REES, Mary Tait

1887 - 1956

Born at Weston-super-Mare, Somerset on 26 January and baptised on 20 February 1887, daughter of Robert Montgommery Rees (1853-1934), a Wesleyan minister, and his wife Catharine Millar née Tait, who married at Chester, Cheshire in 1884. In 1891, a 4 year old living at The Crescent, Leicester with her parents, 38 year old Robert and 29 year old Catherine, with siblings Robert A. T. 9, Ronald D. 2 and newly born John R and in 1911 a 24 year old 'teacher at home' living at Epworth House, Paulton Bristol, Somerset with her parents and siblings Ronald D. 22, John R. 20, Catherine M. 14 and Helen Elizabeth 7, the two eldest being born in Yorkshire. By 1913 Mary was living in Southwold, Suffolk and in 1922 registered under the teacher registration council as of Southwold. A house mistress living at St Felix School, Southwold, Suffolk in 1939 and a member and exhibitor at the Norfolk & Norwich Art Circle in 1938 from Southwold. She died at Wrexham, Denbighshire in 1956, she was unmarried.