Ari’s 5x great-grandmother Fanny Briant was born in 1816 in Corfe Mullen, Dorset.

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I don’t know who her parents were (no baptism record has been found, and the space for father’s name on her marriage certificate is blank). The 1816 baptism records for Corfe Mullen seem to be missing, and there are no other Briant or Bryant baptisms in neighbouring years.

I have not been able to find her in the 1841 census.

Fanny married William Thomas Butt on 10 September 1844 at St Hubert’s church in Corfe Mullen.

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Their daughter Elizabeth was born on 29 July 1846. Sadly, Fanny died just over a year later, on 26 October 1847, in Christchurch, at the age of 31. Her death certificate gives the cause as intussusception. This happens when a part of the intestine folds into the section next to it. She was suffering for three days before she died. No burial has been found.

Baby Elizabeth went to live with her paternal grandmother.

Ari, this is how you are related to Fanny Briant:

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