CHEVALLIER, Mary Amelia

1863 - 1921

Born at The Grove, Ipswich in 1863 and baptised at St Helen's church, Ipswich on 4 August 1863, daughter of Barrington Chevallier (1819-1889), a physician, and his second wife Mary Wardell née Miles, a widow formerly Leach, who married at Islington, London. In 1871, a 7 year old living at The Grove, St Helen's Street, Ipswich with her 52 year old father Barrington, two siblings Edith S. 2 and Claude L. 1, and two step siblings Charles T. 18 and Joseph Miles 20 and they retained eight indoor servants. In 1881, her father was house superintendent at Ipswich Asylum where the family were living. Mary studied at the Ipswich School of Science & Art and in 1880 obtained her certificate in freehand drawing and in 1882 matriculated with honours at London Universtiy. In 1891, a 27 year old mistress at Ipswich High School, living at Avenue House, Woodbridge Road, St Margaret, Ipswich with her widowed mother Mary and sibling brother 21 year old Claude, a medical student but by 1901 she and her mother had moved to 86 Ashdell Road, Sheffield. In 1911, a 47 year old teacher at Cheltenham Ladies College, living at The Limes, Painswick Road, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire with her 42 year old sister Edith Sophia, also a teacher at Cheltenham Ladies College, a niece 19 year old Rose Chevallier, a student at Cheltenham and a cousin 69 year old Mary Elizabeth Chevallier Boutell. She died at Poole, Dorset in 1921, aged 57, she was unmarried.