HASTED, Violet Grace Moor

1873 - 1964

Born in India on 29 March and baptised at Masulipatnam (now Machilipatnam), Madras on 5 May 1873, daughter of Col John Ord Hasted (1835-1916) of the Royal Madras Engineers, and his wife Eliza Maria Anderson née Sherman (1838-1928), who married at Madras on 9 July 1859, John had been born at Sicklesmere in Suffolk on 24 July 1835. In 1881, as an 8 year old was being educated by a teacher/governess at Hadleigh Road, Sproughton, near Ipswich together with two of her siblings, Magdalen Lizzie 14 and Henry Roger George 4. Ten years later was living at 1 Dynevor Road, Bedford with her parents, 55 year old John and 53 year old Eliza and two siblings Annie Georgina 29 and Henry 14 but by 1901 they had moved to Brooke House, The Street, Rickinghall, Suffolk and they were still there in 1911 and where her father died in 1916. Her mother, who was born at Madras on 21 October 1838, died at Green Close, Great Bealings, Woodbridge, Suffolk in 1928 and where Violet had taken up nursing. The family were friends with the local rector Revd Cecil Blyth and his wife Anne Blyth [q.v.] and their daughter Margaret Blyth [q.v.] who, like Violet, were also amateur painters. In 1939 Violet was an A.R.P. Nurse, living at The Rosary, Hasketon, Woodbridge and died in the Ipswich district on 8 March 1964, and like her mother was aged 90. She was unmarried.