Person Sheet


Name Ernest Herbert VAN SOMEREN, 6532
Birth 1871, Devon
Occupation Medical doctor in Venice and elsewhere
Father Dr William Judson VAN SOMEREN, 6307 (1824-1912)
Mother Harriet TAYLOR, 6308 (1830-)
Spouses:
1 Ivy FLETCHER, 6353
Notes for Ernest Herbert VAN SOMEREN
Vansom.ged201208. (appears in 1871 census living with mother at 1, St George's Terrace, St Andrew, Plymouth)

Mary Wolff kept house for him from March 1897 - March 1899 when he was in Venice. Alison Wolff has a biography of xx a fairly appalling character on the Venetian scene in which Ernest gets an honourable mention.

Jay (Juliet) Wolff : ". . a doctor to the English community in Venice . . They seem to have moved in quite high social circles judging by the calling cards I have which Mary had carefully kept, along with letters. . . Ernest was renowned for b eing eccentric in manner and dress. He was later subject to bouts of depression, thought to been the result of experiences in the 1914-18 war, and eventually he committed suicide. He is mentioned in Sir Osbert Sitwell's autobiography 'Left Hand . Right Hand' in the second volume called 'The Scarlet Tree'. Ernest married Ivy Fletcher and had a number of children.

Glaser-Köngeter adds "genannt in der "Furche" vom D.C.S.V. Deutsch.-Christl.-Studentenverband"
Notes for Ivy (Spouse 1)
Vansom.ged201208.
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