1863 - 1942

Lucy Mary Shalders was born at Saxmundham, Suffolk on 21 May 1863, fourth of the four daughters of Alfred Shalders (1827-9 January 1908) of Southampton, but was born at Worstead, Norfolk, who later kept a draper's shop, Old Waterloo House, on the Cornhill, Ipswich, and his wife Emily Taylor (1825-1902), youngest daughter of James Shepherd Taylor of Fishley Hall, Norfolk, who married at the Baptist Chapel, Worstead, Norfolk on 13 November 1856, Lucy's sisters were Clara Shalders and Emily Shalders]. Lucy, like her sisters was educated at Ipswich High School for Girls and studied at the Ipswich School of Science & Art and in 1880 passed out with a certificate of excellence in Model Drawing and in 1882 matriculated with honours at the University of London, her classmates included Mary Amelia Chevallier and Sarah Ellen Mostyn. In 1881, Lucy was a 17-year-old student, living at 16 Burlington Road, Ipswich with her 54-year-old father Alfred, now a draper trade valuer, his 55-year-old wife Emily and two sibling sisters 22-year-old Clara, a drawing teacher and 20-year-old Emily, an art student drawing teacher. In 1891, a 27-year-old 'retired' high-school teacher, living at 18 Burlington Road, Ipswich with her 65-year-old mother Emily and 32-year-old sibling Clara Jane, a painting & drawing teacher. She then spent some time in China with the Baptist Missionary Society but returned home on the ill-health of her father who died in 1908. In 1911, she was living at 212 Felixstowe Road, Ipswich 'on own means', the home of her 53-year-old widowed sister Fanny Elizabeth Lidstone and Fanny's 17-year-old daughter Elsie May Lidstone, an art student. In 1939, living on own means, at 9 Station Terrace, Trimley St Mary, Felixstowe, Suffolk. Lucy Mary Shalders died at Baylham Hall, near Ipswich on 4 December 1942, she was unmarried.