PRITT, Richard

1848 - 1920

Born at Preston, Lancashire in 1848, only son of John Pritt, meal & flour dealer, and his wife Anne, who married in 1845. In 1851, a 2 year old living at 113 Friargate, Preston with his parents, 28 year old John and 28 year old Anne, and his two sister Alice 4 and newly born Mary Ann. His father became a baker and in 1871, 22 year old Richard was a journeyman bread baker still living with his parents at Friargate. He married at Preston in 1877, Frances Jane Chew and in 1881 a 32 year old corn mill manager living at 5 Wellington Terrace, Preston with his 31 year old wife Frances. In 1891, now a flour commission agent, living at 11 Long Lane, Ashton-on-Ribble, Preston, his wife died later that year aged 42, when he moved to Lancaster where he married in 1897, Elizabeth Ann Carr and they lived at Adcliffe Place, Lancaster. By 1911, they had moved to 155 Woodbridge Road, Ipswich where 60 year old Richard was a commercial agent in the flour trade, with his 50 year old wife Elizabeth, born Keighley, Yorkshire. A member of the Ipswich Art Club from Woodbridge Road, Ipswich 1911-1912, but does not seem to have exhibited. He died back at Chorley, Lancashire in 1920, aged 72, he had no issue.