Genealogy Sketch for Elizabeth Catherine Hunter “Miss Hunter”

Happy Valentines Day to all. This is always a favorite holiday of mine, and since I just received a beautiful note from a high school friend with a photo of myself which brings back a lot of memories of those years at Charleston High School in my hometown of Charleston, Kanawha County, West Virginia.


Remembering my past on Valentines Day, I thought this would be the perfect day to share a Genealogy Sketch of Kitty Hunter.

Catherine 'Kitty' Hunter, Lady Clarke by Nathaniel Hone the elder, RA (Dublin 1718 ¿ London 1784)

ELIZABETH CATHERINE HUNTER was born 1743, descendant of Edward III. Her father was stationed at Rotterdam in 1746 and she grew up Waverley Abbey House, Surrey (after 1747). Her father was Thomas Orby Hunter, Mp.

Miss Kitty Hunter’s portrait above hangs at Ickworth House and dated in 1780 (age 37).

If I am ever in England I plan on visiting The Riding School, Wilton House in the North Forecourt of Wilton House which is now a visitors centre.

She had an affair 1762 with the married Henry Herbert, 10th Earl of Pembroke [born 1734, descendant of Edward III].

She had another affair 1763 with the married (but separated) Augustus Hervey, later the 3rd Earl of Bristol [born 1724, descendant of Henry VII].

She finally married 12 Feb 1770 to Capt. Alured Clarke [later Field Marshal Sir Alured Clarke, born 1744], no issue. She died 1795.

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