Stephens, Jane

BORN c1813 - DIED 15 Jan 1896, London: Clapham Common
BIRTH NAME Stephens, Jane Tryphoena
CAUSE OF DEATH bronchitis
GRAVE LOCATION Brookwood, Surrey: Brookwood Cemetery (Plot 118 (Actors' Acre) (ashes))

The surname of Jane Stephens at the time of her birth is unknown. She married Joseph Stephens, who was a solicitor's clerk. She ran a tobacco shop before she entered the stage at the Olympic Theatre in 1840. From 1854 onwards she mainly played grandmothers and was known as Granny Stephens. Her last performance was during a benefit at the Shaftsbury Theatre in London on 9 July 1889.


The grave of Jane Stephens at Brookwood Cemetery, Woking.
Picture by Androom (25 Jun 2009)


• Clarke, John M., London's Necropolis, A Guide to Brookwood Cemetery, Sutton Publishing, Stroud, Gloucestershire, 2004
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Published: 20 Feb 2022
Last update: 20 Feb 2022