ENGLAND, Mary Agnes

1851 - 1934

Mary Agnes England was born at North Brink, Wisbech St Peter, Cambridgeshire and baptised on 15 October 1851 and baptised again on 20 December 1855, 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, Mary was a sister to Hannah Sophia 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. A member of the Ipswich Art Club 1878-1879 but does not seem to have exhibited. Mary Agnes England died at Overstrand, Constable Road, Felixstowe on 5 April 1934, aged 82, she was unmarried.