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Amelina Petit de Billier

on Wednesday, 23 September 2015. Posted in Other

Amelina Petit de Billier was born in Paris in 1798. In 1820, she moved from France to England to join the Feilding family as their governess at Lacock Abbey.

The Feilding family consisted of Charles Feilding, his wife Lady Elisabeth (previously Talbot, nee Fox-Strangways), their two daughters Caroline and Horatia, and Lady Elisabeth's son William Henry Fox Talbot. Amelina was a similar age to William and not much older than the two girls, so she seemed to live as part of the family even though she was originally engaged to be their governess. She enjoyed her life with the Feildings very much, remaining close to the family and actually was buried in the same plot as William Henry Fox Talbot.

Amelina Petit de Billier

Grace Mildmay

on Wednesday, 23 September 2015. Posted in Other

Grace Mildmay (Grace Sharington) was the sister of Olive Sharington. The sisters had been daughters and coheirs of Sir Henry Sharington, the second owner of Lacock Abbey. Grace does not appear much in the Lacock archive because she was involved in other estates, but she was an important part of Olive’s life.

Grace Mildmay