Frances Martha Barrow - Media
Frances Martha Barrow
from the Burt family album
Frances Martha Barrow
Probably from June, 1877 [picture from Lena May Burt’s records in the possession of George and Bev Scott]
France Martha Barrow ca1877
from the Burt family album - the same photo as the locket-sized copy from George and Bev Scott
Isaac Barrow (1630-1677)
Supposedly related to an ancestor of Frances Martha Barrow, Isaac Barrow was math professor at Cambridge where his lectures influenced the young Isaac Newton who later succeeded him. He also studied divinity and became Royal Chaplain to Charles II in 1670. He had no children of his own.
Mile End Old Town, Stepney 1877
In this map you can see, above the Thames, the civil parish of “St. George” in which Frances Martha was born as well as ecclesiastical parish of St. Matthew Bethnal Green in the upper left where she was baptised. In 1841 she was living with her parents on Green St. in “St. Peter Stepney” parish in “Mile End Old Town”.
Bethnal Green Map 1830
This 1830 map shows “St. Mathew Bethnal Green” where Frances Martha Barrow was christened in 1821. The interior of the church was gutted by fire in 1859, rebuilt, largely destroyed during WW2 and finally completely rebuilt in 1961.
Green Street 1834
This 1834 map shows Green Street, just north of Mile End Road, where the Barrows were living in 1841.
Green Street in 2007
...and as it looks today. “Green street” still exists as a little un-named east-west alley connecting the north end of Stayner’s Road to Globe Road (previously Globe Lane).
Frances Martha Burt inscription
This inscription from F. M. Burt in 1884 was in an 1867 leather bound book of Byron's Poetical Works given to her future daughter-in-law, Matilda Sutherland. It's the only remaining example presumed to be Frances' handwriting.