SPURLING, John Henry Forster

1871 - 1924

Baptised at St Mary's Shotley, Ipswich on 24 July 1871, only child of Henry Spurling (1839-1916), auctioneer, and his wife Amelia Jessie née Lanchester (1837-1897), who married at Shotley in 1870. In 1891, a 19 year old solo pianist & musician, living at Sunnybank, Warrington Road, Ipswich with his parents, 52 year old Henry and 52 year old Amelia, and they had living with them a niece, 20 year old Alice Alston, as a mother's help, and kept two servants. A member of the Ipswich Fine Art Club 1888-1893 and exhibited from Sunnybank, Warrington Road, Ipswich in 1888 'Handford Meadows' and 'on the Beach, Felixstowe', in 1889 'Rushmere Heath', 'Still Life' and 'After a Little Summer Shower' and his last exhibits as Jack Spurling was in 1892 'A Summer Morning' and 'A Sketch at Shotley Point'. In 1901 a 29 year old 'living on own means' visiting 31 year old Charles Shaw, a 'retired' bank manager at 42 Upper Westbourne Villas, Aldrington, Steyning, Sussex. He died at Lewisham, London in 1924, aged 53.