Frances Perry, 2 December 2016

Perry, Frances (Fanny) (1814–1892)


Fanny Perry :The gold locket which contains photographs of both Fanny and Charles Perry.

Founder of the Royal Women’s hospital in Melbourne

by Peter Sherlock

This article was published in Australian Dictionary of Biography, Supplementary Volume, (MUP), 2005

Frances (Fanny) Perry (1814-1892), community worker, was born on 16 June 1814 and baptized on 21 July at the Fish Street Independent Chapel, Kingston-upon-Hull, Yorkshire, England, youngest of ten children of Samuel Cooper, merchant, and his wife Dorothy, née Priestley. Through her brother John at the University of Cambridge, Fanny met Charles Perry, curate at Newtown, a Cambridge parish. Fanny married Charles on 14 October 1841 at Kirk Ella parish church, Yorkshire. They were to have no children. Perry accepted the new bishopric of Melbourne in 1847.

Birth: June 1814 Tranby, Yorkshire, England
Died: 2 December 1892 Miller Bridge, Loughrigg, Westmorland (Cumbria), England
Occupation: Board of Management member,diarist/letter writer
Religious Influence Anglican

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