Thursday, April 21, 2011

Fanny Hill Parker

A 10th Great Grandfather of this woman was Sir Thomas Leigh, the Lord Mayor at the coronation of Elizabeth. Sir Thomas was also Jane Austen's 6th Great Grandfather, and an ancestor of the Spencers. I see a little of Di in her, but fail to see any resemblance at all to Winston Spencer Churchill.

This is not a Depression photograph: it dates from the 1910s or 1920s. For five generations her ancestors had been moving South and West from the comparative security of Maryland and Virginia. She will be in my ORNERY PEOPLE.

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