HEMSWORTH, Louisa Augusta

1851 - 1939

Louisa Augusta Hemsworth was born at Great Ryburgh, Norfolk in 1851 where she was baptised on 8 February 1851, daughter of Revd Augustus Barker Hemsworth (1822-27 October 1889), rector of Bacton, Suffolk, and his wife Duncana née Campbell (1821-2 September 1894) of Kilmantin, Argyllshire, who married at Shropham, Norfolk on 15 March 1847. In 1881, Louisa was a 30-year-old, living at Bacton Rectory with her parents, 59-year-old Augustus, who was born in France and 59-year-old Duncana, born in Scotland, and her two siblings, William Barker 25 and Helen Mary 24, both born at Great Ryburgh. Louisa studied at the Ipswich School of Science and Art, passing several advanced art examinations 1898-1900. A watercolour landscape painter and a member of Ipswich Fine Art Club 1890-1891, who exhibited five works from Bacton, Suffolk, 1888-1892, mostly views near Carlisle and in Scotland including in 1888, ‘Established Church, Lochgilphead’, in 1889 'Distant View of Carlisle Castle–Sunset’ and in 1890 ‘Ranworth Castle, near Carlisle’. Her father died at Bacton St Mary on 27 October 1889 when her widowed mother and daughters Louisa and Helen, moved to Braham House, 126 Woodbridge Road, Ipswich where her mother died on 2 September 1894, when Louisa and sister Helen moved to 51 Bolton Lane, Ipswich and were still there in 1911. In 1921 Louisa was visiting her brother Revd William Hemsworth and his family at The Rectory, Itteringham, Norfolk. Louisa Augusta Hemsworth died at Brooke House Nursing Home, Henley Road, Ipswich on 27 December 1939, aged 89, she was unmarried.