DENNY, Alexander

1841 - 1925

Born at Berners Street, Ipswich in 1841, son of Samuel Denny and his wife Eliza née Bright, who married at Saxmundham, Suffolk on 26 December 1829, wife Eliza was sister to Henry Bright [q.v.]. His father died at Ipswich in 1847 and in 1851 a 9 year old still living at Berners Street with his 49 year old mother, a widow, born at Saxmundhamand and his three siblings. In 1861, a linen draper’s apprentice working in a store in Leicester Square, London. He married at Ipswich in 1867, Emma Hicklenton and in 1871 a 29 year old wholesale draper living at London Street, Norwich with his 29 year old wife Emma, the home of his father-in-law, 74 year old William Hicklenton, a solicitor. By 1881 all three had moved to 7 Claremont Terrace, Grove Street, Heigham, Norwich, when Alexander was a woollen draper, with an addition of a 9 year old daughter Edith Emma. In 1891 a wholesale clothier at 31 Clarendon Road, Norwich with his wife and daughter and was retired at the same address by 1901. A member of the Ipswich Art Club 1900-1903 and exhibited a total of 22 works, working in pastel his titles included ‘Early Morning’, ‘Sunrise’, ‘Golden Evening’ and ‘Moonlight’. He was also a member of the Woodpecker Art Club, later the Norfolk & Norwich Art Circle in 1901 from Norwich. His wife died in 1909, aged 76 and Alexander was still at Clarendon Road, Norwich in 1911, with his only daughter Edith. He died at Norwich in 1925, aged 83.