Frances Port

1842–1883 (Age 40)
Froyle, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Frances

When Frances Port was born on 20 August 1842, in Froyle, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, William Port, was 23 and her mother, Mary Garnet, was 25. She married William Cask on 4 September 1869. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in London, Middlesex, England in 1871. She died on 25 April 1883, in Grantsville, Tooele, Utah, United States, at the age of 40, and was buried in Grantsville, Tooele, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Frances Port
William Cask
Marriage: 4 September 1869
William George Cask
Allred David Cask
Herbert Cask
Frances Mary Cask

Spouse & Children

4 September 1869


Parents & Siblings



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World Events (8)


Age 1

Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.

Age 4

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1854 · The Crimean War

Age 12

The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.

Name Meaning

1 English: from Middle English port ‘gateway’, ‘entrance’ (Old French porte, from Latin porta), hence a topographic name for someone who lived near the gates of a fortified town or city, typically, the man in charge of them. Compare Porter 1.2 English: topographic name for someone who lived near a harbor or in a market town, from the homonymous Middle English port (Old English port ‘harbor’, ‘market town’, from Latin portus ‘harbor’, ‘haven’, reinforced in Middle English by Old French port, from the same source).3 German: topographic name for someone who lived near a (city) gate, from Middle Low German porte (modern German Pforte) (see sense 1).

Possible Related Names

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

Story Highlight

History of Mary Garnett Port

Mary Garnett Port – TAKE A FLOWER TO HER GRAVE Born: 7 Mar. 1817 in Chalton, Hampshire, England Married 1st Mr. Burgess Abt. 1838 Chalton, Hampshire, England Married 2nd one year later Our William …

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Sources (3)

  • Frances Port in household of William Port, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • Frances Cask in household of William Cask, "England and Wales Census, 1871"
  • Frances Port in entry for William George Cask, "Utah, State Archives Records, 1848-2001"

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