HOPSON, Harriet Priscilla

1864 - 1882

Harriet Priscilla Hopson, was baptised at Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire on 13 January 1864, daughter of Edmund Hopson, an ironmonger, and his wife Harriet Matilda née Evans, who married at St Saviour Southwark, London in 1862. By 1866 they had moved to Ipswich where Edmund died in 1870, aged 51. In 1871, a 7 year old, living at Rope Walk, Ipswich with her 34 year old widowed mother Harriet and two siblings, Edmund Henry (1866-1946) and Frederick William (born 1868), both born in Ipswich. Young Harriet was awarded a certificate and a prize for her freehand drawing at the Ipswich School of Science & Art in 1880. She died of phthisis [tuberculosis] at 52 Fore Street, Ipswich on 22 May 1882, aged 17, and was buried in Ipswich Cemetery on 25 May 1882.