NameHannah BIRCH
Birth1839 or 1840, Amersham, Buckinghamshire
Death12 Jul 1886, 52 Great Coram St, Bloomsbury, London
Burial16 Jul 1886, Kensal Green Cemetery, London
OccupationSinger
EducationA college in Marylebone (1861 census)
FatherJohn BIRCH (1801-1889)
MotherAlice ROGERS (1802-1853)
Misc. Notes
Sometimes sang as a soloist at concerts promoted by the Philharmonic Society. Cited as co-respondent in divorce proceedings brought in 1881 by Jeminna Bindon against husband John. It seems that Hannah eloped with John. In 1882 Sydney Smith brought divorce proceedings against Hannah, who testified to his drunkenness and violence towards her. She was banned to the servants’ hall at mealtimes while his mistress, the children’s nurse Blanche Augustine Pinget, took her place at the dinner table. The divorcewas granted, custody of the children going to their father but SS had to pay all Hannah’s costs and £3 a week in alimony. Hannah’s death registered by Pinget of 28 Birchington Road, Kilburn, ‘present at death’. Buried in the same grave at Kensal Green Cemetery as Blanche E S Smith (buried 1873) and Edward S Smith (buried 7 March 1889).
Spouses
Birth14 Jul 1839, St Peter, Dorset
Death3 Mar 1889, 28 Birchington Road, Kilburn
Burial7 Mar 1889, Kensal Green Cemetery, London
OccupationComposer; professor of music
EducationMendelssohn Conservatorium, Leipzig, 1859
MotherHelen BOYTON (->1881)
Marriage1867
Divorce
ChildrenBlanche Edith Sydney (1868-1873)
 Leonard Sydney (1871-)
 Eustace Sydney (1876-)
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