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1860's Lady Mary Fortescue Williams CDV Photo, Clovelly Devon, England


On reverse: "Lady Mary Williams" is handwritten in pencil, appears to be written in the 20th century. Photo type: Original Vintage Victorian Victorian CDV carte de visite Photograph. Photographer: Britton & Sons, 40 High St., Barnstaple, Devon, Devonshire County, England. (known to be William Britton and his 2 sons, William & John Britton, both photographers)

wiki says: "The word lady is a civil term of respect for a woman, specifically the female equivalent to gentleman, and also an English-language formal title. "Lady" is used before the surname of a woman with a title of nobility or honorary title suo jure, or the wife of a lord, a baronet, and a knight, and also before the first name of the daughter of a Duke, Marquess, or Earl."

Found in Public Genealogy Records:
Parliamentary Papers, Volume 41, H.M. Stationery Office, 1835, Great Britain: "Clovelly Parish (Population 907) Two Infant Schools, containing 34 males and 21 females. Two Daily Schools, one of which contains 49 males and 6 females; the above children are all instructed at the expense of their parents, with the exception of 14 children who are paid for out of the rents of a gallery in the church; the other Daily School contains 48 females, and is wholly supported by Lady Mary Williams. Two Sunday Schools, in one of which (commenced about 1827) are 138 males and 50 females, including those in Lady Williams's School, who attend the Established Church; the other is o with Wesleyan Methodists, and consists of 21 males and 9 females; in these Schools the children receive gratuitous instruction; there are two libraries at the Parsonage open to the parishioners generally."

A Topographical Dictionary of England, Comprising the Several Counties, Cities, Boroughs, Corporate and Market Towns, Parishes, and Townships, and the Islands of Guernsey, Jersey, and Man: With Historical and Statistical Descriptions, Volume 1 by Samuel Lewis, Published by S. Lewis and Company, 1840, Great Britain: "CLOVELLY (all Saints), a parish, in the union of Bideford, hundred of Hartland, Great Torrington and Northern Divisions of the county of Devon, 11 miles (W. by S.) from Bideford; "There is a place of worship for Wesleyan Methodists. An excellent school for about 50 girls is wholly supported by Lady Mary Williams; and fourteen children are taught to read by some widows, who are paid partly from the rental of the seats in the gallery of the church, and partly by subscription."

Her daughter in the England and Wales Census, 1851:
Mary Elener Williams (Mary Eleanor Williams)
Event Place: Clovelly, Devon, England
Registration District: Bideford
Age: 25
Marital Status: Unmarried
Birth Year (Estimated) 1826
Birthplace: Somerset
Household, title, gender, age, where born:
James Williams, Head M 60 Ph Of Marylebone, London
Lady Mary Williams, Wife F 58 Filleigh, Devonshire (born about 1793)
Mary Elener Williams, Daughter F 25 Somerset
Edwina A Williams, Daughter F 17 Clovelly, Devonshire
Henry E Fane, Son-In-Law M 33 Fulbeck, Lincolnshire
Susan H Fane, Daughter F 27 Filleigh, Devonshire
Marion E Fane, Daughter F Under 1 Month, Clovelly, Devonshire
Ida St, Governess F 36 France
Elizabeth Morgan, House Keeper F 42 N K, Carmarthenshire
Mary Peters Cook, F 23 NK, Carmarthenshire Wales
Charlotte Finch, F 26 Clovelly, Devonshire
Maria Piters, Servant F 24 NK, Carmarthenshire, Wales
Ann Dannel, Servant F 28 Parkham, Devonshire
Elin Heard, Servant F 19 Clovelly, Devonshire
Louisa Dannel, Servant F 20 Clovelly, Devonshire
Elizabeth Griffith, Servant F 22 Carmarthenshire Wales
Jane Piters Servant, F 19 , Carmarthenshire Wales
James Cologate, Servant M 51 Cobham, Kent
James Gibbet, Servant M 43 Chittlehampton, Kent
Thomas Piters, Servant M 50 N K, Carmarthenshire Wales

Her husband was James Hamlyn Williams, Ph Of Marylebone, London, Bart or Baronet.
James Hamlyn Williams
Birthdate: 1790
Death: Died 1861, age 71
Father: Sir James Hamlyn-Williams, 2nd Baronet of Clovelly
Mother: Diana Anne Whitaker
Wife: Lady Mary Fortescue Williams
Susan Hester Hamlyn Fane
Mary Eleanor Hamlyn-Williams
Edwina Augusta Williams
Charlotte Chichester
Rear-Admiral Charles Hamlyn-Williams

Lady Mary Fortescue Williams
Birthdate: September 15, 1792
Death: Died August 12, 1874 at age 81
Father: Hugh Fortescue, 1st Earl Fortescue
Mother: Hester Fortescue
Husband: Sir James Hamlyn-Williams, 3rd Baronet of Clovelly
Susan Hester Hamlyn Fane
Mary Eleanor Hamlyn-Williams
Edwina Augusta Williams
Lady Anne Fortescue
Hugh Fortescue, 2nd Earl Fortescue
Captain Honorable George Matthew Fortescue
Reverend Hon. John Fortescue
Catherine Countess of Portsmouth
Lady Hester Fortescue
Lady Eleanor Fortescue
Eleanor Fortescue
Elizabeth Courtenay

A beautiful early ancestor piece of early English gentility. Mary Fortescue was born about 1793. This beautiful old photo was found in Exeter, Devon, England. It is a beautiful Victorian CDV photo that has the appearance of a fine painting of Lady Mary. We believe this to be a copy of a painting or earlier daguerreotype, which was then later produced as a CDV photo in the 1860's, a common practice at the time. Clovelly is 20 miles from Barnstaple of North Devon, England, and possibly the oldest borough in the United Kingdom.

Size: 2.5 x 4 inches
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