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Frances Howard-Vyse

Memorial StGiles StokePoges Poges Frances Howard-Vyse Vyse 1841

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.

Said to be Frances Howard-Vyse of Stoke Place Stoke Poges –
sketch based on a watercolour by Henry Edridge of about 1805,
before her marriage when, known as Frances Hesketh.

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.

The front of the family home of Stoke Place, Stoke Green, Stoke Poges, early C21

Her ten (10) children all survived childhood and many lived a full life throughout the victorian period:

Extensive grounds of Stoke Place, landscaped by Lancelot Capability Brown.
drawing by John Gendall in Ackerman Repository 1824
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