HARLOCK, Mary Louisa

1843 - 1887

As Mary Louisa Wenn, she was born at Bury St Edmund's, Suffolk on 23 May 1843 and baptised at St Nicholas Church, Ipswich on 21 January 1844, only daughter of George Nassau Wenn (1817-4 June 1849), an accountant & banker of the East of England Bank in Ipswich, and his wife Louisa Mary Clements (1819-1889), daughter of the late Nathaniel Clements of Dovercourt, Essex, who married at St Nicholas Church, Ipswich on 15 June 1842, Mary was a stepsister to Grace Grimsey. Her father died at Woodbridge, Suffolk in 1849, aged 33, and in 1851 Mary was a 7-year-old, living at London Road, Ipswich with her 30-year-old widowed mother who, on 10 December 1857, married Benjamin Page Grimsey (1832-1898), the Ipswich solicitor. Mary married at St Mary Stoke Church, Ipswich on 10 December 1868, Henry Harlock (1835-1917) of Great Thurlow, Suffolk and in 1881, 37 year old Mary was living at Feltwell Grange, near Brandon on the Norfolk/Suffolk border, with her 46 year old husband, Henry, a farmer of 354 acres, and their three children, Henry F. 7, Maud Mary 6 and Annie Mildred 3, all born at Feltwell. As Mrs H. Harlock, a member of the Ipswich Fine Art Club 1885-1886, and exhibited from Feltwell Grange in 1884 three paintings, 'Landguard Fort, 20 years ago', 'Hunstanton Cliffs' and 'At Feltwell' but does not seem to have exhibited again. Mary Louisa Harlock died at Warley Road, Brentwood, Essex on 18 January 1887, aged 43 and her husband died at South Farm, Upton, Huntingdonshire on 26 October 1917, aged 82, both were buried in Ipswich Cemetery.