Friday, 29 September 2017

Mesdames Tantes' Ladies

The daughters of Louis XV were numerous and each had their own households. As is rather obvious Madame Adélaide was the favourite daughter of Louis XV - consequently, the ladies appointed to her service were numerous.

Adélaide-Élisabeth d'Hallencourt de Dromesnil, Marquise de Belzunce
1763-70: Companion to Madame Adélaide
Married to Louis-Antonin, Marquis de Belzunce


Catherine-Madeleine Pécoil de La Villedieu, Duchesse de Brissac
1745-52: Companion to Madame Henriette and Adélaide
1752-70: Companion to Madame Adélaide

Married Charles-Timoléon-Louis de Brissac, Duc de Brissac
Her marriage caused some raised eyebrows since Catherine-Madeleine was not an aristocrat; she was a very wealthy heiress to a merchant from Rouen. The Duc de Saint-Simon was quick to remark that the Ducs of Brissac had never been too proud to marry beneath them.


Charlotte Alexandrine Sublet d'Hallencourt de Dromesnil, Comtesse de Belzunce
1746-52: Companion to the Madame Henriette and Adélaide
1752-63: Companion to Madame Adélaide
1770-1774: Same as before

Married to Antonin-Armand de Belzunce, Comte de Belzunce


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Charlotte Alexandrine

Charlotte Rosalie de Romanet, Duchesse de Choiseul-Beaupré
1751-52: Companion to Madame Henriette and Adélaide
1752-53: Companion to Madame Adélaide

Married at Bellevue to François-Martial de Choiseul - is believed to have been a mistress to Louis XV for a short while.
She was presented at court a fortnight after her marriage but she died just two years later.

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Duchesse de Choiseul-Beaupré

Élisabeth-Louise de Boullongne, Marquise d'Hôpital
1739-55: Companion to the eldest Mesdames
1752-67: Companion to Madame Adélaide

Married to Paul-François de Galluccio de l'Hôpital, who served as ambassador to Naples. Her daughter, the Marquise de Lostanges, also served Madame Adélaide.


Louise-Diane-Françoise de Clermont-Gallerande, Duchesse de Brancas
1746-50: Companion to Madame Henriette and Madame Adélaide

Married to (I) Georges-Jacques de Clermont, Marquis de Clermont-Saint-Aignan, (II) Louis de Brancas, Duc de Brancas (his title was Duc de Villars at the time of their marriage). She was later transferred to the household of Dauphine Marie-Josèphe
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Duchesse de Brancas

Louise-Marie-Emmanuelle de Tourzel d'Alègre, Marquise de Maillebois
1751-52: Companion to Mesdames
1752-56: Companion to Madame Adélaide

Married to Jean-Baptiste-François Desmarets, Marquis de Maillebois.
She became a Grandee of Spain through her husband in 1745


Marie-Françoise de Pardaillain de Gondrin, Marquise de Civrac
1747-52: Companion to the eldest Mesdames
1752-55: Companion to Madame Adélaide
1755-64: Dame d'atours to Madame Adélaide

Marie-Françoise de Talleyrand, Comtesse de Périgord
Companion to the younger Mesdames

Marie-Francoise-Catherine de Beauvau-Craon, Marquise de Boufflers
1750-60: Companion to the younger Mesdames

Marie-Henriette de Polastron, Comtesse d'Andlau
1739-46: Companion to the Mesdames Henriette and Adelaide

In 1746 she was exiled to Auxerre which would end her court career

Marie Henriette de Polastron, Comtesse d'Andlau, in the household of Mesdames and exiled for showing the princesses a smutty book
Comtesse d'Andlau

Marie-Louise-Angelique de Talaru de Chalmazel, Marquise de Castries
1746-52: Companion to the eldest Mesdames
1752-83: Companion to Madame Adélaide

Wife of Armand François de La Croix de Castries

Marie-Magdeleine-Charlotte de Béon de Massés de Cazaux, Comtesse de Béon
1782-89: Companion to Madame Adélaide

Married to François-Fréderic de Béon. She was formally presented to the king in 1780.

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Comtesse de Béon


Marie-Suzanne-Françoise de Creil, Duchesse de Beauvilliers
1744-50: Companion to the eldest Mesdames
1750-52: Dame d'honneur to the eldest Mesdames
1752-80: Dame d'honneur to Madame Adélaide

Married to Paul-François de Beauvilliers


Marie-Thérèse-Josèphe-Corinthe de Névet, Comtesse de Coigny
1750-55: Companion to the younger Mesdames
1775-76: Companion to Madame Victoire

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