2 Letters from JG Foxton
Letters from HV Foxton Letters
from Dick Foxton
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from Capt. John Foxton to Mrs. Mary Turner (nee Foxton)
been in town about a month since, where I had the pleasure of seeing your
niece, Miss Amelia Foxton, from whom I gained your address. I think it a
duty incumbent on me to write to you which presumption I trust you will
pardon, as it is intended to express a due sense of gratitude for all your
good wishes respecting Miss Amelia and self, whom I am conscious only
exist for each other, tho’ from my present situation of life I can
have no claim on here, yet I trust in providence, who never forsakes those
who put their trust in Him, that I shall previous to the conclusion of
peace acquire a fortune adequate to my wishes, or never more return, as
this world would be to me a scene of misery without her, and her father
having objected to our corresponding during my absence, the cause of which
I have already stated and which you are undoubtedly well acquainted
with, induces me to think we are doomed never to be happy. It is
needless my saying I should be happy in having the honour to receive a few
lines from you, but having been informed by Amelia that you dislike
writing I will not press it but subscribe myself.
When you write to Lambeth may I beg the favour of you to make my kind love
to Amelia, and her sister Caroline.
address: Mrs. Turner, St. Mary’s St. Newport, Shropshire.
Foxton was 18 years old at the time of writing
married Wilhemina Fox
Foxton married John Henderson
Foxton married William Hayley
from William H. Fox to daughter, Wilhemina Foxton (nee Fox) on death
of her husband
addressed to : Mrs. Foxton, Blue Stile, Greenwich Road, Kent
dear Mrs. Foxton
my poor child, a little consolation, it is in the power of your poor
Father to bestow, for great is your trouble, and greatly and most truly
does it grieve your Mother and me. Look up then my dear child to that
almighty Being, who in his infinite power and wisdom afflicts us, and pray
for that comfort, he alone is able to bestow. He will not forsake you in
this extremity. We also direct our prayers to him, that he may grant you
his Grace, to bear with fortitude and submission to his Divine Will, the
heavy affliction with which it has pleased him to visit us. I hope those
friends who are with you, will endeavour to alleviate ad soften your grief
(indeed I have no doubt but they will) for your own sake, as well as the
dear children and ours. I likewise trust you will exert yourself to bear
with as much patience as possible this dispensation of Divine Providence.
I wish we were nearer to you, or that we could in any way aid in helping
your sorrow, or assist you in supporting it with resignation, tho’ we
stand in need ourselves of that fortitude we commend to you to bear a loss
we so sincerely deplore.
us hear of you thro’ Susan or some friend, who will be so good to do us
that favour, as we shall be most unhappy till we have some intelligence of
dear Mrs. Foxton
- Captain John Foxton R.N. died at St. Helena, after
assisting in the transporting of Napoleon Bonaparte to St.
- Wilhemina Foxton was 24 years old at the time of her
husband's death; she had two children aged 5 and 6 years old,
and two infant children had died earlier in the same year.
- Ripon is north of York, England - William H. Fox's
father was the Dean of York.