BONNY, John

1874 - 1948

John Bonny

John Bonny was born at Rose Cottage, Murston, Milton, Kent on 24 April 1874, eighth child of Henry Bonny, a publican, and his wife Eliza née Hedgecock (1833-1874), who married at St Michael Sittingbourne, Kent on 30 July 1855, his mother was buried at Murston on 8 May 1874, shortly after John's birth. In 1881, a 6 year old living at 43 Camden Road, St Pancras, London with his 48 year old widowed father Henry, with three sibling brothers, Harry 12, James S. 10 and Reginald 8, all born at Murston. He left school at the age of 14, starting his working career as a grocer's assistant taking up painting as a hobby and in 1891 was a grocer's assistant living with his brother Harry, a land surveror's assistant, at Brighton Road, Hornsey, Edmonton, Middlesex. He decided to become a professional painter and is mostly known for his landscape paintings of Tottenhamd in London and in 1911 was a 36 year old artist painter boarding at 30 Wellington Road, Hackney, London, also boarding with him was 60 year old George Rye Bonny, his cousin. He married at Newbury, Berkshire in 1919, Florence Elizabeth Balderston (15 April 1877-1929) and they lived at Tottenham, London. In 1939 a widowere and a landscape painter living at 'Rosetta', Cotton, Suffolk. He died in 1948 and buried in Cotton churchyard.




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