"If you are at Goodwin...I hope you will take a walk up to the Carne Seat, sit down in the little room and think of that you took with Lady Emily Lennox..."
-Emily Duchess of Leinster to her husband
her parents weren't thrilled with their daughter's crush on a guy in his twenties, despite the fact that he was a rich peer. James was Irish, and unlike many aristos of the Emerald Isle, actually enjoyed living there. The Lennoxes saw him as a guy from the wrong side of the tracks. Did this bad boy bring out the saucy side of Emily? Who knows; but what we do know is that after James proposed to fifteen-year-old Emily she gave in to her, shall we say, carnal desires. After church, on Christmas day, Emily and James took advantage of his empty summerhouse to give in to their feelings for each other.
"I don't believe, if I was to lie at Whitehall, I could ever sleep, for thinking that in that house it was that I first took possession of that which for about fifteen years I have enjoyed."The two were madly in love and many children followed. Perhaps Emily wouldn't be the teenage role model your mother would pick out for you but then again it would seem as if her actions didn't mislead her.