QUILTER, Miss Sarah Ellen

1844 - 1923

Born at Finsbury Square, London in 1844, eldest daughter and second of the four children of wealthy accountant William Quilter, who was born at Walton-cum-Felixstowe, Suffolk, and his wife Elizabeth Harriet née Lewis, who married at St Pancras Old Church, London on 30 May 1842. In 1851, a 6 year old living at Crown Lane, Lower Norwood, Surrey with her parents, 42 year old William and 43 year old Elizabeth and two siblings and they kept seven indoor servants. In 1861, she had dropped using her first name of Sarah and was known as Ellen, and as a 16 year old, living at the family home at Knights Hill, Norwood with her four siblings William E 20, Edward F. 12 and Harry 10, and they were still there in 1871. In 1881, a 35 year old art student living at 28 Norfolk Street, Park Lane, London with six indoor servants. As Miss E. Quilter, a member of the Ipswich Art Club 1884-1891 and exhibited from 28 Norfolk Street, Park Lane, London, three pictures in 1884 'Study of Peonies for a Round Panel' and two watercolours 'Oranges' and 'The Hall Garden' and in 1885 two watercolours 'August at Porchester' and 'Sunset in the Valley of Ragatz', and as Miss S E Quilter a member of the Art Club 1894-1895 exhibiting from 8 Duke Street Mansions, Grosvenor Square, London in 1894 'Sunrise in Rajputana'. She married in 1895, Alexander Alan Muter and in 1901, a 53[sic] year old livng at 146 Ashley Gardens, St Georges, Hanover Square, London with her 43 year old Scottish born husband Alexander, a master mariner, and they kept three servants. By 1911, 53 year old Alexander had taken the position as Harbour Master at Harwich, Essex and was living at Erention Fronts Road, Dovercourt, Essex with his 55[sic] year old wife Sarah Ellen, and they kept four servants. She died at Dovercourt in 1923, aged 79.