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Emma HAYNES (née SANDERS) (1846-1939)

Known As
Mrs A Haynes
Biographical Details

Emma Haynes, née Sanders (1846-1939), along with her husband, Allen Lankester Haynes, an Evesham surgeon, were friends of the Sladden family.  Emma was often referred to as Mrs A Haynes, to distinguish her from Lucy Haynes who was Mrs Horace Haynes.

Emma Sanders was born at Broadwas in 1846, the eldest of four children of the Reverend Robert Sanders, Rector of Broadwas, and his wife, Emma.  She was baptized at Broadwas on 28th July 1846.  By 1861 they were living at Cropthorne where Emma’s father was now Vicar.

On 13th February 1868 at Cropthorne, Emma married Allen Lankester Haynes, an Evesham surgeon.  They had three sons and six daughters, all born in Evesham:  Carrie Louisa Sanders (1869), Helena Mary Godfrey (1870), Hubert Frederic (1873), Horace Henry (1875-1875), Kathleen Lankester (1880), Rosa Cordelia M (1882), Beatrice Emma Lankester (1884), Leonard Percy (1886-1947) and Margery Gertrude (1888-1976).  The Haynes’ younger children were a similar age to the Sladden family’s elder children.

At the time of the 1871 and 1881 census, they lived in High Street, Evesham.  In 1891 and 1901 they were living at Tower House, 12 Bridge Street, Evesham.  It was to this house in Bridge Street that Eugénie Sladden often went to in the 1890s for “The Literary”, which was a kind of book club.

In the last years of his life, Emma’s husband suffered from ill-health.  At the time of the 1911 census, Allen was a patient at The Retreat, Witham, Essex, but Emma’s whereabouts are unknown.

Emma died on 15th February 1939, aged 93, at Littleton Hall, Brentwood, Essex (a private mental home which had been started by her brother-in-law, Horace, and was now run by his son, Guy).  Her home address was given as St George’s Square, London SW1.

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