HILL, Mary Arabella

1862 - 1937

Born at Rochford, Essex in 1862, youngest child of Robert Raby Hill, a solicitor's articled clerk, and his wife Maria née Furner, who married at Rochford in 1854. Shortly after Mary's birth her father qualified as a solicitor and moved to practice at Ipswich. In 1881, Mary was a 19 year old living at 30 St Nicholas Street, Ipswich with her parents, 52 year old Robert and 49 year old Maria, with two of her four siblings. Her father died in 1888, aged 59 and his son Francis took over his practice and in 1891 the family were still living at St Nicholas Street. She exhibited at the Bury & West Suffolk Fine Art Club in 1882 'Freston Tower' and was a member of the Ipswich Fine Art Club 1887-1894 and exhibited from 30 St Nicholas Street in 1887 'Evening at Kesgrave', in 1893 a china plaque 'Flowers' in 1894 was of Clarkson Steet, Ipswich but did not exhibit. She married at Wandsworth, London in 1895, 28 year old Henry Goddard, a tailor's manager, and in 1911 they were living at 3 Curzon Street, Slough, Buckinghamshire, they had one son Richard, born 1896. She died in the Eton district, Buckinghamshire in 1937, aged 75.