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Elisha Mathew (née Smith)
by Charles Spooner, after Francis Cotesmezzotint, 1760sNPG D9156
by Charles Spooner, printed for Robert Sayer, after Francis Cotesmezzotint, 1760sNPG D9157
by Charles Spooner, after Francis Cotesmezzotint, 1760sNPG D41791
by James Scott, after Sir Joshua Reynoldsmezzotint, 1850s-1880s (1777)NPG D5669
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10 April 2018, 11:23
Other reports have her as dying in childbirth.
07 April 2018, 02:25
Francis Mathew married Ellis or Elisha, the daughter of a James Smyth of Tinney Park in Wicklow, who was described by Horace Walpole as "a perfect beauty", and had her portrait painted by Joshua Reynolds, in 1777, but nevertheless died of the dropsy in 1781.
Francis became the Sheriff of Tipperary in 1769 and was also the Member of Parliament for County Tipperary from 1768 until 1783, when he was created the Baron Landaf of Thomastown on the 12th October 1783, being one of the eight new baronies proposed by Charles James Fox which George III refused to add to the British Peerage
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