1854 - 1928

Ida Welch, was born at Holly Lodge, Marsh Gate Lane, Richmond, Surrey in 1854, fourth daughter of Patrick Robert Welch (c.1809-1867), barrister-at-law, and his wife Henrietta née Luke (c.1820-1905), who married at Yaxley, Suffolk on 14 June 1840. In 1861, Ida was a 7 year old, living at Holly Lodge, Marsh Gate Road, Richmond with her parents, 47[sic] year old Richard and 36[sic] year old Henrietta, with siblings Rose 9, born Yaxley and Agnes 4, born Richmond and they kept three indoor servants. Her father Patrick, who was born in Ireland, died at Yaxley Hall, Suffolk and was buried at Yaxley St Mary on 9 July 1867, aged 58, when his widow and family continued to live at Yaxley Hall. In 1871, Ida was a student at a Convent School at Boreham, Chelmsford, Essex and at an art school in London, when in 1881,living at 15 Kensington Park Road, Kensington, the home of 36 year old barrister, James Aspinall and his family. In 1882 she exhibited at the Ipswich Fine Art Club from Yaxley Hall, Eye, one oil painting 'View from Brayhead, Wicklow Co.' In 1891, a 35[sic] year old 'artist', living on her own account at Ovington Street, Chelsea, London with a visitor, 35 year old Edith Wake and in 1901, a 46 year old artist, boarding at Clapham Park Road, Wandsworth, London, the home of Charles Ringham, a joiner, and his family. Her mother died at Yaxley Hall on 2 January 1905, aged 85, and in 1911 Ida was 'living on private resources', with her 61 year old sister Mary, at 35 Lilly Ville Road, Fulham, London. She died at Hammersmith, London in 1928, aged 72, she was unmarried.