BUXTON, Rosalind Upcher

1879 - 1968

Rosalind Upcher Buxton, was born at Fritton, Suffolk on 30 January 1879, daughter and fourth child of Henry Edmund Buxton (1844-1905), local director of Barclays Bank, and his wife Mary Rosalind, née Upcher (1849-1918), who married at Loddon, Norfolk on 16 October 1867, her elder sister was Winifred Buxton. In 1881, a 2 year old, living at Fritton Hall, Mutford, Suffolk with her parents, 37 year old Edmund and 33 year old Mary, with four siblings, Winifred 11 born in London, Violet 9 born in Great Yarmouth, Ronald 6 born at Flixton and newly born Edward born at Fritton, and they retained eleven indoor servants. A member and exhibitor at the Norfolk & Norwich Art Circle 1902-1908 from Fritton, Suffolk and was a close friend of many literary and artist figures, including Nevinson, both Nash brothers, and George Bernard Shaw, whose Fabian meetings she regularly attended. Rosalind married at St George's Hanover Square, London on 13 September 1911, Brigadier Gen. Philip Howell (1877-1916), who was killed at the Battle of the Somme, France, aged 38. In 1939, Rosalind was living at Bury Farm, Waltham Holy Cross, Essex with daughter Deborah. Rosalind died at Paddington, London on 22 September 1968 and they had two children, Dr Deborah Howell [Rosenbluth], (born 4 August 1913), an eminent international veterinary surgeon, and a son born posthumously, Dr Paul Philip Howell (1917-1994), PhD, DPhil., anthropologist and Cambridge academic. Rosalind published in 1942 'Philip Howell, a memoir by his wife'.