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Constance Colvin (1845 - 1902)

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Constance Colvin
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Died in Chelsea, London, Englandmap
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Life events

Constance Colvin was born in London in 1845, the daughter of the Hon. John Russell Colvin and Emma Sophia Sneyd. [1]
Miss Constance Colvin died in Chelsea (London), on the 21st August 1902, aged fifty-six years.[2][3][4]

Census enumerations

1861 census (England):
  • Emma S. Colvin, head, widow, age 54; born in Isle of White [sic], Hants.
  • James Hy B, son, unmarried, age 32, late Bengal Civil Service; born in Hyshavad, East Indies
  • Emma, daughter, unmarried, age 21; born in Allohabad Indies [sic]
  • Maria Worsley, daughter, unmarried, age 19; born in Calcutta, East Indies
  • Constance, daughter, unmarried, age 15; born in London, Middlesex
  • Walter Mytton, son, unmarried, age 13; born in Moulmein Bwamah [Burmah]
  • household servants (4), including at attendant for an invalid.
  • census place: 18 Montpelier Villas, The Palace, Brighton, Sussex.[5]
When the 1871 census was enumerated, Constance was visiting the household of Colonel Thomas G Glover, Royal Engineers (retired), and Mary, his wife, in Burwood Cottage, Hersham, Surrey. Constance was recorded as unmarried, age 25, and born in London, Middlesex.[6]
… and in 1881:
  • Emma Sophia Colvin, head, widow, age 74, no occupation
  • Constance, daughter, unmarried, age 35, do.
  • Henrietta Jane Caroline Hensley, niece, unmarried, age 44, do.
  • household servants (5)
  • census place: Chichester Lodge, 36 Dyke Road, Brighton, Sussex.[7]
In 1901, Constance was boarding in the household of Charles Henry Compton, solicitor, at 11 Royal Avenue in Chelsea (London). Constance was recorded as single, age 55, living on her own means, and born in London.[8]


  1. Church of England. Parish of St James, Westminster, Middlesex. Constance Colvin, born 24 November 1845, daughter of John Russell and Emma Sophia Colvin; baptised 5th May 1846. Microfilm copy held by the Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA (FHL film no. 1850976); index online at (accessed by Alison Kilpatrick by subscription, 2018-08-19).
  2. Irish News and Belfast Morning News, 30 August 1902 (pg 1). Death notice: “COLVIN—August 21, at 11 Royal Avenue, Chelsea, Constance, daughter of the late John Russell Colvin, B.C.S.” Digital image online at The British Newspaper Archive, (accessed by subscription, and transcribed by Alison Kilpatrick, 2018-08-19).
  3. National Probate Calendar, England and Wales. “COLVIN, Constance, of 11 Royal-avenue, Chelsea, Middlesex, spinster, died 21 August 1902; Probate: London, 6 January [1903], to the reverend Charles Athelstand Compton, clerk.” (ref. 1903, pg. 122.) Digital image online at (accessed by Alison Kilpatrick 2018-08-19, by subscription).
  4. Index of civil registrations of deaths, England. Constance Colvin, aged 56 years, 3rd quarter ending 30th September 1902, Chelsea RD (London), vol. 1a, pg. 255. Index and digital image online at FreeBMD, (accessed by Alison Kilpatrick, 2018-08-19).
  5. England 1861 Census. Emma S. Colvin [née Sneyd], widow, age 54; with children, James Hy B (32), Emma (21), Maria Worsley (19), Constance (15), and Walter Mytton (13); in Brighton, Sussex. Original record: Census Returns of England and Wales, 1861. Kew, Surrey, England: The National Archives of the UK (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO), 1861; PRO ref. RG9, piece 602, folio 75, pg. 23, household schedule no. 172; Brighton registration district, The Palace sub-registration district, enumeration district no. 17. Digital image online at (accessed by Alison Kilpatrick 2018-08-09, by subscription).
  6. England 1871 Census. Contance Colvin, age 25, unmarried, in Hersham, Surrey. Original records: Census Returns of England and Wales, 1871 (Kew, Richmond, Surrey: National Archives of the UK, 1871); PRO ref. RG10, piece 802, folio 113, page 10, household schedule no. 47, registration district: Chertsey, subdistrict: Walton, enumeration district 9. Digital images of PRO record online at (accessed by Alison Kilpatrick 2018-08-19, by subscription).
  7. England 1881 Census. Emma Sophia Colvin [née Sneyd], age 74, with daughter, Constance (35), unmarried, and niece, Henrietta Jane Caroline Hensley (44), unmarried; in Brighton, Sussex. Original record: Census Returns of England and Wales, 1881 (Kew, Surrey: The National Archives); PRO ref. HO 110, piece 1088, folio 6, pg. 6, enumeration district no. 48, Brighton registration district, St Peter subregistration district. Digital image online at (accessed by Alison Kilpatrick by subscription, 2018-08-09).
  8. England 1901 Census. Constance Colvin, age 55, single, in Chelsea, London. Original record: Census Returns for England & Wales, 1911 (Kew, Surrey: National Archives of the UK, 1911), PRO ref. RG 13, piece 77, folio 51, registration district: Chelsea, subregistration district: Chelsea, South; ecclesiastical parish: St Luke; enumeration district no. 2, pg. 14, household schedule 108. Digital image online at (accessed by Alison Kilpatrick 2018-08-19, by subscription).

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