ROUSE, Evelyn Augusta

1867 - 1934

Evelyn Augusta Rouse, was born at Walton-on-Thames, Surrey and baptised at Weybridge, Surrey on 14 April 1867, daughter of Revd Rolla Charles Meadows Rouse (1832-1904), rector of Woodbridge, and his wife Mary née Kirkman, who married at Woodbridge, Suffolk in 1856. Rolla was born at Brighton, Sussex but baptised at Great Bealings, Suffolk on 5 December 1832. In 1861, Rolla was Incumbent Of Christ Church, Carlisle but by 1871 the family had returned to live at Seckford Street, Woodbridge. In 1880, 13 year old Evelyn exhibited at the Woodbridge Industrial & Art Exhibition at New Street Assembly Rooms, two watercolours 'Flower Piece' and 'Leaves from Nature' and in 1883 two further watercolours. In 1881, a 14 year old, living at The Rectory, Drybridge Hill, Woodbridge with her parents, 48 year old Rolla and 50 year old Mary, with siblings Edith Mary 23, Ellen Maide 17, Percy Fitzroy 15, born various towns, and Kathleen Charibel 10, William Sydney 8 and Frederick Philip Pierrepont 5, all born at Woodbridge. Evelyn married at Rochford, Essex in 1889, Herbert Melvill Richards (1859-1935) and in 1890 they sailed for Melbourne, Australia. By 1911 they had returned to England when Evelyn was a 44 year old, living at 38 Charleville Mansion, Fulham, London with her 51 year old husband, a cashier for a steamship company, they had no issue. She was of 38 Charlesville Mansions, Charlesville Road, West Kensington when she died at 20 Glazbury Road, Fulham, London on 27 November 1934.

Her niece was one of the Miss Rouse's [q.v.] and her brother-in-law was George Edwardes Keer [q.v.]