GOODWYN, Jennie [Jane] Walton

1890 - 1976

As Jennie Walton Heath, she was born at 63 Chelsham Road, Clapham London on 15 October 1890, posthumous daughter of Robert Walton Heath, a hatmaker, and his wife Bessie née Crimp (1864-1959), who married at Totnes, Devon in 1888. Her father died at Clapham in 1890, aged 38 and in 1891, 5 month old Jennie was living at Clapham with her 27 year old mother, 'of private means', and her sibling sister, 1 year old Beatrice, together with their 23 year old uncle Walter Crimp, a solicitor and they kept four indoor servants. In 1911 Jennie, with her sister and mother, were staying in an hotel at 19-20 Lancaster Gate, Paddington and later that year Jennie married at St George's Hanover Square, London, James Allen Goodwyn, a 33 year old engineer from 13 Broughton Road, Ipswich. They lived at 'Homefield' Little Bealings, near Ipswich where her husband died in 1936, aged 59. In 1939 still living at Little Bealings with her son Paul A. Goodwyn (born 22 June 1915) a solicitor's clerk and her mother now remarried Bessie Heath. A member of the Ipswich Art Club 1949-1973 exhibiting from Homefield, Little Bealings in 1949 three pictures 'Ipswich Docks from St Peters' and 'Ipswich Docks from Cliff Quay' and in 1950 an oil 'Winter Decoration'. In 1951 she exhibited an oil 'Mixed Flowers' and a watercolour 'Lock Gates, Ipswich' and the following year two oils 'Phloxes' and 'Barges' her last showing was an oil in 1969 'Winter Quarteres, Pin Mill'. She died in the Ipswich district in 1976.