Died in Horton General Hospital, Banbury, Oxfordshire, England
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Ivy Shrimpton was born in England.
Ivy was born about 1887 in Southampton. She was the daughter of Henry Shrimpton and Amy Leigh. After her father's death in 1921, she and her mother fostered unwanted children. But her mother died as well in 1925. In 1924, Ivy's cousin Dorothy Sayers brought them her illegitimate son John Anthony ("Tony") to board with them at their home, "The Sidelings", Wooton Barton, Oxfordshire. Although Dorothy paid for his upkeep, kept in touch with him by mail, and bequeathed him everything she had when she died, she never publicly acknowledged him as her son. Tony bore her no ill-will for this - he said after her death she "did the very best she could" - but regarded Ivy, who had brought him up, as his effective mother, and it was Tony who arranged Ivy's funeral when she died in 1951.
1901 census "England and Wales Census, 1901," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XS3V-N8Y : 8 April 2016), Ivy A Shrimpton in household of Henry R Shrimpton, Binsey (Oxon), Berkshire, England; from "1901 England, Scotland and Wales census," database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing Fyfield subdistrict, PRO RG 13, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.
1911 census "England and Wales Census, 1911," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XW2V-K9X : 1 August 2017), Ivy Shrimtop in household of Henry Shrimpton, Fulham, Fulham S W, London, England; from "1911 England and Wales census," database and images, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : n.d.); citing PRO RG 14, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.