NEWTON, Ellen

1836 - 1935

As Ellen Giesler, she was born in London on 15 August and baptised at the Old Church, St Pancras, London on 11 October 1836, daughter of William Giesler and his wife Sophia Pettit née Lloyd, who married at St Martin in the Fields, London on 11 January 1830. Ellen married at St Leonards on Sea in 1874, Revd Francis Edward Newton, curate at Christ Church, Greenwich and they came to Ipswich and in 1881 Francis was the 34 year old vicar of St Mary Elms, Ipswich living at 9 Henley Road with his 44 year old wife Ellen and their three children, Edward 5, born in Sussex, Francis G 3 and Irene M. both born in Ipswich. A member of the Ipswich Fine Art Club in 1879 and as Mrs F. E. Newton an exhibitor from 9 Henley Road, Ipswich in 1881 two watercolours ‘Wildbad’ and 'Penmaenmawr, North Wales' and in 1885, from Silver Hill, St Leonards-on-Sea, had another watercolour on show 'A Summer's Day in Kent'. They then moved to St Matthews Church, St Leonard's-on-sea, Hastings where Francis died early in 1891, aged 44 when his widow and two daughters were living at St Matthews Rectory, Silverhill, St Leonards-on-Sea but by 1901 Ellen had moved to Mountfield, Burnwood Park Road, Walton-on-Thames. She died at Hastings in 1935, aged 99.