CUTTING, (Annie) Margaret

1878 - 1965

As Annie Margaret Simpson, she was born at Stonham Aspal, Suffolk on 4 April 1878, youngest child of George Henry Simpson, a farmer of 180 acres, and his wife Ann Elizabeth née Sparrow, who married at Stonham Aspal in 1876. In 1881, a 3 year old living at ‘The Laurels’ Stonham Aspal with her parents, 26 year old George and 27 year old Ann, and her two siblings, all born at Stonham Aspal. In 1901 a 22 year old living at The Laurels, Crowfield Road, Stonham Aspal with her parents and her now five siblings. A member of the Ipswich Art Club 1903-1910 & 1930-1932 and as Miss A. Margaret Simpson she exhibited from The Laurels in 1903 four paintings 'Nature', 'Fanningford Farm Lane', 'Lilac' and 'Honeysuckle'. She married at Stonham Aspal in 1910, Henry Miles Cutting (1875-1919), a draper’s manager, and in 1911 a 32 year old wife living at Front Street, Mendlesham, Suffolk with her 35 year old husband Henry, who was a member of the A & M Cutting Ltd., grocers & drapers, at Mendlesham and Stonham. As Mrs Margaret Cutting had re-joined the Ipswich Art Club 1930-1932 exhibiting from The Cottage, Stonham Aspal, Suffolk in 1930 two watercolours 'A Corner of the Rockery' and 'Gladioli' and two in 1931 'A Spring Garden' and 'Autumn Tints' and two from The Clock House, Stonham in 1932 ‘Dahlias’ and ‘Lilac Time’. In 1939 a widowed housekeeper & nurse living at The Cottage, Stonham Aspal, near Ipswich where she died in 1965, aged 87.