DUVALL, John William

1850 - 1919

Born at Maidstone, Kent in 1850, son of John Duvall [q.v.] and his wife Lavinia Cockburne née Morfill of Maidstone, who shortly after his birth came to Ipswich, where in 1855 his father was an artist & teacher of drawing at Westgate Street, with a shop at 4 Butter Market, Ipswich. Taught art by his father and in 1871 was a clerk living with his parents, 55 year old John and 48 year old Lavinia at Old Butter Market, Ipswich. A member and exhibitor at the Ipswich Art Society 1876-1889 latterly from Head Street, Colchester where he was an auctioneer lodging at 7 Head Street, Colchester, the home of widow Jane Prosser and her family who kept a chemist & druggist shop. In 1883 he exhibited at the Ipswich Art Society from Colchester, four watercolours 'Kinlock Aylort, Arisay, NB., Evening', 'Loch Aylort, Arisay, NB.', 'Arlesley Harbour, NB.' and 'View in Dorset'. He married at Preston, Suffolk in 1886, Anna Wright and in 1891 a 40 year old land agent living at The Grange, London Road, Great Amwell, Ware, Hertfordshire with his 27 year old wife Anne, plus a son and a daughter who were both born at Culford, Suffolk. He remained a surveyor, land agent and auctioneer at The Grange until his death there in 1919, aged 68. His wife died at Tonbridge, Kent in 1945, aged 82.