HUMPHRY, Katharine Maude

1859 - 1946

Sir George Murray Humphry (18201896)

Variously known as Catharine/Maud, but when she completed the 1911 census she was Katharine Maude. She was born at 21 Westbourne Park Terrace, Paddington, London on 30 December 1859 of the Sudbury, Suffolk family of Joseph Thomas Humphrey, barrister, and his wife Jessie Oliver née McNab, who married at Epping, Essex in 1853. In 1861, a 1 year old living at Paddington with her parents, 44 year old Joseph and 34 year old Jessie with her three younger siblings, Hugh Michael 6, Lawrence 4 and Ethel 3. In 1871, an 11 year old, staying with her eminent surgeon uncle Sir George Murray Humphry (1820-1896), at The Leys, Trumpington Road, Cambridge, Sir George was also born at Sudbury. By 1881 Katharine was a 21 year old 'art student' living at 25 Princes Square, Paddington with her parents and siblings. In 1911, living on 'private means' at 6 Sheffield Terrace, Kensington with her 43 year old brother Godfrey Wood Humphry, an artist in stained glass, with two indoor servants. In 1939 she was living at Forstal Hall, Forstall Hall Road, Tenterden, Kent with an invalid older sister Ethel, three servants including a sick nurse. She died at Ashford, Kent in 1946, aged 86, she was unmarried. She painted a full-length portrait of her uncle when the artist's name is given as Maud Humphry.