Margaret Charlotte Charpentier

Lived
1770-1826
Origin
Lyons
Father
If Lord Downshire wasn't Charlotte's father, it is certainly likely he was her mother's lover: she went back to France, disreputable, and he remained kind to her children and brought them up to be more respectable than the mother whom he had helped to make unrespectable. (3, p.61)
Mother
Jean Charpentier of Lyons
Address
2 North Castle Street then 39 Castle Street
Chapel connection
1799 (baptism)
Married on
24 December 1797
Spouse
Walter Scott
Children
Charlotte Sophia (1799), Walter, Anne
Connections
Her 'visiting list' included William Tytler's mother, one of Janet Hay's sisters, Elizabeth Liddel, John Cay's wife, David Hume's daughters, Archibald Primrose, Earl of Rosebery's second wife, Anne Alves, and William Forbes's daughters. (4, vol.10 p.41)

Sources

  1. Registers of Charlotte Chapel (NAS CH12/3)
  2. Edinburgh Post Office Directory 1818
  3. John Sutherland, The life of Walter Scott, a critical biography (Oxford: Blackwell, 1995)
  4. H.J.C. Grierson, Letters of Sir Walter Scott (London, Constable and Co. 1932)

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