CHRISTY, Susannah

1859 - 1952

Born at Stanford Hall, Stanford Rivers, Ongar, Essex on 4 November 1859, third of the eleven children of David Christy (1824-1908), a farmer, and his wife Jane née Marriage (1832-1906), who married at Chelmsford on 2 May 1855. In 1871, a pupil at a school at High Street, Lewes, Sussex but ten years later was back at Patching Hall, Broomfield, Chelmsford, Essex. In 1901, her parents and six of their children were living at Patching Hall, Broomfield. A member of the Ipswich Art Club 1903-1906 and exhibited from Patching Hall in 1903 two paintings, 'Low Tide at Woodbridge' and 'Oriental Poppies', she also exhibited at the Baillie Gallery and the Society of Women Artists 1905-1909. After the death of her parents, she and her sister Jane Mary moved to Attrees Barcombe, Lewes, Sussex where they were living in 1911. In 1939 in the W.V.S. living at The Clearing, Chanctonbury, Sussex where she died atin 1952, aged 92, she was unmarried.