Category Archives: George Dinnis

1853 – 1906

Middle Street School

It was only when I got home from my meandering along Middle Street in Brighton the other day that I realised I had walked past one building without it registering on my radar at all. Middle Street School is a … Continue reading

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Life & Times of Fanny Dinnis continued …

Following on from the marriage of Fanny Dinnis to John William Forbes in 1876, the next piece of information about them comes from the London, England, Births and Baptisms Directory. Their first child was baptised on July the 8th 1877 … Continue reading

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The Life and Times of Fanny Dinnis 1846 – 1927

Fanny Dinnis was my great-grand aunt, the sister of my great-grandfather, George Dinnis. Their parents were John Dinnis and Charlotte Robinson. Fanny was born in Brighton in 1846 and baptised at The Chapel Royal in North Street. At that time the family … Continue reading

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The Life and Times of Charlotte Harriet Dinnis 1850 – 1935

Charlotte Harriet Dinnis was my great grand-aunt – older sister of George Dinnis, my great-grandfather. She was born in Brighton in 1850, and was baptised at The Chapel Royal, North Street. About three months before Charlotte Harriet’s birth there had been a … Continue reading

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Occupations – George Dinnis, Confectioner

When I first read the England Census for 1881, it said that my great grandfather’s  occupation was a confectioner. I assumed this meant he made and sold sweets, but it turns out not to be the case. On reading the booklet … Continue reading

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The Life and Times of Catherine Ann Dinnis 1837-1918

Catherine Ann Dinnis was the first child born to my great great grandfather, John Dinnis and his wife Charlotte (Robinson). She was born in Brighton, christened at St Nicholas Church and spent her first few years living in Middle Street, where her … Continue reading

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The Packet Inn (part one)

The Packet Inn was located in Steine Street, near the bottom of St James’ Street in Brighton. This is very close to the seafront and is about three doors down from The Queens Head – where my great great grandfather John Dinnis lived and … Continue reading

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I’m British – Let’s Talk About the Weather

In Britain we talk about the weather. A lot.  At the moment we’re enjoying a hot summer with some showers.  Back in the summer of 1850 when John and Charlotte Dinnis lived in Brighton with their young family I think they would … Continue reading

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John Henry Dinnis

I recently wrote a post about the young Dinnis children born to John and Charlotte during the mid 1800s.  The second child born was their first son – John Henry Dinnis, born in October 1843 and baptised at Brighton Chapel Royal … Continue reading

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Death of my Great Grandfather’s twin sister

George Dinnis, my great grandfather was baptised on the 18 May 1853 along with his twin sister, Cora at the Brighton Chapel Royal.  The next document I came across unfortunately was the death certificate of little Cora in July 1856. … Continue reading

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