HAVELL, Charlotte Maud Mary

1859 - 1942

Charlotte Maud Mary Havell was born at 1 Jessie Terrace, Reading, Berkshire on 26 March 1859 and baptised at St Mary's Church, Reading on 11 June 1859, daughter of Charles Richard Havell (1828-25 June 1892), master of a government school of art and a figure painter, and his wife Charlotte Amelia née Lord (1820-1897), who married in the Kidderminster area in 1855, she was the younger sister of Dr Charles Graham Havell and aunt to Joyce Havell and a member of the Havell family of Reading which produced several artists including Alfred Charles Havell (1855-1928). Charlotte studied at Reading School of Art, winning the Gilchrist Scholarship in 1878 and at the Royal 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 1867-5 December 1948). In 1911, a 52-year-old, living at 71 Francis Avenue, Southsea, Hampshire with her 43-year-old husband Frederick, later a commission agent, who was born in Hanover, Germany, and their 12-year-old daughter Phyllis Maud, born at Reading. The marriage did not survive, and Frederick married secondly in 1944 Daisy Jane Gibbs and 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. Charlotte Maud Mary Lampe died at Lavershot Hall Nursing Home, Windlesham, Surrey on 20 January 1942, aged 82.