LACON, Caroline Henrietta

1845 - 1889

Caroline Henrietta Lacon was born at Ruthin, Denbighshire, Wales in 1845 and baptised at Llanfair Dyffryn Clwydon on 26 October 1845, daughter of Capt. Henry James Lacon (27 November 1810-15 May 1867), R.N., and his wife Caroline Louisa Bartlett née Roberts (1813-25 March 1882), who married at Stony Stratford, Buckinghamshire on 9 July 1844. In 1861, young Caroliine was a 15-year-old, living at Goldrood, Belstead Road, Ipswich with her parents, 50-year-old Henry, who was born at Great Yarmouth, Norfolk and 44-year-old Caroline, born at Stony Stratford, and young Caroline's sibling sister 14-year-old Laura Louisa, and they retained six indoor staff. Her father died at Goldrood in 1867, having served in various ships in the China Seas and in the Mediterranean. Caroline was a member of the Ipswich Fine Art Club 1875-1884 and exhibited, with her sister Laura as the Misses Lacon, from The Goldrood, Ipswich in 1881, four watercolours ‘Fuentabia, Spain’, ‘Laon Cathedral, France', 'Rouen, View from New Market' and 'Chateau d'Henri IV, Pau, France', in 1882 seven watercolours, but in 1883 Caroline exhibited from Derby Lodge, Woodbridge Road, Ipswich, five watercolours 'The Ancient House, Ipswich', 'The Ram Inn, Ipswich', 'Cathedral of Bourgess', 'The Spread Eagle Inn, St Clement's Ipswich' and 'The Old Monastery, St Peter's, Ipswich' most of her work was local views, portraits, building studies and those of Paris and Rouen. In 1881 she exhibited two drawings at the second exhibition of the Bury St Edmund's Fine Art Society and as Miss Caroline H. Lacon of Derby Lodge Ipswich, in 1883 she exhibited at the Woodbridge Fine Art Exhibition, held at the Lecture Hall, Woodbridge, three watercolours 'Ancient House, Ipswich', 'Convent of St Paul's, Seville' and 'Flatford Mill'. She married at Kensington, London in 1884, Owen Clement Phillipps of Barham Hall, near Ipswich and as Mrs Owen Phillipps continued as a member of the Ipswich Art Club 1885-1889, exhibiting in 1885 from Derby Lodge, Ipswich, five watercolours 'Dinan, Britanny', 'Cathedral, Seville', 'The Wartburg, Interior of Court', 'The Wartburg, Thuringia' and 'Luther's Room in the Wartburg'. Caroline Henrietta Phillipps continued to exhibit until her death at The Goldrood, Ipswich on 13 June 1889, aged 43, she had no issue. In 1911 Owen Phillipps was living at Broughton Road, Ipswich and died at The Elms, Rushmere Road, Ipswich on 10 August 1922, aged 74.