The Earls of Essex, their wives and children

Portrait of Frances Hanbury Williams, 1st wife of William Anne Holles

Frances Hanbury Williams (1735-1759), Countess of Essex, 1st wife of William Anne Holles, 4th Earl of Essex

Sir Joshua Reynolds and studio

Oil on canvas 97 x 71.9 cm (38 1/4 x 28 in)

Frances Hanbury Williams was the daughter of Sir Charles Hanbury Williams, KB, of Hampton Court, near Leominster, Herefordshire, and the maternal granddaughter of Thomas, Earl of Coningsby from whom her son George, upon the death of his grandmother, added the name Coningsby to that of Capel. Frances died in childbirth in 1759.