LEIGHTON, George William

c.1868 - c.1956

Probably the George William Leighton born at Duffield, Yorkshire in 1868. Sometime before December 1892 he was of 132 Brecknock Road, St Pancras, London but other whereabouts before his marriage at Ipswich in 1894 to Kate Bird, have not been discovered, but in 1901, a 33 year old architect, born Ipswich[sic], living at Leopold Cottage, Orwell Road, Walton cum Felixstowe with his 40 year old wife Kate, born Ipswich and kept two indoor servants and had architect offices at 6 Princes Street later at 21 Museum Street, Ipswich. A member of Ipswich Fine Art Club 1895-1905 his subjects were all architectural designs for houses in Ipswich and Felixstowe exhibiting seven works 1895-1898 from Princes Street, Ipswich including 'Houses on the Eastwood Ho Estate, Felixstowe', 'Shops, Office &c. Felixstowe', New Billiard Room for W. H. Burroughs', 'New Chapel, Woodbridge Road, Ipswich' and his last in 1898 'Design for a new Presbyterian Church, Felixstowe' and 'Design for a new house at Felixstowe'. In 1911, a 42 year old architect and with his 51 year old wife Kate, were visitors at 53 Henley Road, Ipswich, the home of 81 year old widow Hannah Maria Bugg and her 49 year old daughter Anna Maria Bugg. He was still practicing in Ipswich in 1916 but by 1922 had moved away from Ipswich and is probably the George William Leighton who died in 1956, aged 88. His wife Kate died at Worthing, Sussex in 1947, aged 87.