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Lady Henrietta Georgiana Marcia Lascelles Chatterton

Chatterton, Lady Henrietta Georgiana Marcia Lascelles née Iremonger, later Dering, 1806—1876

by Benjamin Colbert

Henrietta Iremonger was the daughter of the Reverend Lascelles Iremonger (d. 1830), prebendary of Winchester, and his wife Harriet, née Gambier. In 1824, she married Sir William Abraham Chatterton, baronet (1794-1855). She began her publishing career in 1837 with a novel and her second book, Rambles, proved popular, reaching a second edition. She continued to publish novels, poems, essays, and translations, as well as two more travel books, Home Sketches and Foreign Recollections (3 vols, 1841) and The Pyrenees, with Excursions into Spain (2 vols, 1843). Home Sketches includes an account of her travels in Germany accompanied by her niece, Maria Frances Dickson, whose earlier Souvenirs in Germany (1839) provides another perspective of the tour.


Boase, G. C., and Elizabeth Baigent. 'Chatterton [née Iremonger; other married name Dering], Henrietta Georgiana Marcia Lascelles, Lady Chatterton (1806–1876), author and traveller'. Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. 23 Sept. 2004. Oxford University Press. Web. 17 Dec. 2018. https://doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/5187

Dickson, Maria Frances. Souvenirs of a Summer in Germany. In 1836. London: Henry Colburn. 1837. Print.


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Rambles in the South of Ireland 1839

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