Ann Fanshawe (b.1654), Daughter of Sir Richard Fanshawe

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Ann was born in Frogpool, Kent, the ninth child and sixth daughter of Sir Richard Fanshawe and Ann Harrison. She was named Ann by her parents 'to keep in remembrance her dear sister, whom we had newly lost.' Details about Ann’s life are sketchy: she married a Mr Ryder sometime between 1680 and 1685, and they had two daughters, one of whom, born in 1685, was also called Ann. The younger Ann married John Lawrence, and on their marriage license it is noted that Mr Ryder had not been heard of for 8 years. It is not known when Ann died or where she was buried.

Valence House Museum



Ann Fanshawe (b.1654), Daughter of Sir Richard Fanshawe




oil on oak


H 37 x W 30 cm

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gift from Ann Fanshawe, 2004

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