Re: Fanny Sach, b.1831 Layer Marney, Essex, UK
Hello Josephine --
I too am a direct descendant of Fanny Margaret SACK and Robert WILSON. My great-grandfather was their son Charles Edward WILSON who was the older brother of your Fanny Adelaide WILSON. I have quite a lot of information about the extended SACK-WILSON family which I shall be quite happy to share. It may be easier to exchange detailed information directly by e-mail instead of going through this forum - mine is firstname.lastname@example.org. As for your immediate question, I have no idea what is the 'correct' pronunciation, nor even the preferred spelling - I tend to use SACK but really I think it's a case of which version you happen to come across first. The WILSON family, as I expect you know, were heavily involved in the booze trade, more I think as licensed victuallers and publicans rather than hotel owners. One thing that has always intrigued me is how Fanny and Robert came to meet in the first place -although Fanny presumably left Essex and came to London in search of work or a 'better' life. Incidentally did you know that Fanny's older sister Agnes married Robert's older brother Henry John the year before Fanny and Robert's marriage. I look forward to hearing from you.