Frances Cecil

1638–15 June 1723 (Age 85)
Middlesex, England

The Life of Frances

When Frances Cecil was born in 1638, in Middlesex, England, her father, Karel Cecil, was 19 and her mother, Diana Maxwell Viscountess of Cranbourne, was 16. She had at least 3 sons and 2 daughters with Sir William Bowyer 2nd Baronet Bowyer, of Denham, co. Bucks. She died on 15 June 1723, in Denham, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 85, and was buried in Denham, Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom.

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Family Time Line

Sir William Bowyer 2nd Baronet Bowyer, of Denham, co. Bucks
1637–1722
Frances Cecil
1638–1723
Flemynge Bowyer
1654–
Elizabeth Bowyer
1661–
Samuel Bowyer
1669–
Diana Bowyer
1670–1708
Cecil Bowyer
1684–1720

Spouse and Children

children

(5)

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(15)

    Female1638–1723Female

    Catharine Cecil

    Female1639–Female

    Diana Cecil

    Female1641–1654Female

    Diana Cecil

    Female1644–1646Female

    Penelope Cecil

    Female1645–1647Female

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World Events (3)

1642 · The English Civil War

Age 4

A series of conflicts regarding England's governance during the years 1642 to 1651 is now known as The English Civil War. Charles I summoned supporters to join him against his enemies in Parliament. In October 1642, nearly 10,000 men fought for Charles I and chased Parliament across the River Tamar. Fighting continued for years and was finally ended at the Battle of Worcester on September 3, 1651, with a Parliamentarian victory.
1688 · Glorious Revolution

Age 50

The Glorious Revolution brought the downfall of Catholic King James II and the reign of his Protestant daughter Mary and her Dutch husband, William III of Orange.
1720 · South Sea Bubble

Age 82

The South Sea Bubble Bill was passed by the House of Lords in 1720. This allowed the South Sea company to monopolize trade with South America. The company underwrote the English National Debt which promised 5% interest from the government. As shares rose exponentially, many companies were created and many fortunes were made. The stocks crashed and many people lost their money which caused them to become destitute overnight and suicide was common. Robert Walpole took charge of the South Sea Bubble Financial Crisis by dividing the national debt between the Bank of England, the Treasury, and the Sinking Fund.

Name Meaning

Welsh (Monmouthshire): from the Old Welsh personal name Seisyllt, an altered form of the Latin name Sextilius, a derivative of Sextus meaning ‘sixth’. The spelling has been modified as a result of folk etymological association with the Latin name C(a)ecilius, a derivative of caecus ‘blind’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Frances in entry for Samuell Bowyer, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Frances in entry for Samuell Bowyer, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Frances Cecil Bowyer, "Find A Grave Index"

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