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Frances Sainthill

Birthdate: (86)
Birthplace: Osmaston, Derbyshire, England
Death: 1846 (86)
Warwick, Warwickshire
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Samuel Sainthill and Jemima Scott
Ex-wife of John Eardley-Wilmot, FRS
Mother of Jemima Arabella Eardley-Wilmot; Fanny Eardley-Wilmot; Selina Elizabeth Eardley-Wilmot; Sir John Eardley Eardley-Wilmot, 1st Baronet, FRS and Sainthill Eardley-Wilmot

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About Frances Sainthill

Inherited 1000 pounds from Arthur Kynnesman, cleric of Bury St Edmunds, friend of her grandfather Peter Sainthill.

From: British Private Statutes 1707-1800

"John Wilmot Esquire, of the Parish of Saint George the Martyr, Bachelor, and Fanny Sainthill, of this Parish, a Minor, were married in this Church by Licence, by and with the Consent of Jemima Sainthill Widow, the natural and lawful Mother of the said Minor, this Twentieth Day of April, in the Year 1776"

1792 (32 Geo. 3) c. 15P John Wilmot's divorce from Fanny Sainthill, and other provisions

From: House of Lords Journal volume 39,

"Then Mr. Henry Stevens was called in, and being sworn, produced the original Definitive Sentence of Divorce of the Arches Court of Canterbury, dated the 15th of February 1792, against Fanny Wilmot, Wife of the said John Wilmot, for Adultery committed by her with Edward Washborne."

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A fictionalized version, sympathetic to Fanny Sainthill, can be read in The Wolf and the Lamb, by Rosy Cole

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Frances Sainthill's Timeline

Osmaston, Derbyshire, England
Age 17
Age 20
Age 21
Wandsworth, London
February 21, 1783
Age 23
Age 86
Warwick, Warwickshire