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Nineteenth Century New Zealand Artists: A Guide & Handbook

VALPY, (Mrs) Catherinenée Jeffreys 1804-c.1860

VALPY, (Mrs) Catherinenée Jeffreys 1804-c.1860

Born India, daughter of the Rev. Richard Jeffreys, chaplain to the Honourable East India Company 1803–11. She married W. H. Valpy, judge in the East India Company, and at first lived in India. About 1837 the Valpys went to England to settle, but in September 1848 sailed with their family party of sixteen aboard Ajax for Dunedin, where they settled at the Forbury (St. Clair). They were a cultivated family, interested in art and music. Mrs Valpy visited Melbourne 1856–57; died some time before 1861. Represented: OESA.