1759 Frances Hanbury Williams (1735-1759), Countess of Essex, 1st wife of William Anne Capel, 4th Earl of Essex by Sir Joshua Reynolds and studio (Watford Museum - Watford, Herts UK)

This is her article in thepeerage, "Frances Williams F, #29715, b. 1735, d. 19 July 1759

Frances Williams was born in 1735.1 She married William Anne Capel, 4th Earl of Essex, son of William Capell, 3rd Earl of Essex and Lady Elizabeth Russell, on 1 August 1754.2 She died on 19 July 1759.

She was also known as Frances Hanbury-Williams. She was the daughter of Sir Charles Hanbury-Williams and Lady Frances Coningsby. From 1 August 1754, her married name became Capell. As a result of her marriage, Frances Williams was styled as Countess of Essex on 1 August 1754.

Children of Frances Williams and William Anne Capel, 4th Earl of Essex

John Capell d. 1806

George Capell-Coningsby, 5th Earl of Essex+ b. 13 Nov 1757, d. 23 Apr 1839

Frances Capell b. 1759, d. 1759.

Frances wears a satin dress with bodice decorated with tiers of ruching and central bows and a matching fur-trimmed jacket in this 1759 Reynolds portrait.

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