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Elizabeth Mary ROSCOE (1856-1936)

Known As
Miss Roscoe
Biographical Details

Elizabeth Mary Roscoe (1856-1936) was the sister-in-law and sister of Geoffrey and Margaret New, who were friends of the Sladden family.

Elizabeth Roscoe was born on 21st February 1856 in Montgomeryshire, the eldest of three children of William Caldwell Roscoe and his wife, Emily Sophia (née Malin).  Elizabeth was only three years old when her father died.  Elizabeth and her mother and siblings went to live at Park Field House, St Alkmund, Derbyshire, where her maternal grandparents lived.  In 1871 they were living at Stanton Lacy, Ludlow and, by 1881, they were living at Mitcham, Surrey.  Her mother died in 1886 and, by 1891 Elizabeth was living with her brother and his family in Westbury-on-Trym.  In 1911, Elizabeth lived at The Ferns, Tivoli Road, Cheltenham; her 15-year-old niece, Mary Roscoe New, was staying with her.

On at least two occasions during World War I, Elizabeth accompanied her sister, Margaret New, to to tea at Seward House.  Miss Roscoe was hard of hearing and had an ear trumpet.  On one occasion, Eugénie Sladden’s granddaughter, Dorothy Mary, got hold of it and shouted down it.

Elizabeth died at Burnt House, Sidley, Sussex, on 24th March 1936, aged 80.

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