In fact, when the two women met, my mother was probably there at well. The couple went to visit her husband Eugen Boissevain's Dutch relatives and my mother (Emily's granddaughter) told me before she died that Inez, who was described as smelling of flowers, brought her a kewpie doll.
These little children with wings were an update on cherubs, who were drawn in medieval paintings to represent infants who miscarried died in childbirth or soon afterwards. I have a few of them in the house.
Emily Héloїse MacDonnell
Emily Héloїse MacDonnell was born in Dublin in June 1, 1844, two years after her future husband Charles Boissevain, who was born in Amsterdam on October 28, 1842.
She grew up in Dublin and Sligo, daughter of Judge Hercules Graves MacDonnell and Emily Ann Moylan, who famously eloped from Dublin to London, allegedly the first to elope by horseless carriage.
Emily was entranced by Charles' humor and good spirits and they were married. Like Trojan Aeneas settling in the area that became Rome, inferretque deos Latio (he brought his household gods with him to Latium), Emily brought with her to Holland the household gods of Protestant Dublin.
Emily's Life as an Expatriate
After the death of Charles, she lived alone with the family governess, Polly, meeting separately with visitors based on Emily’s higher status. Yet she bonded like a Viking conqueror with the country in which she settled. Emily never traveled alone, and only visited where she had relatives.
on her behalf heavily armed soldiers called gallowglasses Was slain at Shrule, Mayo, 1570. This is the key starting point
for records. Corley Boy MacDonnell expressed a common attitude toward the Crown when he accepted a patent for the Glens
of Antrim and then had a fire built and burned the patent from the end of his sword, saying “By this title I hold my lands.”
fled to Belgium and Holland. Marthe also fled Bergerac and they were married in Rotterdam September 1, 1700.
EMILY, MY GRANNY – by HILDA VAN STOCKUM
|Emily and Charles.|