GRIMSEY, Miss Grace

1861 - 1950

Grace Grimsey was born at Ipswich on 18 September 1861, daughter 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 living at Stoke Lodge, Belstead Road, Ipswich and was 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' and in 1885 two watercolours 'Interior St Mary's Feltwell' and 'Sketch in Barham Park' and continued exhibiting 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 121 St Andrews Road, Felixstowe, Suffolk where she died in 1950, aged 88.