Francis Vivian JAPP (1870-1919)
Francis Vivian Japp (1870-1919) was the employer of Mela Brown Constable when she worked in his household from 1913-1914 as governess to his younger children.
Francis Japp was born in 1870 at Rock Ferry, Cheshire, the eldest of five children of John Japp and his wife, Margaret Hawke (née Genn).
In 1891, Francis married Ethel Mary Leonora Tyrrell in Birkenhead. At the time of the 1891 census, they were staying at the Hotel Metropole, Brighton, so possibly they were on their honeymoon.
Francis and Ethel had one son and five daughters: William Neville (1892-1915), Margaret Leonora (1894-1945), Constance Ethel (1897-1987), Nancy Tyrrell (1899-1979), Hester Mary (1901-1991) and Eve (1906-1981). They lived firstly in Liverpool, then Heswall in Cheshire, then Oxton in Cheshire, before moving to London in the early years of the 20th century where they lived at The Nest, 7 Vanburgh Park, Blackheath, London. Francis was a shipbroker.
Francis died in the Epsom district of Surrey on 4th December 1919.