ENGLAND, Hannah Sophia

1849 - 1942

Born at North Brink, Wisbech St Peter, Cambridgeshire on 15 August and baptised on 7 November 1849, daughter of William England (1799-1871), a medical practitioner, and his second wife Margaret Elizabeth née Fraser, who married at Keynsham, Somerset in 1844; his first wife was Helen Maria née Plunkett, Hannah was the sister to Mary Agnes England [q.v.]. The family moved to Ipswich where second wife Margaret died at 17 Henley Road, in 1859. William married thirdly at Ipswich in 1864, Ann Martha Taylor but William died in 1871 and in 1881 his 52 year old widow was living at Tuddenham Road, Ipswich with her two step-daughters, 31 year old Hannah Sophia and her sister 29 year old Mary Agnes [q.v.]. By 1911 they had moved to St Margaret's, Priory Road, Felixstowe, Suffolk, all living on private means. A member of the Ipswich Art Club 1878-1879 and exhibited in 1878 two pictures 'Autumn Leaves' and 'A Head'. In 1939 living on private means at 31a Brook Lane, Felixstowe where she died in 1942, aged 93, she was unmarried.