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Margaret Leonora JAPP (later ELLIOTT) (1894-1945)

Known As
Peggie; Peggy
Biographical Details

Margaret Leonora Japp (1894-1945), known as Peggie, was the oldest daughter in the household where Mela Brown Constable was employed as a Governess from 1913-1914 for her younger sisters. 

Peggie Japp was born on 5th October 1894 at Heswall, Cheshire, the second of six children of Francis Vivian Japp, a shipbroker, and his wife, Ethel Mary Leonora (née Tyrell).  They were living in Oxton, Cheshire, in 1901 and, by 1906, the family was living at The Nest, 7 Vanburgh Park, Blackheath, London.

When Mela Brown Constable joined the household in 1913, Peggie was engaged to John Richard Elliott, a civil engineer.  On occasion, Mela had to act as chaperone to Peggie, which then made it difficult when Mela wanted to see her own fiancé, Cyril Sladden, as Cyril remarked in a letter of 29th March 1914.

Peggie’s marriage took place on 16th August 1914 at St John the Evangelist, Blackheath.  They had a daughter, Margaret Joan, born at Greenwich the following June, and a further daughter and son born in 1918 and 1920 respectively.

At the time of the 1939 register, they were living at Long Ashton, Somerset.  Peggie died there on 17th May 1945, aged 50.

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