TAYLOR, Elizabeth Hannah

1856 - 1940

As Elizabeth Hannah Battye, she was born at Birstall, Dewsbury, Yorkshire on 18 January and baptised Birstall on 28 February 1856, daughter of John Battye and his wife Hannah née Kellett. She married at Dewsbury in 1880, Revd Robert Fetzer Taylor (1846-1923), who was vicar of Gomershall, Yorkshire 1877-1901 and in 1911, a 55 year old living at Grundisburgh House, near Ipswich with her 64 year old husband Robert, and their 22 year old daughter Mary Audrey, who was born at Gomershall and they retained four indoor servants. Her husband died at Grundisburgh in 1923 but Elizabeth continued living there and in 1933, as Mrs R. F. Taylor, exhibited at the Ipswich Art Society from Grundisburgh Hall two works, an oil 'St Malo at Twilight' and a watercolour 'Dawn at Alassio', this watercolour is also noted in error under Miss R. F. Taylor. In 1939, Elizabeth was still at Grundisburgh House, with daughters Elizabeth Hilda (3 June 1881-1975) and Mary Audrey [Trench] (15 December 1888-1972) and son John F G (14 February 1884-1963), then all listed as unmarried. Elizabeth Hannah Taylor died at Grundisburgh in 1940.