BLYTH, Anne Elizabeth Cowper

1854 - 1923

As Anne Elizabeth Cowper Johnson, she was born at Yaxham Rectory, Mitford, Norfolk on 3 February and baptised on 9 April 1854, daughter of Revd William Cowper Johnson (1813-1893), rector of Yaxham and a landowner, and his wife Marianna née Patteson (1812-1894), who married at Cringleford, Norwich on 24 June 1840. In 1871, 17 year old Anne was living at Yaxham Rectory with her parents, 57 year old William and 59 year old Marianna and her four sibling sisters, Catherine 28, Maria 25, Mary 21 and Harriet 14 and they retained four indoor servants. Anne married at Northwold, Norfolk on 27 May 1884, Revd Cecil Frederick Blyth (1852-1913) who was rector of Clipton, Northamptonshire 1883-1888, then of Wetheringsett 1888-1903 finally that of the Rickinghalls, both in Suffolk. Anne was a serious amateur watercolour artist who probably taught her daughter Margaret and her friend Violet Hasted [q.v.] the art of watercolour painting. In 1911 Anne was the 57 year old wife of 58 year old 'clergyman' Cecil Blyth living at The Rectory, Rickinghall, Suffolk with their 24 year old daughter, Margaret Ellen and they kept three indoor servants. Her husband Cecil, owing to heart trouble, gave up the rectory of Rickinghall early in 1913 and died in London on 14 August the same year. Anne died at Mitford, Norfolk in 1923, aged 69.




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