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Barbara Josephine Lenox-Conyngham

Mrs George Lenox-Conyngham (Barbara Josephine Turton) was born in 1868, her birth was registered in Thirsk, Yorkshire. She was the daughter of Captain Edward Henry Turton, Deputy Lieutenant (D.L.) and Justice of the Peace and Lady Cecilia who lived at Upsall Castle, Thirsk, Yorkshire.

Barbara married Rev George Hugh Lenox-Conyngham of Springhill, Northern Ireland, on 13 April 1898. They lived for a time in Edinburgh and they had four children: Cecilia Laura, Eileen Mary, Denis Hugh and Alwyn Douglas Lenox-Conyngham.

She boarded the Titanic at Southampton with her sister-in-law Alice, and children Eileen and Denis.  The group disembarked at Cherbourg later the same day.

Barbara died on 25 November 1937.

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  1. greg robertson

    What happened to Eileen Lenox-Conyngham? I know she was present at the 1988 convention, but i cant find any material on her.

  2. Phillip Gowan

    Eileen died on October 8, 1993.

  3. James Metzger

    I read that Eileen attended the 1988 survivors' re-union but can't seem to find anything more about her. Has anyone ever met her or know when she passed away? Best Wishes, James M.

  4. Eric S. Silvia

    Hi James, There was a large article that appeared in the 'Titanic Commutator' on Eileen Lenox Conyngham Schefer. (the Titanic Historical Society's Journal- May-July 1994) She passed away on October 8, 1993 resulting from a massive stroke. She is buried on Staten Island with her husband and his parents. If someone doesn't beat me to it, I will type up some info on Eileen for you!

  5. George Behe

    Hi, James! I was fortunate enough to sit next to Eileen at the 1988 THS banquet. She was a very nice lady, a bit on the quiet side but also blessed with a marvelous sense of humor. She had an interest in the paranormal, too; when she learned that my book on Titanic/psychic accounts was about to come out, she held the folks at our table spellbound with a story (which she claimed was true) of a death in her family that was accompanied by the shrieking of a banshee. It was quite an experience to hear such an eerie story from someone who clearly believed it to be true. Eileen was a... Read full post

  6. James Metzger

    Hi Eric and George, Thank you for your replies. Like so many survivors, Eileen sounds like she was very special. I wish I could have had the pleasure of meeting her. Best Wishes, James

  7. Joan David

    Joan David

    Mrs Alice Lenox-Conhyngham travelled in company of her children -Miss Eileen Lenox-Conyngham -Master Dennis Lenox-Conyngham

  8. Bob Godfrey

    Not quite, Joan. Miss Alice Lenox-Conyngham was unmarried. She was travelling with her sister-in-law Barbara, who was the mother of the two children also in the group.

  9. Anthony Cunningham

    Hello Folks I am researching children on board the Titanic for a book. Is there anyone who knows if a) there is photograph of the young Eileen Lenox Conyngham out there that I might use and b) I believe she wrote a charming letter on board the crossing. Did she write a more detailed account later on? Thank you so much in advance for any help you can furnish me with. :-)

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Titanic Passenger Summary

Name: Mrs Barbara Josephine Lenox-Conyngham (née Turton)
Nationality: English
Marital Status: Married to George Hugh Lenox-Conyngham
Embarked: Southampton on Wednesday 10th April 1912
Ticket No. 84, £3
Disembarked: Cherbourg
Buried: Lavenham Parish Church, Lavenham, Suffolk, England

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