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Frances Jane Carey

Carey, Frances Jane née Stafford, c.1754—1860

by Benjamin Colbert

Frances Jane Stafford, later Carey, was the daughter of the Reverend James Stafford (c.1706-84), of Penkridge, Co. Stafford. She married Peter Martin Carey (1759-1840) with whom she had a son, Sir Peter Stafford Carey (1803-86). She first visited Paris during the Peace of Amiens in 1802, and returned after the end of the Napoleonic wars, the period covered by her Journal of a Tour (1823). Her only other work appears to have been A Slight Sketch of the Life and Character of Joan d’Arc (1836). She died at Grange Terrace on the island of Guernsey in 1860 at the age of 94.


Walford, Edward. ‘CAREY, Sir Peter Stafford, Knt. of Candie, Guernsey (cr. 1863)’. The County Families of the United Kingdom or Royal Manual of the Titled and Untitled Aristocracy of Great Britain and Ireland. 5th ed. London: Robert Hardwicke, 1869. 176. Print.

[Winslow, Mrs.] Flyleaf autograph. Frances Carey, A Slight Sketch of the Life and Character of Joan d’Arc. London: Edward Churton, 1836. Google Books - Koninklijke Bibliotheek. Web. 2 July 2018.


Title Published
Journal of a Tour in France, in the Years 1816 and 1817 1823

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