ANDREWS, Mary Jane

1862 - 1942

As Mary Jane Andrews, she was born at Bury St Edmund's, Suffolk on 14 February 1862, daughter of Alfred Andrews, builder & carpenter, and his wife Emma Jane Barker née Roach, who married at Bury St Edmund's in 1853. In 1881, a 19 year old, living at 48-50 St John's Street, Bury St Edmund's with her parents, 47 year old Alfred and 54 year old Emma, with siblings Emma Jane [Lee q.v.] and her family, with Agnes 21, Ada 16, Mary's married brother Alfred 25 and his family. As Miss M. Andrews of St Mary's Square, Bury, she exhibited at the Bury St Edmund's and West Suffolk Fine Art Society [q.v.] in 1881 several pictures of fruit and again in 1882. She married at Walsham le Willows, Suffolk in 1885, as his second wife, William Kerridge (1850-1924) and in 1891 was the 29 year old wife of 40 year old William, a solicitor's clerk, living at The Laurels, Palmer Street, Walsham le Willows, Stow, Suffolk with her four step-children and their two children and they were still there in 1901 with the addition of a further four children. In 1911, a 49 year old, living at Four Ashes, Walsham le Willows with her 61 year old husband, a law clerk, and five of her children, Oswald Alfred 20, Ida Nellie 15, Olive Ada 12, Frank 11 and Ivor Lawrence 8. In 1939, a widow, living at The Laurels House, Walsham le Willows, with her unmarried daughter Ida. She died at The Laurels, Walsham le Willows on 11 March 1942, aged 80.