BROWNE, Ellen Richenda

1843 - 1916

As Ellen Richenda Wilson, she was born at Islington, London in 1843, daughter of Revd Daniel Wilson, vicar of Islington, and his wife Lucy née Spicer. In 1861, an 18 year old scholar living at 9 Barnsbury Park, Islington with her parents, 55 year old Daniel, born Oxford and 59 year old Lucy, born Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, and her three siblings, Emily 23, Mary 19 and Arthur 13, all born at Islington. She married in 1866, Irish born, Revd Robert Browne (1834-1900), at that time curate of St Mary’s, Islington and from 1877 rector of St Clements Church, Ipswich, living at 37 Fonnereau Road, Ipswich. A member of the Ipswich Fine Art Club 1885-1886 and as Mrs R. Browne, exhibited 1884-1885 from 46 Christchurch Street, Ipswich, two watercolours 'A Street in Rye' and 'Old Hospital, Ely'. By 1891, Robert was the 56 year old vicar of Farnham, Surrey living at The Vicarage, Upper Hale, Farnham with his wife and three children, Lucy M. 22, Elizabeth R. 21 and Ambrose D G 15. Ten years later, Ellen was a widow living at 19 Toronto Road, Exeter and she died at 'Cahildown', 4 Holford Road, Hampstead, London on 2 August 1916, aged 73.