Louisa Sarah Banks (c. 1823 1899)

She was born about 1823/4 at, St Olave, Ward (Hart?) St, London, a daughter of Samuel Banks and Mary formerly Jones.

In 1841 she was at home with her parents, aged 15-19.


She has not been found in the 1851 census.


In 1861 at 104 Hatton Garden (Liberty of Saffron Hill), London, she was living with her father, unmarried, aged 37 and an assistant goldsmith, born at St Olave, Ward (Hart?) St.


In 1871, at 69 Wellington Street, Milton, Gravesend, Louise S. Banks was unmarried, aged 48 and living on dividends. She was born in Cheapside, London.


In the 1881 census of 69, Wellington Street, Gravesend, she was unmarried aged 58 living on income from dividends and born at St Giles, Cripplegate. With her was a companion, Isobel Smythe, unmarried and aged 16, born at Shorne, Kent.


Under the will of her uncle, William Banks, she was to receive a bequest of 20 and the use of the freehold house 69 Wellington Street, Gravesend, for life.


Louisa Sarah Banks died 6 May 1889 (registered in the March quarter 1889 in the Lambeth district aged 66) at 23 Studley Road, Clapham. Her will was proved at the Principal Probate Registry by William Banks, surveyor, her nephew and one of the executors, of 11 Victoria Street, Rochester. Her personal estate was 610.10s.11d and she was a spinster formerly of 53 but late of 23 Studley Road, Clapham, Surrey.

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Posted April 2017