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Frances Elizabeth Nelson (Eyre), Countess Nelson of Trafalgar and of Merton

Birthdate: (81)
Birthplace: South Stoneham House, Southampton, England, United Kingdom
Death: March 28, 1878 (81)
Trafalgar, Standlynch, Wiltshire, England
Immediate Family:

Daughter of John Maurice Eyre
Wife of Thomas Nelson, 2nd Earl Nelson of Trafalgar and of Merton
Mother of Horatio Nelson, 3rd Earl Nelson of Trafalgar and of Merton; Rev John Horatio Nelson; Frances Catherine Nelson; Elizabeth Anne Nelson; Caroline Nelson and 4 others

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About Frances Elizabeth Nelson, Countess Nelson of Trafalgar and of Merton

http://www.thepeerage.com/p3424.htm#i34235
Frances Elizabeth Eyre was the daughter of John Maurice Eyre. She married Thomas Nelson, 2nd Earl Nelson of Trafalgar and of Merton, son of Thomas Bolton and Susannah Nelson, on 21 February 1821. She died on 28 March 1878.
From 21 February 1821, her married name became Bolton. From 1835, her married name became Nelson. After her marriage, Frances Elizabeth Eyre was styled as Countess Nelson of Trafalgar and of Merton on 28 February 1835.


Name Frances Elizth Eyre
Event Type Baptism
Event Date 11 Mar 1797
Event Place Winchester, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom
Gender Female
Father's Name John Maurice Eyre
Mother's Name Frances Eyre
"England, Hampshire Bishop's Transcripts 1680-1892," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QLYH-F52S : 9 March 2018), Frances Elizth Eyre, 11 Mar 1797; citingBaptism, Winchester, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom, "England, Hampshire Bishop's Transcripts 1680-1892," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QLYH-F52S : 9 March 2018), Frances Elizth Eyre, 11 Mar 1797; citing Baptism, Winchester, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom, Lancashire Record Office and Hampshire Record Office, United Kingdom.
Marriage 1821:
Name Thomas Bolton
Spouse's Name Frances Elizabeth Eyre
Event Date 21 Feb 1821
Event Place Landford,Wiltshire,England
"England Marriages, 1538–1973 ," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NL82-N38 : 10 February 2018), Thomas Bolton and Frances Elizabeth Eyre, 21 Feb 1821; citing Landford,Wiltshire,England, reference , index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 950,269.
Several census refs are available. Just one copied here for now.
1871 Census:
Name Frances E Nelson Event Type Census Event Date 1871 Event Place Landford, Landford, Wiltshire, England Enumeration District 9 Gender Female Age 74 Marital Status Widowed Occupation Landowner Relationship to Head of Household Head Birth Year (Estimated) 1797 Birthplace South Stoneham, Herefordshire Entry Number 24 Affiliate Image Identifier GBC/1871/1948/0109

Frances E Nelson Head F 74 South Stoneham, Herefordshire Maurice H Nelson Son M 39 Whiteparish, Wiltshire Emily Nelson Daughter-in-law F 37 Lyndhurst, Herefordshire Maurice H H Nelson Grandson M 6 Lyndhurst, Herefordshire Maud Mary Nelson Granddaughter F 5 Sandford, Wiltshire Edward J Nelson Grandson M 3 Sandford, Wiltshire Charles B Nelson Grandson M 2 Sandford, Wiltshire Emily F Nelson Granddaughter F 1 Sandford, Wiltshire Joseph Emon Servant M 70 Fedworth, Herefordshire Frank Reynolds Servant M 21 Downton, Wiltshire Mary Wright Servant F 54 Debenham, Suffolk Mary Perrott Servant F 34 Stogursey, Somerset Harriet Downing Servant F 36 Bungay, Suffolk Louisa Lipscombe Servant F 24 Ely, Somerset Thirza Missett Servant F 21 Downton, Wiltshire Emma Fryer Servant F 21 Lyndhurst, Herefordshire Elizabeth Dear Servant F 17 Whiteparish, Wiltshire "England and Wales Census, 1871", database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VFJ3-TBH : 11 December 2017), Frances E Nelson, 1871.


Some notes copied from the profile of Rev. Henry Girdlestone (her sister-in-law's husband), which relate to Countess Nelson:

From notes written by Rev. G. Girdlestone, Rector 1872, on the history of the church:

From the list of rectors: 1833 Henry Girdlestone, 1871 Francis G. Girdlestone, 1885 William M. Dewe. It says "In 1858 Francis Girdlestone was licensed “Curate” to the Parish, his father the Rector, then in his 74th year and in ill health, requested him to take charge of the Parish, he was therefore 13 years curate in charge previous to his induction as Rector in April 1871.
The Revd Robert Eyre possessed a theological library of some 200 volumes including the works of Bishops Andrews, Stilling fleet, Burnet, and other Divines of their period. These volumes were devised by the Will of Lady Nelson to her nephew, the Revd Francis G. Girdlestone, as Rector of Landford and to his successors. (These have been stored in packing cases)."
(Unfortunately, the source of this information, https://landfordchurch.wordpress.com/history-of-landford-church/ has been taken down.)


About Landford:

General history: https://landfordnews2.wordpress.com/history-of-landford/

This source quotes from Kelly's Directory of Wiltshire for 1855, which states that, 'The church of St. Andrew presents nothing worthy of notice' and goes on to say that "in 1856 the church was so dilapidated that the Vestry meeting decided that it was past repair. Subscriptions were started to build a new church on the site with Countess Nelson giving £1,000 and the Rev. Henry Girdlestone giving £100. The architect was William Butterfield and the builder John Crook of Whiteparish. The church was almost entirely rebuilt at a cost of £1,490 with beams from the earlier church being used for woodwork in the porch. The new church had a nave, chancel, south transept, vestry, a south chapel containing monuments from the old church, a porch and a bell turret with 3 bells. It was consecrated on 7th October 1858. In 1882 the building was enlarged by raising the roof of the vestry and creating a north transept while adding a new vestry to the east.""

This National Archives item is an "Order of exchange of lands. Place: Landford, Wiltshire. Parties: Dowager Countess Nelson and W F Webb Date: 1854 Mar 21"

This BBC Domesday Book item gives more information about the Countess Nelson, who was Rev. Girdlestone's brother-in-law's wife, Frances Elizabeth Nelson, Countess Nelson of Trafalgar and of Merton


See also Families of Landford.

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Frances Elizabeth Nelson, Countess Nelson of Trafalgar and of Merton's Timeline

1797
March 11, 1797
Winchester, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom
1797
Southampton, England, United Kingdom
1823
August 7, 1823
Age 26
Whiteparish, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom
1825
January 15, 1825
Age 28
Whiteparish, Wiltshire, , England
1826
April 23, 1826
Age 29
Whiteparish, Wiltshire, , England
1827
May 18, 1827
Age 30
Whiteparish, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom
1828
August 31, 1828
Age 31
Whiteparish, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom
1829
1829
Age 32
Whiteparish, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom
1832
January 30, 1832
Age 35
Whiteparish, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom