BROWN , Mia Edwards Arnesby

1864 - 1931

As Sarah Harriette/Harriott Mia Edwards, she was born in Monmouthshire, Wales in the last quarter of 1864 and baptised at Llanfrechfa, Monmouthshire on 10 May 1865, second child and eldest daughter of Revd Charles Smallwood Edwards (1836-1876) and his wife Mary Anne née Rich (born 1839), who married at Llandaff, Glamorganshire on 13 January 1862. In 1871, a 6 year old living at Panteague, Lower Machen, Newport, Mon. with her parents, 35 year old Charles Smallwood, and 31 year old Mary Anne, with four siblings, Lodowick William 8, Gwladys Jane 4, Martha Minnie 1, and newly born Charles Frederick, all born in Monmouthshire, she had later sibling before her father's death in 1876. Mia studied art at Herkomer Art School, Bushey, where she met her husband John Arnesby Brown [q.v.], whom she married at St Pancras, London in 1896. In 1891, now just Mia Edwards, was a 25 year old artist, living at Dudley Road, Hastings, Sussex, the home of her aunt, 48 year old Elizabeth Evans, a widow, who was wealthy enough to retain a governess and three other indoor servants. She exhibited five pictures at the Royal Academy under her maiden name of Edwards and under her married name was a member and exhibitor at the Norfolk & Norwich Art Circle 1915-1918 from Haddiscoe, Norfolk. She lived at 12 Cheyne Row, Chelsea, London and died at 5 Kings Road, Chelsea on 4 March 1931.

Not Suffolk but added in as the wife of John Arnesby Brown.
Birth Registration Pontypool 4th quarter 1864 11A 147




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