|Helen Mary Bickersteth Clayton was born in Madras, the daughter of CMS missionary to South India, Walter Clayton and his wife Helen Liley. She trained as a missionary herself and was accepted by the CMS in 1898 and sent to the Mid China Mission. Here she met and married Mr C.E. Cornford a member of the Lay Workers' Union working as an independent missionary. On her marriage in 1904 she resigned her connection with the CMS and continued as a missionary in an independent capacity.
Register of missionaries (clerical, lay & female) and native clergy from 1804 to 1904 (Church Missionary Society, 1905)
|Deposited with the CMS January 1991