ENGLAND, Hannah Sophia

1849 - 1942

Hannah Sophia England was born at North Brink, Wisbech St Peter, Cambridgeshire on 15 August and baptised on 7 November 1849, daughter of Dr William England (2 June 1799-1 June 1871), a medical practitioner, and his wife Margaret Elizabeth née Fraser (1814-30 November 1859), only daughter of late Alexander Fraser, M.D., who married at Wisbech, Cambridgeshire on 10 November 1836. Hannah was a sister to Mary Agnes England. The family moved to 17 Henley Road, Ipswich where Hannah's mother Margaret died in 1859 and William married again at St Margaret's Church, Ipswich on 21 June 1864, Ann Martha Taylor, eldest surviving daughter of Revd George Taylor, rector of Clopton and Marlesford, Suffolk but William died at Lowestoft, Suffolk in 1871. In 1881 his 52-year-old widow Ann, was living at Tuddenham Road, Ipswich with her two stepdaughters, 31-year-old Hannah Sophia and 29-year-old Mary Agnes. By 1911, they had moved to St Margaret's, Priory Road, Felixstowe, Suffolk, all living on private means. Hannah studied at the Ipswich School of Art winning prizes in 1868 and was a member of the Ipswich Art Club 1878-1879 and exhibited in 1878 two pictures, 'Autumn Leaves' and 'A Head'. In 1939, Hannah Sophia England was living on private means, at 31a Brook Lane, Felixstowe and was of that address when she died at Llangollen, 23 Constable Road, Felixstowe on 13 December 1942, aged 93, she was unmarried.