Friends of Hastings Cemetery
Fanny Mary Shaw was the wife of Frank Herbert Shaw. Born Fanny Mary Edwards, the daughter of a Church of England vicar, she married Frank Herbert Shaw in her father’s church in Minety, Wiltshire on 26th September 1883. At the time Frank Shaw was living in Chester, although his father, also a doctor, lived in St Leonards.
Frank Shaw’s family had originally come from Middlesex, but were already living in Hastings in 1871 at 33 Marina. His father was a homeopathic physician.
By Frank and Fanny were living at 33 Warrior Square (possibly the same address?) and Frank was a medical student, as was his older brother Charles. The family were obviously quite comfortably off as by 1881 the household included a lady’s maid, cook, housemaid and footman. He trained at Kings College and Guy’s Hospital in London and also studied in Germany, and became a surgeon.
The Frank Herbert Shaws had four sons and a daughter. Margaret was
born in 1885 in Chester, Douglas, (5 in 1891, Malcolm (3 in 1891) and Kenneth born 1891, were born in Hastings. Cuthbert was born in 1893 also in Hastings.
Douglas Frank Shaw died on October 6th 1891 at the age of 5 and is buried at EE M07, just behind his parent’s grave.
Hastings and St Leonards Observer -
DEATH OF MRS. FRANK SHAW :o: FORMER LIBERAL WORKER.
The deepest sympathy will be extended to Mr. Frank Shaw in the death of his wile, which occurred somewhat suddenly, at The Gables, Pevensey-
Her work for the Association was very variable, though of late years, owing to failing health, she had not been able to take the same active participation in its afairs as formerly. At one time Mr. Frank Shaw stood for the Hastings School Board, and was elected, but increasing pressure of business compelled him to relinquish his seat. A year or two ago his wife went to Switzerland for her health, and returned greatly benefited. The news of her death came a severe shock to her many friends in St. Leonards and Hastings. Mrs. Frank Shaw was the daughter oi a clergyman, now deceased. She and her husband came to Hastings about 1885, living at Wellington-
On Wednesday evening the Vespers for the Dead were held at Christ Church, St. Leonards, the coffin being placed in front the chancel, covered with beautiful white wreaths and lighted with tapers. A Calvary Cross extended the length the coffin.
THE FUNERAL SERVICE took place at Christ Church, St. Leonards, Thursday morning, at ten o'clock. The Rector (the Rev. Bernard Moultrie) officiated, the Rev. F. J. Watson reading the Lesson. The hyms were Just as I am, ' the Resurrection Morning, ' and Peace Perfect Peace.'' Mr. W. Goss Custard presided at the organ, and played " O, Rest in the Lord." As the coffin was borne from the church the Choir sang the Nunc Dimittis-