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Henry PLAYFORD [22596]
Mary Ann RICHARDSON [22601]
Rev Robert STEELE [22597]
Sarah DAVID [28633]
(Cir 1783-1850)
George Frederick PLAYFORD of Highfields Forrest Row SFK [1594]
(Abt 1809-1903)
Lucy STEELE [1595]

Margaret PLAYFORD [9]


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Lieut R.N. Theodore George FENN [8]

Margaret PLAYFORD [9]

  • Born: 20 Dec 1847
  • Christened: 8 Mar 1848, Worth SSX
  • Marriage: Lieut R.N. Theodore George FENN [8] on 1 Nov 1876 in Forrest Row Sussex
  • Died: 26 Sep 1921, Chichester SSX aged 73

bullet  General Notes:

1848 Birth March quarter, E Grinstead 7 376.

Fenn - Playford.
November 1 at Forrest Row, by Rev R.G. Gray, vicar of Crawley Down, assisted by Rev G. Fisher vicar of the parish, Theodore George Fenn Esq 2nd son of late Thomas Harrold Fenn Esq Nayland, Suffolk, to Margaret eldest daughter of George Playford Esq Highfields, Forrest Row, Suffolk.
Ref: Essex Standard Friday, 3 Nov 1876.

Fenn Margaret of Summersdale Lodge Chichester widow died 26 September 1921 Probate Chichester 11 November 1921 to Richard Playford Fenn schoolmaster and Lucy Dorothea Tonkin (wife of the reverent Lancelot Arthur Tonkin).
Effects L4651 7s 1d.
National Probate Calendar.


bullet  Other Records

1. Census: England, 30 Mar 1851, Grove Farm Worth SSX. Margaret is recorded as a daughter aged 3 born Worth SSX

2. Census: England, 8 Apr 1861, East Grinstead SSX. Margaret is recorded as a daughter aged 13 born Worth SSX

3. Census: England, 2 Apr 1871, East Grinstead SSX. Margaret is recorded as Head of house unmarried aged 23 born Worth

4. Census: England, 3 Apr 1881, Park Cottage Easeborne Midhurst SSX. Margaret is recorded as a wife aged 33yrs, born Worth SSX.

5. Margaret Playford: Affidavit, 3 Jan 1890.
In the Supreme Court of New Zealand
Otago and Southland District.
In the Will of Theodore George Fenn deceased.
I Margaret Fenn of Littlebourne near Dunedin in the provincial district of Otago in the Colony of New Zealand Widow make oath and say as follows:
1 Theodore George Fenn formerly of Easebourne in the County of Sussex in England Navigating Lieutenant in the Royal Navy and afterwards for about seven years up to the date of his death residing at or near Dunedin aforesaid was my husband and was resident at Littlebourne aforesaid within this district.
2 The said Theodore George Fenn died at Littlebourne aforesaid on the twentieth day of December one thousand eight hundred and eighty nine.
3 I believe the paper writing now produced bearing date the sixth day of March one thousand eight hundred and seventy seven and marked with the letter "A" to be the last Will and Testament of the said Theodore George Fenn deceased and that I am the executrix therein named.
4 I will faithfully execute the said Will by paying the debts and legacies of the said deceased as far as the property will extend and the law binds.
Sworn at Dunedin aforesaid this third day of January one thousand eight hundred and ninety.
Margaret Fenn
Before me:
P Duncan a solicitor of the Supreme Court of New Zealand.

6. Census: England, 5 Apr 1891, 52 Hadlow Rd Tunbridge Kent. Margaret is recorded as head of house a widow aged 43 born Worth SSX Also in the house were two servants

7. Census: England, 31 Mar 1901, Dodsley Park Easebourne SSX. Margaret is recorded as head of house a widow aged 52 living on means born Worth SSX also in the house was a general servant.

8. Census: England, 2 Apr 1911, Midhurst Easebourne SSX. Margaret is described as head of a 7 room house a widow aged 63 with 7 children 5 still living, living on private means born Worth SSX

9. Margaret Playford: Family of Margaret and Theodore Fenn, Cir 1890.
London Portrait Room Dunedin NZ L to R Dick, Francis, Mrs Fenn, John, Lucy, Thomas.

10. Margaret Playford.
Image Courtesy J Fox


Margaret married Lieut R.N. Theodore George FENN [8] [MRIN: 3], son of Dr Thomas Harrold FENN M.R.C.S. [1] and Maria ALSTON [2], on 1 Nov 1876 in Forrest Row Sussex. (Lieut R.N. Theodore George FENN [8] was born on 19 Jun 1846 in Nayland SFK, christened on 5 Aug 1846 in Nayland SFK, died on 20 Dec 1889 in Dunedin Otago NZ and was buried in Southern Cemetery Dunedin N.Z..). The cause of his death was chronic brights (kidney) and heart disease.

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