Frances Floyer

Frances Floyer

Born 1745
Died Dec 20, 1798 in Alloa, Clackmannshire


Daughter of Charles Floyer (ca. 1713-1766), Governor of Madras (1747-1750), and Mary Berriman. Married (1770) to John Erskine, with whom she had at least 9 children. Cousin of Norton Nicholls, her father being the brother of Nicholls' mother, Jane.

Life with Boswell: 

Boswell at some time briefly considered her as a possible candidate for marriage (letter to Temple of September 25, 1763). He had met her a few months earlier in London.