GOODWYN, Jennie [Jane] Walton

1890 - 1976

As Jennie Walton Heath, she was born at 63 Chelsham Road, Clapham, London on 15 October 1890, posthumous daughter of Robert Walton Heath (17 June 1852-18 May 1890), a hatmaker, and his wife Bessie née Crimp (27 January 1864-14 March 1959), who married at Totnes, Devon in 1888. Jennie's father died at Clapham on 18 May 1890 and in 1891, 5 month old Jennie was living at Clapham with her 27 year old widowed mother, 'on private means', and her sibling sister, 1 year old Beatrice, together with their 23 year old uncle Walter Crimp, a solicitor, and they retained four indoor servants. In 1911, Jennie, with her sister and mother, were staying at an hotel at 19-20 Lancaster Gate, Paddington and later that year Jennie married at St George's Hanover Square, London, James Allen Goodwyn (23 July 1877-14 September 1936), a 33 year old engineer, of 13 Broughton Road, Ipswich. They lived at 'Homefield', Little Bealings, near Ipswich where her husband died in 1936, aged 59. In 1939, still living at Little Bealings with her son Paul Allen Goodwyn (22 June 1915-11 April 1986), a solicitor's clerk, with her mother Bessie Heath. A member of the Ipswich Art Club 1949-1973 exhibiting from Homefield, Little Bealings in 1949, two pictures 'Ipswich Docks from St Peters' and 'Ipswich Docks from Cliff Quay', in 1950 an oil 'Winter Decoration', in 1951 an oil 'Mixed Flowers' and a watercolour 'Lock Gates, Ipswich', in 1952 two oils 'Phloxes' and 'Barges' with her last showing was an oil in 1969 'Winter Quarters, Pin Mill'. She died at Homefield, Little Bealings on 23 December 1976 and buried in All Saints' Churchyard, Little Bealings.




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