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Henry Fanshawe (1774–1854)

Photo credit: Valence House Museum

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A watercolour miniature in a wooden frame. Henry was the second son of John Gascoyne Fanshawe of Parsloes and Mary Parkinson. He was educated at Felsted and entered Lincoln's Inn in 1803. That same year he was Captain of the working men of Dagenham who volunteered for service against the threatened French invasion. For many years he was Clerk in the Sun Insurance Office, and he served on the committee of the Levels of Dagenham, Barking, Havering and Ham.

Valence House Museum



watercolour on paper


H 7.2 x W 6 cm

Accession number

LDVAL 2018.29.5

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