ROBSON, Leila

1871 - 1942

Leila Robson, was born at Durham on 21 October 1871, daughter of John Hall Robson (1846-1886), 'income from shares', and his wife Ann Eliza née Garbutt, who married at Sculcoates, Yorkshire in 1870. In 1881, Leila was a 9 year old, living at 8 Spencer Road, Chiswick, London with her parents, 35 year old John and 32 year old Ann, with two siblings, Alice 8 and Henry 6, both born at Durham. By 1886 they had moved to The Hollies, Beccles, Suffolk where her father died on 6 December and was buried in Beccles Cemetery on 11 December 1886. Painter in oil and a member of Ipswich Fine Art Club 1885-1886 and exhibited from The Hollies, Beccles in 1885, an oil 'French Partridge'. She married at Kensington, London in 1897, John Wilson Eagle Bott (1866-1925), a marine insurance broker, and in 1901 they were living at Speldhurst, St Martin's Avenue, Epsom, Surrey and ten years later at Glenisla, Downs Road, Epsom with her 44 year old husband John and their two daughters, with a governess and three indoor servants, they had all adopted the additional name of Eagle. In 1939, a widow, living at Mill House, Holton, Halesworth, Suffolk with her two daughters Leila Beatrice Eagle (3 October 1901-30 March 1970), a herb grower, and Muriel Elizabeth Eagle (7 May 1905-8 July 1995). Liela Eagle Bott died at Mill House, Holton St Peter, Halesworth, Suffolk on 26 March 1942, aged 70.