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Name: Fanny Cheshire

Burial Number: 0744

Gender: Female

Occupation: Governess

Born: 00/00/1832

Died: 21/04/1914

Buried: 24/04/1914


Fanny was born in Aylesbury, the daughter of Joseph and Sarah. She was baptised as Anna Maria Cheshire at St Mary’s Church, Aylesbury on 2nd January 1833. Her father was a draper at the time. By 1835, the family had moved to Stepney where her brother Samuel was born. Fanny was sent to boarding school firstly in Great Marlow and later in Weybridge. She never married and spent much of her life living with her relatives. For a while she took a job as a governess to the children of the rector of Gresham in Norfolk. By 1891, Fanny was living with her brother and his family in Croydon. She then moved to Worthing, boarding in Cambridge Road and then living with her cousin in Warwick Street. She died at her brother Samuel’s home “Pendyke” Belsize Road on 21st April 1914. Probate was granted on 11th May to Samuel Harley Cheshire. Effects £1545 7s 4d.

Researcher: Carol Sullivan

The Grave

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Location in Cemetery

Area: EB Row: 1 Plot: 37

Exact Location (what3words): candle.alert.silver

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



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In memory of Fanny Maria Cheshire died April 21st 1914 aged 81

Further Information


Name: Fanny Maria Cheshire

Gender: Female

Born: 00/00/1832

Town: Aylesbury

County: Buckinghamshire

Country: England


Maiden Name: Not applicable

No marriage information is available for this burial record.

Information at Death

Date of Death: 21/04/1914

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 1: "Pendyke"

Address line 2: Belsize Road

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


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Personal Effects

Money left to others: £1545 7 s 4 d

Current value of effects: £91201.00

Census Information


High Street, Great Marlow, Bucks.

Fanny aged 9 pupil. Ann aged 15, pupil. At school run by Susan Potts.


Weybridge, Surrey

Fanny aged 18, boarder at school run by Susan MacNeir.


In Hankow, China with her brother Samuel.


2 Ellismore Villas, Forst Hill.

Samuel Cheshire aged 35, widower, tea dealer. Fanny aged 38, sister. Elizabeth aged 11. Alice aged 3. Harley aged 2. Charles aged 6 months. Plus 2 servants.


The Rectory, Gresham, Norfolk.

Fanny aged 46, governess in the house of Arthur D Spurgin, rector of Gresham.



10 Crescent Road, Croydon.

Samuel Cheshire aged 55, tea broker. Ada aged 46. Alice aged 23. Harley aged 22, tea broker’s assistant. Fanny M aged 58, sister. Plus 3 servants.


2 China Villas, Cambridge Road, Worthing.

Fanny aged 64, living on own means, boarder in house of Margaret Tracey.


34 Warwick Street, Worthing.

Fanny aged 77, cousin of Joseph Churchill, wine merchant.

Miscellaneous Information

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