GRISSELL, Sarah Millicent

1862 - 1913

Sarah Millicent Grissell, was born at Kingston, Surrey in 1862 and baptised at Hampton Wick on 4 November 1862, youngest daughter of Thomas de la Garde Grissell (1826-1863), railway engineer, and his wife Eliza Millicent née Mussenden-Leathes (1829-1918), who married at Lowestoft Parish Church, Suffolk in June 1851, her uncle was Sir Samuel Morton Peto (1809-1889) of Somerleyton Hall, Suffolk. In 1871, an 8 year old, living at 5 Henley Road, Ipswich with her widowed mother Millicent and younger brother, 7 year old Frank. As Miss Grisselle[sic], a member of the Ipswich Art Club 1875-1876, exhibiting from Henley Road, Ipswich in 1876 two pictures, 'Still Life' and 'The Village Girl'. She married at St Judes Church, South Kensington, London on 11 April 1885, Col Pierce Thomas Henry Taylor (3 December 1840-12 April 1922) of the Royal Artillery and in 1891, a 28 year old, now like her mother known as Millicent, living at Ashley, Long Newton, Gloucestershire with her 40 year old husband Pierce, born in India and kept four indoor servants. By 1901, they had moved to The Priory, Long Newton, Tetbury, Gloucestershire where they were still living in 1911. She died at Newnton Priory, Tetbury on 28 November 1913, aged 51.