RANDALL, Lucy

1855 - 1939

As Lucy Meller, she was born at Woodbridge, Suffolk in 1855, third child of Revd [Fred] Thomas William Meller, perpetual curate of Woodbridge, and his wife Emma née Edwards, who married at Framlingham, Suffolk in 1847. In 1861, a 6 year old living at Seckfored Street, Woodbridge with her parents, 52 year old Thomas and 41 year old Emma, and three siblings, Agnes 13, Alfred 11 and Frank 1, and retained a governess and four house servants. She married at Ipswich in 1877, Theodore Barker, a solicitor, who died at Christchurch, Hampshire the following year, aged 34, and in 1881, 26 year old Lucy was a widow living at 13 Upperton Road, Eastbourne with her 2 year old daughter Katherine, born Surbiton, Surrey. She married secondly at Eastbourne in 1882, as his second wife, Revd James Harley Ursill (1829-1884) who died two years later and in 1891, a 36 year old widow living at Fulbourne Lodge, Meads Road, Eastbourne with her 12 year old daughter Katherine, keeping four indoor servants. She married for a third time at Woodbridge later that year, Revd Henry Lawrence Randall and they had a son, Gerald Frayne Randall, born at Eastbourne in 1893. In 1911, a 56 year old living at The Vicarage, Cocking, Midhurst, Sussex with her 56 year old husband and 17 year old son, keeping five indoor servants. A member of the Ipswich Art Club 1911-1923 exhibiting from Cocking Vicarage in 1911 three paintings 'FitGerald's Walk, Bredfield, Suffolk', 'Evening-Sands End, Yorkshire' and 'Charlton, Goodwood, Sussex' and was a regular exhibitor exhibiting until 1921 when she exhibited three pictures, 'Woodbridge from Sutton Hard', 'After the Heat of the Day, Sussex Downs' and 'Lane in Guernsey'. Her husband died at Midhurst, Sussex in 1926, aged 71 and Lucy followed him in 1939, aged 84.