MONTAGU, Rachel Alice

1907 - 1996

As Rachel Alice Martin, she was born at Swaffham, Norfolk on 20 September 1907, daughter of William Harold Martin (1873-1922), a solicitor, and his wife Ethel née Winter (1876-1970), who married at Swaffham in 1906. In 1911, a 3 year old, living with her widowed grandmother, 76 year Harriet Piece Charity Winter, at Lydney House, Swaffham, together with Rachel's father, 37 year old William and his other daughter newly born Ethel Elizabeth Martin. Rachel married at Swaffham in 1928, Charles Edward Montagu (1900-1995), and painted under the name of Rachel Montagu. Rachel lived at Beccles, Suffolk and often painted the Waveney River, local rural scenes, churches and still life and was a member and exhibitor at Beccles Society of Artists 1977-1990. She died at Beccles on 25 February 1996.