NEWLAND, Cecilia Jeanette

1847 - 1907

Cecilia Newland

Cecilia Jeanette Newland, was baptised at Adelaide, South Australia on 19 August 1847, daughter of Richard Francis Newland and his wife Eleanor née Potter. 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 aunt Susanna Newland (1811-1889). 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 Hove, Sussex where her aunt died in 1889. In 1891 Cecilia was living at 56 Ventnor Villa, Hove and married in 1895, Major Alexander Urqhuart Hamilton Finch (1831-1917), 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 and where, as Cecilia Janet, she died on 9 June 1907, aged 60.