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. In 1851, Emma was 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 at the Needham Market Fine Arts & 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 Jeckell died at Ipswich on 21 August 1899 and buried in Ipswich Cemetery on 24 August 1899, aged 64, she was unmarried.