"DEATH OF MRS. HENRY BRENCHLEY:

 

The death occurred on Monday, in her 100th year, of Mrs Henry Brenchley, of 10 Camden Crescent, Dover.  Mrs Brenchley, who had been in ill-health for over a year, reached her 99th birthday on Sunday.  The widow of Captain Brenchley, who died some 40 years ago, Mrs Brenchley has for many years been a very generous donor to charities, also to St Marys Church.
     The funeral takes place tomorrow morning at St Marys Cemetery.


Charles Dickens resided at 10 Camden Crescent for three months in 1852.  

Charles Dickens was then writing "Bleak House" and living in London, complained that he was unable to 'grind sparks out of his dull blade' .   He originally intended to go to Paris for a change, but came to Dover where he was "able at last to work!"
He remained at 10 Camden Crescent till October 1852, when he went to Boulogne.

 

From Dover Express and East Kent News Friday 17 February 1928:  page 9 column 5;