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Lucy Walter

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Lucy Walter
Portrait by Peter Lely, c. 1650
Bornc. 1630
Died1658 (aged c. 28)
Other namesLucy Barlow (pseudonym)
Partner(s)Lord Robert Sidney
Charles II of England
Theobald Taaffe, 1st Earl of Carlingford
Sir Henry de Vic
Lord Thomas Howard
ChildrenJames Scott, 1st Duke of Monmouth
Mary Crofts
Parent(s)William Walter
Elizabeth Protheroe

Lucy Walter (c. 1630 – 1658), also known as Lucy Barlow, was the first mistress of Charles II. She is the mother of James Scott, 1st Duke of Monmouth.

Ancestry and early life

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Lucy Walter was born into Welsh gentry as the daughter of William Walter and his wife Elizabeth Prothero. She was born somewhere around 1930 at her family's home in Roch Castle near Haverfordwest in Pembrokeshire, Wales. She had two brothers, Richard and Justus. She did not receive any formal education but learned etiquette.