LONGE, Julia Georgiana

1855 - 1928

Julia Georgiana Longe was born at Holbrook Cottage, Suffolk on 17 June 1855, eldest daughter of Robert Bacon Longe (30 March 1830-20 January 1911) and his wife Caroline Elizabeth née Orman (7 August 1828-8 March 1904), who married at Bathwick Church, Bath, Somerset on 20 January 1853. Her father Robert Bacon Longe was the eldest son of Revd Robert Longe. In 1861, Julia was a 5-year-old, living at 30 Nelson Road, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk with her parents, 37-year-old Robert, landed proprietor, and 32-year-old Elizabeth, with four younger siblings, Francis Bacon 4, Robert Douglas 3, John Charles 2 and newly born Caroline, who died in 1864. In 1871, the family were living at 21 Croft Terrace, St Mary, Pembroke, Cornwall with Julia, Robert, John and two additions, Henrietta Charlotte 8 and Edward 2. On the death of his uncle John Longe (1799-27 September 1872), without issue, the family inherited Spixworth Park, Norwich and in 1881, father Robert Bacon, and children Julia, Henrietta and John were living at Spixworth Hall, her mother Caroline was staying at 8 Sutherland Place, Paddington, the home of Capt. William Palmer and his family. As Miss Longe, she exhibited at the Ipswich Fine Art Club from Spixworth Park, Norwich in 1883 two watercolours, both entitled 'Normandy Sketches' and in 1885 another watercolour 'Coddenham, from the Churchyard'. In 1901, the family were still at Spixworth Hall and Julia was a member and exhibitor at the Norwich Art Circle 1901-1910 from Spixworth. In 1911, Julia was a 55-year-old living with her 73-year-old widowed aunt Isabella Orman, at 10 Bushmead Avenue, Bedford. Julia Georgiana Longe died at Ca' Da Ponte, 818 Sant Agnese, Venice, Italy on 20 September 1928 and buried in St Peter Spixworth churchyard, she was unmarried. She was the editor of 'Martha, Lady Giffard, her Life and Correspondence 1664-1722' (1911).