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A local Coventry story exists that Hannah Harrison Lowe was the illegitimate daughter of King George IV and Mrs Fitzherbert. In 2009 a monument was erected at London Road Cemetery by the descendants of Hannah and her husband Samuel Barnes to mark the grave site of their famous ancestor. The following two photographs were kindly supplied by Ibrahim Leadley, Hannah's Great-Great-Great Grandson
The inscrription on the gravestone reads: A Family Secret. Hannah Harrison Barnes (nee Lowe) b 1795 Knightsbridge London. d 1883 Coventry. Samuel Barnes 1796-1875 Their Daughter Sarah Dadley 1817 - 1896 Their Son Samuel Barnes 1826 - 1908. Note the crown on the monument! Thanks to the family for supplying these images.
At the time of writing Coventry archives are closed due to flooding, and have been for months. I was therefore unable to consult local records myself. My database searches revealed no birth or baptism records, but I did find the following:
I was able to identify the date of Hannah's death as 26/01/1883
Records of the family grave show: (in date order)
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