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Friday 2 August 2013

Flashback Friday - Fanny Brewer of Burchett's Green

** Originally posted 31st July 2012**

Monument to Fanny Brewer, St James the Less, Stubbings.

"Scared to the memory of Fanny.  Loved and loving wife of Frederick Brewer of Woodlands, Burchetts Green.  Who died Nov 5th 1894 aged 46 years.
And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes
He giveth his beloved sleep."

Fanny Brewer was born Fanny Hawkins at St George the Martyr, Surrey 1848 to Charles, a clerk in a paper mill and Esther Hawkins.  On 12th January 1876 Fanny married Frederick Brewer, an accountant, and became saddled with a name that would make many of us titter today.  Fanny Brewer.

Fanny and Frederick had no (living) children despite their 18 year marriage.  Fanny passed away in 1894 aged just 46 years.  Throughout their lives together Fanny's sister Jessie Ann lived with them.

Sadly I cannot find what happened to Frederick or Jessie after Fanny's death, as they seem to vanish from the records.


  1. Such a beautiful memorial as well

  2. Nice to see your posts -- Thank you for sharing on Taphophile Tragics!

  3. Always nice to see your flashback posts -- Thank you for sharing on Taphophile Tragics!


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