Elizabeth Chudleigh, born 1720.
By the early 1750s
she was the on-off mistress of the unmarried
Evelyn Pierrepont, 2nd Duke of Kingston-upon-Hull
In 1763 Hervey had an affair with Kitty Hunter and had issue.
In 1768 Hervey asked Elizabeth for a divorce. To avoid scandal she wanted to declare that the marriage had never taken place, which declaration she got from court 1769.
She mar 2ndly, in 1769, to her lover, the 2nd Duke of Kingston-upon-Hull.
Pierrepont died 1773, age 62 yrs, leaving her all his property. They had been together for decades, but Pierrepont's relatives still thought she had no right to it. To try to secure his property for themselves, they reopened the case of her marriage.
They got Elizabeth prosecuted for bigamy by the House of Lords 1776, even though her husband was now dead.
Convicted of bigamy 1776. She fled to the Continent.
She died Paris, 1788, age 68 yrs.
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