Hannah Lightfoot

Hannah Lightfoot

Born 1730

Hannah Lightfoot the 'Fair Quaker' who is erroneously said to have been the first wife of George III of the United Kingdom.

related links


Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Hannah Lightfoot.


1730 Birth Born in 1730.


1753 23 Years Old 1 More Event
She married (apparently without the knowledge of her mother) outside her faith at Keith's Chapel, Curzon Street, Mayfair, on 11 December 1753, Isaac Axford, grocer, of St Martin Ludgate, London.
1755 25 Years Old She had absconded from her husband by 1 January 1755, but it was reported on 3 September 1755 that her mother 'was not fully satisfied she was absented from her husband'.
1756 26 Years Old The officials of her church reported on 7 January 1756 that she could not be found and agreed that a Testimony of Denial be prepared against her for marrying against their rules. … Read More
1757 27 Years Old As 'Mrs Hannah Axford formerly Miss Hannah Lightfoot' she was bequeathed an annuity of £40 for life by Robert Pearne of Isleworth, an old friend of the family, in his will dated 26 January 1757 and proved 4 April 1757. … Read More
1758 28 Years Old Her whereabouts were unknown to her family by 1758.
Hannah's husband Isaac Axford remarried in Wiltshire, describing himself as a widower, in December 1759, but he may not have known whether Hannah was dead or alive.
Original Authors of this text are noted on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hannah_Lightfoot.
Text is made available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License.