PORTER, Maria Louisa

1853 - 1913

Born at Ipswich in 1953, daughter of Alfred Porter, a wine merchant's manager, and his wife Maria née Mayhew, who married at Pettaugh, Suffolk in 1846. In 1851 a 7 year old living at Brook Street, Ipswich with her parents, 40 year old Alfred, born Halesworth and 40 year old Maria, born Pettaugh, both in Suffolk, with six siblings, Frank 12, John George 11, William Henry 9, Jane Florina 4, Frederick 2 and Lucy 1, all born in Ipswich. Maria exhibited at Ipswich Fine Art Club from 19 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich in 1883 two table items 'Plaque' and 'Memo Holder', but probably was not a painter. In 1881, a governess and ten years later a 'mother's help' at the same family address. By 1901 she was living on 'own means' with her two younger sisters at 198 Spring Road, Ipswich but by 1911 they had moved to 1 St Johns Road, Ipswich with addition of brother Frank, and where she died in 1913, aged 60, she was unmarried.