Frances Herbert Nelson, Viscountess Nelson of the Nile and of Burnham Thorpe

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Frances Herbert Nelson (Woolward), Viscountess Nelson of the Nile and of Burnham Thorpe

Also Known As: "Fanny Herbert", "Viscountess Nelson", "Frances Nesbit"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Nevis, Saint Kitts and Nevis
Death: Died in London, United Kingdom
Place of Burial: Exmouth, Devon, England, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Daughter of William Woolward and Mary Woolward
Wife of Josiah Nisbet, MD and Admiral Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson, KB
Mother of Josiah Nisbet

Managed by: Ric Dickinson
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About Frances Herbert Nelson, Viscountess Nelson of the Nile and of Burnham Thorpe

Wikipedia entry here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frances_Nelson (birthdate incorrect)

thepeerage.com here: http://www.thepeerage.com/p3129.htm#i31281 (with more reliable birth date and baptism info) - also says: "As a result of her marriage, Frances Herbert Woolward was styled as Viscountess Nelson of the Nile and of Burnham Thorpe on 22 May 1801."

From The Pursuit of Victory: The Life and Achievement of Horatio Nelson, by Roger J.B. Knight (2005) (pp.96-98): Daughter of a Nevis juddge (William Woolward), who had died... when Fanny was 21, she had married the doctor, Josiah Nisbet, who had nursed her father through his last illness. When he became ill, they returned to England, where young Josiah was born... Fanny appealed to her uncle, John Herbert, president of Nevis, and she and Josiah returned to Nevis to live with him... She was slightly older than Nelson, accomplished as a piano player and French speaker. He was impressed by "her sense, politie manners,...her beauty". They met in May 1785. No evidence exists as to Fanny's contentment on Nevis before she met Nelson, but her attachment seems constant and genuine.

Further info on her personal life, relationship with Nelson and family, etc. here: http://www.historyhome.co.uk/people/ladynel.htm

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Frances Herbert Nelson, Viscountess Nelson of the Nile and of Burnham Thorpe's Timeline

1758
1758
Saint Kitts and Nevis
1761
May 1761
Age 3
1779
June 28, 1779
Age 21
Saint Kitts and Nevis
1780
1780
Age 22
1787
March 22, 1787
Age 29
Saint Kitts and Nevis
1831
May 6, 1831
Age 73
London, United Kingdom
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Exmouth, Devon, England, United Kingdom