Du Maurier, Sylvia

(ENGLAND)
BORN 25 Nov 1866 - DIED 26 Aug 1910, Devon
GRAVE LOCATION London: St. John-at-Hampstead, Churchyard Extension, Church Row, Hampstead

Sylvia Du Maurier was the daughter of the cartoonist and writer George du Maurier. Her mother was Emma Wightwick. After she met the barrister Arthur Llewelyn Davis at at dinner party in 1889 she married him in 1892. They had five boys. She was known for her beauty and her social grace. In 1897 she met the author J.M. Barrie at a dinner party and she realised that he already knew three of her sons from talks in Kensington Gardens. They became close friends. Barrie called her Jocelyn and often spent time at their home.

In 1907 her husband died and Barrie supported her and her boys both financially and emotionally. After Barrie divorced he remained close with Sylvia, but they didn't marry. In 1910 Sylvia died of cancer and Barrie became one of the guardians of the boys and took care of them. He told them that he had been engaged to their mother, but in later years the boys were sceptical of this statement.

Family
• Son: Llewelyn Davies, Peter

Events
0/0/1897Sylvia Llewelyn Davies meets J.M. Barrie at a dinner party. During the evening she realised that this was the man who was frequently talking to her children in Kensington Gardens. 

Images

The grave of Arthur and Sylvia Llewelyn Davies at the Churchyard extension of St. John-at-Hampstead, London.
Picture by Androom (30 May 2014)

 

The grave of Arthur and Sylvia Llewelyn Davies at the Churchyard extension of St. John-at-Hampstead, London.
Picture by Androom (30 May 2014)

 

Sources
Sylvia Llewelyn Davies - Wikipedia


Dubcek, Alexander

Published: 29 Mar 2019
Last update: 29 Mar 2019