PETHERICK, Sibyl Gertrude

1887 - 1971

Born at Hopton, near Thetford on 11 July 1887, daughter of Dr Wallace Petherick (25 January 1858-1940), a general practitioner, and his wife Gertrude Elizabeth née Moxon (2 January 1859-1940), who married at Pontefract, Yorkshire on 8 July 1886 when they came to live at The Common, Hopton in Suffolk near Thetford. A member and exhibitor at the Norfolk & Norwich Art Circle 1904-1907, from Hopton where Sibyl was still living in 1911 with her parents, 53 year old Wallace and 52 year old Gertrude, with her 8 year old sister Elizabeth Wallace but by 1939 they had moved to 'Bishopsgate', Cranford Avenue, Exmouth, Devon. Sibyl married at Hopton, near Thetford in 1916, Frederick Frank Stokes (17 November 1880-1951), a gentleman farmer and in 1939 Frederick was living at Tie Hurst House, Brimpton Road, Kingsclere and Whitchurch, Devon and Sibyl, 'wife of F. F. Petherwick' was living at Possil House, Esplanade, Budleigh, Salterton, Devon before moving to 'Naini-Tal', Littleham, Exmouth, Devon where Sibyl died on 8 May 1971, leaving one daughter Gillian.