Fanny Voillet Fernee1

#20180, (1854 - 1923)
FatherEdwin Fernee2 (1830 - 1889)
MotherFanny Voillet2 (c 1831 - 1897)
Relationship2nd great-granddaughter of Samuel Fernee
ChartsSamuel Fernee & Mary Harris - collapsible 6 generation descendant chart

Child of Fanny Voillet Fernee and George Henry Coomber

BirthFanny Voillet Fernee was born in 1854 in Thames Ditton, Surrey.1,3
BaptismShe was baptized on 8 Oct 1854 in Long Ditton and Tolworth, Surrey.2 
(with Parents) 1861 CensusShe appeared on the 1861 Census of Butleigh, Somerset with her parents. Fanny V was 6, a scholar, and born in Thames Ditton, Surrey.3 
1881 CensusFanny V Fernee appeared on the 1881 Census of Paddington, London, at 12 Princes Square. She was 26, a cook, and was born in Godstone, Surrey. She was in an auctioneer's household along with a parlourmaid, housemaid, nursemaid, and nurse.4 
MarriageShe married George Henry Coomber on 17 Feb 1884 in St Nicholas Newport, Lincolnshire.
Details from the certificate: George Henry Coomber, of full age, bachelor, labourer, father George Coomber (deceased);
Fanny Voillet Fernee, full age, spinster, father Edwin Fernee;
They both lived in Wilson Street and were married at the parish church after banns and the witnesses were James Murphy and Catharine Murphy.5 
George Henry Coomber
husband of Fanny Voillet Fernee
Note.In his early life, George resided in the Faversham Workhouse with his siblings.
Later George joined the Metropolitan Police Force before moving to Lincoln to work for an engineering company manufacturing WW1 tanks.6 
1891 CensusGeo and Fanny Violet [sic] appeared on the 1891 Census of Lincoln, Lincolnshire, at 68 Wilson Street where they occupied 4 rooms. George was 32, a tailor [sic], neither an employer nor employed, e.g. working on his own accord, and was born in Favisham [sic, the enumerator in Lincoln was perhaps unfamiliar with the place] Kent. Fanny was 34 and born in Thames Ditton Surrey. Their son Chas Henry was 5 and born in the City of Lincoln. They had one visitor, Walter Adams (single, 25, joiner, London.)7 
Research Note The occupation of Tailor in the 1891 census is the only time he was noted to have that occupation. It is unlike his other recorded occupations so may well be an enumerator error. 
1901 CensusGeorge H and Fanny V Coomber appeared on the 1901 Census of Lincoln, Lincolnshire, at 28 Lindum Avenue. George was 42, a foreman Engine Painter, and was born in Faversham Kent. Fanny was 46 and born in Thames Ditton Surrey. They had one son, Charles H (15, pupil teacher, born Lindoln.)8 
(Son died) Death Their son Charles Henry died 4 Feb 1905 in St George's Hospital, London. He was a student and only 19 years old.9 
1911 CensusGeorge H and Fanny V Coomber appeared on the 1911 Census of Lincoln, Lincolnshire, at 28 Lindum Avenue. They lived in 5 rooms. George was 52, an engine painter, and born in Faversham. Fanny was 54, birthplace Thames Ditton. They had been married 27 years and had one child. With them was niece Alice Delphine Freeman (21, born Croydon) and nephew Thomas Henry Lee (16, engineers apprentice, born Liverpool.)10 
DeathFanny died in 1923 in Lincolnshire.11
BurialShe was buried in St Nicholas Newport. She was in grave E2 and her son and husband were buried in graves E1 & E3. They were all Council-owned.6 
Note.After Fanny died in 1923, her husband George was a great help to their housekeeper Mabel who was a widow with five children to raise. George and Mabel remained lifelong friends.6 
Last Edited29 Jan 2017


  1. FreeBMD. Fanny Voillet Fernee, Dec Q 1854, Kingston RD.
  2. Website International Genealogical Index, parish register extraction (
  3. 1861 Census for England & Wales, RG9/1666 folio 37 page 15 [eccles dist Wells].
  4. 1881 Census for England & Wales, RG11/21 folio 112.
  5. Copy marriage certificate of George Henry Coomber and Fanny Voillet Fernee, married 17 February 1884 in the Registration District of Lincoln.
  6. E-mails from Paul Smith to J Kolthammer.
  7. 1891 Census for England & Wales, RG12/2592 folio 50.
  8. 1901 Census for England & Wales, RG13/3064 folio 20.
  9. Copy death certificate of Charles Henry Coomber, died 4 February 1905, registered 7 February 1905 in the Registration District of St George Hanover, Square.
  10. Image courtesy of Paul Smith.
  11. FreeBMD. Fanny V Coomber, age 66, Jun Q 1923, Lincoln RD.