GRISSELL, Miss Sarah Millicent

1862 - 1913

Born at Hampden Court, Surrey in 1872, daughter of Thomas de la Garde Grissell (1826-1863), railway engineer, and his wife Eliza Millicent née Mussenden-Leathes (1829-1918), who married at Blundeston, Suffolk in 1851, she was closely related to Sir Samuel Morton Peto 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 (1840-1922) 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 Tetbury in 1913, aged 51.