LONGE, Julia Georgiana

1855 - 1928

Born at Holbrook, Suffolk in 1855 eldest daughter of Robert Bacon Longe (1830-1911) and his wife Caroline Elizabeth née Orman, who married at Bath, Somerset in 1853. Robert was the eldest son of Revd Robert Longe [1800-1890 q.v.]. In 1861, a 5 year old living at 30 Nelson Road, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk with her parents, 37 year old Robert, landed proprietor, and 32 year old Elizabeth, with four younger siblings, Francis Bacon 4, Robert Douglas 3, John Charles 2 and newly born Caroline who died in 1864. In 1871, the family were living at 21 Croft Terrace, St Mary, Pembroke, with Julia, Robert, John and two additions, Henrietta Charlotte 8 and Edward 2. On the death of his uncle John Longe (1799-1872) without issue, the family inheritied Spixworth Hall, Norwich and in 1881, father Robert Bacon, and children Julia, Henrietta and John were living at Spixworth, mother Caroline was staying at 8 Sutherland Place, Paddington, the home of Capt. William Palmer and his family. As Miss Longe she exhibited at the Ipswich Fine Art Club from Spixworth Park, Norwich in 1883 two watercolours both entitled 'Normandy Sketches' and in 1885 another watercolour 'Coddenham, from the Churchyard'. In 1901 the family were still at Spixworth Hall. A member and exhibitor at the Norfolk & Norwich Art Circle 1901-1910 from Spixworth. In 1911, Julia was a 55 year old living with her 73 year old widowed aunt Isabella Orman, at 10 Bushmead Avenue, Bedford. She was buried in St Peter Spixworth churchyard in 1928, she was unmarried. She was the editor of 'Martha, Lady Giffard, her life and correspondence (1664-1722)' (1911).