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Dorothy Bedford BROWN CONSTABLE (later BOTT) (1893-1967)

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Dorothy Bedford Brown Constable (1893-1967), known as Dora, was the cousin of Mela Brown Constable (the fiancée of Cyril Sladden).

Dora was born on 8th October 1893 at Bayswater, London, the elder of two daughters of Bedford Brown Constable and his wife, Florence Eveline Hipkins (née Turner).  Her father, Bedford, was the younger brother of Mela’s father, Albert.  She was baptized on 22nd November 1893 at St Luke, West Kilburn; the family was then living at 14 Westmorland Road.

Because of problems with their parents’ marriage, Dora and her younger sister, Hope, were largely brought up by their grandmother, Mary Brown Constable, until her death in 1906, and by their maiden aunt, Clementina Brown Constable. 

During the First World War, Dora did voluntary work at a Red Cross hospital in Tunbridge Wells working as a cook.

Dora married Frank Callis Bott, a clergyman, in 1920 in the Scarborough district.  Dora died in 1967 in the Hammersmith district of London; her widowed husband died in 1969.

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