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JENYNS, Essie (1864-1920)

Australian actress. Née Elizabeth Esther Helen Jennings. Born 5 October 1864, Brisbane, QLD, Australia. Daughter of Charles Jennings (chemist) and Kate Arden (actress). Married John Robert Wood, 5 December 1888. Died 6 August 1920, Sydney, NSW, Australia.

On stage in Australia from 1879, most notably playing leads in her step-father WJ Holloway's Shakespearean company. Retired at the height of her career to marry the son of a wealthy Newcastle brewer.

Riley/Hailes Scrapbook, page 93.

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