MATHEW, Doris Edna Muriel

1892 - 1959

Doris Edna Muriel Mathew was born at Dovercourt, Essex on 29 January 1892, daughter of Gervase Frederick Mathew (11 February 1842-10 February 1928), a naval paymaster-in-chief, and his wife Frances Sarah Hinchcliff (22 March 1860-19 July 1950), eldest daughter of Major Chamberlain Hinchcliff of Worlington House, Instow, who married at Instow Parish Church, North Devon on 27 October 1880. A sister to Kathleen Mathew and Francis Woodbine Mathew. In 1911, Doris was a 19-year-old living at Lee House, Dovercourt, Essex with her parents, 69-year-old Gervase and 51-year-old Frances and was a nurse waitress at Harwich Hospital during the First World War. In 1932 Doris was listed on the electoral roll at Lee House, Dovercourt together with Francis Sarah, David Hinchcliff and Frances Kathleen Mathew. Doris exhibited at the Ipswich Art Club in 1923, 'A Group of Chenar Trees, Kashmir' and 'Weed Collecting on the Dai Lake, Kashmir' and from Lee House, 27 Marine Parade, Dovercourt in 1935, two works 'Buffalos Bathing in the Indus' and 'The Jhelum River'. In 1937, she left England on the RMS 'Highland Brigade' for Buenos Aires, Argentina but was back by 1938 when she exhibited two watercolours 'An Argentine Garden' and 'View from Santos, Brazil' and in 1939 became a member of the Ipswich Art Club when she was living at Lee House, Dovercourt with Harwich with her widowed mother Frances and sibling sister Frances Kathleen (16 September 1881-15 September 1959). She exhibited at the Ipswich Art Club in 1942, watercolours 'The Oak is Out, North Devon', 1943 'Dovercourt Fields', 'Harvest Time near River Torridge' and 'North Devon Farm', in 1944 'In the Valley of Kashmir' and 'Under Dedham Willows', in 1946 'August in Devon', in 1948 'The Iris Bed', in 1949 'Hemingford Gray' and two in 1950 'Jhelum Valley' and 'Blue Bell Hill' and was a member of the club until 1953. Doris Edna Muriel Mathew died at Wortley, Yorkshire in 1959, aged 67, she was unmarried.