METCALFE, Emma Grace

1856 - 1900

As Emma Grace Metcalfe, she was born at Ipswich in 1856, third child of William Leopold Metcalfe (1818-1863), cheese factor, and his wife Joanna Rutt née Burton (1821-1895), who married at Ipswich in 1852, she was the sister of Joanna Catherine Metcalfe [q.v.]. In 1861, a 4 year old, living at 12 Anglesea Road, Ipswich with her parents 42 year old William and 39 year old Joanna with four siblings, Joanna 8, Ann 5, William 1 and newly born Charles, and they kept four indoor servants. Her father died on 29 June and was buried in Ipswich cemetery on 4 July 1863 and in 1871 their 49 year old widowed mother and family were living at Ivry Steet, Ipswich. An exhibitor at the Ipswich Fine Art Club from Windcote, Ivry Street, Ipswich in 1883 when she exhibited a table lot 'Pair of Red Teacups' but this seems to have been her only exhibit at the Art Club. Emma, like her sister Joanna, became an assistant teacher at Highfield Ladies School, Hendon, Middlesex which was owned by her maiden aunt Anna Sophie Metcalfe, and where she was living in 1881. She married at Marylebone, London in 1898, James William Fraser Lowndes (1854-1905), a company secretary, but died at Haverstock Hill, Hampstead, London on 5 January and buried at Ipswich on 10 January 1900, aged 43.