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Re: Frances LATHAM DUNGANC CLARK m. Weston Discrepancy
Posted by: Richard B Anderson (ID *****9066) Date: September 03, 2012 at 19:49:34
In Reply to: Re: Frances LATHAM DUNGANC CLARK m. Weston Discrepancy by Richard B Anderson of 912

This is embarrassing, but on a closer reading of the "Jefferay" document, it appears to be a fabrication of John Austin in the late 1800s, not an authentic 17th-century account. To do him justice, Austin did label it, in all capital letters, "A DIARY THAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN."

Which reduces the force of my argument, posted yesterday, but doesn't completely obviate it: the notion that Grandma Frances was (however briefly) married to Lord Weston is at least a century old, not a recent innovation. My inclination is now to bow to Cousin Sherry's authority and to omit Weston from my list (already long enough without him) of Frances' spouses. I'd still be curious to know whether Frances herself ever claimed the ladyship with which Austin/Jefferay, entre autres, would fain endow her. Don't expect ever to find out for sure.

Glad this forum allows for follow-up entries. Wish it would let me edit the one I posted yesterday...

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