Somerville, Maria-Harriet (Lady) (Born Conyngham)

Grave position details

Zone V
Row 9
Position 11
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General description

Lady Maria was the daughter of General Sir Henry Conyngham, 1st Marquis Conyngham, and Elizabeth Denison. Noblewoman and aristocrat, she married Sir William Meredyth Somerville, fifth baronet and member of Parliament of Drogheda from 1837 to 1852, who was later elevated to the peerage of Ireland as Baron Athlumney. The wedding took place on December 22, 1832 in Hamilton Place, London. She had two children, a son who predeceased her and a daughter.

His parents, Henry and Elizabeth, were regularly at court in the 1820s, from the accession to the throne of George the fourth until his death in 1830. Henry Conyngham had been created Viscount Slane in 1816 in the peerage of Ireland, through the influence of his wife, who in 1820 became the future king’s final mistress. Artist Thomas Lawrence painted a portrait of Lady Maria in 1823. This portrait was paid for by the King George the fourth and cost £ 210 at the time.

Personal information

Lady Maria Harriet Somerville (Born Conyngham) was born in Not defined, on 01/01/1810. Worked as aristocrat and died on 03/12/1843. Burial by this cemetery dates back to non definito. 

More details

Notes about this person:

Married Sir William Meredyth Somerville. Possibly repatriated later.

The complete guide to find a grave

All the graves of the Non-Catholic Cemetery can be located through the position details that can be read within each single buried person’s page or gravestone’s page itself.

Exact position can be located by 4 simple fields: The Area (Zona), The quarter (Riquadro), The Row (Fila) and The Position (Posizione).


The Areas (Zona)

The Non-Catholic cemetery of Rome is composed by 5 large areas. All areas are bounded by walkable paths, so they are very easy to locate.

ATTENTION: We gently remind to all visitors that the Antica(A) area is a flat and grassy garden, and the graves are scattered in a very informal fashion. Furthermore we suggest you to exclusively refer to the walk’s map and also to the photo of the gravestone to locate the exact position.


The quarter* (Riquadro) *valid only for the Terza Zona (3)

The quarter is strictly related to the Terza Zona of the cemetery.

This area is divided into 4 quadrants numbered as shown in this map.

Only the graves in the Terza Zona will have the quarter indicated in the position information.

The field that represent the quarter will be empty/not visible in each other grave except the graves in the Terza Zona.

Please note that to identify any tomb it is always possible to refer to the walk’s map and to the photo of the grave.





The Row (Fila) 

The graves in the cemetery are mostly laid out in ordered rows.

Only the Zona Antica(A) and the tombs along the walls, for example ossuaries, are an exception.

In order to count the row number it is necessary to recognize the lower part of the cemetery as a reference. The Non-Catholic cemetery in fact extends over a slight slope (except for the Zona Antica which is flat but does not have rows).

The first row will always be the one at the lowest level compared to the others.

Once the first row is identified it will be easy to count all the others rows.



The Position (Posizione)

It is used to locate the grave within the reference row.

The position can be identified by counting the graves from left to right.

The count must be made always starting from the left end of the area where the tomb is located.