STIDOLPH, Alice Mary

1858 - ?

Alice Mary Stidolph was born at Woodbridge Road, Ipswich and baptised at St Margaret's Church, Ipswich on 22 August 1858, daughter of George Frederick Stidolph, organ builder and pianoforte makers, and his wife Charlotte née Bennett, who married at Tunbridge Wells, Kent in 1846. By 1865, together with George's brother John Stidolph (1827-1887), they had moved the organ building business to Cumberland Street, Woodbridge, Suffolk. In 1871, Alice was a 13 year old student living at Cumberland Street, Woodbridge with her parents 49 year old George and 50 year old Charlotte, with siblings Eliza 23, born Tunbridge Wells, Charlotte 22, both schoolteachers, Thomas Frederick 17, organ builder, and student Sarah 14, all born at Ipswich and the two elder sisters ran a school at their home and they had 13 pupils. In 1881, Alice was a 23 year old professional teacher living at the Private School, Melton Street, Melton, Woodbridge with two of her schoolteacher sisters Eliza 33 and Sarah Maria 24 and had six boarder pupils. Alice exhibited in 1881, at the Woodbridge Industrial & Art Exhibition at New Street Assembly Rooms, Woodbridge, two drawings, and in 1883 at their exhibition at the Lecture Hall, Woodbridge two oil paintings 'Head of Christ' and 'Views'. Alice married at Bromley, Kent in 1893, Alexander Sammond Walker or William Henry Bishop.