The life and times of my great grand-aunt Fanny Dinnis (3)

Fanny Dinnis married John William Forbes on 9 December 1876, and the next information I can find comes in the birth and baptism records, when we can see their first daughter, Edith Beatrice Forbes was baptised on July 8th 1877 so I guess she was quite premature!

London Births and Baptisms 1813 - 1906

London Births and Baptisms 1813 – 1906

Looking at the entry above Edith Beatrice it shows that on the same day John Taylor Dinnis, son of George and Catherine Dinnis was baptised. We know that sadly little John Taylor Dinnis didn’t live for very long, passing away in February 1878.

My American cousins have sent me this photograph of Fanny Forbes Dinnis and Edith Beatrice Forbes taken in 1878.

Fanny Dinnis (Forbes) and Edith Forbes 1878

Fanny Dinnis (Forbes) and Edith Forbes 1878

From the London Births and Baptisms 1813 – 1906 we see that Fanny and John William had another two children, both baptised on 27 November 1881. John Dinnis Hamilton Forbes was born on 8 May 1879 and Ethel Lilian Forbes on 18 October 1881.

London Births and Baptisms, John Dinnis Hamilton Forbes, Ethel Lilian Forbes

London Births and Baptisms, John Dinnis Hamilton Forbes, Ethel Lilian Forbes

The England Census of 1881 confirms John, Fanny Forbes, Edith Beatrice and John Dinnis Hamilton Forbes (age 1) were living in Peckham, Lambeth. Also living at this address is Lucy Hamilton age 27, a boarder whose occupation is listed as a Milliner. Looking back at the 1871 census, Lucy was also living with the family in Islington. She was born in Brighton, so possibly moved up there when the Forbes family moved. I wonder if John Dinnis Hamilton Forbes was named after her?

1881 England Census

1881 England Census

The next post will tell the next chapter, which looks to be a sad one in the life of the Dinnis Forbes family.

 

 

 

 

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4 Responses to The life and times of my great grand-aunt Fanny Dinnis (3)

  1. Mary Cundiff says:

    Oh thank you Jackie. I am really enjoying your posts. I’m very curious about Lucy. Edith Forbes’ husband was Alexander Hamilton Seligman (Saunders once in America). I wonder if Lucy was related to him and that’s how they met.? Very curious. I so wish i had time to do some serious research but the moving process had started and there is just no time. Thanks again.looking forward to your next post

    • Oh wow, now you’ve got me thinking about Edith’s husband and the whole ‘Hamilton’ connection. I shall look into it later on today and let you know what I find! I understand you’re busy at the moment, there’s no rush, it’ll be a very interesting year for you and your sister going through everything and I look forward to sharing it with you.

  2. paulaacton says:

    I love the ‘premature’ idea lol when I was doing my family tree it was one of the things my gran wanted me too look into as there seemed to be some confusion about her parents wedding anniversary turns out her brother was ‘premature’ as well, infact there seemed to be quite a lot of it going on at the time lol

    • It’s one of those things that has really changed over time isn’t it, the ‘shame’ about being born out of wedlock! I’m particularly interested because this happened to my mother, she never knew who her father was, and I’m having a great time playing detective now. Actually she didn’t want to know, but now she’s passed on I feel it’s okay for me to try to find out. Families are funny things! x

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