UPCHER, Alice

1847 - 1923

As Alice Winstanley, she was born at Brixton, Surrey and baptised at Kennington on 23 April 1847, second daughter of James Winckworth Winstanley (1816-1891), a barrister, and his first wife Marienne Dorcas née Shelley (1826-1885), who married at Epsom, Surrey on 5 June 1844, James married secondly at Ashington, Kent on 8 December 1886, Rosalind Helena Jemima Nuthall (1824-1904). In 1851, a 4 year old living at 5 Balham Grove, Streatham, London with her parents, 34 year old James and 24 year old Marienne with two siblings Marienne G. 5 and William G. 2 and in 1861 they were living at 2 York Terrace, Ramsgate, Kent. By 1865 they had moved to Great Boughton, Cheshire and in 1871 living at Sandy Lane, Great Boughton, Chester, when Alice was a visitor at Warberry, Tormoham, Newton Abbot, Devon, the home of Maj.Gen. Thomas Nuthall and his family. Alice married at St John the Baptist, Chester on 5 September 1877, 28 year old Revd Abbot Roland Upcher (1849-1929), rector of St Mary’s church, Sheffield 1879-1889, St Mary’s, Halesworth, Suffolk 1889-1913 and the nearby Stradbroke All Saints’ from 1913. Watercolour painter and a member of the Ipswich Art Club and exhibited from Halesworth Rectory in 1911, twelve paintings including 'Natures Mirror', 'Sunny Corner', 'Autumn', 'A Frosty Morning', 'Dewy Morn', 'The Birthplace of Keble's Christian Year', 'Springtime at the Old Home', ''Clematis and Red Roses', 'Where the Chestnuts Kiss the Stream', 'Old Mother Jones', 'Autumn Sunshine' and 'Old Chestnut Tree', the painting 'Old Martha Jones' was priced at £200, one of the most expensive in the show. She also exhibited at the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool; the London Salon and the Royal Academy 1909-1910 from Halesworth Rectory. She died at Stradbroke, Suffolk in 1923, aged 75.




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