Life story retold by Yota Dimitriadi
Hannah Rampton Binfield (1809-1887) was Richard’s youngest daughter. On her father’s death in 1839 she was unanimously elected to succeed him as organist of St Lawrence’s church, a post she held for the next forty years. She also established a reputation as a published composer of drawing room ballads and works for the piano.
John Bilson Binfield and his wife, Mary, had six children. I shall later mention three of them briefly: Richard Leverton Binfield (1835-1860), Fanny Jane Binfield (1837-1881), and Louisa Donaldson Binfield (1839-1891). Sadly, both John’s sister, Mary, and his second son, Richard Leverton Binfield, were admitted to asylums in which they also died. The three tragic losses are poignantly remembered in the inscription on John’s grave, ‘Then are they glad because they are at rest’.
Buried in Section 61, Row B, Number 35