COLCHESTER, Lucy Florence

1853 - 1935

Lucy Colchester

Born at Little Oakley, Essex on 6 March 1853, daughter of William Colchester (1813-1898), ship owner and store merchant, and his wife Mary Kate née Bright (1818-1895), who married at Maldon, Essex in 1840. By 1861 the family were leasing Grundisburgh Hall, near Ipswich where Lucy was living with her parents, 47 year old William and 43 year old Mary, and her six siblings and ten years later William was a 'merchant and magistrate' living with the family, including Mary Bassett [q.v.], at Wherstead Road, Ipswich. In 1881 Lucy was living with her parents at Springfield House, Norwich Road, Ipswich and although not a member exhibited at the Ipswich Fine Art Club 'Roses and Wallflowers' from Springfield House. She married at Wherstead church, near Ipswich on 22 July 1884, her second cousin, Herbert Baring Garrod (1849-1912) a barrister, but who never practised. Lucy died at 13 Gainsborough Gardens, Hampstead, London on 16 February 1935 leaving three notable of four sons, son Roland was killed during the First World War.