LADELL, Ellen Maria

1853 - 1912

As Ellen Maria Levett, she was born at Ipswich in 1853, daughter of George Levett (18 August 1814-30 May 1901), a smith, and his wife Maria née Wells, who married at Framlingham, Suffolk in January 1841. In 1861, Ellen was a 7 year old, living at 30 Borough Road, Ipswich with her parents, 48 year old George and 49 year old Maria, with two elder siblings, Henry 18 and Louisa 16, both born at Framlingham and a younger sister, 4 year old Kate, born at Ipswich. She married at Great Yarmouth, Norfolk on 21 October 1878, as his second wife, 56 year old artist Edward Ladell [q.v.]. After a couple of years in Torquay, in 1879 they moved to Exeter and in 1881, Ellen was a 26 year old, living at 99 Sidwell Street, Exeter, Devon with her 59 year old husband Edward and their 2 year old son Kenwyn (1879-1965). A painter in a style almost identical to her husband's usually signing with her full name, whereas Edward used the EL monogram back-to-back. A member and exhibitor at the Ipswich Art Club 1884-1890 exhibiting in 1883 from 99 St Sidwell's, Exeter, an oil 'Fruit, Roses and Still Life' and in 1884 'Fruit and Flowers'. Her husband Edward, died at Kenwyn Lodge, 1 Prospect Park, St Sidwells, Exeter on 9 November 1886 and she married again at St James's Church, Exeter on 28 April 1889, George Turner White (1854-17 March 1899), a divisional insurance superintendent for the South West. In 1891, a 35 year old artist painter in oil, living at Prospect Park, Exeter, Devon with her 36 year old husband George, and her son by Edward Ladell, 12 year old Kenwyn and she had a studio at 20 Queen Street, Exeter. Her husband George, died at Chesterfield House, St John's Hill, Wandsworth, London in 1899 and in 1901, Ellen was a 44[sic] year old widow, living at Bridestow, Okehampton, Devon with her two daughters Marguerite 7, born at Exeter and Violet Ladell born at Clapham, London on 10 June 1896. By 1911, Ellen had returned to her home town and was living on her own means at 330 Cauldwell Hall Road, Ipswich with her 14 year old daughter Violet, a student and a 52 year old unmarried servant Emily Levett. As Ellen Maria Ladell White she died at Ipswich on 11 June 1912, with her son Kenwyn as an executor to her will.

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