The Children of Benjamin and Elizabeth Mayson, attributed to Henry Dorling, 1848 - NPG 5473 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

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The Children of Benjamin and Elizabeth Mayson

attributed to Henry Dorling
watercolour, 1848
14 1/8 in. x 11 3/4 in. (359 mm x 298 mm)
Bequeathed by Mrs Beeton's granddaughter, Marjorie Kilby (née Beeton), 1982
NPG 5473

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Diane Stewart

16 February 2018, 17:56

Yes. I can help you ! My ancestor Henry Dorling, whose wife, Emily, died leaving him with 4 children. Married Elizabeth Mayson (nee Jerram) in 1843. She has 3 daughters (the eldest being Isabella, the future Mrs. Beeton) and a son by her late husband Benjamin Mayson. it is these 4 children who are pictured above. as a point of interest Henry and Elizabeth went on to have a further 13 children. He was the first Clerk of the Course in 1840 (Epsom Racecourse). he housed the children under the Grandstand !

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