LEWCOCK, Kathleen Mary

1882 - 1963

As Kathleen Mary Hindle, she was born at Driffield, Yorkshire on 26 September 1882, daughter of Walter Hindle, a corn merchant, and his wife Sarah née Hindell, who married at Selby, Yorkshire in 1879. In 1891, Kathleen was an eight-year-old, living at 2 Elm Terrace, Park Road, Kingston-Upon-Hull with her parents, 37-year-old Walter, born at Selby and 38-year-old Sarah, born at Thorpe Willoughby, Yorkshire and two younger siblings, George Walter 6 and Bertha Wade 5. Kathleen was well educated and a junior English governess at a school at 8 The Crescent, York, she married at Leeds in 1910, Henry Closson Lewcock. In 1911, Henry was a 29-year-old warehouseman, living at 35 Mexborough Drive, Chapeltown Road, Leeds with his 28-year-old wife Kathleen. By 1915 they were living at 9 Marlborough Road, Ipswich when their only child, Mary, was born and in 1926 Henry, was a partner in Lewcock & Pemberton, ship brokers at Princes Street, Ipswich. Kathleen was a member of the Ipswich Fine Art Club 1932-1962, a landscape and flower painter and a regular exhibitor showing over 88 works 1931-1950. Her exhibits in 1932 were six watercolours of local places, 'The Sanctuary Ford, Letheringham', 'Old Stoke Bridge, Ipswich', 'On Purdis Heath', 'Letheringham Abbey', 'A Caravan on the Orwell' and 'A Suffolk Barn' but her subjects included views in Cornwall and Yorkshire and still life of flowers including in 1933, ‘The River at Ely’ and ‘Anemones’ and in 1935 she exhibited from 19 Marlborough Road, Ipswich two oils, 'February Flowers' and 'Snowdrops' and four watercolours 'At Whisstock's Wharf, Woodbridge', 'Japonica', 'Wallflowers' and 'The Round Pond' and in 1937 from 16 Tuddenham Road, Ipswich six works, 'Polyanthas', 'King Cups', 'A Bit of Nayland', 'Anemones', 'Hayle River meets the Sea' and 'Daffodils'. In 1939, she was living at 16 Tuddenham Road, Ipswich and in 1941 exhibited five works, ‘Mousehole, Cornwall’, 'Kersey', 'Maltster's House, Fore Street, Ipswich', 'Wallflowers' and 'Snape Bridge' and a further five in 1942 and six in each of 1943 and 1944 and in 1946 she exhibited from 31 Sidegate Lane, Ipswich an oil, 'Inquest Adjourned', in 1947 'Wave Bands', in 1948 'Lone Cub' and 'Emulation', in 1949 'Painted for a Child' and 'Loch Eilt' and in 1950 'The Intruder' and 'Museum Piece'. Kathleen Mary Lewcock was of 16 Tuddenham Road, Ipswich when she died at the Ipswich & East Suffolk Hospital on 13 May 1963, aged 80.