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Georgina Ford SAVORY (née POULTON) (1858-1931)

Known As
Mrs Savory
Biographical Details

Georgina Ford Savory, née Poulton (1858-1931), was the second wife of Arthur Herbert Savory of Aldington Manor, and was friendly with the Sladden family.

Georgina was born at Reading in 1858, the youngest of three children of William Ford Poulton, an architect, and his wife, Georgina Selina (née Bagnall).  She grew up in Reading but, in the mid 1880s she moved with her parents to Beechworth, Malvern, when William retired. 

On 20th October 1885 at St Mary, Great Malvern, Georgina married widower Arthur Herbert Savory, tenant farmer at Aldington Manor House and Farm, becoming step-mother to his 11-year-old daughter, Cynthia.  Georgina and Arthur had presumably met on the Poulton family’s move to Worcestershire.  Like her sister, Selina, she was an accomplished singer, and both sisters gave a concert in 1885 in aid of the Badsey Church restoration fund.

Arthur and Georgina had two children:  Christopher Arthur Francis (1887-1899) and Dorothy Joyce (1891-1934).  Christopher unfortunately died of influenza, aged 13, whilst staying at Tredenny Street, Barbourne, Worcester in 1899.

In 1901, Arthur and Georgina were still at The Manor House with Cynthia and Dorothy, but they left Aldington shortly after returned to Arthur’s native Hampshire.  At the time of the 1911 census, Arthur was living at Burley, Hampshire; Georgina was a patient in a nursing home on Port Street, Evesham, run by Jane Beesley.

Arthur died on 17th July 1921 at Burley and Georgina died just over ten years later at Burley on 8th October 1931, aged 73.

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