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Edith Undine HARPER (née TABOR) (1847-1932)

Biographical Details

Edith Undine Harper, née Tabor (1847-1932), was the mother-in-law of Lilian Harper (née Butler), who was the niece of Eugénie Sladden.  Edith is referred to in one letter written by her daughter-in-law’s aunt, Polly Robinson, on 8th June 1914.

Edith was born on 5th April 1847, the twin daughter or Captain Samuel James Tabor and his wife, Emma.  The twins were born at sea on the ship Marlborough in the Mozambique Channel.  Edith’s two older siblings had been born in India.

Edith’s father died on 21st August 1849.  The British India Office Pension Register reveals that, as a result, she received from his pension fund, £35 a year until marriage and then £150 when married.  On 22nd February 1872, she married Robert Henry Harper at Paddington.

Edith and Robert had two children:  Montague John Strachey (1873-1925) and Hilda Sophia (1876).  They were living in Effingham, Surrey, at the time of the birth of their children, but then moved to Weybridge.  In 1911 Edith lived at Mayfield, Weybridge, with her unmarried daughter, Hilda (who married the following year).

Edith died on 7th September 1932 at her home, Portmore Lodge, Balfour Road, Weybridge, Surrey.  Her son had died seven years earlier.

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