WEEKES, Alice Eliza

1854 - 1927

Born at Copthorne, Surrey in 1854, daughter of artist Henry Weekes (1807-1877) and his wife Eliza Alice née Burrows (or Burroughs), who married at Lambeth, London in 1849. Alice studied art and on the death of her father, she and her brother Percy Weekes [q.v.] seem to have come to Suffolk where she became a member of the Ipswich Fine Art Club in 1879 and as Miss A Weekes exhibited two pictures in 1879 'Sweet Seventeen' and 'A Rustic Beauty'. However she had married at Kensington, London in 1878 Humphrey Wingfield Tracy, a dentist of Britannia Road, Ipswich and they moved to Bury St Edmund's, Suffolk. Humphrey was the younger brother of artists Samuel, Agnes, Jessie and Isabel Tracy [q.v.]. In 1891 Humphrey was a 45 year old dentist living at 6 Hatter Street, Bury St Edmund's with his 35[sic] year old wife and a 9 year old son Horace and a 4 year old daughter Dorothy, both born at Bury St Edmund's, also living with them was 14 year old Lilian Weekes. Humphrey and Alice were still living at Hatter Street in 1911 but Humphrey died the following year, aged 66. Alice died in the Woodbridge district of Suffolk in 1927, aged 76.