ABLITT, Edward

1809 - 1866

Edward Ablitt was born at Ipswich on 17 February and baptised at St Lawrence Church, Ipswich on 24 February 1809, son of Edward Ablitt (1779-1828) and his wife Elizabeth née Norris, who married at St Lawrence Church on 16 October 1803. An Ipswich Freeman and a founder member of the Ipswich Society of Professional & Amateur Artists in 1832, where he was probably tutored by Henry Davy [q.v.]. In 1851, an unmarried 42 year old 'fund holder & house proprietor', lodging at Carr Street, Ipswich, the home of 57 year old widower William Haxell, master dyer. He died at Ipswich in 1866, aged 57.