1864 - 1941

Emily Chandler, was born at Ipswich on 5 April 1864, second daughter of William Chandler, a farmer, and his wife Ellen née Barnard, who married in the Mutford district of Suffolk in 1861. In 1881, a 17 year old scholar, living at the Farm House, Norwich Road, Whitton, Ipswich with her parents, 52 year old William and 47 year old Ellen, with two sibling sisters, Ellen 19 and Redelpha 12, both born at Ipswich. Emily studied at the Ipswich School of Science & Art and in 1880 gaining her certificate in freehand drawing and where she exhibited in December 1884 when her work was described as 'with considerable ability and again in both 1885 and 1886 but she does not seem to have exhibited again. She married at All Saints' Church, Sproughton, near Ipswich on 4 July 1887, [later Sir] William Parker Burton (1864-1942), merchant, importer & wholesale grocer. In 1891, a 27 year old wife, living at Willoughby Road, Ipswich with her 26 year old husband and their 2 year old daughter Emily May, born Ipswich. Her husband was a director of Burton, Son & Sanders of Ipswich and a noted sportsman and a contender in the America's Cup for sailing and was a brother of Sir Bunnell Henry Burton. Lady Emily Burton died at The Cottage, Burstall, Ipswich on 14 November 1941.