stayed with The Queen, being at her bedside when she died.

Life Events

1841Born
1843Death of father Edward Ernest VILLIERS
1864Married Edward Robert BULWER GCB, GCSI, CIE, PC 1st Earl of Lytton in Kensington, London
1865Birth of son Edward Rowland John LYTTON
1867Birth of daughter Elizabeth (Betty) Edith LYTTON
1869Birth of daughter Constance Georgina LYTTON
1871Death of son Edward Rowland John LYTTON
1872Birth of son Henry Meredith Edward LYTTON
1874Death of son Henry Meredith Edward LYTTON
1874Birth of daughter Lady Emily LYTTON
1876Birth of son Victor Alexander George Robert LYTTON KG, PC, GCSI, GCIE 2nd Earl of Lytton
1879Birth of son Neville Stephen LYTTON OBE 3rd Earl of Lytton
1890Death of mother Elizabeth Charlotte LIDDELL
1891Death of husband Edward Robert BULWER GCB, GCSI, CIE, PC 1st Earl of Lytton
1923Death of daughter Constance Georgina LYTTON
1936Died

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