LADBROOKE, Frederick

1810 - 1865

Born at 3 Surrey Street, Norwich on 26 November 1810 and baptised at St John Timberhill six days later, youngest son of artist Robert Ladbrooke (1768-1842) and his second wife Ann née Dorey, who married at St Andrews, Norwich on 27 September 1808. A step-brother to John Berney Ladbrooke [q.v.] and a member of the prolific Ladbrooke family of Norfolk artists with whom he probably trained as an painter. As Master Ladbrooke, he exhibited at the Norwich Society of Artist in 1825 'Sketch in Oil' and as a young man he moved to Bury St Edmund’s, Suffolk where he kept company with Edward Robert Smythe [q.v.] in his Bury period. In 1841, living on Angel Hill with his 28 year old wife Emma, née Westrup, and 7 year old daughter Louisa, who was baptised at Bury St Edmunds in 1832. Also living in the house were the Westrup family, probably Emma’s relations, and Frederick and family were at the same address on their own account ten years later. A rustic painter who exhibited four pictures at the Society of British Artists including ‘The Errand Boy’. In 1861 an ‘artist’, together with his 50 year old wife Emma, were lodging at 28 Angel Hill, Bury St Edmund’s, the home of Charlotte Westrup, a baker. Ladbroke was buried in Bury St Edmund’s cemetery on 12 October 1865, aged 52 [sic] and his wife followed on 26 February 1886, aged 78.

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