SMITH, Emily Mary

1840 - 1902

As Emily Mary Moore, she was born at Great Easton, Uppingham, Leicestershire in 1840, only child of Hugh William Moore (26 October 1811-15 November 1883), a corset maker, and his wife Caroline née Tirrell/Tyrrell (1820-19 May 1899), who married at Great Easton earlier that year. In 1851, Emily was a 10-year-old scholar, living at Great Easton with her parents 39-year-old Hugh and 30-year-old Caroline. Emily married at St Mary's Church, Islington, London on 14 December 1859, Walter Azemberg Smith who firstly managed and from 1867 owned 'The Italian Studio', a photographic artist's business at 18 Upper Brook Street, Ipswich. In 1871, they were living at Brook Street, Ipswich, 33-year-old Walter and 30-year-old Emily, with three children Beatrice Jessie 9, born in London, Ernest Walter 5, born in Norfolk and Claude Albert 5, born in Ipswich, another son William Moore Tyrrel, born in London in 1863 was living with his Moore grandparents, who by this time had also moved to The Crescent, London Road, Ipswich. The Smith's address in 1881 was in the adjacent 18 Butter Market, Ipswich when Emily was described as a 40-year-old artist in oils. Emily was an artist who specialised in 'life size portraits' in crayon, which were sold for 3 guineas, she also in painted tray pictures. In 1884, she and her husband moved to Southampton where he kept a similar business 'Debenham & Smith' but whether she continued to provide artistic sketches is not known. Emily Mary Smith died at Southampton in 1902, aged 60 [sic], she had five children.