STEPHENS, Henry Channing

1871 - 1954

Henry Channing (or Canning) Stephens was born at Liverpool on 24 December 1871, son of Thomas English Stephens (1838-1912), a barrister, and his wife Mary Louisa née Rowe, who married at Liverpool in 1867. In 1891, a 19 year old art student boarding at Old Steine, Brighton, Sussex, a boarding house kept by Jessie Wilson but ten years later is noted as a medical student. He married at Uckfield, Sussex in 1910 Sibyl Bright-Smith (1889-), former wife of George Lenny Norsworthy (1889-1978), who married in 1907. In 1911, a 38 year old 'private means' living at 15 Heathcote Street, St Pancras, London with his 22 year old wife Sybil, the home of his 73 year old father Thomas English Stephens. He married secondly at Steyning, Sussex in 1930, Clarice Augusta Lendon (4 January 1884-1975), who died in Ipswich. He exhibited at the Ipswich Art Society in 1933 from 'Old Thatches', Preston, near Lavenham, Suffolk an oil 'When I Consider how my Night was Spent'. In 1939 he and his wife Clarice were living at 2 Walpole Terrace, Brighton when he is described at 'artist-portrait & landscape'. He died at Lavenham, Sudbury, Suffolk in 1954.




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