Plaque to Frances Henley Ongley

This plaque is in the tower entrance to Eversholt Church. Click for the full resolution version.

Plaque to Frances Henley Ongley
Plaque to Frances Henley Ongley

For the search engines, the text reads:

Sacred to the memory
of the
Honble Frances, Henley, Ongley,
eldest daughter of the
Right Honble Samuel, Henley, Lord Ongley,
of Old Warden, in the county of Bedford:
born the 22d of September 1764
and died the 24th of February 1823,
aged 58 years.

The last tribute of esteem from a sincere friend.


“L.M.” will have been Lucy Monoux.

There is a drawing of Frances in the National Portrait Gallery.

Frances seems to have lived at Linden with Lucy Monoux.

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