JOHNSON, Constance Marion

1864 - 1946

Born at Tulse Hill, Surrey on 14 May 1864, daughter of Robert Johnson, civil engineer, and his wife Eliza née Miller, who married at Paddington Parish Church, London on 16 January 1861. Later, Robert built a large house at Walton-on-Thames, where his later children were born, before moving to Boyton Hall in the early 1870s. In 1871, the family were living at Oatlands Drive, Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, 34 year old Robers, born Starston, Norfolk and 35 year old Eliza, whose family were farmers at Boyton, Suffolk, with their six children, Ethel Mary A. 8, Constance Marion 6, George Frederick 5, Charles Edward Bennington 4 [q.v.], Ernest Arthur Benington 2 and newly born Jo, with a governess and three indoor servants. In 1880, Constance Marion Johnson received her certificate from the Ipswich School of Science and Art for Model Drawing. In 1881, Ethel, Constance at Ernest were living at Berners Street, Ipswich with a housekeeper and general servant. In 1901 she was living at Hollesley, near Woodbridge, Suffolk and in 1939, Constance and sister Ethel [Weltsh] (born 9 January 1863), a widow, were living at 8 Conach Road, Woodbridge, Suffolk and where Constance died in 1946.