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Maria Anna 
Brudenell


Maria Anna 
Brudenell
, became Countess of Shrewsbury on her marriage to the 11th.Earl. She became notorious even among the not too reputable ladies at the court of King Charles II. A number of duels were fought for her favours, but the one that horrified England, and is recorded by Samuel Pepys in his famous diary, was that between the Earl of Shrewsbury and the Duke of Buckingham, The Earl was fatally wounded having been run through the body from right breast to shoulder. Pepys records another story about Anna Maria Brudenell, Countess of Shrewsbury, concerning a certain Harry Killigrew who was set upon in his hackney coach going from Hyde Park to Hammersmith by a gang of ruffians and wounded in nine places. It is alleged that they were hired by Anna Maria in revenge for him boasting of his intimacy with her. It is recorded that the Countess and the Duke of Buckingham actually buried an illegitimate son in Westminster Abbey under the title Earl of Coventry. She eventually retired to a Paris convent only to emerge some years later and annoy her son by marrying secretly, and informing him of the event 6 weeks later.
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    1.
    Maria Anna 
    Brudenell
    2.
    Robert 
    Brudenell
    1607 - 1703
    4.
    Thomas 
    Brudenell
    (
    Tresham
    ) 1573 - 1663
    5.
    Mary 
    Tresham
    (
    Brudenell
    ) + post 1607
       
     

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    1.
    Francis 
    Brudenell
    + 1698

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