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Flora Mure-Campbell, Marchioness of Hastings and 6th Countess of Loudoun (1780 – 8 January 1840) was a British peer, the second daughter of James Mure-Campbell, 5th Earl of Loudoun and Lady Flora Macleod.

She married Francis Rawdon-Hastings, 2nd Earl of Moira, later the Governor-General of India, Governor of Malta and Marquess of Hastings, on 12 July 1804 and with him had six children:

Around 1807 she commissioned the building of Loudoun Castle in Ayrshire, to designs by Archibald Elliot.[2]

Her husband died on 28 November 1826 aboard HMS Revenge off Naples,[3] and, following his directions, his right hand was cut off to be buried with his wife when she died. This wish was complied with, and it now rests clasped with hers in the family vault at Loudoun Kirk.[3]

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Notes

  1. ^ Beevor, Page 60
  2. ^ Historic Environment Scotland. "LOUDOUN CASTLE (Category A Listed Building) (LB12536)". Retrieved 27 December 2018.
  3. ^ a b Beevor, Page 59

Sources

  • Beevor, R. J. (1931). Hastings of Hastings. Colchester: Printed for private circulation. OCLC 315929830.
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