PARKINGTON, Florence Ellen

1870 - 1958

As Florence Ellen Barratt, she was born at 145 Humberstone Road, St Margaret, Leicester on 4 August 1870, daughter of John Barratt (1838-31 October 1900), a stone carver, and his wife Sarah Ellen née Newton (1839-1925), who married at St Margaret's, Leicester on 26 April 1866. In 1891, Florence was still living at Humberstone Road with her parents, 53 year old John and 51 year old Sarah, with siblings Frances A. 24 and Kate N. 18. Florence married at St Peter's, Leicester on 2 April 1896, Thomas Robert Parkington [q.v.]. In 1901, a 30 year old, living at 1 Bolton Lane, Ipswich with her 34 year old husband Thomas, an ironmonger builder's contractor, and they retained one servant and they were still there in 1911. An honorary member of the Ipswich Art Club 1936-1957, but does not seem to have exhibited. In 1939, she was living at 7 Northgate Street, Ipswich with her husband Thomas, and they retained two servants. Florence was of 7 Northgate Street, Ipswich when she died at Otley Hall, near Ipswich on 4 January 1958, aged 87.