JUMP, Annie Mary

1856 - 1926

As Annie Mary Reynolds, she was born at Prahran, Victoria, Australia on 15 December 1856 and baptised at the Wesleyan Chapel, Prahran on 22 February 1857, second daughter of Francis W. and Sarah Annie Reynolds of Hillside House, Woolton, Liverpool. In 1871, a 16-year-old pupil at a school at Carlton, Pontefract, Yorkshire. She married at the Catholic Church, Woolton on 2 February 1880, the wealthy James Jump (1855-30 August 1905), and they had a family of seven daughters and three sons. In 1891, she was living at Blake Hall, West Greenstead Green, Bobbingworth, Ongar, Essex with her 36-year-old husband, from Liverpool, and five of their children, retaining five indoor servants but by 1901 they had moved to Hardwick House, Horringer, Bury St Edmund's, Suffolk, with a further four children, including Annette Lucy Jump and Mary Jump. Her husband died at Horringer Court, Bury St Edmund's in 1905, aged 50 and the following year Annie purchased the Chantry Estate, Sproughton, Ipswich which had been empty since 1902 and, after extensive repairs and with the gardens completely landscaped, in 1906 she moved in with her children and where she employed a staff on 15 indoor servants and 12 outdoors. A member of the Ipswich Fine Art Club from 1912 until her death and exhibited from the Chantry in 1919 two watercolours, 'Lake in Chantry Park' and illuminated pages from a 'Book of Hours'. Annie Mary Jump died at The Chantry, Ipswich on 9 July 1926. All her daughters married but her three sons remained bachelors, sons Henry and Ralph Lyon, sold the mansion by auction in 1927 for 15,000, when it was purchased for development into a housing estate, but the following year Sir Arthur Charles Churchman purchased the Chantry and most of the estate as a gift to the town of Ipswich.