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Lady Otway

Lady Otway

Born Eliza Price Noble Campbell in or about 1831, she was the youngest daughter and co-heir of John Campbell of Burnham Grove, Buckinghamshire. On 28 March 1848 she married Sir George Graham Otway, 2nd Bt., in Marylebone. The couple appear on the 1861 census, living at 7 Portman Square, London. He gave as his profession ‘Baronet [and] Captain’. The household comprised 7 servants, including two footman, a valet and a coachman. Admiral Sir George Otway died on 22 August 1881 at Villa Rione, Naples. In the absence of a male heir, the baronetcy passed to a younger brother.

In 1891 Lady Otway was a widow ‘Living on her own means’ at 49 Rouge Bouillon in St Heliers, Jersey. Shortly afterwards she married Thomas William Crawford Leathem of St Heliers, Jersey. Her second husband died on 11 December 1898.

Lady Otway died, aged 79, on 11 August 1910 at the Charing Cross Hotel, London – ‘while travelling’, according the brief announcement of her death in The Times. She was the ‘widow, by her first marriage, of Admiral Sir George Graham Otway, Baronet, and by her second marriage of Colonel Crawford Leathem, of Gloucester House, St Heliers, Jersey.'

At the time of her death, her age was registered at 79. When the census was taken in 1861 she had knocked 4 years off her age, and by 1891 she was knocking 14 years off her age.

Photographed by the Southwell Brothers of London.

Code: 125685
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