|Death: ||Jun., 1766|
Second wife of Thomas Nelson, "Scotch Tom", of York Town and also the widow of Tucker, of Barbados, Bermuda, by who she had one child.
(Extract from "Patriot Above Profit" by Nell Moore Lee, c- 1988)
..."Governor Fauqier attended a glittering ball given a the Capital though, Lady Fauquier and their son Francis had left the Colony in May 1766.
William Nelson and the Secretary would not have attended this festive affair. Neither would Robet Burwell, for Frances Tucker Nelson, "Scotch" Tom's second wife, had died in the early days of June. People who read the paper carefully would have observed the obituary in the same issue that announcement the repeal of the Stamp Act: 'On Monday last died at York in the 84th year of her age, Mrs. Francis Nelson, reliect of Thomas Nelson, Esquire of York County. She was a lady endowed with many amicable qualities which makes her death much regreted by all who had the pleasure of her acquaintance, and particularly by the poor and needy, whose wants she often supplied with a liberal hand.' "
(Ref: Nelson Letter Book, William Nelson to John Norton, July 25, 1766)
Thomas Nelson (1677 - 1745)
Sarah Nelson Burwell (1722 - 1754)*
Note: No marker as non for Scotch Tom Nelson's first wife.
Grace Episcopal Churchyard
Maintained by: Thomas
Originally Created by: P Fazzini
Record added: Apr 13, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 68321118