LANCE, Annie Wilmot

1857 - 1939

Born at Kingsbridge, Devon in 1857, daughter of Walter Lance, a relieving officer & registrar of births and deaths, and his wife Eliza née Savage, who married at Blandford, Devon in 1846. In 1861, a 4 year old living at Rope Close, Blandford, Devon with her parents, 36 year old Walter, born Dorchester and 38 year old Eliza, born Froyle, Hampshire and four siblings, all born in Dorset. In 1881, a 23 year old ‘secretary clerk’ at Ipswich High School, Berners Street, Ipswich. A flower painter who exhibited at Ipswich Fine Art Club in 1884 from Hillside, Christchurch Street, Ipswich 'Cottage at Applethwaite', she also exhibited from the same address, at the Royal Academy and the Royal Society of British Artists 1882-1893. She died at Warwick in 1939, aged 82, and was unmarried. Her time in Ipswich is elusive and she may have been staying with Henry Robertson [q.v.] at 102 Christchurch Street, Ipswich during her Ipswich painting period.