Lucie BATEMAN 
- Born: 22 Jun 1866
- Died: 1950 aged 84
Lucy came to Nancy Fenn's wedding, she was a wonderful pianist but never married.
Julius Jottings. January 1900.
Reports "A most successful concert was given in Richmond on October 12th by the Misses Bateman in aid of distress in South London. There was a crowded audience, and many were refused tickets for want of space. Everyone who had ever heard the excellent trios played by the sisters being anxious to do so again. Lucie played two piano solos by Schubert, for which she was twice recalled, but was unable to give an encore owing to her very hard evening's work - taking part in all 17 items. Laura was much appreciated on the cello is specially in D Popper's, Chanson Villageoise, and Ida on the violin. Schumann's quintet was a real treat to the thoroughly appreciative audience. We believe about L60 was raised.
30 Sheen Road , Richmond M.B., Surrey, England
Lucie Bateman 22 Jun 1866 single Private Means
30 Sheen Road
April 21st 1942
My dear Van
Many thanks for your letter I also should have been very glad if you could have been with us, I told Charlie that I knew it was impossible for you to come all that way and travel being so difficult. I was so glad that the new Vicar of Holy Trinity was able to visit Aunt Ada so often. I called and asked him if he would. The last Vicar neglected her, but he was rather ill and poorly, and too old for that big parish the new Vicar took the service, he is young vigourous and is doing good work in the parish. Aunt Ada liked him very much - Pearl came up from Devonshire and stayed in London and asked me to carry on - I could not get in touch with Dudley, who has now left the . . . . . and is having a rest by Dr's orders - I heard from him this morning and he is coming one afternoon this next week to see me, for which I am very glad, as far as the business is concerned nothing could be done - I am so glad that everything was done as Auntie wished. I telephoned to Saunders to come and see me, as it was necessary for the Coffin to be closed and I suggested to Mrs Ganter that she should be brought to our house, as I did with . . . . . it was right either for her or her people in the house this distressed her and she said why not let Mrs Hunt be taken to the "Chapel of Rest" this I agreed to it is quite beautiful. Three small chapels and one bigger one and there she was laid to rest until the funeral - no flowers, as Auntie did not want any - only one carriage Pearl Laura and I Mrs Ganter and nanny, it was all quietly and beautifully done - she could not be laid with Uncle Henry, as George was just there, but Pearls brother bought a plot of ground the other side of the pathway to hold three and there we left the dear thing, a beautiful sunny day, close to her own dear ones, and not far from her Father and Mother and three sisters. Will you tell me if you have had books from A A I heard that there were some with your name, not one could I find and she had very few - then we have got a case of Shakespeare's plays nice little books very, but in a rather shabby case - Nanny said that Mrs Hunt said they were to go to Edgar, now Nanny imagines things a bit, so I phoned to Charlie about it, he seemed to think he would not care to have them as he had only a bed sitting room, I thought perhaps it was you who ought to have them if you felt like it, some time perhaps you will let me know, and I will send them. We are a very sick household Docy has always been delicate and now lives quite an invalid's life - and last August Jesse was taken very ill, she is better now but she is mostly in her room. I am longing for real summer weather, for it will do them good - I did laugh when I read the address, in one of your brain cells you had packed away the name of Dr Jardine who must have lived here when you were in Richmond. We are not so grand only plain 30 Sheen Road
So goodbye and thank you for your letter
With my love
This letter concerns the death of Ada Hunt nee Julius. Written on four sides of two sheets of notepaper the back page had been dated by someone else and Lucie wrote "please forgive this, it was a shock when I turned over the leaf" also a note on the front page "n.b. Mrs Ganter was aunt Ade's landlady EVF"
In a letter dated July 1945 written to Harry Fenn in NZ by his brother Charlie reports, that Charlie met Lucie at a function in Richmond and "she does not look a day older than 65 and yet she will be 80 next year"
1. Census: England, 2 Apr 1871, Rothsay House Richmond. Lucie is described as a daughter aged 4 a scholar born Richmond
2. Census: England, 3 Apr 1881, Rothsay House Richmond. Lucie is described as a daughter aged 14 a scholar born Richmond
3. Census: England, 5 Apr 1891, Rothsay Lodge Richmond. Lucie is described as a daughter aged 24 born Richmond
4. Census: England, 31 Mar 1901, Bridge House Richmond SRY. Lucie is described as a daughter aged 34 single born Richmond