MONIER-WILLIAMS, Charlotte Mary

1861 - 1933

As Charlotte Mary Benyon, she was born in Nasirabad, Ajmer, Raijasthan, Madras, India on 12 July 1861, daughter of Gen William Henry Howell Benyon (1826-1903) and his wife Charlotte Barton née Lawrence (1839-1918). She married in India on 9 January 1892, Stanley Faithful Monier-Williams, and was the mother of Hugh Benyon Monier-Williams [q.v.]. In 1911, a 49 year old living at Walton-on-the-Hill, Surrey with her 54 year old husband Stanley, a surveyor and architect, with their daughter, of their three children, 8 year old Felicite Primrose. They had regular connections with Suffolk as two of their three servants were born in the county, one in Southwold and one in Bury St Edmund's. Landscape, figure and portrait painter and exhibited at the Dudley Gallery; the International Society; Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool; the Royal Academy; the Ridley Art Club and the Society of Women Artists 1891-1915 from Walton on the Hill, Surrey in 1891 and 1910, Southwold, Suffolk in 1907 and from London in 1914. She died, after and earlier trip that year to Tangiers, at Southwold in 1933, aged 73.