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Frances "Fanny" Tucker Nelson (Courtenay)

Birthdate: (84)
Birthplace: Norfolk, Virginia, United States
Death: June 1766 (84)
Yorktown, York County, Virginia, United States
Immediate Family:

Wife of Robert Tucker; Thomas Nelson and Thomas "Scotch Tom" Nelson, Sr.
Mother of Col. Robert Tucker, Jr.; Courtney Walker; John Nelson and Sarah "Sally" Burwell

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About Frances "Fanny" Tucker Nelson (Courtenay)

Birth: 1682 Death: 1760

Family links:

 Thomas Nelson (1677 - 1745)

 Sarah Nelson Burwell (1722 - 1754)*
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Burial: Grace Episcopal Churchyard Yorktown York County Virginia, USA Plot: Possibly Buried here?

Created by: P Fazzini Record added: Apr 13, 2011 Find A Grave Memorial# 68321118

First husband was Robert(?) Tuck or Tucker, who was said to have owned a plantation in Bermuda. (The Tuckers were a prominent Bermuda family.)

TUCKER, Frances Mrs -- NELSON, Thomas 22 Feb 1723

Mr Robert Tucker of Lower Norfolk Co Va dec’d, Mar 1722/3. Frances Tucker Admix. “Merchandise belonging to sd Tucker, West India goods, in ye Stores, & Come now in ye Brigantine ‘Providence’ valued at £450-9-9, in the hands of Mrs Frances Tucker.” Three children of sd Tucker, not named.

Second wife of Thomas Nelson, "Scotch Tom", of York Town and also the widow of Tucker, of Barbados, Bermuda, by who she had one child. Frances Courtenay was born about 1682.[1] She married Robert Tucker and had at least four children by him.[2][3][4]

On February 22, 1723 in Norfolk, Virginia,[5] Mrs. Frances Tucker, widow of Robert Tucker,[6] married Thomas Nelson as his second wife (his first wife had been Margaret Reade).[7]

Frances (Tucker, née Courtenay) Nelson died in June 1766, "in her 84th year of life."[8][9]


↑ Frances Norton Mason, ed. John Norton & Sons Merchants of London and Virginia: Being the Papers from their Counting House for the Years 1750 to 1795, David and Charles, Newton Abbot, Devon, pub. 1937 (reprinted 1968) ↑ see his profile for information about her marriage to Robert Tucker and their children ↑ Historical and Genealogical Notes, in William and Mary Quarterly, Vol. X, 1902 ↑ McIntosh, Charles Fleming. Brief Abstracts of Norfolk County Wills, 1710-1753, Volume 2, Colonial Dames of America, Richmond, VA, 1922, pp 121-122 lists the abstract of the will of Frances Hodges, mother of Frances Nelson, naming her two daughters (Frances and Elizabeth) and her grandchildren, including Sarah Tucker and Sarah Nelson.

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Frances "Fanny" Tucker Nelson (Courtenay)'s Timeline

Norfolk, Virginia, United States
Age 16
Tidewater, Virginia, United States
Age 16
Charles City, Charles City County, Virginia, United States
Age 28
Norfolk, , VA, USA
Age 40
Yorktown, VA, USA
April 26, 1762
Age 80
June 1766
Age 84
Yorktown, York County, Virginia, United States