BALDRY, George William

1834 - 1929

Baptised at Norwich, Norfolk on 3 August 1834, son of William Baldry, land surveyor, and his wife Elizabeth née Neave, who married at Heigham, Norwich on 27 September 1824. In 1851 George was a 16 year old land surveyor, living at Yarmouth Bridge Yard, Red Lion Street, Norwich with his parents, 50 year old William and 45 year old Elizabeth, with five siblings. He married at Downham, Norfolk in 1858, Mary Marshall, after which he became a portrait painter and, together with his wife, moved around the country. In 1864 an artist of 62 Victoria Street, Ipswich and in 1871 a 36 year old artist/portrait painter, living at 10 Margaret Street, Brighton, Sussex with his 35 year old wife Mary, with seven children, Edith 11, born Norwich, William 10, born Brixton, Grace 6, born Norwich, Harry 5, born Ipswich, Emma 4, born Hastings, Percy 2, born Newcastle on Tyne and Ida 1, born Brighton. They had several more children born at Wood Green, London, Margate, Kent and Great Yarmouth, Norfolk and in 1891 was living at 11 Goldhurst Crescent, Hampstead, by which time his 25 year old daughter Grace was an artist figure painter. Ten years later George was living at 4 Headland View, Hornsea-with-Burton, Skirlaugh, Yorkshire. He painted ‘Lady Rose and Lady Violet Neville dressed for skating on the lake at Edridge Park, Sussex’ c.1882 and exhibited at Colnaghi in June 1986, the erstwhile twin daughters of William, 1st Marquess of Abergavenny. His wife died at East Preston, Sussex in 1917, aged 80 and William in 1929, aged 95.




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