SPOONER, Octavia

1820 - 1883

As Octavia Mosley, she was born at Rolleston Hall, Staffordshire on 14 February and baptised on 20 February 1820, daughter of Sir Oswald Mosley, 2nd Bart. (1785-1871) and his wife Sophia Ann née Every (1779-1859), who married at St James Piccadilly, London on 6 February 1804. In 1851, the family were living at Burton-on-Trent, 66 year old Sir Oswald and 70 year old Sophia, with four of their thirteen children, Sophia Ann 44, Emily 43, Octavia 31 and Letitia 24, all born at Rolleston, and they retained 16 indoor servants. Octovia married at Langham Place, Marylebone, London on 9 June 1857, Revd Edward Spooner (1821-1899). In 1881, a 61 year old, living at The Deanery, Hadleigh, Suffolk with her 59 year old husband Edward, rector of Hadleigh and Rural Dean. Although listed as an exhibitor at the Ipswich Fine Art Club from Hadleigh, Suffolk in 1883, nothing of her work was included in the show which was probably due to her death at The Hollings, Hampsthwaite, Yorkshire on 18 June 1883, aged 63. She was buried at Rolleston St Mary on 22 June 1883.

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