Information and photograph
courtesy of Margaret Brown
Nanny had an illegitimate daughter, Elizabeth, in
1857 before marrying Thomas Buxton in 1861, Seven more children
were born between 1861 and 1877. The Buxton family moved to Liverpool
and became cowkeepers but Nanny hated it and missed the Dale dreadfully.
One of her boys, Thomas William died in Liverpool, aged 5 years
in 1881 of typhoid fever and bronchitis. It is said that Nanny never
recovered from this loss and she died in 1883 of chronic phthisis.