BETNEY, Marguerite Beatrice

1924 - 2015

As Marguerite Beatrice Versey, she was born at Lowestoft, Suffolk in 1924, youngest of the three children of Henry Beavis Versey (21 March 1883-1968), a fish salesman, later an auctioneer, and his wife Beatrice Eliza née Harper (19 February 1889-30 March 1966), who married at Lowestoft on 26 December 1907. In 1911, Henry and Beatrice were living at Holloway House, Shakespeare Avenue, Milford Haven with a newly born daughter Barbara Josephine but by 1921 were back living at 2 Carlton Villes, Victoria Road, Lowestoft now with two daughters Barbara J. 11, born at Lowestoft and Bettie B. 5 born at Newlyn, Cornwall. Marguerite married at St Mark's Church, Oulton Broad, Suffolk in July 1948, William Ernest Betney (21 June 1924-9 December 1997) and painted under the name of M. Betney. A member and exhibitor at the Beccles Society of Artists when living at Ashcroft, Mill Common, Halesworth, Suffolk and was a Fellow of the Royal Society of British Artists. Marguerite Beatrice Betney died on 3 May 2015, she had two children, Rachel and William.