NEWLAND, Cecilia Janet

1847 - 1907

Cecilia Newland

Cecilia Janet Newland, was baptised at Adelaide, South Australia on 19 August 1847, daughter of Richard Francis Newland, Stipendiary magistrate at Port Adelaide, and his wife Eleanor née Light, third daughter of Col. Alexander Whalley Light, of 25th Regiment, who married at St John's Church, Adelaide on 14 December 1842. In 1871, a 23 year old, living at Witnesham Rectory, Suffolk with her 66 year old uncle, Revd William Potter and his 67 year old wife Harriett, together with her 59 year old spinster aunt, Susanna Newland (1811-1889), she was the sister-in-law of Revd Potter. Cecilia's father Richard Francis Newland died at Witnesham Rectory on 1 August 1873, aged 66. Cecilia was a member of the Ipswich Art Club 1875-1878, exhibiting from Witnesham in 1876 'Nursery Rhymes' and in 1877 'Light and Shade'. They were still living at Witnesham in 1881 but Cecilia and her aunt Susanna moved to 56 Ventnor Villas, Hove, Sussex where her aunt died on 8 December 1889. In 1891 Cecilia was living at 56 Ventnor Villa, Hove and married at All Saints' Church, Hove on 10 January 1895, Maj. Gen. Alexander Urqhuart Hamilton Finch (12 October 1831-5 May 1917), of the Royal Engineers at Bombay, a widower. In 1901 she was living at 20 Salisbury Road, Hove with her 69 year old husband and 40 year old step-daughter, Mary Ellen Finch and where she died on 9 June 1907, aged 60.