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{{subst:Quick infobox|Lady Maria Theresa, Lewis|1803|1865|}} Lady Maria Theresa, Lewis (born 1803 died 1865), biographer, was only daughter of George Villiers, third son of Thomas Villiers, first earl of Clarendon, by his wife, Theresa Parker, daughter of the first Lord Boringdon. George Frederick William Villiers, fourth earl of Clarendon, the well-known statesman, was her brother, and she was granted the precedence of an earl's daughter February 1839. She was born on 8 March 1803, and married for the first time, on 6 November 1830, Thomas Henry Lister, who died in 1842. On 26 October 1844 she married her second husband, Sir George Cornewall Lewis, bart. Lady Theresa had a taste for literature. She was descended in the female line from Edward Hyde, the great earl of Clarendon, whose life was written by her first husband, and in 1852 she published in three volumes 'The Lives of the Friends and Contemporaries of Lord Chancellor Clarendon;' the book gives biographies of most of the people whose portraits were to be found in the Clarendon gallery at The Grove, Watford, which had descended successively to her father and brother; the lives of Lord Falkland, Lord Capel, and the Marquis of Hertford occupy the greater part of the volumes. Miss Mary Berry was so well impressed with the undertaking that she bequeathed her papers to Sir Thomas Frankland Lewis, Lady Theresa's father-in-law, with the proviso that in the event of his death they were to go to Lady Theresa. Accordingly, in 1865 was published in three volumes 'Extracts of the Journals and Correspondence of Miss Berry from the year 1783 to 1852', edited by Lady Theresa Lewis. The work is judiciously done. Lady Lewis also edited a novel by the Hon. Emily Eden, and dramatised two fairy tales for juvenile performers. She survived her husband two years, and died 9 November 1865, at the principal's lodgings, Brasenose College, Oxford. [DNB 1][DNB 2][1]

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  1.   This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain

    E. L.

    (1893). "Lewis, Maria Theresa (DNB00)". In Lee, Sidney. Dictionary of National Biography 33. London: Smith, Elder & Co. p. 0.
     

DNB referencesEdit

These references are found in the DNB article referred to above.

  1. Annual Register, 1865, pages 325, 327
  2. Gentlemen's Magazine 1865 part ii. page 802.

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