HAYES, Margaretta Emily

1870 - 1958

As Margaretta Emily Roe, she was born in Kanly, Sri Lanka on 14 September 1870 and was the niece of Dr Harold Muir Evans, MD (1866-1947) and his wife Violet née Reid, who came to practice in Lowestoft in 1894. Margaretta married at Poole, Dorset in 1907, George Theodore Whitfield Hayes (22 December 1871-1958), barrister-at-law, and in 1911 Margaretta was a 40 year old living at 7 Carlton Mansions, Holland Park, Kensington, London with her two daughters Margaretta Rowena Marion 2 and Joanna Emily 1 and kept two indoor servants, her husband was absent. In 1911, Dr Harold Muir had another of his nieces, 12 year old Aileen Mary Hayes, 'resident at Maskelyn, Ceylon' also born at Sri Lanka, living with him at The Turret House, Kirkley Cliff, Lowestoft from where Margaretta exhibited at Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool in 1924. In 1939, Margaretta was living at 'Fingal', Burwood Park Road, Walton on Thames, Surrey with her husband George and married daughter Rowena Margaretta [Barrington]. Margaretta died at Hammersmith, London in 1958, aged 87. She was sometimes known at Whitfield-Hayes.