CHURCHMAN, Violet

1902 - 1993

Violet Churchman, was born at Ipswich on 30 January 1902, youngest of the four daughters of Sir William Alfred Churchman, Bart. a director of Imperial Tobacco Company, and his wife Lois Adelaide née Wrinch, who married at Ipswich in 1891, she was a niece of Sir Arthur Churchman [q.v.] (Lord Woodbridge) and a sister of Dorothy Adelaide Churchman [q.v.]. In 1911, living at Orwell House, Lower Street, Walton cum Felixstowe, Suffolk with her parents, 48 year old William and 44 year old Lois and her three elder sibling sisters, Dorothy Adelaide 19, Phyllis Elsie 17 and Ida Nancy 10. They later moved to Melton Lodge, Woodbridge, Suffolk where Violet was living in 1939. Violet was a member of the Ipswich Art Club from 1952 and exhibited from Melton Lodge in 1977, a painting 'Bottles' and in 1990 from the same address 'Martlesham Creek'. She died at Melton Lodge on 11 April 1993, leaving nearly £2million, she, like her three sisters, was unmarried.