GRANT, Minnie Willis

1904 - 1996

Minnie Willis Grant was born at Hendon, Middlesex on 4 June 1904, daughter of George Hector Grant (1 June 1858-27 February 1943), a barrister, and his wife Margaret Louisa Grant, née Beaumont, who married at Kirkheaton Church, Huddersfield, Yorkshire on 18 August 1898. In 1901, her parents, 42-year-old George, and 32-year-old Margaret, were living at 37 Draycott Place, Chelsea and employing six servants and in 1911 Henry and his wife were resident at the Felix Hotel, Felixstowe, Suffolk. They then took ‘Little Hill’ at Bromeswell, Suffolk when George was described as ‘Colonel’ and a J.P. for Suffolk. Minnie was a watercolour landscape painter and a member of the Ipswich Fine Art Club 1923-1924 and exhibited three watercolours from Bromeswell, near Woodbridge, Suffolk, in 1923 'Llyn Oeddwar, North Wales', 'A Farmhouse, Beddgelert, North Wales', 'Tombland Alley, Norwich' and a pen & colour drawing 'Old House at Wissington, Suffolk'. Minnie Willis Grant died at Swale, Kent in 1996, she was unmarried.