Winifred Maxwell, Countess of Nithsdale entry: Overview screen.
Lady Winifred Herbert (later Nithsdale) was born, the last of a family of six children, all girls except one.
Before 16 April 1718
At the urging of her sister the prioress
, WMCN wrote out her story of rescuing her husband
("the full relation of what you desired"). She provided no date, but an adapted copy (polished, less vivid) was made at Rome
on this day.
WMCN died in Rome
after five years of widowhood.
Winifred Nithsdale's famous letter reached print at Durham
a century after the events it relates, as Genuine Account of the Escape of Lord Nithsdale: printed from the original letter