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Francis Johnson

Monument of Frances Johnson at St Johns Church, Calcutta

Francis Johnson
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Frances Johnson Memorial
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of
Mrs FRANCES JOHNSON
[who] was the second daughter of EDWARD CROOK
Governor of Fort St David
on the Coast of Coromandel
and was born the 10th of April 1725
In 1738 She intermarried with
PARRY PURPLE TEMPLER Esqr
nephew of Mr Braddyll, then Governor of Calcu[tta]
by whom She had two Children who died in Infan[cy]
Her second Husband was
JAMES ALTHAM of Calcutta Esqr
who died of the Small Pox a few
Days after Marriage.
She next intermarried with
WILLIAM WATTS Esqr
[Th]en Senior Member of the Supreme Council of Beng[al]
by whom She had issue four Children
AMELIA, who married
The Right Honorable CHARLES JENKINSON
afterwards Earl of Liverpool,
[by] whom she had issue one child Robert BANK[S]
now Earl of Liverpool &c. &c.
EDWARD, now of Hanslope Park
in the County of Bucks Esqr
[S]OPHIA late the Wife and now Widow of
GEORGE POYNTZ RICKETTS Esqr
late Governor of Barbadoes
And WILLIAM, who died an infant.
After the Death of Mr WATTS, she in 1774
intermarried with the Revd WILLIAM JOHNSON
[The] principle Chaplain of the Presidency of Fort Willi[am]
by whom She had no issue.
She died the 3rd of February 1812, Aged 87

The oldest British resident in Bengal
universally beloved, respected and revered.

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