Charitie Lees De Chenez

DE CHENEZ, Charitie Lees (née Smith; also Charitie Lees Bancroft).  b. Bloomfield, Merrion, Dublin, 21 June 1841; d. (?) Oakland, California, USA, 1923. The daughter of a Church of Ireland rector, Sidney Smith, she lived at home at Aghalurcher, County Fermanagh, and in Tattyreagh, County Tyrone, where her father held the living from 1867 onwards. She married Arthur E. Bancroft in 1869; after his death she married again, and is sometimes known by her second married name of De Chenez (sometimes De Cheney). In JJ she is annotated as ‘Bancroft’ (p. 109). She is said to have died at Oakland, California on 20 June 1923. Under the initials of her maiden name, Charitie Lees Smith, she is said to...

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