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Abigail Conrad Burgoyne, Duchess of Albany, was the second wife of John Burgoyne, 1st Duke of Albany, the first Viceroy of the Confederation of North America. The then Mrs. Conrad (presumably a widow, though Sobel doesn't say) was a resident of New York when Burgoyne made the city his headquarters in 1778 following the end of the North American Rebellion. Mrs. Conrad had been a known rebel sympathizer during the rebellion, and Sobel states that their marriage "was greeted by loyalist and former rebel alike as a good omen for a new era of friendship between the English speaking peoples." Sobel does not say whether the couple had any children, but references to Burgoyne as the first Duke of Albany in For Want of a Nail . . . suggest that they had at least one son together who inherited the title.

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