Category Archives: John William Forbes

The life and times of my great grand-aunt Fanny Dinnis (5)

My previous post (The life and times of my great grand-aunt Fanny (4) concluded in 1894 with the death of Fanny’s father, John Dinnis, following on from the deaths of her two youngest children in 1889. In the England Census of 1891 Edith … Continue reading

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The life and times of my great grand-aunt Fanny (4)

I have had trouble confirming some of the information in this post. I am hoping that in a few months time my American cousins may find some death certificates and then we will know for sure. I will try to say exactly … Continue reading

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The life and times of my great grand-aunt Fanny Dinnis (2)

Thanks to information gained from the England Census in 1851 it is possible to confirm Fanny was aged 5 in this year and two more children had been added to the family. Harry was born in 1848 and Charlotte Harriet … Continue reading

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The Very Short Life & Times of John Taylor Dinnis

John Taylor Dinnis was the first-born child of George Dinnis and Catherine Taylor. He was christened at Holy Trinity Church in Islington, London on July 8th 1877. From the details given below, we can see John Taylor was christened at … Continue reading

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Life & Times of Fanny Dinnis continued …

Following on from the marriage of Fanny Dinnis to John William Forbes in 1876, the next piece of information about them comes from the London, England, Births and Baptisms Directory. Their first child was baptised on July the 8th 1877 … Continue reading

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