Lady Cholmley by Howsham (Whitby Museum - Whitby, North Yorkshire UK)

I believe this is Jane Leavens whose biographical data is here. She was a servant in His Lordship's, Sir George Strickland later Cholmley's, household. His first wife, née Mary Constable, separated before the 1851 census. The first Lady Cholmley died in 1865.


Lady Cholmley married in 1867, a date that goes along with the half dome crinoline and not so full sleeves.

Keywords:  Lady Jane Cholmley, Cholmley family, British, straight coiffure, lace floral cap, chemisette, high neckline, ruffles, buttons, long full under-sleeves, cuffs, bodice, square neckline, bertha, three quarter length full sleeves, crinoline, wrist bands

This site is for educational and information use. It is open for downloading and use without charge. I only ask that these images not be used for profit! I can be contacted at: