Lydia Ann Fearns (1851-1852)
Lydia Ann Fearns was the youngest victim of the Holmfirth Flood of 1852, together with her mother and older brother.
She had an older brother Charles who was born to Amelia out of wedlock.
By the start of the following year, the Fearns were living on Hollowgate, Holmfirth, with Amelia's uncle, grocer and corn dealer John Kaye.
Lydia Ann died in the early hours of 5 February 1852 when a devastating flood swept down the Holme Valley.
She was buried on 8 February at St. John's, Upperthong, together with her mother Amelia and brother Charles.
Notes and References
- "Awful Calamity at Holmfirth" in Huddersfield and Holmfirth Examiner (07/Feb/1852).