HEYWOOD, Eleanor Mary

1866 - 1942

Eleanor Mary Heywood was born at Mill Lane, West Derby, Lancashire on 6 October 1866, daughter of Arthur Heywood (1834-1920), banker and partner in Heywood’s Bank, Liverpool which the partners sold to the Liverpool Bank in 1883 for some £240,000, his wife was Frances Harriet née Thompson (1838-1908), and they married at West Derby in 1863. In 1871, Eleanor was a 4 year old, living at Mill Lane, West Derby with her parents, 36 year old Arthur, born Orsett, Essex and 33 year old Frances, born Liverpool and her four siblings, Katherine Frances 6, Nathaniel Arthur 3, Richard 2 and Harriet 1, all born at West Derby, and Arthur retained six indoor servants. Educated, together with her sister Katherine, at a school at Ashcliff, Bonchurch, Hampshire run by Elizabeth Missing Sewell (1815-1906), the author. She then seems to gone on a tour of England and in 1891 a visitor at Barningham Hall, Norfolk and ten year later a visitor at Bernerside, Formby, Lancashire, both houses having extensive staffing. By 1908, her father had taken the Glevering Park Estate at Wickham Market, Suffolk, where his wife died in 1908 and in 1911, her widowed father with 44 year old Eleanor, his widowed sister 72 year old Maria Gibant, were living at Glevering Park with an indoor staff of seventeen. Eleanor's father died at Glevering Park in 1920, aged 85, when Eleanor moved to the Dower House, Church Lane, Ufford Park, Suffolk from where she exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1932. A member of the Ipswich Art Society 1932-1939 and exhibited from Ufford in 1932 two oils both entitled 'Flower Study', in 1933 four oils all entitled 'Flower Study', a further two in 1935 and a further two in 1937. She died at Ufford in 1942, aged 75, she was unmarried.




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