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Rev. George Foxton (grandfather) b.1761


Rev. George Lardner Foxton (father) b.1794

William Foxton 

(brother) b.1834


GFHFoxton (Courtesy Susan Chabak)Rev. George Frederick Hardman Foxton was born in 1825 in Langham, Rutland, England, and died in 1896 in Dawsmere, Lincolnshire. He married Clara Roberts in 1858 in Anglesey, Wales. Her  father was a clergyman, and the family home was at Rhiwlas, Pentreath, Anglesey, Wales.  


George and Clara had nine  children:-

  • Katherine "Katie" Stuart Foxton was born in 1859 at Fettercairn, Kincardine, and died in 1922.
    • Read a letter she wrote to her brother George on the death of their sister Alice in 1897.
  • Clara Hardman Foxton was born 1860 at Fettercairn, Kincardine, and died in 1940 at Douglas, Wyoming. She never married. She lived with her brothers Harry and Jack on Mill Creek Ranch, south of Douglas. She is buried at the Douglas Pioneer Cemetery, Douglas, Wyoming.
  • Fanny Cecilia Foxton was born in 1862 at Fettercairn, Kincardine, and died in 1880, aged 18, at Dawsmere, England, where her father was Vicar.
  • George Lardner Foxton was born in 1863 at Fettercairn, Kincardine, and died in 1940 at Glendo, Wyoming. He married Annie Eliza Richardson of Lincoln, England.
  • Fredrick William Foxton was born in 1864 at Fettercairn, Kincardine, and died in 1929 at Douglas, Wyoming. He married Clara Gertrude Richardson of Lincoln, England.
  • John "Jack"  Foxton was born in 1866 at Fettercairn, Kincardine, and died in 1927 at Douglas, Wyoming. He established the cattle ranch at Mill Creek, Wyoming. Jack was also involved in the mineral industries. He was appointed mine superintendent of the Esterbrook copper mine at Casper, Wyoming. He also established the Esterbrook Post Office. He was one of the organizers of the Douglas Oil Fields Company. 
    •  More information here - including notices from the "Casper Star Tribune" and "The Douglas Budget" regarding his life.
  • Henry "Harry" Hardman Foxton was born in 1869 at Fettercairn, Kincardine, and died in 1938 in Douglas, Wyoming.  He is buried in the Douglas Pioneer Cemetery.
  • Mary Catherine Dauntesey Foxton was born in 1870 at Fettercairn, Kincardine, and died in 1912 in Douglas, Wyoming.
  • Alice T. Foxton was born in 1873 at Drove End, Lincoln, England and died in 1895, aged 22,  in Lincoln, where her father was Vicar.  

Four of the brothers and two sisters migrated to Wyoming from Scotland. 

  • George and Frederick in 1884 
    • The brothers married the Richardson sisters of Lincoln, England.
  • Henry in 1888
  • John in 1889
  • Clara in 1893
  • Mary in 1906

The four brothers built the Christ Episcopal Church in Douglas, Wyoming.


George Frederick Hardman Foxton....

  • attended St. James College, Cambridge
  • matriculated in 1843, at age of 18
  • graduated B.A. in 1847 at St. John's, Cambridge
  • graduated M.A. in 1850 at St. John's, Cambridge
  • was ordained deacon at Worcester in 1848
  • was ordained as a priest at Gloucester in 1849
  • was Vicar on the Scottish estate of Sir William Gladstone, Prime Minister, at Fettercairn, Kincardine
  • was Vicar of Gedney Drove End (Dawsmere) , Lincolnshire from 1871 - 96, at his death - a position obtained for him by Sir William Gladstone
  • was a Freemason, and at the time of his death was Chaplain of the Alexandria Lodge, Sutton Bridge. He had also served as Provincial Grand Chaplain and Master of the Alexandra Lodge.

After his death in 1896, the window and corresponding window in the North Wall of Dawsmere Church were placed by the willing contributions of a large number of Parishioners and Masonic Friends, and inscribed to Rev. G.F.H. Foxton, M.A. vicar 1871-96.

Bereavement Notice: -   From a reprint from the Long Sutton Parish Magazine, July 1896 saved by Annie Eliza Foxton

The very sudden death of Rev. G.F.H. Foxton, who was apparently in his usual health up to the moment of his seizure by a fit of heat apoplexy, has caused a great shock throughout the neighbourhood, including our own parish of Long Sutton where he was well known to many; and much sympathy is felt for his children in their bereavement.  

Mr Foxton was a man who could not but be much beloved by all who knew him on account of his many very amiable qualities; and that his loss is keenly felt by his parishioners was plainly manifested at his funeral, which was attended by them in large numbers who showed every mark of sincere grief. 

During the twenty-five years that he had spiritual charge over them, he ever acted the part of a true friend and kind adviser; and we understand that his preaching was always much appreciated, as were also his ministrations to the sick and suffering, in which he was invariably constant and punctual. 

The Bishop's words about him on hearing of his sudden departure were undoubtedly as true as they were kind. "I always liked Mr Foxton," wrote his Lordship, "there was a refinement and humility about him which is not too common."  

During his incumbency as Vicar of Gedney Drove End, three members of his family were interred in the little Churchyard at Dawsmere-his excellent wife, whom some of our readers no doubt remember, and two of his daughters, the last a little more than a  year ago. Thus trouble upon trouble fell upon him in this life; and in his great love for his own, he deeply felt these losses; and now his children in their turn have to mourn the loss of him who loved them so well.  

The funeral took place at Dawsmere on Monday, 15th June, the Vicar of Long Sutton officiating, and the little Church was hardly large enough to contain all who attended.  

The deceased had been for many years a Freemason, and being at the time of his death and for several previous years Chaplain of the Alexandria Lodge, Sutton Bridge, as well as having served in his turn the office of Provincial Grand Chaplain, and Master of the Alexandra Lodge, it was only right that he should receive at his interment Masonic honours. Sixteen Masons therefore attended, wearing their regalia, and carrying sprigs of acacia which they dropped into the grave upon the coffin, according to the custom of their order, in token of grief for their lost brother, and pious hope for his eternal welfare.  

In this hope we heartily join, and we trust also that the Almighty Soother of human grief will give his mourners strength to bear up under their bitter bereavement.