Winifred Maxwell, Countess of Nithsdale
Standard Name: Nithsdale, Winifred Maxwell,,, Countess of
Birth Name: Winifred Herbert
Styled: Lady Nithsdale
Titled: Countess of Nithsdale
Styled: Lady Winifred Herbert
Self-constructed Name: The Countess of Nithsdale
During the early eighteenth century, wrote family letters about business and relationships. She is remembered for the letter to her sister which tells, with a historian's narrative flair and command of detail, how when her husband (a Jacobite) was condemned to death for treason, she planned and carried through the daring coup of smuggling him out of prison.
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