Frances Evelyn Boscawen was known as a literary hostess, correspondent and member of the Bluestockings Society.
She was born Frances Evelyn Glanville on 23 July 1719 at Street Clere, Kemsing, Kent.
Their children were:
Edward Hugh Boscawen (13 September 1744 - 1774)
The heirs male descending from this marriage are in remainder to the earldom of Gower and the baronetcy only. William Glanville Boscawen (11 August 1749 - 21 April 1769), died aged 19. After Boscawen"s death in 1761, Frances returned to her London house at 14 South Audley Street, where she became an important hostess of Bluestocking meetings
Her guests included Elizabeth Montagu, Doctor Johnson, James Boswell, Joshua Reynolds, Frances Reynolds, Elizabeth Carter, and later Hannah More, who described her as "sage" in her 1782 poem The Bas Bleu, or, Conversation, published in 1784.
Her widowhood inspired Edward Young"s 1761 poem Resignation. She "was widely known in literary London as a model letter-writer and conversationalist, prized for her wit, elegance, and warm heart," according to a present-day scholar.
Frances died at home in London on 26 February 1805.