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William Fanner

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William Fanner (1811-1871) of De Grave, Short and Fanner

1811 November 21st. Born in Southwark the son of John Fanner, a Lighterman at the Port, and his wife Sarah Manning

1841 William Fanner 25, scale maker, was living in Goswell St., Clerkenwell with Eliza Fanner 25, Eliza Fanner 3, William Fanner 1[1]

1851 Living at 59, St. Martin's-le-Grand, London: William Fanner (age 39 born Southwark), Scale Maker employing 12 men and 1 apprentice. With his wife Eliza Fanner (age 40 born Newington) and their five children; Elizabeth Fanner (age 12 born Clerkenwell); William C. Fanner (age 10 born Clerkenwell); Emily Fanner (age 3 born City of London); Amelia Fanner (age 2 born City of London); and Caroline Fanner (age 7 Months born City of London). Two servants.[2]

1861 Living at 59, St. Martin's-le-Grand, London: Wm Fanner (age 49 born Southwark), Scale Maker employing 15 men. With his wife Eliza Fanner (age 51 born Newington) and their three children; Eliza Sarah Fanner (age 27 born London); Wm Christopher Fanner (age 21 born London), Scale Maker; and Matilda Fanner (age 8 born London). One servant.[3]

1871 May 27th. Died. 'On Saturday evening Mr. William Fanner, of the firm of Messrs. De Grave, Short, and Fanner, makers to her Majesty's Standards Department, Board Trade, Royal Mint, General Post office, Assay Office, carrying business at 59, St. Martin's-le-Grand, City, dropped down dead St. John-street-road, Clerkenwell, not far from Angel. The deceased was taken to the Royal Hospital, Gray's Inn-road, where the body now remains, and inquest will be held on it today.'[4]

1871 Administration to his widow Eliza.

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Sources of Information

  1. 1841 census
  2. 1851 Census
  3. 1861 Census
  4. Clerkenwell News - Tuesday 30 May 1871