Lady Frances Jocelyn

From Historical Hastings

Lady Frances ("Fanny") Jocelyn (1820-1880) was born Frances Elizabeth Cowper on 9th February 1820 in London, the daughter of Peter Leopold Cowper, 5th Earl Cowper and the Honourable Emily Mary Lamb. Fanny had been a lady-in-waiting at Queen Victoria’s coronation in 1837 and a bridesmaid at Queen Victoria’s wedding to Prince Albert.[1]

Lady Frances and her daughters Alice and Edith in the courtyard of White Rock Villa

She moved to White Rock Villa in 1858 where she developed an interest in photography.[2] She was a founding member of the Royal Photographic Society and an accomplished photographer.[1]. Jocelyn outlived both her husband and all four of their children, dying at Cannes in 1880[3].


Children of: Fanny Jocelyn and unknown parent
Name Birth Death Joined with
Alice Maria Jocelyn


Edith Elizabeth Henrietta Jocelyn


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