GRIMSEY, Grace

1861 - 1950

Grace Grimsey, was born at Ipswich on 18 September and baptised at St Nicholas Church, Ipswich on 29 October 1861, only child of Benjamin Page Grimsey (1834-1898), District Registrar of the High Court of Justice, and his wife Louisa May née Wenn (1819-1889), who married at Ipswich in 1857. In 1881, Grace was a 19 year old, living at Stoke Lodge, Belstead Road, Ipswich with her parents, 48 year old Benjamin and 61 year old Louisa. A Member the Ipswich Fine Art Club 1883-1898 and exhibited from Stoke Lodge in 1882, 'View of Belstead Road', in 1883 'At Feltwell, Norfolk', 'Sketches' and 'Landscape', in 1885 two watercolours 'Interior St Mary's Feltwell' and 'Sketch in Barham Park' and continued exhibiting annually until 1898, mostly local scenes. She also exhibited at the Woodbridge Industrial & Art Exhibition at the Lecture Hall, Woodbridge in April 1887 a watercolour 'Left by the Smith'. She married at Ipswich in 1901, Revd Charles Edward Stanley Thomas (1865-1926) and became a parson’s wife at St John’s Vicarage, King’s Lynn, Norfolk. In 1939, a widow, living at Glendowr, 121 St Andrews Road, Felixstowe, Suffolk which was her address when she died at The Chatsworth Nursing Home, Felixstowe on 27 February 1950, aged 88.