LACON, Miss Caroline Henrietta

1845 - 1889

Born at Ruthin, Denbighshire, Wales in 1845 and baptised at Llanfair Dyffryn Clwydon on 26 October 1845, daughter of Capt. Henry James Lacon (1810-1867), RN., and his wife Caroline Louisa Bartlett née Roberts, who married at Stony Stratford, Buckinghamshire on 9 July 1844. In 1861 a 15 year old living at Goldrood, Belstead Road, Ipswich with her parents, 50 year old Henry, born Great Yarmouth, Norfolk and 44 year old Caroline, born Stony Stratford, and sister 14 year old Laura Louisa [q.v], and they retained six indoor staff. Her father died at Goldrood on 15 May 1867, having served in various ships in China seas and in the Mediterranean. Caroline was a member of the Ipswich Fine Art Club 1875-1884 and exhibited, with her sister Laura as the Misses Lacon, from The Goldrood, Ipswich in in 1881 four watercolours ‘Fuentabia, Spain’, ‘Laon Cathedral, France', 'Rouen, View from New Market' and 'Chateau d'Henri IV, Pau, France' and seven watercolours in 1882 but in 1883 she exhibited from Derby Lodge, Woodbridge Road, Ipswich five watercolours 'The Ancient House, Ipswich', 'The Ram Inn, Ipswich', 'Cathedral of Bourgess', 'The Spread Eagle Inn, St Clement's. Ipswich' and 'The Old Monastery, St Peter's, Ipswich' and exhibited a total of 28 works of local views, portraits, building studies and of Paris and Rouen. She married at Kensington, London in 1884, Owen Clement Phillipps of Barham, near Ipswich and as Mrs Owen Phillipps continued as a member of the Ipswich Art Club 1885-1889, exhibiting in 1885 from Derby Lodge, Ipswich five watercolours 'Dinan, Britanny', 'Cathedral, Seville', 'The Wartburg, Interior of Court', 'The Wartburg, Thuringia' and 'Luther's Room in the Wartburg' and continued to exhibit until her death at Ipswich in 1889, aged 43. She had no issue and in 1911 Owen Phillips was living at Broughton Road, Ipswich and died in Ipswich in 1922, aged 74.