The bedchamber: Ladies of the Bedchamber

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Office-Holders in Modern Britain: Volume 11 (Revised), Court Officers, 1660-1837. Originally published by University of London, London, 2006.

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Ladies of the Bedchamber 1702–1714

During the reign of Anne, the Queen was served by a varying number of ladies of the bedchamber, appointed by royal warrant, who performed the same duties as lords of the bedchamber did for a male sovereign. Eleven were appointed in 1702; by 1714 the number had fallen to eight. They received lodgings and salaries of £1,000. (fn. 1)

1702 12 May Ormond, Duchess of
1702 12 May Hartington, Marchioness of
1702 12 May Burlington, Countess of
1702 12 May Scarbrough, Countess of
1702 12 May Spencer, Lady
1702 12 May Somerset, Duchess of
1702 12 May Hyde, Lady
1702 12 May Frescheville, Lady
1702 12 May Godolphin, Lady H.
1702 12 May Abingdon, Countess of
1702 12 May Boeverwart, Lady C.
1712 29 Jan. Hyde, Lady K.
1712 Jan. Abingdon, Countess of


  • 1. Bucholz, pp. 118–19; LC 3/5 f. 1. For more on the duties of the Lady of the Bedchamber, see Women of the Bedchamber, below.