Frances Howard-Vyse was born in 1786, the 2nd daughter of Henry Hesketh, of Newtown, Cheshire. In 1810 she married Major General Richard William Howard-Vyse of Stoke Place, Stoke Poges. They had ten children. Frances died 1841 aged 54.
He husband followed in the Howard-Vyse family tradition by serving in the British army but is better known as Colonel Vyse who discovered chambers in the centre of the Great Pyramid, Giza, Egypt. He was abroad for long spells.
Her ten (10) children all survived childhood and many lived a full life throughout the victorian period:
- Colonel George, born 1812, died 1890
- Colonel Richard, born 1813, died 1872
- Augusta, born around 1814 – died 1879
- Frederick, RN, born 1815, died 1867
- Lt. William, born 1817, died 1838
- Revd. Granvelle, born 1818, died 1896
- Sophia, born 1823 – died 1894
- Thomas, born 1824, died 1840
- Major General Edward, born 1826, died 1909
- Capt Francis, born 1828, died 1891