FRANCIS STENTON – fool for love?

Francis Stenton

Francis Stenton a handsome half-pay Lieutenant  of the 35th Foot was elected Master of the Ceremonies at the Upper Assembly Rooms in Leamington Spa in 1821 only to be imprisoned for debt 8 years later followed by his mysterious resignation under a cloud.

This is the story of a young man who threw off the chains of the shop floor to become an Army officer in the Napoleonic Wars and who eventually fled to America with his pregnant mistress.  (Previously given to the Leamington History Group.)