LACEY, Constance Mary

1884 - 1961

Constance Mary Lacey, was born at Cotes, Leicestershire on 4 June 1884, eldest child of George Abraham Lacey, a farmer, and his wife Fanny Sterland née Horner, who married in Leicestershire in 1883. In 1891, a 6 year old, living at Lacey’s Farm House, Cotes, with her parents, 38 year old George and 36 year old Hannah, and her three younger sisters, Kathleen 3, Dora 2 and newly born Ethel. Constance studied at Sir Arthur Cope’s School of Painting and at the Royal College of Arts. In 1911, a 26 year old art teacher, living at 54 Lamont Road, Chelsea and later was a painter, designer, illuminator and embroiderer and an assistant at Ipswich School of Art followed by as an assistant at Derby School of Art and examiner in embroidery for the Union of Lancashire & Cheshire Institutes. She exhibited at Nottingham Museum and Art Gallery in 1935 from 72 St Chad’s Road, Derby. In 1939, an assistant art mistress, living at 72 St Chads Road, Derby. Constance was of 34 Kingston Road, Derby when she died at Middlesex House, Pitsford, Daventry, Northamptonshire on 27 December 1961, aged 77, she was unmarried.