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Edith Holman Hunt, 1847-1931

Nationality: English
Date of Birth: 1847
Place of Birth: Middlesex
Date of Death: 1931.03.02
Place of Death: London

Identity:

Edith Holman Hunt, née Waugh, married her brother-in-law, the artist William Holman Hunt in 1875. The marriage took place in Switzerland as it was illegal in Britain. In 1881 they were living at 2 Warwick Gardens, London, with their daughter Gladys M. (aged 4, born in Jerusalem) and son Hilary L. (aged 1), two nurses, a housemaid and a cook.

Her sister Fanny was Holman Hunt's first wife and her sister Alice married the sculptor Thomas Woolner.

Bibliography:

UK census 1881, from http://www.familysearch.org (accessed 2004); 'Mrs. Holman-Hunt' Times, London, Tuesday, 5 May 1931, p. 19.