MacKENZIE, Helen Jane

c.1844 - 1919

As Helen Jane Baskerville, she was born at Farleigh Hungerford, Somerset about 1844, daughter of Henry Baskerville (18 January 1793-6 February 1877), landed proprietor, and his wife Mary Anna née Burton (6 October 1820-8 February 1888), who married at Cheltenham, Gloucestershire in 1839. In 1851, a 7 year old, living at Crowsley Park, Shiplake, Henley, Oxfordshire with her parents, 58 year old Henry and 30 year old Mary Ann and siblings Mary Ann 9 and Sophie 8 and they retained 11 indoor servants. Helen married at Henley in 1865, Edward Philippe MacKenzie and their daughter was Beryl Marie MacKenzie [q.v.]. Together with her daughter, a Mrs MacKenzie of Downham Hall, in 1882 she exhibited at the Bury St Edmund's and West Suffolk Fine Art Society [q.v.] and in 1900, as Mrs Philippe MacKenzie of Downham Hall, Suffolk had a new exhibition of her water-colours at Walker's Gallery, 118 New Bond Street, London. The pictures were sold for the benefit of the War Fund. Messrs Walker generously waived their usual commission on the sale. Helen died at 14 Sussex Square, Brighton on 3 October 1919.