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(Film still from “Double Indemnity,” 1944)
Elizabeth Taylor photographed by Clarence Sinclair Bull in 1948
Frances Tucker Montresor (portrait by Copley, 1778) (1744–1826) was born in New York, child of Thomas Tucker of Bermuda, a Lieutenant in the British army. She married John Montresor (1736–1799), then also a Lieutenant in the British army. In 1775, Montresor was commissioned as Chief Engineer in America with the rank of Captain. He bought Montresor’s (now Randall’s) Island in New York Harbor. General William Howe’s aide-de-camp at Brandywine in 1778.