BUXTON, Rosalind Upcher

1879 - 1968

Rosalind Upcher Buxton was born at Fritton, Suffolk on 30 January 1879, daughter and fourth child of Henry Edmund Buxton (22 January 1844-2 November 1905), local director of Barclays Bank, and his wife Mary Rosalind Upcher (1848-4 July 1918), only daughter of Revd Abbot Upcher, who married at Kirby Cane Church, Norfolk on 16 October 1867, her elder sister was Winifred Buxton. In 1881, Rosalind was a 2-year-old, living at Fritton Hall, Mutford, Suffolk with her parents, 37-year-old Edmund and 33-year-old Mary, with four siblings, Winifred 11 born in London, Violet 9 born in Great Yarmouth, Ronald 6 born at Flixton and newly born Edward born at Fritton, and they retained eleven indoor servants. A member and exhibitor at the Norwich Art Circle 1902-1908 from Fritton, Suffolk and was a close friend of many literary and artist figures of the day, including Christopher Nevinson (1889-1946), brothers Paul (18891946) and John Nash (18931977), and George Bernard Shaw, whose Fabian meetings she regularly attended. Rosalind married at St George's Hanover Square, London on 13 September 1911, Brigadier Gen. Philip Howell (7 December 1877-7 October 1916), who was killed at the Battle of the Somme, France, aged 38. In 1939, Rosalind was living at Bury Farm, Waltham Holy Cross, Essex with daughter Deborah. Rosalind Upcher Howell died at Paddington, London on 22 September 1968 and they had two children, Dr Deborah Howell [Rosenbluth], (born 4 August 1913), an eminent international veterinary surgeon, and a son born posthumously, Dr Paul Philip Howell (1917-1994), PhD, DPhil., anthropologist and Cambridge academic. Rosalind published in 1942 'Philip Howell, a memoir by his wife'.