Ann St John

Ann St John worked at Whittington House in the service of Frederick Swanwick. She died during the night of 14th August 1838.

The inquest report from the Derbyshire Courier 18th August 1838 states that Ann died “by the visitation of God”. I have never seen that verdict before.

She was buried the day after she died on August 15th in Old Whittington churchyard and in the burial record there has been written “Received of Charles Grimes the sum of one penny for allowing the remains of his sister Ann St John to be conveyed into the rectory lane for internment” signed by the Curate R Robinson.

I visited her grave today at St Bartholomews the headstone is still there but the wording is a bit faded now.

Picture taken 8th March 2022 by Linda Bell

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