YOUNG, Lilian Julia

1881 - 1975

As Lilian Julia Gray, she was born in Southtown, then in the Mutford district of Suffolk, on 7 November 1881, sixth child of Thomas Henry Gray, a corn merchant's agent, and his wife Louisa Julia née Durell, who married in Norfolk on 4 March 1874. In 1891, a 10 year old scholar, living at Marine Parade, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk with her parents, 53 year old Thomas and 34 year old Louisa, with four siblings, Francis Daniel 15, Mabel Louisa 13, Alice Josephine 12 and Roger De 6, all born in Norfolk and they retained a governess and two indoor servants. She married at Weymouth, Dorset in 1915, Claude Chesterman Young (25 April 1888-25 February 1978), a general engineer & turner, and painted under the name of Young. As Mrs L. J. Young, a member of the British Watercolour Society and of the Ipswich Art Club 1919-1920, exhibiting from 1 Cambridge Road, Colchester in 1919, two oil paintings 'In the Woods' and 'Willy Lott's House' and in 1920 five pictures 'Trinity Street, Colchester', 'Jap Dolls', 'Lexden Springs', 'St Saphorin, Juritzerland' and 'Buttercups'. In 1923 they were living at Great Maplestead, Colchester, Essex but by 1939, giving her birth year as 1884, she was living with her husband a 'gravel & sand quarryman' at Wollydell Brick Field, Bedford. Lilian died at Bedford in 1975.