COTTON, Elizabeth

1819 - 1892

As Elizabeth Haxell, she was born at Ipswich on 26 December 1819, one of ten children of James Haxell (1775-1854), coach proprietor of Upper Brook Street, Ipswich, and his wife Rebecca née Nelson (1791-3 September 1849). On 20 September 1843, Elizabeth married farmer Herbert Cotton (1799-28 November 1869) of Grange Farm later of Amor Hall, Washbrook, Suffolk, who was 20 years her senior. Herbert died on 28 November 1869 and buried at Copdock St Peter church six days later. Elizabeth was a copyist in pencil and water-colours making numerous sketches of in and around Ipswich, she exhibited at Ipswich Fine Art Club from 22 Silent Street, Ipswich in 1882, a watercolour 'Dungeon Ghyll, Westmoreland' and in 1883 four items, two watercolours 'Glencoe, from Loch Leven' and 'Old Houses in Silent Street, Ipswich' and two monochromes 'Henley Tollgate' and 'The Old Rectory, St Helen's, Ipswich'. She drew a volume of illustration 'History of Grace Pett of Ipswich' in manuscript. Her son, Allan Cotton, a solicitor, lived at 22 Silent Street and it seems that Elizabeth, together with her daughter Blanche Rose Cotton, moved to Silent Street about 1879. Elizabeth Cotton died at Posillipo, Naples on 9 January 1892, and buried in the Old British Cemetery.

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