Stephen Fox, 1st Earl of Ilchester
Elizabeth Strangways-Horner
(c 1722-c 1793)
Christian Henrietta Caroline Fox-Strangways


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Colonel John Dyke Acland

Christian Henrietta Caroline Fox-Strangways

  • Born: 3 January 1750, Kilmington, Somerset 1297
  • Christened: 16 January 1750, St. James's, Piccadilly, London
  • Marriage: Colonel John Dyke Acland on 7 January 1771 in Redlynch Park, Somerset 1297
  • Died: 21 July 1815, Tetton House, Kingston, Somerset aged 65 1297

bullet  General Notes:

Diarist. In 1776 John Dyke Acland was serving as a major in the 20th foot when his regiment was sent with Burgoyne's army to North America, for which campaign he was accompanied by his wife, valet, lady's maid, and dog. On 9 October 1777, two nights after her husband had been wounded and taken prisoner at the second battle of Saratoga (Bemis Heights), Lady Harriet\emdash herself several months pregnant\emdash crossed the Hudson River in an open boat, accompanied by her maid, a military chaplain, and Acland's valet, to join him in captivity and nurse him back to health. They travelled under a white flag of truce, and Lady Harriet also carried a laissez-passer from Burgoyne to the American general Horatio Gates. Accounts of that night differ, but all agree that she was treated with great courtesy by General Gates, who described her as 'the most amiable, delicate little piece of Quality you ever beheld.'


bullet  Noted events in her life were:

1. Resided: 1796, Pixton Park, Pixton, Devon. 1297

2. Resided: 1797, Tetton House, Kingston, Somerset. 1297


Christian married Colonel John Dyke Acland, son of Sir Thomas Acland, 7th Baronet and Elizabeth Dyke, on 7 January 1771 in Redlynch Park, Somerset.1297 (Colonel John Dyke Acland was born on 18 February 1747 in North Petherton, Somerset 1298, christened on 19 February 1747 in North Petherton, Somerset,1056 died on 22 November 1778 in Pixton Park, Pixton, Devon 1056 and was buried on 28 November 1778 in Broadclyst Parish Church, Devon.) The cause of his death was A chill.

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