MASON, Edith

1863 - 1958

Edith Mason was born at Fore Street, Ipswich on 8 December 1863 and baptised at Holy Trinity, Ipswich on 12 January 1864, third daughter of William Mason, a pawnbroker, and his wife Maria née Adams. In 1871, a 7 year old living at Cauldwell Hall, Spring Road, Ipswich with her parents, 56 year old William, born Norwich and 48 year old Maria, born Ipswich with two siblings, Clara 16 and Alice 10, both born in Ipswich. Edith studied at Ipswich School of Science & Art and in 1880 awarded her certificate in freehand drawing. She married at Ipswich in 1887, Scottish born John Nisbet and in 1901 was a visitor at 37 Lime Hill Road, Tunbridge Wells with her 44/47 year old husband John. In 1939, a widow on private means living at the Fortfield Hotel, Sidmouth, Devon. She died in Devon Central in 1958, aged 94.