AIRY, Annot

1843 - 1924

Born at Greenwich, London in 1843 and baptised on 11 July 1843, daughter of [Sir] George Biddell Airy (1801-1892), astronomer royal, and his wife Richarda née Smith (1805-1875) [Airy q.v.], who married at Edensor, Derbyshire on 23 March 1830. Annot exhibited at the Suffolk Fine Art Club from the family's Suffolk home at Playford in 1882 a watercolour 'Grapes' but in 1881 she was a 37 year old living at The White House, Greenwich with her 79 year old widowed father and her 44 year old brother Wilfred, the father of Anna Airy. Sir George had purchased a house at Playford in 1843/4 which only left the Airy family on the death of Anna in 1964. In 1891, a 47 year old still living at the White House with her father and 49 year sister Christabel Airy [q.v.], who was the Miss Airy who is listed separately from Annot in the 1882 Ipswich Art Club exhibition of 1882. She died at Greenwich in 1924 and buried in Playford churchyard.