WOODROFFE, Miss Gertrude Susannah

1868 - 1938

Born at Beccles, Suffolk in 1868, daughter of Thomas Augustus Woodroffe, a builder & contractor, and his wife Margaret Ann née Reeve (1845-1890), who married Beccles in 1864. A Miss Woodroffe of Northgate Street, Beccles was a member of the Ipswich Art Club 1893-1897 but does not seem to have exhibited. In 1891 Thomas Woodroffe was a widower living at Northgate Street, Beccles with his five children, all Beccles born. They included both Eliza Maria, born 1864 but married in 1891, Charles Henry Shipston and sister Gertrude Susannah, born 1868 who was unmarried in 1901 when residing with her 33 year old cousin Walter Reeve Shipston (1868-1933), a clerk, at Drybridge Hill, Woodbridge, Suffolk whom she married later that year. In 1911, the two sisters, now both Shipston, were living at Market Hill, Woodbridge with their 75 year old father Thomas. Gertrude died at Ipswich in 1938, aged 69.