NUNN, Miss Mary Cecilia

1864 - 1952

Born at Ipswich on 25 July, and baptised at St Mary le Tower church, Ipswich on 13 October 1864, daughter of Robert Lindley Nunn [q.v.] and his first wife Catherine Jane née Stutter, who married at Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk in 1852. In 1881, a 16 year old pupil boarder at Old Hove House School, Hove, Sussex and on returning to Ipswich joined the Ipswich Art Club 1886-1893. A painter in oil of portraits and landscapes and exhibited at the Ipswich Art Club from Westerfield Road, Ipswich in 1886 'Moonlight', in 1887 'Portrait' and in 1893 'Westerfiled Road, Ipswich' all oils. She married at Ipswich in 1895, Revd William Arthur French who in 1911, was a 58 year old 'clerk in holy order' born at Paddington, London, living at The Rectory, Little Blakenham, near Ipswich with his 46 year old wife Mary Cecil[sic] and their 14 year old son Arthur Cecil, their daughter Evelyn Daphne Alexandra [Awdry] who was baptised at Little Blakenham on 6 August 1899 was staying with her uncle, Alfred Townsend Cobbold at the nearby Bramford House, near Ipswich. They moved to Chippenham where her husband died in 1938 and in 1939 Mary was living at 'Cotens', Rowdens Hill, Chippenham, Wiltshire, where she died in 1952.