Sarah Constance Lodge (née Leake)

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Constance Lodge (right, rear) with her six sisters in 1904. Constance Lodge (right, rear) with her six sisters in 1904.
Birth: 1 February 1860
Death: 15 May 1939
Parents: Rose Ellen Leake
George Walpole Leake (1825–1895)
Siblings: Sarah Constance Lodge (née Leake) (1860–1939)
George Leake (1856–1902)
Partners: Thomas Soutter Lodge (1852–1938)
Children: Helen Rose Hall (née Lodge) (1888–1967)
Joan Soutter Lodge (1892–?)
Robert John Lodge (1894–1971)

Sarah Constance Lodge (née Leake) was born on 1 February 1860. She married Thomas Soutter Lodge on the 15 September 1886 (her granddaughter Helen Margaret Wilson married her first husband Peter James Donegan exactly fifty years later, to the day[1]).

Lived in Grass Valley, near Northam.[2] (Sarah Constance Lodge advertising for a general servant just prior to the birth of Helen Rose Lodge.)

Siblings Blanche Kelsall, Jane Adam, Jessie Skinner, Lady Parker, Mary Parry, Rose Clifton.

Children Helen Rose Hall, 1 son, 1 other daughter

Advertised for a general servant three weeks before the birth of their daughter Constance in 1888.[2]

Two other children: Joan and Jack.[3]

Known as Constance (and 'Gag' by her grandchildren).

The notice of her death, published in the West Australian, was as follows:[3]

LODGE.—On May 15, 1939, at her residence, 130 Broome-street, Cottesloe, Sarah Constance, beloved wife of the late Thomas Soutter Lodge, late of Strelly, Busselton, and loving mother of Helen (Mrs. Aubrey Hall, Carnarvon), Joan (Mrs. Norman Martin, Cottesloe), and Jack (Capel); forth daughter of the late George Walpole Leake, Q.C.; aged 79 years.


  1. H. M. Wilson, date unknown. Children of George Walpole Leake and Rose Ellen.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Classified Advertising. \emph{The West Australian} 15 March 1888, p. 3. Retrieved 4 November 2014 from
  3. 3.0 3.1 Family Notices. The West Australian 16 May 1939, p. 1. Retrieved November 16, 2014, from