Fanny Elizabeth Leach 1866 - 1902

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Willie's first wife who died young aged 36.

Years ago I remember my mother telling me she believed Willie Higgs married twice and had a son Harry and a daughter Nan

Some of the below facts were found on

In the 1881 Census we see Fanny living with her parents at 7 Betterton Street. Fanny married Willie on 5th May 1889 in the Parish of St. Giles in the Field

They first had a daughter Elizabeth Fanny Higgs born on 7th August 1890. Then a son, Harry, born in 1896 ( referred to on this site as Big Harry).

Lastly they had a second daughter Frides Adelaide Annie born 12th July 1892 (known as Nan, see above).

Fanny Elizabeth died of smallpox on a hospital ship Endymion, moored in the Thames

Archive: Betterton Street [921]

Birth Marriage Death
20th May 1866 796 5th May 1889 101 17th February 1902 222, 600