REID, Amelia Maria

1821 - 1896

Born at Brightlingsea, Essex in 1821, daughter of George Reid, a West India merchant, and his wife Louisa née Oakeley (1787-1879), who married at St Mary, Marylebone on 6 November 1805. In 1851, a 30 year old annuitant living at Lower Portland Place, Clifton, Bristol with her 64 year old widowed mother Louisa, who was born in India. By 1871 Amelia, her mother and Amelia's 56 year old sister Helena Catherine had moved to 35 Montpellier Villas, Montpellier Grove, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire where their mother died in 1879. A member of the Ipswich Fine Art Club in 1888 and exhibited three paintings from Montpellier Grove, 'Gloucester Cathedral', 'Shrubland Park' and 'Interior of Gloucester Cathedral'. In 1891 Amelia and her sister were still living at the same address and where she died in 1896, aged 74.