That daughter, of course, was Ada Lovelace.
While I certainly wouldn't credit his eccentricities with the accomplishments of his daughter, I'm glad his wife thought he was crazy enough to push Ada towards the life she lived.
Case in point: She placed her daughter, Allegra (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allegra_Byron), in a convent when she was four, taking her away from her mother. Her letter from the convent of San Giovanni Battista in Bagnacavallo near Ravenna is heartbreaking (you can see the letter at http://shelleysghost.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/letter-from-allegra-t...).
On the second page you can see her handwriting asking "Pappa" to visit her. He never responded to the letter or visited her. She died when she was five at the convent. Percy and Mary Shelly tried to persuade Byron to let the girl to live with them, he wouldn't consent to that either.
"Che Fá il mio Amato Pappá? io sto cosí bene, e tanto contenta che non posso se non ringraziare il sempre Caro mio Pappa che mi procuró un tanto bene da cui imploro la sua Benedizione, la sua Allegrina lo saluta di cuore."
[What is my Dear Papa doing? I am so well, and so happy that I cannot but thank my ever dear Papa who brings me so much happiness and whose blessing I ask for. Your little Allegra sends her loving greetings.]
Breaks my heart every single time I read it! "Amato Pappá" indeed!
"Posterity will ne'er survey
A Nobler grave than this:
Here lie the bones of Castlereagh
Stop, traveller and p* "