BUTLER, Elizabeth Field

1824 - 1902

Born at Henley upon Thames on 10 July 1824, and baptised at the Congregational Church, Rotherfield Greys, Oxfordshire on 2 January 1826, daughter of Isaac Butler, a commercial traveller, and his wife Lavinia née Bowton, who married at Burnham-on-Crouch, Essex in 1822. In 1851 the family were living at Albert Terrace, Victoria Road, Hornsey, Edmonton, but Elizabeth was away from home. By 1861, together with her younger sister Jane, had opened a school at 90 Berners Street, Ipswich when it had some 20 pupils and in 1881 head of a private school at Anglesea House, [90] Berners Street, Ipswich with 18 boarding pupils. In 1866 one of the sixteen Ipswich ladies who signed a petition to Parliament to grant them the vote. A member of Ipswich Art Club 1878-1888 and in 1881 exhibited amongst others ‘Round Tower, L’Etacq, Jersey’ and was a regular exhibitor with four oil painting in 1883 including ‘Sketch on the Wey, Guildford’, ‘Park Place Woods, Henley-on-Thames’, ‘Old Barn-Ponds Farm, Suffolk’ and ‘St Catherine’s Ruins, Guildford’ and continued to exhibit until 1885 from her address 109 London Road, Ipswich but when exhibiting in 1891 was at Goodrich Villas, Cauldwell Hall Road, Ipswich. She died at Ipswich in 1902, aged 77, she was unmarried.