MILNE, Edith Louisa

1882 - 1965

Edith Louisa Milne, was born at Balhaam, London in 1882 and baptised at St Luke's Church in Battersea, London on 3 July 1882, third child of William Oswald Milne (1847-1927), architect for Claridge's Hotel, London, and his wife Louisa Katherine née Partridge (1847-1927), who married at King Lynn, Norfolk in 1879 and were both born and died in the same years. Her brother was Oswald Partridge Milne (1881-1968) also an architect in partnership with his father at 44 Great Marlborough Street, London and both father and son were also artists who exhibited at the Royal Academy. In 1911, Edith was a 28 year old, living at Dial Cottage, Chipstead, Surrey with her parents, 64 year old William and 64 year old Louisa. Shortly after the First World War the family moved to 35 Berners Street, Ipswich where her father died on 31 August 1927. A member of the Ipswich Art Club 1922-1924, from 35 Berners Street and exhibited in 1923 'Ludlow Castle'. On the death of her parents she moved away from Ipswich and she was of Calvery Lodge, Tunbridge Wells, Kent when she died at 8 Pembury Road, Tunbridge Wells on 2 September 1965, aged 83, she was unmarried.