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Name: Fanny Chandler

Burial Number: 1060

Gender: Female

Occupation: Governess; Matron/ Superintendent

Distinction: Industrial School Matron

Born: 12/7/1836

Died: 00/12/1921

Buried: 07/12/1921


Fanny was born in Capel, Surrey, the daughter of George and Hannah nee Rapley. Her father worked as a labourer. Fanny was sent to school in Hove and after leaving, worked as a governess. By 1871, she was working in London at a girl’s industrial school. These schools were set up for troublesome and difficult girls, where they were taught domestic tasks and given an education. Most of the girls were sent there by the courts after causing trouble although some parents applied to send their daughters to these schools because they couldn’t control them. On 31st October 1884, a new school was certified at 14 Somerset Street, Bristol. It was called Stanhope House and took 60 girls. Fanny became the superintendent/matron of the school and was still there in 1911. The school closed in 1918. Fanny moved to Worthing, lodging with Charles and Mary Hephzibah Cooper at 17 Milton Street. She died here in early December 1921. No probate.

Stanhope House Industrial School had originally been established on Fort Row in 1866. The school moved to larger premises in Somerset Street in 1884. The new house had a large garden, more schoolrooms and a large kitchen. It is now a probation hostel.

Fanny is sitting on the far left of the image. This is taken when she was Matron and School Mistress at Bristol Industrial School for Girls, 14 Somerset Street.

Researcher: Carol Sullivan

The Grave

No headstone image available

Location in Cemetery

Area: SES Row: 11 Plot: 23

Exact Location (what3words): loved.appear.fortunate

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



None Found - Listed in Heene Cemetery Index of Graves


None Found - Listed in Heene Cemetery Index of Graves

Further Information


Name: Fanny Chandler

Gender: Female

Born: 12/7/1836

Town: Capel

County: Surrey

Country: England


Maiden Name: Not applicable

No marriage information is available for this burial record.

Information at Death

Date of Death: 00/12/1921

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 1: 17

Address line 3: Milton Street

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


No obituary has been entered.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: No value recorded

Current value of effects: Not calculated

Census Information


Capel Village, Surrey

George aged 60, ag lab. Hannah aged 50. Sarah aged 20. Esther aged 12. Hannah aged 9. Fanny aged 5.


Lansdowne Square School, 1-5 Lansdowne Square, Hove, Sussex.

Fanny aged 14, pupil at school run by Frances Restell and Isabella Brunskill.


Lock House, Coldharbour, Oxenhall, Glos.

Thomas Godsall aged 32, lock keeper. Mary aged 36. William aged 7. Fanny Chandler aged 24, sister-in-law, governess.


Girl’s Industrial School, Stockwell Road, Lambeth, Surrey

Fanny aged 34, school mistress.


Portland Street Industrial School, Westbury, Bristol.

Fanny aged 42, matron.


Stanhope House Industrial School, Somerset Street, Bristol.

Fanny aged 54, matron.


Industrial School, 14 Somerset Street, Bristol.

Fanny aged 64, matron.


Industrial School, 14 Somerset Street, Bristol.

Fanny aged 74, matron.


17 Milton Street, Worthing.

Fanny aged 84, lodging with Charles and Mary Hephzibah Cooper and family.

Miscellaneous Information

No miscellaneous information is available for this burial record.