Fearon, Miss

15.10.1806 miss Fearon at Topping's

The only appearance of this name in Godwin's diary, It was a commoner surname than you might think. One possible candidate (not very likely but too interesting not to mention) was the singer Elizabeth Feron whose performances were already noted in newspapers (Morn Post 21.10.1805) as Miss Fearon. Her date of birth is uncertain but she was between nine and fifteen years old in 1806 and a child prodigy. Her subsequent life is well researched in Dudley Cheke's book Josephine and Emilie. Another candidate was Nancy Brooks Fearon 1777-1837 dau of Daniel Fearon and his wife Eliza Dorothy. Her father's will PCC 20.1.1812  Daniel Fearon, her will PCC 18.7.1837 Nancy Brooks or Brookes Fearon