JAUNCEY, Eleanor Violet

1890 - 1986

Eleanor Jauncey

Eleanor Violet Jauncey was born at Cheriton, Beulah Hill, Norwood, Surrey on 3 September 1890, posthumous and only daughter of the four children of Commander Henry Hastings Jauncey, R.N. (25 January 1851-9 February 1890) and his wife Edith Blanche Pringle (20 February 1850-23 December 1939), youngest daughter of Major-General John Henry Pringle, who married at St Peter's Church, Brighton, Sussex on 30 July 1885. Two of Eleanor's brothers had died young, one being stillborn in 1886 and the second George Pringle (30 November 1887-29 July 1888) aged seven months. In 1901, her mother Edith was a widow, living at 29 Western Parade, Bournemouth with her 10-year-old daughter Eleanor, Eleanor's surviving brother John, had joined the Royal Navy. A watercolour artist, Eleanor was a member of the Ipswich Fine Art Club 1919-1924, exhibiting from ‘Ashmead’, 27 Graham Road, Ipswich in 1919, five works including ‘Submarine Telegraph Station’ and ‘Nelson’s Column from Whitehall’. In 1939, Eleanor was the housekeeper for her mother at 27 Graham Road, Ipswich and where her mother Edith died later that year. During the Second World War, Eleanor worked at Bletchley Park code breaking centre from 1940. Her surviving brother Capt. John Henry Jauncey. R.N., D.S.O. and bar (14 April 1889-24 September 1958) lived at Tullichettle Comrie, Perthshire and it is probable that Eleanor went to live with her brother and his family. Eleanor Violet Jauncey died at a nursing home, Dalginross House, Comrie, Perthshire, Scotland on 10 January 1986, she was unmarried.

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