BLOIS, Flavia Ria Joan

1914 - 1980

Flavia Ria Joan Blois, was born at Cockfield Hall, Yoxford, Suffolk on 26 December 1914, youngest daughter of Sir Ralph Barrrett MacNaghten Blois, 9th Bt. and his wife Winifred Grace née Kennard, Winifred Grace Blois, who married at Christ Church, Mayfair, London, on 30 April 1898 and she died at Thurleston Lodge, Henley Road, Ipswich on 28 November 1963. Flavia studied at Chelsea School of Art, Euston Road School and in Paris 1939-1940. She married on 20 August 1948, Julian Ward Snow, son of Henry Martin Snow, who on 21 September 1970, was created a Life Peer as Baron Burntwood (24 February 1910-24 January 1982), when Flavia became known as Lady Burntwood. As Miss Flavia Blois she exhibited at Royal Academy from 11 Telford Terrace, SW1 in 1957 'Lunch in the Garden' and in 1960 'Mont Ste. Victoire' also exhibiting at the New English Art Club, London Group and elsewhere. Her husband was with Dunlop Rubber Company in India and East Africa between 1930 and 1937, and a Captain in the Royal Artillery during the Second World War and was Labour Member for Lichfield and Tamworth 1950-1970. They had an only child, Harriet Louise Julia Snow, born 5 November 1950. Flavia, Lady Burntwood, died at Westminster, London on 28 March 1980.

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