Sylvia Llewelyn Davies

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Sylvia Jocelyn Llewelyn Davies (25 November 1866 – 27 August 1910), née Sylvia du Maurier, was the mother of the boys who served as the inspiration for Peter Pan and the other children of J. M. Barrie's stories of Neverland. She was the daughter of cartoonist and writer George du Maurier, the elder sister to actor Gerald du Maurier, and the aunt of novelists Angela and Daphne du Maurier.

She met the young barrister Arthur Llewelyn Davies at a dinner party in 1889 and they became engaged shortly thereafter.Birkin, Andrew, J. M. Barrie and the Lost Boys. She married him in 1892, and they had five children, all boys: George (1893–1915), Jack (1894–1959), Peter (1897–1960), Michael (1900–1921), and Nicholas (Nico) (1903–1980).

In 1898, Davies met Barrie at a dinner party, discovering he was already friends with her three sons from their regular visits to Kensington Gardens. She and Barrie became close (he adopted the pet name "Jocelyn" for her), with him spending considerable time at the Davies' home, and the family accompanying Barrie and his wife on holidays. She encouraged her boys' friendship with him.

Her husband died in 1907 of a sarcoma in his cheek. Davies welcomed Barrie's financial and emotional support, both for herself and for her boys. Following Barrie's divorce, he and Sylvia remained close, but did not marry. She became ill with an inoperable cancer in her chest, and died in 1910. Shortly...
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