ABBOTT, Maria Rebecca

1829 - 1911

Baptised at Diss, Norfolk on 9 January 1829, daughter of Edward Edmund Abbott, a printer & stationer, and his wife Mary Ann née Main, who married at Diss on 10 August 1819. In 1851, a 25 year old professional artist in wax & leather, and flower painting, living at 3 Tavern Street, Ipswich, the home of her brother-in-law Robert Smith and his family, a draper, together with her parents 73 year old Edward Edmund and 63 year old Mary. Maria lived in Ipswich for most of her life and in 1911, with no occupation, was an unmarried 82 year old living at Rossmore, Crabbe Street, Ipswich, the home of her nephew 54 year old Alfred Joseph Leighton, a leather factor, and his family. She died later that year.