PACKARD, Winifred

1871 - 1960

Winifred Packard was born at Grove House, Bramford, near Ipswich on 9 September 1871 and baptised at Bramford exactly three months later, daughter of Sir Edward Packard and his wife Ellen née Turner (4 February 1847-21 April 1927), who married at Ipswich on 23 May 1867, Winifred's sisters included Celia Packard, Katherine Mary Packard and Sylvia Packard. Winifred was educated by a governess at her home in Bramford and studied at Ipswich School of Science and Art passing her model drawing examinations in 1888 and in 1892 being awarded prizes for her artwork in the categories of 'shading from the cast' and 'groups of still life in oil or watercolour' and later in 1892 passed her drawing examinations with a first class. A watercolour landscape painter and although not a member, exhibited at Ipswich Art Club in 1894 'The River Ness'. She married at Bramford Church on 28 October 1896, George Fraser Handcock (1857-22 March 1928), an executive engineer on the Madras Public Works Department, son of Revd Robert George Handcock of Ditteridge, Wiltshire. In 1911, a 39-year-old, living at Ashby St Ledgers, Northamptonshire with her 53-year-old husband, now manager of an estate, with their three daughters, Mary Gladys (1898-1944) and Winifred Fraser, both born at born Madras, India, and newly born Barbara Fraser (1911-1939), born at Ashby St Ledgers, they kept a professional nurse and three further indoor staff. Her husband George was of 47 Combe Park, Bath when he died at the Forbes Fraser Hospital, Combe Park on 22 March 1928. Her unmarried sister Katherine Mary Packard, on her death in 1951, left Winifred a half share in her estate. Winifred Handcock, who spent some time in South Africa in the 1930s-1950s, was of Hazelmere, Bramford, Ipswich when she died at Brooke House Nursing Home, Henley Road, Ipswich on 30 September 1960.

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