NOY, Rebecca

1828 - 1888

As Rebecca Carr, she was baptised at St Mary le Tower church, Ipswich on 20 January 1828, daughter of John Carr (c1761-1834) and his wife Rebecca née Whisstock (c1757-1831), who married at Woodbridge, Suffolk on 11 October 1818. Rebecca married at St Saviour Southwark, London in 1851, Richard Noy, a master mariner. In 1861, Rebecca was a 33-year-old mariner's wife, lodging at 18 St Nicholas Street, Ipswich and in 1871 a 43-year-old, lodging at 5 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich with her 45-year-old Ipswich born husband Richard Noy, still a master mariner, this was the home of 46-year-old John Gaul, a lodging housekeeper, and his family. Mrs Rebecca Noy studied at the [Ipswich School of Science & Art,4637]] in 1861 awarded a medal and in 1873 'an honourable mention' for her work. In 1871/2 a Mrs R. Noy was an exhibitor at the Royal Society of British Artists from 5 Lower Brook Street, Norwich[sic]-which should be Ipswich-an oil 'Black Grapes'. Mrs Noy is also noted in the 'Ipswich Journal' of 27 January 1872: - 'There are now in the exhibitors of The Society of British Artists, Suffolk Street, Pall Mall and at the Argyll Street Exhibition, two pictures which were painted by Mrs Noy, one of the teachers in the School of Art in this town [Ipswich]. They are fruit pieces in oil and have been much admired. If these are not previously sold, the pictures will undoubtedly find a place in our next local exhibition of Works of Art.' She won six medals at the Science and Art Department at South Kensington School of Art and two silver medals at the Ipswich Fine Art and Industrial Exhibition and as Mrs R. Noy of Cliff Road, Ipswich she exhibited at the Woodbridge Fine Art Exhibition at the New Street Assembly Rooms in 1880, three watercolours 'Bunch of Flowers', 'Flowers in a Vase' and 'Basket of Flowers'. Rebecca Noy was of the Ship Launch Inn, Cliff Road, Ipswich when she died on 5 December 1888 and was buried in Ipswich Cemetery on 8 December, aged 60, she had no issue.