Melfort, Marie de Berenger, duchesse douairière de (b. 1728)

Dowager Duchess of Melfort.

Daughter of François de Berenger of St. Paul-Trois-Châteaux. Married James Drummond, third duc de Melfort and comte de Lussan (1755). (His family, which was Scottish, had gone into exile with James II; James had created the dukedom, and Louis XIV had confirmed it.) The Melforts had six children, four of whom were born prior to the marriage.