HARDY, Mary Read

1863 - 1934

Born at Hampstead, London in 1863, daughter of William Read Hardy, a member of the London Stock Exchange, and his wife Anne Frances née Leach, who married at Islington in 1855. In 1881, an 18 year old living at 11 Belsize Park, Hampstead with her parents, 50 year old William and 49 year old 'Annie' and siblings, William Ernest 24, Harold 22, Percival 20 and Alice Frances 14. A member of the Ipswich Art Club 1923-1925 from Rock House, Austenwood Lane, Chalfont St Peter, Buckinghamshire and exhibited five watercolours in 1923, 'The Woods, Wellington, Berkshire', 'The Marshes, Hollesley', 'Shingle Street from Hollesley', 'Potato Field, Hollesley' and 'Bean Field, Hollesley'. Rock House was occupied by Arthur John Elkington (1862-1928) and his wife Alice Frances née Hardy, who was Mary's sister. She died at Amersham, Buckinghamshire in 1934, she was unmarried.