BRYANT, Miss Jessie

1861 - 1947

Born at Eccles, Norfolk on 8 June 1861, daughter of William Bryant (1833-1875), corn merchant at Eccles, Norfolk but by 1871 was of 39 Berners Street, Ipswich, and his wife Sarah née Wells (1833-1899, who married at Kenninghall, Norfolk in 1853. Jessie exhibited at Ipswich Fine Art Club in 1883 from 39 Berners Street, Ipswich three watercolours, ‘Dripping Well, Fairlight Glen, Hastings’, ‘The Cliff near Ecclesbourne, Hastings’ and ‘Lovers’ Seat, Fairligh Glen, Hastings’. She married in 1885, Wilfred Alfred Dunham, a horse dealer, and in 1891 they were living at Northfield Cottage, Wymondham, Norfolk with two children, keeping two house servants and a groom and were still there ten years later with the addition of another child. In 1911, Jessie, a widow and laundry proprietor was living at Abbeycroft, Church Street, Wymondham, Norfolk. In 1939 she was living at 4 Smithfield Road, Norwich, Norfolk and died at Great Yarmouth, Norfolk in 1947.