At the Circulating Library Author Information: Francis Glasse

Author: Francis Glasse (1784–1856)

Biography: Francis Glasse was born in 1784 in London, the son of Francis Glasse. He served in the army as a captain. In 1806, he married Eliza Stimpson and the couple had two children. His wife was the sister of Jamaican estate owner the Hon. William Stimpson—when Stimpson died, his estate (including slaves) descended to his nephew and sister. Glasse and his wife apparently separated (perhaps divorced) and she died in 1844. Before that, Glasse was living with Annette (or Anne) Adams who he married in 1853. As a retired officer on half-pay, Glasse wrote the novel Ned Clinton (1825), the poems Belgic Pastorals (1829), Joe Oxford (1830), and Memoirs of Andrew Winpenny, Count de Deux Sois (1838). He died in 1856 in Boulogne.


References: British Census (1841, 1851)

Fiction Titles:

  1. Memoirs of Andrew Winpenny, Count de Deux Sous: Comprising Numerous Adventures in Different Countries, and Exposing the Craft and Roguery Practiced in Life.  1 vol.  London: W. Strange, 1838.