BUTLER, Elizabeth Field

1824 - 1902

Elizabeth Field Butler, was born at Henley-upon-Thames, Oxfordshire on 10 July 1824, and baptised at the Congregational Church, Rotherfield Greys, Oxfordshire on 2 January 1826, daughter of Isaac Butler, a commercial traveller, and his wife Lavinia née Bowton, who married at Burnham-on-Crouch, Essex in 1822. In 1851, the family were living at Albert Terrace, Victoria Road, Hornsey, Edmonton, but Elizabeth was away from home. By 1861, together with her younger sister Jane, had opened a school at 90 Berners Street, Ipswich when it had some 20 pupils and in 1881 'head of a private school' at Anglesea House, [90] Berners Street, Ipswich with 18 boarding pupils. In 1866, one of the sixteen Ipswich ladies who signed a petition to Parliament to grant them the vote. A member of Ipswich Art Club 1878-1894 exhibiting over 50 works including amongst others, in 1881 ‘Round Tower, L’Etacq, Jersey’ four oil painting in 1883 ‘Sketch on the Wey, Guildford’, ‘Park Place Woods, Henley-on-Thames’, ‘Old Barn-Ponds Farm, Suffolk’ and ‘St Catherine’s Ruins, Guildford’ and continued to exhibit until 1885 from her address 109 London Road, Ipswich, but when exhibiting in 1891 was at Goodrich Villas, Cauldwell Hall Road, Ipswich. She died at Ipswich in 1902, aged 77, she was unmarried.