Chaumont, Marie-Thérèse Jogues Le Ray de (c. 1732-1819)

Wife of Jacques-Donatien Le Ray de Chaumont.

Known for her wit. Franklin was fond of her, and she often hosted William Temple Franklin at the family’s Loire château.

Daughter of an Orléans merchant. Married (1749); several children, including Jacques- Donatien, fils, Elise, Marie-Françoise, Sophie, and Thérèse-Elisabeth.