Frances Barkley

Frances Barkley was wife of Captain Charles William Barkley, who traveled with him. She is considered to be the first European woman to have ever visited Canada's west coast.[1] Frances was the first woman to sail around the world without deception. Only two women are known to have sailed around the world before Frances: Jeanne Baré, disguised as a man, and Rose de Freycinet, wife of Louis de Freycinet, as a stowaway.[2]


  1. ^ Hill, Beth; Converse, Cathy (2008-01-01). The Remarkable World of Frances Barkley: 1769-1845. TouchWood Editions. ISBN 9781894898782.
  2. ^ BARKLEY, Frances Archived 2010-10-25 at the Wayback Machine, ABCBookWorld