Frances Mary Owen

OWEN, Frances Mary (née Synge). b. Glanmore Castle, County Wicklow, Ireland, 16 April 1842; d. Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, 19 June 1883. Born into the Irish landed gentry, she married (1870) the Revd J.A. Owen, sometime Fellow of University College, Oxford, and subsequently a housemaster at Cheltenham College. She helped her husband in the care of boys in his house, and also did much work in Cheltenham with friendless girls and the education of working people. Her influence in the town was so great that after her sudden death, a subscription was raised for ‘The Frances Owen Home’ for friendless girls. As a young woman she published, with two others, presumably relatives or sisters, a book...

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