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Vesey, Elizabeth (c. 1715-1791), literary hostess

Barbara Brandon Schnorrenberg

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/28257

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Vesey, Elizabeth (c. 1715-1791), literary hostess, was probably born in Ireland. She was the second daughter of Sir Thomas Vesey, bt, bishop of Ossory (1668-1730), and his wife, Mary (d. 1746), daughter and heir of Denny Muschamp of Horsley, Surrey. The Veseys were an important Anglo-Irish family; Thomas's father, John, ...

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