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Miss Emily Garnier

Miss Emily Garnier

A carte-de-visite portrait of Miss Emily Caroline Garnier (1839-1917), later Mrs Philip Papillon.

Born on 20 December 1839, Miss Garner was the daughter of the Very Reverend Thomas Garnier and his wife, Lady Caroline Elizabeth Keppel, a daughter of the 4th Earl of Albemarle. On 16 September 1862 she married Philip Oxenden Papillon (1826-1899), who was the Member of Parliament for Colchester from 1859 to 1865.

Their marriage produced seven children. The family lived at Crowhurst Park in Sussex and at Lexden Manor in Essex.

Philip Papillon died in 1899. According to his obituary in the Brighton Gazette (19 August 1899): 'Mrs Papillon was one of the ladies who took a leading part in the formation of the Primrose League.' Founded in 1883, this was an organisation for spreading Conservative principles in Great Britain.

Mrs Emily Caroline [sic] Papillon died, aged 77, on 12 January 1917 at 8 St Matthew's Gardens, St Leonards-on-Sea.

Photographed by Camille Silvy of London on 5 August 1862, a month before her wedding.

Code: 126869
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