1903 - 2001

As Ena Madeline Bowen Cottrell, she was born at Bristol on 8 October and baptised at Bristol St James on 20 November 1903, daughter of William Henry Cottrell (9 September 1860-1 April 1946), a ladder manufacturer, and his wife Bessie née Bowen (13 December 1860-1 February 1958), who married at St Mary's Church, Witney, Oxfordshire on 2 March 1889. Ena was educated at Colston's Girls' School at Bristol gaining her School Certificate in 1921 proceeding to Lady Margaret Hall, University of Oxford obtaining a B.A. (hons) degree in Modern History in 1929. She first exhibited from Colston's Girls' School at the Royal Drawing Society exhibition in 1911. In 1939 the family were living at 7 Somerset Street, Bristol, when Ena was a research worker & secretary. Ena married at Bristol later in 1939, Henry Neville Southern (1908-1986), but the marriage ended in divorce and as Ena Madeline Southern, she married secondly in 1965, Hugh Benyon Monier-Williams. A member and exhibitor at the Norfolk & Norwich Art Circle 1966-1983 from Southwold, Suffolk, and a founder member of the Southwold Art Circle. Ena Madeline Bowen Monier-Williams died at Yeovil, Somerset on 8 July 2001.