ANDREWS, Mary Anne Cook

1862 - 1948

Mary Ann[e] Cook[e] Andrews was born at Stowmarket, Suffolk on 11 July 1862, eldest daughter of Oliver Andrews (1831-30 December 1884), architect & surveyor, and his wife Mary Anne née Cooke (c1833-January 1897), only daughter of Edward Cooke of Stowmarket, who married at Stowmarket on 8 October 1861. In 1871 Mary Anne was an 8-year-old, living at Tavern Street, Stowmarket with her parents, 39-year-old Oliver and 37-year-old Mary Anne with siblings Lilla Catherine Olive 4 and Joseph Oliver Edward, all born at Stowmarket. As Mary Anne Andrews she successfully passed her examination in freehand drawing at the Ipswich School of Science & Art in 1880 and was the Annie Cook Andrewes who passed her passed her outline drawing in 1886. As Miss A. C. Andrews, she exhibited at the Ipswich Fine Art Club from Stowmarket in 1882 'Ancient Armour', in 1883 a watercolour 'Still Life, in 1884 'Still Life Group' and 'Mountain Ash' and in 1885 'Still Life Group'. In 1891, a teacher of music at Tavern Street, Stowmarket and married at Stowmarket in 1895, Hourston Hamlin (1 March 1867-13 August 1940). In 1901, a 38-year-old housewife, living at 27 Tower Road, Dartford, Kent with her 34-year-old husband Hourston, an analytical chemist, born Ontaria, Canada and were still there in 1911 with a son, Halcro Sutherland Hamlin, born at Dartford in 1901. Her husband, who was of 27 Tower Road, Dartford died at Risca House, Victoria Road, Bude, Cornwall on 13 August 1940, aged 73. Mary Anne Hamlin of Bromsgrove House, Farringdon, Berkshire died at Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford on 7 December 1948, aged 86.