Woonton, Frances (b.1823, d.1902)
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Gown was hand sewn by Mrs Jas. Woonton in England.
The gown was used for christening outfits by 4 children of Frances Woonton (1823-1902) and James Woonton (1819-1902) who married in England 1846. Their children were Susan Woonton (1847-1854), Fanny Woonton (1849-1943), Thomas Henry Woonton (1853-1940) and Bessie Grace Woonton (1867-1944, christened at St Lukes on 2 July 1867). Fanny Woonton jnr married James Reid in 1871 and they had 8 children who were all christened in this gown- Francis Jane, James David, Robert William, Fanny Charlotte, Albert Woonton, Amy Bessie, Annie Millicent, Nellie Muriel. Bessie Grace married William Holmes Hartley and had 6 children who were christened in this gown- Ina Woonton, Arthur Frederick, Linda Gertrude, Lila Constance, Vera Frances and Frank William. 8 great great grandchildren were also christened in this gown.
H 1070mm x W 330mm x D 50mm (if hung as in picture, sleeves are widest point)
264mm decorated panel
23mm wide eyelet embroidery
18mm false hem
24mm wide ribbon