Victoria Carbery

CARBERY, Lady Victoria Cecil Evans-Freke (née Cecil). b. 6 November 1843; d. 22 February 1932. She was the daughter of Brownlow Cecil, second Marquess of Exeter, who christened her after the young Queen. In 1866 she married (his second marriage) William Charles Evans-Freke (d. 1894), eighth Baron Carbery. She was designated Baroness Carbery in 1889. Before that date, as ‘V. Evans-Freke’, she had (probably through the Earl of Harrowby) become friendly with Edward Harland*. She produced The Song of Praise, or Psalm and Hymn Tunes, collected and arranged by V. Evans-Freke, for a Church Psalter and Hymnal, edited by Edward Harland (1875). This was the prelude to a notable career in the Church...

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