PHILLPOTTS, Catherine Nona

1846 - 1919

Catherine Nona Phillpotts, was born at St Gluvias Vicarage, Cornwall in 1846 and baptised at St Gluvias on 19 July 1846, daughter of Revd William John Phillpotts (1807-1888), archdeacon of Cornwall, and his wife Louisa née Buller (1805-1871), who married at Crediton, Devon on 6 November 1832. In 1851, a 4 year old, living at St Gluvias Vicarage with her 44 year old father and two sibling sisters, Georgiana Maria 6, born Worcester and Sibylla Decima1, born St Gluvias, and they retained four indoor servants and the family were still there in 1871, the year that her mother died, aged 66. A member of the Ipswich Fine Art Club 1884-1918, exhibiting from St Gluvias Vicarage in 1884, a watercolours 'Arums, Cornish outdoor Spring Flower', in 1885 'Kynance Cove, Cornwall' and 'Pendennis, Falmouth', in 1886 'Pontessina', 'Town Hall, Aldeburgh' and 'Roseg' and was a regular exhibitor until 1898. Her father died at St Gluvias, Falmouth, Cornwall on 10 July 1888, aged 81, when Catherine moved to Bradley House, Higher Coombe, Bovey Tracey, Devon where she was living in 1891 with her 41 year old sister Sybilia and 53 year old brother William John, a barrister-at-law. She was of St Gluvias, when she died at the home of her brother at 14 St Andrews Road, Bedford on 16 January 1919, aged 72, she was unmarried.