PHILLPOTTS, Catherine Nona

1846 - 1919

Born at St Gluvias, Cornwall in 1846, daughter of Revd William John Phillpotts (1807-1888), archdeacon of Cornwall, and his wife Louisa née Buller, 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 and they kept 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 'Kynance Cove, Cornwall', Pendennis, Cornwall', in 1886 'Pontessina', Town Hall, Aldeburgh', 'Roseg' and was a regular exhibitor until 1898. Her father died at Falmouth, Cornwall in 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 died at Bedford in 1919, aged 72, she was unmarried.