PENNEFATHER, Thomasina Cox

1846 - 1920

As Thomasina Cox Savory, she was born at Peckham, Surrey in 1846, daughter of Thomas Savory, cabinet maker, and his wife Caroline née Hargrave, who married at Devonshire House, Wandsworth, London on 17 November 1831 when his wife was aged only 16, and they lived at Peckham Rye Common, Camberwell. In 1851, Thomasina was a 5 year old living, together with her two elder sisters, at Stamford Hill, Hackney, London the home of her 36 year old unmarried aunt Caroline Mary Savory and her sister, when her parents, 39 year old Thomas and 35 year old Caroline, were living at 1 Houghton Street, St Clement Danes, Westminster. Thomasine married at Barnet, Middlesex on 9 May 1867, Alfred Richard Pennefather and they went to live at Little Waltham Hall, Essex. As Mrs. A. R. Pennefather, a member of the Ipswich Art Club 1891-1896 and exhibited from 7 Cheniston Gardens, Kensington in 1891 two watercolours 'Pecheuses des Crevettes, Boulogne' and 'On the Rocks when the Tide is Low'. In 1901 Thomasine was a 56 year old living at 33 Carlisle Place, St George Hanover Square, London with two servants and 56 year old Alfred, receiver for the metropolitan police, was living at Little Waltham Hall, Essex and the situation was the same in 1911. Alfred, who was knighted in 1909, died at Little Waltham in 1918, aged 73, and Thomasine died at Hanover Square, London in 1920, aged 74.