TOMPKINS. Margaret Ethel aka M. E. Tompkins China Painter. Born in 1874 in Clutton, Somerset, England. Daughter of George and Sarah (nee Beachim). Margaret died on 1 June 1961 in Toorak, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Teacher of BURROWS, Ethel May Miss (1882-1976). In some articles a different spelling of her surname : Tomkins (sic).