Frances Seymour, Countess of Hertford entry: Overview screen.
10 May 1699
Frances Thynne (later Countess of Hertford) was born, the elder of two daughters, most probably at her paternal grandfather's estate, Longleat
Two poems by Frances, Countess of Hertford, about Yarico, a native American woman brutally betrayed by her white English lover Thomas Inkle, appeared anonymously in A New Miscellany: Being a Collection of Pieces of Poetry
Frances, Countess of Hertford's The Story of Inkle and Yarrico
was handsomely published, with its companion piece, as "Attempted in Ver[s]es by The Right Hon. the Countess of ****."
An unperformed tragedy, Inkle and Yarico
by the obscure Mrs Weddell (apparently based on Frances, Lady Hertford's poem of this title), was published in London.
7 July 1754
Frances Seymour (formerly Countess of Hertford, now dowager Duchess of Somerset) died.