Helen Saumarez Smith

I have just discovered a relation who till this morning I didn’t know existed, my great aunt, Helen, who is commemorated in a fine piece of stained glass in Steyning Church, north of Worthing. I had assumed that all my great aunts had lived in Australia, where they migrated in 1890 when Helen was twelve, but she must have returned to England and lived in Sussex unmarried. I don’t ever remember her being mentioned, so would be interested to know more about her life, if anyone knows.


3 thoughts on “Helen Saumarez Smith

  1. joan says:

    Census records suggest she was living with an uncle, Henry Bruce Boswell (retired Bombay civilian) in Iver, Eton, Buckinghamshire in 1891, as was her younger sister Katherine. But you probably already know that. I can’t find anything else on Find My Past.

  2. joan says:

    Actually due to a mispelling I’ve just found her again boarding at the Crest Hotel, Crowborough, Sussex at the time of the 1911 census (she is spelt Sumarez-Smith). At the same time the sisters Katherine and Dorothy (then aged 31 and 30) are living in Lindfield, Sussex.

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