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 (1833-1906), builder & carpenter, and his wife Emma Jane Barker née Roach (6 March 1824-May 1881), who married at Bury St Edmund's in 1853. In 1881, Mary Jane was 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 and her family, with Agnes 21, Ada 16 and 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 Edmunds Fine Art Society in 1881 several pictures of fruit and exhibited again in 1882. She married at Walsham le Willows, Suffolk in 1885, as his second wife, William Kerridge (1850-29 April 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, Suffolk with her four stepchildren 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 Laurence 8. In 1939, a widow, living at The Laurels, Walsham le Willows, with an unmarried daughter Ida. Mary Jane Kerridge died at The Laurels, Walsham le Willows on 11 March 1942, aged 80.