PERCIVAL, Susan Louisa

1848 - 1918

As Susan Louisa Daniell, she was born at Benares, Bengal, India on 7 January and baptised on 17 February 1848, daughter of James Townshend Daniell (1811-1887), a major in the East India Service, and his wife Catherine née O'Brien. In 1861, James was a 48 year old widower, living at Belle Vue Place, Malvern, Upton-upon-Severn, Worcestershire with his three children including 12 year old Susan and two brothers Robert Holford 14, born Bengal and Adam M 10, born in London. Susan married at Kensington in 1877, Horace Percival (1834-1927), a major-general in the East India Service. As Mrs Horace Percival, a member of the Ipswich Fine Art Club 1883-1890, exhibiting watercolours from The Gables, Bramford in 1882 'Sketches in Wales' and 'Sketches of Bramford', in 1883 four watercolours 'Tremadoe Rocks', 'Sketches in Wales', 'Pass ner Pont Aberglaslin' and 'Sketcher' and in 1885 from Barham Hall, Ipswich two watercolours 'Three Sketches, Sproughton, Tintern Abbey' and Wales' and 'Sketch on the Orwell'. She also exhibited at the Bury & West Suffolk Fine Art Society in 1882, two watercolours entitled 'Sketches near Ipswich'. By 1891 they had moved to New House, Grimston Road, Pakenham, Suffolk where they kept four indoor servants. She died at 30 Pulteney Street, Bath, Somerset on 7 June 1918, aged 69 and her husband followed on 19 June 1927, aged 93.