GORDON, Frances Robina

1843 - 1902

As Frances Robina Twiname, she was born at Liverpool and baptised on 26 June 1843, daughter of John Gilbert Twiname (1812-1849) and his wife Elizabeth née Gordon, who married at St Bride's, Liverpool on 15 July 1841. Frances married Captain George James Gordon, adjutant of the 1st Suffolk Rifle Volunteers, who was born at Nizampoore, East Indies. In 1881, they were living at Pettistree, Suffolk with their 2 year old daughter, Frances Margaret Violet, who was born at Bury St Edmundís and they kept three indoor servants. In 1882 she exhibited at Ipswich Fine Art Club when of Broke Hall, Nacton, near Ipswich, an oil painting 'Shoeblack'. Her husband, a major in Suffolk (12th) Infantry Regiment, died at Roundwood, Ipswich on 23 December 1884, aged 44 and buried at St Andrew church burial ground, Rushmere, near Ipswich and Frances followed in 1902.