HEMPSON, Katherine

1858 - 1945

Born at High Street, Ramsey, Essex in 1858, only child of Amis Hempson (1828-1898), a substantial farmer, and his wife Sarah Ann née Salmon, who married at Great Oakley, Essex in 1854. In 1891, Katherine was a 32 year old 'on own means' living at Hill House Farm, High Street, Ramsey with her parents, 63 year old Amis and 59 year old Sarah. A member of the Ipswich Art Club 1888-1894 and exhibited from Hill House in 1890 'On the Side of the Stour'. Her father died at Hill House in 1898 and in 1911, 52 year old Katherine was still living at Hill House with her 80 year old widowed mother, who died the following year. Katherine died in the Colchester district in 1945, aged 86, she was unmarried.