CROMMELIN, Ethel Margaret

1860 - 1911

Born in London on 25 November 1860, daughter of Ainslie Garrett Crommelin (1826-1900), a civil engineer working in India, and his wife Julia née Hankin (1835-1908), who married at Marblen, India on 2 April 1856, and they had at least seven children. In 1881 a 20 year old living at Iona, Anglesea Road, Ipswich, with her parents, 54 year old Ainslie, now retired, and 46 year old Julia, with three siblings, Amy Julie 18, Annie Constance 15 and son Frank Arden 12, all born in India, keeping two indoor servants. She exhibited at Ipswich Fine Art Club from Iona, Anglesea Road in 1883 one picture 'Autumn' and two plaques 'Christmans Roses' and 'Clematis' and is noted as an exhibitor in 1885 but no picture is listed. By 1891 the family had moved to 40 Linden Road, Bedford and, as Ethel Margaret Cromelin, she died [1st quarter 1911 2B 50B] at Christchurch, Hampshire in 1911, aged 48[sic], she was unmarried. It has been recorded as having married in India on 15 September 1896, a Mr Clarrie, but her and her mother Julia were of 4 Lansdown Road, Bedford when they transferred some shares in GW Railway on 21 August 1907.

The Ipswich Art Society has her listed at Miss Iona Crommelin, which 'Iona' was the name of her home in Anglesea Road, Ipswich and the Miss Crommelin could be Amy Julia Crommeling below.

Other children
Alice Julia CROMMELIN, born 1 February 1857 in Amritzur, India, and died 25 January 1860 in Bedford.
Charles Ainslie Russel CROMMELIN, born 31 July 1858 in Amritzur, India, and died 23 May 1917 in Redcourt, Ealing, England.
Amy Julia CROMMELIN, born 10 October 10 1864 and died 24 April 24 1896.
Annie Constance CROMMELIN, born 10 October 10 1864 and died 10 September 10 1900 in Grizedale, Bedfordshire. She was buried at Bedford Cemetery, Bedfordshire, England, 14 September 1900.
Ruth CROMMELIN, born 1867. She was baptised 15 May 1867, Cuttack, West Bengal, India.
Frank Arden CROMMELIN, born 24 April 1869 in Cuttack, West Bengal, India and died 16 April 1897 in Saharanpur, India.