Grace Sackville 1723-1763

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Grace SACKVILLE or BOYLE, Countess of Middlesex 1723-1763

Sackville's bookplate (British Museum Franks Collection 3412)

Biographical Note

Daughter of Richard Boyle, 2nd Viscount Shannon. In 1740 she inherited from him the family seat of Ashley Park, Surrey and in 1744 she married Charles Sackville, Earl of Middlesex and later 2nd Duke of Dorset. She was mistress of the robes to the Princess of Wales from 1747 and was an artist, to whom some surviving paintings are attributed.


Before her marriage, she used an engraved armorial bookplate (on a lozenge, displaying her father's arms - Franks 3412). The extent of her library is not known.


  • Grace Sackville, Wikipedia.
  • Gambier Howe, E. R. J. Franks bequest: catalogue of British and American book plates bequeathed to the ... British Museum. London, 1903-4.