1797 - 1871

Born at Drinkstone, Suffolk on 22 May 1797, son of Robert Barrell, a butcher, and his wife Mary Bissor. In 1841, a c40 year old butcher living at Drinkstone with his c60 widowed father Robert and in 1851 a 54 year old artist living at The Green, Drinkstone, the home of William Mortlock, shopkeeper, and his family. He seems to have fallen on hard times as in 1861, a pauper, artist & butcher at the same address but in 1871 an inmate of the Stow Union House, Onehouse, Stowmarket, Suffolk where he died later that year. I have found no art by Thomas Barrell.