Sunday, October 12, 2008

Lady Knight's Letters from France and Italy, 1776-1795 By Phillipina Deane Knight, Elizabeth Douglas Fuller-Eliott-Drake, Elizabeth Heathcote Drake

FLady Knight's Letters from France and Italy, 1776-1795 By Phillipina Deane Knight, Elizabeth Douglas Fuller-Eliott-Drake, Elizabeth Heathcote Drake: "infinitely more the boys were brought up by her with as much care and affection as if they had really been her own sons They are so frequently mentioned in these letters that it seems necessary to tell something of their story the more so because after the death of Sir Francis Henry Drake one of the brothers became a pretender to the baronetcy and although he had not a valid claim to the distinction he for many years persisted in styling himself Sir Francis In the year 1751 Captain Francis William Drake was employed on the North American station and in May 1752 he was appointed Governor of Newfoundland Here he formed a connection with Grace Gledhill daughter of a Colonel Gledhill of Placentia in that colony where a son named Francis Thomas was born to them"

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