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Susanne Hutchinson
Lady Coote

Daughter of Charles Hutchinson, who was governor of St. Helena from 1746 to 1764. On July 8, 1763, she married the distinguished soldier, later to become MP, Sir Eyre Coote.

Life with Boswell

Boswell and Dr Johnson met Lady Coote, as she then were, at Fort George near Inverness during their tour of Scotland in August 1773. Boswell later wrote of her that "though not a beauty, one of the most agreeable women I ever saw, with an uncommonly mild and sweet tone in her conversation."1