FRASER, Eliza Jane

1850 - 1919

As Eliza Jane Coleby, she was born at Ipswich in 1850, daughter of Kincey Coleby, an ironfounder's accountant, and his wife Bets[e]y née Churchyard, who married at Ipswich in 1846. She married at Ipswich in 1872, Alexander Fraser, a general merchant in clothing, and they went to live at Red House, Little Blakenham, Suffolk where they were living in 1881, Alexander 36 and Eliza Jane 30 and five children, Alexander 7, Isobel 6, Violet 5, Cecil 3 and Hilda 1, all born at Great Blakenham and where they retained a governess and five indoor servants. In 1891, a 40 year old living at Westerfield House, near Ipswich with her 46 year old husband Alexander and four of their children, Alexander 17, Hilda 11, Hugh 6 and Gordon 1. As Mrs Alexander Fraser, a member of the Ipswich Art Club 1890-1898 and in 1889 exhibited from Westerfield House, near Ipswich an oil 'Westerfield Church' and in 1891 two oils 'Irises' and 'Westerfield House'. Still living at Westefield House in 1901 but by 1911 had moved to Westbury Farm, Offley, Hitchin, Hertfordshire where she died in 1919, aged 68, surviving her husband by four months.