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Alice GEPP (née WALLINGTON) (1859-1924)

Biographical Details

Alice Gepp, née Wallington (1859-1924) was the wife of the Vicar of Badsey.

Alice Wallington was born at Wellesbourne, Warwickshire, on 7th February 1859, the fifth of nine children (of whom eight were daughters) of George Wallington, a farmer, and his wife, Jane.  She was baptized at Wellesbourne on 20th February 1859.

On 28th July 1883, Alice married the Reverend Charles Granville Gepp at Leamington Priors, Warwickshire.  Reverend Gepp was twice widowed and had a 19-year-old step-daughter, Charlotte, and a two-year-old daughter, Violet.

After their marriage, Alice and Charles moved to Bradfield, Berkshire, when Charles became Assistant Master of St Andrew’s College.  Three children were born whilst at Bradfield:  Blanche Edith (1884), Helen Gertrude (1886) and Lancelot Charles (1887).

Charles became Vicar of Badsey in 1887.  Their last two children were born at Badsey:  George Asser (1889-1988) and Hermione Jane (1895-1982).

Alice and Charles left Badsey in the spring of 1897 and moved to Norfolk where Reverend Gepp became Vicar of Wood Norton.  At the time of the 1901 census, Charles and Alice were at the Wood Norton Vicarage with their three youngest daughters, Blanche, Helen and Hermione.

Charles Gepp died at Wood Norton in 1903.  Alice had to move out of the Vicarage and, by May 1903 when Eugénie Sladden visited her, she was living at 192 Unthank Road, Norwich.  Alice was still there at the time of the 1911 census with her youngest daughter, Hermione.

In 1920 Alice travelled with Hermione to Buenos Aires, Brazil, to visit her two sons who were living and working there.

Alice died at 70 Clarendon Road, Norwich, on 16th February 1924, aged 65.

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