Fanny Elizabeth Qumnby was born about April 1859 in Peterborough. She married Henry Waite Buckton on 16 October 1883 at the church of St John the Evangelist, Wortley, Leeds. Fanny was 24 and the daughter of James Quemby, a labourer. Henry was shown to be 25 years old, he worked as a mason and was the son of Henry Buckton (deceased), a delver. Henry senior was the brother of Thomas Buckton.

Henry and Fanny had at least four children:

  • Louise Henry (1885-1957)
  • Helen (1887-1906)
  • Sidney (1890-1891)
  • Annie (1894-1910)
  • according to the 1911 census Fanny had one other child who did not survive.

Fanny and Henry were living at 21 Northbrook Street at the time of the 1891 Census with their three eldest children and a lodger called James Brown. Henry is recorded as a stone mason.

The 1901 census shows Fanny living with her husband and three of her children at 25 Ashton Place in the parish of St Aiden’s, near to the Beckett Street cemetery. Louise was working as a stone mason.

Fanny’s husband Henry died in 1902 and Fanny was living with her eldest son and his wife at 208 York Road at the time of the 1911 census.

Fanny died on 3 February 1915 and was burried in the churchyard at St Matthew’s church on 6 February in the same grave as her Uncle Thomas. She had still been living at 208 York Road.

Gravestone of Fanny Elizabeth Buckton (nee Quernby)

In
Loving Memory
of
THOMAS BUCKTON
WHO DIED AUGUST 9TH 1896
AGED 83 YEARS
UNTIL THE DAY BREAK
ALSO FANNY ELIZABETH BUCKTON
WHO DIED FEBRUARY 3RD 1915
IN HER 55TH YEAR
ALSO IN LOVING MEMORY OF
MARY WATSON SISTER OF
THE ABOVE NAMED THOMAS BUCKTON
WHO DIED APRIL 17TH 1922
IN HER 77TH YEAR