CHARLTON, Philippa Patricia

1910 - 2014

As Philippa Patricia Beazeley, she was born in Jersey, C.I. in April 1910, daughter of Col. George Adam Beazeley (1870-1961) of the Royal Engineers and a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, and his wife Annette, née Cortlandt (died 1950). In 1911, an 11 month old baby,living at Sea Breeze, St Aubin, Jersey with her 31 year old mother Annette, who was born at the Cape of Good Hope, and two elder sisters, Rozel Clinton 3 and Janet Martin 2, both born in India. Philippa married at Murree, India in 1940, Brigadier Max Anderson Charlton, O.B.E. (1918-2014) and painted under the name of Philippa Charlton. A member and exhibitor at the Beccles Society of Artists 1977-1990 and they lived at Three Kings, St Mary's Road, Beccles, Suffolk. Their daughter, Felicity Abbott, was also a well-known artist. Philippa died at Beccles on 7 April 2014, her death announcement does not give her age (104) and her husband died at Beccles on 12 February 2015, aged 96. Their daughter Rozel and her husband, Captain William Swan, of the Royal Engineers, and their baby daughter were killed in the crash of the airliner 'St Catherine's Bay' at Jersey Airport on 4 November 1938.