MacKAY, Eliza

1867 - 1941

Eliza Jane MacKay, was born at Bramford, near Ipswich on 5 December 1867, daughter of John MacKay (1820-1899), a gardener, and his wife Elisabeth née Doughty., who married at Great Yarmouth, Norfolk in 1857. In 1881, a 13 year old 'draper's apprentice', living at 16 Freehold Road, Ipswich with her parents, 61 year old John, who was born in Ireland, and 53 year old Elisabeth, who was born at Great Yarmouth, with five siblings, George Frederick 20, a shoe rivetter, Elisabeth 19, a pupil teacher, Ellen 17, dressmaker, Susannah (1866-1941), a draper's apprentice, all born at Bramford and 10 year old scholar Frederick, who was born at Ipswich. Eliza studied at the Ipswich School of Art and won was 1st prize in the 'Advanced Shading Ornament from the Cast' class in February 1900. In 1901, a 32 year old, living at Rose Cottage, Freehold Road, Ipswich with her now widowed 73 year old mother and 39 year old sister Elizabeth, now a schoolmistress. By 1911, both Eliza and sister Elizabeth were schoolmistesses, living at School House, Cotton, near Stowmarket, Suffolk. In 1939, three unmarried sisters, Elizabeth, Susannah and Eliza were living at Roseville, Grundisburgh, near Ipswich when she gives her year of birth 1868, but her birth was registered in the 1st quarter of 1868. Eliza Jane MacKay died at Grundisburgh on 27 April 1941.