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Henrietta Georgiana Marcia Lascelles Chatterton, Lady Chatterton (née Iremonger; other married name Dering] (1806–1876), British traveller and author.
Lady Chatterton was the only child of the Rev. Lascelles Iremonger, prebendary of Winchester Cathedral, who died on 6 January 1830, by his second marriage, on 26 October 1799, with Harriett, youngest sister of Admiral Lord Gambier. She was born at 24 Arlington Street, Piccadilly, London, on 11 November 1806. On 3 August 1824 she married Sir William Abraham Chatterton of Castle Mahon, County Cork, bart.
In 1837 appeared anonymously her first book, Aunt Dorothy's Tales, in two volumes, followed two years afterwards by Rambles in the South of Ireland, which was so successful that the first edition was exhausted in a few weeks. After this she wrote many tales, novels, poems, and accounts of travels. Cardinal Newman praised the refinement of thought in her later works of fiction.
The Irish famine, 1845–51, deprived her husband of his rents. They retired to a small residence at Bloxworth in Dorset, where they lived until 1852. They then removed to Rolls Park, Essex, and Sir William Chatterton died there on 5 August 1855. On 1 June 1859 the widow married Mr. Edward Heneage Dering (b 1827), youngest son of John Dering, rector of Pluckley, Kent, and prebendary of St Paul's Cathedral, who had retired from the army in 1851. Within six years after their marriage Mr. Dering entered the Roman Catholic Church. She herself long wavered, but after a correspondence with Dr. Ullathorne, bishop of Birmingham, respecting doctrinal points, she was received into the Roman church in August 1875.
She died at Malvern Wells on 6 February 1876.
- Aunt Dorothy's Tales anonymous, 1837
- Rambles in the South of Ireland 1839, ²1839
- A Good Match, The Heiress of Drosberg, and The Cathedral Chorister 1840; another edition, 1868
- Home Sketches and Foreign Recollections 1841
- The Pyrenees, with Excursions into Spain 1843
- Allanston, or the Infidel 1843
- Lost Happiness, or the Effects of a Lie a tale, 1845
- Reflections on the History of the Kings of Judah 1848
- Extracts from Jean Paul F. Richter 1851
- Compensation anonymous, 1856
- Life and its Realities 1857
- The Reigning Beauty 1858
- Memorials of Admiral Lord Gambier 1861
- Selections from the Works of Plato 1862
- The Heiress and her Lovers 1863
- Leonore, a Tale, and other Poems 1864
- Quagmire ahead privately printed, 1864
- Grey's Court edited by Lady Chatterton, 1865
- Oswald of Deira a drama, 1867
- A Plea for Happiness and Hope privately printed, 1867
- Country Coteries 1868
- The Oak original tales and sketches by Sir J. Bowring, Lady Chatterton, and others, 1869
- Lady May a pastoral poem, 1869
- The Lost Bride 1872
- Won at last 1874
- Extracts from Aristotle's Work privately printed, 1875
- Misgiving privately printed, 1875
- Convictions privately printed, 1875
- The Consolation of the Devout Soul by J. Frassinetti, translated by Lady Chatterton, 1876