MATHEW, Mrs Emily De Vere

1831 - 1896

A Mrs Mathew of Felixstowe although noted as an exhibitor at the Ipswich Fine Art Club in 1883, she did not exhibit and is not found again and is probably the mother of George Mayhew [q.v.]. As Emily de Vere née Hollingsworth, she was baptised at Monkstown, Co. Cork, Ireland on 27 June 1831, daughter of Revd Arthur George Harpur (1802-1859), then vicar of Monkstown, later of Stowmarket, Suffolk and his wife Margaret Selby née De Montfort (died 1862). In 1851, a 20 year old living at Ipswich Street Vicarage, Stowmarket with her parents, 48 year old Arthur and 48 year old Margaret, with two sibling sisters Sophia de Montford 24 and Carl Frances 18, both born at Monkstown, Dublin. Emily married at Stowmarket on 22 December 1851, Henry Coldham Mathew, a Lieut Col in the Norfolk Militia and magistrate. In 1871 the 39 year old wife of 45 year old Henry, living at Langer House, Felixstowe with their four children, William 18, Henry 16, both born at Pentloe, Essex with George 13, and Elizabeth 12, both born at Felixstowe. Emily died at Felixstowe, Suffolk and buried in Walton church on 28 March 1896. She was also the author of several cookery books 'Cakes and Other Good Things' (1886), 'The Jubilee Cookery Book' (1887) and 'Cookery for our Sick and Invalid Poor' (1887) and others.