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Clarita (Jerome) Frewen (1851 - 1935)

Clarita (Clara) Frewen formerly Jerome
Born in Rochester, Monroe County, New York, USAmap
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Wife of — married 2 Jun 1881 in Grace Church, New York, New Yorkmap
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Died at age 83 in Brede, East Sussex, England, United Kingdommap
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The sister referred to as 'the good'.

Clarita was born in 1851, one of five daughters of Leonard Walter Jerome and Clarissa "Clara" (Hall) Jerome of New York. "Clara" and Moreton Frewen were the parents of Hugh Moreton Frewen, Clare Consuela (Frewen) Sheridan, and Captain Oswald Moreton Frewen, RN. Clarita passed away in 1935, and was buried at St Mary's Churchyard, Northiam, Rother District, East Sussex, England.


Episcopal Diocese of New York church record:
Clara Hall Jerome, Jeanie Jerome and Camille Jerome were baptized on 5 Apr 1857 at St. Peter’s (Chelsea).
Parents: Leonard W. Jerome and Clarissa Hall Jerome
Clara b. 15 Apr 1851
Jeanie b. 9 Jan 1854
Camille b. 30 Nov 1855 [1]


From FindAGrave memorial. There are no gravestone photos; data is unsourced and information only.
Clarita “Clara” Jerome Frewen was born 15 Apr 1851 in Rochester, Monroe County, New York, USA and died 20 Jan 1935 (aged 83) in Brede, Rother District, East Sussex, England. She is buried at St Mary's Churchyard, Northiam, Rother District, East Sussex, England.
Daughter of Leonard Walter Jerome and Clarissa "Clara" (Hall) Jerome of New York.
Sister of Jeanette "Jennie" (Jerome) Spencer-Churchill, Lady Leonie (Jerome) Leslie, and Camille Jerome.
Wife of Moreton Frewen (married June 2, 1881 at Grace Church, New York, NY), an English adventurer who was at one time a cattle rancher in Wyoming, and later became a Member of Parliament. He was nicknamed "Mortal Ruin" by some of his family members, because he had an unfortunate streak of bad luck with his investments.
Clara and Moreton were the parents of Hugh Moreton Frewen, Clare Consuela (Frewen) Sheridan, and Captain Oswald Moreton Frewen, RN.
Requiescat in pace.
The Jerome Sisters
All Five Married Well – One Is Lady Randolph Churchill
Of all the girls in New York city the five Jerome sisters were considered the handsomest, and their father gave them every advantage that money could procure. They were as fond of horses as their father, and were in every way typical New York society girls of the most exclusive Four Hundred.
They all made brilliant marriages, and one of them became Lady Randolph Churchill and went to London to live, where, after a long and bitter fight with the English nobility, she at last won an esteemed and resected position among them; but she bears in her face the lines born of long suffering, though a very handsome woman. Americans abroad are most grateful for her for her kindly offices in their behalf on many occasions.
Another sister married Mr. Moreton Frewer, and she also is a handsome woman, with a close resemblance to her sisters. She lives in New York in winter and at Newport, Lenox or Saratoga in summer, or abroad visiting Lady Churchill when the latter is not here. She is also a belle in society, and is said to always have ready for instant wear 200 gowns. Her diamonds are exceedingly handsome, even among the diamonds worn in New York.
Mrs. Jack Leslie is another sister who also married rich and happily, and is a shining light among the great Four Hundred.
Mrs. Clarence Gray Dinsmore was a Jerome before her marriage to one of the sons of the late William B. Dinsmore, president of Adams Express company, and she, too, is possessed of her share of the family beauty, with a fine figure and very delicate complexion, golden hair and blue eyes. Her favorite jewels are pearls, and she as well as her sisters are all thorough ladies of distinguished family.
There was another sister who was married to J. Harry Alexander, and she died a few years ago, a very young bride. All of them married young.
~~Amory Gladden~~
The Kaleidoscope, San Bernadino, California, Saturday, July 4th, 1891, Page 3, Columns 1 & 2
Leonard Walter Jerome 1817-1891
Clarissa Hall Jerome 1825-1895
Hugh Moreton Frewen 1853-1924
Kate Jerome
Jennie Jerome Churchill 1854-1921
Camille Jerome 1855-1863
Leonie Blanche Jerome Leslie 1859-1943
Clare Consuelo Frewen Sheridan 1885-1970
Oswald Moreton Frewen 1887-1958 [2]


  1. “New York, Episcopal Diocese of New York Church Records, 1767-1970” [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2017. (
  2. Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed 21 May 2019), memorial page for Clarita “Clara” Jerome Frewen (15 Apr 1851–20 Jan 1935), Find A Grave: Memorial #33149886, citing St Mary's Churchyard, Northiam, Rother District, East Sussex, England ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8).

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