HAVERGAL, Eveline Mary

1869 - 1931

As Eveline Mary Barrett, she was born at Grove Lodge, Upton cum Chalvey, Slough, Buckinghamshire on 25 December 1869, eldest daughter of Richard Henry Barrett (1839-11 September 1914), a solicitor, and his wife Emily née Leake (1846-18 December 1916), who married at North Cheam, Sutton on 8 September 1868. In 1881, an 11 year old, living at Grove Lodge, with her parents, 41 year old Richard and 35 year old Emily, with siblings Walter Henry 9, Ellen Sarah 8, Jessie Mildred 6, Emily Leake 4 and Herbert S. C. 3, all born at Upton. Eveline married at Upton, Buckinghamshire on 22 June 1898, Revd Clement Havergal (9 January 1858-1 November 1941), third son of Revd Henry East Havergal, vicar of Caple, Bedford. In 1901, the 31 year old wife of a 43 year clergyman, living at Brewer’s Green, Roydon, Diss, Norfolk and in 1902 the family moved to Inkberrow near Redditch, then to Paris where the Revd Havergal was assistant chaplain to the British embassy for two years. After a brief period spent at Bagthorpe, Nottinghamshire, in 1905 they moved to Brent Eleigh Rectory, Suffolk. From Brent Eleigh in 1909, Eveline Havergal exhibited a miniature painting at the Royal Academy. Eveline and Clement divorced in 1914, they later reunited, when she and her children moved to 13 Sidney Road, Bedford. Eveline was of The Halt, Buxton Road, Wyke Regis, Weymouth, Dorset when she died at 5 Victoria Terrace, Weymouth on 23 January 1931. She had three children, Frances Mary de Draycott (1899-1987), Helen Grace Beatrice (1901-1980), both born at Roydon and Christopher Ridley (1907-2005), born at Brent Eleigh.