FROGGATT, Frederic[k] George

1866 - 1954

Born at Norton, Doncaster, Yorkshire on 27 May 1866 and baptised on 10 February 1867, son of Robert Froggatt, gardener & landowner, and his wife Mary née Waller, who married at Doncaster in 1852. In 1881, a 14 year old solicitor's clerk living at 283 George Street, Huddersfield with his parents, 56 year old Robert and 55 year old Mary and three siblings. He later took up house painting at 39 High Street, Morley, Yorkshire and married at Dewsbury, Yorkshire in 1894, Isabella Swan Cockburn, but she died the following year aged just 29. In 1901, a 35 year old widowed wallpaper designer living at 50 Berners Street, Marylebone, London. He married again at Romford, Essex in 1902, Louisa Medland Clark and in 1911, a 44 year old wallpaper designer & colorist, living at 'Illingworth', West End Avenue, Pinner, Middlesex with his 45 year old wife and two children, Janet Gertrude Oxenham 6 and John Cockill 1. By 1936 they had moved to the White House, Nayland, Suffolk and where in 1939 a wallpaper colourist & designer and where his wife, who was born on 4 February 1866, died in 1940, aged 74. A member of the Ipswich Art Club 1943-1953 and exhibited in 1942 two works 'Mrs Simkins' and 'Chrysanthemums', six oils in 1943 'Treasures on 1942', 'Clara Butt and Friends', 'Blue and White', 'The Blue Delft Jar', 'Three Dead Men' and 'Marigolds', in 1944 'The Rain Cloud', 'The Temptation' and 'Snowdrops', and from The Cotswold School, Ashton Keynes, Swindon, Wiltshire in 1945 an oil 'Lilacs' and two watercolours 'Madonna' and 'Canterbury Bells', in 1946 'Spring', 'Iris' and 'Tulips', in 1947 'Tulips' and 'The White Elephant' also showing in 1948 (2), 1949 (3) and 1950 (2) mostly flower studies his last exhibits were two oils in 1951 'Poppies' and 'The Open Book'. He died at Swindon, Wiltshire in 1954, aged 88.