LEWCOCK, Henry Closson

1882 - 1971

Born at Ipswich on 13 February 1882, second son of Edward Borrett Lewcock, ship broker, and his wife Elizabeth née Closson, who married at Ipswich in 1876. In 1889 admitted to the Ipswich Municipal Secondary School and in 1881, a 9 year old living at98 Fore Street, Ipswich with his parents, 43 year old Edward and 38 year old Elizabeth, with three siblings, Edward 13, Ethel 6 and Edith 4. He commenced his working career as a woollen draper in Ipswich and married at Leeds in 1910, Kathleen Mary Hindle [Lewcock q.v.]. In 1911, Henry was a 29 year old warehouseman living at 35 Mexborough Drive, Chapeltown Road, Leeds with his 28 year old wife Kathleen but by 1915 had returned to Ipswich when their only child Mary was born. In 1926 Henry, now a partner in Lewcock & Pemberton, ship brokers at Princes Street, Ipswich, was living with his wife and daughter at 9 Marlborough Road, Ipswich. Henry was an honorary member of Ipswich Art Club 1932-1966 but does not seem to have exhibited. In 1939 a director of a wholesale clothing company, living at 16 Tuddenham Road, Ipswich with his wife Kathleen. He died at Ipswich in 1971