CAPON, Agnes Augusta Mary

1875 - 1951

Agnes Augusta Mary Capon was born at Manningtree, Essex on 17 January 1875, youngest daughter of Francis Barnard Capon (1828-26 May 1911), auctioneer & surveyor, and his wife Amelia Ann Sizer (1837-1900), only daughter of the late William Sizar of East Bergholt, Suffolk, who married at Kelveden, Essex on 1 May 1857. In 1891, Agnes was a 16-year-old, living at Brook Street, Manningtree with her parents, 62-year-old Francis and 53-year-old Amelia and five siblings, Ellen Rosina 30, William Ernest 28, Amelia Beatrice 25, Gertrude Ada 21 and Clement Bernard 10. Agnes studied at Ipswich School of Science and Art and in 1895 won a prize for her advanced model drawing and, as a member of the Ipswich Fine Art Club 1891-1897, exhibited from Manningtree in 1891, an oil 'Flatford Mill', in 1893 two oils 'Barns in Flatford, East Bergholt' and 'Stutton Mill from Mistley Cliff' and in 1894 'A Basket of Apples'. She married at St Mary's Church, Mistley on 5 October 1901, Frederick William Holbrook (1865-December 1921), a clerk on the railway, and in 1911 they were living at 313 Shrewsbury Road, Forest Gate, London and in 1921 at 313 Shrewsbury Road, East Ham, Essex and where her husband died. In 1939, Agnes Augusta Mary Holbrook was a widow, living on own means at Queen's Private Hotel, 35-36 Regency Square, Brighton, Sussex where she died on 26 November 1951.