Frances Harriet Usborne                                                                        
Baptised July 27th 1827 at Marden, Kent.
Married Alfred Nunns (b.May1819) at Ockham, Surrey on 16th October 1848 in Lambeth.
Alfred died 26th April 1872. (heart disease and dropsy)
Frances died 11th January 1905 in Guildford, Surrey.

Alfred was a blacksmith; later a farmer near Woking, Surrey.

They had five sons and four daughters.  
John (b.1851) Frederick, Harry, Alfred, Major, Jane, Mary, Topsy, Fanny and Kate. 
John, a vintner & grocer, lived at Brixton (S. London), later in Faversham, Kent.  Jane (b.1849) married William Chennell in 1883 & lived in Guildford.  Kate married John Brown (a schoolteacher) & they lived in Guildford.  Frederick married Clara Browne; he partnered John Nunns in the Brixton wine business but gave up after attending a temperance meeting.  Frederick was later a grocer in Teddington, Middx.

Contact descendant: Timothy Nunns (Great grand-son of Frederick Nunns)
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It appears that their niece Ellen Nunns (b.1857) married a gardener named George Collyer (b.1850). 

(This story originally appeared as descendants of Frances; Recent advice indicates that Harvey was her niece. Too good a story to delete. Ed.)


Lottie & Madge still covered with 
White Star Line deck blanket


Lotty died in 1914; Madge in 1964.



Grand-son Harvey (b.1880) despite his epilepsy was a grocer in Bishopstoke. In 1903 he married Charlotte (Lotty) Tate. Lotty was suffering from tuberculosis and for health reasons they decided to sell the shop, move to USA and buy a fruit farm in California. On April 10th, 1912, they embarked on The Titanic at Southampton, with their eight year old daughter Marjorie (Madge), as second class passengers. On the night of April 15th the giant vessel struck an iceberg and sank. Lotty and Madge survived in a lifeboat. Harvey's body (with his life's savings, 5,000, in his pocket) was never found.



Some dramatic images of the disaster