HAMMOND, Charles Eaton

1819 - 1912

Charles Eaton Hammond

Baptised at St Mary’s church, Newmarket, Suffolk on 15 December 1819, eldest of the eight children of Charles Hammond (1783-1837), bank proprietor, and his wife Ellen née Wilson (c.1800-1862), who married at Newmarket on 14 December 1818. He married on 1 July 1847, Emily Law Wilson (1828-1878), second daughter of Revd Plumpton Wilson (1800-1876), rector of Thorpe Arnold, Leicestershire. In 1861, a 41 year old banker living at Bank House, High Street, Newmarket with his 32 year old wife Emily, born Shepton Mallet and their two sons and two daughters including Emily Blanche [q.v.], a further daughter Margaretta Ruth [q.v.] was born in 1864, and they retained four indoor servants. His wife died on 19 July 1878, aged 50. A watercolour landscape artist and a member of Ipswich Fine Art Club 1884-1890, who exhibited in 1884 from Newmarket, Suffolk two watercolours 'In the City of York' and 'Burnham Beeches' and exhibiting a further seven works 1885-1889, including watercolours 'Near Hastings' and 'Bootham, York' (1885). He also wrote a volume of poems 'Some Verses by Charles Eaton Hammond' (1907). In 1905 Hammond's Bank was merged into Barclays. Charles died at Newmarket on 17 October 1912, aged 92. A sketchbook of about 24 watercolours ‘Christmas 1911’, depicting views at Cromer, Norfolk 1868-1871, was offered at auction in 2002 (unsold).

Children of Charles Eaton Hammond and Emily Law Wilson
Emily Blanche Hammond (1848–1930) [q.v.]
Ellen Agnes Hammond (1852–)
Charles Edward Hammond (1857–1933)
Henry Lewis Hammond (1859–)
Margaretta Ruth Hammond (1864–1895) [q.v.]