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Horace Eyre HAYNES (1846-1927)

Biographical Details

Horace Eyre Haynes (1846-1927) was a friend of the Sladden family; he was a surgeon and General Practitioner in Evesham and had known Julius Sladden since schooldays in Epsom.

Horace Haynes was born in Evesham in 1846, the seventh of ten children of John Bishop Haynes, a Surgeon and General Practitioner, and his wife, Louisa.  He was baptized at All Saints, Evesham, on 29th May 1846.

Horace was educated at the Royal Medical Benevolent College, Epsom, where Julius Sladden was also a pupil.  They were both boarding there at the time of the 1861 census.  By 1871, now qualified, Horace set up a practice in Port Street in his home town of Evesham.

Horace married Lucy Marion Jones on 3rd July 1876 at St Mary’s, Acton, Middlesex.  They had three sons and two daughters:  Horace Guy Lankester (1877-1955) and Hugh Lankester (1878-1956), Eve Muriel Lankester (1881-1946), Christine Gladys Lankester (1884-1915) and Rupert Lankester (1885-1886).  Their children were of a similar age to the eldest Sladden children.

The Haynes family lived on Port Street, Evesham, in 1881, and at 27 Church Terrace, Bengeworth in 1891.  It was to his house in Bengeworth that Eugénie Sladden often went to in the 1890s for “The Literary”, which was a kind of book club.

The Haynes family left Evesham in June 1900.  By 1901, they were living at 42 Ashburnham Road, Bedford.  In 1911, Horace was in charge of a private mental home, Littleton Hall, Shenfield, Brentwood, which had a Matron, five servants and four patients.

Lucy Haynes died at Hove, Sussex, in 1920.  Aged 75, Horace married again on 27th April 1922 to 32-year-old Helena Rosalie Harrison.  His address at the time of marriage was given as 12 Brunswick Square, Hove.

Horace died on 12th March 1927 at Evesham Hospital.  He was described as of Greyfriars, Evesham, and Littleton Hall, Brentwood, at the time of his death.

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