GROSS, Charles

1813 - 1894

Baptised at St Helen's church, Ipswich on 24 November 1813, son of Charles Gross, solicitor, and his wife Maria née Lillinstone. A member of the Ipswich Society of Professional & Amateur Artists from 1834, where he was probably tutored by Henry Davy [q.v.] and in 1841 was living at Lower Brook Street, Ipswich. He married at Halifax, Yorkshire on 22 September 1843, 21 year old Elizabeth Ranson of Ipswich. In 1851 a 37 year old government surveyor & poor law auditor, living at South Street, Cambridge Terrace, Greenwich, Kent with his 29 year old wife Elizabeth and three children. In 1881 a widower and retired civil servant living at Kensington Villa, St Mildreds Road, St Lawrence, Thanet, Kent and he died at Lambeth, London in 1894, aged 80.