REDGRAVE, Mary

1761 - 1795

Mary was born at Lowestoft, Suffolk on 9 November 1761, daughter of John Redgrave [q.v.] and his first wife Mary née Lain (1737-1763), who married at Lowestoft on 26 May 1766. Her employment at a decorator at the Lowestoft Porcelain Works was as Mary Redgrave, before her marriage in 1785, to John Liffen. There is a Lowestoft tablet for Mary bearing the date of her birth, which was thought to have been painted by Robert Allen [q.v.]. Her niece Ann Rounce confirmed that her aunt 'used to decorate the china...and often used to see her paint'. She was buried at Lowestoft St Margaret's on 6 May 1795, aged 33.