Frances Baxter

#13994, b. circa 1815, d. 22 April 1877

Individual's Timeline

Birthcirca 1815Frances Baxter
Christening28 May 1820Frances Baxter1
Marriage14 October 1835Frances Baxter2
Death19 April 1845Peter Boyce3
Marriage of Daughter1857Mary Ann Boyce4
Marriage of DaughterDecember 1863Louisa Boyce5
Marriage of Son1 May 1870William Boyce6,7
Death8 May 1875Phoebe Baxter8,9
Death30 May 1876Richard Boyce8,10
Marriage of Son8 July 1876James Boyce11,8
Death22 April 1877Frances Boyce3
Death RegJune 1877Frances Boyce12

Primary events

Secondary circumstances

  • Name Variation: She was also known as Fanny Baxter (From the christening record in IGI and the 1861 census).
  • Married Name: Her married name was Boyce.
  • Note - illiterate: 1843 Frances was illiterate. She made her mark when she registered the birth of Richard, which indicates she was illiterate.

Census details

Background information on Hoxne, Suffolk, England, - The Swan occupies a 15th Century, Grade II listed lodge, formerly known as Bishops Lodge. This pub is set at the bottom end of the village green, opposite the village Post Office and grocery store, only a short walk from Saint Edmund's memorial and bridge. Built in 1480 by the Bishop of Norwich.

John Frere [1740-1807] was the first person to recognise and write about the flint weapons discovered at Hoxne. He wrote a letter to the Society of Antiquaries, published in 1800, relating to the flints discovered within various strata within the site of an interglacial lake, part of the Hoxnian interglacial.

The Hoxne Hoard of Roman Britain, buried in the 5th century AD. Found at Hoxne, Suffolk in 1992

The Hoxne (pronounced 'Hoxon') hoard consists of over 15,000 gold and silver coins, gold jewellery and numerous small items of silver tableware, including pepper pots, ladles and spoons. Also found were traces of a large wooden chest and smaller caskets with tiny silver padlocks, into which the treasure had been carefully secreted. It was discovered in November 1992 by Eric Lawes, who immediately reported the find and did not remove all the objects from the ground. This responsible conduct enabled the Suffolk Archaeological Unit to carry out a controlled excavation of the deposit, which has greatly enhanced the importance of the Hoxne Treasure for research in the future.

The silver objects are all quite small: the bulk of these are around 100 spoons and ladles. This extensive collection of silverware would almost certainly have also included larger table vessels, like those in the Mildenhall treasure, but we do not know what happened to them. A silver handle in the form of a tigress, apparently deliberately detached from a tall vase, indicates the existence of at least one such larger vessel for the table. The unusual selection of jewellery comprises a body-chain, a small group of necklaces, three finger-rings and 19 bracelets.

The latest of the coin issues in the hoard establishes that its burial took place some time after AD 407/8. This was the period when Roman rule was breaking down in Britain, and the Hoxne hoard might be related to these events. The careful burial of this treasure probably means that the owner intended to come back and recover it later, but for whatever reason was unable to do so.

Included in the Registration of Hoxne are the following parishes - Athelington;
Badingham; Bedfield; Bedingfield; Brundish; Denham; Dennington; Fressingfield; Horham; Hoxne; Laxfield; Mendham; Metfield; Monk Soham; Saxstead; Southolt; Stradbroke; Syleham;
Tannington; Weybread; Wilby; Wingfield;
Withersdale; Worlingworth.

Children of Frances Baxter and Richard Boyce


  1. International Genealogical Index (IGI), C131652      1820 0918505.
  2. International Genealogical Index (IGI), Richard BOYCE
    Spouse: Frances BAXTER
    Marriage: 14 Oct 1835
    Hoxne, Suffolk, England
    M131801 1834-1835 0918534.
  3. Certificate or Original Parish Reg Entry, Extract from original records, Copy received from Jean Eastoe.
  4. Free UK BDM index from 1837, online, Mary Ann Boyce and Walter Huggins in Hoxne Volume:4a Page:796.
  5. Free UK BDM index from 1837, online, Louisa Boyce
    Year of Registration:      1863
    Quarter of Registration:      Oct-Nov-Dec
    District:      Hoxne
    County:      Norfolk, Suffolk
    Volume:      4a
    Page:      1127.
  6. Free UK BDM index from 1837, online, Airey, Susan and Boyce, William in Lambeth 1d/482.
  7. Certificate or Original Parish Reg Entry, Extract from original records, saved as boyce airey marriage 1870.
  8. Copies of original certificates and docs.
  9. Free UK BDM index from 1837, online, BAXTER, Phoebe aged 89, Hoxne 4a, page 383.
  10. Free UK BDM index from 1837, online
  11. Free UK BDM index from 1837, online, HUNT Elizabeth Hartismere 4a 855 TonyRail
    BOYCE James Hartismere 4a 855 walj.
  12. Free UK BDM index from 1837, online, BOYCE      Frances      60      Hoxne      4a     390.
  13. Burials in Britain, DB - National Burial Index (Britain), Frances BOYCE Date 28 Apr 1877 Aged 60 Place Hoxne Description St Peter & St Paul Denomination Anglican County code SFK.