HARRISON, Thomas

1827 - 1911

Baptised at Tivetshall, near Dickleburgh, Norfolk on 13 May 1827, son of Thomas Harrison and his wife Frances. By 1861 he was a draper's assistant living in Ipswich and in 1881 a 53 year old draper's assistant living at 48 High Street, Ipswich with his 87 year old widowed mother Frances, born Bury St Edmund's and a housekeeper and a sick nurse. Originally a member of the Ipswich Art Club in 1878 but did not exhibit but on his retirement he took up painting again and rejoined the Ipswich Art Club 1895-1908 but again does not seem to have exhibited when his address was still High Street, Ipswich. In 1901 a 73 year old retired draper's assistant still at 48 High Street with a boarder, housekeeper and a servant. He died at Ipswich in 1911, aged 83, he was unmarried.