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Allen Lankester HAYNES (1836-1912)

Biographical Details

Allen Lankester Haynes (1836-1912) was a friend of the Sladden family; he was a surgeon and General Practitioner in Evesham.  His younger brother, Horace, had known Julius Sladden since schooldays in Epsom.

Allen Haynes was born in Evesham in 1836, the eldest of ten children of John Bishop Haynes, a Surgeon and General Practitioner, and his wife, Louisa.  

On 13th February 1868 at Cropthorne, Allen married Emma Sanders.  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, Allen 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.

Allen died on 8th February 1912, aged 75, at Witham, Essex.  His widow survived him by 27 years, dying at Brentwood, Essex, in February 1939.

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