METCALFE, Emma Grace

1856 - 1900

Emma Grace Metcalfe, was born at Ipswich in 1856, third child of William Leopold Metcalfe (1818-29 June 1863), cheese factor, formerly a soap manufacturer at Great Yarmouth, and his wife Joanna Rutt Burton (1821-26 December 1895), younger daughter of Charles Burton of Ipswich, who married at Tacket Street Chapel, Ipswich on 3 March 1852, Emma 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 Catherine 8, Anna Beatrice 5, William 1 and newly born Charles James, and they kept four indoor servants they had three other daughters, Elizabeth Frances who died on 5 December 1859, aged 5, Florence who died on 9 December 1859, aged 1 year and 8 months, and Alice Maude, who died on 24 October 1880, aged 18. Her father 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.