SKINNER, Violetta Mary

1835 - 1922

Violetta Mary Skinner was born at Swefling Rectory, near Saxmundham, Suffolk on 4 August 1835 and baptised on 7 October 1835, daughter of Revd Russell Skinner (3 June 1803-7 August 1881) and his wife Violetta Williams (21 January 1805-21 January 1890), eldest daughter of Thomas Williams of Cowley Grove, Uxbridge, who married at Hillingdon Church, Middlesex on 28 October 1834. In 1851, young Violetta was a student at a school at Anbery House, Kensington, London. She exhibited at the Society of British Artists from Sweffling Rectory in 1870, a watercolour 'A Dead Thrush' and exhibited at Ipswich Fine Art Club from Sweffling Rectory in 1881, ‘A Study’. She married at Ipswich in 1891, Revd John Cattermole (c.1846-5 August 1923) and she moved to his living at Eleigh Water, Comb St Nicholas, Chard, Somerset. Violetta Mary Cattermole died at Eleigh Water, Chard on 23 April 1922, aged 86.