EDWARDS, Louisa Maria

1856 - 1951

Louisa Maria Edwards, was born at Moffat, Dumfries, Scotland on 26 August 1856, daughter of Revd John George Edwards (1822-1862), vicar of Pittingdon, Co. Durham and his wife Frederica Louisa nťe Powles (1832-1905), who was born at Upper Clapton, London and married at Hackney in 1854. In 1871, Frederica was a widow living at 47 Crown Street, Bury St Edmundís with four children plus her 32 year old unmarried sister Fanny Powles. A sister to Antonetta Edwards [q.v.], Louisa exhibited at Ipswich Fine Art Club in 1885, from 47 Crown Street, Bury St Edmundís and was commended for her oil 'Norman Tower' at the Bury & Suffolk Fine Art Society [q.v.] exhibition held in the Town Hall, Bury St Edmund's in 1886. In 1901, Frederica, with daughters Louisa and Antonetta, who were both unmarried, had moved next door to 49 Crown Street. In 1911, Louisa and her sister Antonetta were living at 26 Churchyard, Bury St Edmundís and in 1939 were both living at 2 Abbey Ruins, Bury St Edmund's. Antonetta died in 1942 and Louisa died at The Abbey Ruins, Bury St Edmund's on 11 November aged 95, she was unmarried.