CORY, Grace Margaret

1863 - 1953

As Grace Margaret Gross, she was born at Rickinghall Superior, Suffolk on 24 April 1863, daughter of Woolnough Gross, a solicitor, and his wife Anne Elizabeth Maria nťe Wythe, who married at Islington in 1847. In 1881, a 17 year old living at 6 Crown Street, Bury St Edmundís, Suffolk with her parents, 55 year old Woolnough, born Alderton and 57 year old Anne, born at Eye, both in Suffolk, and three siblings, Alice Maud Mary 29, Ada Mary Elizabeth 23, and Charles James 21. Grace married at Bury St Edmundís in 1884, Revd Charles Page Cory (16 June 1859-7 November 1942), rector and rural dean of Wilford and her husband took a position as vice-principal as St Paulís College in Madagascar. By 1891 they were back in England lodging at New Street, Sedburgh, Yorkshire, Charles a 31 year old clerk in holy orders, born Carlisle, Cumberland and Grace and their two children, Robert Francis Preston 5 and Charles Woolnough 3, both born at Madagascar but the following year they were in Burma where her husband was elected archdeacon of Rangoon in 1906. Returning to England in 1915 to the living of the rectory of Campsey Ash, Suffolk. Grace exhibited at the Walker Gallery, Liverpool 1928-1929 from Campsey Ash Rectory, Suffolk. In 1939, Grace and her husband were living at Star Cross, Warren Hill, Woodbridge, Suffolk. Of St Josephs Guest House, Woodbridge when she died at Chevington Lodge Nursing Home, Flixton Road, Bungay, Suffolk on 5 December 1953, aged 90, her son Charles Woolnough Cory was killed in action at Gallipoli on 12 August 1916 and Robert Francis Cory became a surgeon and vice-admiral in the Navy.