HAVELL, Charlotte Maud Mary

1859 - 1942

Charlotte Maud Mary Havell, was born at 1 Jessie Terrrace, Reading, Berkshire on 26 March and baptised at St Mary, Reading on 11 June 1859, daughter of Charles Richard Havell (1828-1902), master of a government school of art & a figure painter, and his wife Charlotte Amelia née Lord, who married in the Kidderminster area in 1855, she was the younger sister of Dr Charles Graham Havell and aunt to Joyce Havell [q.v.] and a member of the Havell family of Reading which produced several artists including Alfred Charles Havell (1855-1928). Charlotte studied at the Female School of Art, Queen Square, Bloomsbury, London winning a £50 prize in 1876. About 1881, her doctor brother Charles obtained a position at Felixstowe, when she went with him living at Highbury Lodge, Cambridge Road, Felixstowe and the following year, as Maude M. Havell, she exhibited from Felixstowe at Ipswich Fine Art Club, an oil painting ‘Nellie’ (230), and was living with her brother until his marriage in 1892. Charlotte then returned to Reading where she married in 1894, Frederick William Herman Lampe (1868-1948), a butcher, and in 1911, a 52 year old, living at 71 Francis Avenue, Southsea, Hampshire with her 43 year old husband Frederick, a motor driver, born Germany and their 12 year old daughter Phyllis Maud, born at Reading. In 1939, a widow, living at the Marie Louise Club, Sunninghill, Ascot, Berkshire and she died at Lavershot Hall Nursing Home, Windlesham, Surrey on 20 January 1942, aged 82.