PETHERICK, Sibyl Gertrude

1887 - 1971

Sibyl Gertrude Petherick, was born at Hopton, Suffolk, a village near Diss, Norfolk, on 11 July 1887, daughter of Dr Wallace Petherick (25 January 1858-15 July 1940), a general practitioner, and his wife Gertrude Elizabeth Moxon (2 January 1859-7 December 1940), fourth daughter of Edward Moxon, who married at Pontefract Parish Church, Yorkshire on 8 July 1886 when they came to live at The Common, Hopton. Sibyl was a member and exhibitor from Hopton at the Norfolk & Norwich Art Circle 1904-1907 also at the Suffolk Art and Aid Association exhibition at the Athenaeum, Bury St Edmund's on 28 October 1908. In 1911, Sibyl was still living at Hopton with her parents, 53 year old Wallace and 52 year old Gertrude, with her 8 year old sibling Elizabeth Wallace. Sibyl married at All Saints' Church, Hopton, on 7 December 1916, 2nd Lieut. Frederick Frank Stokes (17 November 1880-9 January 1951), later a gentleman farmer, and in 1939 Frederick was living at Tie Hurst House, Brimpton Road, Kingsclere and Whitchurch, Devon. Sibyl, 'wife of F. F. Petherwick' was living at Possil House, Esplanade, Budleigh, Salterton, Devon. Sibyl moved to 'Naini-Tal', Littleham, Exmouth, Devon where she died on 8 May 1971, leaving an only daughter Gillian.