PHILLIPPS, Florence March

1823 - 1898

Florence Charemille March Phillipps, was born in Middlesex about 1823, daughter of Rt. Hon. Samuel March Phillipps (14 July 1780-11 March 1862), M.P, Under-Secretary of State, Home Department, and his wife Charity Emilia née Grant (11 April 1785-25 May 1826), who married at Herefordshire on 17 October 1812. In 1861, Florence was 37 year old, living at Radnor Villa, St Ann's Road, Upton-on-Severn, Worcestershire with her 80 year old widower father, a privy councillor, and sibling Adelaide 34, unmarried aunt Sibyllia 72, who was born in India, and six servants. In 1881, Florence was 'single with income from investments', living at Hitcham Hall, near Ipswich with her 56 year old widowed brother Alfred Lisle March Phillipps (1824-3 September 1887), retired Indian civil service, and her 22 year old niece Mary March Phillipps, born Devon and they retained three indoor servants. As Miss March Phillips[sic] of Hitcham, she exhibited at the Bury St Edmund's and West Suffolk Fine Art Society in 1882. She died at Hitcham Hall on 23 April 1898, aged 74, leaving an estate in Bengal, India and in England, she was unmarried.