NEWTON, Ellen

1836 - 1935

As Ellen Giesler, she was born at Upper Woborn Place, Tavistock Square, London on 15 August and baptised at the Old Church, St Pancras, London on 11 October 1836, second daughter of William Giesler and his wife Sophia Pettit née Lloyd, who married at St Martin in the Fields, London on 11 January 1830. Her father died of typhus fever at Upper Woburn Place on 27 December 1837, aged 36 and her mother died at Sunbury-on-Thames on 28 November 1851, aged 42. Ellen married at St Leonard's Church, St Leonards-on-Sea on 8 January 1874, Revd Francis Edward Newton, curate at St Leonard's Church and they came to Ipswich. In 1881, Francis was the 34 year old vicar of St Mary Elms, Ipswich, living at 9 Henley Road with his 44 year old wife Ellen and their three children, Edward 5, born in Sussex, Francis Giesler 3 and Irene Muriel 1, both born at Ipswich. A member of the Ipswich Fine Art Club in 1879 and, as Mrs F. E. Newton, an exhibitor from 9 Henley Road, Ipswich in 1881, two watercolours ‘Wildbad’ and 'Penmaenmawr, North Wales' and in 1885, from Silver Hill, St Leonards-on-Sea, had another watercolour on show 'A Summer's Day in Kent'. They then moved to St Matthews Church, St Leonard's-on-sea, Hastings where Francis died on 24 February 1891, aged 44 when his widow and two daughters were living at St Matthews Rectory, Silverhill, St Leonards-on-Sea but by 1901 Ellen had moved to Mountfield, Burnwood Park Road, Walton-on-Thames. She died at Mountfield, Upper Maze Hill, St Leonards-on-Sea, Sussex on 17 September 1935, aged 99.