STEPHENS, Henry Channing

1871 - 1954

Henry Channing Stephens was born at Liverpool on 24 December 1871, son of Thomas English Stephens (19 March 1838-12 January 1912), a barrister, and his wife Mary Louisa Rowe, third daughter of the late Henry Rowe of Liverpool, who married at Hope Street Church, Liverpool on 9 July 1867. In 1891, Henry was a 19-year-old art student, boarding at Old Steine, Brighton, Sussex, a boarding house kept by Jessie Wilson but ten years later is noted as a medical student. He married at Uckfield, Sussex in 1910, Sibyl Bright-Smith (29 March 1889-2 April 1921), former wife of George Lenny Norsworthy (1889-1978), who were both minors when they married in April 1907 and granted a Decree Nisi on 13 October 1909. In 1911, Henry was a 38-year-old 'on private means', living at 15 Heathcote Street, St Pancras, London with his 22-year-old wife Sybil, the home of his 73-year-old father Thomas English Stephens. Henry married secondly at Steyning, Sussex in 1930, Clarice Augusta Lendon (4 January 1884-8 December 1975), who died at Downing House Nursing Home, Ipswich. Henry exhibited at the Ipswich Art Club in 1933 from 'Old Thatches', Preston, near Lavenham, Suffolk, an oil 'When I Consider how my Night was Spent'. In 1939, he and his wife Clarice, were living at 2 Walpole Terrace, Brighton when he is described as an 'artist-portrait & landscape'. Henry Channing Stephens died at The Old Croft, Elmsett, Hadleigh, Suffolk on 1 July 1954.

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