CHARLESWORTH, Mary Muriel

1867 - 1919

Born at Stanley House, Park Hill Road, Croydon, Middlesex in late 1867, third child of William Hardy Charlesworth (1836-1926), a member of the stock exchange, and his wife Laura Ann née Aubert (1844-1887), who married at Hackney, London in 1863. In 1871 a 3 year old living at Park Hill Road with her parents, 35 year old William and 27 year old Laura and four siblings and four indoor servants but by 1881 they had moved to Bromley, Kent with the addition of four more children. Her mother died at Hastings, Sussex in 1887, aged 42 and her father remarried in 1889, Jane Susan Lloyd (1954-1930). A member of the Ipswich Art Club 1889-1891 and exhibited two pictures from East Hill, Bickley, Kent in 1889, 'An Italian Courtyard' and 'Farmhouse at Wool, Dorsetshire'. In 1891 the family moved to Tandridge Hall, Tandridge, Surrey when Mary was aged 23 and her step-mother Jane 37. She was still at Tandridge in 1901 with an 8 year old step-sister, Florence. Mary died at North Friary Nursing Home, Freedom Street, Plymouth, Devon on 3 March 1919, aged 51.