MASON, Edith

1863 - 1958

Edith Mason, was born at Fore Street, Ipswich on 8 December 1863 and baptised at Holy Trinity, Ipswich on 12 January 1864, third daughter of William Mason (1815-26 June 1882), a pawnbroker, and his wife Maria née Adams (c1822-23 September 1893), who married at St George's Hanover Square, London in 1850. In 1871, a 7 year old, living at Cauldwell Hall, Spring Road, Ipswich with her parents, 56 year old William, born Norwich and 48 year old Maria, born Ipswich with two siblings, Clara 16 and Alice 10, both born at Ipswich. Edith studied at Ipswich School of Science & Art and in 1880 awarded her certificate in freehand drawing. She married at Ipswich in 1887, Scottish born John Nisbet, of the Indian Forest Service, and in 1901 was a visitor at 37 Lime Hill Road, Tunbridge Wells with her 44/47 year old husband John. In 1939, a widow on private means, living at the Fortfield Hotel, Sidmouth, Devon. She died at Summers Hotel, Exmouth, Devon on 30 April 1958, aged 94.