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Duchess of Cumberland is the principal courtesy title held by the wife of the Duke of Cumberland. So far only one woman has been Duchess of Cumberland alone but another has been Duchess of Cumberland & Strathearn and three more have been Duchess of Cumberland & Teviotdale. The latter title has been vacant since the dukedom's suspension in 1919.

Countesses of Cumberland (England, 1525-1643)

Subsidiary title: Baroness de Clifford.

Countess Image Earl Tenure
Margaret Talbot 1st Unknown-1516
Margaret Percy Unknown-1540
Eleanor Brandon 2nd 1542-1547
Anne Dacre c.1558-1570
Margaret Russell 3rd 1577-1605
Grishold Hughes 4th 1605-Unknown
Frances Cecil 5th 1641-1643

Duchesses of Cumberland (England, 1689–1702)

Subsidiary titles: Countess of Kendal, Baroness Okingham.

Duchess Portrait Birth Marriage(s) Death
Anne of England
House of Stuart
Anne Stuart 6 February 1665
St James's Palace, Westminster

daughter of James, Duke of York and Anne Hyde[1]
28 July 1683
Prince George of Denmark
5 children[2]
1 August 1714
aged 49[3]

Duchesses of Cumberland & Strathearn (Great Britain, 1766–1790)

Subsidiary titles: Countess of Dublin

Duchess Portrait Birth Marriage(s) Death
Anne Horton
Luttrell family
Anne Luttrell 24 January 1743
Marylebone, London

daughter of Simon Luttrell and Judith Lawes.
2 October 1771
Prince Henry Frederick
No children[4]
28 December 1808
aged 49

Duchesses of Cumberland & Teviotdale (Great Britain, 1799–1919)

Other titles: Queen of Hanover, Countess of Armagh

Duchess Portrait Birth Marriage(s) Death
Frederica of Mecklenburg-Strelitz
House of Mecklenburg-Strelitz
Frederica 3 March 1778

daughter of Grand Duke Charles II and Princess Friederike of Hesse-Darmstadt
29 August 1815
The Prince Ernest Augustus
1 child[5]
29 June 1841
aged 63[5]
Marie of Saxe-Altenburg
House of Saxe-Altenburg
Marie 14 April 1818
Hildburghausen, Saxe-Hildburghausen

daughter of Duke Joseph and Duchess Amelia of Württemberg
18 February 1843
George, Crown Prince of Hanover
3 children
9 January 1907
aged 88
Princess Thyra of Denmark
House of Glücksburg
Thyra 29 September 1853
Yellow Mansion, Copenhagen

daughter of King Christian IX and Louise of Hesse-Kassel[6]
21 December 1878
Prince Ernest Augustus
6 children
14 November 1923
aged 78


  1. ^ Curtis, pp. 12–17; Gregg, p. 4
  2. ^ Curtis, p. 30; Green, p. 27; Gregg, p. 17
  3. ^ Gregg, pp. 392–394; Somerset, p. 528
  4. ^ Sheppard, F H W. "Pall Mall, South Side, Past Buildings: Nos 85-87 (consec.) Pall Mall, Cumberland House Pages 364-367 Survey of London: Volumes 29 and 30, St James Westminster, Part 1. Originally published by London County Council, London, 1960". British History Online. Retrieved 13 July 2020.
  5. ^ a b Willis, Daniel A., The Descendants of King George I of Great Britain, Clearfield Company, 2002, p. 73. ISBN 0-8063-5172-1
  6. ^ Montgomery-Massingberd, Hugh (1977). Burke's Royal Families of the World. Vol. 1. London: Burke's Peerage. ISBN 0-220-66222-3.. pp. 69–70.