Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900/Arundell, Mary

ARUNDELL, MARY (d. 1691), daughter of Sir John Arundell of Lanherne, knight-banneret of Therouenne, and his second wife Catherine, daughter of Sir Thomas Grenville of Stow, was one of the learned ladies of her time, and is included in George Ballard's 'Celebrated British Ladies' (ed. 1775, p. 85). She is chiefly known by her translations from the Latin, especially of the 'Sayings and Doings of the Emperor Severus,' dedicated to her father, and the 'Select Sentences of the Seven Wise Men of Greece' (King's MSS. Brit. Mus. 12 A. iii. and iv.). Some of her MSS. are preserved in the royal collections at Windsor. She married, first, Robert Radcliff, earl of Essex, and, secondly, Henry, seventeenth earl of Arundel. She is buried at the east end of the south aisle of Xewlyn Church, Cornwall, in the vault of the Trerice Arundells; and, according to Davies Gilbert (Parochial History of Cornwall), it was through her that the Trerice estates passed into the hands of their present possessor. Sir Thomas Dyke Acland, Bart.

[King's MSS. Brit. Mus. 12 A. iii. and iv.]

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