MONIER-WILLIAMS, Madeline Bowen

1903 - 2001

As Ena Madeline Bowen Cottrell, she was born at Bristol on 8 October and baptised at Bristol St James on 20 November 1903, daughter of William Henry Cottrell (9 September 1860-1 April 1946), a ladder manufacturer, and his wife Bessie née Bowen (13 December 1860-1 February 1958), who married at Witney, Oxfordshire in 1889. Ena was educated at Colston's Girls' School at Bristol gaining her School Certificate in 1921 proceeding to Lady Margaret Hall, University of Oxford obtaining a B.A. (hons) degree in Modern History in 1929. She first exhibited from Colston's Girls' School at the Royal Drawing Society exhibition in 1911. In 1939 the family were living at 7 Somerset Street, Bristol, when Ena was a research worker & secretary. Ena married at Bristol later in 1939, Henry Neville Southern (1908-1986), but the marriage ended in divorce and as Ena Madeline Southern, she married secondly in 1965, Hugh Benyon Monier-Williams [q.v.]. A member and exhibitor at the Norfolk & Norwich Art Circle 1966-1983 from Southwold, Suffolk and a founder member of the Southwold Art Circle. She died at Yeovil, Somerset on 8 July 2001.