WEEKES, Alice Eliza

1854 - 1929

Alice Eliza Weekes, was born at Copthorne, Surrey at the end of 1854 and baptised at Burstow, Surrey on 12 August 1855, daughter of artist Henry Weekes (1807-1877) and his wife Eliza Alice née Burrows (or Burroughs), who married at Lambeth, London in 1849, she was the sister of Percy Weekes [q.v.]. Alice studied art and, on the death of her father at 96 Buckingham Palace Road, London on 28 May 1877, she and her brother Percy Weekes [q.v.] came to Suffolk, where Alice became a member of the Ipswich Fine Art Club in 1878, and as Miss A. Weekes, exhibited two pictures in 1879 'Sweet Seventeen' and 'A Rustic Beauty'. However she had married at Kensington, London in 1878, Humphrey Wingfield Tracy (1845-1912), a dentist of Britannia Road, Ipswich and they moved to Bury St Edmund's, Suffolk. Humphrey was the younger brother of artists Samuel, Agnes, Jessie and Isabel Tracy [q.v.]. In 1891, Humphrey was a 45 year old dentist, living at 6 Hatter Street, Bury St Edmund's with his 35[sic] year old wife Alice with their children, 9 year old Horace and 4 year old Dorothy, both born at Bury St Edmund's, also living with them was 14 year old Lilian Weekes. Humphrey and Alice were still living at Hatter Street in 1911 but Humphrey died at Bury St Edmund's on 9 January 1912, aged 66. Alice died at The Waverley, Felixstowe, Suffolk on 26 August 1929, aged 76.