PENRAVEN, Gertrude Ambrose

1853 - 1936

As Gertrude Murfin, an English subject, she was born in France in 1853, daughter of Rowena Fawcet Murfin who married at Exeter on 24 February 1859, Ambrose Stomatio Sevastopulo (1833-1881), a turkish cotton merchant, when Gertrude took the name Gertrude Ambrose Sevastopulo, Rowena died at 6 Avonmore Mansions, West Kensington, London on 24 January 1892, leaving her estate to Allan Penraven. As Gertrude Ambrose Sevastopulo, she married at Fulham in 1891, Allan Frederick Penraven [q.v.], a dental surgeon, and in 1901 they were living at 51 Fonnereau Road, Ipswich and by 1911 had moved next door to No 49. Over the years Gertrude, like her husband, amended her age, place of birth and parentage. A member of the Ipswich Art Club 1891-1903 and exhibited two watercolours in 1891, 'Sunset, Blackpool' and 'Spring Flowers'. She died at 35 Chepstow Villas, Bayswater, London on 24 July 1936, aged 83, and her estate was inherited by their only child, unmarried daughter Rowena Gertrude Ambrose Penraven (1894-1960).