MORSE, Harriet Wilkin

1859 - 1944

Harriet Wilkin Morse was born at Lound, Suffolk on 18 January 1859 and baptised on 3 April 1859, second daughter of Joseph Ramey Morse (1817-4 January 1889), a landed proprietor, and his wife Catherine Hephzibah née Wilkin (1833-19 October 1885), who married at Maldon, Essex on 12 May 1853. In 1861, Harriet was a 2-year-old, living at Lound Street, Mutford, Suffolk with her parents, 45-year-old Joseph and 28-year-old Catherine, with four siblings, Marion 7, Thomas Robert 5, Alice Mary 3 and newly born Ernest, all born at Lound. Of Lound Hall, near Lowestoft when she exhibited as a member of the Ipswich Fine Art Club in 1882, 'Corton Church-Interior' and in 1884, two paintings 'Mountains of Angrogna, Italy' and 'Road in the Valley of Angrgna', she also exhibited at the Society of Women Artists in 1896 from 57 Bedford Gardens, London. Harriet married at All Saints' Church, Norwich on 14 December 1899, Edward Deck (1843-28 May 1926) of Blyford Hall, Halesworth, Suffolk. In 1911, a 52-year-old, living at Blyford Hall with her 67-year-old husband Edward, a farmer but by 1921, now retired they were living at The Street, Bramfield, Suffolk. In 1939, a widowed artist, still living at Carisbrooke, Bramfield, Halesworth and Harriet Wilkin Deck died at the Ipswich & East Suffolk Hospital on 6 April 1944, aged 85.