1835 - 1899

Emma Jeckell, was born at Woodbridge Road, Ipswich in 1835, and baptised at St Clement's Church, Ipswich on 27 May 1835, second child of Revd Robert Jeckell (1801-13 October 1880), a clergyman, and his wife Mary née Thompson (c.1807-23 March 1883), who married at Gimingham, Norfolk on 26 June 1827. By 1851, a 15 year old, living at High Street, Barking, Needham Market near Ipswich with her parents, 49 year old Robert, now a banker's clerk, and 44 year old Mary, with siblings Mary 18, George 9, Margaret 6 and Edward 4, all born at Ipswich and in 1861 her father was still a banker's clerk and a clergyman without care of souls. Emma exhibited four oil paintings in the Needham Market Fine Art and Industrial Exhibition held at the Town Hall on 11 July 1867, for which she won a bronze medal. By 1871 Robert and Mary had returned to live at 142 Woodbridge Road, Ipswich with two of their children, 35 year old Emma and 27 year old George. In 1891, Emma was still living at 142 Woodbridge Road, on her own account with a 9 year old niece Olive Thompson Jeckell and a 10 year old nephew Robert William Jeckell. Emma died at Ipswich on 21 August and buried in Ipswich Cemetery on 24 August 1899, aged 64, she was unmarried.