1864 - 1937

Lucy Mary Thompson was born at Ipswich in 1864, youngest daughter of William Thompson (1823-3 July 1903), a seedsman, and his wife Elizabeth Lucy née Fisher (1827-June 1884), who married at Yoxford, Suffolk in 1860. In 1871, Lucy was a 7-year-old, living at 34-36 Tavern Street, Ipswich, the home of her 74-year-old grandmother Susan Thompson, who was a confectioner, together with Lucy's parents 47-year-old William and 43 year old Elizabeth with siblings, Kate Elizabeth 9, Jessie 8 and Sydney 4, all born at Ipswich, together with two shop assistants and two servants and in 1881 were still living at this address. Lucy was educated at Ipswich High School for Girls and in 1880, she passed as excellent for a certificate and was awarded a prize at the Ipswich School of Science & Art for her freehand drawing. A former headmistress of Dr. Williams's School, Dolgelley, Wales, she married at St John's Church, Ipswich on 18 August 1898, Revd Cecil Grant (1869-3 April 1946), headmaster of Keswick School, and in 1901, a 37-year-old schoolmistress, living at Main Street, Keswick, Cumbria but by 1911 they had moved to St George's School, Carlton Road, Harpenden, Hertfordshire where she was still living in 1930. Lucy Mary Grant died at Powder Copse, Boars Hill, Oxford on 30 May 1937.