ADCOCK, Ernest Daniel

1856 - 1936

Born at Norwich, Norfolk in 1856, son of Daniel Adcock (1805-1894), a cigar manufacturer, and his wife Melissa Womack née Shalders (1824-1905), who married at Norwich in 1849. In 1871 a 14 year old living at Press Lane, Hellesdon Road, Norwich with his parents, 65 year old Daniel and 46 year old Melissa, with four siblings, all born in Norwich. He took up as a photographer and married at Norwich in 1883 but on the death of his father in 1894 took over his tobacco business. In 1901 a 44 year old tobacco manufacturer, living at 181 Newmarket Road, Norwich with his 42 year old wife Florence and their three children and was still in the same position in 1911. Painter in oil and watercolour who was a member of the Woodpecker Club later Norwich Art Circle and exhibited regularly at their exhibitions and was also a member of the Ipswich Art Club 1923-1924, exhibiting in 1923 from Glenhurst, Eaton, Norwich an oil 'Rothesay Bay' and two watercolours 'Pilatus' and 'Cley Church'. He died at Norwich, Norfolk in 1936.