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 (1799-1871), a medical practitioner, and his second wife Margaret Elizabeth née Fraser, who married at Keynsham, Somerset in 1844; William's first wife was Helen Maria née Plunkett. Hannah was a sister to Mary Agnes England [q.v.]. The family moved to Ipswich where Hannah's mother Margaret, died at 17 Henley Road in 1859. William married thirdly at Ipswich in 1864, Ann Martha Taylor but William died at Lowestoft, Suffolk on 1 June 1871. In 1881 his 52 year old widow Ann, was living at Tuddenham Road, Ipswich with her two step-daughters, 31 year old Hannah Sophia and 29 year old Mary Agnes. Hannah studied at the Ipswich School of Art winning prizes in 1868. By 1911, they had moved to St Margaret's, Priory Road, Felixstowe, Suffolk, all living on private means. A member of the Ipswich Art Club 1878-1879 and exhibited in 1878 two pictures, 'Autumn Leaves' and 'A Head'. In 1939, 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.