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Cecil, Diana

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Title: Countess of Elgin

Notes: Diana, daughter of William, Lord Burghly. Pennant describes her tomb of in a mausoleum erected in her honour at Maulden church, Bedfordshire, by her husband Thomas Bruce, Earl of Elgin: 'On it is a sarcophagus ... out of which rises a miserable figure of the countess in her shroud: on whom the country people, by a very apt similitude, have bestowed the title of The lady in the punch-bowl'. The journey from Chester to London (1782), p. 382.

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