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Francis Tuckett

was born at the Manor House, Frenchay on 19th December 1802, son of Philip Debell & Elizabeth.

In 1832, in anticipation of his marriage the following year to Mariana Fox of Falmouth, he bought the Old House, Frenchay, and added the conservatory.

Like his children, he was a person with insatiable appetite for life and formidable physical and intellectual energy. Apart from his world wide traveling, he was a diligent and successful leather merchant, a skilled horticulturalist, a keen horseman and cricketer, equally at home in the world of arts and sciences and ever active in many aspects of social reform, local philanthropy and the work of the Society of Friends.


Francis later in life.




He died in Naples on 5th February 1868.