FISHER, James Henry

1851 - 1932

Born at Street, Somerset in 1851, son of John Fisher, a sheepskin rug framer, and his wife Matilda née Flavel, who married at Northampton in 1840. In 1861 a 9 year old living at East Lane, Street, with his parents, 49 year old John and 46 year old Matilda and nine siblings. He married at Wells, Somerset in 1872, Hannah Cox and they came to live in Ipswich about 1880 and in 1891 a 40 year old 'boot foreman' living at 27 Old Foundry Road, Ipswich with his 41 year old wife and four children, all except the youngest, 3 year old Mabel Beatrice Jane who was born at Ipswich, all born in Street, Somerset. A member of the Ipswich Art Club 1890-1891 and exhibited from Vignoles, Gandish House, East Bergholt, Suffolk in 1890 six watercolours 'Looking up the Stour to Dedham', 'A September Morning, Flatford Lock', 'Down the Orwell', 'A Little Britanny Peasant', 'Quimperle, Britanny' and 'Flatford'. By 1901 he had moved on to 46 Knighton Fields Road East, Leicester and ten years later had moved round the corner to 293 Clarendon Park Road. He died at Blaby, Leicestershire in 1932, aged 81.