Known as Aunt Bessie and was Godmother to Joyce Plumer #414, daughter of Rowland Francis #258. She never married and had a very tiresome companion called Miss Jepp. However she and Edith were RFC's favourite sisters to whom he wrote when travelling to Hong Kong. She was living at "Emshome" Kelvedon,Essex at the time of her death which was rented from a Mrs. Larpent. Bessie was a member and exhibitor at the Ipswich Fine art Club from 1888 to 1891. On the death of her father in 1895 she and two sisters moved to Kingsthorpe House, Kelvedon, Essex.