Mary Cowper

Mary Cowper

Mary, Countess Cowper (née Mary Clavering) (1685 – February 5, 1724) was an English courtier and diarist, and the wife of William Cowper, 1st Earl Cowper.

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... In September 1706, William Cowper secretly married the beautiful 20-year-old Mary, daughter of John Clevage, of Chopwell, Durham after his first wife died in 1705 ... and in December he was raised to the peerage as Baron Cowper of Wingham, Kent ... In May 1707 Queen Anne in Council named William Cowper the first Lord High Chancellor of Great Britain and he was later appointed one of the Lords Justices ...

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