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Bath Abbey-Frowde memorial

 

As the memorial says, Frowde was a Royalist cavalry colonel, who managed to marry three times.  There may be a family connection with the first wife, Elenor Lowther, as my Great-great-great-grandfather, Richard Wilson, born 1734, married Mary Lowther, born 1746.  The Lowther's were an extensive and quite a significant Cumberland family, some being Earls of Lonsdale.  Quite how Richard, the second youngest of seven children married into the Lowthers is a bit of a mystery!

Bath Abbey-Frowde memorial

 

As the memorial says, Frowde was a Royalist cavalry colonel, who managed to marry three times.  There may be a family connection with the first wife, Elenor Lowther, as my Great-great-great-grandfather, Richard Wilson, born 1734, married Mary Lowther, born 1746.  The Lowther's were an extensive and quite a significant Cumberland family, some being Earls of Lonsdale.  Quite how Richard, the second youngest of seven children married into the Lowthers is a bit of a mystery!

comments (9)

  • Chris
  • England
  • 29 Jan 2020, 06:45
Just look at him Tom, a proud Royalist, if ever I saw one..


I would probably have been on the other side..
Tom Wilson: He certainly was! I'd probably have been with you, Chris.
  • Chad
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 29 Jan 2020, 08:57
That would be interesting to find out Tom.
Tom Wilson: Lost in the mists of time, I think, Chad - although I do know that it is through Mary Lowther that I can trace the family line back to William the Conqueror smile
Perhaps he has a way with the ladies Tom
Tom Wilson: Pretty evident, I think, Bill - presumably they were all lost through childbirth.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 29 Jan 2020, 10:00
Shucks, it is more risky to be married to Frowde, than to ride in the cavalry.

Maybe ole Richard was a swashbuckling pirate and he swept Mary off her feet.
Tom Wilson: Marriage to anyone was a risky business for a woman in those days, Louis.
this way of writing is from a certain past period, i assume, Tom
Tom Wilson: Indeed, 17th century English, when "the" was "ye" and when the long "s" was still used, looking rather like "f", so you see - "allfoe", which is "also".
Are you on Ancestry.com? I have traces my family back to the 1500'a and 1600's, all in France.
Tom Wilson: Yes, I'm on Ancestry - I get the Wilson's back to the 1600s - always in Cumberland, but on my great-great-great-grandmother's side it gets into the nobility and goes back to William the Conqueror. smile
We have some memorials quite similar in style to this in our parish church although they are not quite as old.
Tom Wilson: There are lots of them in the Abbey.
How fascinating Tom! smile
Tom Wilson: The memorials in the Abbey are almost always interesting from some point of view or another.
  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
  • 30 Jan 2020, 16:08
an incredible piece of history for you

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