OTTLEY, Peggy

1897 - 1993

Peggy Ottley

Sarah Margaret Bickersteth Ottley, was born at Wakefield, Yorkshire on 15 March 1897, daughter of John Bickersteth Ottley (5 February 1845-11 January 1914), solicitor & official receiver in bankruptcy, and his wife Margaret née Wray (1868-1928), who married at Betws-Y-Coed, Llanrwst, Denbighshire on 19 August 1896. In 1901, a 4 year old, living at 1 Hatfield Street, Wakefield with her parents, 56 year old John, who was born at Acton, Suffolk, and 36 year old Margaret, with her 3 year old sibling John Laurence Young (1898-1917). She attended her aunt's school as a girl, her aunt Alice (1840-1912) was co-founder and first head-mistress of the Alice Ottley School for Girls, now the Worcester Royal Grammar School, and in 1911 young Peggy, as she was known, was living with another aunt, 62 year old Caroline Agnes Ottley (1849-8 April 1938), at 38 Britannia Square, Worcester, both Alice and her sister Caroline were born at Acton, Suffolk. In 1939, an assistant school mistress, living at 1 Trinity Road, Stroud, Gloucestershire and later moved to Southwold. Peggy was a committee member and exhibitor at the Southwold Art Circle and she died at 59 Pier Avenue, Southwold on 20 November 1993, she was unmarried.