LAKER, Elizabeth Mary

1854 - 1926

As Elizabeth Mary Hollingham, she was born at Shoreham, Sussex in 1854, and baptised 20 May 1854, daughter of Benjamin Cavendish Hollingham (1815-1887), a sawyer, and his wife Eliza née Mitchell, who married at New Shoreham, Sussex on 26 July 1846. Elizabeth married at Brighton, Sussex on 4 October 1880, Edwin Laker, a seaman, and painted under the name of Laker. She exhibited at the Ipswich Fine Art Club from 71 Wells Street, Oxford Street, London, which was a hotel/boarding house, in 1882 three watercolours, 'A Shell', 'Pansy and Geranium' and 'Sweet Peas'. In 1911, a 57 year old, living at 34 North Street, Portslade-by-Sea Sussex, Hove, Sussex with her 56 year old husband and son Edwin Charles 16, of the four surviving of their six children. She died at Steyning, Sussex in 1926.