Who was Nellie Payne?

Dower chest for Betty Ellis (Victoria). Date carved unknown.

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This dower chest has not been found – nor have we been able to trace who Betty Ellis was, although as she wasn’t a member of Nellie’s large family, it is assumed that she was a friend, or that Nellie may have been commissioned to carve this piece. 

Unfortunately we have not found a photo of this dower chest; the only reference we have is in Nellie’s own scrapbook and also Atkinson’s book which lists a dower chest that Nellie carved for Betty Ellis (Victoria).

If you are able to add to the story of Betty Ellis’s dower chest please inform the Westbury and District Historical Society by using the contact page.