Frances Eliza “Fanny” <I>Grenfell</I> Kingsley

Frances Eliza “Fanny” Grenfell Kingsley

Taplow, South Bucks District, Buckinghamshire, England
Death 12 Dec 1891 (aged 77)
Burial Eversley, Hart District, Hampshire, England
Memorial ID 95153421 · View Source
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Frances Eliza Grenfell daughter of Pascoe Grenfell.
In 1877 Fanny Kingsley wrote a book about her husband, entitled Charles Kingsley, his Letters and Memories of his Life
Their daughter was Mary St Leger Kingsley, became known as a novelist under the pseudonym of "Lucas Malet"

In the winter of 1874-5, Fanny took ill with a fever. Everyone, including Kingsley, assumed she was dying. For three weeks of that bitter winter, Kingsley hardly left his wife's bedside. Says Ms. Chitty: "The cold in that room was intense, for Dr. Heynes had ordered that all the windows be kept open in order that Fanny could get her breath during her attacks." The result was that her husband, Charles Kingsley himself, caught pneumonia and died. Fanny recovered, wrote a life of her husband (leaving out all the erotic stuff, of course), and died in 1891 at age 77.

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  • Added: 10 Aug 2012
  • Find a Grave Memorial 95153421
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Frances Eliza “Fanny” Grenfell Kingsley (13 Apr 1814–12 Dec 1891), Find a Grave Memorial no. 95153421, citing St Mary Churchyard, Eversley, Hart District, Hampshire, England ; Maintained by Wertypop (contributor 46806984) .