Fairbrother, Sarah Louise

BORN 31 Oct 1816, London: James Street, Westminster - DIED 12 Jan 1890, London: 6 Queen Street, Mayfair
GRAVE LOCATION London: Kensal Green Cemetery, Harrow Road, Kensal Green (153/Round Square (28625))

Ninth child of John Fairbrother, a servant and a later a labourer. She first appeared on the stage in a ballet in 1827. She danced at several theatres and during the 1830s she also became an actress. She performed with Taglioni during the first production of "La Sylphide" at Covent Garden. Often she played male parts.

In 1836 she had an illegitimate son, probably by Charles John Manners Sutton. In 1839 a daughter by Thomas Bernard followed. In 1840 she met Prince George of Cambridge and she had two more illegitimate children by him. She was pregnant of their third child child when they married without permission of Queen Victoria.

Their marriage wasn't without problems, since the Duke had other mistresses, among them Mrs. Louisa Beauclerk for many decades. From 1867 onwards she was an invalid. She died in 1890.

• Husband: George, 2nd Duke of Cambridge (1847-1890, London: St. John's Church, Clerkenwell)


The mausoleum of George, 2nd Duke of Cambridge at Kensal Green Cemetery, London.
Picture by Androom (26 Jun 2009)


Paths of Glory, The Friends of Kensal Green Cemetery, London, 1997
Sarah Fairbrother - Wikipedia

Faivre, Amélie

Published: 03 Oct 2010
Last update: 20 Feb 2022