"The tabletop tomb in this enclosure commemorates the novelist,
playwright and diarist Frances (Fanny) Burney (1752-1840) and her son,
Alexander d'Arblay (1794-1837).
Frances Burney, who wrote the novels Evelina (1778), Cecilia (1783),
Camilla (1796) and The Wanderer (1814) and whose work influenced Jane Austen, visited Bath in 1767, 1780
and 1791. A plaque may be seen on 14 South Parade
where she stayed in 1780 with Hester and Henry Thrale.
From 1815 to 1818 she lived at 23 Great Stanhope Street with her
husband General Alexander d' Arblay (1752-1818), who is remembered by a
wall memorial inside the church. His wife and son were buried close to
his grave in the mortuary chapel garden on the other side of Walcot
Street. Their original grave stones having fallen into disrepair, the
chest monument was erected by the Burney family in 1906, and moved to
its present position by the church authorities in 1955.
This plaque was erected in 2005 by the Burney Society of Great
Britain, Canada and the United States and the descendants of the Burney
The remains of Fanny Burney, her husband and her son, were
transferred to Haycombe Cemetery in Bath from the Walcot burial ground
when it was cleared for possible redevelopment. They are buried beneath
the Rockery Garden on the western side of the cemetery - a stone marks
the area (http://www.bathnes.gov.uk/services/births-marriages-and-deaths/burials-and-cremations/cemeteries/haycombe-cemetery)
Location map of Walcot church:
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