MARTIN, Frances Augusta

1846 - 1923

Frances Augusta Martin, was born at St Paul's, Kensington in 1846, daughter of Francis Offley Martin (22 March 1805-4 December 1878), a barrister-at-law, and his wife Mary Smith, fifth daughter of the Very Revd Samuel Smith, Dean of Christ Church, Oxford, who married at Chesterton, Cambridgeshire on 25 January 1844, she was a sister of Edith Philadelphia Martin [q.v.]. In 1851, the family were living at Stondon Place, Stondon Massey, Ongar, Essex and ten years later at New Street, Hampton, Surrey. On the death of her father at 89 Onslow Gardens, Kensington on 4 December 1878, aged 73, his widow and Frances came to live at The Cottage, The Street, Coddenham, Suffolk. Frances and her sister Edith, in 1885 each received a then substantial legacy of 3,000 from their uncle Richard Trott Fisher. Frances studied at the Ipswich School of Art passing her art examinations in 1887. A painter of landscapes in watercolour who lived at Coddenham and at Ipswich and was a member of the Ipswich Fine Art Club 1890-1891 and exhibited from Coddenham in 1890 'Coddenham Church' and in 1891 from Lanark Lodge, Warrington Road, Ipswich 'Sketches in London', 'Sketches in Essex and Suffolk' and 'Stoke, Ipswich', in all some ten works. She married, as his second wife, at St Margaret's Church, Ipswich on 10 October 1892, Robert Lindley Nunn [q.v.] and as Mrs Nunn, a member of Ipswich Art Club 1893-1905 exhibiting from Westerfield Road, Ipswich in 1893, three watercolours 'St Mary le Tower', 'Old Houses, Coddenham' and 'Christchurch Park', in 1894 some views in Windermere and in 1895 four watercolours 'The Avenue Christ Church', 'Canal at the Hague', 'Early Autumn, Christchurch' and 'Bolton Lane, Ipswich'. Her husband died at West Lodge, Ipswich on 26 February 1901 and in 1911 Frances was a 65 year old patient at a private hospital at Eardley House, Sevenoaks, Kent. She died at 13 Park Road, Wandsworth, London on 7 January 1923, aged 77.