BURRELL, Hon. Catherine Mary Sermonda

1874 - 1958

Catherine Mary Sermonda Burrell, was born on 30 June 1874, daughter of Willoughby Merrik Campbell Burrell [q.v.], 5th Baron Gwydyr (1841-1915) of Stoke Park, Ipswich, who succeeded in 1909, and his wife Mary (1850-1898), only child of Sir John Banks, who married on 4 September 1873. Catherine's mother Mary, amassed an enormous collection of Wagner documents of every kind and planned to publish a complete life of Wagner but only the immense first volume was published covering 21 years (1898); the other material is now at Philadelphia (Catalogue pubd. 1929). Catherine was a painter in oils and watercolour of portraits and landscapes, a member of the Ipswich Art Club 1900-1901 and as S. [Sermonda] Burrell, exhibited in 1900, two oils 'Lord Gwyder' and 'The Countess of Lindsey' and the following year exhibited two watercolours, ‘Flower Field near Haarlem’ and ‘Eilenroc, Corsica’. She married at St Margaret's Westminster on 16 July 1902, Sir John Henniker-Heaton, 2nd Bart (1877-1963). In 1915, she was the heiress of the 5th and last Baron Gwyder, her two elder brothers having died, Radulphus (1876-1882) and John Percy (1878-1902). She died on 24 November 1958, leaving issue John Victor Peregrine (1903-1971) [later 3rd Bart.], Peter Joseph (1909-1976), Clement Algernon Charles (1909-1983) and Mary Araluen Elizabeth.

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