TIDBURY, Mary

1862 - 1945

Mary Tidbury, was born at 8 Acacia Villa, Hackney, London on 3 May 1862, daughter of Henry Tidbury, a commercial clerk, and his wife, Ipswich born Emma née Hayward, who married at Ipswich in 1858. About 1869 the family moved to 2-4 St Matthews Street, Ipswich and in 1871, 8 year old Mary was living at St Matthews Street, with her parents, 37 year old Henry, a wine & spirit merchant, born London, and 32 year old Emma, with four siblings, Florence Emma 11, Henry Charles 5 and Arthur William 3, all born in London, and newly born Constance L. born Ipswich. In 1881, their private home was West View, St Edmunds Road, Ipswich where young Mary was living with her parents and siblings. Painter in oil of flowers and still life and a member of Ipswich Fine Art Club 1883-1885 exhibiting from St Matthews, Ipswich in 1881, three works ‘Primroses’, 'A Study' and 'Chrysanthemums' and in 1882 from West View, St Edmunds Road, Ipswich 'Primroses' and in 1883 'Sunflower' and 'Poinsettia' and two drawings 'Tulips' and 'Justitia', in 1884 'A Sketch' and in 1885 'Bird's Nest' and 'A Study'. The family were still living at West View in 1891 but moved away from Ipswich and Henry died at 21 Weighton Road, Anerley, Surrey on 21 February 1898, aged 63 and in 1911 his widow and Mary and siblings were still living at 21 Weighton Road. In 1939, Mary was living on private means at 129 Croydon Road, Anerley, London SE.20 and where she died on 20 February 1945, aged 82, she was unmarried.