Today’s Ancestor Anniversary marks the Baptism on this day in 1854 of my maternal great grandmother Lucy Dickins. Although she was born and died in London her Baptism took place in East Tytherley, Hampshire which is where Lucy’s mother’s family were from.
Lucy was born 29th March 1853 in Shoreditch in London and her parents moved to a few different places. She married Edward George Dartnell on Christmas Day 1874 in Lambeth, Surrey and they had five children, one of which was my dear Gran, Lucy Sinclair. (Just out of interest, the father of Lucy’s husband is the one mentioned in the Surprises! Category in the menu on the right who worked at the Atheneum Club).
Lucy died aged only 41 in 1894, and her husband went on to marry two other ladies later, but that’s another story!!
We are lucky to have a family bible which belonged to Lucy. The inscription inside the front cover reads: “Miss Lucy Dickens from her affectionate Mother March 29th 1865” which would have been on Lucy’s 12th birthday.
I remember when I was much younger, my dear Gran mentioning her mother, and how I wish now that I had paid more attention to what Gran was saying as I really can’t remember the things she told me about Lucy Dickins.