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 (12 August 1826-24 January 1863), a railway engineer, and his wife Eliza Millicent née Mussenden-Leathes (1829-17 December 1918), third daughter of Edward Leathes of Normanton, Suffolk, who married at Lowestoft Parish Church, Suffolk on 26 June 1851, Sarah's uncle was Sir Samuel Morton Peto (1809-1889) of Somerleyton Hall, Suffolk. In 1871, Sarah was 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. Sarah Millicent Taylor died at Newton Priory, Tetbury, Gloucestershire on 28 November 1913, aged 51.