Clement-Jones family - Person Sheet
Clement-Jones family - Person Sheet
NameFlorence Henrietta FISHER, 7780
Birth1863
Death1920
FatherHerbert William FISHER , 7778 (1826-1903)
MotherMary Louisa JACKSON , 7781 (1841-1916)
Spouses
Birth1850
Death1906
EducationEton and Trinity College Cambridge
FatherJohn Gorham MAITLAND , 7827 (1818-1863)
ChildrenErmengard , 7825 (1888-1966)
 Fredegond , 7826 (1889-1949)
Birth1848
Death1925
FatherCharles Robert DARWIN , 5939 (1809-1882)
MotherEmma WEDGWOOD , 7875 (1808-1896)
Notes for Florence Henrietta FISHER
Florence Henrietta, Lady Darwin, (née Fisher, 1863 (or 1864) – 5 March 1920), was an English playwright.

Florence Henrietta Fisher was born in Kensington, London, the daughter of Herbert William Fisher (1826–1903), author of Considerations on the Origin of the American War and his wife Mary Louisa Jackson (1841–1916). Florence's brother was the MP Herbert Fisher and her sister Adeline Maria Fisher was the first wife of the composer Ralph Vaughan Williams. Lady Darwin was also a first cousin of writer Virginia Woolf and her sister Vanessa Bell.

She married first Frederic William Maitland (1850–1906), jurist and historian, and they had two daughters Ermengard and Fredegond. Fredegond was a poet who married the economist Gerald Frank Shove.
On 3 March 1913 Florence became the third wife of Sir Francis Darwin, the twice-widowed botanist son of Charles Darwin. He was also a second cousin once removed of her sister's husband Ralph Vaughan Williams, Josiah Wedgwood being their shared ancestor. There were no children from this marriage.

Posthumously published were Six Plays (1921), including the plays The New Year, The Seeds of Love, Princess Royal, My Man John, Bushes and Briars and The Lover's Tasks. A book called Green Broom was published in 1923.
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