MONTAGU, Rachel Alice

1907 - 1996

As Rachel Alice Martin, she was born at Swaffham, Norfolk on 20 September 1907, daughter of William Harold Martin (1873-1922), a solicitor, and his wife Ethel née Winter (1876-1970), who married at Swaffham in 1906. In 1911, a 3 year old living with her widowed grandmother, 76 year Harriet Piece Charity Winter, at Lydney House, Swaffham, together with Rachel's father, 37 year old William and his other daughter new-born Ethel Elizabeth Martin. Rachel married at Swaffham in 1928, Charles Edward Montagu (1900-1995), and painted under the name of Rachel Montagu. Rachel lived at Beccles, Suffolk and often painted the Waveney River, local rural scenes, churches and still life and was a member and exhibitor at Beccles Society of Artists 1977-1990. She died at Beccles in 1996.