PIERPOINT, Walton Stanley

1876 - 1960

Born at 28 Victoria Street, Ipswich on 6 November 1876 and baptised at St Matthew's church, Ipswich on 2 September 1877, son of Charles Pierpoint (1837-1911), bootmaker, and his first wife Elizabeth née Brook, who married at Stowmarket, Suffolk in 1863. In 1881, a 4 year old living at 28 Victoria Street, Ipswich with his parents, 42 year old Charles, born Earl Stonham, Suffolk, and 42 year old Elizabeth, with two siblings, Elizabeth Alice 17 and Edward Charles 9. Admitted to St Matthew's Voluntary Controlled Primary School, Ipswich in 1885. As Betsy Elizabeth, his mother was buried in Ipswich Cemetery on 20 October 1888, aged 53 and Charles married secondly at Ipswich in early 1891 Sophia Biggs. In 1891 Walton was a 14 year old student living at Bramford Road, Ipswich with his father, 54 year old Charles, bootmaker & parish clerk, and his stepmother 55 year old Sophia, born Hornchurch, Essex. In 1901 a 24 year old draper in the shop of Allan Stewart and his family at 152 Norwich Road, Ipswich and in 1908 a commercial traveller living at Waterloo Road, Ipswich. He married at Sproughton, near Ipswich in 1905, Ethel Maud Goode and in 1911, a 34 year old travelling clothier living at 13 Fuschia Lane, Ipswich with his 34 year old wife Ethel and their two sons, Allan Stewart 4 and Harold Stanley 1. A member of the Ipswich Art Club 1897-1929 exhibiting in 1893 from Derby Road, Ipswich two oils 'Sunny Afternoon, Pin Mill' and 'Evening Glow, Pin Mill' and four watercolours 'Old Cottages by the Orwell', 'An Old Windmill', 'Morning Redgate Farm' and 'Summertime, Pond Hall' and in 1897 probably the same oil 'Sunny Afternoon at Pin Mill' and same watercolour 'Old Cottages by the Orwell' and did not exhibit again until 1923 but from 28 Reading Road, Ipswich on oil 'Summer's Evening. An Old Cottage at Bramford' and in 1924 'Harvest-time, near the Water Tower, Rushmere', in 1925 two oils The Old Mill, Woodbridge Road' 'On the Banks of the Orwell', in 1926 an oil 'Hazy-morn, Straw-barges on the Orwell' and in 1927 four oil paintings 'Levington Creek', 'Solitude', 'Summer Day by the River Bure' and 'Ipswich Doocks' in all he exhibited some sixteen works, mostly local landscapes and river scenes He died at St John's Road, Ipswich in 1960, aged 83.