Melusina von der Schulenburg, Countess of Walsingham
Petronilla Melusine von der Schulenburg, Countess of Walsingham (1 April 1693 – 16 September 1778) was the natural daughter of King George I of Great Britain and his longtime mistress, Melusine von der Schulenburg, Duchess of Kendal.
In 1722, Melusina was created Baroness Aldborough and Countess of Walsingham as a life peer.
The couple had no children, but it is possible that she may have been the mother, through an intimacy with Charles Calvert, 5th Baron Baltimore, of Benedict Swingate Calvert. Calvert was born in England in around 1730-32, the illegitimate son of Charles Calvert, 5th Baron Baltimore. His mother's identity is not completely clear but some sources suggest that she was Melusina von der Schulenburg.
- Washington, George Sydney Horace Lee, p. 176, "The Royal Stuarts in America" New England Historical and Genealogical Register (July 1950).
- Washington, p.176
- Webpage exploring possible maternity of Benedict Swingate Calvert Retrieved Jan 23 2010
- Discussion at Wargs.com of Benedict Swingate Calvert's ancestry
- Benedict Swingate Calvert at http://theojanssen.ca retrieved Jan 23 2010
- Brief details Melusina von der Schulenburg at worldroots.com Retrieved December 2013
- Melusina von der Schulenburg at thepeerage.com Retrieved December 2013
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