Sarah Gaynor Clayton nee Cousens
and Henry Clayton

Sarah Gaynor Cousens, born 18 July 1864 daughter of James Booty Cousens and Jessie Elizabeth Gaynor, baptised 3 March 1880 St Stephens, Richmond, Victoria, Australia aged 15 years, died 15 December 1939 at her residence, 20 Canterbury Road, Camberwell, Melbourne, Victoria aged 75 years, reg. no. 12108m, married 1912, reg. 2624, Henry Clayton, [born 1840, died 2 August 1917 at Nurse Hurnall's Hospital, 6 A'Beckett Street, Kew aged 77 years?]

Her sister Catherine Elizabeth Cousens was a retoucher at the studio of John William Lindt and was married to him in 1889.

Part of Mr Campbell’s new buildings just erected in Moray place, opposite First Church, has been secured by Mrs S. G. Clayton for her “Gaynor” Studio. Mrs Clayton is an oil and water-color portrait painter, and has come to reside in Dunedin permanently. For the last eleven years she has been artist to Stewart and Co., of Melbourne, and since its inception nine years ago was artist to the firm’s well-known “Talma” Studio. Though only a recent arrival in Dunedin, Mrs Clayton has already got off two portraits, which will bring her under very favorable notice. These are two water color portraits of the late Sergeant Gourley — one is in civilian dress and the other in kharki [sic] uniform of the New Zealand Contingent. In each instance the artist has succeeded in giving a life-like representation of her subject, proof of this being found in the fact that the one in civilian dress found a prompt purchaser in the Hon. H. Gourley. Both pictures will be put on public view shortly. The “Gaynor” studio is tastefully arranged, numerous pleasing samples of Mrs Clayton’s work being distributed about the room.
Evening Star, Issue 111548, 6 February 1900

Have you seen the Gaynor Clayton portraits? If not, do so. To be seen at the Beattie Bond Studio, Colombo street (late Sorrell's), and the lady photographer is now ready to receive sitters. 

The lady photographer at the Beattie Bond Studio (late Sorrell's), Colombo street, is now prepared to make arrangements with sitters between the hours of 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. 
Press, Volume LXII, Issue 12143, 15 March 1905 

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