MONIER-WILLIAMS, Charlotte Mary

1861 - 1933

As Charlotte Mary Benyon, she was born in Nasirabad, Ajmer, Raijasthan, Madras, India on 12 July 1861, daughter of Gen. William Henry Howell Benyon (7 July 1826-13 October 1903) and his wife Charlotte Barton Lawrence (8 March 1839-14 January 1918), daughter of Lt. Gen. George St. Patrick Lawrence, who married at Mount Abu, Rajasthan, India in 1859. Charlotte married in India on 9 January 1892, Stanley Faithfull Monier-Williams (1856-16 July 1938), an architect, and was the mother of Hugh Benyon Monier-Williams. In 1911, a 49-year-old, living at Walton-on-the-Hill, Surrey with her 54-year-old husband Stanley, a surveyor and architect, with their daughter, of their three children, 8-year-old Felicite Primrose. They had a home in Southwold, Suffolk and two of their three servants were born in the county, one in Southwold and one in Bury St Edmund's. A landscape, figure and portrait painter she exhibited at the Dudley Gallery; the International Society; Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool; the Royal Academy; the Ridley Art Club and the Society of Women Artists 1891-1915 from Walton on the Hill, Surrey in 1891 and 1910, from Southwold, Suffolk in 1907 and from London in 1914. Charlotte Mary Monier-Williams died, after an earlier visit that year to Tangiers, at The Old House, 49 High Street, Southwold on 30 November 1933, aged 73.

Royal Academy Exhibits
from Heath Drive, Waltham-on-the-Hill, Surrey
1911 1088 The Land Gate, Rye - watercolour