GRIMWADE, John Henry

1848 - 1929

Born at Ipswich in 1848, son of Richard Grimwade (1810-1869), woollen draper & hatter, and his wife Eliza Barrow née Langton (1825-1889), who married at St George in the East, London in 1843. In 1851 a 2 year old living at Providence Street, Ipswich with his parents, 35 year old Richard and 29 year old Eliza, and his elder sister 4 year old Charlotte. Proprietor of J. H. Grimwade & Son Ltd., tailors and outfitters, at Cornhill, Ipswich. He married at Ipswich in 1874, Mary Bayley and they had eight children and lived at Richmond House on Handford Road, Ipswich before having Bacton House on Fonnereau Road built. In 1911, a 62 year old outfitter, living at 61 Fonnereau Road, Ipswich with his 62 year old wife Mary and daughter 21 year old Olive Maud. A former Mayor of Ipswich and a member of the Ipswich Art Club from 1912 until his death in Ipswich on 8 September 1929. He appears not to have exhibited. His wife Mary died on 5 December 1931, aged 83.