ROBERTSON, Agnes Hall

1847 - 1933

Agnes Hall Robertson, was born at Hawick, Roxburgh, Scotland on 14 December 1847, daughter of John Robertson (1814-25 January 1892), a cabinet maker, and his first wife Elizabeth née Turnbull. About 1853 the family moved from Scotland and in 1861, Agnes was a 16 year old scholar, living at 23 Marine Parade, Lowestoft with her father, now a collector of customs, and his second wife 45 year old Agnes, and eight siblings, Helen 17, Margaret 14, Andrew 13, Mary 11, John 9, all born in Scotland step siblings, James 7, Jessie 4 and new born Charles, born at Kirkley, Lowestoft. By 1871 they had moved to Old Nelson Street, Lowestoft and Agnes exhibited at the Ipswich Fine Art Club from Strowan House, 17 Nelson Street, Lowestoft in 1881, three watercolours ‘Lowestoft Denes’, 'Pont y Lledhr, North Wales' and 'Pakefield Beach' and in 1882 'Kessingland Cliff', 'Gunton Lane' and 'Lowestoft Denes'. In 1891, a 46 year old, keeping a school with nine boarding pupils at London Road, Lowestoft. By 1901 a 56 year old principal of a girls' school (retired), living at Corton Road, Lowestoft, together with her 51 year old unmarried sister Mary. She died at 4 Corton Road, Lowestoft on 3 October 1933, aged 88[sic], she was unmarried.