Paul Frecker
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Mrs A.L. Tollemache
22 April 1865

Volume 12, page 278, sitting number 16,261.

Born in Calcutta [Kolkata] in 1828, Emily Susan Bryant was the daughter of Sir Jeremiah Bryant of the Bengal Army and his wife Mary Anna née Churchill.

On 14 Mary 1857 she married Arthur Lionel Tollemache, son of the Honourable Arthur Caesar Tollemache and nephew of the 8th Earl of Dysart.

‘On the 14th inst., at St George’s, Hanover-square, Arthur Lionel Tollemache, eldest son of the late Hon. Arthur Caesar Tollemache, to Emily, eldest surviving daughter of the late Major General Sir Jeremiah Bryant, C.B., of the Bengal Army’ (London Evening Standard, 15 May 1857).

The couple appear on the 1861 census living at Lynton in Devon. Arthur gave as his profession ‘formerly in secretary’s department / H.M. Customs.’

In 1871 they were living at 9 Porchester Place in Bayswater with their daughters Emily (12) and Mary (2). Also present on the night of the census was one servant, a nurse. 

Arthur Tollemache ‘late of Ham House Petersham in the County of Surrey and of Ballincor King’s County in Ireland’ died on 3 January 1874 at Clapton in East London.

When the census was taken in 1911 Emily was an 83-year-old widow living with her unmarried daughter Mary Rowena Tollemache (42) and six female servants at Loseberry, her residence in Claygate near Esher in Surrey. 

She died there on 30 September 1915 and was buried with her husband in the churchyard of St Peter’s, Petersham in Surrey. 

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