Angela Georgina Burdett Coutts (1814-1906) was the youngest step-granddaughters of the Duchess of St. Albans, who, following an early career on the stage, married her admirer Thomas Coutts, the banker, in 1815. On his death in 1822 he left her a fortune of ¨600,000. She married secondly in 1827, William, 9th Duke of St. Albans. On succession to the fortune, Miss Burdett assumed the additional surname of Coutts by Royal License and added the Coutts arms to her own.
She used the fortune to amass a large art collection, to entertain on a lavish scale and to fund numerous philanthropic schemes for which she was awarded a peerage by Queen Victoria in 1871. She resisted numerous suitors until her marriage in 1881 to Bartlett who then took the name Burdett-Coutts before that of Bartlett and was granted the arms of Burdett and Coutts to be quartered with his own.
The Baroness had known Bartlett from and early age but was 39 years his senior when they married in 1881. He became M.P. for Westminster from 1885 and gave consderable assistance to his wife in her philantropic activities. Baroness Burdett-Coutts died on 30th December, 1906 and her body lay in state for two days, during which nearly 30,000 people, both rich and poor paid their last respects. She was buried in Westminster Abbey on 5th January 1907