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Caroline Napier (Bennett)

Birthdate:
Death: Died in Italy
Place of Burial: English Cemetry, Florence
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Charles Lennox, 3rd Duke of Richmond and Mary Bennett
Wife of Captain Henry Edward Napier RN
Mother of Augusta Sarah Williams-Freeman; Charles George Napier; Arthur Lennox Napier; Vice-Admiral Richard Henry Henry Napier; Cecilia Napier and 3 others

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About Caroline Napier

Caroline Bennet was a natural daughter of Charles Lennox, 3rd Duke of Richmond; she was first cousin to her husband Henry Edward Napier (1789–1853), since Napier's mother was Lady Sarah Lennox, sister of the Duke.

Her tombstone in Florence reads: CAROLINE NAPIER/ WIFE OF/ CAPTAIN/ HENRY EDWARD NAPIER, R.N./ BORN/ 9TH AUGUST 1806/ DIED/ 5TH SEPTEMBER 1836/ IF I HAD THOUGHT THOU COULDST HAVE DIED/ I MIGHT NOT WEEP FOR THEE/ BUT I FORGOT WHEN BY THY SIDE/ THAT THOU COULDST MORTAL BE/ IT NEVER THROUGH MY MIND HAD PAST/ THAT TIME WOULD E'ER BE OER/ AND I ON THEE SHOULD LOOK MY LAST/ AND THOU SHOULDST SMILE NO MORE/ AND STILL UPON THAT FACE I LOOK/ AND THINK TWILL SMILE AGAIN/ AND STILL THE THOUGHT I CANNOT BROOK/ THAT I MUST LOOK IN VAIN/ BUT WHEN I SPEAK THOU DOST NOT SAY/ WHAT THOU NEER LEFTST UNSAID/ AND NOW I FEEL AS WELL I MAY/ SWEET CAROLINE THOU'RT DEAD/ IF THOU WOULDST STAY EEN AS THOU ART/ ALL COLD AND ALL SERENE/ I STILL MIGHT PRESS THY SILENT HEART/ AND WHERE THY SMILES HAVE BEEN/ WHERE EER THY CHILL BLEAK CORSE I HAD/ THOU DIDST STILL SEEM MY OWN/ BUT HERE I LAID THEE IN THY GRAVE/ AND I AM NOW ALONE/ I DO NOT THINK WHERE ER THOU ART/ THOU HAST FORGOTTEN ME/ AND I PERHAPS MAY SOOTHE THIS HEART/ ON THINKING TOO OF THEE/ YET THERE WAS ROUND THEE SUCH A DAWN/ OF LIGHT NEER SEEN BEFORE/ AS FANCY NEVER COULD HAVE DRAWN/ AND NEVER CAN RESTORE. (Source: http://www.florin.ms/epitaphs.html) --------------------

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Caroline Napier's Timeline

1806
August 9, 1806
1823
November 17, 1823
Age 17
1825
June 8, 1825
Age 18
1826
November 30, 1826
Age 20
Villa Capponi, Florence, Italy 4pm
1829
July 20, 1829
Age 22
Villa Capponi, Florence, Italy 8pm
1831
April 30, 1831
Age 24
1832
October 6, 1832
Age 26
5pm
1833
December 24, 1833
Age 27
Florence
1836
March 11, 1836
Age 29
Villa Capponi, Florence, Italy 6.57am
September 5, 1836
Age 30
Italy