PLOWMAN, Elizabeth

1842 - 1922

Elizabeth Plowman, was born at Bury St Edmund's, Suffolk in 1842, daughter of William Plowman, a stonemason, and his first wife Sarah née Nuthall (1815-1845), who married at Bury St Edmund's in 1838. In 1851, an 8 year old, living at 16 Out Southgate, Bury St Edmund's with her 39 year old widowed father, with two siblings, Edward 11 and Alice 7. Her father had remarried by 1871 and in 1881, a governess, living with her widowed step-mother Mary Ann, at 34 Bridewell Lane, Bury St Edmund's and they were still there in 1891. By 1901, an artist, at 30 Bridewell Lane and ten years later a 'teacher of drawing' at the same address with her cousin, 69 year old Alice Sarah Nunn, as a companion. Elizabeth is listed as an exhibitor at Ipswich Fine Art Club from Churchgate Street, Bury St Edmund's in 1883, but no painting is noted and she maybe the Miss E. Plowman who exhibited at the Royal Acadamy in 1912. Elizabeth was of 12 Fordhook Avenue, Ealing when she died at Warworth House, Twickenham Road, Isleworth, Middlesex on 4 May 1922, aged 79, she was unmarried.