Haycombe Cemetery - Fanny Burney
Who was she?
6 January 1840), also known as Fanny Burney and, after her
marriage, as Madame d’Arblay, was an English novelist, diarist and
playwright. Frances Burney’s first novel, Evelina
or the History of a Young Lady’s Entrance
into the World
, was published anonymously in 1778,
without her father’s knowledge or permission. The novel was a
critical success, receiving praise from respected individuals,
including the statesman Edmund Burke
literary critic Dr Johnson.
Why was she in Bath?
She married General Alexandre d'Arblay in 1792 and lived with him
in France for more than ten years. They returned to Bath and lived
there until their death. She was buried at St Swithin's Church,
St Swithin's Church memorial
In 1987, 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
The text reads
"This Rockery Garden for the internment of cremated remains is
on the site of remains transferred here from Walcot Cemetery in
Frances Burney, Mme d'Arblay, novelist, diarist and playwright,
her husband General Alexandre d'Arbley and their son Alexander."
Location map of Haycombe Cemetery:
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