ALSTON , Edward Constable

1866 - 1939

Born at White Colne, Essex on 9 February and baptised at Colne Engaine on 17 July 1866, son of Daniel Constable Alston (1845-), a brewer, and his wife Sarah Ann née Watermouth (1842-1919), who married at Hackney, London in 1865. In 1871 was living with widowed grandmother Mary Ann Waterworth at Wingfield Hall, Suffolk and in 1881 with his grandmother at Clinton Road, Leatherhead, Surrey, with his sibling sisters Georgina Sarah and Mary Eva Katherine Alston, who was born at Wingfield. By 1891 had returned to live at Wingfield, when described as an artist, living with his 72 year old uncle Henry Waterworth, a farmer, with the two sibling sisters. He married at Christ Church, Turnham Green, Middlesex on 23 July 1909, Constance Ethel Waterworth and in 1911 a 45 year old 'artist and instructor at the Royal College of Art' living at 21 Ashburnham Grove, Chelsea, London with his wife Constance, who was born at Wingfield. For over 30 years instructor at the Royal College of Art in the School of Painting and an artist of keen sensibility, whose personal interests were always sacrificed to those of his students. He died in 1939, he had a son Albert E. Constable Alston, born in 1912.

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