According to Lady Tremaine, she and Francis had married for love, and she even viewed him as the light of her life. He was the Master of the Mercer's Guild and knew Ella's father briefly. It was through this acquaintance that Ella's father learned of his death later on, and in turn, led him to ask for the widowed Lady Tremaine's hand in marriage. Francis' death was one of the most prominent factors as to why Lady Tremaine was so bitter, mercenary, and easily jealous.
Francis Tremaine is the husband of Lady Tremaine and the father of Anastasia and Drizella. One night, the starving family is traveling through the forest. Desperate for food and because Marcus is sick, Anastasia and Drizella sneak out for food.
Francis gifts Lady Tremaine with a locket and both lockets glow as a symbol of their love for each other so they can always find one another.
Lord Francis Tremaine and Lady Tremaine continue to raise Anastasia and Drizella, Anastasia refuses the offer, until the birthday party of Drizella, in which she acts all jealous. Anastasia's heart becomes cursed, prompting her to run away to the woods to protect them from her. He uses his locket to track her to the woods but before he can go in, his locket stops glowing. The man then gives up on finding her, out of the belief she has stopped loving him and changes because of losing her.
Later, Marcus eventually comes back with the locket while continuing to raise Drizella. One day, as they are building a snowman, his hat flies onto the ice and Drizella goes to retrieve it, not noticing the ice cracking beneath her. Anastasia goes out to warn her and the ice breaks, taking the two girls underneath the freezing water. Marcus dives in after them and retreives them both. Lady Tremaine becomes angry with Marcus for nearly allowing their daughters to drown. After much CPR Anastasia and Drizella are revived.
As she eventually becomes known as Lady Tremaine, grows bitter with Marcus over the incident and goes on to conspire with a prince to murder him; resulting in his death. Anastasia and Drizzella , not knowing their mother's involvement in their father's death, vow revenge on the prince but later finds out the truth from Tiana.
The mention of his name contradicts the information given previously in the Disney Villains: Top Secret Files, which had stated that Anastasia's and Drizella's father's last name was "Tremaine".