Third daughter of Sir George Strong Nares, she was christened on 1st Mar 1865 in Southampton.
She married Rev Frederick William Pelly in 1884 and had three children, Vera, Reginald and Rachel.
Frederick Pelly was a clergyman and later Professor of Roman Law at the Catholic University of America in Washington DC. He died there on 18 Feb 1898, aged 43, and in Jan 1901 Fanny married Louis Henry Shadbolt (1854-1939), a solicitor from Middlesex. She had another daughter, Ruth Alice (1901-1977).