Elizabeth Cavendish (who later wrote under her married titles, both as Lady Brackley and as Lady Bridgewater) was born into a family of five surviving children.
1 June 1648
This date, which heads the future Countess of Bridgewater's collection of private prayers and meditations (now Egerton MS 607 in the British Library
), may or may not mark the earliest of its contents.
Elizabeth, Countess of Bridgewater, composed a prose prayer for her husband
's twenty-seventh birthday.
14 June 1663
Elizabeth, Countess of Bridgewater, died in bearing a dead son in premature labour, in a "Strange [that is unfamiliar] place," Black Rod's House
. She was visiting her husband
, who had been arrested two days before.
At some time after June 1663
After Lady Bridgewater died, a servant transcribed "True Coppies of certaine Loose Papers left by ye Right Honorable Elizabeth, Countess of Bridgewater. Collected and Transcribed together here since Her Death, anno Dni 1663".