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 Reading School of Art, winning the Gilchrist Scholarship in 1878 and at the Female School of Art, Queen Square, Bloomsbury, London, winning a £50 prize in 1878 and in 1879. About 1881, her doctor brother Charles (24 January 1858-24 April 1941) obtained a position at Felixstowe General Hospital in Suffolk when she went with him, living at Highbury Lodge, Cambridge Road, Felixstowe and the following year, as Maud M. Havell, she exhibited from Felixstowe at the Ipswich Fine Art Club, an oil painting ‘Nellie’ (230). Charlotte continued living with her brother until his marriage in 1892, when Charlotte returned to Reading where she married in 1894, Frederick William Herman Lampe (3 October 1867-1948). In 1911, a 52 year old, living at 71 Francis Avenue, Southsea, Hampshire with her 43 year old husband Frederick, a motor driver who was born in Germany, and their 12 year old daughter Phyllis Maud, born at Reading. In 1939 her husband was a bookmaker, living at 130 Oxford Road, Reading and Charlotte was living at the Marie Louise Club, Sunninghill, Ascot, Berkshire. She died at Lavershot Hall Nursing Home, Windlesham, Surrey on 20 January 1942, aged 82.