Martha Wilmot


1775-1873 [sister of above]; diarist; b. Cork, went to Russia with wealthy family friend; became companion of Princess Dashkaw, a director of the Acad. of Arts and Sciences, St. Petersburg; ed. a monthly magazine and wrote plays; shipwrecked off Finland coast when forced to flee in 1808 war between England and Russia; publ. Memoirs of Princess Daschkaw (1840), the Princess having died; and after quarrels with her dg.; the work consists in memoirs of the life of the aristocracy, notably Count Orloff, et al.; m. Rev. William Bradford, rector of Storrington, Sussex and chaplain to Marquis of Londonderry’s embassy in Vienna; returned to Dublin at his death, 1857; d. Taney Hill House. DIB

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