With thanks to Historian Debbie Cameron for reminding me
that I had not fully researched Elizabeth and for finding the poem, photograph
and cover of one of Elizabeth's collections featured here.
Elizabeth had the following siblings: Frances, b. 1864, Clara, b. 1866, John, b. 1872, Constance, b. 1873, Anna, b. 1874, Mary, b. 1876, Wilfrid, b. 1879 and Muriel, b. 1880. Wilfrid also became a poet.
By 1911, Elizabeth described herself in the Census return as an author.
In September 191, Elizabeth married Thomas Kelly Cheyne in Falmouth. Thomas Kelly Cheyne, FBA (18 September 1841 – 1915) was an English divine and Biblical critic. She then used the name Elizabeth Gibson Cheyne for her writing.
"A Poet to His Poems" (1915) by Elizabeth Gibson Cheyne (1869-1931)
published in the magazine “Poetry”, September 1915.
You are born; you are no more mine:
I have let you go forever.
Demoniac or divine,
You shall sail by sea and river;
You shall walk by road and track;
You shall fly through wind and weather;
But nevermore come back,
That our hearts may laugh together.
There is an excellent biography of Elizabeth written by Judy Greenway http://www.judygreenway.org.uk/wp/elizabeth-gibson-cheyne-biographical-outline-timeline-and-list-of-publications/
Debbie Cameron’s Facebook Group Remembering British Women in WW1 – The Home Front and Overseas is well worth perusing https://www.facebook.com/groups/1468972083412699/