Category Archives: Catherine Ann Dinnis

1837 – 1918

Postcard From Flitwick

Wish you were here, having a lovely time, weather good x I am currently enjoying a summer break in Flitwick. It feels odd travelling from Brighton station up to Bedfordshire in August because everyone else is going the other way … Continue reading

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The Life and Times of my great grand-aunt Fanny Dinnis (6)

We last left Fanny in 1910, widowed, aged 63 and living with her daughter Edith Beatrice Saunders, her son-in-law Alexander and their three children. At some point she must have travelled back to England, because the next details in the … Continue reading

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The Life and Times of my Great Grand Aunt Fanny (1)

A few days ago I made contact with some American third cousins once removed, another branch of the Dinnis family. This has been so exciting and is what makes my ancestry search so enjoyable. I was also astounded to receive … Continue reading

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Visiting The Old Ship Hotel in Brighton

During an online search I discovered there is a tour of the Old Ship Hotel in Brighton on the first Friday evening of every month. I was so excited about this because it is the hotel where John Dinnis and … Continue reading

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Oh I do like to be beside the seaside – Ship Street

Here are some photographs taken in Ship Street and of the seafront at Brighton. The Old Ship Hotel is where John Dinnis lived and worked as a Cook and Publican, with his wife Charlotte Robinson and children Catherine Ann, John Henry, … Continue reading

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Middle Street School continued …

In the last post we looked at a couple of famous pupils of the school at the time the Dinnis family would have lived in Middle Street. In this post we shall look at the everyday life of the school. … Continue reading

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Middle Street School

It was only when I got home from my meandering along Middle Street in Brighton the other day that I realised I had walked past one building without it registering on my radar at all. Middle Street School is a … Continue reading

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A Saturday Stroll in September

I took a stroll through my home town. It doesn’t matter when because in my mind it was the 1840s and I was wandering along beside my descendents in the street where they were born, lived and worked. Middle Street is situated in the … Continue reading

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Catherine Ann Dinnis – A little bit more! Links between Brighton and Bedfordshire.

I love this family history stuff, just when you think you’ve tied up all the loose ends about a family member a little bit more information turns up!  I guess you can never really say you’ve finished! I still get … Continue reading

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The Life and Times of Catherine Ann Dinnis 1837-1918

Catherine Ann Dinnis was the first child born to my great great grandfather, John Dinnis and his wife Charlotte (Robinson). She was born in Brighton, christened at St Nicholas Church and spent her first few years living in Middle Street, where her … Continue reading

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